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What is the source of the story about the melted gold in the destroyed temple in 70 AD?
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The Mystery of the Temple's 'Molten Metals' Two recent apologists told the story, apparently independently, of molten gold seeping between the temple`s foundation stones during the Siege of Jerusalem ...

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How do apologists defend against Bart Ehrman's arguments that Church scribes corrected and changed the Bible to fit their theology?
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I mean no offense, but as the comments following the question above attest, the OP’s real purpose is to find a refutation to a scholarly argument he hasn’t yet read and doesn’t fully understand or ...

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Were there any female priests in the temple?
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Were there female priests in the temple in Jerusalem at any time? Definitely, Yes! Certainly the ‘priestly code’ of early Judaism assigned the duties associated with the korbanot (‘sacrifical ...

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Was "No prophet ever came out of Galilee" sarcastic?
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At issue here is not whether the Pharisees’ comment is technically correct – as the OP notes, it is easily proven false as a statement of fact. N.T. Wright’s word study of their particular verb and ...

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Noah's flood and Giants
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Nephilim and Rephaim The problem suggested by the selected texts may be resolved for biblical literalists by noting the English word ‘giants’ is used to translate two different Hebrew words: נָפִיל (...

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Have any ante-Nicene writings been discovered in the past 20 years?
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The Second International Conference on Patristic Studies will meet in Argentina in March 2017 with the purpose of discussing “Late Antiquity manuscripts found during the 20th and 21st centuries.” ...

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How can a loving God make a deal with the devil?
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Theological literature, not history The bet between God and the ‘Accuser’ is not a problem for those who recognize the Book of Job is a parable, not an historical record. So have said Jewish ...

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Lot's virgin daughters had husbands
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It is often assumed the sons-in-law Lot urged to leave the city were only betrothed to Lot's daughters, who were still virgins. Some translations allow for that reading. But it’s more likely Lot’s ...

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The Jews were so offended after Stephen said that he saw Jesus "standing" at the right hand of God in Acts 7:55 that they stoned him. Why?
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The Son of Man was standing because the throne was already occupied. In the apocalyptic belief of the time, the Son of Man was God’s divine agent who would one day bring judgment on God’s enemies and ...

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Were Jews allowed to sacrifice to the LORD at altars other than at the tabernacle and temple?
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While Yahwistic temples and worship sites outside Jerusalem may appear to violate the Deuturonomic prohibition, this is only so because we often think of the history of ancient Israel and Judah ...

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Why are the Ammonites excluded instead of the Midianites in Nehemiah 13?
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Simply put: the public reading offered during Nehemiah’s reforms was from Deuteronomy, not Numbers. Compare the texts below for their several parallels. As the old stories were told in Deuteronomy, ...

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Where is the story that James (the 'brother') shared one-half of his inheritance with Jesus?
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The story presupposes that Joseph had sons, so we can probably exclude the Western church in our search for the source. Catholic tradition came to hold Jerome’s ‘cousins’ theory of Jesus’ relation to ...

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