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The last letter of the Hebrew alphabet is called Tau, and it has the power of the Roman T. In its present form n, in the square character now in use, it has no resemblance to a cross; but in the ancient Hebrew alphabet, its figure X, or +, was that of a cross. Hence, when it is said, in the vision of Ezekiel (ix, 4) "Go through the midst of the city, and set a mark (in the original"n, tau) upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof"- which mark was to distinguish them as persons to be saved, on account of their sorrow for sin, from those who, as idolaters, were to be slain-the evident allusion is to a cross. The form of this cross was X or +, a form familiar to the people of that day.

It is significant to me in that it not only corresponds to the 1st letter of my name, but it corresponds to the One Who Saves us(The Aleph and the Tav) and His Work in redemption; which became real for me in Mar. 29, 1976 and has been real since.


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comment Why did 400,000 men of the Tribes of Israel assemble over one rape in Judges 19:20-30 and Judges 20?
Your question needs 2 edits; 1) To cite specific scripture reference, and 2) To clarify "tribe of Benjamin" vs "civilization", a wrong context, unless your interpretation of 'civilization' would mean any collective group of people-certainly not an accurate rendering of the word used. Otherwise, it is a valid question, and one that can be answered from the text.
Dec
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comment Why did 400,000 men of the Tribes of Israel assemble over one rape in Judges 19:20-30 and Judges 20?
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Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed Why is the genealogy in Luke attributed to Mary?
Dec
12
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
@majnemɪzdæn I agree. I was 'thinking out loud' for the benefit of a new user who maybe searching for a way to make his question 'fit' our site directives.
Dec
11
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
@majnemɪzdæn I agree as it is written it is a theology question; however, if one merely compared the 2 texts without assigning a theological reference, an answer could make a textual comparison and thereby discuss the implications from a hermeneutical perspective, which would be entirely "On Topic"(IMHO).
Dec
6
comment What is Satan's relationship with God?
@SethofAdama I would opt that Jack's link is a better question with the same answer.
Dec
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comment What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
@majnemɪzdæn No, I didn't realize it. Those mainline churches who do use it, usually interpret it through an Idealist view, and stop at chapter 4.
Dec
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comment What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
Superb, and the complete resume of views concerning canonicity. Thank you for the in depth focus and the gaps you filled in.
Dec
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comment In Acts 3:20, Is Peter Referring to Christ's Second Coming?
@wilberteric The OP has given a prime example of Dual Fulfillment and you handled it well. "The Times of Refreshment" include the consolation of Israel, yet the consolation of Israel is not complete until her enemies are destroyed-a future event. +1
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
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comment In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
Welcome to BHSE! We're a little different here, please review our Site Directives before asking or answering questions. We DO require you to "Show Your Work", unlike Forums, where expressing an opinion without references is sufficient.
Dec
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reviewed Approve In Acts 3:20, Is Peter Referring to Christ's Second Coming?
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reviewed Leave Open Is Paul saying that Jews will be saved in Romans 4:16?
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revised What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
remove 'unqualified' statement
Dec
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comment What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
@majnemɪzdæn Preterists 'claim' St. Augustine as their spiritual 'father', who I admit did put wind in their sails, yet their stance didn't crystalize until the Jesuit de Alcasar, and Hugo Grotius. Modern Critical scholarship arrives at the same conclusions; except they discredit the Book of Daniel(saying it was penned in the 2nd Century BCE by a Jewish scribe) and by doing so, remove any continuity between Daniel and Revelations.
Dec
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comment What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
@majnemɪzdæn There was never a complete consensus in the early church, even after the Councils. The point is when St. Jerome authenticated it, and translated it into the Vulgate, it became de-facto canon, and has survived every challenge since. My last statement on Preterism and Modern Critical scholarship is a tease, which I can remove if you should so desire; as it begs another question(why?) which is beyond the scope of the original one. The point being-Preterism "has to make it so" seeing any conclusion after 70AD throws their arguments out the window-and we can't let that happen!
Dec
2
comment Was Enoch taken because he was righteous? Genesis 5:24
@SethofAdama According to the Book of Enoch, he was 1st one to write, was taught the calendar, where he recorded the years(Gen. 5:23) of his life. However, since all that remained was an oral tradition; no "written copies" existed from the time of Enoch, therefore the work was judged as "deuterocanonical", not having the same authenticity as the bible. There are numerous books in this category, the Book of Jubilees being another. Since they trace their "modern" transcribing at around 200-165BC, therefore many have judged them 'authored' during this time.
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
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comment What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
I don't have any problem with the answer; if it is a direct quote from the source, highlight the text and click on the "Quote" marks in bar above the box.
Dec
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comment What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
Welcome to BHSE! We're a little different here, please review our Site Directives before asking or answering questions. Thank you!