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First, lets tone down the rhetoric. 75 pounds won't snap anybody's neck — unless of course it is in motion, in which case 75 grams would work too. I've personally had occasion to lift a lot more than that with my head and the neck (even un-excersised) is a pretty strong bit of muscle. In fact in much of the world carrying heavy loads is something you do with ...


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Honestly, there are a lot of questions there and rather than skip around I'm going to give one really long background on the birthright and blessing. Just be glad I'm not also giving a treatment to the meaning of firstborn. There is a TL;DR Conclusion at the end, where I will revisit each specific question. But first there is a lot of groundwork to lay. ...


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Lets take a look at the Passage of Scripture and see if we might determine just what happened. 1st Chronicles 13:5 through 12 KJV So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim. And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged ...


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The problem with the census Joab took under David's authority was that Joab began to number (count) those under twenty years of age, something forbidden by the Torah! 1 Chronicles 27:23-24 Chronicles places blame on Joab where it should be placed given that 1 Kings 15:5 only blames David in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. Josephus relates that he did not ...


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There is the line of the shifting of the birthright in Bible. In Genesis alone, there are at least four cases of the shifting of the birthright: from Esau to Jacob (25:22-26, 29-34); from Zarah to Pharez (38:27-30); from Reuben to Joseph (49:3-4; 1 Chron. 5:1); and from Manasseh to Ephraim (48:12-20). Furthermore, in the New Testament the birthright is ...


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I find a comparison with this same event as recorded in II Samuel 24 quite intriguing. Here it says that the anger of the LORD burned against Israel and it incited David against them, indicating that there were nationwide sins at that time and also that David's motive came out of anger. The census taking must have been a glaring offense against God, ...


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The difference might come down to the purpose of each book. Genesis is a literal account and since Abraham was without wife when he bound Keturah to himself--she became his wife, performing the duties of a wife. Chronicles on the other hand is a historical record and perhaps a legal document for things such as inheritance through genealogies and also the ...


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