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The Book of Job reveals that, apart from divine revelation, humans are ignorant about what transpires in the heavenly realms. “The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; he covers the faces of its judges— if it is not he, who then is it?” (Job 9:24, ESV) Job assumes that all miraculous events must be caused by God, and only in this verse ...


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Theologically speaking, Saul is commonly regarded as being possessed by demons. However, from a textual perspective, demons are rare and few in the Hebrew Bible, and they do not appear in the Saul narrative. A very literal reading of the Hebrew of 1 Samuel 16:14 indicates that Saul is terrified by an "evil spirit from the Lord." The text of the Septuagint ...


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A key difference between Christianity and Judaism, on the subject of topics such as “demons”, is that Christianity views “demons” and “angels” as independent entities having some manner of free-will and freedom of action. Jews don’t believe anything of the sort. In this regard, Christianity is showing the influences of the Roman Pantheon, with multiple ...


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Demon possession in the Old Testament was often called possessed by an evil Spirit. All of the Demons are the fallen angels as is indicated in the Revelation. Revelation 12:7-9 KJV And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more ...


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It is probable that demon possession is always upon earth, a result of humanity's transgression in Adam : ... by one man's offence, death reigned ... Romans 5:17, KJV. In 'civilised' parts of the world, it may not be as apparent as it is in parts of the world where open worship of idols takes place. (See I Corinthians 10:20.) With open idolatry, the ...


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Prophecies in Daniel cover some of the same events as those in Revelation. These prophecies normally refer to kingdoms as beasts of various kinds. The prophecies are centered on Israel, so all these beasts are empires that will conquer Jerusalem for a time. In Daniel's prophecy (Daniel 2), Babylon is the head of Gold and is a synedoche for all the kingdoms ...


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