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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

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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What is the “Spiritual Sabbath”? [closed]

Peace, Blessings, and Divine Love. Doing research about the sabbath I came across this section on wikipedia about a "Spiritual Sabbath". I am personally not familiar with the terminology ...
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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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Did Daniel prophesy a change from Sabbath observance to Sunday observance in Daniel 7:25?

Daniel 7:25 (ESV): 25 He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his ...
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Was Tamar complicit in her rape case in 2 Samuel 13?

2 Samuel 13:12-14 NASB 12 But she said to him, “No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this disgraceful sin! 13 As for me, where could I [f]get rid of my ...
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Was Leviticus 18:22 only prohibiting homosexuality that involved pagan rituals?

I have heard some progressive Christians claim that Leviticus 18:22 was only condemning homosexual activities for idolatrous rituals. I know that 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 was using the ...
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Is Ezekiel 20 talking about works-based salvation when it says “my rules, by which, if a person does them, he shall live”?

Ezekiel 20:13 (ESV): 13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not walk in my statutes but rejected my rules, by which, if a person does them, he shall live; and my ...
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Why are female slaves not set free as males in Exodus 21:7?

Exodus 21:7 NASB 7 “Now if a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to [f]go free as the male slaves [g]do It is clear slaves were treated as property and they were treated similarly ...
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Why did the Mosaic law prohibit the killing of an ox or sheep and its young on the same day in Leviticus 22:28?

28 But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not slaughter both it and its young in one day. What is the reason for this prohibition?
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Why does Deuteronomy 24:10 say you shall not enter the house to take a pledge?

Deuteronomy 24:10 NASB 10 “When you make your neighbor a loan of any kind, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. 11 You shall stand outside, and the person to whom you are making the loan ...
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What is a reviler?

In the question Why will drunkards not inherit the kingdom of God?, the querent asks about drunkards. My question is about revilers (emphasis mine): 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV): 9 Or do you not know ...
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Why will drunkards not inherit the kingdom of God?

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV): 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who ...
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Is Paul talking about the 10 commandments or the entire Mosaic Law in Romans 13:8-10?

Romans 13:8-10 (ESV): 8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not ...
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“What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!” - what is meant by sin in the context of Romans 6:15?

Romans 6:15-23 (ESV): 15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are ...
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Jesus' yoke (Matt 11:28-30) vs the Law's yoke (Acts 15:10): Why is Jesus' yoke easier?

Jesus promises that his yoke is easy: 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and ...
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“Do not stay in the stronghold”

In 1 Samuel 22:5 (NASB) But Gad the prophet said to David, “Do not stay in the stronghold; leave, and go into the land of Judah.” So David left and went into the forest of Hereth. Why must David ...
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Are the multiple mentions of Gentiles attending synagogues on Sabbath in Acts evidence that the Gentiles are to keep the Sabbath?

Acts 13:42-48 (ESV) 42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to ...
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Bible passages (like in Psalms) that seem legalistic (and maybe even sanctimonious) Vs Colossians verses warnings against legalistic behavior

Some bible scripture verses (especially those in the Psalms) can seem legalistic and also sanctimonious. Psalm 101:2-4 2 I will give heed to the blameless way. When will You come to me? I will walk ...
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Did the Levites fight in David's wars?

According to 1 Chronicles 12 some Levites went to join David in his fight against raiding parties and turning the kingdom over to him. 1 Chronicles 12:26 NIV 26 from Levi—4,600, 27 including Jehoiada, ...
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Is Exodus 21:20-21 implying that there are situations in which it is legitimate for a person to (mildly) beat up their slave?

Exodus 21:20-21 (ESV): 20 “When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. 21 But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be ...
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Why does Paul say circumcision is by the letter rather than from the patriarchs in Romans 2:29?

Romans 2:29 NASB 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from It is clear circumcision was given to the ...
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What is the difference between “abolishing the law” and “fulfilling the law” in terms of meaning and implications, in light of Matthew 5:17-20?

Matthew 5:17-20 ESV: 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass ...
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When will all be accomplished? Matthew 5:18

Matthew 5:17-18 (NASB): 17 “Do not presume that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not ...
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Is Jesus against or in favor of the law of retaliation (“eye for eye, tooth for tooth”)?

The law of retaliation can be found in Exodus 21:22-25 (ESV): 22 “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall ...
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Was there a specific place outside the camp were the red heifer was slaughtered in Numbers 19:1-3?

Numbers 19:1-3 NASB 19 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 “This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an ...
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Exactly how did the Holy Spirit intervene at the Jerusalem Council to settle the doctrinal debates concerning the Law and the Gentiles (Acts 15)?

Acts 15 is a popular chapter for those who have delved into the topic of the Mosaic Law and its applicability to the Christian Church. The chapter tell us about the Jerusalem Council and the heated ...
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Did the priest violate the Sabbath as alluded in Matthew 12:5?

Matthew 12:5 NASB 5 Or have you not read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple [c]violate the Sabbath, and yet are innocent? But according to the law the priests on duty had a ...
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What about witholding information?

In Joshua 2:5 (NASB) we read of Rahab witholding information It came about, when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. This is a very ...
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Was Moses a priest as suggested in Psalms 99:6?

Psalms 99:6 NIV Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them. According to the law priests were consecrated and ...
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Deut 17:18 What was included in the king's “copy of this law”?

And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: (KJV) What exactly was the ...
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According to Jesus, is it immoral to look at any woman 'to desire her', including one's wife? [duplicate]

Matthew 5:28 has Jesus saying "but I -- I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart." (Young's literal) Although ...
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Would a man looking at his own wife 'to desire her' be committing adultery according to Jesus at Matthew 5:28?

Matthew 5:28 says "but I -- I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart." (Young's literal) It seems to be a ...
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Does the Law prohibit all farming with hybrid cultivars?

In Deuteronomy 22:9 (NASB) “You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, otherwise all the produce of the seed which you have sown and the yield of the vineyard will be forfeited to the ...
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Are Jews allowed to eat the fat of an animal?

Leviticus 3:17 "'This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.'" God forbids the Jews to eat blood in different verses. ...
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In its original context did Exodus 21:22-23 have any applicability to abortion?

Exodus 21:22-23 (NIV): If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands ...
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What does it mean to “not be subject to the law” in Galatians 5:18?

Galatians 5:13-26 (NRSV): 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. ...
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To which extent Torah laws were known before Sinai?

After reading Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy a question arises. For instance, in Genesis 32:33 (NASB) Therefore, to this day the sons of Israel do not eat the tendon of the hip ...
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What laws, exactly, will God put in Christians' hearts and write in their minds?

Hebrews 10:15-16 (NIV) reads: 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in ...
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Which festivals did these fasts correspond with in Zechariah 8:19?

Zechariah 8:19 NIV 19 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love ...
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Is Leviticus 24 13-23 in contradiction with new testament?

I hope you can help me out with this dilemma. In Leviticus 24 (https://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=3...) God says to Moses the following (V16): Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD must ...
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What is the “the grace of God” which is not nullified in Galatians 2:21?

What is the "the grace of God" which is not nullified in Galatians 2:21? Galatians 2:21 | NASB "I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ ...
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Could criminals repent?

According to the OT, an individual who violated the Mosaic law could only be put to death based on the testimony of 2-3 credible witnesses (Deuteronomy 17:6). Could the witnesses and maybe the court ...
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Who performed the circumcision at Gibeath Haaraloth?

In Joshua 5:2-6 we read: 2 At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.” 3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath ...
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Which is the midst of the feast in John 7:14?

As I read John 7:14, I see in a strange view that The Lord Jesus went up into the temple on the fourth day of the feast, and left the Temple on the eighth day. In Lev 23:42 God said that all the ...
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Law for the character of a dream? [closed]

In Leviticus 15:16 16 ‘Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening. In Deuteronomy 23:10 10 “If there is among you any man who is unclean ...
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In Ruth 4:21, should “Obed” be remembered as “the son of Mahlon” (instead of Boaz) - based on Deuteronomy 25:6 and Ruth 4:10?

When reading Ruth 4:10 after knowing the Law of Deuteronomy 25:6, Should Obed be remembered as "the son of Mahlon" in Ruth 4:21 (instead of Boaz) when reciting genealogical records? NIV | ...
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How would a single author theory of the Pentateuch reconcile the different time of release of the Hebrew slave?

The law regarding the time of release of a Hebrew slave, and whether the slave should be let free empty handed or not, is treated differently in Exodus, Deuteronomy, and Leviticus: Exodus 21:2: ...

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