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In terms of other nations observing a sabbath, this is divided into two questions Which nation observed a seven day week. Once you have the week, you will mark the seventh day as a special day with prescriptions and prohibitons on that day. Indeed, that's what it means to observe a week. Of those required observances, how similar were they to the Mosaic ...


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The 'prostitution' referenced by Ezekiel is in most senses a reference to idolatry: "They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore to me, as food for them." (Ezekiel 23:27) In a secondary sense, it is also a reference to "lust[ing] after the nations" (Ezekiel 23:30b), which we see ...


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The account of the numbering begins with God's instructions to Moses and to Eleazar, Aaron's son: Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, throughout their fathers' house, all that are able to go to war in Israel. (Numbers 26:2) And the summary statement after the numbering is complete, is found here:...


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A sign is a pointer, to get us looking in the direction to which the sign points. The sign is not the reality - the thing to which it points is the real point. The Sabbath was a sign, indeed, as shown by the 4 Old Testament verses you quote. As with circumcision (a physical sign of the covenant), so Sabbath-keeping combined to set God's covenant people apart....


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The operative word, אוֹת (oth) used in Ex 31:13, Eze 20:12, 20, and correctly translated, "sign" is used of various things such as miracles, etc, see appendix below. However, in all the instances quoted by the OP, the word is used in the technical sense of a sign/pledge of a covenant promise. In this case, the relevant covenant is the Israelite ...


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The answer to the question actually occurs later in the same passage of Rom 9: 6 It is not as though God’s word has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. 7 Nor because they are Abraham’s descendants are they all his children. On the contrary, “Through Isaac your offspring will be reckoned.” 8 So it is not the children of the flesh ...


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There are several things going on in this question that I will attempt to separate and a few assumptions that should be challenged. 1. Which Law? Note that even a casual glance at the book of Genesis and Job suggests that the 10 commandments were well known, enforced and understood, even in places and countries before the Israelites existed, well before ...


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There are very few (more actually, scant) evidence that small fragments of the northern 10 tribes continued after the captivity of Samaria in the 8th century BC. Luke 2:36 - There was also a prophetess named Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was well along in years. She had been married for seven years There is also evidence that ...


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Note on Hermeneutics: Since this was migrated from Christianity.SE, it has been reviewed and deemed worthy as a Hermeneutics Question. So, we must work diligently to remain inside that scope. This is not a Question about what we suppose would have happened if... This is a Question about what the text tells us about what happened and how to understand ...


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Yes, the 12 tribes of Israel always regathered and are not lost. James 1:1, Acts 26:7-8, Matt 19:28. See commentaries like Bengel's Gnomen. δώδεκα φυλαῖς, to the twelve tribes) of Israel.—διασπορᾷ, in their dispersion/diaspora) 1 Peter 1:1; Acts 8:1. (ESV) Deuteronomy 28:25 “The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You shall go out one ...


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There are different translations in different Bibles. Some are phrased "strike" your hands, other "clap" your hands. Also, "strike" your "thigh", some "stomp" your "feet". So with all that movement going on, I visualize someone being seized by a fit or temper tantrum. One might explain all of this ...


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How were the elect elected in Romans 11:7? Romans 11:7 (ESV): 7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, The elect are those people that accepted Jesus and exercised faith in his name, they will become children of God John 1:11-12 NASB 11 He came to His [a]own, and His own people did not [...


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Two contextual things are of great importance here: 1. the pleroma/fullness of Israel (which is associated with "life from the dead" - i.e. "what will their fullness bring?"), this parallels his conclusion, "and so ALL Israel will be saved". - THEN 2. the culmination of Paul's argument of 9-11: "God has shut up everyone ...


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1Now after the death of His servant Moses, the LORD spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying, 2“Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore arise, you and all these people, and cross over the Jordan into the land that I am giving to the children of Israel. 3I have given you every place where the sole of your foot will tread, just as I promised to ...


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The real matter here is the apparent contradiction between the version in Num 13:1, 2 vs Deut 1:22 as per the following: Num 13:1, 2 - And the LORD said to Moses, “Send out for yourself men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each of their fathers’ tribes send one man who is a leader among them.” versus - Deut 1:22 - ...


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Generally speaking, there are three terms in view. The children of Israel The assembly The congregation The idea is that all are of the congregation, while most are children of Israel, but only some are of the assembly. The assembly is similar to elders. This -site- provides more context. And this Stack Exchange post answers also.


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The elect are those found in Christ. “even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined (set the GPS destination in advance) us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:4-5‬ ‭ No human born from Adam’s ...


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The short answer is - Moses made the bronze serpent the same way all the hundreds of other articles were made such as: Ex 26:11 - bronze clasps for curtains Ex 27:2 - altar overlaed with bronze Ex 27:4 - bronze grating for the altar of burnt offering Ex 26:37, 27:10, 17 - bronze bases for poles Ex 27:18 - tent pegs of bronze Ex 38:8, 40:7 - Bronze laver/...


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There are several things to note about these two passages that make them distinct rather than linked. Ezekiel 48 Following the Babylonian captivity, the remnants of only two tribes returned, Judah and very small number from Benjamin plus some levites and priests from Levi. The other 10 tribes had been captured and lost 200 years earlier under Assyria After ...


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Which Biblical Temple does Revelation 21-22 reference? The Temple of The-King Shlomoh (הַמֶּ֚לֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה֙) in [1 Kings 6] ? - No, since this 1st Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE. The-Temple (הַֽהֵיכָ֔ל) of Ezra (עֶזְרָא֙) in [Ezra 4] / Nechemiah (נְחֶמְיָ֖ה) in [Nehemiah 6] ? - No, since this 2nd Temple was destroyed in 70 CE. The resurrected "...


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To expound a bit on Tony's answer, the temple was built in Jerusalem which was in Judah. "Sanctuary" for qadosh is a bit unusual and most likely included for brevity -- a better translation would be "holy place". NICOT has a better translation: Judah was his holy place, Israel his dominion. From the NICOT commentary: The two ...


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In chapter 25 of Numbers, many Israelite men engaged in illicit activities with Moabite women and worshipped their god. Zimri, a prince of Simeon, brought a Midianite woman to the Israelite camp for an affair. Because of the immorality and idolatry, a plague killed 24,000 of the Israelites, stopping when Phineas zealously killed Zimri and the Midianite woman....


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