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Why do the NLT translators say "demons" (Rom 8:38)?

Rom 8:38 (NLT): And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons*, neither our fears for today nor our worries about ...

translation-philosophy new-testament pauline-epistles demons pastorals  
asked by el_maiz 3 votes
answered by GratefulDisciple 6 votes

Is there a legitimate reason for Christian translations of the OT Hebrew to justify replacing YHWH with “Lord” or “God?”

Is there a legitimate reason (Biblical Hermeneutic) for Christian translations of the OT Hebrew to justify replacing YHWH with “Lord” or “God?” It literally occurs 1000s of times. In the book of ...

hebrew translation-philosophy tetragrammaton  
asked by Thomas Pearne 3 votes
answered by Ozzie Nicolas -1 votes

Does the biblical understanding of "coming together" require physical presence?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church I attend is meeting online. However, some members have expressed reservations about this, fearing if the Scriptural teaching for churches to "assemble" meant ...

greek church  
asked by The Editor 3 votes
answered by Dottard 4 votes

Are the wars meant to be global in Matthew 24?

"4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to ...

matthew prophecy  
asked by AngelusVastator 2 votes
answered by Steve11235 1 vote

What does "apestalken" mean in 1 John 4:14?

"the Father has sent [apestalken] his Son to be the Savior of the world", E.S.V. Some possibly relevant thoughts: "the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world": that the authority of ...

word-study 1-john  
asked by C. Stroud 2 votes
answered by Dottard 2 votes

How do those who reject Q explain Matthew 5:38-48 and Luke 6:27-36?

Matthew 5:38-48 from the Sermon on the Mount and Luke 6:27-36 from the Sermon on the Plains are clearly related, but there are also substantial differences including reorderings. I've coloured the ...

matthew luke source-criticism synoptic-problem q-source  
asked by curiousdannii 2 votes
answered by Steve11235 -1 votes

Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

People attribute the quote from the Book of Enoch 2:1. My question is how can this book be preserved over the great flood of Noah, span through the period of the Law of Moses, and to the period of the ...

history  
asked by Kevin D 2 votes

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In Judges 11:39-40 did Jephthah actually sacrifice his daughter?

It's clear that what Jephthah intended was to sacrifice the first animal that he met when he returned home: Then the spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah. He marched through Gilead and Manasseh, ...

judges sacrifice  
asked by Jon Ericson 45 votes
answered by Frank Luke 49 votes

How did the shadow move back ten steps in 2 Kings 20:8-11?

There are several things I'd like to know about this passage: And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD on ...

kings 2-kings astronomy  
asked by Jon Ericson 12 votes

Why did the tabernacle use the colors blue, purple and scarlet?

I see a lot of blue in the tabernacle, and when moving it. For example: Then they are to cover the curtain with a durable leather, spread a cloth of solid blue over that and put the poles in ...

numbers tabernacle symbolism  
asked by Mike 14 votes
answered by Noam Sienna 6 votes

What is the significance of the young man who runs away naked in Mark's gospel?

Mark alone of the four Gospels tells of a young man who fled naked when Jesus was arrested in Gethsemane. Mark 14:51 states, A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. ...

mark  
asked by Matthew Miller 12 votes
answered by Ann 4 votes

Who were the Hellenistic and Hebraic Jews of Acts 6:1?

In Acts, it talks about a division in Judaism that I had not heard of before: Acts 6:1 (NIV) In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained ...

acts history judaism  
asked by Richard 10 votes
answered by Ralph M. Rickenbach 1 vote

How many children did Hannah have?

In the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:5), she seems to sing that she has seven children: She who was barren has borne seven children,      but she who has had many sons pines ...

contradiction 1-samuel  
asked by Soldarnal 12 votes
answered by Soldarnal 13 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 ...

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

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What is the evidence in the Greek and Latin authors for treating the word ἁρπαγμός (Phil. 2:6) differently?

N.T. Wright in his famous article on the issue “Jesus Christ is Lord: Philippians 2.5-11,” pp. 56-98 in The Climax of the Covenant. Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, ...

philippians  
asked by Gennadi Sergienko 1 vote
answered by Dottard 0 votes
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