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Throughout the narrative parts of the Old Testament, there is very little mention of any afterlife. That idea arises mostly later on, in the books of the Prophets. During the bulk of Old Testament times, salvation had little or nothing to do with: Heaven or the afterlife, since there was little or no belief in such a thing. Being freed from the curse of ...


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There are three principal interpretations of this passage among Protestants and Catholics. "All Israel" might refer to: A future large-scale conversion of Jewish people to Christianity All the Jewish people elected by God All the people of God, both Gentiles and Jews The first of these views is easily the most popular, and is widely held by ...


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There are several passages that suggest an answer; in particular Deuteronomy 8:2–3: 2 And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. 3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and ...


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There are inscriptions found in Kuntillet Ajtud and a further inscription found scratched on bedrock in a tomb at Khirbet el-Qom in Judah, that appear to say the goddess Asherah was considered to be the wife of Yahweh. The first of these was discovered in 1975, when Tel Aviv University archaeologist Ze’ev Meshel decided to excavate at remote Kuntillet ‘Ajrud ...


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Four distinct nations First, it's important to understand that each of the four nations (other than Israel) mentioned here is distinct from the others, though they did have various interrelationships. Here are their origins in the Hebrew Table of Nations, and their territories at the time of the conquest of the Holy Land. It is surprisingly difficult to ...


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Yes, during Jesus' lifetime, coins in the Roman Empire bore the likeness of the Emperor - who happened to be Augustus, also known as Tiberius, for most of Jesus' life. These are actual Roman coins from Jesus' lifetime, bearing the image of Augustus Cæsar. - Source Contrary to popular belief, coins bearing the image of a pagan were not inherently ...


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Second Samuel takes up the narrative of accurate Bible history following the death of Saul, Israel’s first king, and carries it along to near the end of David’s 40-year reign. Thus, the period covered is from 1077 B.C.E. to about 1040 B.C.E. The fact that the book does not record David’s death is strong evidence that it was written about 1040 B.C.E., or just ...


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There are many lessons in the Bible that must be taken as whole in order to dissect the overall message God intended to teach us, and most often we find that there are multiple lessons wrapped up into one Book of the Bible; and Genesis is likely one in which there are the most and most varied lessons. In your question you refer to two specific sections of ...


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How do different Protestant denominations view the relationship between Israel and the Church? The different views frequently track what a denomination teaches about end times. There can also be various views within a denomination. The views run a spectrum. There is no more Israel (as far as God is concerned) and the church has inherited all of the ...


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Twelve = Abundant Completeness of God's Blessings The number twelve is suggestive of abundant completeness, particularly in terms of blessings (as opposed to the number 40, which is usually associated with complete punishment or adversity, e.g. the flood, Moses' exile from Egypt, years wandering in the wilderness, Jesus' fasting in the wilderness, Jewish ...


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Simply put: the public reading offered during Nehemiah’s reforms was from Deuteronomy, not Numbers. Compare the texts below for their several parallels. As the old stories were told in Deuteronomy, the Ammonites – not the Midianites, as in Numbers – collaborated with the Moabites against the ancient Israelites. Nehemiah likely chose the passage from ...



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