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Jesus is quoting a version of Psalm 8 that corresponds to the Septuagint (Greek translation), which does contain significant variations from the Masoretic (Hebrew version). The Masoretic is used for most versions of the Christian Old Testament in English. The Septuagint was completed roughly two centuries before Jesus did his teaching. Psalm 8.31 εκ ...


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The question is a good one, and worth discussing. My own sense is that it includes a mis-step, however, which casts a different light on things. My short answer to the question posed ("how does 'foot washing' lead to the act of 'sexual intercourse'?") is: it doesn't! First, though, to pick up a point made in a comment to the question. "Feet" as a euphemism ...


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A supplement to Mark Edward's answer: Though "strength" and "praise" are two very different words, the "strength" in Ps 8 in the Hebrew text comes from "mouths", and the psalm is about praising God. It is not a stretch to think that the psalm talks about praise from the infants' mouths. Moreover, the New Testament seldom quotes the Old Testament word for ...


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Excellent question. Let's explore some explanations. 1) The first explanation is simply that they were indeed unlawful priests (c.f. Judges 17). 2) That the text would mention this transgression without consequence seems strange to many commentators who propose a second explanation - that the word "priest" here means "advisor". Let's examine a textual ...


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Wiersbe makes an important point that: When he confesses his sins of adultery and murder, David said, "I have sinned"; but when he confessed his sin of numbering the people, he said, "I have sinned greatly" (italics mine).1 But a balanced explanation makes sure to note that neither version of the episode (2 Samuel 24, or 1 Chronicles 21) actually tells ...


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What is to Reign on David's throne in Isaiah 9:7? Possibly Isaiah was contemplating the promise to David about the longevity of the kingdom which God promised would come through the line of David (2 Samuel 7:16). The Messiah, is to be a descendant of David, and will fulfill this prophetic promise. One of the titles of the Messiah is the Prince of Peace ...


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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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I think Matthew was speaking about generations and periods of times rather than just kings and he grouped them into three groups according to that. …fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah. (Matthew 1:17). So here its 14 from David to a period of time. and from a period of time to the Messiah. So what is ...


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Sorry to come in late here, but I don't see the ancient Jewish sources cited in any of the answers. There are two issues here: (1) who instigated David to conduct a census and (2) was the sin that David had a census taken, or the way he had it done? First, let's look at the verse in 2 Samuel 24. Translations differ on a key point -- who was it that ...



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