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The phrase πάντες οἱ προφῆται = pantes hoi prophētai ("all the prophets") is distinctively and only used in the writings by Luke: Luke 11:50; 13:28; 24:27; Acts 3:18; and here in the verse of interest, Acts 10:43. Otherwise, the phrase occurs in the Greek Bible only in the LXX accounts associated with Elijah and Elisha in 1-2 Kings and 2 Chronicles. With ...


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The New American Bible, in note 4 to 2 Kings chapter 3, does initially attribute this triumph to the god Chemosh. However, the New American Bible then suggests an alternative, monotheistic explanation, which inevitably recognises the polytheistic beliefs of the early Israelites and their belief in the efficacy of child sacrifice: The wrath against ...


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The context of the passage points to the second beast. Chapter 13 begins with the beast who comes up out of the sea (ἐκ τῆς θαλάσσης θηρίον ἀναβαῖνον). However, the subject changes to 'another beast' in v. 11, who was 'coming up from the earth' (ἄλλο θηρίον ἀναβαῖνον ἐκ τῆς γῆς). It is within the context of this second beast where discussion of its number ...


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Text Exodus 1:6-22 (ESV): 6 Then Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation. 7 But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them. 8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, “Behold, the ...


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A close examination of scripture reveals Rachael's death and burial location as falling short of reaching Ephrath. Jacob made mention of this: Gen 48:7 As for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died beside me in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (also ...


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Establishing What is Being Stated The first thing to be established is the meaning of Act 10:43. Note that additional verse references, unless otherwise noted, are also from Acts chapter 10. The text I believe to do this, one must at least consider as well v.42. The Greek text with my interlinear translation (largely following the NKJV) is: 42 Καὶ ...


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It is highly unlikely Hosea is using a literary device. First, there were two real golden calves in Israel the people worshipped. When the nation divided, Jeroboam, the first king of Israel made two golden calves: Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are ...


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Background A priest, Joshua, and a kingly figure, Governor Zerubbabel build a temple. They foreshadow the building of a temple to come, a temple not made by human hands. This future temple is a collaborative effort involving a future Joshua and an individual known as the Branch. Zerubbabel is a foreshadowing of the Branch. After construction is complete, ...


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Abel performed a prophetic act by bringing a lamb to offer to God centuries before God gave the Law that required it. Abel knew the promise to his parents, of a Savior coming, would require that His sinless God would have to come as a Lamb, long before the prophets who prophesied it more clearly with words and metaphors. Abel was a forerunner as were all ...


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Tau's answer explains why the antichrist may be synonymous with the man of lawlessness and the beast described in Revelation 13. I would add to that as the question also asks: Are there any reasons to believe they are not the same? There are some reasons to believe they are not the same. First, the term antichrist is not used anywhere other than 1 and ...


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The "Beast" and the Antichrist have been interpreted as being one in the same because from the days of the Early Church Fathers, they have been considered as one and the same. Even prior to the writing of Revelations, the Apostle Paul says,(2 Thess. 2:8-9 KJV) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his ...


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I think part of this requires knowledge of the semantics and rhetoric, both used in the original and by the translators into English. This may just be amplificative repetition, with 'dreams' and 'visions' being substantive synonyms varied for style. On the other hand, a difference is that 'dreams' are sleeping and 'visions' are waking, with a potential ...


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Backround of Zech. 8:23 Zechariah 8:23 is a prophetic passage; Zechariah prophesied to the post-exile Jews during the reign of Darius the Great(522-486BC). The call to come back and inhabit Jerusalem had already been given by Cyrus the Persian in 538BC; Ezra the Scribe had led the 1st group of captives back which included Jeshua, son of Jozedak and ...


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The Idea in Brief The passage is to be understood in its plain and normal sense. That is, the handmaiden of Rachel was Bilhah, who had borne sons to Jacob on behalf of Rachel. She was thus the surrogate mother of children to Jacob on behalf of Rachel. (Rachel later had her own biological children, Joseph and Benjamin.) When Rachel died at the birth of ...


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The text at hand is as follows: The transliterated phrase is literally "for not-salem (שָׁלֵ֛ם) avon (עֲוֹ֥ן) the Amorites yet is here", and so the meaning really hinges on those words salem and awon. Salem / שָׁלֵ֛ם / 8003 This is essentially an adjective form of 'shalom', applying a concept of wholeness, fullness or completeness to its paired noun. ...


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The Douay-Rheims Bible - slightly older than the KJV, renders the passage as such: 2Ki 3:27 Then he took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall: and there was great indignation in Israel, and presently they departed from him, and returned into their own country. It may seem odd to say ...


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The Hebrew text does not contain a word that must be translated "divine", but instead "גָּד֥וֹל", which is often translated as "great", for example in Genesis 4:13. My punishment is too great to bear! The sacrifice of the King's heir caused an outburst of great anger from the Moabite soldiers who fought fiercely due to the King's sacrifice and drove ...


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You should note that when this verse says that those Scriptures are fulfilled, this does not necessarily mean that a prophecy was made and now carried out. Fulfillment is not always about prophecy. Sometimes fulfillment is about character being brought out again in its fullness. The same God who, in all of His goodness, cared for David as expressed in ...


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those verses do not mention the Messiah they are just understood to be a reference to the Messiah. The Messiah in Judaism simply means a person anointed to fulfill a purpose outlined in the Jewish Bible. For instance Cyrus the Persian was called Moshiach in Isaiah 45.1. In the context of the star prophesy, a warrior-king shall arise from within Israel and be ...


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This passage should be read within the context of both Psalms 72:8 and Numbers 24:19 because both verses use the word "dominion" (V'yared) and only Moshiach (Messiah) will have "dominion" from "the River to the ends of the earth" as David says in Psalms 72:8, May his empire stretch from sea to sea, from the [Euphrates] River to the ends of the earth. ...



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