Tag Archives: Deuteronomy 16

our Asherahs and standing stones

our Asherahs and standing stones Deuteronomy 16:21-22 (JDV) Deuteronomy 16:21 “Do not set up an Asherah of any kind of wood next to the altar you will build for Yahveh your God, Deuteronomy 16:22 and do not set up a … Continue reading

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doggedly pursue justice

  doggedly pursue justice Deuteronomy 16:18 “Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns Yahveh your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with ethical judgment. Deuteronomy 16:19 Do not deny justice or show … Continue reading

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three festivals

three festivals Deuteronomy 16:16-17 (JDV) Deuteronomy 16:16 “All your males are to appear three times a year before Yahveh your God in the place he chooses: at the Festival of Matzah, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Huts. … Continue reading

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stretch limbo

stretch limbo Deuteronomy 16:12-15 Deuteronomy 16:12 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt; carefully watch these prescriptions. Deuteronomy 16:13 “You are to celebrate the Festival of Huts1 for seven days when you have gathered in everything from your threshing floor … Continue reading

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extending the family

  extending the family Deuteronomy 16:8-11 (JDV) Deuteronomy 16:8 Eat matzah for six days. On the seventh day there is to be a solemn assembly to Yahveh your God; do not do any work. Deuteronomy 16:9 “You are to count … Continue reading

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no new places

  no new places Deuteronomy 16:5-7 Deuteronomy 16:5 You are not to sacrifice the Passover animal in any of the towns Yahveh your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 16:6 Sacrifice the Passover animal only at the place where Yahveh your … Continue reading

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Egyptian sand

  Egyptian sand Deuteronomy 16:1-4 (JDV) Deuteronomy 16:1 “Set aside the month of Avib and watch the Passover to Yahveh your God, because Yahveh your God brought you out of Egypt by night in the month of Avib. Deuteronomy 16:2 … Continue reading

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in retrospect: lex rex

Deuteronomy 16:18-17:20 In this bold new society that the LORD is setting up through Moses, things will not be done the old way.  The old way was that you got what you wanted by bribery and the powerful were the … Continue reading

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in retrospect: remembering

Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 The feasts were designed to be a constant reminder of what the LORD had done and is doing for his people.  God wanted his children to remember and rejoice because he was and is among them. LORD, build … Continue reading

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