Achan for a Breakin’!

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The Bible is a Book of Tales (Narrative Theology)

I have been implying that Jesus’ parable of the minas is a picture taken out of the allotment of cities in Joshua 10-21.

What is a mina/minah?

According to Wikipedia, here a mina is a measure of weight equal to 50 shekels.

I don’t know if I had noticed it already, but today I noticed that the mina in Luke 19.20  was one “which I kept laid away in a handkerchief.”

A 50 shekel weight wrapped in a cloth…

So back to Joshua 7.

And Achan answered Joshua, “Truly I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and this is what I did:21when I saw among the spoil a beautiful cloak from Shinar, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, then I coveted them and took them. And see, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath.

See the old info leading up to this new find….


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