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Carole Towriss The Walls of Arad 0 Comments

Scholars disagree whether or not the Israelites had flocks in the wilderness; most say they didn’t. We know they brought their flocks with them when they left Egypt. But they were expecting a very short trip, possibly as short as eleven days. They then camped for eleven months at Mt Sinai. My research says this was a well-watered place, but even …

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

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Arisha is our heroine. She arrived at the Israelite camp a refugee, having fled Arad in fear for her safety. Now Miriam, sister to Moses and Aaron, wants Zadok to marry her. The Law forbade the Israelites from marrying Canaanites, unless they turned to Yahweh and worshipped Him as the One True God. God always encouraged Israel to accept foreigners. After …

What Makes a Shepherd’s Heart?

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Meet Zadok. He is the hero of The Walls of Arad, the third book in the “Journey to Canaan” series. Zadok is a shepherd—specifically, he is the shepherd of the Tabernacle flock. He has a gentle heart, one that Miriam decides is perfect for our heroine, Arisha. (You’ll meet her later.) Ancient shepherds have a complicated history. In Abraham’s day, they …