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Is Romans 11:11 an allusion to Isaiah 8:14?

Romans 11:11 NKJV 11 I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Isaiah 8:14 NKJV ...
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Who are the people Cain was afraid of that would slay him?

In Gen 4, the only children Adam and Eve had were Cain and Abel yet in verse 14, Cain was afraid that everyone who finds him would slay him: Who are the people Cain was afraid of that would slay him?
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In Jerimiah 23:6, is the phrase “the LORD our Righteousness” a title or just the meaning of the name?

Jerimiah 23:5-6 (CJB): 5 “The days are coming,” says Adonai when I will raise a righteous Branch for David. He will reign as king and succeed, he will do what is just and right in the land.6 In ...
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To whom does Micah 5:2 refer and how should we understand the phrase,“whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting”?

Micah 5:2 (KJV): 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings ...
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In Luke 1:31 how would the angel have pronounced the name of Jesus?

[Luk 1:31 KJV] 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. Clues to the exact, correct name and pronunciation I am sure are in the original ...
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How old was Mary when Joseph met her?

I understand that the Middle Eastern people often get married at a tender age. I also understand that most ladies could be betrothed earlier in life before they attain marriageable age. I like to know ...
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How many sons did Absalom have?

Is there a contradiction between 2 Samuel 14:27 and 18:18? There were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar. She was a beautiful woman. (2 Samuel 14:27 ESV) Now ...
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Why would the Chronicler change the offspring of Abraham to the offspring of Israel when quoting Psalm 105?

In the account of David bringing the Ark to Jerusalem, Chronicles states on that day David appointed Asaph to sing praises: Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the ...
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Do the 'sevens' in Daniel 9:24-26 refer to years in a land sabbath cycle?

Daniel 9:24-26 (YLT): ... 'Seventy weeks [sevens] are determined for thy people, and for thy holy city, to shut up the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover iniquity, and to bring ...
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Double negative in John 11:26

The double negative in the Greek text of John 11:26 is translated to a negative in English, which opposes the previous verse. It seems to me that it should be translated to something like, "And ...
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In Job 42 why was Elihu not equally rebuked?

In the final chapters of Job, what happened to Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the clan of Ram? In Job 42:7 God rebuked job’s friends and ordered them to offer burnt offering to Job for ...
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What actually transpired in the world where Noah grew from, that led to the flood?

What actually transpired in the world where Noah grew from, that led to the flood?
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What did Moses see on the backside of God?

What did Moses see on the backside of God? Does seeing the back of God mean seeing God? "Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.” (Exodus 33:23 ESV)
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Does Romans 13:1-17 teach that it is a sin to disobey any of the laws of the land in which someone is living?

What does the expression “let every one be subject...) from Romans 13:1 mean? Is it used interchangeable with the Law of God?
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What is Job's complaint in Job 24:1?

Young's Literal has this: YLT Job 24:1 Wherefore from the Mighty One Times have not been hidden, And those knowing Him have not seen His days. There seems to be some concern about the "times" ...
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What is Job 24:22 saying about the rich and powerful?

Some take this to say that God establishes the powerful, others that he "drags them away". The ESV says God "prolongs" the life of the rich and powerful: ESV Job 24:22: Yet God prolongs the life ...
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In Matthew 26:38 what does “even unto death” mean?

KJV Matthew 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. MGNT Matthew 26:38 τότε λέγει αὐτοῖς περίλυπός ἐστιν ἡ ψυχή μου ...
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Does the suggestion that people were fighting over the food at “the Lord's supper” in 1 Corinthians 11:21 indicate that it was an actual meal?

KJV 1 Corinthians 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. KJV 1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home;...
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What was it that only the children of Issachar knew that Israel ought to do? (1 Chronicles 12:32)

1 Chronicles 12:32 seems to present the children of Issachar as a tribe that had understanding of the times. Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, ...
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How old was Sarah when God first promised that she would bear a son for Abraham?

How old was Sarah when God first made the promise that she would bear a son for Abraham?
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Was the fountain of Zachariah 13:1 a fountain of water or of blood?

It is very understandable both that one might want to see a "fountain of blood" in this image but isn't it more likely that it is a reference to water? And as a fountain, is it referring to ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:16 does Paul's mention of the “cup of blessing” suggest that the meal was a seder?

1 Corinthians 10:16: KJV The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? MGNT ...
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In Matthew 5:3 what kind of dative is “τῷ πνεύματι”?

Disclaimer: I have no formal education in Koine. NASB/GNT Matthew 5: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 3 Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι, ὅτι ...
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Why was Haman desperately seeking to wipe out the children of Israel?

The Israeli were in excile at Babylon. But it seems the King of Babylon was not so much as desperate as Haman was to get rid of the children of Israel. So why was Haman desperately seeking to wipe out ...
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How can a young man protect themselves from a fathers wrath during the courtship phase of a relationship?

Genesis 29:15-30 says that we should serve a girls father for his blessing, and submit completely for him to be trained for marriage. How can a young man protect themselves from the fathers wrath when ...
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Is the 'angel of the abyss' (Rev 9:11) the self-same 'angel' — who has the 'key to the abyss' (Rev 20:1)?

Rev 9:11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, ...
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Which custom does 1 Corinthians 11:16 say the saints are to ignore?

But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. - 1 Corinthians 11:16 Upon reading this verse in the context of the preceding passage, I get the ...
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What happened to Joseph after Jesus was 12?

It seems the last time we read about Joseph in the Gospels was after their visit to the Jerusalem temple when Jesus was 12. From the time Jesus started his signs and wonders at the marriage in Cana, ...
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In 2 Peter 3:15-16 why did Peter say Paul's teachings are “hard to understand”?

Why did Peter say Paul's teachings are hard to understand? And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, ...
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In Acts 4:7 what is the personal or family name of the captain of the temple guard?

What personal/family name or designation (i.e. from Galilee or son of so-and-so) did the CAPTAIN of the TEMPLE GUARD use at the time of Jesus' trial? A historical fiction book written by David K. ...
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Is John 12:3 an allusion to Song of Solomon 1:12?

[Jhn 12:1-8 KJV] 1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but ...
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What is meant by “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” in Matthew 5:3?

What meaning can I tease out of the words"poor," "theirs" and "is" in the Beatitude, Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:3 NASB/GNT Matthew 5: 3 “...
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In Matthew 26:7 is the costly oil with which Jesus was anointed by the woman the oil prepared by Moses?

According to Jewish tradition the oil Moses prepared in the wilderness was supposed to reappear in the days of the messiah (which means "the one smeared with oil"): ...The oil of holy ointment ...
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Is the Book of Job a parable or an actual account?

It seems there are so many instances in the Book of Job that could force interpreters to classify it as a parable/allegory. Let me point out one of them here. There seems to be a sharp literary ...
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Background story of 1st Corinthians 8:10: Why “be emboldened”? [duplicate]

I don't understand the background story of 1st Corinthians 8: "there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we ...
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Infinity of each person in Trinity [on hold]

Each person of Trinity has all God's attributes. Being infinite (not bounded by any locatiob) is one of God's attributes. So, each person of Trinity has the attribute to be infinite. If one person is ...
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Why was the tabernacle of Joseph rejected? (Psalm 78:67)

When we read of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, one would have naturally expected the line of priesthood to continue down to Joseph (being the favorite of his father and for all that he went ...
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As Christian believers, why don't we follow the Mosaic Law according to specifically Matthew 5:17-20, but more generally Matthew 5-7? [closed]

According to Matthew 5:17-20 NIV, Jesus says 17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until ...
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English translation of “you” in the New Testament

Are 98% of the English translated "you"s from the Greek New Testament tranlated into the plural rather than singular form and meaning of "you"?
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Why do the NASB translators of 1 Cor. 14:1 add the word “earnestly” before “desire spiritual gifts”?

1 Cor. 14:1 in the NASB reads: "Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy." The Greek word used here for "desire" is "Διώκετε," a present - active - ...
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I AM OR NOT I AM? [on hold]

Did God really call himself "I am" or not at Ex. 3:14 as the Hebrew for "I am" is not therein? What do the texts show me? "God said to Moshe: EHYEH ASHER EHYEH/I will be-there howsoever I will be-...
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Did Reuben believe that his brothers had killed Joseph?

In Genesis 37:21-22, Reuben talked his brothers out of killing Joseph: But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” And Reuben said to them, “...
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Why did Joseph's brothers immediately leap to explaining Joseph's demands in the way they do?

Genesis 42:18-21 (NIV): On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you ...
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What is the best manner to translate the 1 Sam 5:4’s expression (רק דגון נשׁאר עליו) between 'the trunk of Dagon' or 'the fish part of Dagon'?

What is the best manner to translate the 1 Sam 5:4’s expression (רק דגון נשׁאר עליו), commonly translated in two different manners, that is (a) ‘the stump (or, ‘base’, ‘trunk’) of Dagon’ [NAB, NASB, ...
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Genesis 2:24 - is the joining / clinging between man and wife in the active or passive tense?

Some translations of Genesis 2:24 (eg NKJV) say: Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. While others (eg KJV) use the active ...
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Is Jesus’ response to worship in John 9:38 only consistent with him being God?

ὁ δὲ ἔφη· πιστεύω, κύριε· καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτῷ.(John 9:38, NA27) He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. (John 9:38, ESV). The apostle Peter in Acts (10:26-27), similar incident with ...
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In Psalm 82:1 who are in the “congregation” and who are the “gods”?

How should we understand Psalm 82:1? God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. Who is the congregation? And who are the gods? According to other answers here ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 10:18-22 contradict 1 Corinthians 8:4-13?

1 Corinthians 8:4-13 (KJV) [4] As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none ...
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In Judges 9:8-15, how did the trees talk? [on hold]

In Judges 9:8-15, Jotham conveys a message about the trees speaking amongst themselves while seeking a king. Since I understand Jotham to be a prophet, he is presumably relaying a message from God. ...
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Is Numbers 12:3 an interpolation?

Numbers 12:1-5 NIV (1) Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. (2) “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he ...

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