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In Acts 21:4 - What does “Through the Spirit” Mean?

Closely Related To: - Does Luke show Agabus as errant in his prophecy in Acts 21? - In Scripture - Was Prophecy That was Spoken in Good Faith, ever Corrected? 1. Question - A Word Study Request, ...
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What is “a sprinkling of blood” in 1 Peter 1:2

κατὰ (according to) πρόγνωσιν (foreknowledge) Θεοῦ (of God) Πατρός (Father) ἐν (by) ἁγιασμῷ (a sanctification) Πνεύματος (of spirit) εἰς (into) ὑπακοὴν (obedience) καὶ (and) ῥαντισμὸν (a sprinkling) ...
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Why depict the messiah by Cyrus, a Gentile despot?

Isaiah 45:1 [KJV] begins: Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus... Cyrus is a GENTILE emperor and who typifies Christ, since 'the two-leaved gates' and that 'the gates shall not be shut' ...
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Historically, How was “Word of Knowledge” Understood?

Closely Related To: - In Scripture - Was Prophecy That was Spoken in Good Faith, ever Corrected? 1. Question - Historical Interpretation : Historically1, how was "Words of Knowledge" understood? ...
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What does it mean in Bible when God says to a prophet “I will let none of your words fall to the ground”? [duplicate]

How does this work when God says to a prophet that he "will not let any of his or her words fall to the ground"? Does it mean that God backs up anything the prophet says because God has called him or ...
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Did the twelve neglect the command of Matthew 28:19 to “go”?

Did the twelve neglect the command of Matthew 28:19 to "go"? Or was Jesus just saying to not discriminate on the basis of nationality? According to Acts, Paul is the only one who "went" while the 12 ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:1, what does Paul mean by γνωρίζω?

In 1 Corinthians 15:1, what does Paul mean by γνωρίζω? New International Version Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on ...
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How are we to understand 1 Cor. 15:50?

1 Cor. 15:50(KJV) says, "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." Is Paul saying those that are "flesh ...
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What does it mean in Genesis 1:2 and Jeremiah 4:23 when they refer to the earth as void?

Genesis 1:2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep..... AND Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; And the heavens, ...
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Oshea' changed to Joshua, why not Ephraim to Judah? Tribe matters in things messianic. Is the two messiah theory correct after all? [on hold]

1.Psalm 108:8..Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver 2.Genesis 49:10..The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until {i} Shiloh come; ...
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Is the author of Psalm 6:4-5 not expecting an afterlife?

Is the author of Psalm 6:4-5 not expecting an afterlife?: ISV Psa 6:4 Return, LORD, save my life! Deliver me, because of your gracious love. Psa 6:5 In death, there is no memory of you. Who ...
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Does Hebrews 7:12 say that the Law has changed?

μετατιθεμένης (being changed) γὰρ (indeed) τῆς (the) ἱερωσύνης (priesthood) ἐξ (from out) ἀνάγκης (of a necessity) καὶ (and) νόμου (of a law) μετάθεσις (a change) γίνεται (takes place) The KJV says: ...
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Does Hebrews 2:3 exclude an apostle from writing Hebrews?

εἰ (if) γὰρ (indeed) ὁ (the) δι’ (through) ἀγγέλων (messangers) λαληθεὶς (having been spoken) λόγος (word) ἐγένετο (was) βέβαιος (firm), καὶ (and) πᾶσα (all) παράβασις (transgression) καὶ (and) ...
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Proverbs 8:22-31. Woman Wisdom personification or actual divine being?

In Proverbs 8:22-31, a figure known as "Woman Wisdom" is described as being present when God was creating the world. Obviously, "Woman Wisdom" serves as a great personification to teach about the ...
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What is the significance of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel?

Two of the patriarchs have their named changed. Abram becomes Abraham and Jacob becomes Israel: Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many ...
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In Amos 9:13 - What does “The Plowman will Overtake the Reapers” Mean?

1. The Text : NAS, Amos 9:13 - When the plowman will overtake [וְנִגַּ֤שׁ] the reaper ... 2. Question, A Word-Study : These are at least two very different understandings of "overtake" in ...
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In Genesis 24:9, is putting one's hand under the thigh symbolic or a euphemism?

In Genesis 24:9, is putting one's hand under the thigh symbolic or a euphemism?: Gen_24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that ...
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In Hebrews 13:9, is the author saying that kosher laws are useless and pointless?

In To the Hebrews 13:9, is the author saying that kosher laws are useless and pointless? Heb 13:9 Stop being carried away by all kinds of unusual teachings, for it is good that the heart be ...
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In 1 Timothy 4:4-5 is “Paul” saying, for example, that if you eat pig or crawfish but give thanks then they will not harm you?

In 1 Timothy 4:4-5 is "Paul" saying, for example, that if you eat pig or crawfish but give thanks then they will not harm you?: 1Ti 4:4 For everything God created is good, and nothing should be ...
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Does the Greek word ψυχή ever mean 'mind' in the sense we 21st century use the word 'mind'?

Is there a context in the Septuagint or NT where ψυχή is used in the sense of 'mind' the way we use it today? If there were none, then, what does it exactly mean in both the LXX and the NT? What we ...
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Does the New Testament ever condone violence?

There are several passages in the New Testament like Matthew 5:38-39: You have heard that it was said, "Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth." But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone ...
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Does Proverbs 16:9 say that God has determined every move mankind makes?

"A man's heart deviseth (יחשב: considers, thinks about) his way: but YHVH directeth (יכין: establishes, sets up, appoints) his steps. Proverbs 16:9 Does Proverbs 16:9 say that God has determined ...
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In Hebrews 1:2, what is the meaning of the phrase «δι᾽ οὗ καὶ τοὺς αἰῶνας ἐποίησεν»?

What is meant by the phrase "through whom also he created the world." in Hebrews 1:2? This phase seems to say that Jesus had an active role in creation. I would appreciate some clarification as to the ...
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What does γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ (born from out of God) mean in 1 John 3:9 and 5:4?

"Whosoever is born (γεγεννημένος) of (ἐκ: out from) God (τοῦ Θεοῦ) doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born (γεγεννημένος) of (ἐκ: out from) God (τοῦ ...
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Elisha Casting the ax head 2 Kings 6:1-7 [duplicate]

Why did Elisha Caused an ax head to float On 2 Kings 6:1-7?
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Who is the maid in Proverbs 30:19?

Three verses from Proverbs 30 run as follows: [18] There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: [19] (1) The way of an eagle in the air; (2) the way of a ...
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Do source-criticism scholars think the doctrine of Atonement originated after the Crucifixion?

One of the major arguments that secular scholars give the historicity of Jesus is that if Paul or someone else was making up the story of Jesus out of whole cloth, they would not make up the detail ...
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“In A Beginning” vs. “In THE beginning”? Different implications?

Possibly the most famous phrase in the Hebrew Bible is: "In the beginning." Anyone can recite it without ever having read the Hebrew Bible. But is that the accurate translation? With a background in ...
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Why Paul does not use the word disciple to describe Christians?

I am surprised and don't understand why Paul does not use the word disciple but rather saint, brother or believer despite Jesus commanding to make disciples of all nations.
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Jesus said Θεέ μου before He died and Jesus said Θεόν μου after He rose. What is the difference?

Matthew (NKJV): And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (27:46) Matthew (USB5): περὶ δὲ ...
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Luke 5:39- KJV “bottles” vs. NKJV “winskins”?

WHY does King James Version use word "bottles " in Luke 5:39 and not wine skins?
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Is the letter 1 John patterned after Revelation 2 and 3?

The letter of 1 John contains a unique structure: 12 I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13 I write to you, fathers, Because you ...
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In Phil 2:7, what does εν ομοιωματι ανθρωπων γενομενος mean?

In Phil 2:7, what does εν ομοιωματι ανθρωπων γενομενος mean? Is it "made", "became" or "born"?: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 variants] ἀλλὰ ἑαυτὸν ἐκένωσεν μορφὴν δούλου λαβών, ἐν ὁμοιώματι ...
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What kinds of marriages is Paul addressing in the New Testament?

Throughout the new testament, Paul makes several teachings in regards to marriage, premarital sex and virginity. For example, in 1 Corinthians 7:1-6 (NET): Now with regard to the issues you wrote ...
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Why are the four gospel accounts of the empty tomb so different and how do we reconcile them?

The four accounts of the empty tomb seem to differ as follows: Matthew 28:1-8 says that when the two women, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, went to visit the tomb, there was an earthquake and an ...
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In Zechariah 12:10-14, why do the men and women mourn separately?

In Zechariah 12:10-14, why do the men and women mourn separately?: ESV Zechariah 12:10-14 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and ...
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Who is the son of man in Matthew 8:20?

"And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the ...
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Who is the son of man in Luke 18:31?

"Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he ...
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In Philippians 2:8, to whom was Jesus obedient/submissive?

In Philippians 2:8, to whom was Jesus obedient/submissive? Php 2:8 and in fashion having been found as a man, he humbled himself, having become obedient/submissive unto death--death even of a ...
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In Philippians 2:8, what does “in fashion having been found as a man” mean?

In Philippians 2:7, 2:8, what does it mean that Jesus was "found in fashion as a man"? ISV Php 2:7 but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been ...
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In Philippians 2:7, what does “the form of a servant” mean?

In Philippians 2:7, what does "the form of a servant" mean?: YLT Php 2:5 For, let this mind be in you that is also in Christ Jesus, Php 2:6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not ...
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Does Philippians 2:7, 2:8 mean that Jesus was not fully human?

Does Philippians 2:7, 2:8 mean that Jesus was not fully human? ISV Php 2:7 but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been made, Php 2:8 and in ...
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Who is the son of man in Matthew 16:13?

"When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that [I] the Son of man [am] is? And they said, Some say [that thou art] John the Baptist: ...
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Romans 9:27 vs Revelation 14:3 vs 11:26: How many Jews will be saved?

Romans 9:27 vs Revelation 14:3 vs 11:26: How many Jews will be saved? Will it be only a few?: Rom 9:27 Isaiah also calls out concerning Israel, "Although the descendants of Israel are as ...
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Is Isaiah 52:14 saying that the servant would be horribly disfigured beyond which any human had been or ever will?

Is Isaiah 52:14 saying that the servant would be horribly disfigured beyond which any human had been or ever will?: ISV Isa 52:14 Just as many were astonished at you—so was he marred in his ...
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Who is the son of man in Matthew 9:6?

"And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, ...
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Who or what will the saints reign over in Revelation?

Thoughout Revelation, it is said that "they [the saints] will reign." For example: Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them,...
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Who is the son of man in John 9:35?

In John chapter 9, there is a man that has been blind from birth. He had never seen anything in his life. Yeshua anoints the man's eyes with clay, and then tells him to wash in the pool of Siloam. The ...
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When does the soul depart the Body like in 2 Cor. 5:8

2 Corinthians 5:8 states: Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. When would the audience of 2 Corinthians have understood the soul to ...

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