No, No, No!!!
Hos 13:16 is a simple statement of future fact (ie, a prophecy) - Samaria was unfaithful to God (by rebellion) and thus would be invaded by barbarous people who would do unspeakable things to the inhabitants of Samaria.
That is, because the Samarians had rejected God (rebelled against God) and His protection, God, in obedience to their wish, ...
Ruth was a beautiful foreign woman in the land. That's the danger.
Her name is a contraction of reuth, which may either be the word for “the act of seeing,” “sight” and hence, as in English, objectively “a sight,” “something worth seeing”—or the word for “friendship” or “a female friend,” like reu ...
The Hebrew expression בן לילה means "in a night", in the sense of "one night it's here and the next night it's gone". In this verse, the expression appears twice as an adverbial phrase1 modifying the verbs היה (was) and אבד (perished), not as an adjectival phrase relating to the plant, which is only mentioned once.
In general, the Hebrew ...
the Hebrew idiom to express someone's age is "son of (בֶּן־) ______ (add in the number)"
Genesis 7:6 reads literally
"Noah was son of (בֶּן־) six hundred (שֵׁ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת) years (שָׁנָ֑ה)..."
In the case of Jonah, the בֶּן־ is expressing the age of the plant which came up in one night and died in one night.
שֶׁבִּן־ (son of) לַ֥יְלָה (...
Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God:
they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces,
and their women with child shall be ripped up. (Hosea 13:16, KJV)
Notice in the text itself that the people have rebelled. Does God say that He Himself will rip up their pregnant women? No. The text does not say ...
Can a Criminal repent and live? - Yes. The Murderer of Uriah the Hittite repented and was forgiven in 2 Samuel 12:13.
2 Samuel 12:13 | NIV :
"Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die."
To understand this important instruction it is necessary to recall how ancient Israelite land and property was delineated.
Each family/clan had an allocated piece of land to work and from which to collect harvests. Only rarely were fences used, instead, "boundary stones" were used to mark corners and edges of property.
If an unscrupulous adjacent ...
If monogenes (mono + genes) really means 'one of a kind', 'special', 'a single example' and so forth, then what has happened to genes ?
Mono alone means 'one', 'sole', 'single'.
The rejection of monogenes meaning 'only begotten' is too complex and too extensive to properly cover all the many convolutions of argument used in the controversy, on a site such as ...
Uncertain Hebrew Phrase
Jewish scholars state the meaning of the phrase נשקו־בר, which the OP states means yearn for purity or kiss the son as in the NIV and others, is uncertain:
d pay homage in good faith,d lest He be angered, and your way be doomed in the mere flash of His anger. Happy are all who take refuge in Him (Psalm 2:12 Tanakh 1985)
Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you.
— Deuteronomy 17:6–7
Notice the &...
Indeed, הֵיכַ֥ל has a range of meanings. 1 Samuel 1:9 refers to meaning 2a below as God's house, not a pompus palace:
1 rather seld. (royal) palace (so almost always in Assyrian); of Ahab 1 Kings 21:1,
of king of Babylon 2 Kings 20:18 = Isaiah 38:17; 2Chronicles 36:7
2 of palace of God considered as king, = house of God or of ׳י, ...
Q: How would Christians answer Dan Barker?
The short answer is, Christians would want to do what Jesus would do, and Jesus would not argue even with the devil.
"Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed
about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing
accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee." (Jude 9)
HOSEA 13:16 The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.”
You asked … “does God order this to happen as punishment or is this a prophecy?”…..
You (and your friend) are adding something to this section ...
I agree with the assessment.
The stating of the failure of law because it is 'weak through the flesh' emphasizes the weakness of the flesh and its prone-ness to fail.
The stating of 'condemned sin in the flesh' and the stating of 'walking in the Spirit, not in the flesh' all agree with your assessment.
It is an exhortation to those who admit their failure ...
The reason for‘ no man’ is in the reason for this account. It wasn’t about the adultery .... at all. It was about the Law.
The Pharisees were trying to have Jesus violate (speak against) the Law. Jesus had to fulfil the Law, both as a Rabbi, and as a ‘man’ having to fully ‘keep’ the Law.
Jesus was going about preaching grace and Mercy, but could not be ...
We are not told what the seven pillars are but here are a few suggestions:
Seven pillars represent the completeness/perfection of God's wisdom and thus suggests His omniscience - this view is held by Banson, Barnes, Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary.
Seven pillars represent harmony and unity plus other architectural features as per the Pulpit ...
In Psalm 19 [verses 2-6], we read a romantic wedding analogy describing the relationship between God's sun and the earth. -- Similar to the wedding ceremony described in [Joel 2:16].
"The-Sky" ( הָ-רָקִֽיעַ ) is used as a wedding canopy / chupah (חוּפָּה) "Tent" ( אֹ֥הֶל ) to welcome the "Sun" ( שֶּׁ֗מֶשׁ ), "like a Groom&...
This is fairly uncomplicated. Prophetic utterances (= messages from God via a prophet) come in two types:
Messages that are appropriate for inclusion in the Canon of Scripture and have content appropriate (as God see fit) for all the people that have and will read the Bible.
Messages that only have relevance for the situation or person at the time and are ...
Could the witnesses and maybe the court give a chance for the criminal to repent and thus live?
There's Biblical verses that show how sinful Israel can be spared from death and destruction if they repented (2 Chronicles 7:14) but not sure if it applied to the individual.
Yes, it applied to the individual.
Ezekiel 33:14 And if I say to a wicked person, ‘...
Let me quote some examples of how the law was supposed to work:
20 The soul who sins is the one who will die. ... 21 But if the wicked man turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My
statutes, and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he
will not die. 22 None of the transgressions he has committed will
be held against him....
My reading of John 10.35, is that Christ, by saying "scripture cannot be broken" was not issuing a command "do not break scripture", but describing a reality.
Scripture is always true. It has nothing to do with the opinions of man towards the scripture. God ensures the scripture is not broken because it expresses God's truth.
Therefore we ...
Yes. "Truly Truly" is used as an affirmation in [Nehemiah 8:6] "And Ezra blessed YHVH, The-Great God, and all the people answered, "Amen, Amen," with the uplifting of their hands, and they bent their heads and prostrated themselves to the Lord on their faces to the ground." ( וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ עֶזְרָ֔א אֶת־יְהֹוָ֥ה הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים ...
Zechariah’s vision: one or two donkeys?
Answer: There were two donkeys, and for good reason.
First, we might recognize that all four Gospels refer to this event, that of Christ's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Three of the gospels agree that Jesus rode on the colt. So, why does the Gospel of Matthew mention two?:
Matthew 21:5: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ...
David understood and believed in the God-given principle of the sanctity of life. God's law stated that "the life is in the blood", which was why God required the blood of killed animals to be poured out on the ground and never drunk. Nor was meat that had not been bled properly to be eaten. Life belongs to God, and the symbol for life being blood, ...
For the quotations of Psalm 2:9 in Revelation, given that John is writing inspired text, I would conclude that "shepherding/ruling" is correct in those contexts.
Verses below based from NA28
Revelation 19,15b ...and he himself will shepherd/rule ποιμανεῖ them with a rod of iron...
Revelation 12,5a And she bore a son, a male, who is fixing to ...
Why did NASB replace אֲפֻדָּת֜וֹ "of its Ephod" with "of its Overlay" in Exodus 39:5?
In consideration of [Exodus 29:5] which lists all 5-Layers of Aharon's priestly Garments הַבְּגָדִ֗ים Ha-Begadim :
Layer-1 : "The Tunic" (Shirt), הַכֻּתֹּ֔נֶת Ha-Kutonet
Layer-2: "Robe" (Cloak), מְעִ֣יל Meil [הָאֵפֹ֔ד of The-Ephod]
Tell me, why did God choose Solomon over all the sons of David, not then but on the DAY He was born – remember right after Solomon was born the Bible says The LORD loved him and sent Nathan to give him the name Jedidiah. What might this mean to us today?
To me, it means there is hope for everyone today. God would use sinful people to achieve his purposes.
The thing is, the Scripture doesn't say God spoke through the donkey. It says He opened the donkey's mouth. To say God spoke through the donkey would mean that God is tricking Balaam into thinking his donkey is really his donkey and not God himself, as the donkey asks why are you striking ME? Then says "Aren't I the donkey you've ridden on all your life?...
If Jesus were to ask me (as a devout Jew in Judea 2000 years ago), "Do you believe that I am Jahweh?", I would be
scared out of my skin to be asked something like that,
desperate to come up with an answer like Peter's (John 11:27: Yes, Lord, I believe you are the Son of God...) which is sort of defensible and shows an openness to ...