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Tao Te Ching, Chapter 56

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After about a ten-month hiatus, I have resumed my commentary of Tao Te Ching.

My comments and thoughts regarding Tao Te Ching, Chapter 56 are now available.

Blessings and Shalom

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Deuteronomy 5.8-10

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For this Torah Portion, I look at Deuteronomy 5.8-10 and Exodus 20.4-6, the second of the Ten.

I discuss the variances between the passages, and offer my assessment of those variances.

I also add to the discussion about Moses being the primary speaker found in Deuteronomy.

I also add to the discussion that the Ten were not given to the Gentiles (Nations).

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 5.8-10.

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Deuteronomy 5.7

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For this Torah Portion, I look at Deuteronomy 5.7 and Exodus 20.3, the first of the Ten, discussing why it does not declare monotheism, but requiring deistic devotion.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 5.7.

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December: Winter Solstice, Christmas

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In essence Romans 14.5 states: Each person will assess the value and meaning of a day. One person will value one particular day as more important than all other days. While another person will place the exact same value on each day. What’s important is that each person needs to have complete confidence in their decision about how they value the day(s).

 
For decades, I have not enjoyed this time of year, and my biggest reason is December 25 and the event that is associated with it.

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Deuteronomy 5.6 – Part 2

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For this Torah Portion, I look the verbiage of Deuteronomy 5.6 and Exodus 20.2 and reveal some significance of this statement, and discuss aspects of why the statement matters to our understanding the Ten.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 5.6 – Part 2.

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Deuteronomy 5.6 – Part 1

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Unfortunately, this is being published one week late.

For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at the tonal differences between Deuteronomy 5 and Exodus 20.

In this Essay, I establish that the tonal difference matters to understand the Ten and bible students should study each presentation of the Ten.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 5.6 – Part 1.

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Deuteronomy 5.12-18

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For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at Deuteronomy 5.12-18.

In this Essay, I return to Deuteronomy 5 in order to begin a discussion of the Ten Commandments, which will occur over the next several Essays.

This Essay helps establish a needed focus before I delve into my Essays involving the laws and rules (Deuteronomy 12.2-26.15).

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 5.12-18.

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