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No, that doesn't suggest they were "Jewish Christians". Christians in the first century viewed themselves as Israel, continued and expanded -- the "true" Jews. Their Bible was the Hebrew Bible. They took responsibility for knowing the (OT) Scriptures. These were characteristics of the first-century Christian. And the Christians in these churches did know ...


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Let's simplify things and let the Bible interpret itself: After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, ...


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I emailed the Lockman Foundation regarding this question, and their editorial department responded, saying essentially: The simplest way to translate 4:1 is "the first voice which I heard" (not "had heard"). If "I heard" is the translation, it could theoretically be understood as not referring to 1:10-11. The translators thought that John was most likely ...


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Dispensational Hermeneutic “Consistently literal or plain interpretation is indicative of a dispensational approach to the interpretation of the Scriptures,” declared Charles Ryrie in 1965. This statement by Charles Ryrie, prefaces an article by Thomas Ice, succinctly states the "Dispensational Hermeneutic". He(Thomas Ice) goes on in further explanation, ...


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[Just to make my bias clear up front, I don't agree with the NASB's interpretation in this instance.] I don't know any of the NASB translators personally (I'm not famous or anything thankfully), so I don't know for sure why they interpreted this passage in this way. C. Stirling Bartholomew explained the most likely possibilities (in my opinion). I'm ...


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Rev. 1:10 I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet Rev. 4:1   After this I looked, and there in heaven a door stood open! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” Rev. 1:10 ἐγενόμην ἐν ...



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