Another fall of man

Israel camps at Kadesh, sends in spies, but ultimately refuses to enter the land (Numbers 13-14). “Kadesh” transliterates qedesh , from qadash , which means “make holy.” Kadesh is not only an oasis in the desert, but a sanctuary. Like Adam, Israel sins in a garden-temple. . . . . Continue Reading »


Aaron was the older brother of Moses, and so Moses’ primacy in the relationship between the two continues the regular theme of Genesis: The older shall serve the younger. At the same time, in several specific ways Aaron sets the pattern for the life of Moses. Aaron leads Israel in idolatry at . . . . Continue Reading »