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“Notice the way the Moab story in Numbers 22–25 illuminates idolatry (the quest for power, the promise of money, the lure of sex), and what zeal for Israel’s God looks like in that context (Phinehas’s response)—and how, we could add, Saul’s “conversion” flips him from thinking he is Phinehas, bravely confronting Israelite corruption, to thinking he is Balaam, vainly opposing those whom God has blessed.”1

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From Madison, Wisconsin. B.A. Biblical Studies: Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. M.Div. Student at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario.

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