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Solomon married his concubines, so he wasn't practicing adultery - just polygamy, which was not forbidden. David murdered Uriah, but did it by proxy. He did not kill Uriah, rather he set up a situation in which he would fall in battle. Beyond that, yes David "killed his ten thousands," but did so in battle, and thus it isn't murder. And as Caleb pointed ...


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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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The apparent wordplay of Bathsheba bathing in the story of David and Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11 is purely an artifact of English translation. In the original Hebrew, the "Bath" in "Bathsheba" has no connection at all with the word translated "bathing" in some translations of 2 Samuel 11:2. The Hebrew name בַּת־שֶׁבַע (bath-sheba) is a compound word composed ...


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Yes, there was a special provision. God personally enacted a punishment. In the case of David, God caused his son to die and did not permit him to be the one to build the temple. 2 Samuel 12:14 (ESV) Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die. 1 Chronicles 28:3 (ESV) But God said ...


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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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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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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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Unless you only have sex once it can be hard to pinpoint exactly when the child was conceived. Normal term pregnancies range from 37 to 41 weeks, a full month's time. Bathsheba presumably contacted David as soon as she realised she had missed her period and was pregnant. David tried to get Uriah to go home and sleep with her immediately, so that he would ...


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There are several lessons to be drawn from this genealogy. One of my personal favorites is the four women mentioned: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Mary. Each of these women's stories is mentioned in Scripture, and each has a less than stellar reputation. To wit: Tamar played the part of a prostitute, and got her father-in-law to impregnante her, although she ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This question isn't really a Christian doctrinal question, I think. But, the most obvious answer here is that they were both kings. And the literal letter of God's law is always enacted by people (like the King's army or guards), who are generally under the rule of the king -- notably as a sort of proxy for God in the case of the Jews. So, the king probably ...


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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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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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