The number three carries significant meaning in the Biblical narrative, Judaism, and Christianity.
This lesson explores the significance of the number three and its inference toward a spiritual journey toward restoration.
braham, Moses, Joshua, and Jesus have a "three" or "third day" associated with their spiritual journey.
This lesson will help raise your awareness of how this number is used throughout scripture.
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Sea of Galilee (pt. 12)
The stories of Jesus feeding the 5000 and the 4000 are full of details that help us understand the overall message of what the miracles are telling us - that Jesus is the "bread" for the whole world.
Each story contains a different set of numbers. The details of the numbers are essential for us to understand the overall message as they apply to the audience that is specific to each miracle.
Join us as we compare these two events as told in the Gospel of Mark. Feeding of 5000 - Mark 6:30-44. Feeding of 4000 - Mark 8:1-10.
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Sea of Galilee (pt. 11)
This week we begin a two-part mini-series on Jesus' feeding miracles - the Feeding of the 5000 (Mark 6:30-44) and the Feeding of the 4000 (Mark 8:1-9).
Our first step is to look at two aspects of Biblical studies: reading narrative and High-Context communication.
The majority of the Bible is written in narrative form. Narrative is a very powerful way of communicating information because we - as the reader - participate in the discovery process. When we discover the answer ourselves through a process of revelation, the end result can be transformative.
One difficulty modern westerners have when reading narrative is that it is written in a "high-context" communication style. We will review the differences between "low-context" and "high-context" communication, which can help us gain a proper perspective as we approach the Biblical text.
Finally, since both feeding miracles are written in narrative form, we will begin our exploration of what these stories mean and how the fine details of the narration communicate that meaning.
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Scott Broberg - I have a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Bethel Seminary - San Diego - Biblical Studies with and emphasis on the Old Testament.
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