Thursday, March 12, 2009

Blessings and Cursings Part 3

Another layer of testimony is embedded in the names of the twelve tribes and where they were told to stand as witnesses to the recitation of the covenant that the LORD was making with them.

The six tribes of blessing on Mount Gerizim (Deut. 27:12), when read together in the order they appear, will yield a sentence: "Hear the son, join him and praise him, for he will reward you by adding you to himself, the son of God's right hand."

Likewise, the six tribes of cursing on
Mount Ebal (v. 13): "You will see a son and a troop of blessed ones dwelling together, but the judge will wrestle with you."

1 comment:

  1. Sort of reminds me of a Stake Disciplinary Council or Church Court, where 6 High Councilors are supposed to speak on behalf of the accused.

    Steven Montgomery