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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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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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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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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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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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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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Essentially, David is calling on God (v12) to stop punishing him (v13) and save him from the consequences of his sins (v8-v11): Save me from all my transgressions;     do not make me the scorn of fools. I was silent; I would not open my mouth,     for you are the one who has done this. Remove your scourge ...



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