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Published by Columbia University in [New York] .
Written in English


  • Bible -- O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Inheritance and succession (Jewish law)

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Statementby Arthur Mason Brown.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvi,369 leaves ;
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21985128M

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The Abbreviated Doctrine of Old Testament Inheritance 1. The concept of inheritance has been with us since the dawn of time. When parents die, it is logical that what they leave behind belongs to their natural heirs. Gen. 2. God designated the Jewish race to receive an inheritance . This page is also available in: हिन्दी (Hindi) The laws of inheritance appeared over two hundred times, mostly in Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, and read specific instruction in Numbers , when the daughters of Zelophelad requested clarification from Moses regarding the disposition of their late father’s estate. INHERITANCE (נַחֲלָה֒, H, inheritance; מﯴרָשָׁה, H, possession; κληρονομία, G, inheritance).. 1. Old the patriarchal naṛratives, the principles of inheritance are tied to the “birthright.” The first-born son, the father’s “might, and the first-fruits of [his] strength,” as the aged Jacob described Reuben (), had special privileges. Though according to Boaz the marriage will “maintain the dead man’s name on his inheritance”, the marriage of Ruth and Boaz does not seem mandated by the law in Deuteronomy, given that Boaz is not Ruth’s brother-in-law, nor does the genealogy in Ruth 4 credit Ruth’s son to her deceased husband’s line.

Most Christians read the Bible in a similar way, spending time in the New Testament at the expense of the Old Testament. By only reading a quarter of the book, we miss the “rest of the story.” We can’t truly appreciate the New Testament without an understanding of the Old Testament.   Both Jews and Christians view the Old Testament as the inspired, inerrant Word of God. There are 39 books that comprise the Old Testament written mostly in Hebrew, though some books do have a bit of Aramaic. There are at least 27 individual authors that make up the Old Testament. NT. The New Testament consists of 27 books. The Bible is divided into two major sections called the Old Testament and the New Testament. The word "testament" means covenant. A covenant is an agreement. The Old Testament records God's original covenant or agreement with man. The New Testament records the new covenant made by God through His Son, Jesus Christ. The book of Joshua is an exceedingly old book, written some three thousand years ago, yet it has power to speak to our hearts directly because we cannot read it without it reminding us of our blessed Lord Jesus Christ himself: ‘For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on’ (Heb ).

Theological Usage in the Old Testament. Near the beginning of the Pentateuch, in the account of God's promise to Abraham (Genesis 15), the concept of inheritance already appears four times (in v. . The concept of inheriting eternal life does not appear in this form in the Old Testament, but inheriting the earth and inheriting the kingdom do. Inheritance in Acts and the Acts Epistles. In Acts Stephen speaks of inheritance, and he is referring to Abraham’s inheritance, so there is nothing new here. The Greek word in the New Testament does refer to the disposition of property after death, but its use in the New Testament often reflects the Old Testament background more than normal Greek usage. In ancient Israel possessions were passed on to the living sons of a father, but the eldest son received a double portion (Deuteronomy ).   MARRIAGE CUSTOMS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT 7 Polygyny Polygyny is the specific type of polygamy that means one husband and more than one wife. Nowhere in the Old Testament or the whole Bible does God command polygamy or polygyny. It first appears in Genesis , when Cain’s great-great-great grandson Lamech took two wives (Hahn, ).