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In Judaism, an angel acting at God's direction to test or prove somebody; in Christianity, a fallen angel who rebelled against God and reigns over hell.
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a book of love poetry attributed to Solomon. Its inclusion in the canon was controversial; in including it, the rabbis understood it to be speaking allegorically of the relations…
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Questions about the book of Jeremiah or the prophet himself. Jeremiah lived through the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem.
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The book of Joshua. Joshua was the successor of Moses and led the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan.
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Questions about the book of 2 Samuel. The book chronicles much of David's reign over the united kingdom of Israel. It was originally the second half of 1 Samuel, but was split when the Septuagint wa…
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Questions about the second letter of Paul to Timothy. Also one of the pastoral epistles, Paul wrote this letter shortly before his death. As his last letter, many consider it his most personal.
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The timing/ordering of biblical events, which are not always described in sequence. What happened when?
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The book of Proverbs, one of the wisdom books of the Tanakh (Hebrew bible). Many of the short sayings are attributed to Solomon.
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Questions regarding the short stories of Jesus known as the parables. They were common teaching devices in Jesus's era. Famous ones include the Prodigal Son, the Lost Sheep, and the Pearl of Great P…
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The prophet Samuel, who led Israel before anointing Saul as the first king of Israel.
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Questions about different translations/versions of the bible in general.
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The first patriarch -- see Genesis 12-25.
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Paul's second (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.
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Questions about faith, belief, trust, confidence, fidelity, and/or faithfulness.
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Also known as the "Five Megillot" - a collective term for the books of Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, and Esther.
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The study of how a text came to be placed in a Canon of Scripture. Questions about whether a text should be included in the canon are off-topic here.
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Questions about the temple in Jerusalem -- the first temple (built by Solomon and destroyed by Babylon), the second temple (destroyed by Rome), prophetic visions of the temple, and the temple to be re…
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The study of the significance of biblical numbers.
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Descriptions of celestial bodies and events whether used symbolically or historically.
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The English Standard Version of the Holy Bible.
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Questions regarding Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic idioms in the Biblical text and how they should be interpreted. For example, Dt 21:17 uses "Beginning of his strength" to refer to firstborns.
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The original manuscripts of the Bible had little or no punctuation. Most of the time this has little effect on the meaning but sometimes it can cause confusion.
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Questions about Paul's letter to the Philippians. The letter contains no personal rebukes and only general warnings.
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