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Source of the expression בית עולמים referring to the temple

There are many examples of this expression in Chazal. The idea was probably derived from this verse in Kings בָּנֹ֥ה בָנִ֛יתִי בֵּ֥ית זְבֻ֖ל לָ֑ךְ מָכ֥וֹן לְשִׁבְתְּךָ֖ עוֹלָמִֽים׃ I have surely ...
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Source of the expression בית עולמים referring to the temple

I don't know if it is the main source - but an early source can be found in the Mechilta עד שלא נבחר בית עולמים, הייתה ירושלים ראויה לשכינה, משנבנה בית עולמים יצאת ירושלים שנאמר (כי בחר ה בציון) ...
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If your goal is specifically studying Torah to examine accurate English Translations printed below the Hebrew Text, you could research Schottenstein's Interlinear Pentateuch by Artscroll. If your ...
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Who are the Lions of Ariel?

Per the OP's request, a translation of Radak's commentary on the term: את שני אריאל מואב. כתרגומו ית תרין רברבי מואב והיא מלה מורכבת מן ארי ומן אל וארי יש לו גבורה ואל הוא לשון חוזק ואעפ"י שהיה ...
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Verse corresponding to name

I have read about 'personal verse' read before the Amidah. The custom I am familiar with is to recite it at the end of the 'Amidah by the יהיו לרצון. What is a verse reference that connects with ...
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Does the fact that "Elohim" is plural indicate that parts of the Tanakh hearken from a pre-Jewish polytheistic culture?

Different names of G-d are used to reflect different aspects. The Name Elo'him refers to דין judgment. By it's nature דין is multiplicity. This is consistent with the word being used elsewhere in ...
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Why Yehoshua **Bin** Nun and not Yehoshua **Ben** Nun

Meleches Hakodesh points out that this [Moshe laying not one but both hands on Yehoshua] is probably the reason why Yehoshua is the only person in Scripture who is termed bin w a shirik (see v. 18), ...
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Did two and half tribes settled across the Jordan bring Bikkurim?

As a question of actual history, this is hard if not impossible to answer. In terms of standing halakhah however, it accords with the Hakhamim and not R. Yosi ha-Gelili. As the Rambam wrote in his ...
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