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The following definition forms part of the question to be answered: A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study There are really two questions here - whether Luke should be regarded as a 'primary source' for its account of the mission of Jesus and whether Acts should be regarded as a ...


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To discern what constitutes a "primary" source requires asking some question: a "primary source" is any evidence which bears on the question's answer or solution; a "secondary source" is any assessment (or reflection, or discussion, etc.) of that evidence. In the absence of a question, nothing or everything is potentially a "primary" source. OP poses ...


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A fresh thought. We see all over the world numerous artefacts with stones cut by some unknown amazing technology. Engineers say we still can't cut stones like that. Those stones are cut like butter with knife. Possibly, the said ancient technology was unclean, originating from or using demonic/forbidden knowledge/energy/things. Thus, it was unfit to ...


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My persuasion is that the Masoret (with mitigated revision due from Dead Sea Scrolls) is the only biblically authoritative text for the books Genesis to Malakhi. It is a mistake and even pointless to think about English/Latin grammatical concepts in order to accurately resolve the actual intention of the Hebrew text. To map Hebrew grammatical elements to ...


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There are a number of indicators: Themes In the texts in Chapter 11 and earlier, all of the stories are about God's punishment of mankind. While the theme of salvation is present in these texts, there is also a theme of the depravity of mankind and their continual fall from grace. This theme isn't really present in the texts after Chapter 11 - only the ...


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It seems that the Romans initially allowed the Jewish authorities to exercise capital punishment, but withdrew the privilege some time during Jesus' life. The historian Josephus writes of an instance in which stonings occurred, probably around the year 62 CE. The short version is as follows: The Roman prefect of Judæa, a man named Porcius Festus, died ...


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Understanding Japheth to be "Greece", and early rabbi cited v.27 in defence of his ruling that scriptural scrolls may be written (other than in Hebrew) only in Greek: "May the beauty (yefifut) of Japheth (yefet) be in the tents of Shem" (b.Megillah 9b) (b - babylonian talmud)



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