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Sexual slavery is condoned in Deuteronomy 21 verses 10 to 14 which describes how a soldier can "marry" a female war captive which he finds attractive. If you disagree, ask yourself the following: Is it reasonable to assume that a girl/woman would voluntarily marry a complete stranger (from a different culture, religion and language) who was ...


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I would venture to translate the Hebrew as follows: ... and he hear the words of this imprecation and bless himself in his heart and say, 'Let peace be mine, and let me walk according to the fancies of my heart,' so that he who is drunk consumes the thirsty, ... What seems to be the gist is that the hedonistic, selfish person cares nothing for the will or ...


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Much has been made of this Pslam in verse 1 using "Adoni", from the root "Adon", where it has been said that this word is never used for Almighty God, but only for men or angels. There are many examples in the Hebrew Old Testament, where "Adon", in the singular and plural, is indeed used for Almighty God. So why is there any ...


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First of all Sarai brought all this on herself when she told Abraham to sleep with Hagar. Sarai also blamed Abraham and Abraham put the blame on her. Read Genesis 16:1-6. At Genesis 16:7 the angel of the Lord appears to Hagar and this is the first appearance of the angel of the Lord as the angel of the Lord. Also, I personally believe without a doubt that ...


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Please see if this makes sense. If you compare the promise of the Angel to Hagar vs what G-d Makes to Abraham about Ismael you will see that the promise is so much richer. In both cases there is the promise of a huge population. Genesis 16:10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.” 11 The angel of ...


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Genesis 16:9 NASB 9 So the angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit to her authority.” Deuteronomy 23:15 NASB You shall not hand over to his master a slave who has escaped from his master to you. New International Version If a slave has taken refuge with you, do not hand them over to their master. The angel told Hagar to ...


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I agree with previous responses regarding that NONE are righteous on their own, only by trust in God's promises (pre-Christ) and in Jesus Himself. The specific context of Deuteronomy 1 is really important here, I think: the sin preventing the Israelites from entering the Promised Land here is that they gave in to the fear of the Canaanites and some of them ...


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We should remind ourselves that according to Scripture, NONE are innocent according to Rom 3:10-18 - “There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice ...


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Why were the innocent destroyed together with the wicked in Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24? Here is one possible answer, Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.


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God agreed to Abraham's asks and agreed to spare the city if 20 righteous people existed. So the outcome says that not even 20 righteous people existed. If you read Genesis 19:4 you will see that every man (Young and Old) were sinful so all the men can go. What about the women and children and animals. I am speculating that the women engaged in homosexuality ...


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I think this turns in part on your understanding of Deut. 1:39. Moses did not say that the children would enter in because they don't know good from bad. Rather, he defines which children he is referring to: the ones who are so young, they don't know good from bad. This looks to be a bit of poetic hyperbole, since the actual children in question included ...


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If you read from Genesis 18:23-32, Abraham was asking the exact question :) And God basically said He wouldn't harm the righteous. In Genesis 19:12-16, an opportunity was offered for Lot to take people out of Sodom before the judgment. Verse 14 the sons-in-law didn't believe in him. Then Lot was led out of the city together with his family. Tragically his ...


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Did the Israelites not outgrow their clothes in the forty year wanderings? Yes, some did but God provided miraculously. Deuteronomy 8: 2Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. 3He humbled you, causing ...


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Having clothes/sandals that don't wear out doesn't prevent you from making new clothes/sandals. To illustrate the point by way of an analogy: if there is a store that sells indestructible clothing, and you buy some for your newborn son, but months later he outgrows his clothes, well, you simply go to the store and buy him some new indestructible clothes ...


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I just read the verse, I think it has to do with things like fortune telling/telling the future, or people who claim to be time travelers. Just telling the future in general, unless it’s true prophecy from God or the Bible.


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It might be useful to supplement the above answers which primarily use a linguistic approach with a legal approach. Maimonides in his great code, Laws of Idolatry, Chapter 11, defines from a legal perspective all the terms used in Deut. 18:11. Paragraph 10 defines the Chover: A person who utters nonsense-syllabuls as a means of averting some bad consequence ...


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The prophet הוֹשֵׁ֙עַ֙ Hoshea explained חֶבֶר "Chever" as a [Clever Band] of evildoers = "Gang" in Hoshea 6:9. Hoshea הוֹשֵׁ֙עַ֙ | "Hosea" 6:9 And as a man gathers fish, so do bands; a [gang] of priests murder on the way in one group, for they devised a plot. ( וּכְחַכֵּ֨י אִ֜ישׁ גְּדוּדִ֗ים חֶבֶר כֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים דֶּ֖רֶךְ ...


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The operative word here is H2266. chabar Brown-Driver-Briggs [חָבַר] verb unite (usually intransitive), be joined, tie a magic knot or spell, charm ... 1 unite, be joined ... 2 tie magic knots, charm Deuteronomy 18:11 New International Version or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. At https://biblehub.com/deuteronomy/...


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The two situations in these passages are entirely different. Deut 20:19 is describing a siege with a view to occupying the city and making it Israelite territory - they will want to use the city and surrounding land afterward. Therefore, they are instructed to minimize damage to the farmland. 2 Kings 3:19 is describing actions is a foreign land to bring the ...


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