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....
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, ‘...
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 &...
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."
In Num 14:29 we read:
Your bodies will fall in this wilderness—all who were numbered in the
census, everyone twenty years of age or older—because you have
grumbled against Me.
40 years later, everyone that was 20 years and older was dead. This means that the oldest person was now 60 years old. There were plenty of people to do circumcision.
Since the ...
John Gill in commenting on Josh 5:3, gives this answer:
Not that Joshua circumcised them himself, any more than he made the knives himself, but he ordered both to be done, and took care that they were done. And as any that had skill might make the knives, so might any circumcise; circumcision was not restrained to any order of men, not to the priests and ...
The OP asks about the apparent problem between two requirements for the feast of tabernacles (or shelters or booths, Sukkot):
Ex 23:14-17 - spells out the three feasts of "pilgrimage" where most men were required to travel to the temple in Jerusalem to celebrate the three great feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. This was the stated ...
All God's commands are given for our protection or for our provision. He's not capricious nor does he do things without perfect reason and precision.
Two reasons that circumcision was commanded on the 8th day.
Several people have mentioned one aspect, but not the other.
One reason is physical or biological - relating to the body and how God created it to ...
I don't understand the confusion.
The people of Israel were chosen to be an example to the world, demonstrating their cause and effect relationship with sin.
When a nation, its leaders and citizens, follow the laws, God will bring them blessings.
When a nation, its leaders or citizens, don't follow the laws, God will bring them curses.
The Old Covenant was ...
The ''works of the Law'' in Pauline letters were given by God himself, unlike the oral traditions of the religious Jewish leaders.
The works of the Law in Romans 9:32 was referring to the Law of Moses based on context (Romans 9:4 speaks of the ''giving of the Law'', which was the Law given to Moses). The same thing is found in Galatians (''The law was given ...
There is no “achieving” salvation through "works of the law" nor any "works" including those of the law, as Christ did alone achieve (procure) it for all, the whole world, 1 John 2:2 by being “the propitiation” …for the sins of the whole world”, which include us that believe. This is why he also recorded the very words of Christ speaking, ...
Jesus is the way the truth and the life. Believe in Him, and ask Him to make you born again. That's the only way to life.
I tried to be perfect on my strength, it was truly impossible. Only by Holy Spirit that made me born again, that i could change.
We are saved by GRACE ALONE. Because Jesus said not a single sheep given to Him by the Father will be lost. ...
Assume that nocturnal emission involves a dream.
What is the character of such a dream?
It could be either positive or negative.
Are the Scriptures holding a man responsible for the character of the dream?
No, because the character of the dream is not specified in the Scriptures.
The same reasoning applies to
Leviticus 15:16 “ ‘When a man has an emission of ...
Based on Deuteronomy 25:6, Oved's name should have been "Machlon" (מַחְל֜וֹן) as stated "The first son that she bears shall be accounted to the dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out in Israel." ( וְהָיָ֗ה הַבְּכוֹר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תֵּלֵ֔ד יָק֕וּם עַל־שֵׁ֥ם אָחִ֖יו הַמֵּ֑ת וְלֹֽא־יִמָּחֶ֥ה שְׁמ֖וֹ מִיִּשְׂרָאֵֽל )
If Genealogical ...
The slave either serves no more than seven years . . . .
. . . . or else, goes free in the year of Jubilee.
Whichever is the sooner.
I don't see any need to 'reconcile' anything.
The conditions are not contradictory.
David could not have worn the Ephod - he knew better than to do that.
The Ephod was a priestly garment to be worn by the priests (specifically the high priest) , not by kings. The two offices were separate.
When king Saul took upon himself the office of the priest and offered the burnt sacrifice instead of waiting for prophet Samuel, it cost him the throne (...