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Why was Michal not stoned for adultery in 2 Samuel 3?

Michal had been given to David as his wife by his father king Saul after he had said he wanted the bride price to be hundred foreskins of the philistines. 1 Samuel 16:27 NIV 27 David took his men with ...
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Did David not defile himself by taking back Michal in 2 Samuel 3?

After being threatened by Saul, David leaves his wife who subsequently is given to another man. Years later when David becomes king he requests that his wife be given back to him. 2 Samuel 3:14, 15 ...
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Transgression when there's no expressed command

In one of my previous questions, Dave (Oct 23 at 20:51) wrote a comment which I liked and got me thinking, Except that there was no Law (commandments.) for Job and Noah. In Romans 2:14-15, For when ...
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Obeying Deuteronomy 4:2 - Where specifically in the Bible does “The Word” (הַדָּבָר֙) stop, if we are not suppose to add to it?

We read in Devarim 4:2 a commandment : "Lo Tosifu al Ha-Davar" translated as "Do Not Add to The-Word"... Where does The-Word stop, if we are not suppose to add to it? Devarim / ...
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In Deuteronomy 12:23, Why does God prohibit eating of souls?

In Devarim 12:23, we learn that The-Soul (Ha-Nefesh, הַנֶּפֶשׁ) is in The-Blood (Ha-Dam, הַדָּם) of all living creatures. Devarim / Deuteronomy 12 [MT] [23] "Just be strong not to eat The-Blood, ...
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Did Mark 5:2 put the author of Mark “in danger of eternal damnation”?

In Mark 3:29-30 [KJV], we learn that calling someone's spirit "unclean" is unforgivable : [29] "But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger ...
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How do you forgive criminals while still punishing them? [closed]

You are meant to forgive others if you wish God to forgive you (Matthew 6:14-16), "77 times" (Matthew 18:21-22) if necessary, though the actual implication is you endlessly must forgive. But ...
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Is Ezekiel 36:24-32 a prophetic promise for Christians in the new covenant? If so, what are the “decrees and laws” that Christians should follow? [closed]

Ezekiel 36:24-32 (NIV) reads: 24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and ...
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What law and covenant is Revelation 15:5 talking about when it says “the tabernacle of the covenant law”? What about Revelation 11:19?

Revelation 15:5 talks about a covenant and a law: 5 After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. Similarly, Revelation 11:19 ...
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Which gold were they referring to in Matthew 23:16?

Matthew 23:16 NIV 16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath. Could the blind ...
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Is Colossians 2:16 addressing “ceremonial” Sabbaths only and excluding the “moral” Sabbath?

Colossians 2:16 (NIV) 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. Can we infer from the ...
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Do Matthew 5:17-20 and Acts 15 contradict each other?

Matthew 5:17-20 (NKJV) 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one ...
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Is Jesus implying that He expects his disciples to be Sabbath-keepers in Matthew 24:20?

In Matthew 24:15-25 (NIV) we read: 15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let ...
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How did they keep warm on the Sabbath day?

Exodus 35:3 Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day. How did they keep warm on the Sabbath day?
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What is meant by Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD?

What is meant by... 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. (Ezr 7:10) I am specifically interested to understand ...
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Can a way Christ's mission to “fulfill” the law be understood as finishing the marriage between God and Israel through his death? [closed]

Can a way Christ's mission to "fulfill" the law (Mat 5:17-18) be understood as finishing ("It is finished" John 19:30 b) the marriage between God and Israel through his death? Thus ...
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Did the marriage of Boaz + Ruth the Moabite reveal faith in God nullifies Deuteronomy 23:4?

Did God allow the interacial marriage of Boaz (בֹּ֨עַז֙) + Ruth the Moabite (ר֨וּת הַמּֽוֹאֲבִיָּ֜ה) to reveal faith in YHVH (יְהֹוָ֨ה) nullifies Levitical laws like Deuteronomy 23:4?
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What does it mean socially to be a free woman in Israel?

In Exodus 21:11, a female slave could go free if she is not provided for by her husband/master. And if he does not do these three for her, then she shall go out free, without paying money. Aside ...
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Are there exegetical differences between 'your mother and fathers wife' in Leviticus 18:7-8?

Leviticus 18:7 NASB 7 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness. Leviticus 18:8 NASB 8 You ...
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What does the phrase 'being not without law to God,but under the law to Christ' mean in 1 Corinthians 9:21?

1 Corinthians 9:21 ASV 21 to them that are without law, as without law, not being without law to God, but under law to Christ, that I might gain them that are without law. The above phrase seems a ...
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How did the 10 Commandments become the 10 Commandments?

Exodus 20-31 document all the laws God established towards the Israelites on Mt. Sinai through Moses. From my memory and understanding of Hebrew literature, there weren't any chapter divisions. The ...
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Could the law give life?

This is more of a semantic question, but I keep coming back to it and can't seem to come to a conclusion. Was the law able to give life? I know that Galatians 3:21-22 (and other places) tells us that ...
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Why is the hired servant not allowed to eat the holy thing in Leviticus 22:10-11?

Leviticus 22:10-11 KJV 10 There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a sojourner of the priest, or an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing. 11 But if the priest buy any soul with his ...
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What does price of a dog mean in Deuteronomy 23:18?

Deuteronomy 23:18 KJV 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God. ...
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Is Deuteronomy 23:1 a blanket prohibition barring eunuchs from Israel, or is it something more specific?

While Deuteronomy 23:1 seems to forbid eunuchs straight across the board from having a part in Israel, we know from such passages as II Kings 9:32 and Isaiah 56:3-5 that eunuchs were present in ...
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Leviticus 20:20,21; what is the difference between “shall die without children” and “shall be without children”?

Leviticus 20:11,20,21; (DRB): 11If a man lie with his stepmother, and discover the nakedness of his father, let them both be put to death: their blood be upon them. 20If any man lie with the wife of ...
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What is the treasury of the Lord?

This is the verse in question: "But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are [a]consecrated to the Lord; they [b]shall come into the treasury of the Lord.”- Joshua 6:19 What ...
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Is Jeremiah 2:3 an allusion to Leviticus 19:23?

Leviticus 19:23 NIV 23 “‘When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard its fruit as forbidden.[b] For three years you are to consider it forbidden[c]; it must not be eaten. 24 In ...
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In Luke 2:24, and Leviticus 12, is a second turtledove implying that birth is a sin? [duplicate]

I read about the Law of Moses, mentioned in Luke 2:22, and it seems to imply that birth is a sin. Looking it up, the bible study resource I found referenced Leviticus 12:1-8. The relevant sections are ...
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Priests or Levites who collected Tithes?

According to the Mosaic Law in the book of Numbers it seems the Levites were the ones who were ordained to collect the Tithes. Numbers 18:21 NIV 21 “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel ...
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What exactly was “contrary to what was written” in 2 Chronicles 30:18?

Numbers 9:6-14 talks about some israelites that were unclean but still wanted to celebrate the Passover. They asked Moses if they could, and Moses asked God, and God said (verse 10, NIV): ... When ...
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Is the father of the raped woman in Deuteronomy 22:28-29 able to refuse marriage?

28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father ...
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Sin Sacrifices Before Sinai?

Is there any case prior to Sinai in which we can identify a sacrifice as being for sin? There are instances of sacrifices of dedication or thanksgiving, but I can't seem to find any I can confidently ...
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How did the Levites lay their hands on the bulls in Numbers 8:12?

We are told that all the Levites were to lay their hands on the two bulls for their atonement and in a recent census the Levites numbered around 22 000 Numbers 8:12 NASB 12 Now the Levites shall ...
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Why were the fornicators in Leviticus 19:20 not slain?

And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because ...
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When God said remember in Exodus 20:8 was he referring to Genesis 2:2 or Exodus 16:23?

Exodus 20:8 NASB 8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, God had made reference to the rest on the seventh day earlier on during creation ...
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According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason?

1. According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason? 2. Did this incident in verse 26 happen before or after writing the epistles of ...
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What was the significance of the daily decrease of the number of bulls offered during Tabernacles in Numbers 29:12-32?

During the feast of Tabernacles there seems to be a gradual decrease of the number of bulls offered from the first day to the last.What is of note is that only the bulls offered decrees in number ...
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What does from Sabbath to Sabbath mean in Isaiah 66:23?

Isaiah 66:23 23 “And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from sabbath to sabbath, All [m]mankind will come to bow down before Me,” says the Lord. Does this mean that mankind will come ...
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Was Moses saying righteousness could be attained by careful observation of the law in Deuteronomy 6:25?

Deuteronomy 6:25 NASB 25 It will be righteousness for us if we [a]are careful to observe all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as He commanded us. Was Moses saying that if children of ...
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Background on Joshua 5:10-11

Why were there no celebrations of the Passover while Israel wandered for 40 years in the wilderness?
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Was it the fathers or sons of the rebels who were being addressed by Moses in Deuteronomy 11:1-7?

When they came into the wilderness of Arabah Moses addresses the descendants of the rebels.Most of the things he makes reference to were actually seen and experienced by the rebels rather than their ...
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Was the instruction to build the ark given after the destruction of the two tablets of stone as alluded in Deuteronomy 10:1-2?

Deuteronomy 10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Tablets Rewritten Deutoronomy 10:1-2 NASB 10 “At that time the Lord said to me, ‘Cut out for yourself two tablets of stone like the former ...
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What kind of oil did Jacob use to anoint the pillar in Genesis 28:18?

When Jacob runs away from his brother he comes to Luz where he has an encounter with God at night.In the morning he takes oil and consecrates the stone he had used as a pillow. Genesis 28:18 NASB ...
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In Numbers 30 did the vow of a married woman stand without the knowledge of the husband?

Numbers 30 describes the law of the vows which are taken by both married and unmarried woman.The law describes how a father or husband are able to nullify a vow taken by either a daughter or wife....
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Is unclean ακαθαρτος / ακαθαρτον in the NT the same as in the OT LXX of the Law (Pentateuch)?

In reading the New Testament Epistles the words rooted in ακαθαρτ translated 'unclean' in the KJV are listed among sinful actions: Ephesians 5:5  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean ...
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How does Moses opt to use הָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים for judges in Exodus 21:6?

Exodus 21:6 KJV 6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall ...
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Understanding the conditions that would allow accused manslayer to return to his hometown (Joshua 20)

Joshua 20 deals with sanctuary cities for those who have unintentionally kills someone. However, I'm trying to get a better understanding of what Joshua 20:6 is stating. NASB Joshua 20:4-6 4 ...
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Was it Joshua or Levites who were to recite the blessings and curses?

When they were about to cross the Jordan, Moses instructs the Israelites that the Levites shall recite to the people the blessings and the curses at Mount Gerizim and Ebal respectively Deuteronomy 27:...
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If we “died to the law” & “disannulling of the commandment” took place the why is Paul quoting “ Deuteronomy 17:7 ” in “1 Corinthians 5:13”?

If we are become dead to the law as said in Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is ...

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