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Does Genesis 1:1-2 describe a preexistent abyss? [closed]

Does Genesis 1:1-2 describe a preexistent abyss covered with preexistent darkness or is it describing an initial creation prior to the seven days? And was the land just below the surface of the deep, ...
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In Luke 22:42, how many wills are there?

We know that it was the will of God (Jesus' father, "the God and father of our lord Jesus Christ") that Jesus taste death for every man: KJV 1Jn_4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but ...
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In Matthew 27:46, what did Jesus mean by referring to God as “**my** God”?

In Matthew 27:46, what did Jesus mean by referring to God as "my God"?: Mat 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My ...
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Is this the description of a Dragon?

Job 40:15-20: “Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox. Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly. He makes his tail stiff like a ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:10-12 how precarious does Paul want the saints to understand their situation be?

Paul writes: 1Co 10:10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 1Co 10:11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our ...
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In Luke 1:41 why does Luke say that Elizabeth was *filled* with πνευματος αγιου? [closed]

Does the verb επλησθη suggest a quantity of a substance rather than a person taking up residence?: Luk 1:41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And ...
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Is Satan the master of music?

Many argue that Satan is the master of music, referencing the KJV, NKJV and others, of Ezekiel 28:13 "the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast ...
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Are Deuteronomy 32 and 33 a continuous thought and pertaining to the identical referent?

Are Deuteronomy 32 and 33 a continuous thought and pertaining to the identical referent? The tone and content of chapter 32 is so hateful and abhorrent toward "Jeshurun" but chapter 33 is so positive ...
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Did Chrysostom's Text Say a “Double Sabbath” was One Day? or Two?

Related: - What does sabbaton deuteroproton in Luke 6:1 refer to? - Do Idioms Used in the Crucifixion Narrative Resolve the "3 Day/3 Night" Objections? 1. Question: Homilies on ...
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What does Patterns of Elohim followed by Singular Words like in Genesis 1:1 really mean?

There are claims that ancient Torah isn't a monotheistic text. I looked at Genesis 1:1. We have this famous pattern of elohim (plural of eloah) followed by singular verb. This is related to Why is ...
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What does the translation “God enhanced Jesus” mean in Philippians 2:9 (Wycliffe Bible)?

9 For which thing God enhanced him, and gave to him a name that is above all name; [For which thing and God enhanced him, and gave to him a name that is above all names;] Philippians 2:9 ...
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Hebrews 12:2 - Any Other Translations For “Enduring” the Cross?

Question In Hebrews 12:2, are there any alternate translation choices for endured, (ὑπομένω) -- that connote "Firmly Resolved to Face", as in the sense of bearing down to face a profound challenge -- ...
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What does everything being vanity mean in Ecclesiastes 1?

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. — Ecclesiasites 1:2, KJV 2000 What is its literal meaning, in context?
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What is the New Covenant referenced during the Last Supper?

In Luke 22:20 during the Last Supper, why is the cup of wine (Jesus blood) referred to as the New Covenant? What was the Old Covenant?
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Was Jesus named after the eighth day of his birth?

In Luke 2:21 it says: "And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb." Is this verse suggesting ...
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Does God care for oxen?

In I Corinthians, Paul seems to argue that it is unreasonable to think that a precept of the law that ostensibly deals with the care of oxen actually is written out of care for oxen, but it is instead ...
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What are possible historical interpretations of John 1:1?

This question is inspired by a question about the proper translation of John 1:1.1 There are lengthy debates on how to translate the Johanine prologue properly.2 This is not about that debate. Based ...
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John: A lack of “wisdom” in Wisdom literature?

In a series of lecture videos on The Gospel of John, Ben Witherington III proposes to treat the gospel along the lines of wisdom literature. He says: It’s my view that one of the things that makes ...
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Does Isaiah 63:17 suggest that humans, only have a certain amount of “free will”? [closed]

I am reading in the Old Testament (NIV) from the book of Isaiah chapter 63:17 where it is written, Isaiah 63:17 Why,O Lord do you make us wander from your ways and harden our hearts so that ...
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What is the context of 'begat' in Genesis 5:32?

Genesis 5:32 (KJV): And Noah was five hundred years old and Noah begat Shem, Ham and Japheth This verse mentions Noah being five hundred years old and gaining three sons; does this indicated Shem, ...
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Who was recording Jesus prayer? Mat 26

Does anyone have an idea who may be recording Jesus prayer in The Garden of Gethsemane (Mat 26:36-44)? I mean,Jesus three disciples were sleeping. One friend asked me this question some weeks ago and ...
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Was the older brother in Luke 15 intended to be portrayed as a slave?

I'm wondering whether, in the story of the Prodigal / Lost Son(s), Jesus probably intended the older brother to think of himself as a slave. This is for multiple reasons: V29: he says he has been ...
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The Statue of Daniel 2 Breaking?

Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time... Daniel 2:35a In every version I read, except for the NIV, I find that all four parts of the ...
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conformance of Acts with Pauline epistles

If an early (or possibly orthodox) date for the authorship of the Pauline epistles is posited (ie 50-60 CE), and a late date for Luke-Acts is simultaneously preferred (ie 100-125 CE), how is the ...
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How much older than Shem was his father Noah?

At first it seems clear that Noah was 500 years older than Shem. Gen 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (KJV) However, if we calculate from a ...
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Exodous 24:7: what's the context?

What is the importance of Exodus 24:7? "All that the lord has said we will do and do obediently", but there has got to be more. Where were they? What were they doing? What happened after?
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Abraham’s 3 visitors’ Knowledge

Gn 18:1-33 Gn 18:1-15 Twice in a few verses Sarah hears “about this time next year” she’ll have a son. She first overhears the talking visitor tell Abraham that, and she laughs to herself at the ...
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New King James translation of Psalm 84: 5

Is the translation to 'pilgrimage' in Psalm 84: 5 acceptable as in the New King James Bible. Other translations do not seem to use the word and Dake's Annotated has a completely different meaning. ...
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How should the ending of 2 Peter 2:11 read?

Related to this question, I noticed that the ending of 2 Peter 2:11 is translated respectively by the NIV and ESV as "from the Lord" and "before the Lord." From what I can tell this seems to be owing ...
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Were offices given to produce “unity of the faith” or to hold things in place until Christ comes and gives it to us?

Eph 4.11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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German Lauguage [migrated]

I saw that Dan had mentioned that some of the best works on understanding the bible is written in German. (I am putting it into my own words somewhat. )Could someone direct me to that information?

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