Ki Tetze – Deut. 21:10-25:19

A Public Hanging

Deuteronomy 21:22-23 There can be no doubt that a public hanging draws a crowd. In the old Wild West, the whole town came out to watch. There is just something about the shock and all about it all that causes us to turn our heads in that direction. This is exactly why the news is constantly trying to […]

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

We’ve all heard this saying many times over the years. As children we touted it to our siblings time and again. Unfortunately, as adults, it sometimes seems as though we still believe the adage because of the way we live our lives. In this short article we’re going to unravel that saying and find out […]

Stoning Our Children?

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 As a bible teacher, I have had countless people ask about the commandment in the Torah that seems to say that when our children become rebellious, we are to stone them. Many times this scripture is used to “prove” that we don’t have to keep God’s instructions anymore. But just like all the […]

Female Captives

TAKE IT SLOW! Of all the laws that are in the Torah, this has got to be one of the strangest while at the same time being one of the most ingenious. Our heavenly Father knows how we think and He’s a Master at cutting us off at the pass. This is the beginning of […]

First Born Inheritance With Two Wives?

DEUTERONOMY 21:15-17 This week’s parsha seems to be filled with several very strange laws. Many will read quickly through this passage and move on, feeling they cannot relate to this law due to the fact that they do not have two wives. But just like all the scriptures, there is always more than meets the […]

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