People of the Land John Stevenson 2015 Maps

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People of the Land © John Stevenson, 2015 Maps by David P. Barrett, used

People of the Land © John Stevenson, 2015 Maps by David P. Barrett, used by permission

Dr. John Stevenson http: //John. Stevenson. net John. Stevenson@Bellsouth. net

Dr. John Stevenson http: //John. Stevenson. net John. [email protected] net

Land Bridge Mesopotamia DESERT Egypt

Land Bridge Mesopotamia DESERT Egypt

! Nuzi Mesopotamia Egypt • • • Levirate Marriage laws Wives and sisters Household

! Nuzi Mesopotamia Egypt • • • Levirate Marriage laws Wives and sisters Household gods

! Nuzi Mesopotamia Egypt

! Nuzi Mesopotamia Egypt

 • The Coastal Plain • Central Mountain Range • Jordan Rift Valley

• The Coastal Plain • Central Mountain Range • Jordan Rift Valley

 • The Coastal Plain • Central Mountain Range • Jordan Rift Valley

• The Coastal Plain • Central Mountain Range • Jordan Rift Valley

 • The Coastal Plain • Central Mountain Range • Jordan Rift Valley

• The Coastal Plain • Central Mountain Range • Jordan Rift Valley

 • The Coastal Plain • Central Mountain Range • Jordan Rift Valley •

• The Coastal Plain • Central Mountain Range • Jordan Rift Valley • Trans Jordan

 • The King’s Highway • The Way of the Sea (the Way of

• The King’s Highway • The Way of the Sea (the Way of the Philistines) Megiddo Jericho

Winter Early Rains Fall Latter Rains Spring January Summer

Winter Early Rains Fall Latter Rains Spring January Summer

English Month Latin Month Meaning September Septem “Seven” October Octo “Eight” November Novem “Nine”

English Month Latin Month Meaning September Septem “Seven” October Octo “Eight” November Novem “Nine” December Decem “Ten”

Religious Calendar Civil Calendar Year begins in the Spring Year begins in the Fall

Religious Calendar Civil Calendar Year begins in the Spring Year begins in the Fall

Leviticus 23: 1 -2 The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to

Leviticus 23: 1 -2 The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The LORD'S appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations-My appointed times are these: ’”

Leviticus 23: 3 For six days work may be done, but on the seventh

Leviticus 23: 3 For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings. t. B'v; Shabbath !At. B'v; Shabbathon

Passover Deliverance from Egypt Unleavened Spring Bread Feasts Removal of impurities of old life

Passover Deliverance from Egypt Unleavened Spring Bread Feasts Removal of impurities of old life Pentecost Promise of new life to come Holy Spirit (giving of the Covenant) Trumpets New Civil Year First Fruits Atonement Booths Fall Atonement for the Nation Feasts God dwelling with His people

1 2 3 4 5 6 Nisan/Abib March-April Rain Passover Iyyar April-May Sivan May-June

1 2 3 4 5 6 Nisan/Abib March-April Rain Passover Iyyar April-May Sivan May-June Pentecost Tammuz June-July Dry Ab July-Aug. Season Fall of Temple Elul Aug-Sept. 7 Tishri Sept-Oct. Kippur/Booths 8 Marchesvan Oct-Nov. 9 Kislev Nov-Dec. Chanukah Rainy 10 Tebet Dec-Jan. Season 11 Shebat Jan-Feb. 12 Adar Feb-March Purim

Western Thinking Eastern Thinking Individualism Collectivism Time Oriented Timeliness Oriented Rules Relationship Right /

Western Thinking Eastern Thinking Individualism Collectivism Time Oriented Timeliness Oriented Rules Relationship Right / Wrong Honor / Shame

Blessing Father Strong Free King Power Son Kingdom Holy Weak Right hand Left hand

Blessing Father Strong Free King Power Son Kingdom Holy Weak Right hand Left hand Gentile Defiled Crucified Sick Cursing Home Pleased Fruitful Unclean Barren Naked Heir Humiliation Slave Childless Impure

Western Thinking Eastern Thinking Expresses truth in propositional terms Expresses truth in concrete terms

Western Thinking Eastern Thinking Expresses truth in propositional terms Expresses truth in concrete terms What is God?

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18: 2). What is God?

The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.

The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand. 6 The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. (Psalm 121: 5 -6).

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want (Psalm 23: 1).

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want (Psalm 23: 1).

He leads me beside quiet waters (Psalm 23: 2).

He leads me beside quiet waters (Psalm 23: 2).

Western Thinking Eastern Thinking Expresses truth in propositional terms Expresses truth in concrete terms

Western Thinking Eastern Thinking Expresses truth in propositional terms Expresses truth in concrete terms Expresses truth in absolute categories Expresses truth in generalities

But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a

But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet (1 Timothy 2: 12). Woman praying & prophesying (1 Corinthians 11). Old Testament examples of Deborah & Huldah

And He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits

And He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; 12 and if she herself divorces her husband marries another man, she is committing adultery. ” (Mark 10: 11 -12). Matthew 9: 9 gives the exception of the innocent party

“Audacity”

“Audacity”

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And behold, a Canaanite woman came out from that region, and began to cry

And behold, a Canaanite woman came out from that region, and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demonpossessed. ” (Matthew 15: 22).

But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came to Him

But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came to Him and kept asking Him, saying, “Send her away, for she is shouting out after us. ” (Matthew 15: 23).

But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of

But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. ” 25 But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” 26 And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs. ” (Matthew 15: 24 -26).

But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which

But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. ” 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; be it done for you as you wish. ” And her daughter was healed at once (Matthew 15: 27 -28).