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My father my father the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof I beleive This was a statement to remind Elijah about Elishas request about the anointing. In other words what Elisha is saying is i understand its time for you to go but what about the armies of isrAel. And then after that the mantle fell from Elijah. That represented the power or the ...


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The Douay-Rheims Bible - slightly older than the KJV, renders the passage as such: 2Ki 3:27 Then he took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall: and there was great indignation in Israel, and presently they departed from him, and returned into their own country. It may seem odd to say ...


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The answer for how he moved the shadow back is very simple if you understand that the way we view the solar system has been corrupted... The origional understanding is that the earth is stationary, we are the center and everything revolves around us, the sun the moon and the stars. The result of God reversing the rotation of the earth would be devistating, ...


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The Hebrew text does not contain a word that must be translated "divine", but instead "גָּד֥וֹל", which is often translated as "great", for example in Genesis 4:13. My punishment is too great to bear! The sacrifice of the King's heir caused an outburst of great anger from the Moabite soldiers who fought fiercely due to the King's sacrifice and drove ...


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Cases for a 'kingly' identification There are 24 kings linked using a single phrase, and 24 'elders'. Therefore there may be a correlation between the two. They elders have 'crowns' and are sat on 'thrones', which may suggest a royal disposition. Cases against a 'kingly' identification The author expressly describes the men as elders and not kings, and ...


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The 24 elders (πρεσβυτερους) are misidentified as 24 kings (βασιλεύς) because of a misunderstanding of what an "elder" is in a semitic society, that leads people to think that these 24 elders are actually kings. What I have repeatedly pointed out (to a chorus of downvotes) is that elders are representatives of the tribes of the People, not kings over them. ...



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