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Why did Moses tell the entire Israel God's priest-only commands in Leviticus 21?

In Leviticus 21:1, God instructs Moses to give only the priesthood a specific set of commands: And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them... However, at ...
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Why so many varied translations of Deuteronomy 33:2?

Deuteronomy 33:2 KJV 2 And he said, The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a ...
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In [Judith 10-15], How can God be pleased to allow Judith to speak lies in order to maintain Exodus 20:5, if Proverbs 12:22 is true?

In Judith chapters 10-11, the honest prophetess Judith temporarily becomes a liar to defend Israel by spreading false information about Israel in [Judith 10:12] and [Judith 11:12-19] to deceptively ...
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Translation of Ephesians 2:14

Recently I heard a preacher quote Ephesians 2:14-15. He claims that the verses are mistranslated and he gave his translation as follows. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and ...
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Why does John emphasize the keeping of the commandments in his letters?

More than seven times John refers to the keeping of the commandments,it seems there is a strong emphasis on keeping the commandments in the books of John 1 John 2:3-4 ESV And by this we know that we ...
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Why do translations use “judges” in Exodus 22:8 instead of “gods”?

Exodus 22:8 (NASB) If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house shall appear before the judges, to determine whether he laid his hands on his neighbor’s property. The word in the original ...
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What is meant by “His Law” in Psalm 1:2?

What precisely is His Law in Psalms 1:2? 1 Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight ...
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Why did Jesus in John 7:2-43 ignore fulfillment of Leviticus 23:36-39 for the 8th day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת Chag Sukkot causing Unrest instead of Rest?

When studying "Festival of The-Tabernacles" in [John 7:2-43], we read about Jesus' rather non-Messianic actions on the 8th [last] day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת. Chag Ha-Sukkot : "**On the last ...
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Which transgressions?

GALATIANS 3:19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of ...
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What is the meaning of "the life of all flesh"?

In Leviticus 17:14, the Lord says this about animal blood: for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of ...
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Why cover animal blood in dust?

The Lord commanded Israel in Leviticus 17:13 to do the following with blood from hunted animals: “Whatever man of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who hunts and ...
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Did David overreact to the theft of the poor man's lamb in 2 Samuel 12:5-6?

After hearing the story of the rich man who stole a lamb to feed his own visitor,David reacts by passing a death sentence 2 Samuel 12:5-6 NIV 5 David burned with anger against the man and said to ...
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Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets but to fulfil them? [duplicate]

Jesus did not do away with any thing of the Old Testament: Do not think I came to destroy the law or the Prophets but to fulfill them. - Matthew 5: 17 For that means to celebrate the holy days and ...
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What law of Moses forbade the lame man from "carrying his pallet" on the Sabbath (John 5:10)?

In the Gospel of John we read: John 5:6, 8-10: "When Jesus saw [the lame man] lying there... 8Jesus said to him, 'Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.' 9Immediately the man became well, and ...
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What does "I desire Mercy, not Sacrifice" Mean? [duplicate]

Jesus said to go figure out what "I desire mercy, not sacrifice" means, and didn't explain it himself. So, what does this mean? Matthew 9:13, NASB - But go and learn what this means: ‘I ...
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Did Abraham keep the sabbath? [closed]

This concerns the position of the seventh day sabbath in world history from creation.
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In Luke 8, why didn't Christ instruct the woman to appear before the priest?

After healing a man afflicted with leprosy Christ bids him to appear before the priests and offer sacrifices prescribed by the law Mark 1:40-43 NIV 40 A man with leprosy[h] came to him and begged him ...
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When did Jesus the Nazarene as King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37) fulfill the requirement for Melakim (Kings) of Yisrael from Deuteronomy 17:18?

If Deuteronomy 17:18 was the Law required for all Melakim (Kings) of Yisrael stating: "When he is seated on his royal throne, he shall have a copy of this Torah written for him on a scroll by the ...
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If Psalm 119 is true, what 'law' is Galatians 2:21 referencing?

Paul presents a theological condition in [Galatians 2:21, KJV] regarding righteousness associated with the 'law'. "I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then ...
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Is the criticism of Peter, in Acts 11 an extrapolation of Deuteronomy 7: 1-4?

Is the criticism on the part of the "Circumcision" of Peter's visit with Cornelius in Acts 11 an extrapolation of Deuteronomy 7:1-4?
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What law was broken to have stoning called upon in Numbers 14:10?

In reply or response to the people of Israel complaining that they'd rather go back to Egypt and not go into the promised land because they had seen that the inhabitants were bigger than they were, ...
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Did Pharisees use Ezra 6:11-12 to condemn Jesus in Mark 14:58?

Ezra 6:11-12 provides terms of punishment for anyone who attempts to tear down the 2nd Temple : [Ezra 6:11] "I also issue an order that whoever alters this decree shall have a beam removed from his ...
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How did Ezra the Scribe prepare his heart to seek the law of the LORD?

Ezra 7:10: For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments. How exactly did Ezra the Scribe go about manifesting this? A ...
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What is the specific translation of "δωρεὰν" ("dorean") in Gal 2:21? Did righteousness used to come by the law?

In Galatians 2:21 it reads: "εἰ γὰρ διὰ νόμου δικαιοσύνη, ἄρα Χριστὸς δωρεὰν ἀπέθανεν" Some translations are: Latin Vulgate: "si enim per legem iustitia ergo Christus **...
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If Peter is released from keeping the Torah [Romans 7:6], Why does 1 Peter 1:14-16 uphold (Leviticus 11:45 & Leviticus 19:2)?

Why does the Apostle Peter add in [1 Peter 1:14-16] that all should be: As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who ...
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What law says women are not allowed to speak, Roman law, Jewish law, something else?

Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 1 Corinthians 14:34 What law? Please provide a reference.
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Who took off his sandal in Ruth 4:8?

Ruth 4:8 ESV 8 So when the redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself,” he drew off his sandal. Ruth 4:8 KJV 8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe. Ruth 4:8 ...
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Did Hannah pay for Samuel's dedication to the Lord in 1 Samuel 1? [closed]

According to the law in the book of Leviticus one was obliged to pay a certain amount for dedicating someone to the Lord Leviticus 27:1-7 NIV 27 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Give the following ...
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Why didn't Boaz acquire Naomi in Ruth 4:9?

Ruth 4:9 NIV 9 Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon. 10 I have also acquired ...
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Matthew 5:17-20 - to Fulfill the Law

Christ came to fulfill the Law? Matthew 5:17-20 English Standard Version Christ Came to Fulfill the Law 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to ...
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Is Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac also a prefiguration of the law for redeeming firstborn sons from God?

Every firstborn son belongs to God and must be redeemed. This law is repeated several times in the Pentateuch. For example: Ex 13:11-13: 11 “This is what you must do when the Lord fulfills the ...
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In the suspected case of an unfaithful wife (Numbers 5:11-31) why is the husband not punished?

In the suspected case of unfaithful wife 'the husband is said to be innocent' even after the wife have been proved to be innocent after under going the test. Numbers 5:11-15 NIV 11 Then the Lord said ...
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Moses _commanding_ divorce

Pharisees said that Moses commanded divorce and implied for any reason. Were they misrepresenting Deuteronomy 24:1 (which says “if,” not “do”) or are there one or more other passages where Moses ...
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As Mary was too poor to offer a lamb after giving birth to Jesus, offering birds instead, does this prove the Magi had not yet pitched up with gold?

As Mary was too poor to offer a lamb after giving birth to Jesus, offering birds instead, does this prove the Magi had not yet pitched up with gold? Otherwise, she could have afforded to buy a huge ...
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James 2:10 pertains to breaking the law as viewed from a holistic perspective,& also has Nothing to say about degrees of severity of different sins

James 2:8-13 8 If, however, you are fulfilling the [a]royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are ...
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Law of God vs Law of Christ

The phrase "Law of Christ" appears only twice in the NT, namely, 1 Cor 9:21 & Gal 6:2. In the first of these, we read: To those without the law I became like one without the law (...
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Is Paul proposing law-keeping as an ideal for the Christian life?

In Romans 13:10 (NASB) Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law. Is Paul proposing law-keeping as an ideal for the Christian life?
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What is the significance or symbolism of wringing off the head of a bird in Leviticus 1:14?

It is said during the offering of a burnt sacrifice of a bird the Priest shall wring off its head and burn it,then shall drain its blood,remove its feathers,divide it and then finally burn it. ...
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How does Hebrews 7:18 say the law was weak and useless?

The author of the book of Hebrews seems to say that the (regulation)law that governed the Priesthood was weak and useless and so had been set aside. Hebrews 7:18 [NIV] 18 The former regulation is set ...
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Does living by the "law of the spirit" mean living by the law?

I ask this question as Paul seems to suggest that living a life of sin leads to death. Once we accept Jesus as our saviour we get the spirit that gives us life Once the spirit is in us we will stop ...
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Romans 7:9 ~ Why does Paul say the commandments were supposed to bring life but brought death

This question is on the premise that Paul is talking about Sinai Law as he refers to Adultery and Coveting. If not I will delete this question. Out of the 10 commandments only 3 are positive that we ...
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Romans 5:13 which Law is Paul referring to

When I read the below verse, I am unclear which Law Paul is Talking about. Is he refering to the Law on Mount Sinai? Cain was punished even before the law was given The whole earth was punished ...
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Is God assigning equal importance to the new moons, the Sabbaths, and the holy convocations in Isaiah 1:13-14?

Isaiah 1:12-17 (ESV): 12 “When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts? 13 Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and ...
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Did Samuel sleep in the holy of holies at Shiloh?

When God calls Samuel it seems like he sleeping inside the Temple/Tabernacle were the ark of God was 1 Samuel 3:2-3 NASB 2 But it happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his ...
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Why did the angel tell Hagar to return to her mistress after being illtreated in Genesis 16?

After being mistreated by her mistress Sarah the slave woman Hagar escapes to Beer-lahai roi which is between Kadesh and Bered Genessis 16:6 NASB 6 But Abram said to Sarai, “Look, your slave woman is ...
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Why does Jesus use Blood as a symbol of life (in him) when G-d clearly told us not to consume blood [duplicate]

Why did Jesus choose blood as a symbolic way of saying that there is life in his blood? Tanakh clearly says that blood is life and no one should consume it. I know it is very symbolic but yet why ...
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How did Yahshua/Jesus observe the Sabbath? [closed]

Peace, Blessings, and Divine Love. Being how Christ was ethnically a Hebrew, being an Israelite from the tribe of Judah, he observed the teachings/laws of Moses. Numerous times he was able to ...
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Did the Israelites not outgrow their clothes in the forty year wanderings?

It is said according to Deuteronomy the Israelites wondered in the wilderness for forty years without their clothing and sandals wearing out. Deuteronomy 29:5 NASB 5 And I have led you in the ...
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How to understand 1 Samuel 16:7 in light of Leviticus 21:16-20?

1 Samuel 16:7 NIV 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward ...
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Are there other O.T. commandments that experienced a similar "spiritual reinterpretation" as circumcision in the N.T.? [closed]

Circumcision in the O.T. was a commandment that was carried out in a physical fashion. Males had to undergo a literal, physical circumcision of their foreskin. However, in the New Testament the ...

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