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Questions tagged [israel]

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

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Were the innocent spared in Deuteronomy 13:15?

Deuteronomy 13:15: You shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword. Some scholars interpret ...
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Was the son in Deuteronomy 21:20 an adult or a child?

20 `This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard. Deuteronomy 21:20 This son deserved death by stoning. I always wondered if he was a child or an ...
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In Romans 11:16, what is Paul's argument?

The imagery in Romans 11 is mostly about grafting but Paul pulls in a figure about sourdough: ISV Rom 11:16 If the first part of the dough is holy, so is the whole batch. If the root is holy, so ...
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In Revelation 21:12, are the names of individual tribes or different ways to name all of the tribes?

The twelve tribes of Israel are listed in several places in Scripture. Invariably the names on a later list differ from the earlier list. For instance, Simeon is absent in Deuteronomy 33 and Dan is ...
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In Romans 9:6 what is the promise that Paul is assuring the Romans did not fail?

Paul has just made grandiose claims about the indomitable purposes of God in the life of the believer: KJV Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against ...