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Regarding "key differences": When one battles, one has also encountered - no issue. When one engages, one has also met - no issue. When one is said to have been killed "by" a commander of troops, that does not mean one was necessarily killed directly by that commander. It can just as easily have been by the troops that were under his command. For example, ...


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Raymond E. Brown says in An Introduction to the New Testament, p131, that Luke's list is less classically monarchical than Matthew's, but there is little likelihood that either is strictly historical. In other words, we should not look for Neri in biblical history, but try to understand why the author of Luke chose to depart from the Old Testament genealogy ...


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They participated in the gatherings. They were hanging around. Back in ancient cultures there was no separation of ages. Also this is the case in middle eastern and African cultures. The children are always brought along, but they do not get a special care. They were just simply around. But it had a purpose. The religion and the Mosaic law and all the ...


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Vates would go to the Oracle sitting above the crack in the earth breathing in the gasses and babbling her demonic speech while possessed by the chemical vapors. The Vates would interpret her mumbling and perform rites to the gods of the catacombs, and their Lord cthulik. First they would mutter lowly to themselves followed by offerings and interpretation of ...


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The way the date is given is perfectly in keeping with how dates are cited in Biblical Hebrew: first the year (described in relation to a significant figure), then the month and day. So for example, Haggai 1:1, "In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month." It is clearly not the sixth month/first day of Darius' ...


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בִּשְׁנַת שֵׁשׁ־מֵאֹות שָׁנָה לְחַיֵּי־נֹחַ בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשֵּׁנִי בְּשִׁבְעָה־עָשָׂר יֹום לַחֹדֶשׁ Literally: In year 600 of the years (belonging) to the life of Noah, in month two, in (the) 17(th) day (belonging) to the month. "Year 600 of the years (belonging) to the life of Noah", means the year ending with his 600th birthday, i.e., the year when he was ...


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A crowd also tried to stone Jesus, besides the woman caught in adultery (as reported in the Bible, a Jewish source). This suggests that these executions were fairly common, but perhaps not officially approved by the Jewish leaders. Perhaps the Jewish leaders could not execute Jesus, acting as an arm of the law under Rome. In other words, mob executions may ...



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