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Old 03-13-2012, 04:37 PM
Simplicio Simplicio is offline
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Originally Posted by FinnAgain View Post
I wouldn't use the KJB as an authoritative source for the Tanakh. Just sayin'
Fair enough. But I get the same results with the English Standard Version. It uses "Assembly of the Lord" and that phrase is used in the same way as KJV uses "Congregation of the Lord". Assembly of the Lord seems to be an Israeli in good standing, like a "communicant" in the Catholic Church. So the ban seems to be on participation in the religious life of the community in general, not just becoming a priest or entering the temple.