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comment Sandals and Holy Ground
@BlessedGeek Yes. I believe you know the schma. Holiness is "He who is Holy"(Lev. 11:44). The capricious demands of other 'gods' does not equate holiness.
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comment Japeth will dwell in the tents of Shem and be his servant--has this been fulfilled yet historically?
I believe the question to be inaccurate-Japheth is not Shem's servant, Canaan is; but the blessing of Japheth is that he dwells in the tents of Shem, who's descendant is Abraham, and consequently the children of faith. The question really is,"Is the Canaanite the servant of Shem"?
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comment Sandals and Holy Ground
@BlessedGeek Holiness is in relation to a Holy God, not in a mere activity. Hitler was a 'vegan' and fastidious about dress and cleanliness-but it certainly didn't bother him to murder 13M people(+/-).
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comment Sandals and Holy Ground
@JamesShewey By virtue of the bathing of both hands and feet in the Bronze Laver, which Moses, Aaron, and the priests were required to do, was one able to enter the Holy of Holies. I found a Babylonian Tractate(Therefore there must be nothing interrupting between the priests and the floor (BT Zevachim 2, 1), and every Jewish source states that the High Priests(and all the priests) ministered barefoot in performance of their duties. This is why feet are washed, and shoes are not mentioned for the priest's clothing.
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comment Sandals and Holy Ground
@JamesShewey Yes, I agree, but it's obviously not a universal rule that when an angel shows up, remove your shoes. The point in the 2 examples is that "holiness" was required. I didn't want to appear 'anachronistic', but my suspicion was when Mary and the Apostle John received angelic visitations, they were already unshod. Your point of when the angel speaks, God is speaking is correct; the consecration required of Moses and Joshua is not the same as Hagar and Balaam, Gideon, and other examples in the OT. Also, if they were 'barefoot' when the angel appeared-there's no need to tell them.
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comment Sandals and Holy Ground
@BlessedGeek A social norm(we do it as well), but not to be confused with "holiness".
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comment Sandals and Holy Ground
@JamesShewey I didn't cover the "tossing the sandal" or handing the sandal questions-they bring up another aspect of 'shoe' but aren't(IMO) related to the Holiness of God, which the Exodus passage(and Joshua passage) are about.
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answered What do the names Oholah and Oholibah mean in Ezekiel 23?
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comment Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
@WadCheber This is perhaps the most complete answer I have ever seen. Yes, Bart Ehrman's theology is one of complete skepticism, something most people can't embrace. The fact that Daniel Wallace(and many others) frequently debate him means there is considerable credence in his methodologies-especially when they regard textual criticism. I don't think anyone can lightly dismiss him; his credentials and academic output make him a worthy opponent in pursuit of textual clarity.
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answered Why are the “crowns” on the “Heads” of the Beast with 7 Heads and 10 Horns in Rev. 12:3, and the “crowns” are on the “Horns” in Rev. 13:1?
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comment What is the meaning of “husband of one wife” in 1 Timothy 3:2?
This is a Good Question, and I appreciate that it concerns itself with the textual understanding, and not 'ecclesial' understanding which can be widely divergent. Thank you!
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accepted “Seasons”, or “Sacred Seasons”?
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comment “Seasons”, or “Sacred Seasons”?
Thank you for your response! You did use the Gen. 1:14 passage as a comparison, which the BDB also uses to compare the meaning of לְמוֹעֲדִ֑ים . This seems to indicate that the moon is more than a loose piece of space rock, it is the means by which God ordained "special seasons" which He told Israel to keep for perpetuity. The upcoming "Blood Moon" falling on the Feast Of Sukkot is therefore no mere accident, but a reminder of this reality,,,,
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revised What does “a double minded man” in James 1:8 mean?
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comment What does “a double minded man” in James 1:8 mean?
@SongBird You may also want to investigate this answer to find additional insight. Thank you!
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comment What does “a double minded man” in James 1:8 mean?
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