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The first published use of this phrase can be attributed to Cardinal Pole, in a speech given to the English Parliament in 1554, regarding England's return to Roman Catholicism under Queen Mary: This I protest before you, my commission is not of prejudice to any person. I come not to destroy, but to build: I come to reconcile, not to condemn: I am not ...


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The only Jews the entered Canaan before the main body of the Israelites where the Twelve Spies mentioned in the Book of Numbers. "And the people marched from Haseroth, and pitched their tents in the desert of Pharan. And there the Lord spoke to Moses, saying. Send men to view the land of Chanaan, which I will give to the children of Israel, one of every ...


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The prophet Balaam was a true prophet of the Lord before he rebelled - this can be understood from the fact that God answered Balaam when he asked counsel from God - and it can be plainly seen that he was not living among the Israelites. Numbers 22:4, 5: ...So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time, sent messengers to summon Balaam son of ...


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He discusses the tetragrammaton at several places in the grammar.1 In §102m he includes the vowel pointing patach-šĕwă-sĕgōl that leads to our English “Yahweh”. That is: יַהְוֶה‎. Elsewhere throughout the grammar he either uses the unpointed יהוה or the Masoretic יְהוָֹה (šĕwă'-ḥōlem-qāmeṣ; that is, the vowels of אֲדֹנָי ʾădōnāy 2). The relationship between ...


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Not sure about the exact origin of the quote. Could this perhaps be a case of a quote being modified from its original form? I do know that the closing sentence of "On the Love of God" is "Those who love God are one Spirit with Him." This seems to be close to the meaning if not the actual words. Then again, maybe this quote is from another of his writings. ...


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A king could also be a priest, just not a member of the Aaronic priesthood. As Mawia has already stated, in pre-monarchic Israel and throughout the Levant, both father (as head of the household) and firstborn sons typically served as priests (e.g., Numbers 3:13). In addition, the king typically served as a priest for the entire nation (as with Melchizedek ...



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