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Questions about the family of Jacob (b'nei Yisrael, children of Israel) and/or the biblical nation of Israel.

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What effect did the Mixed Multitude have on the destiny (fate) of the Israelites, if any?

Later in Hebrew history, after the Exile, the returning Jews "separated from Israel all the mixed multitude." (Nehemiah 13:3) But in the Exodus, at the beginning of the history of the Hebrew ...
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How is it possible for Israel to command Jehovah?

Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. How can the created command the ...
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What was the number of Israelites that left Eygpt?

In Numbers 1, a census is recorded with the number of people being 603,550. A second census recorded in Numbers 26(after the 40 year period)with the number of people being 601,730. This was only the ...
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What is the etymology of “Israel”

Is “Israel” a three word hybrid of “Isis”, “Ra”, and “El”? If so, is Isis a representation of chaos and destruction and Ra representation of order and construction? In this case, does the name ...
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Why does it appear that God punishes Syria in Amos 1 for attacking Israel, even though he previously caused them to attack Israel?

See Amos 1:3-4 1 Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they have threshed Gilead with threshing sledges of iron. 4 So I ...
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Did large numbers of the House of Israel remain in Canaan when the sons of Jacob migrated to Egypt? (Genesis 46)

Genesis 46 26 Jacob’s people who came to Egypt—his direct descendants, not counting the wives of Jacob’s sons—numbered sixty-six persons in all. 27 Together with Joseph’s sons who were born to him in ...
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Why did Jacob want to not be buried in Egypt?

In Genesis, Jacob (or Israel) asked Joseph to not bury him in Egypt. Genesis 47:29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found ...
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Who says the 144,000 in Revelation 14:4 are virgins the way we understand the word?

Virgin, using the language of the author of Revelation, John (surnamed Mark) who also authored 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John as well as the Gospel according to John. Suppose the author spoke Hebrew, virgin ...
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Why are the names of the 12 apostles and 12 tribes written where they are in the New Jerusalem?

Revelation 21:12-14 "12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children ...
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What's the Scope of Isaiah's Egyptian Eschatological Inclusion and Religious Fidelity to Yahwism: Righteous Remnant Or Wholesale Redemption:?

Considering Isaiah's dominant hostile portrayal of Egypt as either "oppressors" or "cruel masters" or a "splintered reed" and or aught to be coming to Israel in chains ...
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Isaiah 41:5-7 Deeper understanding of Gentile and heathen nations response to God's mighty power, & as to whether God finds said response acceptable

Isaiah 41:1-20 New American Standard Bible 1995 1“Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for ...
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Understanding 1 Chr. 17:21 (2 Sam. 7:23) & Ams. 9:7, "What other nation have you redeemed?"

In David's prayer of thanks to God in 1 Chronicles 17:16-27 (2 Samuel 7:23), David asks, seemingly implying that no other nation has been redeemed by God: And what one nation on the earth is like ...
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Who are then therefore truly Jews according to Romans 2:28,29

Under the Old Covenant (or Old Testament, same difference) one had to be of a certain bloodline from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Judah and/or Benjamin (and possibly Levi) to fall under the category Jew, ...
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Does Gabriel refer to Jesus as 'the Lord their God' meaning 'Israel's Lord and God'?

Speaking, prophetically, of the one to be born to Zacharias, Gabriel, the angel, says : For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be ...
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Is there a difference here between Jacob and Israel?

Contained in Micah 3:8 seems to be a pretty good description of what a prophet does: But yet I am filled with the strength of the spirit of the Lord, with judgment, and power: to declare unto Jacob ...
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When and for How Long was Israel Enslaved by the Egyptians?

This post is somewhat related to Do We Know with Reasonable Certainty Where Goshen was Located? According to (D-R) Exod. 12:40, And the abode of the children of Israel that they made in Egypt, was ...
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Israel trials and tribulations

I want to ask about two passages from Joel. The first one says that never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations (Joel 2:19) and never again will my people be shamed (Joel 2:27) ...
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What did the Israelites do with the foreign children in Deuteronomy 20:14?

This question is also related to Leviticus 25:44-46 and exodus 21:4. Could foreign children be born into slavery in Israel (like the children of Hebrew servants), or would they be made slaves if their ...
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Is Humanity God's Idol?

I just went down a rabbit hole of deep thought. I was listening to Joel Osteen and on his recent podcast. He seems to be advocating for prostitutes. By of course pointing to Rahab and the woman Jesus ...
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Were the accused even present for the crime? (Acts 2)

Peter straightforwardly accuses his audience on the day of Pentecost of murdering their Messiah. this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and ...
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What does “in part” mean in Romans 11:25

“I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,”...
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Is Obadiah 1:18 Saying That Every Last Edomite WIll be Killed?

And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the ...
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Is There Some Sort Of Health Or Scientific Reason That Explains The Benefit Of Eating Animals With A Divided Hoofs? [closed]

And the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. 3 ...
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Was there something significant about choosing the tribes in Deuteronomy 27:12-13?

Deuteronomy 27:12-13 KJV 12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin: 13 And these ...
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Were the Hebrews slaves also killed by the hail in Exodus 9:19?

KJV Exodus 9:19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail ...
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Why was the Promised Land divided among Jacob's descendants?

The LORD makes a promise of land to Abraham: Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. (...
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John 7:31 When Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?

How did the people come to have the expectation that the Messiah, when he appears, should be accompanied by a multitude of miraculous signs? Yet many of the people believed in him. They said, “When ...
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The meaning of Deuteronomy 28:43 and its fulfillment

43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. 44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt ...
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Does Isaiah 45:5-6 teach that only one God can exist?

Now, to be clear, this question is not on whether YHWH is the only God that should be worshipped. That’s pretty simple. It is my belief that the Ancient Israelites were at least aware that they were ...
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Is There Extra Biblical Evidence Of Jews Having Communities In Egypt In The 8th Century BCE? [closed]

The prophet Isaiah who according to Isaiah 1:1 was a prophet in the 8th century BCE and according to Isaiah 11, there were Jews already exiled in Egypt in his time period. Isaiah 11:11- And it shall ...
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What is meant by Jeremiah 31:2

Jeremiah 31:22 "How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man." What is this referring to?
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Why didn't Dinah's name carry any attachment or prophetic meaning in Genesis 30:21?

When Leah gave birth to her sons all their names carried an attachment or prophetic meaning KJV Genesis 29 : 33 - 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard ...
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Why did Jacob not immediately rebuke Reuben in Genesis 35:22?

KJV Genesis 35 : 22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: Having ...
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Who are the two families mentioned in Jeremiah 33:24?

Initial the text had spoken of the release from captivity of the two houses of Judah and Israel KJV Jeremiah 33 : 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and ...
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Why are "Judah" and "Israel" distinguished in many verses BEFORE the split of the two kingdoms?

Similar questions have been asked previously, but answers emphasized the era after the split of the tribes. Even though Judah is one of the tribes of Israel, why are Judah and Israel often ...
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What is the difference between Israel stumbling and falling in Romans 11:11?

Romans 11:11 (NASB) I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. What is the ...
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Does the text of Exodus have anything that indicates that the Ten Commandments were all that God intended to write on stone?

Based upon Exodus 20, God spoke directly to the children of Israel. He provided ten commandments. Being frightened of the theatrics of God, Israel removed themselves and told Moses to speak to God ...
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In the context of how Jesus is interpreted as the Israel in the OT, how does that bridge covenants? [closed]

Many of the OT scriptures that applied to Israel are applied to Christ in the NT, so that Jesus is the very essence of Israel in a spiritual context. Even the servant psalms in Isaiah, such as Isaiah ...
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Does calling the Sabbath a "sign" (אות‎) between God and Israel mean it was given to distinguish Israel from other nations?

In various passages, God calls the Sabbath a "sign" (Hebrew, אות‎) between Him and Israel (all NKJV, emphasis mine): "Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths ...
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Why was Joshua son of Nun not considered YHVH God to Israel, when he made the Sun stand still in [Joshua 10:12-13]?

Ancient Israel would think a person's ability to control the Sun to be a Godly power. Israel could have thought Joshua son of Nun יְהוֹשֻׁ֣עַ בִּן־נ֔וּן was actually YHVH God Himself in Joshua 10:12-...
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Why did God tell Moses to scout the land whether it was good or bad in Numbers 13:19?

In Numbers 13 we are told that God had instructed Moses to sent spies to scout the land.One of the instructions was to check whether the land was good or bad. Numbers 13:2,13 ESV The Lord spoke to ...
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How does the prophet say they are daughters of one mother in Ezekiel 23:2?

Ezekiel 23:1-2 NASB The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, 2 “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother; It is clear in the above text that the prophet is referring to ...
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Do women and children belong to "assembly of Israel?"

The verse in question is Joshua 8:35. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the ...
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Did the twelve tribes of Israel continue to exist after dispersion by Assyria?

In James 1:1 James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. Does this passage support the idea the twelve tribes of Israel ...
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Did the second census in Numbers 26:29,44 include women?

In the following texts it seems some women were also mentioned among clans of Israel in the second census Numbers 26:29 NKJV 33 Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters; and the ...
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What does it mean to be "of Israel" based on Romans 9:6?

In the Letter to the Romans, we are told by the apostle Paul: Romans 9:6: "But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel..." ...
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The Land of Israel Joshua 21:43-45

I was reading Joshua 21:43-45 Joshua 21:43(A)Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there. 44 (B)And the ...
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How were the elect elected in Romans 11:7?

Romans 11:7 (ESV): 7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, How were the elect of Israel elected? Why were the rest not elected?
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How Did Moses Build The Bronze Serpent and How Long Did It Take For Him To Do It? [closed]

How Did Moses Build The Bronze Serpent and How Long Did It Take For Him To Do It? Numbers 21:1-9 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of ...
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What is the relationship between Ezekiel’s vision of Jerusalem and the 12 Tribes with the vision in Revelation 7 and the 144,000 from the 12 Tribes?

Recently I was asked why the tribe of Dan was not mentioned in Revelation chapter 7. During the course of my research I came across a suggestion that there was a link between Ezekiel’s vision of ...
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