old testament

  1. pgwolv

    The Father does and says all He does by His Son?

    Dear PB I am reading an interesting book (written by a local, hence South African, preacher), titled "The Wonder of Jesus in the Old Testament," given to me by a friend, whom I am not sure is reformed. I understand the view that the Angel of the Lord may be/probably is Jesus. What I am...
  2. RobertPGH1981

    Gen 9:4, Acts 15:20 - Life Blood

    Wanted to query the group on your thoughts on the below command. Warnings of eating blood are mentioned several times starting in Gen 9:4. They are repeated several Leviticus 3:17; 7:26, 27: 17:10,12,14). I am sure they are mentioned elsewhere but I didn't study other books on this yet. In the...
  3. F

    Hermeneutics: The Basis for Appeals to the OT

    Recently I have been learning about covenant theology and have come to see that the gospel realities in the NT are present also in the OT. This definitely changes how I read the OT. It makes sense of appeals in the NT to the OT like in 1 Corinthians 10:1-10. However, as I've been reading other...
  4. RobertPGH1981

    Gen 9:6 and Abraham and Isaac

    Hello All, I ran a few searches and didn't notice if this question was asked before so here it goes. I was in a discussion with a group of believers and somebody asked this question. "Was it immoral for God to ask Abraham to sacrifice Isaac considering Gen 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by...
  5. Gwallard

    Leviticus 25:44-46 and slavery

    Brothers and sisters, please help me understand Leviticus 25:44-46 44 וְעַבְדְּךָ֥ וַאֲמָתְךָ֖ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יִהְיוּ־לָ֑ךְ מֵאֵ֣ת הַגֹּויִ֗ם אֲשֶׁר֙ סְבִיבֹ֣תֵיכֶ֔ם מֵהֶ֥ם תִּקְנ֖וּ עֶ֥בֶד וְאָמָֽה׃ As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you may buy male and female slaves from among...
  6. TheBruisedReed

    Introductory Survey of the Old Testament

    Grace and Peace, PB! My wife and I were chatting on the phone tonight (I am currently deployed overseas) and she informed me that my mother-in-law is searching for some resources to help her get a better "cohesive" picture of the Old Testament. She is no stranger to God's word, but I do not...
  7. Caleb Hickerson

    Talmud and "6 Genders"

    Hello everyone, I'm finishing up my Masters in Social Work and naturally my classes, professors, and cohort are all vocal in support of the sexual revolution (LGBT+ issues). Today, I was faced with the argument that religious (i.e. Christian) non-support of transgenderism is inconsistent...
  8. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Wickedness, Humiliation, Restoration and Reformation of Manasseh by C. Matthew McMahon

    The Wickedness, Humiliation, Restoration and Reformation of Manasseh by C. Matthew McMahon Manasseh ought to hold a special place to two kinds of people who read the Bible. The first is the sinner who thinks they have sins that are bigger than Christ is a Savior. They are timid to come to the...
  9. Ed Walsh

    Levites Service from Age 25-50 vs. 30-50

    Note: I have learned that there will be little interest in the obscure questions I sometimes ask but here goes anyway. I hope someone will be able to help me out. ============= Numbers 4:1-4; verse 3 states, "from thirty years old up to fifty years old, all who can come on duty, to do the work...
  10. Travis Fentiman

    Hebrew Dictionaries Online

    Need dictionaries for Biblical Hebrew? Here is what's on the net, with some recommendations of contemporary works for purchase, including theological dictionaries on the Old Testament: Biblical Hebrew Dictionaries - ReformedBooksOnline
  11. M

    Differences among charge, statues, judgments and commandments

    Do charge (mishmereth), statues (chuqqah), judgments (mishpat) and commandments (mitsvah) have different meanings in the Scriptures, particularly in the Old Testament? Here is a verse with all those terms: Deut. 11:1 (KJV) "Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and...
  12. M

    Burnt Offering, was it voluntary?

    Was the burnt offering voluntary? Lev. 1:3-17 and 6:8-13 deals with the burnt offering. Lev. 1:3 says "If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before...
  13. Jonathan95

    What was the Old Testament way of salvation?

    We know that, in the New Testament era, salvation comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way but, before Christ, what was the way? We definitely can't say the Jews were saved by the law. I usually go about arguing the position looking at Paul's quote of Habakkuk in Galatians...
  14. C

    Prostitution Allowed in OT?

    So I'm reading this book with my wife (I won't mention it's name right now). It's written by a PCA pastor I believe. Anyway, at one point, he says that prostitution was permissible (though not encouraged) for women in the Old Testament as long as they didn't have a husband. If they had a...
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