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To answer in short. By commandment, ordinance and law, Paul meant the whole Mosaic Law as in the covenant of Moses. You are guilty of breaking the whole law if you break one command. The only thing that distinguishes ceremonial Jewish law from the ten commandments is the commandment of Sabbath keeping, and we know that Paul directly included the reference to ...


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There are several incidents in the NT that help to understand how Jesus kept the Sabbath day "holy" (Gen 2:1-3). Jesus encouraged good (charitable) deeds on the Sabbath. Matt 12:11, 12. He replied, “If one of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a man than ...


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I think you are correct that less and less of the law was followed throughout the history of Israel, until an uptick under Ezra and Nehemiah. If basic idolatry isn't being dealt with, how much less purification rituals. There's a major turn documented in Ezra and Nehemiah, where much of the law is vigorously enforced, both by scribes and by government ...


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ESV Numbers 30: Case 1: 10And if she vowed in her husband’s house or bound herself by a pledge with an oath, 11and her husband heard of it and said nothing to her and did not oppose her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she bound herself shall stand. Case 2: 12But if her husband makes them null and void on the day that he hears ...


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