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The Greek name Abel (Ἅβελ) is one of the indeclinable proper names in the NT. So it can have a nominative, genitive, dative, or accusative idea with the same form. Other NT mentions of Abel in context of his blood have it in a genitive relationship, but clearly as part of a construction using the genitive article and in one case a genitive apposition: Mat ...


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Twice elsewhere the author of the epistle to the Hebrews uses a genitive construct wherein he does not precede the proper name by a definite article: Heb. 9:4: ἡ ῥάβδος Ἀαρὼν ("the rod of Aaron") Heb. 11:30: τὰ τείχη Ἰεριχὼ ("the walls of Jericho") Likewise, in Heb. 12:24, τὸν Ἅβελ could stand for τὸν αἷμα Ἅβελ, where Ἅβελ is an indeclinable proper name ...


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Attempted Stoning Indicates More than a Claim to Unity of Purpose or Will In John 10:30, what did the Lord Jesus Christ mean when he said, "I and my Father are one"? Perhaps the Lord Jesus Christ meant "I and my Father are one in purpose" or "I and my Father are one in will," but then, how does one explain the Jews' reaction after they heard his statement?...


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Functional oneness Virtually all modern commentators on John 10:30 take the position that the oneness immediately in view here is a functional oneness, or oneness of will, purpose, and action. D.A. Carson, The Gospel according to John: Verses 28–29 affirm that both the Father and the Son are engaged in the perfect preservation of Jesus’ sheep. Small ...


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John 10:30 (ESV) I and the Father are one. The sentence itself is vague. It doesn't tell us what kind of union they have. John 10:30 (Westcott and Hort 1881) ἐγὼ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἕν ἐσμεν. 1 Corinthians 3:8a (Westcott and Hort 1881) ὁ φυτεύων δὲ καὶ ὁ ποτίζων ἕν εἰσιν 1 Corinthians 3:8 has a similar phrase which shows us that it ...


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I would render 2 Timothy 2:25-26 as: 25 In humility, correcting those who oppose -- lest at some time God should give them a change of heart regarding the knowledge of the truth -- 26 that they might return to clarity of mind from the entrapment of the Devil, having been taken alive by him into his will. Details for verse 26: 2 Timothy 3:8-9, I ...



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