Saul's royal court governed a country of many millions of people which would have required both a central and distributed bureaucracy or reasonable size. David, when he began his service as a court musician (1 Sam 16:19-23), would have been a very minor court official with the most perfunctory (brief with minimal details) introduction to Saul. This would ...
Is it possible that King Saul merely asks who David's father was in 1 Samuel 17 for rhetorical effect in response to seeing how a young shepherd boy like David killed a giant named Goliath?
1 Samuel 17:
55 Now when Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this young man?”
I do not think Japheth was "confined" to the tents of Shem. It simply means they dwelt together cause Ham had the hot, Shem had North Africa. So Japheth hung around Shem, instead of freezing over the Caucuses, cause Ham's people were trifling and spiteful. Too cold to live in tents in Europe back then.
Trying to analyze (1 Corinthians 3:18) ".....he must become foolish...."
1 Corinthians 3:18 NASB
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is
wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.
"Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age"'(Vs 18a)
In verse 18 Paul was referring back to the points he made in the previous chapters about the wisdom of man versus the wisdom of God (see 1 Corinthians 1:10-2:16). He was saying that if any people are wise by the world’s standards, let them forsake that carnal wisdom (become fools from the unbeliever’s viewpoint) so that they may walk in the true wisdom of ...
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In the “Clarke's Notes on the Bible” commentary, it says:
“…………….by renouncing his own wisdom, and seeking that which comes from God……”
In the “Barnes' Notes on the Bible” commentary, it says:
“(1) Let him be willing to be regarded as a fool.
(2) let him sincerely embrace ...