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The Cosmic Temple Among others, both John Walton (Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology) and G.K. Beale (The Temple and the Church's Mission) argue that the cosmos and Eden are constructed in Genesis 1-2 in terminology fitting of a temple. Beale in an article titled, "Eden, The Temple, And The Church's Mission In The New Creation", elaborates at least nine points ...


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Since the word "image" in the two passages is two different words in Hebrew, the answer is no. Perhaps more to the point, God would be degraded if our picture of him was limited to the very imperfect images of him available to us in our fellow man. We are, however, to see suffering man in need of our help as God himself doing the asking. Matt 25:40 "Truly I ...


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All the congregation of Israel I believe we can say that "all the elders of your tribes, and your officers" is [somtimes] equivalent to "all the congregation of Israel" in scripture. Practically it would have been impossible for one man to address the entire nation without some sort of miracle (and we don't read of that). It also seems that the Jewish ...


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It depends on your definition of gleaning, and what time of year they were doing it. Gleaning is supposed to be done by the poor after the harvesters have gone through the field and gathered in the harvest. From wikipedia: According to the Holiness Code and the Deuteronomic Code of the Torah, farmers should leave the corners of their fields ...


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Leviticus 27 describes the laws regarding the dedications of people, animals, and houses to G-d. The dedication involved sacrificing the item in question to G-d. In some cases, such as in the dedication of animal, the item could be literally sacrificed. However, in other cases, such as a person, there is a general principle that the sacrifice was ...


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According to Rashi who quotes the Talmud (Menahot 78a), Exodus 29:2 is referring to three different types of מַצׇּה: לֶחֶם מַצּוֹת - Scalded (unleavened) dough (רבוכה) חַלֹּת מַצֹּת - Unleavened loaves רְקִיקֵי מַצּוֹת - Unleavened wafers Moses put equal amounts of oil into all three types of matzah, and ten loaves of each type were brought during the ...



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