Tag Archives: Bethel

2.02 Power Couple Baal and Asherah

Today we wrap up chapters one and two of Judges. We learn about some characters we will see a lot of later including Baal and Asherah. We also learn about El and Elohim.

We see how successful the Israelites were in driving out the Canaanites (not very) and we see how faithful they were to the LORD (not very). Chapter two gives us a little intro into the rest of Judges, which we’ll plunge into with the next episode, picking up at chapter three.

Thanks for listening. Have a great holiday if you celebrate one. If you don’t, have a great holiday as well. Until next time, be strong and courageous. Have I not commanded you?

November 23, 2017
Clinton, MO

1.10 The Ruins of Ai (which means the ruins)

Today the Israelites recover from their devastating defeat and loss of 36 men at Ai. They purged the sinner Achan and now they were ready to march up and finally take the settlement. Did they get more than they bargained for? Did Ai have an ally? We’ll see the strategy Joshua employs and we’ll even bring Bethel into our story. We’ll also look at the possibility that archeology has misidentified the ancient site of Ai.

Today’s chapter, chapter 8, closes with a ceremony where certain blessings and curses are pronounced. There’s even an old fashioned bar-b-q. Thanks for listening.

Ken Lanning
October 3, 2015
14:02
Clinton, MO