Parashat Pinchas, Numbers 25:10-29:40(30:1), What's in a name?

by Chalmers Van Deusen

July 15, 2017

The most boring parts of the Tenach, genealogies and name lists, actually point to an important truth: the importance of each individual in building up the Body of Messiah and the role and function of each individual member not as a singular person but as a living stone built together with all the others to build up the Body mutually. Also, each individual "stone" or name is designed to fulfill the promise to Abraham that in his seed all the nations would be blessed, as we seek to be a blessing to those around us, bothy inside and importantly outside the Body of Messiah.
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