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Why did Samuel hack Agag to pieces in 1 Samuel 15:33?

It's very representative of how we are to approach our sin as believers. Yes we are a new creation in Christ! We are to leave no sin alive. Even one is too many. Just as Jesus said, if you eye or ...
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Nudity of Saul and the prophets in 1 Samuel 19:20-24

Nakedness in the Bible denoted shame, Adam and Eve after the fall, GOD Covered them... Noah's son was cursed because he saw his father's nakedness, there are other verses regarding nakedness... Like ...
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Why did David fear Joab? 2 Sam 3:39

David does not fear the sons of Zeruiah. The word used is קָשֶׁה ("qasheh") which implies difficulty or harshness; David is saying they are too fierce, and that he is neither complicit in ...
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How did Saul find out that David had been anointed to be king?

David's anointing may have been well known at the time, perhaps through the the prophets of the time. The text does not cite where this prophecy Abner mentions came from, but it was widely known as a ...
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How long did Saul reign?

One has to do a bit of detective work to figure this conundrum out. Before reading this answer, I would recommend that you read Michael Heiser's short article, from the second subheading "Who ...
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Based on Jesus' Grainfield Logic in [Mark 2:23-26], what level of hunger permits people (like David/Disciples) to break commandments for food?

23 Now it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why do they do what ...
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How do we understand God's rejection of Saul in 1 Sam. 15:23, 28?

The fact that a divine prophecy, such as the one in 1 Sam 15:28, takes some years to be fulfilled, does not alter the certainty of the outcome. However, in this case, the future king David was ...
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