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relating to the descendants of Jacob (the Hebrew peoples whose story comprises the history of the OT) or the country which has historically been called Caanan, Palestine, or Israel

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Why did the Lord Jesus curse the fig tree? [migrated]

Mark 11:12-25, Matthew 21:18-22 Jesus curses the fig tree. In Mark, especially, this episode is embedded in the sequence of Jesus' announcements that the Son of Man will die and be resurrected in ...
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Why some believe that Apocalypse will be triggered by The Temple of Solomon?

Maybe this question is better suited for Biblical Hermeneutics, but it is on-topic here too. We know that King Solomon built a temple in Jerusalem for God, then the Assyrians or Babylonians (I forget ...
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Do We Know with Reasonable Certainty Where Goshen was Located?

It is my understanding that after Joseph presented Jacob to Pharaoh, the king gave the Hebrews (Jacob and the rest of his party) some very fertile land (Goshen) in which to dwell by themselves. It ...
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When Did Israel First Expect Deliverance from Egypt?

When one watches the 1955 epic, The Ten Commandments, one gets the impression that enslaved Israel had been expecting God to send a deliverer for four hundred years. Is this true? A promise is given ...
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Is it true that Yahweh was part of a polytheistic religion?

I remembered recently that long ago, in middle school, my history teacher told us in the class that Yahweh, the Hebrew God was a god part of a polytheistic religion, and that He wasn't even the king ...
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Does the Bible refer to Christian gentiles or the Church as "New Israelites", "New Israel" or "Spiritual Israel"?

Introduction: Merriam-Webster defines New Israel as “the Christian fellowship of believers: the Christian Church.” The relationship of Israel and the Church has been debated for centuries and various ...
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Did King Solomon have any personal Prophets during his reign over Israel?

We have record of King David having several prophets speak into his life who "kept him on the straight and narrow" or disciplined him when necessary. (Samuel, Nathan, Gad) But I fail to find ...
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Is Christianity an ethnic religion?

It's well-known that in the Bible God mentioned all about Israel and its people like Judaism. Judaism and Christianity believe in the same Bibles also. So Judaism is an ethnic religion according to ...
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Which battle won by Judah or the United Kingdom of Israel that was won miraculously had the greatest number of enemy casualties?

Lots of battles were fought in the Bible. Some were won primarily by a miraculous act of God, such as the fall of Jericho in the days of Joshua or the defeat of Sennacherib's Assyrian army in the days ...
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What is the fulfillment Of Deuteronomy 28:12?

The Lord will open to you his good treasury the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not ...
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What Event Is Leviticus 26:22 Referring To?

Leviticus 26: 21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which ...
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Are there Biblical examples of being adopted into an Israelite tribe?

I know throughout the scriptures that strangers were always allowed to join Israel as long as they followed the laws of God and acted accordingly. However, these strangers who were allowed in the land,...
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How can it be defended that all Israel is Jewish?

Many texts, publications, teachers, preachers etc. refer to ALL of Israel as Jewish. I'm forgoing putting links herein as there are many references online quickly and easily found. For example, &...
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Does God say Israel will Not be Saved?

My question is based on a study of things which God has NOT SAID, and on His promises to Israel, for example: And since the Lord had NOT SAID he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, ...
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How should we address a person from Israel such as a Christian or other non-Jewish individual? [duplicate]

Is the word Jew a derogatory word? I assumed that Jews originated from the kingdom of Judah, but there were two kingdoms; Israel and Judah.
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What is the biblical support for the idea that people in the Old Testament went to heaven?

There is, among many groups, a basic idea that people in the Old Testament, namely Israelites, went to heaven. To further explain the scope of this question, I want to ignore the specific individuals ...
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What are the significant differences between the Priesthood of the Israelites and the Priesthood of the Catholic Church?

When I research on the Catholic Priesthood, many apologists and theologians will make comparisons between Israelite priests and Catholic priests, especially in reference to the Pope guiding the church....
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How do dispensationalists understand the statements that God fulfilled all his promises to Israel in Joshua 21 and 23?

One of the foundational claims of dispensational theology is that there are various land promises that God has made to the nation of Israel which He has yet to fulfill. One claim is that Israel has ...
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God promises David that his kingdom will endure forever, then why did Israel's throne become empty for nearly 600 years before Jesus?

Some relevant texts: 2 Samuel 7:12-16, 2 Chronicles 13:5, Psalm 89:20-37, 1 Kings 11:36, etc. It seems that God promises David a continuous Davidic line on the throne, without interruption (especially ...
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Looking for a passage about God forbidding that a census be taken

Years ago, reading the Bible, I came across a passage where God forbade that a census be taken. I don't remember where that was, but would like to find it again. Looking at an online concordance, I ...
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During Assyria’s conquest of Israel, what side did Judah take?

Relations between Israel and Judah were fluid. They were sometimes allies and sometimes adversaries. During Assyria’s long campaign against Israel culminating in the siege of Samaria and subsequent ...
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If Israel is the vine that prefigures Jesus, the "true" vine, isn't Israel's purpose fulfilled?

The question of which vine is being contrasted when Jesus claims to be the "true vine" (John 15) received this answer that the vine contrasted with the "true" vine is Israel; taken ...
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Did Ellen G White say Israel will never become a nation

I have been searching high and low for an accredited source that says Ellen G White said Israel will never become a nation. Not surprisingly, such a prophetic word would not be easy to find. I need ...
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Israel’s pronoun in the Old Testament?

Is Israel referred to as the pronoun 'she' in the Old Testament?
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According to Christianity, does the blessing of Genesis 12:3 extend to Palestine or is it only for Israel (and the church as the spiritual Israel)? [closed]

I was reading 12:3 and I started to wonder whether or not that blessing was for Palestinians too, as descendants of Abraham. Thank you.
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Who is being referred to in [Numbers 24:9]?

Some translations say [Israel], while majority of the others say [you]. [New International Version] Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness--who dares to rouse them? "May those who bless ...
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How many Jews were there at exodus?

According to Gen 46:27, Jacob entered Egypt with a family of 70. Kohath was Levi's son, Amram Kohath's, and Moses Amram's, so Moses's generation was 2 generations from Kohath's. 600,000 men, with ...
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How did Jethro know Moses's God?

Jethro appeared to be a friendly guy to Moses, and even appeared to agree with what Moses believed in, especially in theological terms (i.e. worshipping Yahweh). If that's the case, then how did ...
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Where can I get a topographical map of Israel / Transjordan?

As an aide in Old Testament study, I'm looking for a topographical map of Israel - both East and West of the Jordan. Specifically, I want a map with topographical layer-lines showing specific heights. ...
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Did God establish Israel's boundaries from eternity?

Why did God choose the nation of Israel to be established within the boundaries of Canaan? Was this planned from the beginning and was it possible that before Noah cursed Canaan in Genesis 9 and the ...
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What percentage of US Christians are Dispensationalists?

What percentage of US Christians are dispensationalists? I think it has a serious impact on American policy in the Middle East. Dispensationalism is a religious interpretive system and ...
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Does Judah's betrayal to Jesus have something to do with Judah's betrayal to Jehovah in OT (Jeremiah 2:23?)

Judah got sold for 30 silver coins and betrayed Jesus Judah (tribe) betrayed LORD by worshipping that false god Baal and other worthless idols Do these both incidents have something in common?
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Did everyone tithe in Israel? When did the tithing come into the church?

Did everyone tithe in Israel? Merchants/fisherman/blacksmiths etc.? When did the tithing come into the church?
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According to Preterism is the land mentioned in Ezekiel 37:25 "Heaven"?

NIV Ezekiel 37: 24 My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. 25 They will live in the land I gave to my ...
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What kind of Christianity supports Zionism?

I'm writing an essay about Christian Zionism, and I'm a bit unclear on the end-times beliefs of pre-millennialism and post-millennialism. I understand the basic timelines of both, but where does ...
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From Genesis to Exodus - is God dealing with Israelites or Jews?

Finished reading Genesis and now that I'm on Exodus, I get the impression God is dealing with Israelites and not Jews. Is this because Jacob was given the name Israel, so all his descendants were ...
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Eating sour grapes and transmitting sin over generations

Prophesying the restoration of Israel, Jeremiah makes the following statement: In those days they shall no longer say: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on ...
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Does the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church believe in replacement theology?

I belong to Associate Reformed Presbyterian church and would like to know if they believe in replacement theology . Do they believe in the prophecy and the thousand year reign of Christ on the earth??...
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Isn't Israel the firstborn Son of the Lord?

We read in Exodus 4:22 that the people Israel are God's firstborn son: "Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, "Israel is My son, My firstborn. (NASB) So now, how can Jesus be the ...
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Matthew 5:13-16 is for the Israelites ONLY?

We are having a discussion about how we, as a follower of Christ, are the ‘salt of earth and light of the world’ (Matthew 5:13-16). Someone insists that the verses are for the Israelite people/...
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How was Solomon considered one of the wisest?

According to Deuteronomy 17:14-17, there are a couple of rules a king should follow. From the NKJV: 14 “When you come to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, and possess it and dwell in ...
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Israel without spears and the value of a shekel

It is stated in 1 Samuel 13:19-22 that Saul's army didn't have any swords or spears, due to the Philistines "not allowing" Israeli blacksmiths. [19] Now there was no blacksmith to be found ...
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What constitutes a half-tribe?

In Joshua 1:12, Joshua talks to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. What made the Manasseh a half-tribe? The Bible doesn't refer to the Reubenites and the Gadites as "half" a ...
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Do any traditions hold that the Jews will return to Israel prior to Christ's Second Coming?

I have heard that the Second Coming of Jesus must be preceded by Jews returning to their homeland of Israel. Does such a view exist? Is it a generally shared Christian belief, or is it specific to ...
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Worklabor during construction of Solomon's palace?

I am curious about non-Israelites employed in building of Solomon's palace? Was it common to use such non-Israeli force, especially in position of foreman?
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How long was David on the run from Saul?

When Saul suspected that David was going to take his throne, he tried to capture David to prevent this from happening. How long was Saul chasing David?
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Was Herod Antipas an official king?

There are different Herods in the Bible. We have Herod the Great who ruled when Jesus was born and Herod Antipas, who ruled later. I have seen in several places that Herod the Great is called "king" ...
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How do Catholics understand the gathering of Jews in Isaiah 43:5–6?

Isaiah 43:5–6 reads: 5 Fear not, for I am with you;       from the east I will bring back your offspring,       from the west I will ...
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What is the Ezekiel War Theory?

I was watching an Evangelical thriller movie the other night (Jerusalem Countdown) which was an apocalyptic film that centered around the Ezekiel War Theory. What is this theory exactly? From what I ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that the Jews rejected their king?

Jews are persecuted and harassed for rejecting their king, yet, Jesus was never anointed by a prophet and set up as a king, and slipped through the crowds not allowing the Jews to make him their king ...
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