The Incense and the Artisans (Exodus 30:34 – 31:11)

The incense for the tabernacle would be made of sweet spices, stacte, onycha, galbanum, and pure frankincense.  It would be compounded by the method of a perfumer, salted and beaten.  It would not be used by anyone for any other purpose. The tabernacle was to be built by the best artisans in all of Israel.  … Continue reading The Incense and the Artisans (Exodus 30:34 – 31:11)

The Butler, the Baker, and the Dream Maker (Genesis 39-40)

Joseph can't seem to catch a break.  His brothers sell him to Midianite (Ishamaelite) traders.  The Midianites sell him to Potiphar in Egypt.  He rises to a place of authority in Potiphar's house, only to have her wife make a play for him, and then falsely accuse him when he spurned her love.  Then Potiphar … Continue reading The Butler, the Baker, and the Dream Maker (Genesis 39-40)