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This verse is contrasting Jesus and David. Jesus ascended: Luke 24:51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. David went to heaven the old fashioned way: by dying first. This is evidenced by David's body being buried: Acts 2:29 “Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was ...


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In the beginning... Genesis 6:4 (NIV) The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. The descendants of these children of Nephilim were the giants that show up later in the bible. When Moses sent the twelve spies ...


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Healthy human hair can absorb 30% of its weight in water. This gal's hair weighs 25lbs when wet. This analysis by a skeptic offers some details about average human hair. (Read the comments, too.) According to his calculations, 29 years' growth of hair (for an "average" human) could weigh that much. If Absalom was indeed unusually locked, his numbers could ...


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David, of course, was the second King of Israel (later just Judah) who had descendants also upon the throne. We see that Jesus was indeed descended in direct lineage from David through many generations. In some cases in the Bible, "son of" is used to refer to descendants rather than literal sons. Thus, Jesus could be called a "son of David". But because of ...


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There were specific instructions for the king of Israel to not acquire many wives for himself, since that could have the effect of turning his heart away from the Lord. This text predates the first king of Israel, so I would say that David and Solomon should have known that this was forbidden. (Note: the Bible did not actually forbid them from polygamy, ...


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David is from the tribe of Judah. This can be found in Matthew 1. See verses 2-6a: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of ...


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According to this article the discrepancy is most likely a simple copyist error of a single letter causing confusion. David killed Goliath, and Elhannan killed Goliath's brother. 1 Chronicles 20:5 (which repeats this verse) says: 5 And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the ...


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70 years David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 2 Samuel 5:4


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When David provoked the anger of God by counting the fighting men in Israel, the punishment was so severe. Then God commanded David to build an altar on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite (1 Chronicles 21) to pray to the LORD to have mercy on Israel. David called on the Lord, and the Lord answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt ...


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There is no discrepancy. Greek syntax First, in the genealogy encountered in the Gospel according to Luke (cp. 3:23-38), the very syntax of the Greek text seems to argue against the assertion that Luke is stating that Joseph is the son of Heli. Consider Num. 36:1 in the LXX. When the translator wished to state that Gil'ad (גִלְעָד) was the son of Makhir ...


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In your question you seem to have overlooked two very important points 1st Samuel 18:1 KJV And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and *Jonathan loved him as his own soul. * In the "soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David" the important point here is the ...


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There is no absolute agreement about what the Book of David (Zaboor or Zabur) is referring to. The majority opinion is that it refers to the Book of Psalms, which is a part of the Bible. The majority of the Psalms are traditionally written by David.


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No Having multiple wives was not a sin back then, as it is not a sin now (outside if it being illegal). History At the time of Abraham, David, Solomon, and Jesus, polygamy was part of the culture. Even in Jesus' times, polygamy was allowed and part of the customs of the Israeli people. The historian Josephus noted that Herod was allowed to have multiple ...


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David was not the sole author of any books of the Bible, but: He authored most (but not all) of the Psalms, a Jewish Hymnbook that is the Largest book of the Bible. He is the primary character in the second half of 1 Samuel and all of 2 Samuel, plus its duplicate 1 Chronicles. According to this source, the Books of David are often assumed to be the ...


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I think Romans 9 gives a pretty good explanation of God's prerogative in creation and his reason for creating "vessels of wrath prepared for destruction." Romans 9:11-23 (ESV) 11  though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him ...


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The whole of the Bible is a story of men who are given the commandments of God and then disobey them to their own detriment. Remember Adam and Eve were the first humans and were taught by God the commandments. Ultimately men like their son Cain choose to follow the devil instead of God and were no longer under the covenant or favor of God. Eventually it got ...


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As usual, my answer is long-winded, but it is, I hope, worth reading nevertheless. In answering many such questions, we need to take the long view, so to speak, and treat an important issue such as this one in the context of the entire canon of Scripture, which we today--unlike the saints of old--have the privilege of possessing in its fullness. Did ...


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The Messiah and Joseph's genealogy? Both Matthew and Luke record the genealogy of Yeshua from different perspectives. Matthew's gospel gives us the legal lineage of Yeshua, while Luke gives us the bloodline. Matthew's focus is on Yeshua the son of David, the son of Abraham; thus the lineage of Yeshua in Matthew's gospel runs forward from Abraham, ...


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The call to think about good things is not a proposal of turning a blind eye to the wickedness of men but to see it under the light of the gospel which makes even darkness praise God's grace. It may be worth noting that the exhortation starts with thinking about what is 'true'. This in practical terms means think about whatever is in the Bible, including all ...


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The Gospel of Luke makes the connection- Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph. (Luke 3:23) Actual biology is, when it comes to sonship, irrelevant. Indeed, when it came to inheritance and descendance, any named successor could be counted as a child. Abraham, for example, knew ...


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1 Chronicles 20:5 records the same event. However, it states that it was the brother of Goliath. Other translations, such as the NIV, show the reference in 2 Samuel 21:19 as being the brother of Goliath as well. It most likely is just dependent on the translator of the time.


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No one could know for sure what David knew or was thinking when he wrote, for example, Psalms 22 (one of my favorite) which can clearly be taken as entirely prophetic of Christ, but also refects David's own personal experiences. Jesus quoted (part of) verse one from the cross, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?", and the soldiers fulfilled verse 18, ...


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God created Goliath for the same reason he created Pharaoh, the Canaanites, and every other foe he sent to challenge his people - namely, to show his Glory. In 2 Chronicles 16, he says as much: 7At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him: “Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the Lord your God, the army of the ...


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If you take the entire Psalm in context, you'll see that the writer is being punished by God for some sin of which he is guilty. The situation is described in verses 7-11 (NASB): And now, Lord, for what do I wait?My hope is in You.Deliver me from all my transgressions;Make me not the reproach of the foolish.I have become mute, I do not open my ...


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Joseph's lineage descended from Solomon according to the following passage: Matthew 1:6-7 (NASB) 6 Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah. 7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa. Joseph was also descended from a ...


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Romans 15:12 A descendant of Jesse will appear;he will come to rule the Gentiles and they will put their hope in him. I see nothing about gender here, so any progeny from the genetic material of David or his siblings should be suitable. My general knowledge is that lineage of Jewish persons is through the mother. The mother is undisputed the father could ...


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Psalms is a collection of songs written by many people, compiled latter by some unknown editor. Though David wrote many songs, he did not write all the songs. Some songs were written before David and some after him. The Psalms were written by numerous people over 1,000 years of Israel 's history. Some of the Psalms were written as far back as the ...


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If he did, its nowhere stated in the Bible. Rather, the Bible clearly states that anyone who is not a priest will die if they touch the ark. In 2nd Samuel 6 and 1st Chronicles 13 the story is told of how when David decided to have the ark brought back from Gibeah to Jerusalem, and contrary to the Torah, David had the ark placed on a cart (rather than ...


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I believe David would have been experienced enough to know when he is under the Spirit of inspiration. However, I'm not aware of any verse of him stating this directly, but then again, neither do most of God's prophet and apostles. However, it is not just Christians who quote David as prophetically applicable towards Jesus. Jesus did so Himself and even ...


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The Asaphites that handled the worship service, possibly Levites and belonging to the priesthood, are some of those who wrote Psalms for worship other than David. Moses also wrote some Psalms, long before David. All the Psalms, written by David or others, were inspired by the Holy Spirit and therefore is the ultimate author of them all. All scripture is ...



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