Book Recommendation: Medical Miracles

Back in September I linked to an article by an atheist doctor, Jacalyn Duffin, who confirmed a healing deemed miraculous by the Vatican. In the article she says she investigated over 1,400 miracle investigations by the Roman Catholic Church conducted between 1588 and 1999. For Christmas I received her Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing…

Commentary on Numbers 6:22-27

Notes (NET Translation) 22 The LORD spoke to Moses: 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is the way you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: The priests blessed the people on any number of occasions (e.g., Lev 9:22-23; 2 Chr 30:27). This priestly blessing is used in Jewish and Christian worship to…

Commentary on Numbers 6:1-21

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses: 2 “Speak to the Israelites, and tell them, ‘When either a man or a woman takes a special vow, to take a vow as a Nazirite, to separate himself to the LORD, 3 he must separate himself from wine and strong drink, he must drink…

Commentary on Numbers 5:11-31

Notes (NET Translation) 11 The LORD spoke to Moses: 12 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‘If any man’s wife goes astray and behaves unfaithfully toward him, 13 and a man has sexual relations with her without her husband knowing it, and it is hidden that she has defiled herself, since there was no…

Commentary on Numbers 5:5-10

Notes (NET Translation) 5 Then the LORD spoke to Moses: 6 “Tell the Israelites, ‘When a man or a woman commits any sin that people commit, thereby breaking faith with the LORD, and that person is found guilty, 7 then he must confess his sin that he has committed and must make full reparation, add…

Commentary on Numbers 5:1-4

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses: The laws in chapters 5 and 6 are intended to prevent the camp from becoming ritually impure. Uncleanness is a most important concept in the Old Testament. Leviticus 11–15 are devoted to expounding its meaning, but it is hard for secularized Western man to grasp.…

Commentary on Numbers 4

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron: 2 “Take a census of the Kohathites from among the Levites, by their families and by their clans, 3 from thirty years old and upward to fifty years old, all who enter the company to do the work in the tent of meeting.…