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Was the translation of "Jesus" name in Greek from Yehshua purely transliteration or is there possibly "meaning" behind the name "Ἰησοῦς" / "Iēsous"

I have noted in my study of Scripture that most names have "meaning" and are often Hebrew words or statements (usually about God). The original Hebrew name of Jesus - Yeh'shua - follows this ...

matthew jesus translation-philosophy onomastics  
asked by Paula Hawkins 6 votes
answered by Polyhat 2 votes

Is Isaiah 53:5 talking about physical healing or spiritual healing?

Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Is this about physical ...

asked by Tom 5 votes
answered by Perry Webb 2 votes

John 13:7 What was Jesus referring to when he said "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

In John 13 at the last supper Jesus goes to wash his disciples feet. Initially Peter resists but Jesus insists he must carry out this action and states in 13:7 “You do not realize now what I am doing,...

john gospels symbolism  
asked by Marshall 5 votes
answered by Tony Chan 4 votes

Why does John call it the feast of the Jews

Why does John call it the feast of the Jews when God in Leviticus 23:2 call it My appointed times; After these things there was a feast of the Jews [Pentecost], and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (John ...

greek john feasts  
asked by Daniel Dahlberg 5 votes
answered by Dottard 2 votes

What are the 7 spirits of God in Revelation 4:5 and 5:6? 7 lampstands are 7 spirits and 7 horns & 7 eyes are the 7 Spirits of God. Which are they?

In Rev 4:6 and 5:6 it says these are the 7 spirits of God. In Rev 4:5 it states that the lampstands are the 7 Spirits of God then in 5:6 it states that the 7 horns and the 7 eyes are the 7 Spirits of ...

asked by Kathleen 5 votes
answered by Dottard 2 votes

If the gospel is described in Luke 18:31-34, what gospel were the disciples preaching earlier in Luke 9:6?

If there is only one gospel, which gospel was being preached in Luke 9:6 which preceded Luke 18:31-34. Then Jesus took the Twelve aside and said to them, “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and ...

luke soteriology gospel-message  
asked by Lori Ann 4 votes
answered by Tony Chan 1 vote

No human being can tame the tongue. Really?

James 3: 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, This reminds me of my younger days: behaving like animals :) 8 but no human being ...

asked by Tony Chan 4 votes
answered by Perry Webb 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the purpose of Elijah's travels?

At the beginning of 2 Kings 2, Elijah travels from Gilgal to Bethel to Jericho to the Jordan before being taken up in the whirlwind. Elisha then mostly reverses this course crossing back over the ...

2-kings elijah  
asked by Soldarnal 11 votes

What is the story behind mourning for Hadad-rimmon in Zechariah 12:11?

Zechariah, like Revelation which draws on it, is a tough nut to crack but very rich. In the twelfth chapter, the prophet records the word of Yahweh that The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that ...

historical-interpretation geography zechariah  
asked by Kazark 8 votes

In Ecclesiastes 4:12 what is the meaning of the "three strands not quickly broken"?

My small group was looking at this verse in Ecclesiastes 4:12: Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. I was curious the meaning ...

ecclesiastes numerology  
asked by Brian Mains 8 votes
answered by Kazark 9 votes

Was Jesus anointed once or twice on the feet with perfume?

Disclaimer: I've already asked this question on Christianity SE and got a great answer. I'm asking it here to get an expert response (and because it is one of my favourite stories). If the community ...

jesus gospels  
asked by Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE 10 votes
answered by Soldarnal 11 votes

What does "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" mean?

What does the Bible mean by saying in Exodus 22:18 (KJV) Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. What exactly is the Bible instructing?

asked by Freeborn Okiemute 3 votes
answered by brewpixels 3 votes

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 20 votes
answered by Jas 3.1 17 votes

Why are the Psalms broken into five books?

The Psalms in most English Bibles are divided into five sections or books: 1-41, 42-72, 73-89, 90-106, and 107-150 Psalms 41, 72, and 89 end with the double amen, while 106 and 150 end with "Praise ...

asked by Soldarnal 19 votes
answered by Jon Ericson 10 votes

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Why do the (Editorial) Headings for NASB and NRSV say that Athaliah was Murdered?

In the NASB and NRSV, the editorial heading before 2 Chronicles 23:12 reads "Athaliah Murdered" (emphasis added). I thought that these headings we're added by the translators or someone ...

translation-philosophy nasb  
asked by mojo 3 votes
answered by mojo 0 votes
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