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This is why I ask about the difference between what a wife is and what a concubine is in biblical times. Since a marriage ceremony is never described in the Bible, what qualities would make a concubine different than a wife? It's all about intent. If the mans intention in copulation with a woman was to make her his wife, then she was his wife ...


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WHAT PAUL DOES NOT SAY: Paul does not say in this passage that single men (or women) cannot hold the office of elder or deacon simply because only married men with families are mentioned here. Although, the apostle lists, as one of the qualifications for an elder or deacon, that he must be "...the husband of one wife..." which Paul was not, that fact ...


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It is said in 2 Kings 16:20 this 20 Ahaz rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. And Hezekiah his son succeeded him as king. (Emphasis Mine) Things were much different at that time, so it is very probable that yes, Ahaz had a son at the age of just 11.


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Although one of the oldest cities in the ancient world, Jericho was not continuously occupied up until Israelite times. Ian Wilson says, in Before the Flood, pages 127-128, that Jericho's Pre-Pottery Neolithic B culture thrived on a mix of agriculture and hunting. Whether or not the neolithic people who lived in Jericho were Semitic people related to the the ...


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This is a fun one. I have been in and out of this verse many times and what really shocks me is that the people in Jericho were probably not people at all, but hybrids. "Hybrids of what?" you may ask. You may remember several accounts in the bible referring to so-called "giants". these giants are actually thought to be a mistranslation of the word gigantes ...


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Question Restatement: Did the Jewish authorities in Israel have the authority to execute people? Answer: Absolutely. According to the texts, the Jews certainly had authority in Israel, including the power to execute--especially the Herodians, (Wikipedia Link). This is why Pilate sent Jesus to Herod's jurisdiction in the first place. Acts 12:19, ...



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