Why Did David Take Five Smooth Stones?

In your video on numerology, you said that we should pay attention to the presence of very specific numbers in surprising places. One possible example I’d like for you to discuss is the five smooth stones of 1 Samuel 17:40. Why be so specific about FIVE stones, when he only ended up using one? And is there any point to the other peculiarly specific details here?

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Transcript of the Eighth Day of Christmas: Pharaoh and the Magicians

One of my supporters has very kindly transcribed this video, the eighth of my series for the twelve days of Christmas. I don’t have time to transcribe my videos myself, so anyone willing to volunteer to transcribe one video every week or fortnight would be greatly appreciated! The transcript is very lightly edited at a few points for the purpose of comprehension.

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The Eighth Day of Christmas: Pharaoh and the Magicians

Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this eighth video I discuss the court of Herod and its relationship to the struggle of the book of Exodus. I have more to say about these themes in my book, Echoes of Exodus.

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