Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lesson 11 / Exodus 18 - Wise Counsel / TBC Men's Study 2016-2017 / Exodus: God Rescues His People



Exodus 18 - Wise Counsel -- Lesson 11

Sorry for the inconvenience of not posting the IVP questions.  Intervarsity Press asked that I not repost their study so that it will drive traffic to their site.  Use the link above to access the core questions for this study.

For further consideration:
ID: Inductive Questions (Asking the text questions like who, what, where, when, why, & how?”)
CR: Cross References (Comparing Scripture to Scripture, understanding the vague by the clear.)
WS: Word Study (Understanding definition, theological meaning, and usages in other passages.)

1. CR (18:1) What do we know about Jethro? (Exodus 2:15-22; 3:1; 4:18; Numbers 10:29)
3b. ID (18:8-13) Do you think that words like “evangelism” and “conversion” could be used to characterize the interaction between Moses and Jethro?  Why or why not?
4b. ID (18:20-22) What characteristics and qualifications were explicitly given for the “seventy,” and which are implied by the “job description,” etc.?   How are you doing in those areas?
Application:  Are you actively looking for or working with someone to help you and eventually replace you in your area of ministry?  If you are younger or newer, is someone mentoring you?

Origin and History of the Sanhedrin
There is a lack of positive historical information as to the origin of the Sanhedrin. According to Jewish tradition, it was constituted by Moses (Nu 11:16-24) and was reorganized by Ezra immediately after the return from exile. But there is no historical evidence to show that previous to the Greek period there existed an organized aristocratic governing tribunal among the Jews. Its beginning is to be placed at the period in which Asia was convulsed by Alexander the Great and his successors.

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