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Is there evidence to support Deuteronomy being written before King Josiah?

Is there evidence to support Deuteronomy being written before King Josiah? Our Lord Jesus says Our Lord Jesus believed Deuteronomy was not a "pious fraud" written in 621 BC but rather was ...
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What Bible verses deal with a man stealing bread and having to pay double?

It's Exodus 22. There's nothing specifically about bread, but it covers theft and double restoration. Exodus 22:4 (KJV): If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass,...
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Why did the ancient Jews use a candelabrum with 7 candles?

Wikipedia put it this way: The menorah (Hebrew: מְנוֹרָה‬) is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp (six branches) ancient Hebrew lampstand made of pure gold and used in the portable sanctuary ...
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What do Jews and Christians agree with in the Bible?

This answer compares the text and the interpretation of the Jewish Scriptures with the text and the interpretation of the Christian Bible. Text comparison As you can see in the table in the wikipedia ...
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What Bible verses deal with a man stealing bread and having to pay double?

To my knowledge, there is no verse in the Bible that speaks specifically of a person who steals bread having to pay double. However, it is good to keep in mind that the Hebrew word for "bread" (לֶחֶם)...
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How valid is the JEDP theory?

The documentary hypothesis has a number of critical shortcomings that one should be aware of: There is no archaeological, historical or extra-biblical support for the J,E,D,P texts ever actually ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

You should notice the context of the verse you quote (Deuteronomy 30:11), because it comes after this: These are the words of the covenant, which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of ...
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Why did the ancient Jews use a candelabrum with 7 candles?

This is just to supplement Ken Graham's excellent answer which covers both the Jewish and Christian views of the lampstand in question. The Jewish nation was given specific instructions for the ...
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How did Moses speak to the children of Israel & write the Torah if he was learned in all the ways of the Egyptians?

Let me give the simple answer. "Learned in the ways of the Egyptians" does not imply that he wasn't also learned in the ways of his own people as well. Many Egyptians would have known the ...
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How did Moses speak to the children of Israel & write the Torah if he was learned in all the ways of the Egyptians?

Moses’ mother, Jochebed was the daughter of a Levite, and she married Amram, another Levite (Exodus 2:1). The Hebrew midwives refused to participate in the infanticide decreed by the Pharaoh (Exodus ...
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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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Do Deuteronomy 29:29 and Isaiah 59:21 teach that the Mosaic law was meant to be followed forever?

Young's Literal Translation renders both expressions above as 'to the age' indicating that the Hebrew does not express a future eternity but a prolonged situation as long as time lasts. The New ...
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Did any Church fathers reject Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch?

None of the Church Fathers rejected Moses' authorship of the Pentateuch per se, but several raised questions about specific parts of it. Most early Church Fathers accepted Mosaic authorship. However,...
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What is an overview of Christian doctrines on the extent to which the Law of Moses still applies?

Good question. I can only offer the perspective I know, though there are several different nuances. Basically, it works like this: The OT contains civil, ceremonial, and moral law. Moral law is ...
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What do Jews and Christians agree with in the Bible?

In Paul's declaration to the Corinthian Church he references 'the scriptures' in support of his gospel concerning Christ dying for sins and rising from the dead. The scriptures he speaks of are the ...
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Was it and is it a common Christian belief to say that the 5 books of the Torah were written by Moses?

Was it and is it a common Christian belief to say that the 5 books of the Torah were written by Moses? The short answer is yes. It is and has been traditionally believed that Moses wrote the 5 Books ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

You rightly point out that "Moses says (Deuteronomy 30:11),‘Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.’ In other words, they have no excuse for ...
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What do Jews and Christians agree with in the Bible?

The Christian Bible has an Old Testament and a New Testament: the NT was produced by the Apostles or with apostolic approval. The OT is the Hebrew Bible. As I said before, the Protestant OT is ...
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Is Jesus the prophet of Deuteronomy 18? (confusion)

God spoke (as you record) to Israel to inform them that he had appointed someone (Moses) to speak to them. Then, later, God speaks (as you record) to inform the hearers (either, firstly, Israel ...
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Is there evidence to support Deuteronomy being written before King Josiah?

The main evidence for Dt. being written prior to the reign of Josiah is the fact that that the text itself claims much of it to have been written by Moses. "These be the words which Moses spake ...
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What is an overview of Christian doctrines on the extent to which the Law of Moses still applies?

I think the question is asking for a list of different opinions about what Christian groups think which aspects of the Mosaic Law are in force, meaning the original obligation and covenant is ...
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What is an overview of teachings of Messianic Jewish Christians regarding circumcision?

Since the author of the question is seeking a general overview and not the view of specific congregations--I will offer an answer similar to Michael16, which is not itself wrong, but does lack ...
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Is Leviticus 18:22 condemnation of homosexuality only for idolatrous rituals?

This argument that these prohibitions are only contextualized to temple worship and is otherwise permitted, is shown to be absurd to the highest degree when the same argument is applied to the ...
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Is Leviticus 18:22 condemnation of homosexuality only for idolatrous rituals?

There are argumentations that support the sense that this prohibition is to be seen in the context of Canaanite practice, probably first discussed by John E. Hartley. An exhaustive discussion ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

I think the two verses provided in support of the notion that the Law could be obeyed by ordinary humans, are being misinterpreted. Deuteronomy 30:11, e.g., from the KJV, says " .. it is not ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

Yes it was impossible for people to keep the Law of Moses in the sense of NOT requiring a sacrifice for payment of your sins when you fall short. When Paul speaks of himself as blameless as regards ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

This can be resolved by reviewing the context of each passage. In the Old Testament, God gives a Law, a divine moral law, to be kept by His chosen people. By saying, 'these are not beyond your reach, ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

Is it possible to keep the law of Moses? Yes, if you are Jesus. No, if you are not. The law had specific purposes. A few include: 1. Shows the Holy character of God. 2. Identifies what is and ...
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Why don't Christians wrap tefillin?

Someone better versed in ancient history may be able to offer an authoritative answer, but I can at least offer a biblically-grounded one. It may have had to do with the entry of Gentile believers ...
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What is the Biblical basis for claiming that Paul upholds and teaches the Torah law?

Romans 7:12-14 "So that the Torah truly is set-apart, and the command set-apart, and righteous, and good. Therefore, has that which is good become death to me? Let it not be! But the sin, that sin ...
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