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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Numbers 1 and 2 – Analysis of the text

4And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers. 5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur. 6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 7Of Judah; Nahshon…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Numbers 1 and 2 – Analysis of the text

Numbers 1,1 And the Lord spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the…

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From a God of the War to a God that saves Israel

The central episode that brought about a drastic change in the idea of ​​God was the destruction of Jerusalem (587 BC). This catastrophe determined a new development within the deuteronomist circles, which modified the texts written at the time of Josiah, one of the last kings of Judah. For example,…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Numbers 1 and 2 – Introduction

The first two chapters of the book of Numbers have been written on the basis of the norms on the building of the sanctuary in the desert and the sacred furnishings (Ex 25-31), the execution of the works (Exodus 35-40) and the rules for the sacrifices of the priests (Leviticus).…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Exodus 14 – The Final text and its meaning for our Life

After having examined the composition of the text – i.e. after having recognized that in Exodus 14 there are two texts and that these stories belong to different thematic and theological horizons – we will now identify the work of who put together these two stories producing the story that…

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