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Shoftim 2020 || David Mathews

Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9. I.       Before indulging ourselves in the wealth of revelation contained within this Parsha, it would bode well for us to examine the Hebrew word that is our title: ‘Shoftim’, which is the plural form of H#8199, טשׁפּ, Shaphat, indicating ‘to judge, govern, punish or vindicate.  The primary idea of the root …

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Shoftim 2018 || Pastor David Mathews

This year this Parsha begins one week after Rosh Chodesh Elul – the 6thmonth (H#435,אלול) on the Hebrew calendar. This marks the beginning of 40-days of repentance and self-examination that ends on the 10thday of the 7thmonth of Tishrei, the Day of Atonement! Elul is associated with the constellational sign …