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I will have to return to be more thorough, but what I've come to understand is that Genesis 1:6-8 is not an allusion to the natural world. I know there is this penchant that whenever something challenges, even obliterates our sense of narrative there is this tendency to shut down. But what I've come to understand about the first six days of creation, the ...


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I came to the same conclusion that the firmament mentioned in verses 6 through 8 are below men's feet but above a water and equally irritated by the fact that the same firmament is then later called heavens. I now believe that my concept of heaven was wrong as I somehow attributed it to a place somewhere above. If taken at face value, the passage indicates ...


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'The potter' being in the house of the Lord is not as strange as it may seem. Men of many different trades could be in the temple at any given time, whether offering their sacrifices or for other reasons. 12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers ...


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Throughout the Bible there are references to potters, pottery, and clay. According to this resource ( http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Clay ) there are at least 34 references in the Bible concerning these things. Among them of course is the verse you mention in your inquiry. According to the same resource the Matthew reference to Jeremiah reference ...


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Answer: David becomes Saul's armor bearer before he kills Goliath. Key Point: The question in 17:55-56 is not "who is he?" but "whose son is he?" And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell. And the king ...


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David had already had intimate acquaintance with Saul, when he became the king's armour bearer and then his personal musician. 1 Samuel 16:17-23: And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning ...


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Whether διαθήκης should be translated "covenant" or "testament" can probably be deferred to another discussion presuming we have no disagreement that what is in view is elsewhere referred to as "the new covenant". This is a covenant that God said that he would make with the houses of Israel and Judah: Jer_31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, ...


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History The Hebrew and Greek terms for 'messenger' do have this natural overlap, and can cause contention in translation. The Latin Vulgate was the first translation which tried to separate the word into divine and human, by transliterating the Greek term αγγελος to create the Latin angelus for divine messengers, and 'translating' it properly for human ...


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Roots As has been observed, the roots of υποστασεως are ὑπο + ἵστημι. ὑπο is a preposition which sits between the English equivalents of 'by' and 'under', and so can cover a range of meanings, e.g: Matthew 3:13 - Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized ὑπ’ him. Matthew 4:1 - Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness ...


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I contend the word is a reference to the "deep things" of God. The things that make Him immutable and immovable, and thus eminently trustworthy. ὑποστάσεως = ὑπο + ἵστημι, i.e. "underpinning stability" -- the Rock (Deuteronomy 32:4, 2 Samuel 22:47, Psalm 31:62, Psalm 62:7, Matthew 7:24-27, etc). Such deep things are only made understandable through the ...


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I wrote to Biblica, the outfit that produces the NIV and this was their (amazingly lame) response: On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 6:57 AM, Hans Combrink (East Asia) wrote: Dear Bill, The NIV translation team is very diligent in researching every occurrence. The notes document you refer to is given to illustrate the process, not to be a record of ...


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υποστασεως (hupostaseos) means essence (Septuagint NT Greek Interlinear) or substance (Strong's concordance). "who being the radiance of the glory, and impression of his essence..." (Heb.1:3 part, Septuagint NT Greek Interlinear). ὑπόστασις (hupostasis) is that which underlies the apparent and which therefore is the reality, the essence or the substance. ...


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The Greek word ἁρπαγμός is a noun denoting "to grasp at something" (source). This act of grasping can either be active or passive depending on the context.The active sense talks about "a thing to be taken" (res rapienda) while the passive sense talks about "a thing taken" (res rapta). Active To steal something by force (robbery). To snatch at (spoil). ...


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HARPAGMOS has also the meaning of "robbery." and is translated as such in some of the other versions. The NIV does not do the word justice in its modern translation, not did it do well in earlier versions. When reading the incarnation passages, (i.e. John 1:14 and such), something became vastly different at that point. Paul has the best possible ...


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The parallel passage and outside source can be referenced from Jesus and Abrahamic religion. In context it appears that the stones are creatures or beings. Using the metaphor of God's righteousness being like fire it may be that stones of fire are creatures of unrelenting righteousness. Parallel passage: "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, ...


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The living soul, while being spirit, it is a spirit that is tainted by our carnal nature. The soul then is made up of our spirit, which is the image of God, and our carnal nature. According to strong's lexicon, quickening of the spirit means; endued with new and greater powers of life; spiritual power to arouse and invigorate; to (re-)vitalize (literally or ...


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The mistranslation of this passage is a stronghold In order to understand this passage (and indeed, in order to understand Paul) it is necessary to tear down a "stronghold". What is a "stronghold"? It is a delusion of the mind that is, for the one deluded, so much of a "given" that they have no doubt and entertain no contradiction. Psychiatry distinguishes ...



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