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Soon after John mentions that he was in spirit on the Lords day he is instructed to write letters to the seven churches of Asia in his time. Yes, his time! The first century. If he was transferred to thousands of years into the future in the cataclysmic Day of the Lord, would that not place the seven churches into the distant future? But those churches were ...


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The short answer to your questions is that none of these books have survived. This is not surprising; a very large number of books existed in the ancient world of which only a tiny minority have been preserved till now. But specifically to your first example: the Greek historian Ctesias claimed to have known the royal notebooks (basilikaì diphthérai), “in ...


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The answer is in the narrative. Jonathan devises this plan, not so he can give David his last goodbye, but to see if there is any change in his father's attitude towards David. If you go to 1 Sam. 19:4-6, "And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath ...


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I've thought a lot about this too. Cause like you said it doesn't make any sense. The only reason I can come up with, is that Jonathan concocted this plan to explain his absence from the feast. Saul is super paranoid at this point and his son disappears for a bit when he should be partying with him. Shortly afterward Saul finds out that David has fled to ...



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