Too long for a comment:
Judaism was already living on borrowed time, starting with the events leading up to the Babylonian captivity, in the early sixth century BCE, followed by the desecration brought on by Antioch Epiphanes, four centuries later. Then the Romans, a century after, eventually followed by the fall of the Hasmonean dynasty, under the non-...
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all
your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye
seek, and thither thou shalt come: (Deuteronomy 12:5, KJV)
This command was given before the children of Israel had made their entrance into the promised land of Canaan. However, the people were already sacrificing in the ...
Which account do we believe to be more accurate?
They are both accurate according to the early church historian Eusebius.
As suggested by EvilSnack's comment:
Matthew 1:16 Jacob [biologically] begat Joseph the husband of Mary
Luke 3:23 Joseph the [legal] son of Heli
Exodus 4:20 KJV
And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Is "sons" plural a mistranslation?
No. The Hebrew word is plural.
If not, why is Moses' ...
I've been researching this topic for a few weeks. I'd like to mention my observations.
The scene where Zipporah circumcises her son (Ex 4:24) comes immediately after God tells Moses to give Pharaoh a message: "let my firstborn son go, or I'll kill your firstborn". Gershom is mentioned by name for the first time in Ex 2:22, where Eliezer is not ...