Posts Tagged ‘ Israel ’

244–246: Genesis, Part 6—Isaac, Rebekah, Esau, and the Transformation of Jacob

July 29, 2014
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244–246: Genesis, Part 6—Isaac, Rebekah, Esau, and the Transformation of Jacob

In this episode, the Mormon Matters “Genesis Team”—David Bokovoy, Tom Roberts, and Brian Hauglid—join host Dan Wotherspoon for a discussion of Genesis 24–33, which focus on the God-ordained meeting and marriage of Isaac and Rebekah, and the tales of their twin sons, Esau and Jacob—many of which focus on trickery and deception in order to fulfill Yahweh’s plans to continue the purity of the bloodline and the pass along the blessings of the Abrahamic covenant. It also looks closely at Jacob and his journey from being somewhat of a “Mama’s boy” to a full-fledged prophet-hero—to a great extent aided by his…

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A Plea To Mormons: Walk A Mile In Palestinian Shoes

February 13, 2010
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A Plea To Mormons: Walk A Mile In Palestinian Shoes

Guest Post by Non-Arab Arab BiV’s recent post “Sod, Seed, Salvation: Abrahamic Covenant and the Claim to Palestine” brought me out of my normal lurking.  Modern Palestine and what I firmly believe to be the erroneous interpretation most members of the church have regarding events there always riles me up.  Usually I do the smart thing and bite my lip, but every once in a while I choose to enter the fray in full combat mode.  As I’ve found on most issues of debate, it doesn’t really matter how right I think I am the noise of the argument rarely…

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Sod, Seed, Salvation: Abrahamic Covenant and the Claim to Palestine

February 10, 2010
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Sod, Seed, Salvation: Abrahamic Covenant and the Claim to Palestine

OT SS Lesson #7 Sod, seed, and salvation — it’s how I like to describe the Abrahamic Covenant. There were three promises in the covenant. The first was a land promise, where the Lord gave Abraham and his descendants the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession. The second was the promise of a great and numerous posterity. And the third was the blessing of the everlasting Gospel: the priesthood and the promise of exaltation, to come to the world through Abraham’s lineage. (see Genesis 17)  But just look at how often the covenant was renewed!

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Virtual RS/PH #15: Establishing the Cause of Zion

August 10, 2008
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Virtual RS/PH #15:  Establishing the Cause of Zion

Okay, last week I said the death lesson was going to be tough.  Frankly, I think a Zion lesson is no picnic either.  I’m looking ahead though, and there are some better ones on the horizon, so hang in there, teachers!

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