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The apparent wordplay of Bathsheba bathing in the story of David and Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11 is purely an artifact of English translation. In the original Hebrew, the "Bath" in "Bathsheba" has no connection at all with the word translated "bathing" in some translations of 2 Samuel 11:2. The Hebrew name בַּת־שֶׁבַע (bath-sheba) is a compound word composed ...


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Unless you only have sex once it can be hard to pinpoint exactly when the child was conceived. Normal term pregnancies range from 37 to 41 weeks, a full month's time. Bathsheba presumably contacted David as soon as she realised she had missed her period and was pregnant. David tried to get Uriah to go home and sleep with her immediately, so that he would ...


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David, of course, was the second King of Israel (later just Judah) who had descendants also upon the throne. We see that Jesus was indeed descended in direct lineage from David through many generations. In some cases in the Bible, "son of" is used to refer to descendants rather than literal sons. Thus, Jesus could be called a "son of David". But because of ...


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When David provoked the anger of God by counting the fighting men in Israel, the punishment was so severe. Then God commanded David to build an altar on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite (1 Chronicles 21) to pray to the LORD to have mercy on Israel. David called on the Lord, and the Lord answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt ...


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Healthy human hair can absorb 30% of its weight in water. This gal's hair weighs 25lbs when wet. This analysis by a skeptic offers some details about average human hair. (Read the comments, too.) According to his calculations, 29 years' growth of hair (for an "average" human) could weigh that much. If Absalom was indeed unusually locked, his numbers could ...


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The Old Testament has two distinct methods of claiming kingship. One is by descent from David, and the other is by prophetic or divine appointment. Where did David himself get his kingship? It was by prophetic appointment, through Samuel. One was applicable to the southern Kingdom of Judah, with its capital in Jerusalem, while the other was applicable to ...


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70 years David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 2 Samuel 5:4


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David is from the tribe of Judah. This can be found in Matthew 1. See verses 2-6a: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of ...


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There are several lessons to be drawn from this genealogy. One of my personal favorites is the four women mentioned: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Mary. Each of these women's stories is mentioned in Scripture, and each has a less than stellar reputation. To wit: Tamar played the part of a prostitute, and got her father-in-law to impregnante her, although she ...


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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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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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These are two lineages in the Gospels. One - which you have cited - in Matthew, which traces Jesus' ancestry through Joseph, and another in Luke which traces His ancestry through Mary. Joseph's genealogy, however, also applies to Mary in that she, like he, was of the house and lineage of David (Luke 2:4). John Chrysostom addresses your question directly ...


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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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As usual, my answer is long-winded, but it is, I hope, worth reading nevertheless. In answering many such questions, we need to take the long view, so to speak, and treat an important issue such as this one in the context of the entire canon of Scripture, which we today--unlike the saints of old--have the privilege of possessing in its fullness. Did Abraham,...


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The Gospel of Luke makes the connection- Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph. (Luke 3:23) Actual biology is, when it comes to sonship, irrelevant. Indeed, when it came to inheritance and descendance, any named successor could be counted as a child. Abraham, for example, knew that ...


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David was born 1041 bc, maybe plus or minus a year. David was 30 years old when he began to reign and he reigned 40 years.(2 Sam 5:4) Multiple lines of evidence put the end of his reign/start of the reign of Solomon at 971 BC. The evidence is found in:- 1. Edwin Thiele's "Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings"; William Hamilton Barnes evidence from ...


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There is no absolute agreement about what the Book of David (Zaboor or Zabur) is referring to. The majority opinion is that it refers to the Book of Psalms, which is a part of the Bible. The majority of the Psalms are traditionally written by David.


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David was not the sole author of any books of the Bible, but: He authored most (but not all) of the Psalms, a Jewish Hymnbook that is the Largest book of the Bible. He is the primary character in the second half of 1 Samuel and all of 2 Samuel, plus its duplicate 1 Chronicles. According to this source, the Books of David are often assumed to be the Psalms, ...


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Naomi fled from the famine in Judah to live in Moab with her husband and two sons. Her two sons eventually married Moabite wives including Ruth. Naomi’s husband and sons eventually died and she decided to return to her homeland. Ruth clung onto her with a pledge that ‘your people will be my people and your God will be my God.’ (Ruth 1:16). Though she was a ...


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I'm not certain whether this will help with your question or not, but this is a small section from Oscar Cullmann's, Christology of the New Testament (page 129): Hegesippus was the Jewish Christian author of a history of the very early church of which we possess only a few fragments. According to Eusebius he tells the following story: Despite the ...


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Isaiah chapter 11 is about the heir to David’s throne. It is a Messianic prophecy. Psalm 72 reflects on the prospects of David’s royal line and on Zion. The surpassing righteousness and domination sought in this prayer foreshadow the coming of Jesus, the Son of David. Source: New Living Translation Study Bible notes. Isaiah 11:1-10 describes the ...


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I think Romans 9 gives a pretty good explanation of God's prerogative in creation and his reason for creating "vessels of wrath prepared for destruction." Romans 9:11-23 (ESV) 11  though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who ...


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The whole of the Bible is a story of men who are given the commandments of God and then disobey them to their own detriment. Remember Adam and Eve were the first humans and were taught by God the commandments. Ultimately men like their son Cain choose to follow the devil instead of God and were no longer under the covenant or favor of God. Eventually it got ...


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No one could know for sure what David knew or was thinking when he wrote, for example, Psalms 22 (one of my favorite) which can clearly be taken as entirely prophetic of Christ, but also refects David's own personal experiences. Jesus quoted (part of) verse one from the cross, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?", and the soldiers fulfilled verse 18, ...


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"How is Jesus the Messiah, the seed of David"? Simple: Jesus is the human aspect of the offspring of David. Before that, Jesus was spirit. Jesus created all things, including humanity, as one of the persons of the Godhead before He was flesh and blood. It was only after Mary gave birth to Him that Jesus became flesh and blood. So this is not a circle. To ...


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The short answer is: We don't know for sure because there are very few dates or ages given in the stories of Saul and David in the Bible. We cannot even be certain of the length of Saul's reign, or of how old he was when he began to reign—information that is commonly provided for kings of Judah and Israel in the narratives of the Hebrew Bible. That ...


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The Messiah and Joseph's genealogy? Both Matthew and Luke record the genealogy of Yeshua from different perspectives. Matthew's gospel gives us the legal lineage of Yeshua, while Luke gives us the bloodline. Matthew's focus is on Yeshua the son of David, the son of Abraham; thus the lineage of Yeshua in Matthew's gospel runs forward from Abraham, through ...


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The call to think about good things is not a proposal of turning a blind eye to the wickedness of men but to see it under the light of the gospel which makes even darkness praise God's grace. It may be worth noting that the exhortation starts with thinking about what is 'true'. This in practical terms means think about whatever is in the Bible, including all ...


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This question isn't really a Christian doctrinal question, I think. But, the most obvious answer here is that they were both kings. And the literal letter of God's law is always enacted by people (like the King's army or guards), who are generally under the rule of the king -- notably as a sort of proxy for God in the case of the Jews. So, the king probably ...


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