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Is dead Samuel's appearance to Saul 'real'? According to the plain declaration of Scripture the medium did, in fact, see Samuel (1 Samuel 28:12). Furthermore, in the same verse we see that, after a fashion, the medium herself attests to the genuineness of Samuel's appearance by crying out with a loud voice. Apparently this was something she had not ...


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The Hebrew word for prophet is nabi. A nabi was a recipient of God's revelation of Himself and His word. As Graeme Bradford points out, Samuel, for example was a " nabi . . . to whom God revealed Himself and [who] received messages directly from God (1 Samuel 3:7, 21). In the case of Samuel [these messages comprised] information that had contemporary ...


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מלאך isn't an 'angel' in the sense of modern imagery. No feathers are involved. It's a messenger. So you don't have to read this as indicating a strong religious sensibility on the part of Achish, or that he sees David as in any way actually divine, or even divinely-inspired, or, even, literally sent by G-d. Achish is making a rhetorical point: "All these ...


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With 4 cubits and a span I arrive at about 2.34 m, which would amount to even more than 7' 8''. We have to consider the older cubit (of Salomon's time and before), not the later and shorter cubit of the time the Chronicles were written. 1 Kings 6:2 Solomon Builds the Temple ... Now the house which King Solomon built for the Lord, its length was sixty ...


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I believe that the text indicates that David wrote it in a reflectory fashion. In the annotation, the noun "טַ֭עְמוֹ" "his behavior" is the key to this. This noun is also used in 1 Samuel 21:14. The interesting thing about this noun is that it can also mean "taste", e.g. "אִם־יֶשׁ־טַ֝֗עַם בְּרִ֣יר חַלָּמֽוּת׃" "or is there any taste in the white of an ...



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