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Jehoiachin’s Rations ca. 561BC And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day.

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1 Jehoiachin’s Rations ca. 561BC And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, graciously freed Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison.

2 Jehoiachin’s Rations ca. 561BC And he spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat above the seats of the kings who were with him in Babylon. So Jehoiachin put off his prison garments. And every day of his life he dined regularly at the king’s table, and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, according to his daily needs, as long as he lived. 2 Kings 25:27-30

3 Jehoiachin’s Rations ca. 561BC

4 "...t[o] Ia-'-u-kin, king...“ "10 (sila of oil) to...Ia-'-kin, king of Ia[...] 2 1/2 sila to [...so]ns of the king of Ia-a-hu-du" "10 (sila) to Ia-ku-u-ki-nu, the son of the king of Ia- ku-du, 2 1/2 sila for the 5 sons of the king of Ia-ku- du"

5 Jehoiachin’s Rations ca. 590BC 1 1/2 sila (oil) for three carpenters from Arvad, 1/2 apiece, 11 1/2 sila for eight wood workers from Byblos,… 3 1/2 sila for seven Greek craftsman, 1/2 sila apiece, 1/2 sila to the carpenter, Nabuetir 10 sila to Ia-ku-u-ki-nu, the king of Judah’s son, 2 1/2 sila for the five sons of the Judean king.

6 Exodus: Yahweh is King Roadmap of the Bible Creation New Creation Adam Noah Abraham Moses David Jesus You are here: Exodus 20:1-21

7 Redemption THEN Righteousness Yahweh first saves them, then gives them the law. Israel must obey because Yahweh loves them, not in order to earn his love. REWARD: if Israel obeys, they will become the blessing that overcomes the curse.

8 Redemption THEN Righteousness Promise: “In your seed shall all nations of the earth be blessed” “For I have chosen [Abraham], that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.” Gen 18:19

9 Torah: Righteousness 101 The Law of Moses moves a Bronze Age Semitic people in the direction of righteousness. The Law of Moses is not the perfect will of God.

10 Torah: Righteousness 101 “You have heard it said, but I say to you.” ““Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.”

11 Torah: Righteousness 101 High and Holy Perfect will of God for Man (Creation) Bronze Age Israel: Prejudices, hardness of heart, moral weakness Law of Moses

12 Torah: Righteousness 101 The Law of Moses moves a Bronze Age Semitic people in the direction of righteousness. The Law of Moses is not the perfect will of God. The Law of Moses is bound up with the image of God.

13 Torah: Righteousness 101 Temple of Hathor Temple of Hera Luxor

14 Torah: Righteousness 101

15 The Reign of King Yahweh through Covenant Kings ruled vassal nations via covenants. The Sinai Covenant borrows this format.

16 The Reign of King Yahweh through Covenant

17 Kings ruled vassal nations via covenants. The Sinai Covenant borrows this format. The prophets are covenant emissaries.


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