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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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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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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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