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Faith has a variety of applications. For example it can be to believe something specific requiring discernment in each instance and it is used to denote the covenant of eternal inheritance in contrast to Sinai. When used with hope Paul is drawing on the deeply entrenched and traditional Rabbinic teaching of emunah and bitachon - faith and trust - a very ...


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The Aramaic word for "perfect" in Matthew 5:48 "Therefore become "perfect," just as your Father in heaven is perfect," is "gmeera." Besides meaning "perfect," gmeera also means "mature" or "inclusive" depending on the context. Looking back several verses to Matt 5:44, one finds, "But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless anyone who curses you...." So, based ...


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The Idea in Brief The area in question appears to be in the frontal abdominal area directly below the sternum--i.e., the so-called "gut." Discussion The Babylonian Talmud indicates that the "fifth rib" was the junction point of the gall bladder and liver. b. Sanhedrin 6:4n (Folio 49A) F. He said to him, “Now if at exactly the fifth rib he had ...


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As part of my secular job (I'm a Respiratory Therapist), I do EKG's (aka ECG's and cardiograms) on people. EKG leads V1-V6 are ventricular - the 2 larger pumping chambers of the bottom portion of the heart - leads. Lead V5 is placed in the left 5th intercostal space between the 5th & 6th (below the 5th and above the sixth) ribs, and would be most ...


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Does the Hebrew word “olam“ mean “forever”? Exodus 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. "for ever" = ‛ôlâm = aiōnios The Septuagint translates "olam" into "ainoios". This is not as helpful as one might ...


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The Idea in Brief The last section of Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar indicates that this specific verse contains aposiopesis, which provides for the awkward structure of the verse. That is, Jabez promises that the "if the Lord does (this and that) and..." and yet nonetheless the passage does NOT include any reference to what Jabez did in response to his vows. In ...


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The division of waters As v8 says the expanse in the 'heaven' we cannot take the expanse to refer to land. It is worth noting that some translations use the word 'sky' rather then 'Heaven' here. For example: NIB Genesis 1:8 God called the expanse "sky". And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day. NET Genesis 1:8 God called the ...


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Yes. The King James Bible (KJV) actually translates this as 'firmament', and the Catholic New American Bible (NAB) says 'dome' in Genesis 1:6-7: KJV: And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the ...


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Ἕλληνας or Hellene = Greeks. Ἑλληνιστάς refers to Hellenist, simply someone who is Greek in language and culture but was not from Greek ancestry (i.e. American Chinese who was born and has lived his/her whole life in the US). While some of the Hellenist might be of Jewish ancestry, some were not. This is consistent with the vision received by Peter in ...


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Lexicons frequently define παις in three senses: in relation to descent (son, daughter), age (young, e.g. infant, boy, girl), or ‘condition’ (slave, servant). The text of Matthew 8:5-13 does not clarify whether the ill person in the centurion’s household is a son or servant, but since Roman military were not allowed to marry, and the Jewish elders thought ...



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