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While the Bible does not proscribe how execution by stoning should be carried out in detail, later Jewish tradition does and may reflect how stoning was performed during Second Temple Judaism or earlier. The Jewish Encyclopedia summarizes the procedure: The convict having been placed on a platform twice his height, one of the witnesses throws him to ...


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Deuteronomy 17:6  At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. This seems fairly straightforward: if a person committed adultery, the penalty under the law was described in Leviticus 20:10: "And the man that committeth adultery with ...


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Some have claimed the plural pronouns of Genesis 1.26 refer to the trinity. But this is not an proper exegesis of the Hebrew text. The plural pronoun "us" and "our" are simply required from the Hebrew noun elohim which is plural. It is simply Hebrew grammar and cannot be used to prove the doctrine of the Trinity. Read When Critics Ask by Norman Geisler and ...


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The Junia Project (JP) is concerned with the First Timothy's instructions on the role of women, with emphasis on the meaning of 1 Timothy 2:12-13, which states that women should not teach or usurp authority over men: 1 Timothy 2:12: But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, ...


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Paul state after his conversion that he is still Pharisee on two occasions Acts 23:6 Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.” Phil 3:5 ...


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The best indication is that late winter early spring from the reading of the text. The average March temperature in Jerusalem is mid 50's Fahrenheit and April is 60F. A Morgue on the other hand is usually below 40F. The Jews do not embalm their dead and so the putrefaction is not slowed by a chemical process. The average estimate for smell to be noticeable ...


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I can't seem to locate the passage but if memory serves the Anchor Bible volume "Joshua" reported that archaeology showed that there was a wasting disease in the area. Skeletal remains were found distorted. My memory isn't what it used to be so take that with a grain of salt. However, this is held forth by others as a legitimate reason: the STDs and ...


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It was God who ordered it It was God who made it possible by freeing the Hebrew slaves, preparing them in the wilderness, destroying the walls, sending hail etc So God did the real fighting. The Elohim have a longstanding war with the Nephilim as witnessed by the Fall, the Flood, Babel, Sodom etc. The Canaanites were destroyed because of wickedness. They ...


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It's important to first understand that it was prophesied that King David's wives would be violated in such a manner. 2 Samuel chapter 12 (NLT) The LORD sent Nathan the prophet to tell David ... ... The LORD, the God of Israel, says, 'I anointed you king of Israel and saved you from the power of Saul. I gave you his house and his wives and the ...


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Just a thought. When David's own daughter Tamar was raped by Amnon his son, she became a desolate woman. She was disgraced and lived in her brother Absalom's house. David was furious about what had happened to Tamar, but there appears to be no further consequences for Amnon. Absalom later kills Amnon (because of what he had done to beautiful Tamar). And ...



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