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One of the best known aspects of Jewish dietary rules is to not eat pigs. Pigs are notorious carriers of a species of Round Worm that causes the eater to become infested, with a likelihood of death from the worm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinosis Because of this observant Jews avoided this terrible disease. Herod is not held up in scripture as ...


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Intestinal worms caused by a parasite found in the water. Happens still today.


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There is no reason whatsoever that x would not be used to refer to one's kin as that is in the semantic domain of the word, used properly: ...④ as subst., person or thing associated with an entity ⓐ associates, relations οἱ ἴδιοι (comrades in battle: Polyaenus, Exc. 14, 20; SIG 709, 19; 22; 2 Macc 12:22; Jos., Bell. 1, 42, Ant. 12, 405; compatriots:...


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The so-called "received text" did not come from a compilation of actual Greek manuscripts. It was developed using the English KJV and the Greek Text develop mainly by Erasmus. And Erasmus didn't have many Greek Manuscripts and the ones he was using were over 900 years old.


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Yes, the sect of 'the Way' is the same as the sect of 'the Nazarenes.' Peter refers to Jesus as 'of Nazareth' in his sermon in Acts 2: “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— -Acts 2:22 (NKJV) And there are ...


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Historical Testimony concerning Sadduceean Belief According to the apostle Paul, the Sadducees not only denied the existence of “angels,” that is, spiritual messengers, but they also denied the existence of spiritual entities in general, including a disembodied soul or spirit that continued to exist after the death of one’s body. Regarding the sect of the ...


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I have now come across Acts 13:34, which I think gives an answer to my question. The writer of Acts quotes Psalm 16:10 again in 13:35 and just before this writes this in verse 34: ὅτι δὲ ἀνέστησεν αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν μηκέτι μέλλοντα ὑποστρέφειν εἰς διαφθοράν... as to raising him from the dead, no more to return to corruption,... If his body had ...


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I would say death, or decay, begins after the last breath. I think if we look at what exactly decomposition is in the human body and what scripture/history tells us, I think we can deduce that his body did not decay. Jesus died but did not experience decomposition. Because He was brutally murdered and died yet did not decay but rose again, He "destroyed ...


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In Acts 5:3, ψεύσασθαί means "to lie to", or as BDAG has it: to attempt to deceive by lying.... Ac 5:3 Note that this definition (2) is given separately simply to point out that it is a transitive verb that takes a direct (accusative) object. BDAG indicates this by the accusative pronoun τινὰ after the gloss. This contrasts with the usage of ψεύδομαι ...



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