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It is hard to look for a reference in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, Jerusalem, a city of Israel, was likened to Agar and Sarah and was referred in the feminine gender. Galatians 4:21-31 KJV 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by ...


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There are several passages which employ the metaphor of marriage to describe the relationship between God and His people, and harlotry to describe the relationship between God' people and the false gods for whose sake they often left the worship of the Lord. In the Old Testament, Israel (the nation) is the wife and God is the husband. In these cases, Israel ...


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Biblically, the sons of Jacob are the children of Jacob, who was renamed "Israel". However, there is a deeper meaning to the term "Israel" raised by the appearance of the term "spiritual Israel", the Israel of God. Since the promise to Abraham, that the world would be blessed through him, was passed on to his children, by the clarification that the world ...


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