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Pharisees took Sabbat very seriously. Yet they put often form over the content. They definitely counted their steps to avoid rules transgression. They surely avoided to go under Roman roof to make themselves unclean. However Jesus was seen by them as an enemy, heretic and polical risk. So they had urge to fix the treat they percieved. In Jerusalem of that ...


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It might help to start with the definition of a foundation. A foundation is "the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level."1 So, it wouldn't be the trench but the concrete in the trench that would be the foundation. I believe the correct name for the trench would be 'the footings.' As to what the 12 foundations are (or ...


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Esarhaddon’s first campaign against Egypt in 673 BCE failed. He had rushed his troops into battle and was repulsed by Pharaoh Tirhakah and Egyptian forces in the eastern delta. But according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia: Esarhaddon learned from his mistake and, in 671 BCE, took his time and brought a much larger army slowly down through ...


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Yes, I believe we should assume that the ancient Hebrew year averaged out to 365.24 days, with some years of 354 days and some of 384 days. Although the Bible does not explicitly mention intercalation (an added month), it is inferred in the name meaning of the first month of Abib. Abib simply means "tender, green ears" and refers to the ripening of the ...


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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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Dan's tribal boundaries (prior to their migration north) was on the southern coast. Their location was very suited to marine activity so it should not be surprising if boats made up a significant part of their economy. Attached is my map showing Dan's original allotment as described in the book of Joshua 19:40-48 Relevant to this question is the invasion ...


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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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No, the Sanhedrin at the time of Christ apparently had lost the power to execute the death penalty. In one important matter, however, the authority of the Sanhedrim was abridged: the Romans deprived it of the power of life and death. They might pronounce sentence of death, but the sanction of the Roman governor had to be obtained before that sentence ...


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the hellenist or grecians in acts 6:1 were those jews born in the greek lands and can speak both greek and hebrew...also in their conduct they look like greek.



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