There are several places with the name Moreh:
A] Abraham sat under the oak of Mamre Gen 12:6 The Hebrew Elone Moreh, contains the idea of the strength of the teacher. Having received the commandment of deity to remove from the place of his nativity, people and personal interests he obeyed. Coming to the land of promise Abraham sat under the oak at Shechem the place of bearing personal responsibilities (Shechem Heb. burden bearers)  He was to then learn in his travels the operation of God in his life, that irrespective of personal interests, God can perform when we are not able.  This was immediately taught after leaving the oak of Mamre in his sojourning in Egypt.

B] Another “hill of Moreh” was located near Gilgal Deut 11:30, but pointed to the same lessons of between Gerazim and Ebal 11:29. Deity was to re-iterate the lessons of Abraham to the nation. He was “to set before you” as a teacher the law Deut 11:26. It was here that great stones were plastered and inscribed with the words of the law Deut 27:2,3. The law being a schoolmaster to point to the faith of the Lord Gal 3:24 written “very plainly” [in large letters] Deut 27:8 and spoken in the a “loud voice” 27:14 with the intent of Israel taking heed and hearkening 27:15. But God taught through the requirement to do all the works of the law, that when a man failed, he said he could/n’t do it by himself.

But now that faith is “revealed” or demonstrated to us we have an obligation to respond to become sons of the promises to Abraham Gal 3:23,25. But the method of teaching was different: Whereas the  law “kept under” a man “shut up” Gal 3:23 [the language of leprosy Lev 13:4 where a man was even if he was suspected of being leprous he was “looked at”  then was shut up, and after seven days then looked at again, and if the problem was not apparent he was let go] there was there room for works of the law.  How could he?  he was alone, outside the camp! But under faith, the teaching method is seeing the prospect of God’s work, and then believing that God can do it in us. The scope of works is then the degree of our persuasion. God has openly demonstrated His son, that all men can see, openly crucified amongst us; “before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth” Gal 3:1 so a running man could see it Hab 2:2 so Behold! (the idea of a teacher!) Habakkuk learnt the lesson in his concluding words “Yahweh Elohim is my strength and he will make my feet  like hind’s feet (like goat on impossible cliffs) and He will make me to walk upon mine high places” Hab 3:18,19.

C] Gideon was to come to Jezreel valley, with the Midianites on the north (the place of Judgment) beside the hill of Moreh Judges 7:1 It was the place of teaching: “Proclaim in the ears of this people!” 7:3.  So what was being taught, if this was the place of teaching? It was also the place of Ein Harod the eye (fountain) of fear. What would overcome fear? 1) The people are too many for me 7:2 That is God did not require people to provide salvation, it would come from Him. The separation of people was achieved by the following criteria: Whoever was fearful and afraid depart. God needed faith in his ability to be involved.    2) The people are still too many for me 7:4 That is God did not require people to provide salvation, it would come from Him. The lesson would be demonstrated in considerable degrees. This time the selection criteria was the response to the water, would they take it with attention to what was happening around them, or would they drink with brazen disregard?  By 300 men, the number of the saved ecclesia, called the host of Yahweh! 7:15  (3 the number of atonement as three coverings on the tabernacle and 100 the number of the perfect ecclesia) 3) He taught that what I do, you do 7:17 so Christ is accepted as a representative, and if he died, we consider ourselves dead bodies!

The root word for Moreh means to point the way as a teacher. to shoot an arrow,  and is used of the early rains that point to the break in the seasons Joel 2:23, with the revealing that God was in the midst of Israel 2:27 but pointed that  afterwards His spirit would be poured on not only sons and daughters but also servants and handmaids, 2:29 first demonstrated in a limited way in the days of the Apostles Acts 2:17f but will in a remarkable way be demonstrated in the pouring out of spirit into those that accept the teaching of deity in His son.

The root is also used in the name of Jerusalem. Translated as yireh; in the mount it shall be seen, was a pointing as a teacher to the peace that will one day be accomplished in that place and with the people of Jerusalem. And if we needed any further confidence in the operation of God: we as a community have seen a foretaste of God’s people again in Jerusalem, surely a pointer that better things are just around the corner. [Incidentally within the image above the cactus on the left is a Sabra, a term used to denote a native born Israeli, self-claimed prickly on the outside, soft within] Christ would see that Israel had rejected their teacher, and that they could not see the peace pointed out for them both in Jerusalem but more in the method of peace revealed by God in him, Luke 19:41,42.

Saul prefigured this ignoring of the teacher, rebelling against the commandment of God and was like following the directions of a witch! 1Sam 15:20. A witch who pointed out directions in the dark! 1Sam 28:25. Saul died following advice from Endor, a town that is found at the base of the hill of Moreh 1Sam 28:7 [mod Jebel ed-Dehi]. He died because he only did what others compelled him to do 1Sam 28:23 and not by faith. It was at the very same place that Christ would raise a son at Nain Luke 7:11-18. A son who was carried out dead (like the nation at AD70) but restored (at Christ’s appearing and kingdom) to his mother (the patriarchs, especially Sarah the mother of faithful sons, not Hagar the servant who was the mother of national Israel, compelled to do works of law). The mother has much people with her Luke 7:11,12 even as (many) children will laugh with Sarah Gen 21:6,7. The spirit of this event seen in Isa 54:1-8.

It appears that the territory around Moreh was pivotal in the battle of Deborah and Barak. Although not mentioned in Judges 4,5 the battle apparently was turned at Endor Psalm 83:9,10.

The question of Paul then is a telling one to us: have we received the spirit (a disposition of willing service to God) by the works of law or the hearing of faith? God does not need us, but is willing to reveal Himself without measure to those that believe in his operation.

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