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Job 1:4-5: Why does Job not discipline his sinning sons instead of bailing them out all the time?

When the Bible says that his sons feasted, it is not "every day" - it is on "every one his day". That might have been his birthday. Or, it could have been that the sons all took ...
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Does the sentence imposed by God, during wilderness wanderings, fit the crime?? The crime: wood gathering on the Sabbath-Numbers 15:32-36

The punishment does not fit the crime by human standards. The traditional justification for the punishment often involves the idea that the law was plain and there can be no excuse for violating it. ...
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In Luke 11:50, why is 'this generation responsible for the murder of all God's prophets?'

The answer to this question is actually found in the earlier verse and is thus contained in the charge that Jesus levels at "this generation". Luke 11:47-51 - 47 Woe to you! You build tombs ...
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What does 'atonement' mean in Leviticus 1:4?

"Atonement" I can only give an overview in this answer. The details and proof are such that it runs to ten pages which simply cannot be reproduced here. LINK : The full explanation, containing ...
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In Acts 22:16 - Which Verb is "Washed Away" Derived From?

ἀπόλουσαι is a second person singular aorist middle imperative (2S AMI) from ἀπολούω meaning "to wash away from oneself." It can not be derived either from ἀπολύω (2S AMI = ἀπολύσαι; "depart"1 ) or ...
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Does the sentence imposed by God, during wilderness wanderings, fit the crime?? The crime: wood gathering on the Sabbath-Numbers 15:32-36

Before answering this question, we should recall that the ultimate penalty for ALL sin (no matter how minor) is death according to Rom 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is ...
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Does Daniel 4:27 mean atonement can be accomplished through "good deeds"?

This looks to me like a call to repentance, replacing bad works with good ones. Isn't this the same advice that John the Baptist was giving? (Luke ch3 vv10-14). Compare also Isaiah ch1 v16, where &...
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Does Daniel 4:27 mean atonement can be accomplished through "good deeds"?

The OP's translation is somewhat misleading - the word "atone" does not appear in the verse. Here are some better translations of Dan 4:27 - NIV: Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to ...
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If the Good Samaritan represents Jesus as many Church Fathers claimed, what does Luke 10:35 mean?

If Jesus is the Good Samaritan (and I do not think this is what he meant to teach here) then the message is that an uncredentialled preacher from the backwoods of Galilee can practice the commandment ...
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Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3?

Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3? "But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year."- Hebrews 10:3. Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3? Yes Paul, was ...
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What is the correct translation of ἁμαρτίαν in 2 Corinthians 5:21? What did God make Jesus?

The verb is poeio ('made') which is a very broad concept covering both 'make' and 'do' in English. 'Effected' is, I would say, a better translation. In God's eyes, sin was accounted to Jesus Christ. ...
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In Hebrews 1:3, to which "purification for sins" does the verse refer?

He refers to the purification of sins later discussed in Hebrews chapters 9 and 10, which is the purification of all believers' sins. Textual Issue As to whose sins is being cleansed, that is only a ...
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Why does blood have to be shed for purification and forgiveness of sins? Hebrews 9:22

As stated above life is in the blood. Now, I will try and give VERY EASY CONCEPT of blood atonement for you to understand. Let's go: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not ...
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How does one reconcile Jesus, as the anointed successor (a priest), with his post cross High Priestly role when reading Leviticus 16:32&33

Your post is good and your thoughts are clear. What isn’t clear to me is why you feel that there is a need to reconcile Jesus as the High Priest according to Melchizedek with the type of the High ...
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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

You have edged into a complex understanding - complex because in order to to answer it, you need to draw ‘in’ a lot. The book of Job is actually crucial in ‘seeing the whole picture’- but instead most ...
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Ezekiel 40-48 - Why are sin offerings made in the new temple?

The common rush to understand a passage often means that the interpreter rushes to the application before understanding the simple literal meaning. The section of Eze 39-48 is a very common example ...
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In 1 John 2:2 Propiation is translated from hilasmos. Does this word have any connection in meaning to hilasterion as in Romans 3:25?

There is strong indication that they are connected. Theological dictionary of the New Testament links them together: ἵλεως, ἱλάσκομαι, ἱλασμός, ἱλαστήριον -- Büchsel, F., & Herrmann, J. (1964–). ...
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Does Daniel 4:27 mean atonement can be accomplished through "good deeds"?

Insofar as the root of these "good deeds" is a contrite spirit, then yes. In the causal chain leading to the forgiveness of sins by God the element of repentance is always present conjointly ...
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Biblical views on atonement

For completeness only, let me provide a little assay on the general subject of atonement before this question is closed. Atonement is an old term for reconciliation by means of some kind of amends. ...
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If the Good Samaritan represents Jesus as many Church Fathers claimed, what does Luke 10:35 mean?

If the good Samaritan represents Jesus, then Luke 10:35 is interpreted as follows; The two denarii symbolize the Old Testament and the New Testament, while the innkeeper represent a church leader. ...
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What does it means to "afflict your souls" as in Lev. 16?

The word for afflict is the Hebrew is H6031 and is transliterated "anah". This word carries with it the idea of humble, quiet reflection and introspection as well as an acknowledgement of ...
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Was "Τετέλεσται" actually stamped on paid bills and debt certificates in the first century?

Here's what I discovered about this: According to Moulton and Milligan's The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, "Receipts are often introduced by the phrase τετέλεσται, usually written in an ...
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What is the correct translation of ἁμαρτίαν in 2 Corinthians 5:21? What did God make Jesus?

We should clearly distinguish between an atonement metaphor such as the sanctuary system and the theological reality, the removal of our sin. The Bible talks about the reality of Jesus taking our ...
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Why does blood have to be shed for purification and forgiveness of sins? Hebrews 9:22

Actually, the NT uses a technical word for this blood-atonement usually translated, "propitiation". Propitiation or expiation (Greek: “hilasterion”) denotes the act of appeasing a deity by ...
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Why doesn't Jesus mention requiring a human blood sacrifice to be forgiven?

Jesus's sacrifice ("the [Christ] must give his life a ransom for many" Mt 20:28) is the basis of the effectiveness of such forgiveness outside the immediate context of sacrifice. In other ...
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In Leviticus 16 was there a sign that atonement had been successful or not?

This text is part of the Covenant YHWH was making with his people. This covenant was met by their obedience to his word and statutes. By obeying YHWH, they would demonstrate their faith in His power ...
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Job 1:4-5: Why does Job not discipline his sinning sons instead of bailing them out all the time?

How do we know that he did not teach them? Or at least tried to teach them. We can learn from Proverbs ch5 or from our own observation that some sons simply don't listen to their parents. Surely we ...
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Leviticus 16:16 - Does Uncleanesses + Transgressions(Rebellions) = Total Sin?

Hebrew is usually a paratactic language. Rather than subordinating thoughts and words into logical sequences like Greek (e.g. ⲙⲉⲛ..ⲇⲉ, ⲟⲩⲛ, ⲇⲓⲟ, ⲁⲣⲁ, etc.) Hebrew usually connects words and thoughts ...
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