Joshua 3-4

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Categories Joshua, Media, Tanakh | Tags: | Posted on October 14, 2001

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  1. by Bev DenBoer

    On July 13, 2015

    The audio cuts out when you speak of a book that you said was good to have. Would you remember what book that would be? About minute 47 or close. Thanks much.

  2. by L. Grant Luton

    On July 19, 2015

    Dear Bev, So sorry for the poor audio in the Joshua series. Our technology has improved considerably since then! I went back and listened to the portion you indicated, and I think I was referring to a passage in the Talmud (Sotah 34a) which discusses the height of the column of water that piled up when the priests carried the Ark across the Jordan. Does this sound about right? Or is there another book that I refer to? Shalom, Grant L.

  3. by Bev DenBoer

    On July 28, 2015

    No, there was a book you said to get. I’m a book freak so it got my attention! Love this site. Thanks so much. Might have to drive to Ohio one day soon! Blessings.

  4. by L. Grant Luton

    On August 2, 2015

    Hhmmm….. I went to the time stamp that you gave me and couldn’t find any mention of a book, so I must assume I went to the wrong spot in the teaching. If you could once again give me the place in the teaching when I mention the book, I will go back and figure out what it was. So sorry for the confusion! Grant L.

  5. by Gary Preston

    On November 29, 2015

    Hi Grant,
    I’ve have been listening to the Joshua Studies also which are really helpful – thank you. I was going to ask the same question as Bev with regards to the book that you mention. You mention it after the gap of the turning over of the cassette when it was being recorded. I think it is around 47:53 in terms of the timing. You speak about seeing the author of the book and hearing him speak. Also, you make a reference to the stones that are brought from the middle of the Jordan and how they relate to the Altar in the Temple and John 10. Is this found in Talmud? What would be the reference for that? As ever thank you so much for your insightful teaching!!!

  6. by L. Grant Luton

    On November 29, 2015

    Dear Gary, Thank you for your question. After listening to the section of the teaching, I finally figured out which book I was citing. It is “The Prophets: Joshua/Judges” (Rubin Edition, by Artscroll Publishers). I highly recommend all the books in this series. At the time I did this teaching the Joshua/Judges volume was the only one available. But now there are six additional volumes in the series.

    As to the legend about the stones that comprised the capstones of the altar being the same ones that were taken from the Jordan under Joshua’s leadership, I got this from a paper that was written about twenty years ago by an unattributed orthodox rabbi who had become Messianic. He cites his sources for the history of the stones being placed in Solomon’s Porch, the debate over their cleaning, the tests of Messiah, etc., and I have been able to find all of the citations from the Talmud, and they are accurate. However, the particular one that deals with the stones being brought from the Jordan has eluded me because the source may not yet be available in English. Anyway, here are all the sources exactly as listed: Maharsha in his commentary on Tractate Shabbos; Rabbi Yishmael in Perek; Avodah Zarah 52b, Rashi, Menachos 69b, Tractate Bava Basra 65b. Again, I have been able to substantiate all of the Talmud quotes, but the others have eluded me.

    I hope this is of some help! Shalom & Blessings, Grant

  7. by Matthew Morrison

    On February 6, 2021

    I disagree on what you said about the miraculous disappearance. The Israelites miraculously had vineyards, farms, wells, etc that they did not make. Deuteronomy goes into depths to argue that the manna mimicked the agrarian provision in the Land.

  8. by L. Grant Luton

    On February 7, 2021

    Where did the “vineyards, farms, wells, etc.” come from? Were they not the products of the Canaanites? If they were “miraculous”, as you say, does this make the Canaanites miracle workers?

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