In today’s reading of Joshua 21 listing the Cities of the Levites, I noticed in 21:21 that God gave Shechem to be a city of refuge from the slayer to the Levites. Although we have not yet read about Dinah’s incident in Genesis 34, the connection to Joshua 21 will become more apparent, so remember that this particular city was assigned to the Levites. Hint. Levi was involved in an event which involved circumcision, a ritual which was only to be carried out by priests.
The other verses of note in Joshua are 21:43-45 which speak to the fulfillment of God’s promise to Israel.
Again because there are many place names and tribal names which are difficult to pronounce we listen to Alexander Scourby and “repeat after me” so to speak. You’ll begin to become more familiar as we proceed with these names. Don’t skip this practice. Do you like when a person mispronounces your name?
October 13, 2021
Note: I have not had time to listen to this particular Torah class all the way through. So if anyone does, your input would be appreciated. We are on this journey together. Please post your comments here on WordPress. If you have found a better lesson or sermon, YouTube elsewhere, please let us know.
We have included the two chapters as read by Alexander Scourby on Joshua 19 and 20 for your convenience.
Joshua 19. Inheritance of the tribes of Israel revealed by lot.
Joshua 20. Cities of Refuge.
October 13, 2021
Approximate listening length 6 minutes which will cover two days of Genesis. Genesis 10 lists the nations descended from Noah. Chapter 11 Tower of Babel and the genealogy of Shem, leading to Serug, Nahor, Terah the father of Abram (who will later be renamed Abraham).
Lots of names and places. So to Alexander Scourby we go. Don’t skip it now. Read the names which will assist you in proper pronunciation. Got it? Remember every word is inspired by God, every jot and tittle. 2 Timothy 3:16 and profitable.
What amazed me as I read the names along with Scourby, was how God is so concerned with individuals and families. He knows us by name. Takes away our excuse when we meet our neighbor, “Oh, I’m bad with names.” You know, it’s just an excuse for lazy thinking. I was amazed by my old Ski racing Coach Robin Morning who remembered everyone’s name. She was on the US Olympic Ski Team.
And I am still amazed at my bride Elizabeth’s ability to do so as well! I am still working on my lazy nature!! What was his name? Immediately she will tell me.Lol. Happy listening. Listening to Scourby will definitely improve your English as well. Okay, to the Word!