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    The Old Testament is the first part of the Christian Bible, beginning with the Book of Genesis and ending with the Book of Malachi. There are 39 books in the Old Testament, and though they vary...

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    In literature, an allusion is a reference to something outside of the literature which is generally considered to be familiar or recognizable, often from history, mythology, the Bible, or other...

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    Many churches around the world are preaching the prosperity gospel in pulpits which encourages the church members to increase their financial provision, resources and productions in the most...

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    The Sermon on the Mount from chapter 5 of Matthew's gospel, makes it clear that the "kingdom of Heaven" is not something to be taken lightly. Jewish law professes that observing God's laws is a...

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    This is a great question. There are three different account of Paul's conversion in the book of Acts. The first one comes from Acts 9. We can say that this is Luke's account of Paul's conversion....

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    Ethics, also known as "moral philosophy" is essentially the philosophy of setting standards for right and wrong behavior. The apostle Paul, in his many New Testament letters to early Christian...

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    St Paul is attributed with having written the Pauline Epistles although how many of them he wrote remains contentious. Many people will be familiar with the book of Romans and with Corinthians ,...

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    One teaching of Jesus Christ is the command to "Judge not, that ye be not judged." (Matthew 7:1, King James Version). Here, Jesus is saying that He is the final judge of all human beings. The...

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    This is a great question. In fact, Luke 24, which has the account of Jesus' discourse with his disciple on the road of Emmaus, is one of the most important chapters in the whole New Testament. In...

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    This is a good question and it is important to note that Ezra and Nehemiah constitute one book originally. This point alone will give a great insight. One of the most interesting features of the...

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    This is a good question, because in Deuteronomy 17 God allows for the people to have a king. So, the anger of God is not based on the fact they wanted a king, but the reason why they wanted a king....

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    This is a very insightful question. Not many people ask about the geography of the gospel of Luke. Let me make a few points that will help you think through this issue. First, it is important to...

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    These three gospels are called the "Synoptic Gospels" because they are so similar in their content. These three gospels tell many of the same stories. In this way, they are very different from...

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    The essential message of Genesis is that God created the earth and gave it to man, who he made in his image, to rule. Repeatedly, however, the reader sees that man falls short of God's expectations...

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    The answer to this can be found in I Samuel, Chapter 2. The basic answer is that they did not follow in their father's footsteps because they were wicked men. Eli's sons were actually priests...

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    The answer to this is found in I Samuel, Chapter 1. This chapter tells the story of how Samuel came to be born and how he went to live with Eli, the high priest. In this story, Samuel's mother,...

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    The answer to this question can be found in the Book of Exodus, which is the story of how the Israelites left Egypt and journeyed in the wilderness towards Israel. In this story, God causes...

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    The Ten Plagues in Egypt served two purposes: first, they punished the Egyptians for their brutal slavery of the Hebrew people; second, they demonstrated the power of the true God over idols. Each...

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    One place to find stories that show the importance of agriculture for Egypt is in the story of the plagues that God inflicted on Egypt to force Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave. Many of these...

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    The story of Samuel anointing David as king is to be found in I Samuel, Chapter 16. In that chapter, God has told Samuel to go to Bethlehem to find Jesse. Samuel is to anoint one of his sons as...

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    The answer to this can be found in 2 Samuel, Chapter 3. In this chapter, David and his tribe are at war with Ish-Bosheth and his faction. They both claim to be king of Israel. Ish-Bosheth's...

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    The story of Ish-Bosheth's death can be found in 2 Samuel, Chapter 4. Ish-Bosheth was one of the sons of Saul. After Saul was killed in battle, Ish-Bosheth was proclaimed as king by Saul's...

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    The above answer gives some great point. Here are a few others that will help you. First, it is good to keep in mind that the New Testament writers are conscious about the fact that there are...

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    The most important incident in the Old Testament, and one on which most of the balance is based, is the story of God's covenant with Abraham preserved in Genesis 22: The angel of the Lord called...

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    This is a very hard question, because there is so much we do not know about texts in the ancient world. Here are a few considerations. First, there are internal and external evidence that we need...

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    This passage, one of the most frequently quoted from Ecclesiastes, means that there are events in life which no one can avoid. There is a time to be born, and also a time to die. The time of one's...

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    This is a great question. Barnabas is found in several places in the New Testament. In fact, his name is found 28 times in the New Testament. And 26 of these times is found in the book of Acts. In...

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    Perhaps the best example of how Jesus interacted with people comes from John 21:15-25. Within this context, Jesus shows his love for Peter. Jesus asks Peter a very simple (but profound) question...

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    How we interpret this will depend to a great deal on our political and theological stances. Liberals can interpret this as a criticism of wealth and of capitalism. This is the straightforward...

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    This a a great question. I think if you look at the scholarly literature, then there is good consensus that the main point of the book of 1 Peter is the call to suffer well for one's faith in God....

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    This really is a great question. If parables appear difficult to understand, then you might be onto something. Parables, contrary to popular beliefs, are not meant to make simple points. In fact,...

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    This is a great question and the way you ask it shows that you know the dominant pattern or cycle in the book of Judges. There is a cycle that repeats itself several times and the question that the...

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    The answer to this question can be found in Judges, Chapter 7. The person who had too many men in his army was Gideon. God had called Gideon to raise an army to defeat the Midianites. He got...

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    The story of Gideon can be found in Judges, Chapters 6 through 8. The part in which he defeats the Midianites is found in Chapter 7. Gideon used trumpets and torches hidden in clay jars to defeat...

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    Ehud was the the second judge of Israel. One thing different about Ehud is the fact that he was left-handed! The Bible sees fit to include this detail. Again the Israelites cried out to the...

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    Deborah is first mentioned in chapter four from the book of Judges in the Bible: Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time (5) One of the reasons Deborah...

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    This is a great question! If we read Judges 11-12, we will find out about a judge named Jephthah. He lived in Gilead and he lived in a time when things were difficult for the Israelites. In this...

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    This is a good question. There are many judges in the book of Judges and some of them are not spoken of all that much. So, it is hard to tell where their religious commitments were. In addition,...

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    The ancient Philistines lived in an area known as Philistia (also known as "Pleshet," or the "land of the Philistines") along Canaan's southern coast in what is now present-day Israel and the Gaza...

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    The answer to this can be found in Judges, Chapter 6. God had allowed the Israelites to be oppressed by their enemies because they had not obeyed God and his laws. But then God relented and...

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    The answer above is misleading on many levels. To be sure he met the wrong women, but the reason his lost his power was not on account of this. If we look at the story of Samson, we will realize...

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    The story of Sisera can be found in Judges, Chapter 4. There, we can find that no one killed Sisera with a sword. Instead, Sisera was killed by having a tent peg hammered through his temple and...

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    The Old Testament Book of Judges shows the figure of Ehud ben-Gera as a man who followed the word of God and liberated the Hebrew from Moabite Rule. According to the verse, Ehud was chosen by God...

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    This is a great question. I would say that many biblical books and passages led to Martin Luther's ground breaking doctrine of justification by faith alone. However, if we read his works on...

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    This is a great question. As you probably know the parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the most famous parables. It is also interesting that you ask about the older brother, instead of the...

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    This is a great question. It is important to know that the fifth command is found in two places in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. It is found in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. As you correct state,...

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    This is a great question. Let me make three points. First, God's covenant was to bless the people in so far as they obeyed. We see this pattern in the covenant made with Moses and the Israelites...

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    The conclusion of an essay should show how your evidence supports your initial thesis. Since you haven't mentioned in your question what sort of thesis you have developed or what sort of support...

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    The most likely thesis for this passage would have to do with what Paul thinks about sexuality. In these four verses, Paul is telling us that sex between married partners is a good thing. Your...

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    In this verse, Paul is telling us that sex within marriage is a good thing, but also that there are times when it is acceptable to refrain. Importantly, he tells us that a reason to abstain might...

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