Exodus 4:24-26 – a difficult passage

I was doing my “read through the Bible in a year” reading in the Dr’s office earlier today (turns out I have bronchitis and not the flu). I ended up reading two days’ worth of chapters, which included God calling Moses going to great lengths to persuade Moses that He would enable him to do the job He was calling him to do (chapters 3 and 4). Immediately after the narrative finally has Moses starting off in the direction of Egypt, we encounter these verses:

Ex 4:24 At a lodging place on the way(Y) the LORD met him and(Z) sought to put him to death. 25 Then(AA) Zipporah took a(AB) flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’[c] feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” 26 So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision. (ESV)

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More tips on scripture memory!

My About page has developed a thread on Scripture memory techniques which I’d like to move off of that page and into the main blog – but rather than manually moving the existing portion of the discussion from the About page, I’ll just point to it from here (and to here from there), and any future discussion can continue here.

Here’s a summary of the discussion so far: reader Viola, who discovered my blog because of a comment I wrote over on Neal Whitman’s blog, Literal-Minded, read my post on my new Scripture memory technique, and said ‘hello’ over on my About page. We got into a discussion about some of the things which were being discussed over in the thread on Neal’s blog (music therapy, autism, Oliver Sacks, etc.), as well as Scripture memory. Viola’s latest comment covers a number of useful tips that she compiled as a result of years of Bible Quiz competition when she was growing up. The rest of this post is a response to her latest comment. Continue reading

My latest find…

I just came across a Bible study site which I’ve never seen before: P-R-E-C-E-P-T A-U-S-T-I-N (no, I don’t know what’s up with the caps or the hyphens). It’s a bit low on presentation style, but it more than makes up for that in what is available. Look up a verse, and you’ll get: a huge listing of commentaries, many of which I haven’t seen online before (Vincent, F B Myer, Robertson, etc.); links to Spurgeon’s, Piper’s, and MacArthur’s sermons (among others) which reference the verse; links to language tools; etc. I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface.