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Indeed, why repeat what appears to be a christening, an act that is required just once? The Bible text as a rule repeats that which is important—and here, the names have deep symbolic importance. It is apparently very important that Jacob no longer be considered a mere “heel-catcher” or “supplanter”—first of his worldly brother, and later of the worldly, ...


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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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Indeed, from this point on, the same man is called both "Jacob" and "Israel" in the text. Not only that, but after Abram and Sarai were renamed by God, thereafter they were known exclusively by their new names; unlike with Jacob, their old names are not used again except, just twice, to say the name “Abram” was changed. Meanwhile, the ...


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Abraham did not sacrifice Isaac. He was ready to do so, but he was prevented from doing so, and a sacrificial ram was given to take Isaac's place.


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'The Qodesh Calendar' is the only calendar that is built from the 17 chronological evidences found in scripture and is mathematically correct. No other calendar that calls itself 'biblical' contains or records any of these 'days of the month' (H4150 moedim) that are found in Genesis one, the Torah, Prophets, 4 Gospels and lastly the book of Acts. The Jews &...


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