Leviticus

Ruth 2

This post follows the Bible reading plan available at oaktreechurch.com/soap. You can read all my New Testament notes in my book New Testament: Chapter by Chapter. Chapter two opens with the introduction of a new character, Boaz. He was a relative of Elimelech’s, a “wealthy, prominent man” (Ruth 2:1). Verse two continues the narrative left …

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Judges 11

This post follows the Bible reading plan available at oaktreechurch.com/soap. Chapter eleven tells the story of Jephthah and his battle against the Ammonites (beginning in Judges 10:17). Like Abimelech, Jephthah’s mother was a prostitute, so he did not have a good relationship with his brothers from his father’s wife (Judges 11:1-3). They kicked him out …

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Acts 2

Chapter two records the event that has set the tone for the past 2,000 years of human history. The apostles waited for ten days in Jerusalem for the baptism of the Holy Spirit that Jesus promised, until the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-3). While the Twelve were celebrating the Feast of Weeks together (Leviticus 23:15-22), …

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