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I also think (as in the previous comment) that it is meaningless to speak of the gender of God And it is unwise, in many cases, to try and equate grammatical gender with actual gender. The word for "spirit" is grammatically feminine in the Hebrew, and grammatically neuter in the Greek, but this tells us nothing at all about the actual gender of the Holy ...


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What these verses imply is that, whatever “image of God” implies, sex is irrelevant. In the Jewish view, since God has no physical form at all, it is meaningless to speak of His sex. The various Hebrew words that translate as “God” all have masculine grammatical gender. (The word for “spirit”, ruach, has feminine gender though, so the “spirit of God” which ...


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The seed in the parable is the word of God, that is, the message. Compare this parable to the Parable of the Sower which occurs immediately above this parable in the same chapter (Matthew 13) and includes an explanation of the parable. Matt 13:3-4 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he ...


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There are many ways to determine the quantity of occurrences of a particular phrase in the Bible. The way I often do it is: Go to www.blueletterbible.org. You will see a box under "Bible Dictionary/ Search." Within quotes, type in the word or phrase you would like to search for. For example: "God of Israel." This will yield results for that exact phrase. ...


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It is because the gentile woman addresses Jesus as the Son of David. David was a shepherd who became the great king of Israel. Jesus as the Son of David indicates His being a shepherd and also king of Israel. As the Son of David, the shepherd and king of Israel, Jesus can't help this gentile woman. This title is reserved only for the Israelites as seen in ...


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Gen 18:1 would indicate that this is a theophany. Genesis 18:1 Then the LORD (יהוה)appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. יהוה is Yahweh (Jehovah) see for example: יְהֹוָה Jehovah, pr. name of the supreme God (הָאֱלֹהִים) amongst the Hebrews. [Gesenius, W., & ...


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The context is that Miriam and Aaron were gossiping about Moses. God intervenes and tells them that unlike other prophets, including Miriam and Aaron, to whom he speaks via dreams, God speaks to Moses while he is awake and they have entire conversations. Of course, he does not literally speak with him face to face, as God does not have such a face that a ...


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A Puritan Answer This answer is an attempt at an exposition of a comment that Richard Sibbes makes in his book Josiah's Reformation: God doth always hear, though he seemeth not to hear sometimes, to increase our importunity. Christ heard the woman of Canaan at first; but yet, to increase her importunity, he gave her the repulse and denial, and with the ...


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I suggest you think of the term Godhead as personhood. As commenter davidbrainerd observed, an ME variant is godhood. We might, for example, say of someone: "She is secure in her personhood." In other words, she is confident in who she is as a person--her personality, temperament, strengths, weaknesses, physical and intellectual attributes, and so on. ...


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God's gender is not measured by the flesh. When God needed to use a masculine description of self, then that is what God did; same as feminine, and neutered. In a VERY loose regards, you can see that God uses masculine description when showing strength, power, and authority. Feminine when showing compassion, comfort, and love. Neutered when calling about ...


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From my comments here: What the ‘Early Church Parents’ said about God’s gender | Catholic Herald: What does the Church teach?CCC 370 In no way is God in man's image. He is neither man nor woman. God is pure spirit in which there is no place for the difference between the sexes. But the respective "perfections" of man and woman reflect something of the ...


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Manuscripts p66 and p75, and codices Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, and Alexandrianus at John 4:24a show the Greek wording ΠΝΕΥΜΑΟΘΕΟΣ (πνευμα ο θεος / spirit the supreme deity) in full or abbreviated form. And since there's no indefinite article ("a") in biblical Greek (and of the English language renderings you cited), the NASB and NIV renderings in English are ...


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In context, Paul is talking about Christ crucified (1:23), i.e. a submission to shameful death which surely looked too "weak" to be the activity of God. And yet this "weakness" is stronger than men's strength, because through it God conquered sin and death.



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