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The legal codes and specific laws of the Bible.

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Why did Peter dedicate his first book to those who are 'strangers'? (1Peter1.1) Was Peter different to the other apostles, and aware of it?

Does the linguistic trope 'strangers' hold implications regarding inner nature of certain biblical characters? If Jesus blessed Peter could he have opened Peter's eyes to his (base) nature in need of ...
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Why add a fifth when one eats the holy thing(Terumah) unintentionally in Leviticus 22:14?

KJV Leviticus 22 : 14 And if a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly, then he shall put the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall give it unto the priest with the holy thing. I found the above text ...
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Does Romans 6:7 suggest that a person is acquitted from their sin at death?

I understand that the word translated into English as "died" in Romans 6:7 comes from the Greek 'apothanōn' and the word translated as “freed” is from the Greek ‘dedikaiwtai’. I also ...
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Did Jesus command the former invalid to do something unlawful at John 5:8? [duplicate]

John 5:8-10 says "8 Then Jesus told him, “Get up, pick up your mat, and walk.” 9 Immediately the man was made well, and he picked up his mat and began to walk. Now this happened on the Sabbath ...
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Why is the date of Pentecost calculated similar to the Saddusaical method?

From my (limited) understanding Christians are an offshoot of the Pharisaic traditions. As explained in The Jewish Babylonian Talmud (and many other places..), according to the Hazal, the Jewish ...
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"The sting of death is sin..." Does death sting sin, or does sin sting death? And how do we know exegetically?

I'm trying to get clarity about which one - sin or death - is being stung by the other. Or, is it like a whip that "stings" when it hits? In other words, does Paul envision either death or ...
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Exodus 21:20-21 slaves law

In Exodus we read: 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 Jesus say he came not to abolish the law while Paul in Ephesians 2:14-15 say that Christ abolished the law? [duplicate]

These two passages seem to be a pretty solid contradiction: 14 For he himself is our peace who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing ...
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Is Exodus 21:22 about a premature birth or a miscarriage?

Exodus 21:22-25 reads (emphasis added): If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman'...
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Why a double not a four/fivefold restitution in Exodus 22:1 and 4?

KJV Exodus 22 : 4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. But earlier on in the text it was said that the thief reimburse the ...
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What was the penalty for failure to observe(Pe'ah) the law of gleaning?

Several times the Israelites are cautioned to observe the law of gleaning which seemingly was a legally enforced entitlement of the poor. Leviticus 19:9-10 NASB ‘Now when you reap the harvest of your ...
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How did Jesus fulfill the law in Matt. 5:17-20?

In Matt. 5:17-20 Jesus says: 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one ...
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What is James 2:10 saying about the nature of sin?

In James 2:10-12 we read: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou ...
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In Leviticus 12, why does a woman remain unclean longer if she gives birth to a daughter than if she gives birth to a son?

To modern readers, what the Lord instructed Moses regarding women in Leviticus 12 is frequently puzzling, if not outright misogynistic. Leviticus 12:1-5 ESV The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak ...
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Would it be correct to say that Bible's Philemon makes a case for abrogation/abolishing of slavery?( or is that a stretch?)

In United States Of America, slavery( and also racial segregation) was a painful part of history. Therefore, Would it be correct to say that Bible's Philemon makes a case for abrogation/abolishing of ...
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Seven times with each item or combined in Leviticus 14:51?

In the cleansing of a house that had leprosy it is said two birds were brought and one slain.Four items namely Hyssop,Cedar,Scarlet and the bird are to be dipped into the blood of the slain bird and ...
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How many times was the owner of the bull that gores warned before punishment in Exodus 21:28-29?

Exodus 21:28-29 NIV “If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible. 29 If, however,...
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Why does a woman become unclean after many days of her discharge in Leviticus 15:25?

A woman with a discharge of blood besides her monthly period is said to become unclean after a number of days of her flow Leviticus 15:25 NIV “‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at ...
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Is Paul implying the death penalty in 1 Corinthians 5:13?

In 1 Corinthians 5:5, handing over to satan for the destruction of the flesh is usually taken metaphorically as in removing the immoral man from the church. However, in 5:13 Paul says “remove the ...
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Did Elijah violate the law in 1 Kings 18:19-20?

Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal to a contest which involves sacrifices at mount Carmel which is somehow outside the jurisdiction of the temple 1 Kings 18:19-20 NASB Now then, send orders and ...
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Is the ram mentioned in Leviticus 16 the same as the one in Numbers 29?

Leviticus 16:3 NASB Aaron shall enter the Holy Place with this: with a [d]bull as a [e]sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering. Numbers 29:2 NASB And you shall offer a burnt offering as a ...
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Were the nations(Gentiles) judged on account of their physical uncircumcision in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

Jeremiah 9:25 KJV Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised; 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, ...
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Where did Moses give the warning that is mentioned in Leviticus 10:3?

Leviticus 10:1-2 NLT Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over them. In this way, they disobeyed the Lord by burning before him the wrong kind ...
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Was the sanctuary not defiled in Leviticus 10:2?

Two sons of Aaron die inside the sanctuary after offering an unholy fire Leviticus 10:2 NASB And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. There ...
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Was Stephen put to death by legal execution or a lynch mob?

Previous discussion on the site This is a follow up to the question: In the time of Jesus, were the Jewish authorities allowed to execute? - the selected & most upvoted answer concludes: The only ...
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What was the significance of the change of garments in Leviticus 16?

We are told that when Aaron entered the holy of holies to do his ministry he wore linen clothing Leviticus 16:4 NIV 4 He is to put on the sacred linen tunic, with linen undergarments next to his body;...
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How did they burn the remains of the paschal lamb in the morning in Exodus 12:10?

Exodus 12:10 NASB 10 And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall completely burn with fire. The next morning would be the first day of ...
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( Job 1:5 ) Job seems to be offering sacrifices for his children's "probable/possible" sin and cursing of God in a legalistic/perfunctory manner

In Job 1:4-5 , it mentions that Job's children would often have feasts in order to celebrate. Job 1:1-8 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, ...
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Was laying of hand upon the sacrifice essential for atonement in Leviticus 1:4?

Leviticus 1:4 KJV And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. It is said the offender shall lay his hand upon the head ...
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Did the author of Genesis intend for Rachel's death in childbirth to be understood as a punishment?

Rachel's death in childbirth, recounted in Genesis 35:16-19, follows her theft of her father Laban's "gods" (teraphim, Gen 31:19), which Jacob, years later, finally buried under an "oak&...
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What is meant by bite and consume one another?

Gal5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! ...
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Was it the same group of circumcision in Acts 15:1 and 5?

After preaching the gospel at Antioch it is said there arose a group from Judaea disputing with Paul and Barnabus about circumcision KJV Acts 15 : 1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught ...
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Were all debts released in Deuteronomy 15:2?

KJV Deuteronomy 15 : 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because ...
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Why did Judah charge that Tamar should be burnt in Genesis 38:24?

When Tamar is suspected of having played the harlot Judah her father-in-law charges that she should be burnt. KJV Genesis 38:24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, ...
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Why was the camp of the Israelites not defiled by the bones of Joseph?

Joseph had told the Israelites to carry his bones from Egypt to Canaan Genesis 50:25 NIV :And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must ...
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Is incest father-daughter incest permissible? Leviticus doesn't seem to prohibit this occurrence [duplicate]

I have seen the other question that has been asked concerning this matter, which is similar to my own(this) question. But I will still submit this question because I wish to be given rather straight-...
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Is Deuteronomy 23:23 a free will offering?

KJV Deuteronomy 23 : 23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy ...
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Why was the man not charged as a malicious witness(zamem) in Deuteronomy 22?

It said when a man takes a wife and finds,out that she is not a virgin she shall be put to death Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NIV :If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity ...
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What does it mean to "divorce her quietly"?

To intentionally navigate towards Christmas, I've been following an Advent devotional plan. Today was considering Matthew 1:18-24 and meditate on how loving was Joseph's posture. Got particularly ...
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What is the correct interpretation of Exodus 22:3

Exodus 22:2 If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed. 3 If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt for his bloodshed. He ...
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What specifically were These-Laws הַֽחֻקִּ֥ים "Ha-Chuqim" (upon their hearts) referenced by [Jeremiah 31:36] which Israel keeps to remain a nation?

Jeremiah claimed Israel's nation could not exist before YHVH, if "Ha-Chuqim" These-Laws depart from upon their hearts : [Yirmiyahu יִרְמְיָ֖הוּ | Jeremiah 31:36] "If [these-laws] depart ...
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Did Jesus preach works-based salvation in Mark 10:17-21 and Luke 10:25-28?

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good?...
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Need help clarifying Leviticus 27:22

Leviticus 27:22 reads: And if a man dedicates to the Lord a field which he has bought, which is not the field of his possession... How can a field which a person bought not be their possession, as ...
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Do Paul and Jesus share Understanding on the Sum of the Law?

Rom 13:8 WEB Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. Does Paul mean the Whole Law? If he does then he can be charged with omitting the ...
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Is there a contradiction in the Bible related to death penalty? [closed]

I'm curious with the fact that the sixth commandment says, that one can't kill the other, this is (Exodus 20:13): 13 “You shall not murder. However, in the bible, there are many moments where this ...
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What statutes and ordinances does Ezekiel 11:19-20 refer to?

Ezekiel 11:19-20 (NASB): 19 And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 so that they may ...
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How do you compute the selling prices in Leviticus 25:14-16?

I'm studying the Jubilee year and came across these verses that confuse me regarding sale prices during that period: "And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor’s hand, ...
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How do you reconcile Exodus 27:21 and Leviticus 24:3?

These verses say: "In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the Lord. It shall be a ...
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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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