Acts of the Apostles 7

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Categories Acts of the Apostles, Apostolic Writings, Media | Tags: | Posted on January 7, 2011

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  1. by Tracy Jackson

    On October 17, 2014

    Thank you so much for your teaching….what a blessing!

    I wanted to bring to your attention a detail you MIGHT already know by now since it was recorded a while ago….But just incase….:)

    During this teaching when you get vs. 16 (of Acts 7)…in explaining Stephen apparent “mess-up,”
    You go on to say the you “think” that Abraham bought the land the 12 brothers are buried in Sh’khem.

    D. Thomas Lancaster teaches in the Torah Club volume 6 on the Book of Acts that- Either Luke truncated the story of what Stephen said…mixing up the two stories or it was a scribal mistake.
    It was Jacob who bought that land, and we can see that in Gen. 33:19 and the 12 brothers are buried there. Abraham bought the field/cave at Macpelah in Gen. 23:16 (where all three fathers and three mothers are buried). And makes the point that David bought the Temple Mount/Jerusalem in I Chron. 21:25 and that all three of these line up in a straight row. 🙂

    Blessings In HIm- Tracy

  2. by L. Grant Luton

    On October 19, 2014

    Tracy, Thank you for the email and the fascinating insight. I had never noticed that Machpelah, the Temple Mount and Shechem created a straight line! But I am curious about the 12 brothers all being buried in Shechem. How do we know this? Shalom, Grant L.

  3. by Tracy Jackson

    On November 6, 2014

    I’m not sure about how or if, we know for sure that all 12 are buried there? have to look into it some more. So FUN!

  4. by Jane Davidson

    On November 10, 2014

    Perhaps we CAN say that Shechem was the burial place of the OTHER BROTHERS of Joseph: “And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.” (Acts 7:16 ) The phrase “THIER BODIES were removed” may refer to Joseph AND his brothers. Stiven (Stephen), also may have purposely emphasized Shechem in Samaria as the burial place of the twelve sons of Israel to provoke the Jews.

    We have the uniform consent of the Jewish writers that all the patriarchs were brought out of Egypt, and buried in Canaan, but none, except Stiven (Stephen), mentions their being buried in Sychem. As Sychem belonged to the Samaritans, probably the Jews thought it too great an honor for that people to possess the bones of the patriarchs; and therefore have carefully avoided making any mention of it.

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