Third Plague: Gnats (Exodus 8:12-15)

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Third Plague: Gnats (Exodus 8:12-15)

The third plague brought the gnats from the dust of the ground. Immediately they started to bite people and cattle around the whole of Egypt. The mages also attempted to replicate this wonder, but they were not successful.

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Second Plague: Frogs (Exodus 8:1-11)

The second plague allowed the frogs to come out from the waters. There were so many of them that they flooded the whole of Egypt. Pharaoh promised Aron and Moses that if they pray to Yahweh to put away the frogs, he will free the people of Israel. The mages were also still able to replicate...

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The Prayer in the Gethsemane Garden (Matthew 26:36-46)

Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane is one of the most painfull prayer in the whole New Testament. This is a very difficult time in the ministry of Jesus. He is struggling in the final moments to take the final sacrificial step in his incarnation.

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First Plague: Turning water to blood (Exodus 7:14-29)

The first plague affects the water of the river Nile. The water is turned into blood which kills every living fish and produces an unpleasant smell. This makes the water undrinkable. Additionally, the effect of this plague is spread on every water wherever it is contained. The mages were able to...

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Judge Jair (Judges 10:3–5)

The name of judge Jair (יָאִיר) means "he enlightens." He was a man from Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh, east of the River Jordan, who judged Israel for 22 years. The passage mentioning this judge is only of three verses long and describes general whereabouts, years of reign and sons of Jair.

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The Plot Against Jesus (Matthew 26:1-5)

This is the last time when Jesus predicts his hand over to the authorities to be crucified. The prediction is paralleled with the look on the authorities taking the decision to do that.

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Judge Tola (Judges 10:1-2)

Tola judged Israel for 23 years after the death of Abimelech. He lived and was also buried at Shamir in Mount Ephraim.

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Jotham's Parable (Judges 9:7-21)

There are not many parables in the OT as we can find in the NT. The parable is a critique on the aftermath of the narrative about Gidon. The metaphorical picture it conveys is from the realm of trees evaluating certain qualities of them.

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Believers Had Everything in Common (Acts 4:32-37)

This brief comment, on the way how the believers shared their possessions, pictures the social order in the early Christian community. This order is no doubt influenced by the fervent expectation of the coming of the kingdom of God. 

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Reverence of the marriage (Hebrews 13:4)

This is a brief yet powerful verse that addresses the sanctity of marriage and the importance of sexual purity within the Christian community. The theological message of Hebrews 13:4 underscores the value of marriage as a sacred institution and the need for believers to honor it by maintaining...

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I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever (Psalm 89)

The Psalm looks to the Lord as a creator. The scientific question of how creation took place goes away, and the main theme is the nature of the Lord, which reveals in creation. King David and his descendants are also a significant theme in the text. They are the object of the Lord's grace....

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