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Was the Sabbath in force at the time of Abraham?

There are two aspects to this question: "Commandments" The words used to describe "commandments" can apply to any of God's instructions including the 10 commandments. However, ...
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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

Question: Did this also mean that generally people were not allowed to kill, but a person acting on behalf of the community can kill a person who violates the laws? Short Answer: Yes, that is one way ...
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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

In English, the difference would be expressed as, "Murder", vs, "Legal execution". In Hebrew, different words are involved: In Ex 20:13 we have רָצַח (ratsach) = "illegal ...
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Since the 10 commandments are Old Testament Law, are we to only follow the New Testament commands?

My preferred hermeneutic for all specific commandments is that offered by Jesus in Matt. 22:40, where he says that all the law and prophets are summarized in [A] "Love the Lord your God with all ...
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Interpretation of Exodus 20:13: Scope of Prohibition Against Killing

The pertinent Hebrew word is רָצַח (ratsach) which is murder, or more precisely, illegal killing of a human. There are several Hebrew words for killing, but this one refers to murder or unauthorized ...
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Since the 10 commandments are Old Testament Law, are we to only follow the New Testament commands?

“you must be careful to do everything they (the pharisees) tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach." (Mat 23:3) "For truly I say to you, until heaven ...
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Since the 10 commandments are Old Testament Law, are we to only follow the New Testament commands?

Seems to be an imposition of Sola Fide into the text. The verses in Paul are dealing with the Law in a sense which St Paul is talking about the Law as something which delineates Jews and Gentiles: ...
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What is the range of meaning of ganab (steal) as used in Exodus 20:15 and projected into a modern context?

The pertinent Hebrew verb in Ex 20:15 is גָּנַב (ganab) which has a range of meanings that include (eg, from the NASB translation): actually stolen (1), brought to me stealthily (1), carries away (1),...
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What is the range of meaning of ganab (steal) as used in Exodus 20:15 and projected into a modern context?

Form the Strong's Hebrew Concordance: ganab: to steal Original Word: גָּנַב Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ganab Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-nab') Definition: to steal NASB Translation actually ...
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Was the Sabbath in force at the time of Abraham?

I find myself agreeing almost to Dottard’s answer. It seems to be a well-studied answer. Further and in addition to his answer, I give below some more points: It was Jesus Himself who gave me the ...
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Was the Sabbath in force at the time of Abraham?

The Sabbath as the day of rest was not known to humanity before Exodus 16. The seventh day of a week is a picture. Just like all the other days and years of rest in the law of Moses. The Sabbath is ...
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In Ephesians 2:15 exactly what part of the Law has been abolished?

Bible Mystery: the truth about law by connecting these dots Matthew 6:13 KJV: Our Father ... deliver us from evil. Romans 7:6 KJV: now we are delivered from the law. Romans 14:23 KJV: whatsoever is ...
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