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A city is an instance of an environment for people to live, specifically the instance suitable for a large number of people. It can also mean the environment plus the people who inhabit it, or even just the people. God had promised Abraham that God Himself would build out of him a people who will be blessed and made great ("I will make you a great nation, ...


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This verse may refer to Jewish food laws, however the following verses provide some context that could refer to the Mosaic sacrificial banquets, as we see in the New American Bible footnote to Hebrews 13:9: Strange teaching: this doctrine about foods probably refers to the Jewish food laws; in view of Hebrews 13:10, however, the author may be thinking of ...


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I believe this phrase should be translated: "Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] a son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by (δι': because of) whom also he made the worlds (ages)." According to Thayer's Lexicon, δι᾽ means: "through, on account of, by reason of, for the sake of, because of" Note that the concordances say δι' ...


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I think that your relating this verse to Revelation 21:2-3 is correct and is supported in what is written further in the Epistle: Hebrews 13:14 (KJV 1900) For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. The late Orthodox Archbishop Dmitry Royster comments: The Apostle now gives us the key to Abraham's understanding of the ...



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