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Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 7 – Learn Torah

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“He’s here, he’s right ahead of you. Hurry now, he just came into the city today, because the people are sacrificing today at the high place. ”

Shaul, the first king of Israel meets up with the Prophet Samuel at an intriguing place. We discuss high places in Israel as we study 1 Samuel, chapter 8.

Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 6 – Learn Torah

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“Sh’mu’el was not pleased to hear them say, “Give us a king to judge us”; so he prayed to YHWH..”

In part 6 of our Light of the Prophets: Samuel series, Israel worries about losing the leadership of Samuel and asks for a king. We examine this event and compare Samuel’s warning with the Torah’s instructions for having a king.

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Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Qorach – Learn Torah

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“When you saw that Nachash the king of the people of ‘Amon was attacking you, you said to me, “No, we want a king to rule over us” — when YHWH your God was your king.”

The prophet Shmu’el (Samuel) gives a speech to the people at the end of his life as Shaul (Saul) is inaugurated as Israel’s first earthly King.  Yoel walks us through the Hebrew text and introduces us to the motif of speeches in the bible and kingship in Israel in Haftarah Qorach.

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Hebrew In Israel | Saul: Judge or King? – Learn Torah

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One of the problems facing historians is the transition from one era of history to another.  The seam between points in time creates in some cases hybrid points which become a point of contention between historians over the definition of things.  

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