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Identification of genre is both simple and profoundly difficult.1 "Genre", by way of definition, is the technical name given to a "literary category". (Note that "genre can be used of other creative productions, but we're interested in texts in BH.SE.) This answer has three main sections: first, on locating a given text within some genre second, on ...


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The Jewish sages have also recognized this literary connection, and have explained that it serves to highlight the "Measure for Measure" punishment that has been exacted on Judah for selling his brother Joseph. "Measure for Measure" is in fact a very common motif across the bible (the clearest example of it is in Exodus 4:22-23, cited below). אָמַר רַבִּי ...


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Verse 9 clarifies that it was a BRONZE serpent that was made, in the NIV. In many other translations ti is also worded as bronze, but in some, as brass.


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Philo argues at length in De Sobrietate that "qaton" is not a measure of age at all. II. (6) Such then is the condition of the sober man; but when Moses speaks of Noah's "younger son," he is not so much meaning to make a statement respecting his age, as to show the disposition with which those persons are endued who are inclined to innovation; since ...


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Moses had sent his wife, Zipporah, back to her father Jethro. in the land of Midian, after the incident involving circumcision at the inn, Exodus 4:24-26. When Jethro comes to see Moses, Exodus 18:1-27, he brings Zipporah with him and her sons, by Moses. At the time the genealogy in Exodus 6 is written, therefore, Moses has no wife or sons with him. Whether ...


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The complete record of the birth of Moses has been divided into two parts. Details covering the birth are placed first (Exodus 2:1-10); his genealogy is second (Exodus 6:14-25). Each of the two records serves as a type of introduction to the two primary phases of his life. After his birth Moses lived in Pharaoh’s house as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. After ...


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A MEDICAL ANALOGY In medicine, doctors through the past few centuries have often noticed that some patients come in with the same or similar symptoms as each other. For instance, many patients will come in complaining of a one-sided throbbing headache which is exacerbated by light, noise, and exercise, which often occurs about once a month (sometimes more, ...


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Pretty sure Father God is on Jesus' left, if He's on God's right. ACTS 7:55–56 55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing pat the right hand of God. 56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing pat the right hand of God.” ROMANS 8:34 34 Who is to condemn? Christ ...


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Davidic Kings, including Jesus (Luke 1:32-33), would have their mother, not their wives (unfortunately they still practiced polygamy, for which reason such would be unfeasible), as the Queen of that Kingdom, known as the גְּבִירָה (Geb-i-raah—'Queen [mother]' or 'Lady'). cf. Revelation 12:1,5; Luke 1:43. We see from Scripture that the Queen would be (or ...


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Matthew Miller has done an excellent survey of traditional answers and has nearly produced a sensus plenior answer. With some minor additions and corrections I would nominate his as the SP answer as well. The nature of prophetic riddle is such that it always points forward to a reality AFTER the cross. Even the actions of Jesus before the cross point to a ...


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No, God may have respected him for it That's my short answer, just to be concise. I'll explain... The Bible is "observant", not "biased" about hunting Rather than copy-paste Bible verses, here is a great list of verses about hunting. Overall, it has no single-sided pro- or con- view, only that hunting is hunting. But, here are a few ...


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The purpose of inserting the genealogy in the middle of Exodus 6:10-30 could aim to contrast the inability of Moses with the election by God. Among the hundreds of thousands of Israel's descendants, only two were chosen to speak to Pharaoh. They were Moses and Aaron. The preceding paragraph (6:10-12) and the succeeding paragraph (6:28-30) form the ...


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Maybe I missed it in the above but the placement also seems to be that only four generations are mentioned with regard to Moses: Levi, Kohath, Amram, Moses. This seems to deliberately point to God's prophecy and promise to Abraham in Gen. 15:13-14, viz. that the Israelites would be enslaved but that they would be brought out in the fourth generation. In ...


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As the question states, it is clear the author sees a real significance in the flow of blood and water, not only because this only occurs in John's Gospel. Three times he swears to these events, saying that because this really happened, we might believe (John 19:35d): John 19:35: [1.] And he that saw it bare record, [2.] and his record is true: [3.] and ...


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Mary is at Jesus right hand. She is the highest human being in heaven given that Jesus is both God and man. Some say John the Baptist is on Jesus left hand. Yet Our Lady had stated that St. Joseph is a saint of great magnitude and St. Francis has been given the throne originally meant for Lucifer. Mary has taken both St. Joseph and John the evangelist with ...


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To understand why some miracles have seemingly differing results, you need to put the miracles into a context. And there are two. Two broad groups - those Miracles he did in the early part of his ministry, and those later. But more, you need to see the ‘difference’, the ‘why’. Those in the early part of his ministry were ‘signs’. That is, they were ‘...


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