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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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Is Romans 8:3 compatible with 1 John 4:3?

Is Romans 8:3 compatible with 1 John 4:3? Rom 8:3 for what the law was not able to do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, His own Son having sent in the likeness of sinful flesh, and ...
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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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In Philippians 1:6, what is the “good action”?

I have heard this verse used in support of the notion that "salvation" is the "good action" and the verse is affirming monergism: Php 1:6 I am convinced of this, that the one who began a good ...
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What is the final clause of Psalm 42:5 actually saying?

Psalm 42:5 (and 42:11) vary greatly in English translations with regard to how they deal with the last clause. Is there no way to be sure what it is saying? What are the issues in rendering this ...
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Did Jesus pattern promises to the church of Philadelphia after those in Exodus 6:6-7?

A traditional Jewish Passover meal incorporated four cups, one for each of the promises the LORD made before He brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt: Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the ...
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Is He “who searches hearts” the Holy Spirit or the Father (Romans 8:27)?

My question is a bit two-fold. It's regarding the proper understanding of Romans 8:26-27, specifically verse 27. Recently, I've come to disagree with many commentator's understanding of this passage. ...
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Why is “Mitzrayim” translated “Egypt”?

I stumbled across this book trailer in my Facebook feed. The author says that the Israelites were never slaves in Egypt but Mitzrayim. So according to him Mitzrayim and Egypt are different lands. ...
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How can the number of names of Jesus's genealogy in Matthew 1 equal three times fourteen? [duplicate]

Please actually read the question earlier then defining it as a duplicate. If its actually a duplicate, then OK, but if its not a duplicate please do not come to that conclusion by simply seeing the ...
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What is the correct understanding of 1 Kings 8:8?

The King James: And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day. (KJV) ...
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The tree of knowledge [closed]

Why did God plant the tree of knowledge within Adam and Eve's reach if it was forbidden? Was he testing choices or their obedience?
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In Acts 10:42, why does BDAG suggest a nominative argument to ὁρίζω?

In Acts 10:42, why does BDAG suggest a nominative argument to ὁρίζω?: (GNT-V) και παρηγγειλεν ημιν κηρυξαι τω λαω και διαμαρτυρασθαι οτι Aουτος TSBαυτος εστιν ο ωρισμενος υπο του θεου κριτης ...
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Is Plato's “father creator” the god of Christianity? [closed]

Plato's Timaeus.... When the father creator saw the creature which he had made moving and living, the created image of the eternal (aidos: imperceptible) gods, he rejoiced, and in his joy ...
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What are the idols and who are the little children?

The letter of 1 John comes to what seems to be an abrupt ending. Yet in the context of the entire letter is examined, the ending seems to be purposeful : Chapter 1 - Introudction My little ...
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In Psalm 1:6, what is the function of “know” and “way”?

In Psalm 1:6, what is the function of "know" and "way"? Psa 1:6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. "Know" seems to be place opposite to "shall ...
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About the Greek grammar in Matthew 19:4-5, 8

I have two questions about the Greek grammar in the divorce teachings in Matthew 19 and Mark 10. (1) In Matthew 19:5, the phrase "and said" (καὶ εἶπεν) appears before the quotation of Genesis 2:24. ...
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Is Acts 1:18 alluding to Isaiah 51:14-15?

Is Acts 1:18 alluding to Isaiah 51:14-15? English Standard Version Acts 1:18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle ...
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Is Luke 2:25 alluding to Isaiah 57:18 LXX?

Is Luke 2:25 alluding to Isaiah 57:18 LXX? English Standard Version Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the ...
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Is Luke 2:12 alluding to Isaiah 7:14?

Is Luke 2:12 alluding to Isaiah 7:14? New International Version Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. ...
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In Matthew 1:21-23, why is Jesus not named “Emmanuel”?

In Matthew 1:21-23, why is Jesus not named "Emmanuel"?: Mat 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." Mat 1:22 All this took ...
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In Matthew 1:1, what is the function of Βίβλος?

In Matthew 1:1, what is the function of Βίβλος? Westcott and Hort / [NA27 variants] ΒΙΒΛΟΣ γενέσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ υἱοῦ Δαυεὶδ / Δαυὶδ υἱοῦ Ἀβραάμ. The NIV omits it: New International ...
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What is the evidence that Daniel was composed entirely in Aramaic?

Another question asked why a section running from Ch. 2 - Ch. 7 of Daniel is written in Aramaic rather than in Hebrew like the rest of the book. One of the answers pointed out that some have theorized ...
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Genesis Flood Compared/Contrasted with Atrahasis & Gilgamesh? [duplicate]

Being the theologians that you are, I'm sure many of you are very well aware of the extra-biblical accounts pertaining to the Great Deluge. It's quite fascinating to read these other ancient sources ...
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If Jesus was perfect and also God how did he Become Perfect and Learn Obedience? [duplicate]

If Jesus never sinned and was fully God then how do we understand the scripture that states he 'increased in wisdom', 'became perfect', and 'learned obedience'? Luke 2: 52 And Jesus increased in ...

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