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Shepherd King Motif

Historical perspective on why the shepherd king symbol was so powerful.

Shepherd King Motif

Historical perspective on why the shepherd king symbol was so powerful.

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Christianity has found a useful symbol in the image of the shepherd. Our word “pastor” is from the Latin meaning “shepherd” and it is within common language of the Church to speak of this relationship between a pastor and his congregation as the relationship between
Judah’s Sceptre

Was David permitted to be king of Israel according to the Mosaic Law?

Judah’s Sceptre

Was David permitted to be king of Israel according to the Mosaic Law?

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Although King David was considered a standard by which all other Israelite kings were measured, there has been some question surrounding the legitimacy of his right to rule. This stems from Deuteronomy 23:2, which clearly states that “One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the
Who is Beelzebul?

The name Beelzebul is not found anywhere else in the Bible. Where did it come from in the Gospel accounts?

Who is Beelzebul?

The name Beelzebul is not found anywhere else in the Bible. Where did it come from in the Gospel accounts?

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In an incident recorded three different times in the synoptic Gospels (Matthew 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15), Jesus is accused of casting out demons by Beelzebul. In all accounts, Beelzebul is said by the accusers of Jesus to be the “prince of the demons”, and