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Grab Bag of the old testament foxes and mantles.

Well its the first official Grab Bag on a Monday (though it is Tuesday)! I hope this format works a little better than the other way. The main thing is I want anyone and everyone to get involved with contributing to this website. So the idea was to give a longer time from the Grab Bag to the podcast to get any questions in about the Grab Bag. This is so we can go over them on the episode with everyone else. :)So anyways, on to the first question!When it comes to doing what the Bible says, why do you believe that you have to do what’s in the Old Testament?  The Old Testament was for the Israelites.  The main things we (as Gentiles) are to live by are in the New Testament because that’s where Jesus gave the instructions and the example. -Olive

2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Why? For doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. :) Thanks for the good question Olive!

The old testament is what the Israelites/Jewish people went through. I wouldn’t say it’s for the Israelites, though the law part was for them, when it was given to Moses. However, there is still doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness in the old testament.

One thing to keep in mind is the type and shadows from the old testament. The new testament is actually hidden in the old testament with things like Genesis 22:8 “God will provide himself a lamb”. Or with Isaiah 28:11 “For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to his people.”

I hope that was a clear enough answer.

How many foxes did Samson catch?

Judges 15:4
4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.

He caught 300 foxes. That… is a lot of foxes to “catch”. I would like to see how that was done!

What did Elisha take up after Elijah was taken up in a whirlwind?

2 Kings 2:13
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

He took up the mantle. It was part of his portion.

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Podcast Update: The next episode of the podcast will be postponed until this weekend. It will have this Grab Bag and the previous Grab Bag as part of the content.

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What happened to Elijah?

And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. -2 Kings 2:1

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. -2 Kings 2:11

Did unicorn’s ever exist?

Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? -Job 39:9-10

Note: Yes, though it seems it was more like a rhino, rather than the mythical horse. So they still do exist, to make things more clear. Numbers 23:22 also talks about the strength of a unicorn.

When was the sun created?

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. -Genesis 1:14-16

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