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Could the Pentateuch have been written by ordinary scribes in the Iron Age Are there actually specific details that could have only been known at one point in time Something people of the Bronze Age would have known was that the southern coastline was still occupied by Canaanites - the Philistines did not arrive until Iron I. This is something that ...


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Great question! I too am seeking on clarity of the text that shows/implies that God's people were choosing to pray facing toward Jerusalem. In my study, I did find that King David also followed this practice (1035 BC-961 BC estimate of King Davids lifetime). Psalm 5:7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear ...


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One additional point which should be noted is that according to Hebrews, even Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) only covers 'sins of ignorance': 'But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance' (Heb 9:7, NIV) It would indeed ...


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I have been working on some software which converts between different versification systems. As part of that, I have a file listing the various differences: transformations.data. There is no single "Jewish" translation, but I currently have included the NJPS. The JPS or Masoretic text probably have some differences elsewhere. There is also a long JSON file ...



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