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Why are female slaves not set free as males in Exodus 21:7?

In ancient time, the Israelite female did not own a land, which meant her fate depended on a man host. If her father sold her as servant or slave, it was meant to be either the owner or his son's wife,...
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Why does Paul say they were baptized in the sea and not in the river in 1 Corinthians 10:2?

Was there something symbolic about the sea or the events that took place there that led the apostle to refer to the sea over the river? First, Moses never crossed the Jordan river. He died in ...
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Why does Paul say they were baptized in the sea and not in the river in 1 Corinthians 10:2?

The generation of adults that left Egypt were baptized in the sea, but did not make it to the promised land. In contrast, the generation born in the wilderness plus minors who left Egypt crossed the ...
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Was Moses a thief in stealing the gold of the Egyptians before fleeing?

Just as a side note, Deuteronomy 15 says: 12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free ...
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Was Moses a thief in stealing the gold of the Egyptians before fleeing?

We are not told this in order to imitate it. And we can --- if we must -- have a good opinion or a bad one. I chose to think that since no blame is attached, what Moses did was good
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Was Moses a thief in stealing the gold of the Egyptians before fleeing?

There seem to be two relevant Hebrew words used in both those passages of scripture. Consulting the book below, this is what I gleaned under the word SPOIL: "5. To snatch away - natsal. Exodus ...
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Was Moses a thief in stealing the gold of the Egyptians before fleeing?

There are two questions that I will address separately. You shall not "kill" The verb used in Ex 20:13 is רָצַח (ratsach) which means, here, to murder, to kill illegally. The commandment ...
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Did the Israelites not outgrow their clothes in the forty year wanderings?

I'm Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trycho chapter 131, he claims that childrens' clothing grew with them. It was a miracle. He says, The latches of your shoes did not break, and your shoes grew not ...
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What is the difference between Corban in Mark 7 and the pledges in the Leviticus 27

Technically, there is no difference because Mark 7:11 directly alludes to a voluntary gift devoted to God as referenced in the Torah in places like Lev 2:1, 5, 7:3, 5, Num 28:2, etc - the Hebrew is ...
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What is the difference between Corban in Mark 7 and the pledges in the Leviticus 27

I would suggest that based on what Jesus is describing, the difference is purpose and intent. Jesus does call their practice of Corban a tradition rather than something given of Moses, which might ...
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