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Why does 2 Peter 2:5 refer to Noah as "the eighth"?

2 Peter 2:5 (Mounce Reverse Interlinear New Testament) : and if he did not spare the ancient world (but preserved Noah, the eighth, a herald of righteousness) when he brought the deluge on an ungodly ...
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Does Matthew 25:40's "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me" refer just to Christians?

Matthew 25's Parable of the Sheep and Goats includes the following passage (Matthew 25:34-40). "Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the ...
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How Gen 31:39 relates to Gen 43:9

In Hebrew, these two passages sharing the same idiom in a very unique similarity, and I would like to know what is the reason. In Gen 31:39 speaks of Jacob who was very righteous in taking ...
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Why did God kill the innocent people because of one evil man (Pharaoh)?

Exodus 14 recorded that the Egyptians said "let us get away from Israelites... v.25" They don't want to fight against the Israelites but they were compelled to chase after the Israelites. In ...
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What is known about equites that might have supported Paul in his mission to Spain as described in Romans 15:22-29? [closed]

In The Clementine Gospel Tradition by Dennis Barton, the following comments are made: Clement of Alexandria (c. 150-215) was a pupil of Pantoris, the first great Christian teacher at Alexandria in ...
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Is the following literary evidence, by Bart Ehrman against Pauline authorship, in the two letters to Timothy capable of other interpretations?

Bart D. Ehrman, in his book Forged writes about the letters to Timothy attributed to the Apostle Paul: Both letters have words and phrases in common not found in any of the other letters attributed ...
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The serpent at the tree

It's silly really but when the serpent spoke to Eve why did she not stop and question why this reptile could speak and not the rest of creation? Gen 3:1, 2, Now the serpent was more crafty than any ...
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Whoever does not gather with me --

Luke 11:23, NIV: Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. The Greek: ho eimi mē meta egō eimi kata egō kai ho mē synagō meta egō There's no "...
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Why did Ahimaaz the son of Zadok run ahead of the Cushite to Only provide good news about War Victory, & Not the Bad News about Absalom's death?

(2 Samuel 18:19-33) (New American Standard Bible 1995 ) 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run and bring the king news that the Lord has freed him from the hand of his enemies.” 20 ...
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Arguments for/against the Pauline authorship of NT prohibitions against women speaking in church - 1 Cor. 14:34, 1 Tim. 2:12

Note: This question focuses on authorship, not the meaning of the verses. 1 Timothy 2:12 "I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent." 1 Corinthians 14:...
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Where can I find a concordance / original text analysis and dictionary for the Apocrypha?

For study reasons, I would like to find a concordance for the Deuterocanonical books + the Book of Enoch. Ideally, the concordance should contain the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic text with an a ...
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Is the Greek word "pragmaton" as used in Hebrews 11:1 referring to a thing done, an action, deed?

Is the Greek word "pragmaton" as used in Hebrews 11:1 referring to a thing done, an action, deed?
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Were Joseph and Mary husband and wife before Christ was born?

Specifically I am wondering what can be gathered from the Greek in Matthew 1:16-25. I've seen a similar discussion here on Luke 2:5 In Matthew, there are more verses which seem to mention "...
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Did Moses fear the Angel of God in Exodus 23?

Initially, God had promised Moses that an angel will lead the Israelites and that the Angel will not forgive any trespass Exodus 23:20-21 NLT Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the ...
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What does Didache 5 mean by "not knowing a reward for righteousness"

Didache 5 "And the way of death is this: First of all it is evil and full of curse: murders, adulteries, lusts, fornications, thefts, idolatries, magic arts, witchcrafts, rapines, false ...
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Should "among" in John 1:14 really be translated "within"?

I’ve heard that in John 1:14 the word “among” was wrongly translated from its Greek origin and that it truly meant “within”. Can you shed some light on that please? And the Word was made flesh, and ...
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What is the correct translation of Ezekiel 29:3

In Ezekiel 29:3 “...התנים הגדול הרבץ בתוך יאריו  אשר אמר לי יארי ואני עשיתני” “...the great dragon that lies in the midst of his rivers, that says, The rivers are mine, and I made them.” (Ezekiel 29:...
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2 Thess 2:1-2 - what is the timing relationship between the rapture and the day of the Lord?

1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,a 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or ...
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2 Thess 2:4 - "proclaiming himself to be God." - is this a distinct declaration?

4who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Is proclaiming himself to be God an ...
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2 Thessalonians 2: Is the day of Lord before or after antichrist takes his seat in the temple of God?

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,a 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a ...
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How can the Gospel of Jesus, penetrate the wall presented by the old covenant [closed]

In Deutoronomy 13 there are two following passages: “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he ...
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What is the difference between Jesus as the unique Son of God and believers as children of God? [closed]

In John 20:17, Jesus says: Jesus said, ‘Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my ...
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Does John 17:23 teach that the Father loves all believers as much as he loves Jesus?

The last part of John 17:23 says Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Does that mean the Father loves believers in the same way and to the same ...
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What are the implications of 1 Peter 3:20 in terms of the scope of the Flood Judgement? [closed]

1 Peter 3:20 says that, after the crucifixion, Jesus preached to: [those who] sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing......
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Did Zacchaeus say "I [already] give," or "I will give" half his possessions to the poor (Luke 19:8)

Translators seem about equally divided on this question, with older translations such as KJV, Geneva, Darby and even RSV using the present tense and newer ones leaning toward the future tense. My ...
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Genesis 22:19 - where is Isaac?

Genesis 22 describes the famous binding of Isaac narrative. During the beginning of the event, Abraham and Isaac’s ascent to the mountain is described: “Early in the morning Abraham got up and ...
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What year of Tiberius' rule did Jesus begin his ministry?

Every conscientious bible student knows that John the Baptist began his ministry in Tiberius' 15th year. Turn to Luke 3:1-3. Luke Chapter 3 (KJV) 1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius ...
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Revelation: is there grammatical reason to equate "1,260 days" with "42 months"?

This question focuses on grammar not "what makes sense". The first step to understanding a passage is parsing: identify the parts of speech assign the pronouns to the proper names assign ...
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How was Esau's wife named Judith?

"When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite." (Genesis 26:34) According to Hebrew etymology ...
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What was the role of Nathaniel in the Ministry of Jesus?

We see Jesus selecting some of his disciples in Jn 1: 43-51 (NRSVCE): The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.... Philip found Nathaniel and said to ...
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"ὑμᾶς νεκροὺς ὄντας -you being dead" (Col 2:13) - What does “being dead" (fig.) imply, a complete or partial inanimate state of us?

Col 2:13* - "And you -- being dead in the trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh -- He made alive together with him, having forgiven you all the trespasses" (YTL).
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What is the difference between the Greek words "pragma" and "pragmaton" [closed]

In Hebrews 11:1 the word πραγμάτων (pragmaton) is used: Ἔστιν δὲ πίστις ἐλπιζομένων ὑπόστασις, πραγμάτων ἔλεγχος οὐ βλεπομένων. "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction ...
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Are the living waters in John 7:38-39 the same as in Revelation 7:17?

Is is said during the last day of the feast of Tabernacles Christ called upon all who believe to come and drink the living waters which seem to point to the giving of the Holy Spirit. John 7:38 If ...
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Was the Garden of Eden planted "in the East" or "towards the East" in Genesis 2:8?

Genesis 2:8 NASB95 The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Genesis 2:8 ESV And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, ...
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What is the meaning of "achri/at/until" in Philippians 1:6?

Philippians 1:6 "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ". NKJV My emphasis. Philippians 1:6 "And ...
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What is the meaning of the Hebrew word כארו as used in Psalm 22:17?

In the book "Vetus Testamentum Hebraicum : cum variis lectionibus" Kennicott, Benjamin, a comparison of manuscripts with the Masoretic text is given, of which more than 600. https://archive....
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The meaning of Deuteronomy 28:43 and its fulfillment

43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. 44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt ...
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Who are the intended recipients of the fourth Gospel?

Who are the intended recipients of the fourth gospel (John)? For example, is it for: The Jewish community who had questions about the identity of Jesus? The Gentiles who need to know the relationship ...
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Romans 8:16 -" τῷ πνεύματι ἡμῶν" - Is it the Holy Spirit bears witness "with" or "to" our spirit?

Most English versions translate "with our spirit," while the Bishop's Bible 1558, Mace NT, Douay, Catholic Public Domain Versions, and Lamsa and Aramaic Bible in Plain English translate &...
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1 Samuel 1:20 - what are the implications of the pun on Samuel's name, or was it actually Saul?

In 1 Sam. 1:20, why does Hannah apparently make a pun on her son's name that makes no sense if his name was Samuel, but makes perfect sense if his name was Saul? The bible if full of puns made by ...
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Have the prophecies about Edom been fulfilled?

There are many prophecies in the OT regarding the Edomites (The decendants of Esau). Isaiah 34:5-6 My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; see, it descends in judgment on Edom, the people I have ...
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1 Thess 5:9 vs Romans 5:9 - is this the same wrath?

9For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, This passage talks about day of the Lord so the "wrath" is God's wrath. Based on the text, can ...
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Why is Jezebel mentioned in Revelation 2: 20?

Now I assume that this the same Jezebel from both 1st and 2nd Kings, but what exactly is she representing? Is it just the sexual immorality that the Corrupt Church that John is speaking of? Or is ...
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Was Joseph 10 or 17 when sold into slavery by his brothers?

I know Genesis 37:2 says he was 17, but the Hebrew word here for "seventeen" is the word "asar or esreh" (according to Strong's #6240), which is translated to "ten". I'm ...
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Acts 7:51-53 - What does Stephen allude to when he said "as your fathers -also ye" (v 51b), killing prophet (s) or not keeping the law?

Acts 7:51-53 You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And ...
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Daniel 9:25 - what is endpoint of 69 weeks?

So you are to know and understand that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, until Messiah the Prince, there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, ...
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Matthew 12:40 - "heart of the earth": what does it mean?

For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The word "the Sabbath" is ...
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Was Daniel a part of Israelite Royalty?

In the opening of the book of Daniel it alludes to that fact that the Hebrew boys were part of Royalty and nobility can anyone else confirm this? Dan 1:3, 4 - Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the ...
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Why wasting semen is an evil? Onan and Tamar [duplicate]

After the death of Er the husband of Tamar, Onan went to Tamar but he refused to get her pregnant and is counted evil in the sight of God. Why it is evil? (Genesis 38:910)
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Does everyone know God or not?

Romans 1:18-21 appears to be saying "yes": 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the ...

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