Month: February 2016

Joshua: Moses’ Mixed Race Successor That Conquered Canaan

Joshua: Moses’ Mixed Race Successor That Conquered Canaan

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] Joshua was foundational in establishing the kingdom of Israel after the death of Moses. He led the invasion into Canaan, slayed giants, and helped Israel take the land for a possession. However, many people, including myself at one time, know every little about his background. Many of us pick up the Joshua story from his report back to Moses, along with the eleven other spies. "And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search…
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Kedar: The “Dark Skinned” Grandson of Abraham

Kedar: The “Dark Skinned” Grandson of Abraham

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] Kedar was Abraham's grandson, and the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13). He also founded a city that is mentioned quite a few times in scripture. Twelve times to be exact. It is not a major focal point of the Bible, but we do learn some pretty interesting things about the city. They lived in black tents (Psalms 120:5 and Song of Solomon 1:5). The were archers like Ishmael (Isaiah 21:17). They were ruled by princes (Ezekiel 27:21). Its alluded to above, but I feel like it's important to point out that the descendants…
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