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How to reconcile 1 John 4:2 with Mathew 8:29?

The fourth chapter of 1 John talks about how we should test every spirit, for not every spirit is of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. It then says in verse 2 that you can ...
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Proper exegesis of II Timothy 3:12 and reading

I thought the normal translation of II timothy 3:12 was pretty cut and dried. I never really questioned it deeply which is unusual because I do what I can using English language tools (since I am not ...
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What was “the good” that the apostle Paul could not do? Romans 7:19

Romans 7:19 (NRSV) 19 "For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do."
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Did biblical authors intentionally use repeated words to connect passages within their writing?

In my study of the gospel of Mark, as I try to uncover Mark's intent in various passages, I rely heavily on the literary device of repeated words. Specifically, I assume that if a Greek word only ...
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Gad's contextual name meaning and background

I'm studying Genesis 30 right now and am having trouble with Gad's name meaning. Why was he named after a "troop" or "fortune"? Which really is it? What is the significance of this in relation to ...
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What does “my name is with him” mean in Exodus 23:21?

Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon ...
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Is there an equivalent of La ila ha illlallah in Hebrew? [on hold]

In Arabic, the Muslims say La ila Ha illallah There is no God but God It is pretty rhythmic in Arabic. Is there an equivalent in Hebrew or Aramaic that is commonly used in the Hebrew bible/...
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A question about the 'double portion' Kings 2:9

"When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.(2 Kings 2:9-NIV) Can a ...
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Did Balaam actually curse the Israelites as alluded in Deuteronomy 23;5?

Deuteronomy 23:5 NASB 5 But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you. 6 You shall not ...
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Etymology of the name Mary?

Why does Strongs 4813 say "מרים [miryâm] \meer-yawm'\" is From 4805; rebelliously; {Mirjam} the name of two Israelitesses: - Miriam when St. Jerome writes (Liber de Nominibus Hebraicis col. 886): ...
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(Dual application) 2 Samuel 7:12-17 attributed to King David and his earthly descendants, & David's Heavenly & earthly descendant, Jesus Christ

2 Samuel 7:12-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 12 When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your [c]descendant after you, who will come forth from [d]...
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What are the differences between a bible encyclopedia and a bible dictionary? Why would someone use one versus the other?

What are the differences between a bible encyclopedia and a bible dictionary? Why would someone use one versus the other? This is in relation to doing hermeneutics.
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Why does the kjv include the phrase 'for the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof' in1 Corinthians 10:28

It seems this phrase is wanting in some other texts 1 Corinthians 10:28 KJV 28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for ...
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Does the narrator of Numbers assert that the Anakim come from the Nephilim?

The Nephilim are named only in two verses in the Bible, in Genesis 6:4 and Numbers 13:33. Numbers 13:33 says that the Anakim come from the Nephilim, but different translations render this in a variety ...
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Why does Manoah's wife alter the angel's words in Judges 13: 5-7?

When the angel speaks to the wife of Manoah, he says : For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: ...
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Were the Horites Nephilim?

“So we passed beyond our brothers the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, away from the Arabah road, away from Elath and from Ezion-geber. And we turned and passed through by the way of the wilderness of ...
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Why did St. Jerome use “virago” in Gen. 2:23?

Why did St. Jerome use virago ("a man-like woman") to translate אשה in Gen. 2:23, when the LXX uses γυνή (woman)? And Adam said: This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be ...
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In the Lamentations 4:21-22 (LXX), what is the significance of using Ιδουμαίας and then Εδωμ to identify the daughter of Edom?

In Lamentations, the phrase "daughter of Edom" is repeated in consecutive verses: Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, you who dwell in the land of Uz; but to you also the cup shall ...
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John the Baptist wore camel skin [Unclean animal]; could Tent of Meeting have had porpoise skin bought / plundered from Egyptians?

I read here and in another website that the Tent of Meeting likely would not have used the skin of an unclean animal, since touching such an animal [Any and all parts of it??] or preparing such to ...
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Iesus in the Septuagint? [closed]

I am trying to locate the very earliest manuscript or fragment that contains the Greek name Ἰησοῖ Ἰησοῦς or Ιησοι, preferably from the "Septuagint" the 3rd-1st centuries BC, if possible. I am not ...
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What is the difference between a theological investigation and a Biblical theology

I know that this may seem like a dumb question but I still cannot list the differences. Someone asked me whether Dispensationalism is a theological investigation or a Biblical theology and I'm not ...
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why was the freedom in Leviticus 19 significant?

I am not sure if there was a significance to the freedom in this chapter(19)
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How does Jude 1:7 say Sodom and Gomorrah serve as examples in undergoing punishment of eternal fire?

Jude 1:7 NASB 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after [g]strange flesh, are exhibited as an [h]...
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Should Job 22:23-25 be understood as a sequential list?

I'm a 2nd year undergrad Bible student so I haven't been able to take Hebrew so I don't know how to interpret this- don't be afraid to give me details however, I am still nerdy and like to use ...
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Who is the “them” in “them of old time”?

Matthew 5:21 says "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time..." (KJV) This term is also used in verse 27. Prior to verse 21 Jesus is talking about the law, and the scribes and ...
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Extra-biblical tools that are absolutely necessary for biblical hermeneutics [closed]

What are the extra-biblical tools that are absolutely necessary to do biblical hermeneutics other than the bible? Currently I used several extra biblical tools when doing hermeneutics. They are: a ...
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In Philemon 11, is Paul making a pun from Onesimus' name?

Given the name Onesimus means "profitable or useful" and Paul writes in vrs 11: [Onesimus,] who once was unprofitable to thee, but now is profitable to thee and to me: Is Paul making a pun with ...
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Did God resurrect Moses?

We are initial told that when Moses died God buried him and no one knows his burial place Deuteronomy 34:5-6 NASB 5 So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to ...
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Why did Jesus use the words “You have heard that it was said…?”

In Matthew Chapter 4 during the temptation of Jesus, Jesus uses the words "It is written..." when referring to God's word. In Matthew chapter 5 Jesus begins using the phrase "Ye have heard that it ...
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Does Philippians 2:12 contradict 3:9?

Philippians 2:12 (NASB) So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; ...
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How were Paleo-Hebrew words in the Greek Septuagint fragments treated?

In certain old fragments of the Greek Septuagint the name of YHWH alone is written in paleo-Hebrew letters. I’m a novice at Greek, but isn’t it necessary for all proper nouns and names to be written ...
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When Jesus said to Peter” Satan hath desired to have you…” what did he mean (Lk 22:31-34)

The famous passage spoken by Jesus unto Peter reads: “Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, ...
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What is the significance of not putting the linen waistband in water in Jeremiah 13:1?

Jeremiah 13:1 NASB 13 Thus the Lord said to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen waistband and put it around your waist, but do not put it in water.” What was the significance of not putting the linen ...
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Were the Israelites affected by the first three plagues in Egypt?

In the fourth plague: the "swarms of flies", the Bible says: "And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that ...
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Emphasis in Isaiah 50:11

Does the phrase here translated - "this you shall have of mine hand" - refer to the the previous portion of the verse, or does it refer to the latter portion of the verse? Is 50:11Behold, all ye ...
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What was Jesus’ πατρίδι (hometown/homeland) in John 4:44?

What was Jesus’ πατρίδι (hometown/homeland) in John 4:44? I had always assumed that this referred to Nazareth and Galilee, where Jesus grew up. However, Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg in The Jewish ...
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In Luke 13:28 does Jesus mean Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are prophets?

As Jesus is traveling through towns and villages on His way to Jerusalem, someone asks Him about the number of those who will be saved: And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be ...
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Whose spirit is Gods spirit bearing witness to in Romans 8:16?

Since born again Christians have the Spirit of Christ, I am confused by the words 'our spirit', in Romans chapter 8, verse 16 where it says: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that ...
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In Galatians 2:11 what is meant by “I opposed him to his face”?

[Gal 2:11 NASB] (11) But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. [Gal 2:11 MGNT] (11) ὅτε δὲ ἦλθεν Κηφᾶς εἰς Ἀντιόχειαν κατὰ πρόσωπον αὐτῷ ...
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In Galatians 2:11 what does Paul mean when he says that Peter “stood condemned”?

[Gal 2:11 NASB] (11) But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. [Gal 2:11 MGNT] (11) ὅτε δὲ ἦλθεν Κηφᾶς εἰς Ἀντιόχειαν κατὰ πρόσωπον αὐτῷ ...
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According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason?

1. According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason? 2. Did this incident in verse 26 happen before or after writing the epistles ...
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Is this text about dogs really found in the gospel of the Nazirenes?

The text ends by 'And the man marveled and stopped training the dogs to hunt, and taught them to save life rather than destroy it. And he learned of the doctrines The Way and became his disciple' ...
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Matthew 4:16 - are the “region” and “shadow” of death different things?

"...and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up." Matthew 4:16b KJV Is this verse is talking about two separate but related things, or just one thing? As an example......
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In Acts 15:13-21 who is James and why does he seem to be the one who needs to be convinced about the gentiles?

Who is James in Acts 15? What authority if any did he have in this ad hoc consultation with the apostles? [Act 15:13 NASB] (13) After they had stopped speaking, James answered, saying, "Brethren, ...
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Is Noah's “youngest son” in Genesis 9:24 Ham or Canaan?

And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: 21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness ...
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What was the significance of the daily decrease of the number of bulls offered during Tabernacles in Numbers 29:12-32?

During the feast of Tabernacles there seems to be a gradual decrease of the number of bulls offered from the first day to the last.What is of note is that only the bulls offered decrees in number ...
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Is what Laban said in Genesis 29:26 true?

In Genesis 29:26, after Jacob asks why Laban deceived him, Laban responds: "And Laban said, 'It must not be done so in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.'" I've tried ...
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Some legend with meaning of V-RAP-NPM, API-3S etc

It is difficult for me to google the meaning of such short keywords like V-RAP-NPM or API-3S etc. The following is in my bible lexicon: 1 Peter 1:8 ον(R-ASM) G3739 ουκ(PRT-N) G3756 ειδοτες G1492 ...
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Whose face is seen in “They shall see his face”? Rev 22v4 ESV

In this verse both "his face" and "his name" are mentioned. However in Rev 14v1 both his name and his Father's name are written on their foreheads. It appears to me that his face could be: 1. The ...
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Why did Jacob and David do nothing when tragedy happened in the family?

The two stories are very disturbing both Jacob (Dinah: Gen 34) and David (Tamar: 2 Sam 13) daughters were violated. In both cases it does not mention that they responded with anything however their ...

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