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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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Keep in mind that Moses' sister Miriam died in the 40th year. She was of the first generation and thus demonstrates that women died before Joshua took over the leadership. The daughters of Zelophehad were concerned about inheritance matters. Their mother does not seem to be in the picture. Perhaps, a slight argument from silence. Obviously, there is not very ...


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Preparing the Way: The OP asked two questions under the auspice that incest between brother and sister is a sin (Leviticus 20:17); Q1: Who did Cain marry? and Q2: How did God intend for man to "Be fruitful and multiply" without sinning? In answering these questions individually or collectively, there is no great concern if we answer them under the ...


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As rightly quoted from Joh 19:36, the author understood the relationship of Christ to the Passover lamb - it was to be cooked whole and not broken. This is supported by NT commentary where it describes Christ as being crucified, put to death and nailed to the cross. No other scripture (OT or NT) indicates that Christ's body was or required to be broken. ...


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I understand that this question is looking for an extremely complicated answer, but those have already been given, so I will just come and state an extremely obvious fact.. Dust cannot be molded, it is too dry and wont stay together, therefore it would be safe to assume that the writer (who was a genius at his time as almost all literate people of the time ...


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If Mark and Luke were independent of each other, this would be a puzzling contradiction that we would need to resolve if we ever wanted to know in what order events really occurred. However, it is now the strong consensus of scholars that Luke was based on Mark's Gospel, with further sayings material taken from the hypothetical 'Q' document. Some of the ...


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The watering of the ground was imperfect in aspect because of the waw consecutive appears here with the perfect tense (and so “flips” the aspect from perfect to imperfect in alignment with the preceding verb in context, which is imperfect in aspect). Please click on the image to view the full source document, which comes from Gesenius, § 112 3(a)(α), who ...



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