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Regarding the practice of “cast lots”. Was this done by Jews only or did others practice it? The casting of lots was almost universally done in most cultures in the Old Testament times. In Judeo-Christian tradition Casting of lots occurs relatively frequently in the Bible, and many biblical scholars think that the Urim and Thummim served this ...


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Esther 3:7 - Haman cast lots, that is the Pur in the city of Susa during the Persian Empire to decide what day they would annihilate all the Jews. It seems as if it was an accepted practice within the administration of the Persian royal court. From "Pur",the "lot" in the Akkadian language (Esther 9:24) the Jewish festival of Purim on 14 and 15 of Adar, ...


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Quick look on google. And the good news is that you can get maps from stanfords.co.uk .... the bad news is that there is a 4 to 6 month wait because of hot demand, and the even worse news is that each map costs £17.99 and there are between 22 and 26 of them. So assuming you want all of them that's over $500 plus postage. However, if you know which specific ...


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Although there are examples in the Old Testament of people tearing their garments, the High Priest was forbidden by law to tear his clothes because the temple garments worn by the High Priest were holy: The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments, must ...


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Genesis 37:29 (NIV): 29 When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes. This is the earliest mention I can find among the descendants of Abraham. Reuben, son of Jacob was distraught that his nine brothers had sold their other brother Joseph into slavery. In Job, we see both Job and his three friends doing ...


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Esau was the progenitor of the Edomites. Pretty straightforward. Now whilst Amalek was indeed the grandson of Esau, who later had children of his own called the Amalekites, there existed another "Amalek". These Amalekites were one of the many ancient inhabitants of the Levant and when the word "ancient" is used in Old Testament, it REALLY means ancient. ...


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