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I think you are correct that less and less of the law was followed throughout the history of Israel, until an uptick under Ezra and Nehemiah. If basic idolatry isn't being dealt with, how much less purification rituals. There's a major turn documented in Ezra and Nehemiah, where much of the law is vigorously enforced, both by scribes and by government ...


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This is a two-fold question which I will answer in the reverse order: 1. Scripture to support termination of Levitical/ceremonial laws Probably the earliest is the conclusion of the first council of Jerusalem as recorded in Acts 15 as a result of this very debate - should gentiles who become Christians keep the ceremonial law as typified by the rite of ...


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“then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had ...


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The event that resulted in the change was Peter's vision before going to Cornelius (Acts 10:9-48  And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” 15 And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.” (Acts ...


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I don't that the distinction in kinds of blasphemy that you are making can be derived from this text. To call on God to curse someone may or may not be considered blasphemy, depending on the context. The key feature of blasphemy is to bring insult or denigration to God. So all of these things could be considered blasphemy: to belittle or insult God to ...


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Act 15 describes the Jerusalem Council. The decision was reached and a formal letter was dispatched. 23b The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings. 24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. 25 So we all ...


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Two verses come to mind immediately: Mark 7:19 and Acts 15 Mark 7:19 - For it doesn't go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.) Acts 15:28ff - It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond these essential requirements: You must abstain ...


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The word blasphemer in the Jewish language is used for someone who curses God. So I believe the man cursed God. But then again Moses keeps in the lockup and waits for God's answer on what to do. Seems like there is more to it, but the sages say he cursed God Leviticus 24:14 Take the blasphemer outside the camp, and all who heard [his blasphemy] shall lean ...


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The most likely (and traditional) source for the conclusion to the first Jerusalem council is the Noahide covenant recorded in Gen 8:20 to 9:17 which was established with all humanity and all animals. Specifically, we have: prohibition of eating blood (and by extension meat of strangled animals) Gen 9:1-3 Modern Jews see much more in this covenant but ...


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שָׁבֻעִ֨ים / Week / Seven The "sevens" in Hebrew, while not specifying only the word "weeks" in English, should in most cases be properly translated as "weeks", for that is the most common usage given to it. According to BlueLetterBible, in the KJV/Authorized Version it is translated 19 times as "week" and only once ...


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Jeremiah 22:30a This is what the LORD says: "Record this man as if childless, a man who will not prosper in his lifetime, for none of his offspring will prosper Jamieson-Fausset-Brown answers it this way: they shall die childless—Either by the judgment of God they shall have no children, or their spurious offspring shall be denied by human authority ...


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Ellicott explains it this way: And will cut him off.--As the preceding verse describes the offender as having been stoned to death by the people, the declaration on the part of God that He will cut off the sinner has occasioned some difficulty. Hence some take it simply to express the same thing--that the judicial execution is God's mode of cutting off the ...


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I think the two verses are saying pretty much the same thing, without using the same wordage. The intent was distinguish the difference between the other unnatural/unapproved sexual relationships between close family members. Almost every other "uncovering of the nakedness" was seen in the light of a unauthorized relationship. At this point of the ...


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Here is the contrast in 1 Samuel 16:7b: People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Leviticus 21:21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the food offerings to the Lord. One reason for this was precisely because people looked at their priests' outward appearance. The priests carried ...


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The prohibition is clearly spiritual, a matter of who is and who is not suitable (in essence) as a Priest. The outward ministration of Levitical priests under the old covenant was only to foreshadow the Priesthood of Christ and the priestly service of those whom the Lord would call. Some, in Old Testament times, showed this forth, in essence, such as David ...


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In The "Lyings" of a Woman: Male-Male Incest in Leviticus 18.22?, a philological/literary analysis of Lev 18.22: If the text is analysed and translated carefully, there are reasons to believe that Lev. 18.22 is proscribing incest between male family members. the paper argues the original meaning was, while hard to translate, something akin to (a)...


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What isn't addressed in other answers is where the claim comes from. Without understanding the claim, they fail to counter it. In particular, they all rely on the common English versions of the verses, where the claim arises from analysis of the original Hebrew. And one of the complications is that nearly every English translation adds a key word that may be ...


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