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What does “put at the apostles’ feet” mean in Acts 4:32-5:2?

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify ...

acts referent-identification authorial-intent  
asked by adieue Score of 6
answered by Dottard Score of 3

is there a contradiction between Matthew 28:18-20 & Acts 2:38?

Matthew 28:18-20 - implies baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. ...

matthew contradiction acts  
asked by another theory Score of 5
answered by Dottard Score of 1

Colossians 1:17 Perfect Tense - What did the "all things" do and when?

In Col 1:17, συνέστηκεν is in the perfect tense. However, it seems very common for translations like NIV to treat συνέστηκεν as if it were present in tense: "He is before all things, and in him ...

asked by Austin Score of 4
answered by Dottard Score of 0

How does Paul say God separated him from his mother's womb in Galatians 1:15?

Galatians 1:15 KJV But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, How does Paul say he was separated in his mother's womb and called by grace yet he ...

paul galatians pauline-epistles  
asked by collen ndhlovu Score of 4
answered by Michael16 Score of 4

Can man bless God!? Psalm 115:18

But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord. (Psalm 115:18 KJV) But we, the living, will bless the Lord, from henceforth and for ever. (PS 115:18 LXX - Brenton) ...

asked by Daniel Dahlberg Score of 4
answered by Perry Webb Score of 2

What is the etymology of the Greek word episkopos (επισκοπος) and how should it be translated in Titus 1:7

I understand that the word bishop comes from the Greek word ‘episkopos’, which means overseer, superintendent, supervisor, or foreman. Also derived from ‘episkopos’ are the English words episcopacy, ...

greek titus etymology  
asked by Lesley Score of 3
answered by Dottard Score of 3

What does "unity of mind" mean in 1 Peter 3:8?

1 Peter 3:8 "Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love. a tender heart, and a humble mind". ESV My emphasis. If Christians being of one mind is a question of ...

asked by C. Stroud Score of 3
answered by Anne Score of 3

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?

What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics? Are they the same, is there overlap, or does one pick up where the other leaves off?

hermeneutical-approaches terminology  
asked by Caleb Score of 55
answered by Jas 3.1 Score of 29

Why does God scatter the people in Genesis 11?

In Genesis 11 we read the account of the tower of Babel, where the people, attempting to build a tower that reaches to heaven, have their language confused and are scattered across the whole face of ...

asked by Soldarnal Score of 9
answered by Tau Score of 8

What is the significance of the floating ax head in 2 Kings 6:1-7?

Now the company of prophets said to Elisha, "As you see, the place where we live under your charge is too small for us. Let us go to the Jordan, and let us collect logs there, one for each of us, and ...

2-kings elisha  
asked by Bruce Alderman Score of 8
answered by Amichai Score of 13

Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?

God told Moses that the altar must be made of unhewn stones: And if you make for Me an altar of stones, do not build it of hewn stones; for by wielding your tool upon them you have profaned them.&...

history exodus deuteronomy  
asked by Jon Ericson Score of 22
answered by Double AA Score of 14

What did Jesus mean by "be perfect" in the Sermon on the Mount?

I asked this on the Christianity Stack Exchange site, and they told me it would be better here. So I here I am asking it... Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. ...

greek matthew word-study new-testament  
asked by ByronArn Score of 21
answered by Jas 3.1 Score of 17

How did Nephilim reappear after the flood?

We all know that after Noahs flood, all living things on the earth were destroyed including the Nephilim from Genesis 6:4. It is presumed that one of the reasons God destroyed the earth was because of ...

genesis flood  
asked by Dr.Apell Score of 10
answered by N.Ish Score of 8

What does Paul mean by "sound doctrine" in Titus 2:1

What does Paul mean by sound doctrine? e.g., in the following verse: Titus 2:1 (ESV) But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Today, some people talk about doctrines, some of which ...

authorial-intent titus  
asked by Paul Vargas Score of 8
answered by Steve Taylor Score of 5

Can you answer these questions?

Exodus 21:20-21 slaves law

In Exodus we read: 20 When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. 21 But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be ...

exodus law  
asked by discipulus Score of 1
answered by Ray Butterworth Score of 0

What is the meaning of "horn of my salvation"?

2Sa 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. Psa 18:2 The LORD is my rock,...

asked by Pieter Rousseau Score of 2
answered by Dottard Score of -1

Why did Jacob not immediately rebuke Reuben in Genesis 35:22?

KJV Genesis 35 : 22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: Having ...

genesis jacob israel  
asked by collen ndhlovu Score of 2
answered by globewalldesk Score of 0
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