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How to correctly interpret the psalmist's prayer in Psalm 30:9-10?

I'm meditating in the prayer of Psalm 30:9-10: 9 “What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? 10 Hear, Lord, and be ...
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Are there two separate "coming" (parousia, 3952) events? [closed]

1Th 4:15-17 describes "the coming (parousia, 3952) of the Lord" v15 "Himself with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God." v16 And the dead and alive "shall be ...
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Is Canonical Criticism considered an academically sound/reputable method?

Is biblical canonical criticism considered an academically reputable methodology for scholarly study? Is it considered synonymous with the historical-grammatical method? Do non-conservatives ever use ...
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Akkadian Prophecies and Daniel

There are currently five Babylonian cuneiform “ex eventu” texts known as the Akkadian Prophecies. They are dated as old as 1st millennium BC (I think) but the youngest one dates to the early 3rd ...
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1 Cor 11.30 What does ”because of this” refer to?

I spend my free time (and I have a bit of it in these times) reading the letters of Paul, in Greek, in chronological order. I am working through 1 Corinthians at the moment. Paul's references and ...
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Michael the archangel [closed]

Michael is mentioned as one of the chief princes in Daniel 10:13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I ...
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Romans 10:17 - the absence of article means salvation comes by rhema of Christ not logos?

I would like to know the importance of the absence of an article in greek NT. In Romans 10:17 I see a commentary of a preacher saying that to understand salvific faith we need to see interpretation of ...
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Can Jesus decide who will sit next to him on his throne or not? Revelation 3:21 vs. Mark 10:35-40

Revelation 3:21 (ESV): 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. vs. Mark 10:35-40 (ESV): 35 And James ...
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At the wedding of Cana, how large of a gathering was likely taking place?

Many people have a presupposition that the wedding of Cana would have involved such a large number of people that all of the wine, miraculously made, would have been consumed during the remaking days ...
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How can Jesus be God in light of Revelation 3v12

Revelation 3:12 states: The one who conquers I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my ...
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What does "to unite all things in him" mean in Ephesians 1:10?

Ephesians 1:9-10 "...he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth". ESV; my emphasis. A. Does this mean, to ...
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Will the Ancient City of Babylon be Rebuilt?

The city of Babylon is mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Does this mean the ancient city of Babylon will be rebuilt to be destroyed a second time? It has been claimed over the ages that the city of ...
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John 6:39 and Jesus' Confidence

I've done a decent amount of study from theologians and teachers of the Word regarding John 6:37-40, I've even studied it apart from the teachers. It seems most apparent and obvious that Jesus will ...
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What does it mean to rejoice with trembling in Psalm 2:11?

Psalm 2:11 KJV Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Somehow the above the text seems contradictory in the sense that how could one rejoice yet at the same time tremble.My ...
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Are the "pit" or "world below" of Ezekiel 26:19-21 and the "abyss" of Luke 8:31 the same place?

Ezekiel 26:19-21 (ESV): 19 “For thus says the Lord God: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you, ...
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Hebrews 6:2 and the Greek understanding of "Eternal Judgement"

"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of ...
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Do only believers hear the"shout" of the Lord?

Do only "caught up" (726) 1Th 4:16 believers (dead and alive) v17 hear (but not see) the "shout" (keleusma, 2752); "the voice (phone, 5456) of an archangel (arche, 746)"; ...
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Was Jesus obedient unto death, Phil 2:8; or He became obedient because He suffered, Heb 5:8?

Philippians 2:8; KJV; 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Hebrews 5:8,9; KJV; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned ...
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Questions with regard to Strong’s Concordance

After studying Strong’s Concordance, I am wondering about the word Ereb. It is used 3 times in his concordance. In 6153, it means evening, and in 6154, it means mixture. In 695, it means lair, but I ...
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What does Ecclesiastes 12:7 exactly mean by "the spirit returns to God"?

Ecclesiastes 12:7 (ESV): 7 and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. What does Ecclesiastes 12:7 exactly mean by "the spirit returns to God"? ...
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Is Jeremiah 32:40 a direct reference to the New Covenant?

And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭32:40 I ...
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Was laying of hand upon the sacrifice essential for atonement in Leviticus 1:4?

Leviticus 1:4 KJV And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. It is said the offender shall lay his hand upon the head ...
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Can I use Matthew 22:36-40 as a 'hermeneutical key' or 'interpretative lens' to interpret scripture?

I have long been plagued by a suspicion that tradition and biblical academia is leading me down into a many tunneled burrow of theological intellectualism. In a quest for efficiency, simplicity, ...
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Hebrews 2:9-10; were Sufferings of Jesus for the aim of Perfection or for Substitutional Atonement or for both?

Hebrews 2:9-10; KJV; 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for ...
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Why did Jesus' disciples believe in ghosts / disembodied spirits? [closed]

Luke 24:36-39 (NASB): 36 Now while they were telling these things, Jesus Himself suddenly stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened, and ...
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Did the response on the servant in Matt. 18:26 indicate he thought he could earn salvation?

The servant owed 10,000 talents (18:24). The footnote on talent in 18:24 in the ESV is "A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years’ wages for a laborer." Thus, 10,000 talents = ...
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Am I suffering from insanity attack or am I paranoid [closed]

I recently am going through a phase where I sometimes feel like I am under attack, my eye dim out I get really scared and paranoid, my thoughts go haywire, but after praying it goes away, so my ...
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Is John 6:42 in the present tense?

If I may respectfully point to the book of A.T. Bradford who wrote "Joseph in John's gospel, Judas and Jewish jokes". He says the "who we know" is in the present tense in Greek ...
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In what way do her breasts satisfy the husband of Proverbs 5:19

“a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:19‬ ‭ In what manner are her breasts intended to generate ...
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Does Romans 9:19 have 2 rhetorical questions indicating why mankind is still guilty before God?

When Paul asked: “ “You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?”” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭9:19‬ Is Paul asking in the context of Romans 9:1-24, but specifically in Romans ...
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serious divorce/ remarriage complexity [closed]

I have encountered a situation of extreme distress and torment which has theological complexities and has revealed disturbing spiritual realities. A first marriage of a lapsed Christian to a muslim ...
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Romans 6:7 Was Christ Set Free From Sin?

Ignoring one's own particular theology and overall integrated understanding of the Bible, for a moment, is it good Greek to translate Romans 6:7 as something like the following? "for he having ...
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Did Jesus hint to Tribulation believers to the "hour" of His 2nd coming to earth (Matt 24:30)? [closed]

I suggest that Tribulation believers knew the Day of His return to earth with His angels. Matt 24:30 From the day that "when you see the 'abomination of desolation' standing in the holy place'&...
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Psalm 149:5-9's indication that "godly ones" will execute "vengeance" in light of Romans 12:19 & Leviticus 19:18 prohibiting vengeance?

How do we reason the use of Psalm 149:5-9's indication that "godly ones" will execute "vengeance" in light of Romans 12:19 & Leviticus 19:18 emphasizing prohibiting vengeance? ...
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Why does one benefit when he/she, eats from the "Tree of life"?

According to scripture, there is a benefit to be gained when eating from the tree of life. Rev 2:7 (niv), 7 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is ...
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Is there significance to the use of flame (φλόξ, phlox) without fire (πῦρ, pyr) in Greek scripture, specifically Luke 16:29?

The Greek word "phlox" (φλόξ), meaning "flame", appears seven times in the Greek scriptures: Luke 16:29 — "… for I am in anguish [or tormented, or sorrowed, or distressed] in ...
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Does John 6:37 indicate that predestination does not contradict a person's ability to make a responsible choice?

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. (John 6:37)  πᾶν ὃ δίδωσίν μοι ὁ πατὴρ πρὸς ἐμὲ ἥξει, καὶ τὸν ἐρχόμενον πρὸς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ ἐκβάλω ἔξω, (John 6:...
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Is there any fundamental difference between the "spirit" of a human being ("breath of life") and the "spirit" of a disembodied (evil) spirit?

Simply put, I'm interested in knowing if there is any difference at all (in a fundamental sense) between two uses of the word "spirit": Context 1: "spirit" in the context of the ...
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When The Parable of the Budding Fig Tree will fulfill?

In Deuteronomy 8:8 it says that: אֶ֤רֶץ חִטָּה֙ וּשְׂעֹרָ֔ה וְגֶ֥פֶן וּתְאֵנָ֖ה וְרִמּ֑וֹן אֶֽרֶץ־זֵ֥ית שֶׁ֖מֶן וּדְבָֽשׁ׃ Which is the same as: a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and ...
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Would 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that full preterism is a salvation issue?

In the Bible, some questions seem to allow for differing positions (see Romans 14). However, does 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that whether the resurrection has already happened isn't one of them? Is it ...
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Luke 5:17 where is the power?

Looking at Luke 5:17 some of the translations will read: "And the power of the Lord was present to heal/for healing", while others will read: "And the power of the Lord was with him (...
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Was Rachel's death in childbirth a punishment for idolatry, for theft, or for any other reason? [closed]

Rachel's death in childbirth, recounted in Genesis 35:16-19, follows her theft of her father Laban's "gods" (teraphim, Gen 31:19), which Jacob, years later, finally buried under an "oak&...
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What is the likeness of the offense of Adam in Romans 5:14?

Romans 5:14 NASB Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. What is the “...
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Is Job 33 Messianic?

I’ve been looking at the distinction between God (el), God (eloha), and the Almighty in the book of Job and noticed something. Oftentimes these seem to be named alongside one another rather than as ...
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Order the child

Can someone explain to me what does "order the child" mean? The context is the story of Manoah and his future son, Samson. Manoah asks the angel "How shall we order the child, and how ...
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Is Revelation 6:9 an allusion to Leviticus 4:7?

Revelation 6:9 ESV When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. Leviticus 4:7 ESV And the priest ...
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Does Peter give an imperative in 1 Peter 2:2?

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted ...
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In Luke 3:7, when John said, "who warned you to flee the coming wrath" did he mean the Romans were about to destroy Jerusalem?

In Luke 3:7, when John said, "who warned you to flee the coming wrath" what is a general hermeneutical survey of the view (if any) that he meant God’s mediated wrath was about to take place ...
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1 Timothy 4:10; is the Will of the Father to save all Human beings?

1 Timothy 2:3-5; DRB; 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and ...
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When Paul said that he would like to be "at home with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8), was he referring to Abraham's bosom?

Paul believed that after leaving his body he would be at home/present with the Lord: Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. [2 Corinthians 5:...

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