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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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looking up waters in Hebrew I find the word was the 13th letter in Hebrew alphabet and the meaning has several related meanings waters / people /nations/languages and tongues. I believe it to be meant to be the people or angels of the first heaven that were being separated and the firmament was then called the new heaven. God faithful were to remain above ...


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I translate this hapax as "correctly distinguishing". It is the opposite of "confusing". "Confusing" is when you treat more than one thing as if they were the same. "Incorrectly distinguishing" is the basis of many a joke: What happens to a frog's car when it breaks down? It gets toad away. In my example "toad" is not correctly distinguished from ...


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It is not an exaggeration to say that in order to understand this section of To the Hebrews it is imperative that one first understand the rituals of Yom Kippur (aka "The Day of Atonement"). These rituals are described in Leviticus 16. If you are not familiar with this passage I urge you to close up To the Hebrews and take the time to ponder that chapter. ...


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χωρὶς ἁμαρτίας means without or apart from [χωρὶςer] sin [ἁμαρτίαςer]. The same phrase is found earlier: For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without (χωρὶς) sin (ἁμαρτίας). (Hebrews 4:15 NASB) Some recent translations may express the idea in 9:28 better: ...


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Preamble Without vowel markings the Hebrew word for "almond" and one of their words for "watch" look the same, שקד. With the vowel markings, almond is שָׁקֵ֖ד (šā-qêḏ), and "watch" is שֹׁקֵ֥ד (šō-qêḏ). In the days prior to vowel markings, those who read the text would have had to have heard it read to them with the distinctive vowel sounds, otherwise the ...


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It may refer to the Rod of Aaron from Numbers 17:1-10: 10 The Lord said to Moses, “Put back Aaron’s staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me, so that they will not die.” [NKJV]


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“… bringing in other passages to bear on this issue, what relevant related texts do we have… If it’s not self evident, when do we step back and apply other methods and what are those in this case?” This is the question I'm going to attempt to answer. For me, the relevant texts fall within this same time frame: Everything Christ said on the cross. From a ...


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Luke 23:54 is using the word to signify an approaching event (the Sabbath about to begin), whereas Matthew 28:1 is using it to signify daybreak. We do this in English as well. The way a word is used is just as important as what the word itself is (though I'd say more important). Dawn: noun the first appearance of daylight in the morning: Dawn broke over ...


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Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, the day before the Jewish Sabbath, also Jesus died unexpectedly young, and didn't have a tomb prepared. According to tradition he was given the tomb of Joseph of Arimethia, a family friend.



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