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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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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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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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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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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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