March 5, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters to read.

March 5: Mark 5, Numbers 26, Numbers 27, (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 5 is full of action. On a hillside east of the sea of Galilee a demon possessed man meets Jesus and recognizes him as “The Son of the Most High God” and begs him not to torture him. The demons in the man ask Jesus to send them into a herd of pigs, about 2000 or so. Jesus lets the demons go into the swine, and they promptly rush down the hill and into Lake Galilee and drown. This was too much for the people living in the area, so they beg him to leave. Jesus does so, and he meets Jarius, who has a daughter that is dying. Going to Jarius’ house a large crowd followed them, and a woman with a bleeding issue for twelve years touches his garment. This Jesus notices, and says to the woman “Daughter, your faith has healed you”. While still at a distance from Jarius’ house the news comes that Jarius’ daughter is dead, they were too late. Jesus ignores them, saying: “Be not afraid, only believe.” Then he tells the child “Talitha koum”, she rises up, and that is the end of the chapter.

Numbers 26 contains the Second Census of Israel.

Numbers 27 defines inheritance laws, and it is decided that Joshua shall succeed Moses.


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Retired engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, computer chip manufacturing and finally adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania State University, taught just one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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