Tree on a Hill

A Journey Through God's Word

Starting in Genesis, this online weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of an outstanding biblical scholar who has a deeply personal Christian faith.

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Genesis/Exodus Week 13

“Survival in the Wilderness”: Exodus 14:1–19:25

God solved Israel’s first wilderness problem: the lack of water. But when they encounter a second problem — the lack of food — amnesia sets in again. Instead of recalling how Moses had turned bitter water into sweet, they complain to Moses and Aaron. Full reading and audio …

Genesis/Exodus Week 12

“From the Frying Pan Into the Fire”: Exodus 11:1–15:27

We have come to the final plague with which God afflicts Egypt. This one, too, is reflective of divine sovereignty. This time around, according to the Lord, the result will be Pharaoh’s release of Israel. But with this plague there is a twist. Full reading and audio …

Genesis/Exodus Week 11

“God Versus Egypt”: Exodus 5:1–10:29

The first episode in this section lays the groundwork for understanding issues involved in God’s rescuing of Israel and confrontation with Egypt. Moses and Aaron ask Pharaoh to let the people go into the wilderness to celebrate in behalf of the Lord (YHWH), the God of Israel. Full reading and audio »

Genesis/Exodus Week 10

“Unlikely Heroes”: Exodus 1:1–4:31

As Exodus begins we are immediately struck by something positive and something negative. The former is that Jacob’s/Israel’s descendants have grown exponentially: “the land was filled with them”. This is hardly happenstance. Full reading and audio »