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comment Why is Sarah the only woman with an age mentioned in Genesis?
This strikes me as rather speculative. For any given set of numbers it is usually possible to find some pattern that they all fit. Finding such a pattern doesn't actually mean the numbers were contrived to fit it. Where does this theory originate and who actually holds that it is part of the meaning of the text?
Dec
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comment What does Jesus mean by “vain repetition” or “babbling” in Matthew 6:7?
This could do with some references. You mention having done some research and having found experts that agree with your analysis of the text. In the context of this site it would be a really good idea to actually identify said experts and cite their statements.
Dec
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revised What does Jesus mean by “vain repetition” or “babbling” in Matthew 6:7?
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Dec
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revised Do the Mari or Armana documents substantiate the Exodus account of wandering in the desert?
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Dec
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revised Does Joshua 6:20 suggest an earthquake occurred at Jericho?
I don't think defending the text through digging up historical evidence is necessarily on topic here but the rest of the question is so I focused in on that.
Dec
26
revised Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
identified translation
Dec
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comment How can one determine that a passage is “programmatic”?
Just asserting the very issue being questioned doesn't get us anywhere. Saying the text is "clearly programmatic" does not answer the "how" part of this question.
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Dec
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comment Was only the woman to be scourged in Leviticus 19:20?
The main idea on this site is not so much to come to theological conclusions (which can be done without knowing languages using other tools) which is better suited to a site where theological frameworks are on topic but to do lower level textual analysis. You might consider letting some questions go when they call for something you can't offer, or at least do the research necessary to find the actual answer instead of speculating on things it might be.
Dec
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comment Was only the woman to be scourged in Leviticus 19:20?
Not reading original languages is one thing (I for one can't) but in order to answer to answer something like effectively you should at least research and figure out where the translation differences come from in this specific case. A very small percentage of variations in translation stem from manuscript differences so that may be a complete goose chase in this instance.
Dec
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reviewed Leave Open The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Dec
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revised Who are the people of God in Psalm 100?
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revised When did Baasha king of Israel come up against Asa king of Judah [apparent contradiction]?
identify translation; move question intro to top where it will get picked up as a summary
Dec
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revised Does the adulterer in Matthew 5:32 cause the spouse to commit adultery or make her a victim of adultery?
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Dec
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revised Do the Mari or Armana documents substantiate the Exodus account of wandering in the desert?
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revised Why is Jacob renamed Israel twice?
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comment Jacob's name is Israel. So why is he still called Jacob?
It appears that you intended to quote some source material at the end of this answer but it got posted unfinished. Could we convince you to dig this up again and edit it whatever it was you were going to continue with? Thanks!
Dec
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revised Jacob's name is Israel. So why is he still called Jacob?
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