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What is the difference in the manner of face wrappings?

In the gospel of John, there are two different descriptions of facial coverings on individuals that were buried. Lazarus account "And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with ...
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What is the meaning of “dog’s head of Judah” in 2 Samuel 3:8?

2 Samuel 3:8 English Standard Version Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog’s head of Judah? To this day I keep showing steadfast love to the house of Saul ...
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Who were the olive tree, fig tree, and the grapevine in Jotham’s parable?

NIV Judges 9: 7 When this was reported to Jotham, he climbed to the top of Mount Gerizim, raised his voice, and cried out: “Listen to me, O leaders of Shechem, and may God listen to you. 8One day the ...
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What does “all things visible” refer to in Colossians 1:16?

What does "all visible things" refer to in Colossians 1:16? All invisible creatures point to what is created in heaven which meant that all visible creatures point to what is created on ...
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What is the status of the word “because” in 1 Peter 2:8? ESV

"They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do". ESV There are other questions on this site which go into this verse without, I think, quite settling this point: ...
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Did Moses write Deuteronomy 33:4?

Deuteronomy 33:1 This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death. 2He said: “The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from ...
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Is there a first person verb with a plural subject in Hebrew?

I am aware of singular verbs with plural subjects in the third person, masculine, singular. Such as Exodus 4:29, but I am wondering if there is a 1cs that has a plural subject? Feel free to add or ...
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Do Matthew 5:17-20 and Acts 15 contradict each other?

Matthew 5:17-20 (NKJV) 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one ...
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Has the prophecy in Deuteronomy 28:68 been fulfilled?

Deuteronomy 28:68 The LORD will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but ...
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What is the justification for English translations capitalizing “Word” in John 1:1?

What is the justification for English translations capitalizing “Word” in John 1:1? ΕΝ ΑΡΧΗ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος. New International Version In the beginning ...
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What is the significance of Ehud hiding the sword on his right thigh in Judges 3:21?

Judges 3:21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly. Couldn't he have achieved the same goal by hiding it on his left thigh?
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How to reconcile 1 Kings 14:12 and 1 Kings 14:17?

1 Kings 14:12 "As for you, go back home. When you [Jeroboam's wife] set foot in your city, the boy will die. 1 Kings 14:17 Then Jeroboam's wife got up and left and went to Tirzah. As soon as she ...
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What is the significance that the word Sabbath is often plural?

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day (σαββασιν - plural) through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they ...
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What is the “power” in the kingdom of God?

In Mark 9:1 Jesus says: Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power. (NASB, emphasis mine)...
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Are Christians being licensed not to keep the Sabbath according to Colossians 2:16-17, Romans 14:5-8 and Acts 15?

Is Paul giving Christians license to omit Sabbath observance in Colossians 2:16-17 and Romans 14:5-8? Is this corroborated by Acts 15? Below the passages: Colossians 2:16-17 16 Therefore let no one ...
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why did Moses tell the Israelites not to go near a woman?

Exodus 19:15 And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.” What would happen if a man did?
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Is Jesus implying that He expects his disciples to be Sabbath-keepers in Matthew 24:20?

In Matthew 24:15-25 we read: 15So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination of desolation,’a described by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand), 16then let those who are in ...
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What does Proverbs 23:10 mean regarding the prohibited entry in “Fields of Orphans”?

In the Ivri (עִבְרִי) / Hebrew (ἑβραιου) text of Proverbs 23:10, we find a strange warning. Proverbs 23:10 [MT "Do not remove an ancient boundary, and do not enter the fields of the orphans" ...
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Bethsaidia or Capernaum?

In Mark 6:45 Mark states that they are headed to Bethsaida While John 6:17 states that they were headed to Capernaum Also were they not already in Bethsaida? Also you'll notice that in Mark 6:53 and ...
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Titus 2:5 applied in modern western Christian families

In many homes in the West both the mother and the father work. In some proportion only one of the parents works. Sometimes because childcare is very expensive and it doesn’t make sense to pay another ...
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Was the 100 denarii owed by the second servant in Jesus's parable supposed to be a substantial amount of money?

Matthew 18:21-35 (NASB): 21 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to ...
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Time Times & a half a Time until now unknown. All other values are wrong as Time Times etc concealed{Dan12;9] until ENDTIME _NOW? [closed]

Time 3.5yrs[Jesus ministry] Times[ X 3.5yrs] & a Half a Time[ +1.75yrs] = 14years? 'they-Israel- will be given into his hand- man of sin/ anti Christ i.e the 11th king; 8th head [3 repeat twice &...
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How should we understand the idea that the Lord God walks in our midst?

English Standard Version Genesis 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God ...
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Why did everyone in the wilderness journey ignore Moses' commandment to circumcise on the 8th day?

Leviticus 12:3 On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. Joshua 5:7 So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised ...
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What's the difference between wine and strong drink?

Deuteronomy 14:26 and spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the LORD your God and rejoice, you ...
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Greek: Indwelling versus Emptying

I was reading through John and a term caught my eye. In John 1:14, the Logos is said to have "become flesh" and "dwelt" among us. That term for dwelling is rendered "ἐσκήνωσεν&...
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Some Isaiah 61:8 translations use phrase “burnt offering” as opposed to “wrong”/“wrongdoing”. Therefore, what does Hebrew WLC version say?

It's big difference if some bible translations say: the burnt offering as opposed to wrong/wrongdoing Could some please read and evaluate the corresponding Hebrew WLC version, and give and elaborate ...
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God says He is the Redeemer and He created all things all alone and by Himself, then why is Jesus presented as the creator and Redeemer?

Isaiah 44:24, "Thus says the Lord, you Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the ...
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How much did Moses know about the coming Messiah and eternal life in the OT? [closed]

God revealed to Moses about a future prophet in Deuteronomy 18:17 The Lord said to me: “What they say is good. 18I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I ...
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What's the significance of “cool my tongue” in the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus?

Luke 16:24 So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' His whole body is in ...
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How should psalm 137:9 be interpreted?

When reading Psalm 137:9 "Blessed is the one who takes your babies and dashes them against rocks." Sometimes they’re translated as happy or blessed. So are the enemies happy that they dashed ...
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Why did the translators add the words “that they may be healed” to James 5 v 16

In my Interlinear bible, the words 'ye may be healed' come under one Greek word iaomai (Strongs No G2390) to cure, heal, make whole. For some, adding the word may introduces some doubt, ie may or may ...
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Understanding the Greek word “Logos” [closed]

In view of John 6:51, 54-56; Eph. 2:15, 5:30; Col. 1:22; Heb. 5:7, 10:20; 1John 4:2-3; and 2John 1:7, does the Greek word “Logos” (John 1:1, 14) adequately describe Jesus Christ?
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When the woman was caught in adultery in John 8 vs 3, why is the man not mentioned?

In John 8 vs 3, a woman was made to stand before Jesus after being caught in an act of adultery but there is no mention of the man. Why is that?
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How convincing as a proof of the Inspiration of the Scriptures are the following patterns of 40 (and 41) in the Greek Scriptures? [closed]

There are exactly 40 times in the Greek New Testament Scriptures that God speaks the words 'EGO EIMI' (I AM). The Deity of Christ | ‘EGO EIMI’ (I AM) | 40 instances Matthew But straightway Jesus ...
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What is the meaning behind Simeon’s words in Luke 2:29-32; 34-35?

I recently came across a Wikipedia article about the ‘Nunc Dimittis’, the Song or Canticle of Simeon. It is based on Luke 2:29-32. Here is a brief extract from the article: According to the ...
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Did the last day of Moses start in Deuteronomy 9:1?

Deuteronomy 9:1 New International Version Hear, Israel: You are now about to cross the Jordan to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities that have walls up to ...
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Public reading of the Law during the Festival of Tabernacles at Jesus' time

Deuteronomy 31:9 — So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of Israel. 10Then Moses commanded them: “At ...
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Who is God referencing in 1 Chronicles 17:13?

Regarding the Ivri (עִבְרִי) / Hebrew (ἑβραιου) text of 1 Chronicles 17:13 - God reveals a message about 2 individuals to the prophet Nathan (Natan, נָתָ֖ן). 1 Chronicles 17:13 [MT] "I shall be to ...
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Are we made holy or consecrated by the sacrifice of Jesus? What is the difference?

In Hebrews 10:10, it says we are ἁγιάζω (hagiazō) through the offering of the body of Christ. Hagiazō here is ussually translated as holy, but holy is ἁγίας (hagias). From here I find ἁγιάζω is from ...
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2 Kings 2:14 Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah? [closed]

NIV 2 Kings 2:13 Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water ...
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Why are centurions featured so frequently in the New Testament?

Healing the centurion's servant in Matthew 8:5–13. Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became ...
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How did the disciples drive out demons, if not by prayer?

In Mark 9, Jesus drives a demon out of a child which his disciples could not drive out. In response to their question of why they could not drive the demon out themselves, he responds, This kind ...
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What does Eden represent in Ezekiel 31?

In comparing Egypt to Assyria in Ezekiel 31, Eden is used in the metaphor. Ezekiel 31:8-9: The cedars in God's garden could not match [Assyria]; The cypresses could not compare with its boughs, And ...
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Does sinful nature preclude freedom not to sin and, thus, moral responsibility? [closed]

It is my understanding that a core belief in Christianity is that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. This seems to be corroborated by passages such as Genesis 8:21: The LORD smelled the ...
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What is wrong with wool and linen together in Deuteronomy 22:11?

Deuteronomy 22:11 New International Version Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together. Is there some spiritual significance of this?
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How wise was Solomon regarding his accumulations of horses, wives, and gold? [closed]

Moses on his dying day warned future kings in Deuteronomy 17:16 But the king must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire more horses, for the LORD has said, ‘...
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or dark energy makes up 95% of the known universe. Which is ever expanding at a rate much faster than light travels [closed]

So if the wisdom of Solomon says something about us being In his image and endless. Why presume god is light god existed prior to light. He created it. Darkness matter or dark energy makes up 95% of ...
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If an individual sins because God “hardened their heart”, does that make God the direct responsible of the sin (i.e. a sinner)? [closed]

In the Bible we find passages such as: Exodus 7:3-4 3 But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, 4 he will not listen to you. Exodus 11:9-10 9 The Lord ...
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2 Kings 9-10 genealogy question

2 Kings 9: 8 tell us that "The whole house of Ahab will perish." In chapter 10 we are told that Jehu did all that the Lord "had in mind to do." If the whole house of Ahab was ...

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