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Did the sea hold 2000 or 3000 baths?

Here is a comparison of the pointed and unpointed text of 1 Kings 7:26: וְעָבְיֹו טֶפַח וּשְׂפָתֹו כְּמַעֲשֵׂה שְׂפַת־כֹּוס פֶּרַח שֹׁושָׁן אַלְפַּיִם בַּת יָכִֽיל ועביו טפח ושפתו כמעשה שפת-כוס פרח ...
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Is 2 Chronicles 13:9 translated incorrectly in the RSV / NRSV / ESV?

Since the OP notes the NRSV and ESV are built on the RSV, the main question is: Why would the RSV translators have used "or" here? This answer correctly notes that it is not wholly ...
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In 2-Ch 30:2, why was a Passover on the second month accepted contrary to the ordinance of Moses?

Legal Justification The underlying legal basis for Hezekiah's action is found in Numbers: The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If any one of you or of your ...
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How did Elijah send a letter to King Jehoram, if Elijah had already been taken to heaven?

This question is an exact replica of the same question on Got Questions. The answer is - also - on Got Questions, after the question. So I have just copied the answer to here : Jehoram is anointed ...
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How can we reconcile the suppossed contradiction 1 Kings 7 & 2 Chronicles 2?

1. I Kings 7:13. he, son of a woman, a widow, of the tribe of Naphtali [Young's Literal] son of a woman, a widow, he, of the tribe of Naphtali [Green's Literal] A 'widow of the tribe of Naphtali' is ...
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Where is the correct number of men were found in Judah in both of below two choices answers?

On the number of fighting men in Judah, I would say both are correct, in different contexts. In mathematical terms you can think in terms of rounding and significant digits. Most scholars accept that ...
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Why were the troops of Ephraim in 2 Chronicles 25 angered by their dismissal despite being fully compensated?

The logic is simple; here are the facts from 2 Chron 25: v6 - 100,000 men hired from Israel Amaziah paid (to the leaders of Ephraim) 100 talents of silver for the soldiers If this money had been paid ...
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Do the 'sevens' in Daniel 9:24-26 refer to years in a land sabbath cycle?

שָׁבֻעִ֨ים / Week / Seven The "sevens" in Hebrew, while not specifying only the word "weeks" in English, should in most cases be properly translated as "weeks", for that ...
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Did the sea hold 2000 or 3000 baths?

Several years ago, I completed an investigation on this subject, focusing specifically on volume, various ancient manuscripts, and used modern 3D solid modeling software to analyze the results. The ...
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In 2 Kings 1 did the Moabites rebel against Ahaziah before or after the Jehoshaphat incident in 2 Chronicles 20?

First I should clarify that the reference in beginning of 2 kings is to a rebellion not a full fledged war (this can be proven from 3:4-5 cited later). Moab rebelled against Israel which led to a war ...
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Could Kng Uzziah's judgement have been more severe than that of King Saul?

There are several ways in which Uzziah's actions should be seen as "more serious" than Saul's and so would warrant a "more severe" response: Uzziah's actions occurred at the altar in Solomon's Temple,...
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How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem?

The simple answer to the question is: Ahaziah was 22 years old when he began to reign according to 2 Kings 8:26. The Hebrew text has been corrupted in 2 Chron 22:2 by recording "42 years old" - this ...
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What does it mean to "seek God's face" (2 Chronicles 7:14)?

In Exodus, it is written that “the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend” (Ex 33:11). But in the same passage (Ex 33:20), God tells Moses, “You cannot see My ...
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What does it mean to "seek God's face" (2 Chronicles 7:14)?

'Seeking God’s face' means to approach him in prayer, confess your wrong, and beg for forgiveness Confession brings relief: Psalm 32:3-5 (NASB) 3 When I kept silent about my sin, my [a]body wasted ...
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How do Mount Moriah and Zion compare with each other in 2 Chronicles?

"Moriah" is uncomplicated, "Zion" is a lot messier because its meaning changed over time. Moriah מוֹרִיָּה The name, "Moriah" occurs only twice in the OT - Gen 22:2 - “...
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What is the significance of Abijah including a covenant of salt with David and his sons?

The final question in the OP asks: "Is Abijah using a covenant of salt to say David and his sons are rightful priests as well as the rightful king?" The answer is "No." The phrase &...
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What is the significance of Abijah including a covenant of salt with David and his sons?

As the OP correctly observes, "covenant of salt" only occurs in the two places listed. Ellicott summs up its function: By a covenant of salt.—As or after the manner of a covenant of salt, ...
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What happened to the poles once the Ark was placed in the Solomon's Temple?

I think you are mistaken here. The literal translation of ויאריכו is "and they lengthened". The root of this word is ארך which in Hebrew means "long", thus ויאריכו is to be rendered lengthened. ...
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What does "fear of the Lord" in 2 Chronicles 14:13-15 mean?

Dieter did a good job of explaining פַּחַד pachad and the LXX equivalent. I won’t repeat what he said instead I want to take a different angle. Namely this fear has a spiritual source and both Elohim ...
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What does "whose heart is perfect toward him" mean? How does one get his heart perfect before God?

The Hebrew of “whose heart is perfect toward him” is לְבָבָ֥ם שָׁלֵ֛ם אֵלָ֖יו. In the BDB lexicons: †לֵבָב ... ψ 104:15 inner man, mind, will, heart;… (p. 523). שָׁלֵם … adj. complete, safe, at ...
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Where is the correct number of men were found in Judah in both of below two choices answers?

My answer would be (B). But I would not say this is a discrepancy but to a writing style. The reason I chose (B) is because it is from the Chronicles, a record kept by the king and country. It is ...
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Where is the correct number of men were found in Judah in both of below two choices answers?

It is worth noting the time difference between the writing of Samuel and the date of David's census (approximately 975 B.C.) and the writing of Chronicles (approximately 450 B.C.). There is a time ...
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Shields of Judah

The Shelatim of David and the Magginot and Tsinnah of Solomon I think the source of confusion is mixing the different words translated as "small shield": magen and shelet. The mysterious ...
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