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  • Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time teaches about Moses, Pharaoh & Pharisee
    Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time teaches about Moses, Pharaoh & Pharisee
    In this Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time we read of Jesus, and St. Peter, walking on the water. In the process we learn a lesson about leadership. Many scholars debate whether St. Matthew had a copy of Torah in Hebrew or Greek. Some passages St....
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    Pharaohs and False Prophets
    “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed...
  • The onion was held in high regard by ancient Egyptians during the time of the Pharaohs.
    The Onion's Role in Ancient Egypt
    INTRODUCTIONHistorians purport that during the hunter-gatherer days of prehistory, edible root vegetables, such as onions and turnips, were gathered as food because they were protected by the soil even during the lean months. These root vegetables...
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    The Book of Jasher, a deeper understanding of Bible stories
    There are several history books mentioned in the bible, but of the thirteen mentioned Jasher is the only book that has survived till this day. The Book of Jasher gives insights to Bible stories, such as Abraham, how Pharaohs came to be, the angels...
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils "Green Giant" for new Egyptian exhibit
    Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils "Green Giant" for new Egyptian exhibit
    Anticipation and excitement is building at The Houston Museum of Natural Science’s for their upcoming Hall of Ancient Egypt, which opens on May 24.The “Green Giant” sarcophagus of Gemshuankh, a priest of the god, Hersihef dated...
  • John Piper says God can use introverts
    John Piper says God can use introverts
    Incredibly successful pastor John Piper said today he went into the ministry despite being an introvert more than 33 years ago, according to an article in the Christian Post today, Sunday, May 11. Piper, who is taking a leave of absence for a year...
  • Dear God, Please Stop -- People Are Watching!
    Dear God, Please Stop -- People Are Watching!
    Suffering an acute crisis of identity, feeling dejected because his newly found Hebrew brothers and sisters want little to do with him, and with a murder charge hanging over his head, the prophet Moses went on the lam for 40 years, during which...
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    Ancient message has modern application
    Let my people go…, (Exodus 7:16 ).Today’s text is a message from God, delivered to the Pharaoh of Egypt by Moses, probably through the words of his brother Aaron. The children of Israel had spent four centuries in slavery. The seventy...
  • Finding Moses in a Basket
    The baby in the basket
    Pharaoh feared that since there were so many Hebrews, they would attack Egypt. Therefore, he made a decree to kill all the Hebrew boys to keep the nation from continuing to multiply at such a rapid pace. Moses was born to a Levite couple, Amram...
  • Rabbi Nachman Kahana, spiritual leader of Chazon Yechezkel Young Israel synagogue in Old City Jerusalem, Israel
    Pharaoh, Moses and the Biblical basis for Jewish ownership of the Land of Israel
    The new weekly message from Rabbi Nachman Kahana discusses, among other things, how the way that Moses ("Moshe" in Hebrew) was speaking to Pharaoh ("Paro" in Hebrew) in God’s name is what made Pharaoh obstinate to the...
  • Exodus reading for Jan. 16-17: Pharaoh will go Quarterflash and harden his heart
    Exodus reading for Jan. 16-17: Pharaoh will go Quarterflash and harden his heart
    Posted Monday, January 16, 2012, 3:33 PMAfter a brief respite from heavy-duty Torah readings yesterday (when the reading was pretty much concerned exclusively with genealogy) today’s reading, Exodus 6:29-7:7, goes back to intense mode. The...
  • Do your negative thoughts enslave you?
    The worst pharaoh of them all
    Each year during the Passover holiday Jews tell the story of how the Pharaoh in Egypt enslaved the Israelites. Sometimes we talk about what modern day pharaohs exist in the world. I, however, think most of us live with personal pharaohs every day...
  • Do your negative thoughts enslave you?
    The worst pharaoh of them all–our negative thoughts
    Each year during the Passover holiday Jews tell the story of how the Pharaoh in Egypt enslaved the Israelites. Some Christians also hold Passover seders in their churches. An important aspect of the seder involves talking about what modern day...
  • Moses and the Burning Bush
    Are You Moses? A Narrative for Moving Forward
    As a pastor as well as an activist, it’s likely no surprise that I find strength and direction in scripture. Some readers may not share my faith-based orientation, and others may even find religion repugnant. Indeed, I find plenty of...