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the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy)

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How was Moses able to speak to over 600,000 people at once?

This is a followup question to the question about Jesus speaking to crowds of 5,000 people without audio installation. The book of Exodus says that Israelites had 600,000 men of fighting age. And ...
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Why Don't Christians Accept the Oral Torah? [closed]

Why do Christians accept the Jewish belief that the Hebrew Bible is the Word of God, but not accept the Oral Torah which the Jewish people believe also represents the Word of God? "According to ...
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What are the various evangelical views regarding the agricultural revolution and it's impact on primeval history in Genesis?

According to Genesis 4, both Cain and Abel were agriculturists, however, modern anthropologists and paleontologists hold that human societies had been around for thousands or millions of years prior ...
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How does someone accidentally make an oath? Leviticus 5:4

How does someone accidentally make an oath (an oath that they are "unaware" they had made)? Does it mean basically all careless statements about taking a particular action are in effect an oath? ...
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In Moses' time, would freeing a slave be harmful to the slave?

Exodus 21:26 is about letting a slave go free if they are injured by their owner. This appears to be a good thing, but I'm also wondering if it would be detrimental to a slave to be freed when they ...
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What was the punishment for escaped slaves in the Old Testament? [closed]

It seems like at some point in the Torah there must have been some regulation regarding the treatment of escaped slaves. Unfortunately, I don't know where, exactly, to look for that regulation. Is ...
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Paul Upholds and Teaches the Torah Law

What scriptural support is there to back the idea that Paul not only supported the Torah, but also promoted it? UPDATE: For those needing clarification: "support" be actively interested in and ...
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In what way was the Law of Moses “a good thing whose purpose had now been accomplished”?

I came across this quote from NT Wright: The Torah [the Law of Moses] is given for a specific period of time, and is then set aside—not because it was a bad thing now happily abolished, but ...
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What are the oldest surviving manuscripts of the scriptures?

Torah, Tanach, gospels, septuagint, dead sea scrolls, masoretic, whatever. Which one is the oldest and how far?
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Torah and the Old Testament [closed]

Both Torah and the Old Testament relate to Jews. How different or similar is Torah and the Old Testament of Bible?
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Was Solomon interested in studying the Scriptures?

1 Kings 4:29-34 (NIV) God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the ...
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Was the Book of the Law (Torah) ever kept inside the Ark of the Covenant?

Deuteronomy 31:24-26 (NIV) After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this law from beginning to end, he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the ...
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What happened to the Book of the Law?

2 Kings 22 (NIV) 8 Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord.” He gave it to Shaphan, who read it. 11 When the ...
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According the infallibility of scripture, do ancient near east laws (ANE laws) really explain the derivation of the laws of Moses?

In the last 100 years, archaeology has discovered many ancient bodies of law including Sumerian, Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian and Canaanite ancient laws. This has caused a lot of significant hoopla ...
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Keep the law OR nail to the cross? [closed]

I have seen two views about the laws of the old testament in the bible. One view is where Jesus himself says "keep the Law" while in the other Paul says that "the Law has been nailed to the cross" ...
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Where did Moses write about Jesus?

Jesus said that Moses wrote about Him: If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. John 5:46 Where did Moses write about Jesus? My thoughts were: And I will put ...
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How valid is the JEDP theory?

The JEDP theory basically states that the first five books of the bible (the Pentatauch) were not written by a single person, but rather by four different people. I'm trying to understand if this ...
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What was the reasons for documentary hypothesis?

Documentary Hypothesis assumes that the text of the Torah as preserved can be divided into identifiable sources that predate its compilations by centuries, the Jahwist (J) source being the ...
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To what extent does the Law of Moses still apply?

Matthew 5:17-18 (KJV) 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot ...