Tag: family

  • Biblical Principle #293: Israel’s Treatment of Skin Illnesses

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses instructed Israel on handling various skin-related illnesses, such as boils, burns, eczema, and diseases causing hair loss. Explanation We previously established that the Law of Moses gave instruction on handling cases of leprosy. GOD also equipped the priests with how to deal with other skin illnesses that…

  • Biblical Principle #292: Israel’s Treatment of Leprosy

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses instructed Israel how to treat cases of leprosy. Explanation In Scripture, skin blemishes that were infectious or suspected of being infectious are referred to as leprosy. One who had leprosy was referred to as a leper. To keep infection from spreading, those with suspected infectious leprosy were…

  • Biblical Principle #286: Law of Moses Forbid Incest

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid incest and unhealthy sexual relationships with close family members. Explanation The Law of Moses provided the following restrictions against sexual relations with close relatives. (As you read these, remember that we previously established that, biblically, “shame” means the natural human embarrassment one feels by the realization…

  • Biblical Principle #277: Land Inheritance for Israelites without Sons

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God instructed how Israel was to protect the land inheritance of Israelites who died without sons. Explanation The book of Numbers records a situation where a man name Zelophehad died with no sons and four daughters. The daughters went to Moses to ask that their father’s…

  • Biblical Principle #266: Israel’s Law for Acquiring Slaves

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for owning slaves. Explanation Like all ancient cultures, slavery was an acceptable aspect of Israelite culture. However, as part of the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions for the selection, care, protection, and release of slaves. Acquiring Slaves 44 As for…

  • Biblical Principle #256: Israel’s Punishment for Parental Assault

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who hit their father of mother was put to death. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave strict instructions about Israelites honoring their father and mother. If an Israelite hit their father or mother, they were to be put to death: 15 He…

  • Biblical Principle #253: Israel’s Law Against Kidnapping

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel how to administer justice when kidnappings occurred. Explanation GOD gave the following instructions in the Law about kidnapping: 17 Whoever kidnaps one of the children of Israel and overcomes and sells him, and he is found with him, let him surely die. Exodus…

  • Biblical Principle #237: King Not to Amass Horses, Wives, Wealth

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God forewarned Israel’s future kings not to amass horses, wives, and gold or silver. Explanation Knowing Israel would eventually desire a man to rule over them like the Gentile nations, GOD forewarned these Israelite kings in the Law, saying: 16 Wherefore he shall not multiply a…

  • Biblical Principle #99: Humans Elevated Above Heavenly Creatures

    Biblical Principles List Principle The heavenly creatures—the first sun, moon, and stars of creation—are brought lower than GOD’s elect humans. Explanation Genesis 37 records two dreams that Joseph, son of Jacob, had: 5 Then Joseph had a dream, and reported it to his brothers. 6 Thus he said to them, “Hear this dream I dreamed:…

  • Biblical Principle #94: God Loves Forgiveness

    Biblical Principles List Principle God loves forgiveness. Explanation Genesis 33 records the first human example of forgiveness in the Bible. Yes, as far as we know, GOD would eventually forgive Adam and Eve of their sin in the Garden, but that would not come right away. And it is true that Laban and Jacob made…