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Answer: μονογενοῦς is a compound of two parts, μονο and γένος, literally, "One Offspring/Kindred/Race ... However, given the contexts, and extant literature, it appears that this term has a specific connotation--a sense of Birthright and Inheritance, not necessarily the "only child." γένος, Greek: ...


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So in D.C. Parker's work An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and their Texts he states in his section on the Coptic version that The most extensive edition of the Coptic remain those of George Horner, in two series, published between 1898 and 1924. This was published in 2008, so unless someone knows of a more recent answer, I believe this ...


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The Greek text of John 14:2 according to the Textus Receptus (Stephanus, 1611) states: ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ τοῦ πατρός μου μοναὶ πολλαί εἰσιν εἰ δὲ μή εἶπον ἂν ὑμῖν πορεύομαι ἑτοιμάσαι τόπον ὑμῖν The word in question is μοναὶ (monai). It is the nominative plural declension of the feminine-gender, root noun μονή (monē). The noun μονή and its various declensions ...


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From here it says that the Archaic definition of the word "mansion" was "an abode or dwelling place". The definition of the English word "mansion" has simply changed over time. This verse is therefore more accurately translated to modern readers in the NABRE translation as "mansion" here does not mean "a large estate" as the word would tend to indicate in ...



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