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According to this article the discrepancy is most likely a simple copyist error of a single letter causing confusion. David killed Goliath, and Elhannan killed Goliath's brother. 1 Chronicles 20:5 (which repeats this verse) says: 5 And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the ...


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The strongest restriction is that the priests of the Israelite nation could only be from the tribe of Levi, and specifically on descendants of Aaron. Some verses showing this include Numbers 3:10, 3:38 and 16:40: ... This was to remind the Israelites that no one except a descendant of Aaron should come to burn incense before the Lord ... The kingship was ...


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In your question you seem to have overlooked two very important points 1st Samuel 18:1 KJV And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and *Jonathan loved him as his own soul. * In the "soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David" the important point here is the ...


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This is a very tricky set of verses to interpret. Some think it is the Devil taunting Saul, but others think God used the very vices that Saul sought in his guilt to reprove him and prophecy against him. I prefer the second option, that is this apparition is not of the Devil, but quite contrary to the woman’s satanic powers God used the occasion to ...


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Different translations describe the spirit in different ways: NIV, KJV, NASB, ISV - Evil ESV - Harmful NLT - Tormenting YLT - Spirit of Sadness However all these translations agree that this Spirit was sent from the Lord. So to stay with your question, how could a loving God send an evil spirit to torment? He could for the very same reasons he sent a ...


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The short answer: no, Paine's opinion is not widely accepted. First of all, Thomas Paine's opinions on Christianity should be taken with a few grains of salt. He was not a particularly religious person: I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, ...


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There are a couple of important points about the story of Eli: Eli is not just a father to Hophi and Phinehas - has is also a fellow-priest, possibly their superior, and responsible for their actions more than a father would be. There is no direct punishment on Eli - the punishment that is declared is that his descendants will not live to an old age. Is ...


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Disclaimer I have been studying the book of Revelation, and haven't looked at OT for a long time. Thus, if I mis-remembered the story of Eli, please correct me. Thanks! Answer Jeremiah 31:30 But everyone shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. This does not say "die for parents of children's ...


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It is really more like "Thou shalt not murder" rather than just kill. According to a correct formulation of divine command theory, which is grounded in God's nature as the ultimate source of good, what God commands people to do is always good. It may or may not be obvious to us why, but typically makes sense upon 1) further study or 2) looking back at the ...


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Note : I gave this answer when the question first appeared as a general question. After my answer, the tag 'catholicicsm' was added to the question. There is no evidence whatsoever in scripture that anyone on earth anointed anyone else on earth in the upper room. Jesus promised that : But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon ...


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Commentators do not all agree on what happened here, but from the context the most plausible is that God overtook the wicked witch with a vision of Samuel to rebuke Saul. The rebuke is even in part for wickedly seeking a medium in the first place. God on occasion put additional sting and irony into his rebukes by taking a strange person to act as his ...


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This question is almost impossible to answer, as stated. As Baptists (by definition) have no unifying system of doctrine, the denomination as a whole has not made any kind of statement about how they deal with particular items, with the notable exception of baptism. That is to say, you'd have to ask each Baptist individual to find out what they believe. ...


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1 Samuel 7 explicitly says that Samuel judged Israel: 1 Samuel 7:5-17 (ESV) Then Samuel said, “Gather all Israel at Mizpah, and I will pray to the Lord for you.” So they gathered at Mizpah and drew water and poured it out before the Lord and fasted on that day and said there, “We have sinned against the Lord.” And Samuel judged the people of Israel ...


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Not all translations 'polished' 1 sam 20:1-30; These are them: 1.New Living Translation: Saul boiled with rage at Jonathan. "You stupid son of a whore!" he swore at him. "Do you think I don't know that you want him to be king in your place, shaming yourself and your mother? 2.NET Bible: Saul became angry with Jonathan and said to him, "You stupid traitor!...


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According to BibleHub.com's "Hebrew Text Analysis Page", the Hebrew text is בֶּֽן־נַעֲוַ֖תהַמַּרְדּ֑וּתהֲל֣וֹאיָדַ֗עְתִּי and a literal translation is something along the lines of son of the perverse rebellious [woman] Thus it appears that this is what Saul in fact did say, although he may have meant, as the New Living Translation has it, You son ...


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1 Chronicles 20:5 records the same event. However, it states that it was the brother of Goliath. Other translations, such as the NIV, show the reference in 2 Samuel 21:19 as being the brother of Goliath as well. It most likely is just dependent on the translator of the time.


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Some times we ascribe more power to Satan than he actually has, and less to God than he actually has. In saying: 1st Samuel 16:14 KJV But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. they were attributing power to the correct person. So now that I have you completely confused, let's take a look at the ...


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God is Completely Sovereign All events can be credited to him in the sense that nothing happens without him at least allowing it, even if he is not exactly the agent of delivery. This is not necessarily to say that what happens is his highest preference (e.g. he would have preferred that Adam and Eve not sin), but it conforms to his (permissive) will. He is ...


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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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1) Knowledge. In times when God reveals himself more clearly through his actions, people are held responsible for that knowledge. God had been displaying his wonders through his acts of kindness toward Israel, therefore the peoples who lived closest to Israel were held responsible with more severe acts of judgement. Egypt was one example, with an escalating ...


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The Philistines had disarmed the Israelites to prevent rebellion. Gill's Exposition on 1 Sam. 13:19, "Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel,.... The Philistines, when they ruled over them, having removed them into their own country, and forbid any to learn or exercise that trade in Israel: for the Philistines said, lest ...


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A clue is to be found in 1 Samuel 1:9 where Eli the priest was sitting on a chair by the doorpost of the Lord's temple. Here is the comment from the NIV Study Bible: Here and in 1 Samuel 3:3 the central sanctuary, the tabernacle,is referred to as "the Lord's temple". It is also called "the house of the Lord" (v. 7; 3:15), "the Tent of Meeting" (2:22) and ...


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I would add to the above explanation that Saul was offering a sacrifice while being in rebellion to the command to kill everyone and destroy the spoil. 1Sa 15:3  Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.'  This should be a warning to us ...


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While it is true that the Baptist faith does not specify many things in which there are rigid specifics for belief; that is based in the belief that the holy Ghost will teach each person how the specific parts of the Bible apply to them individually. That belief is fostered by Jesus saying in: John 14:26 KJV But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, ...


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Some students of the Bible may be quick to judge Israel for her desire to conform to the nations around them by asking for a king, and perhaps their negative judgment is at least partially deserved. In Israel's favor, however, is that the prophet Samuel's sons did not walk in the ways of their father and his God. First Samuel chapter 8 tells us they ...


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An explanation for the first question is that God is in control over everything and that everything happens because he has allowed it. Sometimes he strike people with afflictions, but that does not mean he really wants to do it. Note the word "willingly" in the second verse. He does not do it willingly, but that does not mean he doesn't do it. An ...


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