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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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Psalm 22:12 Who are the 'bulls of Bashan' to David?

The bulls of Bashan may have been the leaders who surrounded Jesus to have him crucified—the elders, Pharisees, high priests, the leaders of the herd/mob. The rich oppressors of the sacrificial lamb ...
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Did David and Saul have different afterlife theologies?

Let's get to the heart of the matter here--Either 2 Timothy 3:16-17 means what it says, or it doesn't. If all Scripture is God-breathed, and it's all profitable for the categories Paul delineates, and ...
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Who are the two families mentioned in Jeremiah 33:24?

There are two separate matters in Jer 33 that should be kept distinct: the family of Jacob (V26) represents the nation of Israel in its entirety the family of David (V22) represents the regal family ...
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What was King David thinking in Psalm 51:12?

There are two matters here that should not be confused in reading Ps 51:12: David's "joy of God's salvation", ie, the assurance of personal salvation under the covenant promises David's ...
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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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Does "saved" mean the same thing in 2 Samuel 3:18 & Ephesians 2:8?

No it doesn't. At least at first glance. ”Yasha” in the Old Testament always means physical deliverance. The only two exception can be found in the book of Ezekiel. 29 I will also save (הוֹשַׁעְתִּ֣י)...
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Does "saved" mean the same thing in 2 Samuel 3:18 & Ephesians 2:8?

The two words, יָשַׁע (yasha) and σῴζω (sozo) both mean save as in rescue from danger. However, the lexicons classify these meanings into two distinct categories: to save/rescue from physical danger ...
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Does "saved" mean the same thing in 2 Samuel 3:18 & Ephesians 2:8?

In [2 Samuel 3:18], the term "הוֹשִׁיעַ" Hoshia (saved) relates to deliverance from physical destruction: מִיַּד פְּלִשְׁתִּים 'from-hands [of] Philistines' during battle - not from immoral ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ?

Bathsheba's first son was definitely NOT messiah for the following reasons: He was NOT a prophet, according to Deut 18:15, 18-20; but according to Acts 3:21-23 - Jesus WAS. He did NOT inherit the ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ?

In order for David and Bathsheba’s son to have been the long-awaited Messiah (or Christ) he would have had to have fulfilled some 300 prophecies before he died. Clearly, he did not. The whole Old ...
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