Did Jesus consider the historic references in the OT to be literal in the sense that people and events where historical as recorded or did he view them as symbolic/figurative or did he pick and ...
According to Deuteronomy 7:6, the Israelites are called the "chosen people". Who in fact are the chosen people, and does this include Christians? What sets the chosen people apart, are there special ...
In my (norwegian) Bible, the first five books are titled the first through fifth books of Moses, instead of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, etc., which appear to be the common English names. The names of ...
Gen. 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan. Through some simple math, we know that Peleg ...
If Abraham really believed in God, why did he lie and let Pharaoh take Sarah? Why didn't God protect him? [closed]
I just read the Abraham story. Given he was a friend of God I'm amazed that he needed to be so bad and let Sarah be taken by Pharaoh.
Why do the Jews in the OT in Joshua, Kings, Chronicles always list their war spoils after each battle?
I have my doubts of the motivations, as we only ever hear of how great it was to fight enemy X and take their women, sheep and gold. Is this a fair statement? Why don't the Hebrews ever attack ...
It seems to me that in order to understand the New Testament you need to Read the Old Testament...so why do some Protestants not read it?
When Jesus was teaching of eternal life (Rich man and Lazarus, also Martha and Mary's brother Lazarus being raised from death) the people listening didn't think it was a new and novel idea: your soul ...
Is the OT canon currently accepted by Protestants the same as the Jewish scriptures? If not, where and how do they differ?