While the Jews were subject to various food laws, forbidding to eat several types of food (e.g. pork), the Christian is under no such restriction today.
Names are important. It is difficult for us to conceive of things apart from their names. The many different names for God in the Bible describe and demonstrate His character.
The birthright was the natural privilege of the firstborn son. Receiving the birthright, the firstborn would become the head of the family, and would have charge of the family, including the family property.
There is an obscure Bible character that holds a great deal of fascination for me. His name is Harbona(h) and his name only appears twice, both in connection with the account of Esther. He is introduced in Esther 1:10 and plays a key role in this divine story of providence in Esther 7:9.
Some books you can take or leave one way or the other, and it won't make much difference. The Bible is not in that category. If you 'leave' it, you've lost the most important body of information in the world-and the key to your access to heaven. If you 'take' it (to be the Word of God), you labor under the serious responsibility of understanding as much of it as you possibly can.
Let's study the Old Testament...
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