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Sep
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comment What evidence is there that the Jews thought leprosy was due to sin?
@ThaddeusB I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for... a commentary written in English? A quick Google search for tzaraat same as leprosy just turns up a bunch of sites saying exactly what I've said. Why would one think that it means leprosy if the described symptoms don't match leprosy?
Sep
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comment What evidence is there that the Jews thought leprosy was due to sin?
@ThaddeusB Why is it a bold claim? Leprosy is an English word. The Bible speaks about tzara'ath. In any case, see the linked Wikipedia page for tzara'ath. Specifically this section
Sep
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answered What evidence is there that the Jews thought leprosy was due to sin?
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comment Can I get some help understanding the exact definition of an Idol, and Worshiping an Idol?
This question suggests a possible manifestation of obsessive-compulsive disorder. I would highly recommend speaking with a trusted religious leader and/or a mental health professional
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comment Have the individual commands of the OT Law ever been categorized as “Moral,” “Ceremonial,” and “Civil?”
If it helps, Chukim (singular: chok) are the laws which do not have an obvious rational explanation. I'm not sure if "ceremonial" is the correct word to describe this category as it includes laws such as kashrut which are not really part of any particular ceremony. Mishpatim are the laws which have rational explanations (such as "Do not murder"). The third category of laws, called Edot are what I would call ceremonial. These are laws that commemorate something (such as eating Matzah). We would not have thought of them without the Torah, but after the we know about them, they are rational.
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comment Was the Book of the Law (Torah) ever kept inside the Ark of the Covenant?
@RyanFrame That translation is not accurate. The word unambiguously means beside. Any translation of mitzad as "in the side" would be (IMO incorrect) interpretation on top of translation.
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revised Is this melody part of the French church mass?
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comment Is this melody part of the French church mass?
Also, from the article that you linked to, "Another report adds that the Gentiles 'henceforth used the chant in their church,' and musicologist Eric Werner did in fact locate the melody in the Sanctus of the Ninth Mass of the Virgin."
Jul
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comment Is this melody part of the French church mass?
Perhaps that's true, but why would they try to eliminate the melody? Also, does the fact that they had a problem with one sentence in the whole passage mean that they were completely opposed to the whole Aleinu?
Jun
28
comment Are there any biblical incidents of people condemned for consensual premarital sex?
@RyanFrame Maybe, but that seems odd considering Moses also married a Midyanite woman, and there never seemed to be any problem with it. To me, the text is not clear that those things were linked in that way. Of course, this is just my interpretation.
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answered Are there any biblical incidents of people condemned for consensual premarital sex?