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Suzerain covenants Modern contracts typically follow a certain format: the parties of the contract are identified, the terms and conditions are defined, certain penalties are defined, and the parties (and witnesses, if necessary) sign their agreement. There is a similarly formatted ancient Near Eastern contract, called a suzerain covenant, though these ...


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Does the Hebrew word “olam“ mean “forever”? Exodus 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. "for ever" = ‛ôlâm = aiōnios The Septuagint translates "olam" into "ainoios". This is not as helpful as one might ...


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The Priests were to hold a "court" and recieve accusers and evidence ( if any ) and hear all sides, and then consult the Lord ( through the Urim and Thummim ) as to the Verdict, death or no. Then the execution by stoning was I believe to be conducted outside the Camp and/or city performed by a gathering of peers of the guilty. As far as burning, whether ...


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The Mosaic law didn't explicitly write anything about stoning, but it did state that the adulteress shall be put to death. “If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10 ESV) But, the prophet Ezekiel wrote interesting analogy, Israel as the unfaithful ...


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Ancient middle easterners were a very superstitious people. As such, they believed that there was a great deal of power in a god's name and it was believed that all gods had secret, divine names that carried magical powers. In fact, one spell tells the story of how Isis discovered the secret name of Ra, which she then used to increase her own magical skills. ...


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The original Hebrew word is shav', which by definition in Hebrew Dictionary goes: evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally; figuratively idolatry (as false, subjective), uselessness (as deceptive, objective; also adverbially, in vain) -- false(-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity. While the word shav' is used many time in the OT, the KJV bible ...


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There is no way to know for certain, but most likely Aaron was old enough that Pharaoh's command, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile..." (Ex. 1:22), did not come into effect until after Aaron's birth. In Exodus 7:7 we find out that Aaron is 3 years older than Moses, "Now Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three ...



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