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hello =- i would like to know if the kenites in the book of judges were jews or was mixing with them against God's commands.

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In Genesis 15:19 (the first mention of the Kenites), the Bible says that these peoples were inhabitants of the land promised Abraham (called Abram at this time).  They are also mentioned in Numbers 24:21; 1 Samuel 15, 27, and 30; and 1 Chronicles 2; as well as the passage in Judges 4.  These passages indicate that the Kenites were not part of Israel but they did intermarry with the Israelites.  In Judges 4, we see that the Kenites were allies and supported Deborah in the battle against Sisera.  There was also a relationship to Moses by marriage.  There is no indication that these relationships (as allies and in marriage) were against God's commands.

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Using the Bible as my primary source and references in support of it, I am willing to answer questions on subjects from the Old and New Testaments. My faith is based on biblical Christianity and fundamental views from the Bible. I cannot answer questions about specific sects or religious organizations nor can I address religions outside biblical Christianity. As a Christian for over 40 years, I have studied many aspects of the Christian faith. My particular interests are in creation and the natural processes of the world around us and how they fit with the biblical record. I believe that all Scripture is inspired by God. I believe that there are no contradictions in the Bible and that the Bible is complete in telling us as individuals how we should relate to God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit; our purpose on earth; and how we should live. Greek lauguage study has helped me gain additional insight into the New Testament but most of my reference work is done in English and, to a lesser degree, German.

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Formal study includes Greek language. I am a layman without a theological degree. Training has come from sitting under the ministry of excellent Bible teachers for my entire adult life, personal study, and selected courses. Secular educational background includes an undergraduate engineering degree, graduate work in engineering and business, and advanced courses in business and theology.

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