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Was Leviticus 18:22 only prohibiting homosexuality that involved pagan rituals?

Let us be extremely clear about what Lev 18 is discussing which is explicitly stated in V3 - You must not follow the practices of the land of Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not follow ...
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Was Leviticus 18:22 only prohibiting homosexuality that involved pagan rituals?

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,...
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Was Leviticus 18:22 only prohibiting homosexuality that involved pagan rituals?

The OP has only given half the context. Verses 3 and 4 spell it out completely: 3You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of ...
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John 7:22 - Why Did Moses Give the Commandment of Circumcision?

The Greek translated "for this reason" is διὰ τοῦτο (lit. "because of this"). The phrase is formulaic and uses the neuter demonstrative pronoun τοῦτο ("this") regardless of the antecedent, which is ...
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How could Moses have written the first five books of the Bible?

The New Bible Dictionary states: For centuries both Judaism and Christianity accepted without question the biblical tradition that Moses wrote the Pentateuch. Ben-Sira (Ecclus. 24:23), Philo (...
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In the Pentateuch are there any sacrifices specified for intentional sins against God?

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken ...
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Did Jesus practice eisegesis?

Midrash and PaRDeS One aspect of Jesus ministry often centered around demonstrating his authority and credibility above and beyond that of other rabbis like the Pharisees. At the time, Jewish ...
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Exodus 9:12, How is it accepted that the LORD hardens the heart of Pharaoh, then Punishes him for that?

"I will harden Pharaoh's heart," 3. Many attempts have been made by commentators to soften the impact of this statement because it is uncomfortable to come to grips with the harshness of this ...
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How did the 10 Commandments become the 10 Commandments?

They became known as “the Ten Commandments” from many modern English translations of the words עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדְּבָרִים in Exo. 34:28, Deu. 4:13, and Deu. 10:4.1 Footnotes         1 Yes, the Hebrew ...
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Does Leviticus 23:6 contradict Exodus 12:18-19?

Understanding the Hebrew calendar in 2021 CE. - The 2nd Hebrew Month of "Ziv" will begin April 11, 2021 CE when the new moon appears. The 14th day of Ziv is the Eve of a Full Moon. The 15th ...
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When was Deuteronomy written?

Deuteronomy was probably written during the reign of King Josiah (c. 640-609 B.C.E.). While this view is rejected by those who hold to biblical infallibility, it is accepted not only by skeptics but ...
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How does the phrase "Only God is good" in Mark 10:18 demonstrate that the use of θεός in respect to Jesus does not violate the Shema?

The question states the opinion that : Bauer-Danker-Arndt-Gingrich Greek lexicon cites Mark 10:18 to show that Jesus did not equate himself with the Lord God the Father of the Shema. In support of ...
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How are ancient Hebrew texts deciphered?

There are many indispensable tools in linguistic translation, but two of the more important in Hebrew translation are Lexicons and the Septuagint. Lexicons are important because, as wikipedia says ...
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Need help clarifying Leviticus 27:22

This relates to the shmita and Jubilees - these were explained earlier in Leviticus 25. LEV 25:14 “If you sell land to any of your own people or buy land from them, do not take advantage of each ...
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When was Deuteronomy written?

I am of the view that Moses wrote the entire Torah, with a few exceptions and caveats to be noted shortly. However, this does not mean that Moses wrote these five books of the Pentateuch in the same ...
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Did the disciples, the priests ,David with his men, and Yeshua (Jesus) sin by transgressing the Torah?

Great question! In Rabbinical Judasim there are 39 Melachot (works) which are forms of prohibited 'work' that are as following: Sowing Plowing Reaping Binding Sheaves Threshing Winnowing Selecting ...
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How could Moses have written the first five books of the Bible?

A book which is not finished at the time a writer dies does not alter his status as the author of the rest of the work. Some extra-Biblical examples: “Bill Budd” was written by Herman Melville; “A ...
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What was the reason Pharaoh went out to the river?

The Egyptians worshiped the Nile as a god of fertility under the name Hapi. Pharaoh went out to the river to worship the "Nile, it was their god of fertility. It may also have been for a morning walk,...
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Exodus 9:12, How is it accepted that the LORD hardens the heart of Pharaoh, then Punishes him for that?

Note the circumstances. Pharaoh considered himself a god. As a polytheist of his time, a god of slaves was supposed to be subject to the master's gods. What God had Moses to do in front of Pharaoh ...
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What/where is the "mountain of Your inheritance" in Exodus 15:17?

Note the two commentaries below. The Phrase "mountain of your inheritance" only occurs in Ex 15:17 but is alluded to in Ps 74:2. The passage in Ex 15 is part of the great "Song of Moses" recording ...
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Was Leviticus 18:22 only prohibiting homosexuality that involved pagan rituals?

The abhorrent abominable sin of sodomy named after the Sodomites who practiced sodomy was not restricted to religious activities. Definition sexual intercourse involving anal or oral copulation This ...
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Rabbinic changes in the Septuagint - facts or fables?

This textual apparatus of the Septuagint (LXX) shows no significant variations in Gen. 1:1. ΓΕΝΕΣΙΣ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ Inscr γενεσις E CHAPTER 1 1:4 ειδεν A1 (rescr Ad) Swete, H. B. (1909). The Old Testament ...
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Why cover animal blood in dust?

There is a lot of symbolism here that is foreign to modern English speakers. Nefesh The word translated as "life" is in Hebrew, nefesh, and has as a primary concrete meaning throat, maw, ...
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Is there a contradiction in the Bible related to death penalty?

In understanding this important legal principle, we must recall that the Hebrew verbs are quite different: In Ex 20:13 we have רָצַח (ratsach) is an illegal killing, ie, murder. In Ex 21:12, 22:19, ...
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Did Jesus make a parallel to the Shema (Deut. 6:4-6) in John 14:6-11?

In short, my answer is, "NO", the passage in John 14:6-11 does not allude to the Shema in Deut 6:4. The only connection between the two is a theological link but not a linguistic link. The ...
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Deutoronomy 22:23,25 LXX translation

Since the OP states in comment that their opinion is that 'this is the answer' I am making it an answer rather than just a comment. The 'betrothed' references only the woman, not the man, therefore ...
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