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My Bible commentary is a result of a weekly Bible study that I've led since 2002.   I've grown up with the Bible since birth and have studied it since 1970.  I admit there are more detailed commentaries than mine, but hopefully what you read will shed some light on the Bible.  Due to time constraints I am unable to edit this work as I'd like.  Since I began this project I've become more detailed in what I write, and hopefully I've become a better writer.  So, my earlier work, unless if it has been rewritten or edited, is less detailed than my recent work.  Also, my earlier work is not as well written. I'm constantly going back and editing parts of this commentary because I'm always learning.  Hopefully there aren't too many typing mistakes, but I'm sure you'll find some.  

Due to different computer programs I've used over the years you may notice some spacing problems between letters.    

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NEW TESTAMENT

Matthew 
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Hebrews
1 Peter
2 Peter
James
1 John
2 John
3 John
Philemon
Jude
Titus
Revelation 

OLD TESTAMENT 

Concerning my Old Testament Commentary, 
when it comes to the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, 
and Deuteronomy, I've purposely not commented on 
the Law of Moses portions of these books.  I will do so later.

Genesis
Exodus 
Numbers
 
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
 
Ezra
Nehemiah 
Esther

Psalms  
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Ezekiel
 
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah 
Jonah
Haggai 
Zechariah 
Malachi

Romans  

        96,149 words - 279 pages - written in 2002 - revised in 2010 and 2015

Introduction
Chapter 1:1 - 7
Chapter 1:7 -17
Chapter 1:18 - 32
Chapter 2:1 - 16
Chapter 2:17 - 29
Chapter 3:1 - 8
Chapter 3:9 - 21
Chapter 3:22 - 31
 Chapter 4
Chapter 5:1- 11
Chapter 5:12-20
Chapter 6:1-14
Chapter 6:15 - 23
Chapter 7:1 - 6
Chapter 7:7 - 25
Chapter 8:1 - 17
Chapter 8:18 - 27
Chapter 8:28 - 39
Chapter 9:1 - 29
Chapter 9:30 - 10:21 
Chapter 11:1 - 10
Chapter 11:11 - 24
Chapter 11:25- 36
Chapter 12:1 - 8
Chapter 12:9 - 21
Chapter 13:1 - 7
Chapter 13:8 - 14
Chapter 14:1 - 23
Chapter 15:1 - 13
Chapter 15:14 - 22
Chapter 15:23 - 33
Chapter 16:1 - 27

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Galatians

      56,147 words - 166 pages - written 2003, revised in 2010, 2011 and 2016

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Introduction
Chapter 1:1 - 5
Chapter 1:6 - 11
Chapter 1:11 - 24
Chapter 2:1 - 10
Chapter 2:11 - 21 

the following is yet to be re-edited

Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6  


       
 

Ephesians

      12,884 words - 37 pages - written 2003

     Chapter 1
   Chapter 2
Chapter 3 and 4
    Chapter 4, 5 and 6

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Colossians

     24,854 words - 74 pages  - written 2003 - now being rewritten in 2016

Introduction
Chapter 1:1 - 2
Chapter 1:3 - 14
Chapter 1:15 - 23
Chapter 1:24 - 29
Chapter 2:1- 5
Chapter 2:6 - 23
Chapter 3:1 - 17
Chapter 3:18 - 4:1
Chapter  4:2 - 6
Chapter 4:7 - 18 

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Hebrews

        47,966 words - 138 pages - written 2003
re-edited in 2017

Introduction
Chapter 1:1 - 14
Chapter 2:1 - 4
Chapter 2:5 - 18
Chapter 3:1 - 6
Chapter 3:7 - 19
Chapter 4:1 - 13
Chapter 4:14 to 5:10
Chapter 5:11 - 6:12
Chapter 6:13 - 20
Chapter 7:1 - 10
Chapter 7:11 - 28
Chapter 8
Chapter 9:1 - 10
Chapter 9:11 - 28
Chapter 10:1 - 18
Chapter 10:19 - 40
Chapter 11
Chapter 12:1 - 13
Chapter 12:14 - 29
Chapter 13

 

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James

      15,827 words - 47 pages - written 2004

    Introduction and Chapter 1
     Chapters  2 and 3
     Chapters 4 and 5

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1 Corinthians

       53,279 words - 153 pages - written 2004

    Introduction and chapter 1   
     Chapters 2:8 and 3
     Chapters 4 and 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
       Chapters 8 and 9
    Chapters 10
Chapter 11
Chapters 12 and 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16 

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2 Corinthians

      45,379  words - 130 pages - written 2004 -  revised  2012 - 2013

     Introduction and Chapter 1 
      Chapters 2 and 3
     Chapters 4 and 5  
     Chapters 6 and 7
     Chapters 8 and 9
     Chapters 10 and 11
     Chapters 12 and 13 

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1 Thessalonians

        13,767 words - 40 pages - written 2004  -  revised  2010

Introduction and chapter 1
chapter 2
chapter 3
chapter 4
chapter 5 

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2 Thessalonians

    9,932 words - 29 pages - written 2004 

Introduction and chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

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1 Timothy

      17,710 - words - 51 pages  - written 2004 - revised 2010

Introduction and Chapters 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
   Chapters 6

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2 Timothy

     12,496 words - 37 pages - written 2004

     Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2
     Chapters 3 and 4

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Titus

      4,374 words - 10 pages - written 2004

   Titus 

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Philemon

        2,579 words - 9 pages - written 2004

Philemon

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Acts

         136,992 words  - 394 pages -  written 2005 - revised 2014 

     Introduction and Chapters 1
Chapter 2
   Chapters 3
Chapter 4
  Chapters 5
   Chapter 6  
    Chapters 7
Chapter 8 
     Chapters 9 
   Chapter 10
   Chapters 11
Chapter 12
   Chapter  13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16 
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21:1 - 21:36
Chapter 21:37 - 22:39
Chapter 22:30 to end of 23
      Chapter 24
Chapter 25  
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28

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1 Peter

   52,073 words - 148 pages - written 2005 , revised 2013
now being edited in 2017

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Introduction 
Chapter 1:1 - 2
Chapter 1:3 - 12
Chapter 1:13 - 2:3
Chapter 2:4 - 12
Chapter 2:13 - 25
Chapter 3:1 - 7
Chapter 3:8 - 22
Chapter 4:1 - 11
Chapter 4:12 - 19
Chapter 5:1 - 11
Chapter 5:12 - 14 

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2 Peter

   18,071 words - 54 pages - written 2005 - revised 2013

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Introduction 
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

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Jude

    7,317 words - 23 pages - written 2005 - revised 2013

Jude

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Luke

        109,548 word - 325 pages - written 2005

     Introduction and Chapter 1 - 1:38
    Chapter 1:39 - 80
    Chapter 2 
   Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5 
   Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10 
    Chapter 11
    Chapter 12
   Chapter 13
   Chapter 14
    Chapter 15
    Chapter 16
    Chapter 17
    Chapter 18
    Chapter 19
   Chapter 20
   Chapter 21
   Chapter 22
    Chapter 23
    Chapter 24  

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John

        121,971 words - 365 pages -  written 2005 - rewritten in 2017

Introduction 
Chapter 1:1 - 18
Chapter 1:19 - 28
Chapter 1:29 - 34
Chapter 1:35 - 42
Chapter 1:43 - 51
Chapter 2:1 - 11
Chapter 2:12 - 24 
Chapter 3:1 - 21
Chapter 3:22 - 36
Chapter 4:1 - 26
Chapter 4:27 - 38
Chapter 4:39 - 42
Chapter 4:43 - 54
Chapter 5:1 - 15
Chapter 5:16 - 30
Chapter 5:31 - 47 
Chapter 6:1 - 15
Chapter 6:16 - 24
Chapter 6:24 - 59
Chapter 6:60 - 71 
Chapter 7:1 - 13
Chapter 7:14 - 24
Chapter 7:25 - 44
Chapter 8:1 - 11
Chapter 8:12 - 30
Chapter 8:31 - 41
Chapter 8:42 - 47
Chapter 8:48 - 58
Chapter 9:1 - 12
Chapter 9:13 - 34
Chapter 9:35 - 41
Chapter 10:1 - 21 
Chapter 10:22 - 42
Chapter 11:1 - 16 
Chapter 11:17 - 37
Chapter 11:38 - 44
Chapter 11:45 - 57 
Chapter 12:1 - 11
Chapter 12:12 - 19
Chapter 12:20 - 36
Chapter 12:37 - 50
Chapter 13:1 - 17
Chapter 13:18 - 30
Chapter 13;31 - 38
Chapter 14:1 - 4
Chapter 14:5 - 14
Chapter 14:15 - 30
Chapter 15:1 - 17
Chapter 15:18 - 16:4
Chapter 16:5 - 17
Chapter 16:18 - 33
Chapter 17:1 - 5
Chapter 17:6 - 19
Chapter 17:20 - 26
Chapter 18:1 - 11
Chapter 18:12 - 14 
Chapter 18:14 - 18
Chapter 18:19 - 24
Chapter 18:25 - 27 
Chapter 18:28 - 40
Chapter 19:1 - 16
Chapter 19:17 - 27
Chapter 19:28 - 37
Chapter 19:38 - 42
Chapter 20:1 - 9
Chapter 20:10 - 18
Chapter 20:19 - 23
Chapter 20:24 - 31
Chapter 21:1 - 14
Chapter 21:15 - 25

 

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1 John

     20,056 words - 59 pages - written 2006 - revised 2010

     Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2
   Chapters 2:28 to end of chapter 3
     Chapter 4
     Chapter 5

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 2 John  

   2,357   words - 8 pages - written 2006 - revised 2010

    Introduction and 2 John

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3 John   

   1,684  words - 6 pages- written 2006 - revised 2010

     Introduction and 3 John 

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Revelation 

 95,912 words - 288  pages - written 2007 - updated in 2014
- extensive revision in 2015

  Introduction 
  Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3 
    Chapter 4
     Chapter 5
     Chapter 6
     Chapter 7
     Chapters 8 and 9
    Chapter 10
 
    Chapter 11
   Chapter 12
    Chapter 13
    Chapter 14 
   Chapter 15 
    Chapter 16
   Chapter 17
    Chapter 18 
    Chapter  19
    Chapter 20
    Chapter 21
    Chapter 22 

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Daniel

 29,916  -  87 pages - written 2007 - revised  2014

     Introduction and Chapter 1  
     Chapter 2 
     Chapter 3
     Chapter 4
      Chapter 5
  Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
     Chapter 8
     Chapter 9
     Chapter 10
     Chapter 11
    Chapter 12

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Joel

 22,905 words - 67 pages - written 2007 - edited 2011,
being re-edited in 2017

Introduction
Chapter 1:112
Chapter 1:13 - 20
Chapter 2:1 - 11
Chapter 2:12 - 17
Chapter 2:18 - 27
Chapter 2:28 - 32
Chapter 3:1 - 16
Chapter 3:17 - 2
    

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Mark

 68,218 - 211 pages -  written 2007

     Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2 thru 3:6
Chapter 3 
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9 
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16

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Philippians 

21,551 words - 66 pages -  written 2008

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

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Matthew

 118,374 words  - 364 pages - written 2008-2009

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6 
Chapter7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Section 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28

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Malachi 

 16,6155 words - 51 pages - written 2009

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

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Ezra 

 14,364 - 45 pages - written 2009

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2 
Chapter 3
Chapter 4  
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10

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Haggai

 3617 words  - 12 pages -  written 2009

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2

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Zechariah 

  25,921 words - 80 pages -  written 2009

Introduction and chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14

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Nehemiah 

 21,077 - 65 pages - written 2009

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2  
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13

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Genesis 

 142,916 words - 430 pages -  written in 2009

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
 Chapter 7 
 Chapter 8  
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12  
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18 
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24 
Chapter 25 
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33 
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45 
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Section 50 

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Exodus 

62,862 words - 189 pages - written 2009

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16 
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25 
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
  Chapter 31  
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34 through end of chapter 40

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Numbers 

27,832 words  - 85 pages - written in  2010

I have not commented on every chapter in Numbers,
only those chapters that deal with the history of Israel.
I have not commented on the chapters concerning the
Law of Moses.  

Introduction and Chapter 11 
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 20
Chapter 21 
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 23:27 through 24  
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 31
Chapter 32 

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Deuteronomy 

I have not commented on every chapter in Deuteronomy,
only those chapters that deal with the history of Israel.
I have not commented on the chapters concerning the
Law of Moses.  

25,371 words - 79 pages  -  written in 2011

Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5 
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 28
Chapter 29 
Chapter 30
Chapter 31 
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34

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Ezekiel 

20.879 words  - 64 pages -  written in 2011

Introduction and- Chapter 33 
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38 39
Chapter 40, 41, 42 and 43  
Chapters 44, 45, 46 
Chapters 47 and 48 

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Psalms 

3,279 words - 11 pages - written in 2011

Psalm 2
Psalm 83

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Isaiah 

54,360 words - 173 pages - written 2012, 2013 ...

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4  
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26 
Chapter 27:1
Chapter 27:2 - 13
Chapter 28:1 - 13
Chapter 28:14 - 22
Chapter 28:23 - 29

Chapter 53  
Chapter 63

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Obadiah

1094 words - 4 pages - written in 2011

Obadiah

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Joshua 

15,726  words  - 48 pages - written in 2011

Introduction and chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapters 3 and 4
Chapters 5 and 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9 
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapters 12 to  22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24  

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Amos

16,786 words - 52 pages - written in 2011

Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9 

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Hosea

35,386 words - 106 pages - written 2011

Introduction and Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14 

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Jonah

8143 words - 26 pages - written 2012

Introduction and chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4 

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Judges 

30,965 words  - 95 pages - written in 2012

Intro and chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16 
Chapter 17
Chapter 18 
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21

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Ruth  

16,818 words - 51 pages - written 2012 

Introduction 
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Ruth And Typology

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Esther   

10,055 words - 32 pages - written in 2012

Introduction and chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapters 9 and 10 

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Jeremiah

862 words - 4 pages - written in 2013

 Chapter 49

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