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Understanding principles of biology helps to explain this one fairly well, and the principle should apply to all unclean animals and to containers in general, even of other materials, which would harbor the same risks. An earthen vessel (e.g. a clay pot) in those times was probably not glazed. Because it has a porous surface, it is simply not possible to ...


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The same expression is found in James 1:25 But one who has looked intently at the perfect law, the law of freedom, and has continued in it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an active doer, this person will be blessed in what he does. Even though many of the commands included in the Old Testament law are repeated in the New Testament, this doesn't ...


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The letter or the book of law, Torah refers to the covenant of Moses and also the books of Moses. Circumcision is from the patriarch and the letter is from the patriarchs. To the Jews the basis for circumcision is from the letter or the Torah. Paul is not drawing a contrast between Patriarchs and the New Covenant but between the Torah covenant and the New ...


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Let's look at the verse in a literal translation to see what Paul is saying: Romans 2.28-29 (LEB): For the Jew is not ⌊one outwardly⌋, nor is circumcision ⌊outwardly⌋, in the flesh. But the Jew ⌊is one inwardly⌋, and circumcision is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter, whose praise is not from people but from God. Paul did not say circumcision ...


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Paul seems to be categorizing circumcision under Moses in the same was as Jesus did, in that it is recorded in the Genesis and thus "Mosaic" to some degree: [John 7:22 NASB20] (22) "For this reason Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and [even] on a Sabbath you circumcise a man. In other words, ...


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What law was broken to have stoning called upon in Numbers 14:10? Joshua and Caleb had broken no law. On the contrary, they were faithful to God's promise. The mob mentality in Numbers was repeated in the time of Jesus. John 10: 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30I and the Father ...


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The mob call for stoning Joshua and Caleb had nothing whatever to do with law breaking. Indeed, stone was reserved only for very serious crimes. In Num 14:10 it was an expression of mob violence resulting from a mixture of anger and frustration - an extremely dangerous mixture as many leaders discovered on other occasions. In this mob-anger context, ...


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As phrased, the title question is a clear out-of-context of the original text, Mt. 5:19. Otherwise, the question itself would not have been possible. A brief comparison of the words between the original text and the quote of the text in the title question: In Matthew 5:19, Jesus said: The original text: "..........shall be called "least/great in ...


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Aramaic Bible in Plain English Ezra 6:11 And the law is set before me, that every man who will change this word, wood shall be torn out from his house and they shall make for him a cross and they shall crucify him upon it, and his house will be given for plunder because of this. Barnes agrees with the above translation: Being set up, let him be hanged ...


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The decrees of Ezra were made by the Persian King Cyrus, not by God, nor even by the jews. "In the first year of King Cyrus, the king issued a decree... " (Ezra 6.3) Not even the Pharisees were foolish enough to interpret diplomatic threats made by a defeated heathen king of a destroyed gentile empire as somehow binding Law in the era of the Roman ...


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In Ezra 1:5 we are told, “Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem.” Also, that the Spirit of God stirred up the spirit of king Cyrus to authorise the rebuilding in the first place (vs. 1). This was in ...


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Others have shown how the phrase in question only appears once in the NT (1 Cor. 9:21). The Q, Is Paul equating the Law of Christ with the Law of God that he assiduously claims to be under, or is he referring to something else? requires an analysis of Rom. 8:7, but before doing that, I do wonder how anyone familiar with Paul’s writings could think that he ‘...


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My guess is that this is a practical allowance. Remember that this sacrifice is the only one where part is given to God (the fat is burned), part is given to the Priests and their family, and part is eaten by the offerer and his family. Thus it is truly about fellowship, which means its going to go into the night (when everyone stops working and can spend ...


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The third day, On cross Jesus cried with a loud voice and said that Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. As we Christians accept the TRUTH that we all have body, soul and spirit. Psalm 16:10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. 11 You make known to me the path of ...


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This is an interesting and subtle question. To prepare/set your heart to do X means to make a determined decision to do X. It means you truly want to do X and have decided you will do it, with no hesitation or doublemindedness. So ultimately this is a question about singleness of purpose. It is intimately related to the question of faith. The idea of a ...


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It is translated rightly in the versions here as "in vain" and "for nothing". The point in Gal 2:21 is that if righteousness still comes from the law then Christ died in vain. It is a deductive argument like 3:3 or 3:21, since they received the spirit by faith apart from the law, therefore it proves that righteousness does not and cannot ...


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When it comes to translated words, it doesn’t always follow that derivative words must absolutely hold to the root word of the translated language. • δωρεαν - gratuitously Derived from • δωρεά - gift Derived from • δῶρον - gift made sacrificially, offering The adverb in English gratuitously is defined as being without apparent reason, cause, or ...


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Obviously there is no specific translation which is why there are several options rendered. The word is used for water flowing freely with no restraint Rev 21:6, 22:17. Water flowing without producing anything is pointless - it should do some work to make the flow useful. If Christ died for no reason, then it has produced nothing, no gain. They hated me for ...


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We were never released from the Law - Peter always followed the law as did Jesus. Peter confirms this to Paul Acts 21:21-24 21 They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs. 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear ...


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The Law refers to the restrictions for the Jews under the law covenant of Moses. The restrictions that separated them from the world as clean. There are many commands in the law that are from the general law which is beyond Moses, and applicable to all mankind, and even Gentiles are justified by obeying those laws (Rom 2:12-16). Righteousness, justification ...


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Romans 7:6 But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. We have been released from the oldness of the letter of the Law. In its place, we are to serve in the newness of the Spirit of the Law. Leviticus 19:2 Speak to the entire assembly of ...


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We need to look at the understanding behind the question. You say ...[snip] “... from the Law humans in Christ are released from keeping?”. And you quote this verse from Romans ... ROMANS 7:6 But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the ...


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Paul does not say that the Law command women to be silent. The argument Paul uses from the Law is that women are to be insubmission as the Law also says. Remaining silent in the assembly is simply a way of demonstrating that submission.


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The cited verse does not say that there is a law that women aren't allowed to speak. The logic of the argument is as follows: Women shouldn't be permitted to speak because, as the law says, they should be submissive. The idea that women should be submissive to men is throughout scripture. But even the prohibition on speaking is taken out of context, which is ...


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In Leviticus there is no law requesting that women should be quiet. In Jewish literature there are also no laws requiring women to be silent in a synagogue, probably because women were usually separated from the men in some capacity (Sukkah, Talmud). Women in Jewish synagogues often led a separate prayer for the women in the synagogue. 1 Corinthians (in ...


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