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Did any King obey and actually make a Copy of the Law first-hand?

Precepts Concerning Kingships Foreseeing the fallen nature of the Israelite nation, forsaking God's rule over them, Moses laid down some precepts every king should follow.(1 Samuel 8) Most of us are ...
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Slavery and freedom

From moral justification view, this verse about slavery is concerning to me, not really about the slavery, it's about the wife and children of a few slave that are left behind when he's freed. It ...
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Which specific Scripture of the Law are the people referring to in John 12:34?

John 12:34:- … “We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; …”
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Why didn't Christ outrightly discourage/condemn the taking of oaths in Matthew 23:16-22?

Earlier on Christ while teaching the sermon on the mount he had actually discouraged/condemned the taking of oaths Matthew 5:34 ESV: But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, ...
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Is Paul saying that works were once required of Israel to be of God's elect, (prior to the current election being by God's grace through faith alone)?

Romans 11:5-6 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it ...
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Does obeying the Torah lift God's imprecation against the ground?

According to the LES, the first part of Deuteronomy 28:12 says, "May the Lord open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give rain for your land in season, to bless all the work of your hands....
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Is defilement the reason why Jesus advised Mary to not touch him? John 20:17

John 20:17 Literal Standard Version, Jesus says to her, “Do not be touching Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; and be going on to My brothers, and say to them, I ascend to My Father and ...
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What does Acts 15:29 imply?

If the laws about blood are no longer applied in the New Testament, why did James advised abstaining from blood in Acts 15:29? You must abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the ...
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What loads (φορτία) does Jesus refers to when talking about them as heavy (βαρέα) and difficult to carry (δυσβάστακτα) in Mt 23:4?

What puzzles me in Mat 23:4 They tie up heavy loads, hard to carry, and put them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing even to lift a finger to move them is that, from what you can ...
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If faith releases from the obligation of laws, why wasn't the relationship between God and Abraham a lawless one? [closed]

Genesis 26:5 New International Version because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.” Romans 4:11 New International Version ...
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Why was discharge in need of a sin offering

In Leviticus 15:15, 30 NKJV 15 And the priest shall use them, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord for his discharge. ...
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Where in the Torah does it claim male effeminacy as a sin?

1 Cor 6:9 says, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of ...
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To those who believe Deut 22:28-29 is not about rape, what is the punishment for rape of an unbetrothed woman?

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 (NKJV): If a man finds a young woman who is a virgin, who is not betrothed, and he seizes her and lies with her, and they are found out, then the man who lay with her shall give ...
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What is the difference between a guilt offering and a sin offering?

I’m reading Leviticus and I know that there are 5 types of offerings: Burnt offering. Grain offering. Fellowship offering. Sin offering. Guilt offering. But I’m having problems seeing the difference ...
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The difference between the laws in Hebrew 9:14 and Romans 2:13-15?

KJV Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? KJV ...
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When Jesus refers to "life," is he using the expression more broadly, encompassing "eternal life"?

Deuteronomy 32:47 Septuagint For this word is not vain to you, but it is your life (Zoe); and by this same word you will prolong the days in the land which, having crossed the Jordan, you go to ...
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If Jesus says the law won't pass away, then how can he negate the food laws?

Matthew 15:11 New English Translation What defiles a person is not what goes into the mouth; it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles a person. Jesus was Jewish and also proclaimed: Matthew 5:...
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Which 'law' did Nicodemus appeal to in order to save Jesus?

John 7:51-53 New International Version “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?” They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will ...
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Is there Salvation without Law according to Romans 2:12? [duplicate]

[Note:- I am rephrasing my question as otherwise my question will be closed; so the warning says.] Do those who do not have the Law of God with them perish straight? That is what the Scripture says in ...
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The Law Commands Women Keep Silent [duplicate]

To which law is Paul speaking (emphasis mine)? Women should be silent during the church meetings. It is not proper for them to speak. They should be submissive, just as the law says. 1 Cor 14:34 NLT ...
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Why did Jesus define faith as a matter of the law? Matthew 23:23

In Matthew 23:23 Jesus places justice, mercy, tithing, and faith (πίστις) all within the category of the law (νόμος). Of these four I am specifically asking why Jesus included πίστις as a matter of ...
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Structure of Solomon's temple: religious laws for buildings?

1 Kings 6:6 reports: The lowest story was five cubits broad, the middle one was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad. For around the outside of the house he made offsets on the wall ...
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Can Paul’s hermeneutic re: Mosaic law in 1 Corinthians 9:9 be extended? Specifically re: Deuteronomy 22:6-7?

Paul makes an allegorical interpretation of Mosaic law of Deuteronomy 25:4: 1 Corinthians 9: 8-10 NIV 8 Do I say this merely on human authority? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? 9 For it is ...
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Did the Israelites not violate the Sabbath in Numbers 31:24?

After engaging in a battle with the Midianites Moses instructs the the Israelites to wash their clothes and purify themselves on the seventh day.The Seventh day usually was the Sabbath day which ...
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Is curling hair in general a sin?

According to the LXX, Leviticus 19:27 states: You will not make curled hair from the hair of your head, nor shall you disfigure the appearance of your beard. The Greek word for curl is σισόην which ...
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Does the "Urim and Thummim " decide who is a real priest just by a "yes" and "no" lot , in Ezra 2:63, or is it more complicated than this?

These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there ...
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What does Jesus mean by "Moses seat" and why does he tell the people to do as they say?

In Matthew 23:1-3, Jesus tells the people that the scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat and he tells them to do what they say. What does Jesus mean by Moses' seat? And why does he tell the people ...
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Did the Lord break His law by commanding Hosea to accept his adulterous wife?

Leviticus 20:10 NIV “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death. Hosea 3:1 NIV The Lord said to me,...
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Was Stoning Really the Punishment for Adultery (John 8:5)?

John 8:5 - "Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” It turns out that the Law of Moses does not specify stoning as the punishment for adultery as far as I ...
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Does offering a firstborn male child to God strip him of the sovereignty and thus inheritance of land?

My question refers to the totality of biblical domain as I suspect this rule/law was in effect even before Abraham. If it indeed existed it would be a corollary of to the rule of the first born ...
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Why does Paul say the law came after 430 years in Galatians 3:17?

Galatians 3:17 NET What I am saying is this: The law that came 430 years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. But its clear the law was ...
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Jeremiah 19:9 - Did God make Israel eat their own children?

In the Hebrew Bible it is usually understood that God is against killing and sacrificing children. He hates that and there are His laws that are against it but why would God make Israel eat their own ...
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What is the meaning of the word translated as "steal" in the commandment "thou shalt not steal"? (Exodus 20:15)

This question is prompted by a question in which "software piracy" and copyright issues come up. (See: What's Christians take on pirating authors books, software, movies etc?) Some suppose ...
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What is the reconciliation of Romans 3:31 and Ephesians 2:15?

Is it maybe a different meaning of "abolish (katargeo)" or a different meaning of "law?" Because they seem somewhat contradictory. Do we then make void [καταργοῦμεν] the law ...
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Did the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai occur on Shavuot?

by Saber Truth Tiger In Exodus chapters 19 and 20 we read of the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai. Many believe this momentous event occurred during the first week of Sivan, the third month in the ...
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Galatians 3:23 Guarded in protective custody or held captive as prisoners under the law? Translation of ἐφρουρούμεθα συγκλειόμενοι

The old versions show a positive view of the law in Gal 3:23 showing it as guardian keeping in protective custody, but some new versions show the picture of a jailer or kidnapper by using the words ...
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Modern Scholar's view that the law of Moses was not given by God? [closed]

I need some overview of Martinus de Boer's views about the law of Moses and especially need to know if there are more scholars within the last few centuries who openly and clearly believe that the ...
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Discrepancy in Numbers 33:31 and Deuteronomy 10:6

In Deuteronomy 10:6, Moses recounts the journey of Israel as follows: (Now the children of Israel journeyed from the wells of Bene Jaakan to Moserah, where Aaron died, and where he was buried; and ...
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Is Hebrews 10:28 talking about the past or present

I read a few translations of Hebrews 10:28, some translate as present perfect, and some translate as past. A man who has gone against the law of Moses is put to death without pity on the word of two ...
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How best to understand the NLT translation of νόμος in Romans 8:2?

Romans 8:2 NLT For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death. KJV Romans 8 : 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ ...
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Do the ten commandments cascade from the greatest to the least in Exodus 20:1-17?

In Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21 the commandments are listed in a more or less similar way.Was thinking whether there are listed this way so as to potray a cascading pattern from the greatest ...
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What does Paul mean by 'one word' in Galatians 5:14?

Galatians 5:14 KJV 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. What does one word mean in the above text?
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Is the Law eternal?

I was having a conversation with an orthodox Jew over on Code Golf SE on whether Christians still need to follow the Law or not. After bringing up a few verses on the subject, he brought up Psalm 119:...
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Where in the Protestant Bible does it say/explain that Christians are no Longer Binded under the Ceremonial Laws? [closed]

Despite months of research, I am unable to find Biblical evidence that Christians are no longer binded to the ceremonial law with the exception of the sacrificial system as Jesus Christ was the ...
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Is the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin too illegal to be true?

The story that we have in the gospels of Mark and Matthew (Mark 14:53-65; Matthew 26:57-68) of the Trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin seems to contradict many passages in the Mishna in the tractate ...
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Dropped articles for νόμος in Galatians 3

Paul uses the word νόμος 14 times in Galatians 3: verse Greek v2 ἐξ ἔργων νόμου v5 ἐξ ἔργων νόμου v10 (twice) ἐξ ἔργων νόμου ... τοῦ νόμου v11 ἐν νόμῳ v12 ὁ δὲ νόμος v13 τοῦ νόμου v17 ὁ μετὰ ...
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Was Paul tacitly referring to Moses as an Angel worshipper in Colossions 2:16-18?

KJV Colossians 2:16-18 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but ...
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Was Christ reiterating the death sentence in Mark 7:9-10?

Mark 7:9-10 NLT Then he said, "You reject God's laws in order to hold on to your own traditions.10 For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'Anyone who ...
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What did Paul mean when he said 'I Have Done Nothing against the Customs of our Fathers?" Acts 28:17

The Book of Acts relates that when Paul was brought to Rome: After three days he called together the local leaders of the Jews; and when they had gathered, he said to them, “Brethren, though I had ...
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Why did God prohibit wearing of garments of different materials in Leviticus 19:19?

Leviticus 19:19 ESV You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth ...
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