I read the first few chapters that were just really [on] moral realism.I thought having a patron saint who shared my weaknesses would be helpful.So most of my exposure to religion would be things like — the kind of religion that makes the news.A lot of the examples of religion I found weren’t compelling.And it wasn’t until I went to college that I knew practicing Christians who were smart, who were comfortable talking about their faith, and who honestly weren’t kind of rounded up to the nearest stereotype, i.e., evangelical Americans.And, as I still believe, I don’t think that it ever helps people who believe things that aren’t really true.
These cities were scattered all over the land of Canaan encompassing every tribe and every region.
Just as the land allotment to the other tribes were distributed by clans, so were the cities of the Levites distributed by their clans.
In order to understand this, it is necessary to understand who constituted the tribe of Levi at this time in ancient Israel .
After a general meeting in December, some pastors said they were no longer comfortable with some new rules he implemented.
His reason for not allotting them any land is given in verse 11."The Lord also said to Moses, 'I have taken the Levites from among the Israelites in place of the first male offspring of every Israelite woman.