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Short answer: yes. The earliest evidence for Yahweh worship is sparse, especially regarding its precise 'nature'. For the very early Edomite religious concepts it is even scarcer. For Yahweh it is also – sometimes fiercely – contested in many details. Not in the least because most devout deny any development in these concepts, taking the scriptures as ...


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Not every ancient city survived to modern days. Sometimes (particularly in developed countries) there may be a new city in roughly the same place a matter of coincidence (within the dictates of geography), without an uninterrupted history of habitation between the two. "Spica" (assuming this is the same as Spina) to be specific was abandoned, likely ...


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From Wikipedia, which is citing Easton's Bible Dictionary, The Gihon Spring was a reliable water source that made human settlement possible in ancient Jerusalem – the spring was not only used for drinking water, but also initially for irrigation of gardens.


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On a cultural level, yes. The Yupik peoples have inhabited both sides of Bering Straight for at least a couple of millennia, though there are distinctions between the Siberian and various Alaskan groups. Archaeological evidence on St. Lawrence Island, amidst the Bering Strait but slightly closer to Siberia than Alaska, demonstrates the cultural affinity to ...


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Most probably, this starts with a an untrue premise: There are not so many laws about eye injury. How many "laws" are there in the Hammurabi Code? — 282. How many "laws" are there concerning consequences of eye injury? 2 One law for harm done by everyday accidents, brawls, malicious intent, one for professional medical health & safety. The "why" and ...


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Because the circumstances are all different. In regards "blows and strikes": [116] addresses loss of life, not blows per se. [202] through [206] are all varying classes of assault under different circumstances. The rest of this answer should assist you in interpreting the Code. Let's look closely at the laws pertaining to loss of an eye, in context: 196....


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