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Why the missing “Kai” in translations Colossians 1:29

Col 1:29  εις ο και κοπιω αγωνιζομενος κατα την ενεργειαν αυτου την ενεργουμενην εν εμοι εν δυναμει Is there any good reason why the 'kai' is ommitted in so many modern English translations? For ...
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What does the “prodigal son’s” demand for his inheritance in advance symbolize?

“And he said, "There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' And he divided his property between them.” ‭...
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St. Paul as Hebrew and a Jew

"circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews" Phil. 3,5. How can St. Paul call himself a Hebrew if he was Circumcised. If he calls himself a ...
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Is there any connection between Hermeneutics and Pantheism?

Is there any connection between Hermeneutics and Pantheism? In Pantheism, it is said that in everything there is the reflection of God or we can say Everything is God and the base of the universe, ...
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Why does KJV use censers not firepans/trays in 2 Chronicles 4:22?

KJV 2 Chronicles 4 22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of ...
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In Phil 4:6, should we interpret “anxiety” as a sin?

As a young Bible college student, being told from the pulpit that “if you have low self esteem, you are a sinner who is insulting God” left a life-long impression on me, an introverted person who at ...
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Seek how? (ἐκζητέω)

Question for Greek scholars: ἐκζητέω is translated “seek after” in Acts 15:17 & Romans 3:11; “Enquired” in I Peter 1:10; “Diligently seek” in Hebrews 11:6; and “Sought carefully” in Hebrews 12:...
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At which altar did the angel stand in Revelation 8:3?

Revelation 8 NASB [3]Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden ...
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Why do the deer and ram share a common root?

I am trying to understand the relationship between an אַיִל (ram, Ovis canadensis) and אַיָּל (stag, Cervidae). According to scientific classification these are different families. They seem to share ...
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My question is what tribe did Jesus come from?

In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says, "I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Joseph the father of Ephraim has a dream prophesying of himself being the brightest star of ...
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In Revelation 7:12 and 7:14 is there any significant difference between the Koine Greek words ἡ and τῆς?

I understand they both translate to the article "the" but is there any significant difference between these two words? I am looking at their use in Revelation 7:12 and Revelation 7:14. Rev 7:12, ...
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Luke 17:21 ἐντὸς as “among” or “in the midst”: According to context what does ἐντὸς mean? [on hold]

It is pretty clear to me that it is a fabricated debate. From Homer through the time of Jesus there is no instance of the Greek term ἐντὸς being used to denote "among" or "in the midst". The ...
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What are John's sources for Revelation 10:7 and 22:10?

Disclaimer: I have no formal training in Biblical languages. In the Hebrew of Daniel 9:24 he is told that messiah was to חָתַם the vision and prophecy. As I have been told and have confirmed to the ...
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“Be holy as I am holy”; why are the two words for “holy” written differently in Hebrew?

קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ: כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי ”Be holy for I (God) am holy" This verse in Leviticus 19:2 seems to demand that Israel should sanctify herself to the level of God’s holiness. But in ...
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In Numbers 30:8 and Numbers 30:15 why does annulling vows seem to have different consequences?

Numbers 30:8 and Numbers 30:12 states that the woman in question who makes the vow will Not be held against her if her husband annuls said vow. Numbers 30:15 states that the husband will bear the ...
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Drink offering and Food offering in Exodus 29-30

Difference between a drink offering and a food offering in Exodus 29-30. What was their purpose while instituting?
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Is Jesus claiming to be God with his statement in Luke 21:33?

Is Jesus claiming to be God with his statement in Luke 21:33? What Jesus said in Luke 21:33 sounds like claiming to be God: Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. (...
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Is the ESV reading of Ecclesiastes 11:5 faithful to the Hebrew?

The ESV is unlike the other translations in that it seems see "way of the spirit" as a fetal development matter which the author is using as how inscrutable are God's ways. In other translations "way ...
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Meaning of “manner” in acts 1:11

The Greek word τρόπον has different shades of meaning, What is the meaning of τρόπον as used in Acts 1:11?
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Which of Egypt's gods were judged in Ex 12:12?

When Jehovah freed his people from slavery in Egypt via Moses which were the Egyptian gods judged? Does each of the 10 plagues correspond to a specific Egyptian god? NWT Exodus 12:12 " . . . I ...
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In 1 Corinthians 9:9;13 why does Paul quote the Torah for justifying fiscal support from the church?

All quotes from the NASB In canvassing for fiscal support from the church the apostle Paul quotes the Torah to buttress his narrative 1 Corinthians 9:9-10 [9]For it is written in the Law of ...
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The Surermacy of Jesus Christ in the book of Hebrews? [on hold]

People have different views on the supremacy of Jesus according to the letter of Hebrews. So what is your view?
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Why didn't the Bible mention David's height as it mentioned Goliath's height in 1 Sam. 17:4? [on hold]

"And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span." (KJV) I just wanna know why the bible didn't provide David's height ...
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Why did Daniel refuse Belshazzar's gifts in Daniel 5:16-17?

After interpreting the writing on the wall Daniel refuses the king's gifts Daniel 5:16-17 [16]But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult ...
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Did the serpent in Genesis 3, and did the Trees of Life and the Knowledge of Good and Evil exist literally? [on hold]

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2¶And the woman ...
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What is the sense of μέτρου at John 3:34?

According to John 3:34 how are we to understand μέτρου when describing Gods gift of spirit?
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Leviticus & Numbers offerings as holistic and comparing to a typical Western world's meal

Would it be correct to compare sacrifices in the Bible books to Leviticus and Numbers to a typical meal( more specifically a meal in Western culture)? For example, Let's analyze Numbers 28. ...
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What happened to the manslayer in Exodus 21 before the appointment of the cities of refuge?

God promises to appoint cities of refuge for those who accidentally killed their brethren. Exodus 21:12-13 NASB [12]"He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death. [13]But if ...
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comprehension of ancient languages [on hold]

is it necessary to have deep understanding/comprehension of ancient languages to know the "fullness" of the message of the Bible?
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What is the criteria by which the accuracy of a Bible translations is measured? [on hold]

With all the various ideas of good and bad Bible translations how do we know which is accurate; what is the criteria to do so? NWT 2 Timothy 2:15 "Do your utmost to present yourself approved to ...
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In Revelation 10:7 what is the “mystery of God” that was finished by the 7th trumpet?

Rev 10:7 KJV - 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. Is the ...
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Why did David fear Joab? 2 Sam 3:39

David is a great warrior(no doubt), at a very young age, He killed Goliath, killed a bear and he he generally considered fearless. But, while going through the Bible, I discovered David feared Joab ...
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Who are the saints / holy ones in 1 Thessalonians 3:13 and 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12?

In June 2017 and May 2018, I had email exchanges with Prof. Larry W. Hurtado and Dean Craig C. Hill (two high-caliber NT scholars) about the second coming, the rapture and, more specifically, the ...
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Why does the ESV say the tree withered from the top down, while other translations say the tree withered from the roots up?

I was comparing translations when I noticed this difference in Mark 11:20-21. As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to ...
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What is the lesson of the “make straight paths” metaphor in Hebrews 12:13?

Hebrews 12:13 (NASB) "And make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed."
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I need an advise and help [closed]

How can I grow children church in my community
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In Job 8:11-19 what ancient wisdom is Bildad quoting?

In Job chapter 8, Bildad the Shuhite, in an attempt to show that Job was a hypocrite, makes an appeal to ancient wisdom (verses 8-10). Job 8:11-19: For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, ...
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Boat's speed in Jesus days

In Mark's gospel we read about Jesus and his disciples moving in a boat from Capernaum to Dekapolis, to a place in the other side of the Sea of Galilee about 20 kilometers away south. They set out in ...
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Whose rod is used to wrongly strike the rock in Numbers 20?

Num 20:8-9  "Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out ...
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Visible and Invisible God - Judges 6:22,23

I’m sorry if this is splitting hairs but this question is about the trinity or not. Gideon has a visitation from an angel. He proceeds to bring him a sacrifice “Please do not depart from here ...
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Use of leap years in the bible

As we can clearly see, the bible relates to a month as a 30 days period: 150 days of the flood which are five month (genesis 7,8), the feast of Ahasuerus of 180 days that are 6 months and so on. We ...
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Was Justin Martyr quoting Isaiah 65:20 in his Dialogue with Trypho? If yes from what Bible?

I was reading my bible when I stumbled on Isaiah 65:20: There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years ...
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What are the 7 abominations in Proverbs 26:25?

Proverbs 26:25 do not trust such a person's pretty speeches, since in the heart lurk seven abominations. What are these 7 abominations? Are these same as, Proverbs 6:16 There are six things ...
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Who is he and what is the name of his son? Proverbs 30:4

“Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what ...
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In Proverbs 8:30-31 is Wisdom being described as a little child?

The point of this passage seems to be that Wisdom (personified) is saying that s/he is qualified to provide insight into the ways of God because s/he grew up knowing him intimately: Pro 8:30-31 KJV ...
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What was the message of Jonah?

Did God forgive the Ninevites...or did he just grant them temporary respite before destroying them? This article argues the latter https://www.bsw.org/biblica/vol-87-2006/the-end-of-jonah-is-the-...
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Matthew's Gospel first penned in Hebrew? [duplicate]

Various early church fathers said that Matthew first penned his Gospel in Hebrew (Aramaic). What do you find to support this fact? The Historical Literary Evidence – The Early Church Testimony ...
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Does the wording of 1 Samuel 18:21 suggest David was already married to Merab when Saul offered him Michal?

וַיֹּ֨אמֶר שָׁא֜וּל אֶתְּנֶ֤נָּה לֹּו֙ וּתְהִי־לֹ֣ו לְמֹוקֵ֔שׁ וּתְהִי־בֹ֖ו יַד־פְּלִשְׁתִּ֑ים וַיֹּ֤אמֶר שָׁאוּל֙ אֶל־דָּוִ֔ד בִּשְׁתַּ֛יִם תִּתְחַתֵּ֥ן בִּ֖י הַיֹּֽום׃ (WLC) “I will give her [...
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A Question about King David

2 Samuel 11:1-5 (NASB) 1 "Then it happened [a]in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons ...
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Exegesis of Numbers 28 ( specifically Numbers 28:8 ) lamb offered at twilight and the grain offering and the drink offering

Numbers 28 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Laws for Offerings 1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Command the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall [a]be careful to ...

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