In John 5, Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath. This causes a controversy between Jesus and the Pharisees who had an extremely restrictive view of activities which were allowed on the Sabbath. In John […]
Israel defeats the Ammonites In 1 Samuel 11, the Israelites face their first major military test under their new king, Saul. He has found out that the Ammonites have besieged the city of Jabesh-Gilead and […]
In 1 Samuel 11, Israel is on the verge of war against the Ammonites, a surrounding enemy. At the beginning of the passage, the Ammonite king – Nahash – has the Israelite city of Jabesh-Gilead […]
After spending a year at Mt. Sinai, the Israelites head back into the desert in Numbers 11.