Every home provided storage space for harvested food, as well as for additional possessions. Since life depended upon raising, preserving, and storing food, it was essential to store it so it wouldn’t spoil or be eaten by rodents or insects.Some foods were hung from the ceiling. Other foods, such as grain, wine, and oil, were stored in large jars in cool places like this pit next to the main room of the house.

For poorer families, the line between being able to eat and starving to death was this type of storage. Jesus encouraged people to live by faith that God would provide. Those who were obsessed with providing for the future to the point of hoarding earned his criticism.

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Nov 01 — Nov 15, 2020
Walking with the Patriarchs
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Spring 2021
Israel in Depth
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Summer 2021
Ancient Paths to Modern Leadership
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Sep 18 — Oct 02, 2021
Israel & Turkey in Depth
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Fall 2021
Through the Roof
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