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What are the differences and similarities in the meanings of "light" in 2 Corinthians 4:6 and "brightness" in Hebrews 1:3?

What are the differences and similarities in the meanings of light ( φωτισμός, οῦ, ὁ ) in 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, ...

greek word-study  
asked by Siju George 3 votes
answered by Radz C. Brown 2 votes

Rhema versus Logos

What is the difference between ‘rhema’ and ‘Logos’? Does the difference between these two words provide deeper understanding to the mystery of ‘the Word was made flesh (John 1:14)’ and ‘God was ...

word-study john  
asked by Tesfaye Wolde 3 votes
answered by Mr. Bond 0 votes

How was Jerusalem "in slavery with her children."? Galatians 4:25

Galatians 4:25 (NASB) " Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children."

paul galatians  
asked by Ozzie Nicolas 2 votes
answered by Perry Webb 1 vote

Is the Greek word Protoktistos used anywhere in the Bible?

Arguing against the teaching that Jesus is a created being, some point out that calling him the firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:15)does not mean the first created. The trinitarian will often ...

greek word-study colossians  
asked by Kris 2 votes
answered by Thomas Pearne 1 vote

What does 'wrest' the scriptures mean, 2 Peter 3:16?

In 2 Peter 3:16, the apostle Peter says : As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable ...

word-study pauline-epistles 2-peter  
asked by Nigel J 2 votes
answered by Saro Fedele 0 votes

How does one practically receive the "light of the knowledge" of the Glory of God in 2 Corinthians 4:6?

1) How does one practically receive the "light of the knowledge" of the Glory of God in 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, ...

pauline-epistles 2-corinthians symbolism soteriology  
asked by Siju George 2 votes
answered by Radz C. Brown 1 vote

Become like little children - the meaning of child in Jesus statement

In Matthew 18, 1-5 Jesus gives children as an example of what people should become like if they want to enter the kingdom of heaven: ...

matthew gospels child  
asked by Marcin Sanecki 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

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 ...

greek matthew word-study new-testament  
asked by ByronArn 15 votes
answered by Jas 3.1 12 votes

Why is the "give to Caesar what is Caesar's" answer so great?

After being asked whether it was right to pax taxes, Jesus repies: “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Why is that an answer that "amazed" them? To a modern person, it ...

jesus matthew  
asked by Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE 18 votes
answered by Frank Luke 20 votes

How is Adam "son of God" in Luke 3:38?

The Genealogy of Jesus in Luke's gospel ends like this (Luke 3:38): ... the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. Emphasis mine. Adam is clearly not ...

luke genealogy adam  
asked by Pavel 11 votes

What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?

After giving Jesus's genealogy in the first chapter, Matthew goes on to point out the number of generations between significant events: Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to ...

matthew historical-interpretation numerology  
asked by aceinthehole 18 votes
answered by Kazark 10 votes

When did Jesus change his view on preaching to Gentiles?

In John 10:16 Jesus says (ESV quoted): And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. The ...

jesus john matthew history  
asked by Muke Tever 11 votes
answered by Jon Ericson 14 votes

Why did the witnesses lay their coats at Paul's feet?

During the stoning of Stephen, according to the book of Acts, "the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul," who later converted to Christianity and took the name Paul. ...

paul history acts  
asked by Bruce Alderman 13 votes
answered by Jon Ericson 12 votes

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 ...

titus  
asked by Paul Vargas 6 votes
answered by Steve Taylor 2 votes

Can you answer these questions?

What does "Jesus is Lord" look like in Hebrew?

I have done a lot of research on this topic and I discovered that there are two different ways to showcase "Jesus Is Lord" in Hebrew, and the following are the particular renderings from two different ...

hebrew  
asked by Derrick Tyson 1 vote

Since Dan Wallace shows that Jewish Literature personified “winds” more than the NT does Holy Spirit, does grieving it prove personhood at Eph 4:30?

Many see personal terms used of the Holy Spirit as proof it is a person, such as: Eph 4:30 “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption.” (ASV) Greek ...

greek grammar hermeneutical-approaches translation-philosophy  
asked by Thomas Pearne 1 vote
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