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In context, the list refers to the remnant that was protected from the '6th seal'. Here are two brief commentaries on it: Resources » The IVP New Testament Commentary Series » John's list does not match exactly any of the traditional lists of the tribes of Israel (for example, Gen 35:23-26; 49:1-28; Deut 33:6-25), either in the names or in the order of ...


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There are actually 14 tribes if you consider Ephraim and Manasseh as additional tribes, but this is an abberation in my opinion since Ephraim inherited his father's portion so there were 13. Levi was not given land, his offspring being the priests. As you indicated Joseph received extra share of land which I suspect is what allowed Manasseh to separate ...


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In Ephesians 3:10, heavenly beings in general are meant -- angels and demons. Through the church, God "teaches" heavenly beings something of God's grace and love that they never saw before. In Ephesians 6:12, it speaks of the evil beings in the spiritual realm, demonic. It specifically distinguishes between earthly and heavenly spheres of influence, ...


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Lukewarm is described in Revelation 3;17 as follows: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked: Revelation 3;18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire; that thou mayest be ...



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