Parsha Matot – Readings, Links, and Videos

New Testament passages to study with Torah portion Matot (Numbers 30-32), plus links to commentary, and videos. Torah for Christians.

Readings

  • Numbers 30-31
    • Matthew 5:33-37
    • 1 Corinthians 7:10-16
    • 1 Corinthians 11:3-16
    • Ephesians 5:22-33
    • Colossians 3:18-21
    • Hebrews 6:13-18
    • James 4:13-17
  • Numbers 32
    • Matthew 21:33-44?
    • Romans 8:31-39
    • Romans 12:16-21
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24?
    • James 4:1-12
    • Revelation 2:12-17
    • Revelation 7:4-8

Additional Reading

Videos Related to Parsha Mattot

  • Achen’s crime in Joshua 6-7 – Achen took loot from Jericho that God had devoted to destruction. Why throw away all that gold and silver when he could put it to good use? The former owners were dead, so who was he hurting? He soon learned that many so-called victimless crimes aren’t so victimless after all. Joshua 6:17-19, 7:1,5,24-26
  • Achen vs the Two Spies – In Joshua 6, Achen violated the rules of engagement with Jericho and his whole family was destroyed for it. Why was it acceptable for Joshua and the two spies to violate those same rules?
  • Joshua and the Gibeonites, part 1 – In Joshua 9, the Gibeonites tricked Joshua into a covenant that violated God’s instructions on how to deal with the Canaanites who lived in the Promised Land. Israel painted themselves into a corner that could have been avoided if they had stopped to ask God’s counsel.
  • Joshua 13: Never forget why you’re fighting – God reminded Joshua that he was old and coming to the end of his life yet the conquest of Canaan was far from complete. He had to get back to the higher priority of assigning inheritance in the land.
  • Inheritance on the east side of the Jordan – Joshua chapter 13 describes the inheritance of Gad, Reuben, and the half tribe of Manasseh east of the Jordan. God’s original plan appeared to have been that all twelve tribes would inherit land on the west side of the Jordan. Was this really okay that they took land on the east side?
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