Monthly Archives: February 2011

Notes: Joshua 1-4

Joshua 1-4 Bible Narrative Project Readings to discuss: Conquest of Canaan Did God Command Genocide in the Old Testament? Chapter one. It’s go time. Be strong and courageous. The two and half tribes are reminded of their obligation to help … Continue reading

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Notes: Deuteronomy 32-34, Psalm 91

Deuteronomy 32-34, Psalm 91 Bible Narrative Project The song of Moses, God telling Moses how he would soon die, the blessing (final words) of Moses (compare with Jacob’s blessings on his sons in Gen 49), and the death of Moses. Like … Continue reading

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Notes: Deuteronomy 30-31

Deuteronomy 30-31 Bible Narrative Project The continued very long goodbye of a very great man. He prophecies restoration, he urges them to choose life, he gives further counsel, he prophecies that Israel will fall away, and writes a song about … Continue reading

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Notes: Deuteronomy 28-29

Deuteronomy 28-29 Bible Narrative Project Blessings opposite the cursings of the previous chapter, followed by still more warnings of (downright horrible) consequences if they go their own way. Also, the covenant in Moab.

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Notes: Deuteronomy 25:17-ch27

Deuteronomy 25:17-ch27 Bible Narrative Project Amalek is in for it, the offering of the first fruits is set up, and 12 curses are proclaimed from Mount Ebal. Next up…blessings opposite from the curses.

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Hume’s is-ought, Plato’s true-justified, Euthyphro’s dilemma and Gettier’s problem

Hume‘s is-ought (fact-value) distinction is the same as Plato‘s true-justified distinction.  When is/true/fact and ought/justified/value are not kept distinct, the Euthyphro dilemma as applied to epistemology ensues:  Are we justified in believing (ought we believe) merely because our belief is true (can truth justify … Continue reading

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Notes: Deuteronomy 11

Deuteronomy 11 Bible Narrative Project A preview of how awesome the land is that they will be entering, how awesome things will be for them if they stay under the Lord’s wing, and how not awesome they will be if … Continue reading

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Notes: Deuteronomy 8-10

Deuteronomy 8-10 Bible Narrative Project Moses reminds Israel how God helped them, how they provoked him but he loved them anyway and they are to do the same.

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Notes: Deuteronomy 5-7

Deuteronomy 5-7 Bible Narrative Project What would you tell your children if they had to go on through the rest of your life without you? That is what Moses is doing here. He is repeating the 10 Commandments, he is … Continue reading

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Notes: Deuteronomy 3-4

Deuteronomy 3-4 Bible Narrative Project The history review is caught up to the then-present and Israel is urged to obey the God who brought them out of Egypt. “But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you … Continue reading

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