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What is the difference (in the Hebrew) between 'sin' and 'sins' in Psalm 51:2 and Psalm 51:9?

The two words in question are: חַטָּאָה (khatta'ah) = "sin", feminine in Ps 51:2, & 3 [derived from the verb חָטָא (khata) "to miss, go wrong, sin"] חֵטְא (khet) = "sin&...
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1 Chronicles 21, 1-2: David's numbering of Israel: is it a sin?

The key to answering this question is found in 1 Chron 21:3 (= 2 Sam 24:3) - But Joab replied, “May the LORD multiply His troops a hundred times over. My lord the king, are they not all servants of ...
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Understanding 1 Chr. 17:21 (2 Sam. 7:23) & Ams. 9:7, "What other nation have you redeemed?"

A literal translation of those three verses is interesting. Young's Literal Translation does not use the word 'redeemed' in 1 Chron. 17:21; he says 'ransomed'. However, in 2 Sam. 7:23 he uses the ...
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1 Chronicles 21, 1-2: David's numbering of Israel: is it a sin?

NOTE: The same story is told in 2nd Samuel 24 (it's nearly identical, but I figure I'd mention it anyway). Taking the census is David ceasing to trust in God's ability to protect him and Israel, and ...
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1 Chronicles 21, 1-2: David's numbering of Israel: is it a sin?

"When you tke the census of the people of Israel, then each shall give a ransom for himself to the Lord when you number them" Exodus ch30 v11 I suggest that David's operation neglected to ...
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Was King David's sin only against God?

The answer to this question is found in the original narrative where the prophet Nathan confronts David about this heinous sin. Recall that David had: committed adultery with Bathsheba effectively ...
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Jesus' Lineage and Descent from David

Jesus' Davidic descent is through his father. Joseph adopted him, and he thereby inherited Joseph's lineage. Jewish law is not crystal clear about the legal status of such a child but the Rabbis do ...
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Did the Philistines really witness David killing Goliath with a sling?

The map below makes the description quite plausible indeed. It locates Azekah in the southeast of the Valley of Elah. Shochoh is further to the southeast. And Ephesdammim is right where the text says ...
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What is the difference (in the Hebrew) between 'sin' and 'sins' in Psalm 51:2 and Psalm 51:9?

חַטָּאָה (Chattah) is feminine. חֵטְא (Cheit) is masculine. They are same word. However, in Hebrew nouns are gendered. Some nouns have both male and female forms. "Sin" is one of them. But ...
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What is the Significance of pointing out an insignificant Tent instead of a glorious Temple for the Gentiles to come to?

Acts 15:1-21 described the Council at Jerusalem, the apostles and elders met to hearing a controversial question that raised by the converted Pharisees. Paul and Barnabas plead on behalf of the ...
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What is the Significance of pointing out an insignificant Tent instead of a glorious Temple for the Gentiles to come to?

Bengel is most helpful here: τὴν σκηνὴν Δαυὶδ, the tabernacle of David It is otherwise (elsewhere) called the house of David, the throne of David; but here the tent of David, because his concerns had ...
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Was David called YHWH?

The little "problem": in 1 Sam 20:12 is specifically addressed by Ellicot when he comments: The vocative, however, “O Lord God,” &c., of the English Version has been generally looked ...
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Did David and Joab Kill 'Every Male in Moab' (1 Kgs. 11:15) or Every Other Male (2 Samuel 8:2)?

The two passages are not contradictory because Edom is not Moab. On the usual maps, Moab is east of the Dead Sea and Edom is south. Having said that, your observation that "they were still a ...
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Why was David allowed to take more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, during the establishment of his government, in direct violation of Deut, 17:17

In the case of Solomon, we have this recorded: 1 Kings 11;3 - He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines—and his wives turned his heart away. Some have suggested that the ...
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Why was David afraid of the Sword of the Angel of the Lord if he went to the Tabernacle, which was then in Gibeon? -1 Chr. 21:29-30

There are two matters here: (1) David's fear (2) Place of worship/sacrifice I will examine these in the opposite order for reasons that will become obvious shortly. Place of Worship/sacrifice Deut ...
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Matthew 22 and Psalms 110. Did Jesus lose the original meaning? Was there ever such a thing as the original meaning?

Psalm 110 is King David speaking prophetically, describing a conversation between God the Father (The LORD) and Messiah (my Lord) that he (David) somehow witnessed. David heard God the Father say to ...
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Matthew 22 and Psalms 110. Did Jesus lose the original meaning? Was there ever such a thing as the original meaning?

Short answer: No, Jesus did not lose the original meaning. Psalm 110:1 (NIV): Of David. A psalm. The Lord says to my lord:[a] “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet....
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Why does David 'praise word' in both Elohim and Jehovah?

As it sits, the Hebrew of Ps 56:10 is almost meaningless and there appears to be an implied pronoun missing - either: In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise or In God I will ...
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Why does David 'praise word' in both Elohim and Jehovah?

In the context of Psalm 56, the psalmist calls out to God for help against his enemies. Amid his cries for help are expressions of trust in God and praise for His word. In v.4, a close connection is ...
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What does it mean in 1 Samuel 17:15 when it says "but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem"?

In vv13-14, we learn that David's three elder brothers "followed Saul" in the sense of being part of the army which Saul had called out to fight the Philistines. Presumably David was also ...
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Was the Tent of Meeting, "brought up" to the Temple of Solomon, the Mosaic Tabernacle in Gibeon, or was David's Tent brought?

There is more than one question here. First, regarding which tent was "installed" in the Temple, the answer is probably neither. The ark was installed in the inner sanctum of the Temple. ...
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Understanding 1 Chr. 17:21 (2 Sam. 7:23) & Ams. 9:7, "What other nation have you redeemed?"

Basic answer: being redeemed from slavery in Egypt is not the same as "being brought" from one location to another. The quote from Amos serves to emphasize that all nations are in God's ...
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Understanding 1 Chr. 17:21 (2 Sam. 7:23) & Ams. 9:7, "What other nation have you redeemed?"

Actually there is a simple difference between the two cases. The other nations mentioned are not conscious that God has been directing their movements. Israel are conscious of what their God has been ...
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Why was David allowed to take more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, during the establishment of his government, in direct violation of Deut, 17:17

Allowed to sin Why was David allowed to marry several wives? The answer has to do with "free will" if we were to discuss this theologically in a seminary. But we must not let that phrase ...
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Why was David allowed to take more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, during the establishment of his government, in direct violation of Deut, 17:17

David's violation of the law mentioned in the OP was a sin, but it did not violate God's covenant with the king. Unlike Solomon, David's foreign wives did not lead him astray from God. However, ...
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Did the Philistines really witness David killing Goliath with a sling?

According to 3D images from Google Earth, the Valley of Elah at its narrowest point between two "mountainsides" is about a half mile. So, the death match between the champions was witnessed ...
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Was Joab removed from his office after assassinating Abner?

Joab was never appointed to an office before his formal appointment following the capture of Jerusalem. before that time, various people were the defacto leaders of the army. Before David became ...
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Was the biblical Re'em a unicorn?

The animal name רְאֵם (re'em) occurs just nine times in the OT: Num 23:22, 24:8, Deut 33:17, Job 39:9, 10, Ps 22:21, 29:6, 92:10, Isa 34:7. Some older English versions translate the word 'unicorn"...
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