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What constitutes a half-tribe?

Manasseh was a full tribe. However, half of the tribe of Manasseh settled in the Holy Land proper, and half of the tribe of Manasseh, along with the full tribes of Reuben and Gad, settled on the other ...
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How long was David on the run from Saul?

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 ...
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From Genesis to Exodus - is God dealing with Israelites or Jews?

Yes, that's right. The origin of "Jew" actually comes from Judah, one of the sons and tribes of Jacob/Israel. When the Kingdom of Israel splits after Solomon, the dominant tribe of the southern ...
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Does the Bible refer to Christian gentiles or the Church as "New Israelites", "New Israel" or "Spiritual Israel"?

This can turn out to be quite a large question and so I will address the occurrence of the three terms only. I find none of the three exact terms, "New Israelites", "New Israel" ...
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Isn't Israel the firstborn Son of the Lord?

Abraham's first-born son was Ishmael; but God referred to Isaac as Abraham's only son in Genesis 22:12: Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son. ...
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From Genesis to Exodus - is God dealing with Israelites or Jews?

If you search for "Jew" in an English Bible (example, NIV), you find very few hits, in contrast to "Israelites". In fact, the first appearances of the word Jew is in the book of Ezra, which is the ...
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Was Herod Antipas an official king?

Herod Antipas was the son of Herod the Great and younger brother of Archelaus (both by Malthrace). Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great. Herod the Great's initial political career was as ...
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Did Ellen G White say Israel will never become a nation

I went to this official, accredited SDA web-site for this information, where SDA officials respond to more difficult questions about their founder, Mrs. Ellen G. White, that are not generally tackled ...
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What is the biblical support for the idea that people in the Old Testament went to heaven?

It's not entirely 'fair' to rule out the few individual O.T. persons who clearly did not just die and rot in their graves. But, for the sake of answering your specific question, I would quote these O....
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Is Christianity an ethnic religion?

After his resurrection, Jesus commanded his disciples to preach to and convert people throughout the entire world. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven ...
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Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?

Introduction The Bible's history of the Israelite people is put in the context of a branching family tree of humanity going all the way back to the first humans on earth. At each point where the tree ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that the Jews rejected their king?

Why do Christians consider Jesus to be the king of the Jews? Jesus is the heir of David: And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be ...
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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?

Sorry to disagree with the OP's premise but the Bible indeed describes the Battle of Mount Zemaraim as a miraculous victory for Judah. Unfortunately the enemy in this case was Israel. Judah's army was ...
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Did everyone tithe in Israel? When did the tithing come into the church?

The Tithe System in the Ancient World Through much of history tithing has meant the right of a person, or institution, to a proportion of the crops grown, or livestock reared, on land owned or ...
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What is the Ezekiel War Theory?

John Hagee, the author of the book Jerusalem Countdown that forms the basis of that movie, is a dispensationalist, non-denominational pastor. His book follows in the tradition of Hal Lindsey's The ...
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Did God establish Israel's boundaries from eternity?

The boundaries are set. God not only determined the boundaries of Israel, but all nations. The Apostle Paul, in Acts 17:26 says: And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all ...
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If Israel is the vine that prefigures Jesus, the "true" vine, isn't Israel's purpose fulfilled?

Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting ...
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Are there Biblical examples of being adopted into an Israelite tribe?

Ruth as a model The clearest example is Ruth. She was a Moabite and thus forbidden by law as a wife to Israelites. No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the ...
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Does the Bible refer to Christian gentiles or the Church as "New Israelites", "New Israel" or "Spiritual Israel"?

There are two texts which demonstrate Paul's expression of the relationship between Israel, that is to say the natural seed of Abraham, and the Church, that is to say those who are 'born of water and ...
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When Did Israel First Expect Deliverance from Egypt?

I see that you have accepted an answer already but I would like to offer an answer regardless. I recommend all of Genesis 15 as foundation and I believe it to be more complete regarding the OP, than ...
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Isn't Israel the firstborn Son of the Lord?

You address multiple scripture and make several claims so let's talk about them. First off, the New Testament doesn't teach that Christ is the only Son, it teaches he is "the only begotten Son &...
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Why was taking census a bad thing?

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 ...
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How did Jethro know Moses's God?

According to ancient tradition, Moses wrote down the book of Job. Clues in the text suggest that Job lived after Abraham and before Moses. These clues include genealogical references and place names. ...
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How many Jews were there at exodus?

There are two things you're missing: The time from Jacob's arrival in Egypt to the nation's liberation under Moses was roughly 400 years. It is a common (but often missed and misunderstood) practice ...
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Who is being referred to in [Numbers 24:9]?

The word "Israel" is not found in Numbers 24:9 in the Masoretic Text (Hebrew), the Septuagint (Greek), or the Vulgate (Latin), which is why most translations do not include it in this verse. But, as ...
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During Assyria’s conquest of Israel, what side did Judah take?

In 721 BCE, the Assyrian army captured the Israelite capital at Samaria and carried away the citizens of the northern Kingdom of Israel into captivity. The virtual destruction of Israel left the ...
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Does God say Israel will Not be Saved?

Short answer The "not said" in both 2 Kings 14:27 and Isa 45:19b must be evaluated in context of the preceding verse (2 Kings 14:26 and Isa 45:19a). Both have to do with rhetoric, not long-...
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What Event Is Leviticus 26:22 Referring To?

There was a fulfilment of the threat of one of those Leviticus 26:22 plagues recorded in the Old Testament book of 2 Kings, chapter 2. It is not stated to be such in 2 Kings 2 but - with hindsight - ...
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Is Christianity an ethnic religion?

What the Bible says The portion of the Bible that Christians share with Judaism is the Hebrew Bible (which Christians call the Old Testament), and like you said, the story told there is about God's ...
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