Love God and Love People

Love God and Love People

The most important thing in this life is to love God and love people (Mark 12:28-31)
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The Daughters of Zelophehad

The Daughters of Zelophehad

Source: Daughters of Zelophehad: Bible (Jewish Women's Archive) 2021 A.D. From the source, "According to God’s original decree, the promised land was to be apportioned according to the “number of names” of members of the second generation; since only men were counted in the census, Zelophehad’s five daughters would be left without an inheritance. When they appeal this regulation, God agrees to implement their proposal. The story of the five daughters of Zelophehad provides legitimation of a limited right of Israelite women to inherit land. It also places specific marriage restrictions upon any women who inherit under this right. The story celebrates women’s…
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Potential Evidence that Ancestor Worship Existed in Ancient Israel-Ancestor Worship is Prevalent in Some African Peoples

Potential Evidence that Ancestor Worship Existed in Ancient Israel-Ancestor Worship is Prevalent in Some African Peoples

Source: ANCESTOR WORSHIP (Jewish Encyclopedia) 1906 A.D. From the source, " The same homage and adoration paid to deceased parents and more remote ancestors as usually given to deities. Many anthropologists are of opinion that this was the original form of religion (H. Spencer, Lippert); the school represented by Stade and F. Schwally argues that it was the original religion of Israel before Jahvism was introduced by Moses and the Prophets. According to them, much of the priestly legislation was directed against the rites connected with Ancestor Worship. At present the view that the original religion of the Israelites was…
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Evidence for the Existence of Totem, Animism, Tattoo, Ancestor Worship, and Animal Worship Culture in the Ancient Near East

Evidence for the Existence of Totem, Animism, Tattoo, Ancestor Worship, and Animal Worship Culture in the Ancient Near East

Source: Totemism (Jewish Encyclopedia) 1906 A.D. From the source, " A primitive social system in which members of a clan reckoned kinship through their mothers, and worshiped some animal or plant which they regarded as their ancestor and the image of which they bore tattooed on their persons. It was suggested by J. S. Maclennan (in "The Fortnightly Review," 1870, i. 207) that this system existed among the early Hebrews; and his view was taken up by Robertson Smith (in "The Journal of Philology," 1880), who based his theories upon the researches of J. G. Frazer on totemism. Robertson Smith…
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The Hebrew Principles and Customs of Olaudah Equiano’s People (1789)

The Hebrew Principles and Customs of Olaudah Equiano’s People (1789)

Source: Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (Hanover Historical Texts Project) 1789 A.D. From the source, "Such is the imperfect sketch my [Page 38] memory has furnished me with of the manners and customs of a people among whom I first drew my breath. And here I cannot forbear suggesting what has long struck me very forcibly, namely, the strong analogy which even by this sketch, imperfect as it is, appears to prevail in the manners and customs of my countrymen and those of the Jews, before they reached the Land of…
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