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This section of Galatians is explaining why they should not become circumcised For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. (Galatians 5:6 NKJV) Then a comparison is given between "using the body" and "using the breath" You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth ...


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The Greek isn't going to help you quite so much in this. Paul is talking about two separate law codes in Galatians: The Torah and the Oral Traditions. You can determine which is which from the context but the Greek cannot help you to decipher the two apart. The Oral traditions (aka "Fence around the Law") were more valued by the religious leaders so much ...


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Man is tri-part,(1 Thess. 5:23) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are a spirit, we have a soul(mind, will, and emotions), and we live in a body. To see the 'spirit' of an individual(sans flesh) is to see who they ...


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Preterists might identify him as Nero or some other first century person. Premillenialists are likely to say it is the leader of a reborn Roman empire, or perhaps the pope. Many of the Reformers agreed that it was the pope. That is because Christian tradition from the ealiest times associates this person with the idea of "antichrist." I'm talking about ...


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I believe the text says it like it was, that Lot's 2 daughters were 'married', - in that betrothal was marriage for some people groups, that the only way out of took an actual divorce, even though the consummation, wedding and living together had not yet occurred, ie. the customs of the Jews were such that betrothal was marriage, ie. Joseph thought to put ...


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Most people interpret these as the signs of later editors. Some potential editors are Moses updating Genesis, Samuel updating the books of the Law, Joshua and Judges, and perhaps some of the later court historians updating the earlier kingly narratives. Most of the time we don't know exactly who wrote what or when, but these phrases are referring to when ...



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