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In John 8:44, what is the accurate translation of “πατὴρ αὐτοῦ”, and what does the phrase mean?

In John 8:44 the last phrase has some ambiguity. It talks about Devil, that he is liar and the father of: it...KJV. thereof...ASV. lies...ESV and GNB. الكذاب...سميث/فاندايك، الكذاب=the liar. الكذب... ...
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What are the banner-bearers in Songs 6:4 and 6:10, and why is the word feminine?

In Song of Songs 6, verses 4 and 10, the woman is described as כַּנִּדְגָּלֽוֹת אֲיֻמָּ֖ה, "awesome as the banner-exalting [ones]", with the participle "banner-exalting" being feminine plural. I think ...
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What is the oldest manuscript of Genesis 1:1

I am trying to find out what is the closest to the original reading of Genesis 1:1. Or just Genesis 1:1a בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית I couldn't see from other posts what this papyrus/manuscript would be. (What ...
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James 1:8 - Is δίψυχος the ancient equivalent of bipolar mood disorder?

James 1:8 (ESV), he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Here "double-minded" is a translation of δίψυχος, a compound of δίς, meaning "twice" (from δύο, the number "2") and ψυχή, ...
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John 4:24 implied meaning on Holy Spirit [duplicate]

John 4:24 says For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth. Just wondering, Is there any possibility of the ‘worship in spirit’ being misconstrued as ‘worship ...
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What is the accurate translation of “ψυχικὸς δὲ ἄνθρωπος” in 1Corinthians 2:14?

I read the Arabic and English translations of the Greek phrase "ψυχικὸς δὲ ἄνθρωπος" in 1Corinthians 2:14, the translations were as follows: الإنسان الطبيعي. الإنسان البشري. Natural man. Natural ...
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What are manuscripts KJV depends upon in his translation?

In Hebrews 4:8, Acts 7:45 KJV uses "Jesus" while other translations uses "Joshua". In Acts 13:6 many translations including KJV use "Bar-Jesus." While in OT KJV uses "Joshua." This make us ask this ...
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How does the NIV translates Psalms 52:1?

Psalms 52:1 NIV Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? Psalm 52 King James Version (KJV) 52 Why ...
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Does “thousand generations” in Exodus 20:6, Deuter 7:9 and 1Chronicles 16:15 mean that Earthly World will last for at least thirty thousand years?

In Exodus 20:6, Deuteronomy 7:9 and 1Chronicles 16:15 the phrase "thousand generations" had mentioned, does this mean that the Earthly World will last for at least thirty thousand years? The concept ...
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What did Jesus imply in John 11:9,10?

"Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, ...
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Does “made a curse” in Gal 3:13 k.J.V mean “made cursed”?

In Gal 3:13 "being made a curse for us" K.J.V, does "made a curse" mean "made cursed"?. If so, why not sin=sinner in 2 Corinthians 5:21 in "made him {cf15I to be} sin for us" K.J.v? I think ...
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In Isaiah 28:16 what does it mean that the cornerstone is “tested”?

[Isa 28:16 NIV] (16) So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken ...
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Mark Chapter 5 verses 19 & 43

But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mark 5:19 NLT Why is it that Jesus commanded the demon possessed man in ...
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Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3?

"But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year."- Hebrews 10:3. Is there justification within the Old Testament that the blood sacrificial system instituted by Yahweh simply taught ...
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Can “God” in John refer anywhere to a Godhead, or is this a foreign concept to John? (Cp. John 17:3)

Note: See addendum below for a treatment of the word "only." I am no longer replying directly to comments to this question. Note that this question is entirely based on grammar, syntax and lexical ...
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Why in Mark 5:41 the words of Jesus are reported in aramaic?

I find it strange that we have the words of Jesus talitha coum reported also in aramaic (siryiac), because there is no apparent reason to preserve the original language of exactly those words and not ...
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Can the term “one God” in Paul apply to anyone but the Father? (Eph 4:6)

Paul uses the term “one God” three times. In two of them he explicitly identifies the Father as the one God [1] and in one the Father can be identified contextually. [2,3]. There are no OT or NT ...
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Jews time in exile

Jeremiah prophesied 70 years of Babylonian captivity, which began 606 BC and ended in 536 BC. On the other hand, Ezekiel, while 30 years into this captivity, prophesied 390 and 40 years respectively, ...
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Did Mary give birth to other physical children?

What does brother and sister mean in Matthew 12:46-50; 13:55; 27:56; Mark 3:31-35; 6:1-3; 15:40; Luke 8: 19-21 and Galatians 1:19? Are these verses talking about children born to parents via sex or ...
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Is reference to Hebrews in/out of Egypt (Misr) allegorical?

In KJV and ASV and others מצרה translated as trouble like in Psalm 143:11, doesn't this mean that the stories of Hebrews in/out of Egypt may be allegorical in the Bible, i.e: Egypt (Misr, Misraim) is ...
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Jesus cried out with a loud voice, did He lack faith? Matthew 27:46

Matthew 27:46 (NASB) "About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
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Was Moses put in a basket in accordance with Pharaoh's new decree?

This is the chronology of events. First Pharaoh decrees to throw all boys in the Nile (Exodus 1:22) Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw ...
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Which is correct between NLT and KJV of 1 Samuel 16:12

In describing David's look these Bible versions have different interpretations concerning his skin color. NLT have him as dark, while KJV as ruddy, which though not cleared, some interpreted as ...
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What is the meaning of “deliver” in Matthew 6:13? “but deliver us from evil”. E.S.V

Already on this site are several questions regarding this verse but none that I have read really hone in on the word "deliver". The point and detail of this question is: What is the semantic range ...
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Since Dan Wallace shows that Jewish Literature personified “winds” more than the NT does Holy Spirit, does grieving it prove personhood at Eph 4:30?

Many see personal terms used of the Holy Spirit as proof it is a person, such as: Eph 4:30 “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption.” (ASV) Greek ...
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How was Jerusalem “in slavery with her children.”? Galatians 4:25

Galatians 4:25 (NASB) " Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children."
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How old was Zedekiah when he became king?

1 Chronicles 3:15 says Jehoiakim was born 2nd, Zedekiah was born 3rd, and Shallum [Jehoahaz] was born 4th. Jehoahaz was 23 years old when he became king, and Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he became ...
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How does one practically receive the “light of the knowledge” of the Glory of God in 2 Corinthians 4:6?

1) How does one practically receive the "light of the knowledge" of the Glory of God in 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to ...
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What does “Jesus is Lord” look like in Hebrew? [closed]

I have done a lot of research on this topic and I discovered that there are two different ways to showcase "Jesus Is Lord" in Hebrew, and the following are the particular renderings from two different ...
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What does 'wrest' the scriptures mean, 2 Peter 3:16?

In 2 Peter 3:16, the apostle Peter says : As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable ...
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Is the Greek word Protoktistos used anywhere in the Bible?

Arguing against the teaching that Jesus is a created being, some point out that calling him the firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:15)does not mean the first created. The trinitarian will often ...
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Is the Father the source of the Son?

Jesus said, John 6:57 KJVS As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. Again He says, John 5:26 KJVS For as the Father hath ...
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Does John 14:23 involve a “physical” house?

John 14:23 in some translation involves "making our home with them" while some translate them as "make our abode with him" from "ποιησόμεθα μονὴν". Which translation is correct and does that phrase ...
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Is the beginning of creation at Revelation 3:14 the same as at Proverbs 8:22?

In Revelation 3:14 Jesus refers to himself as the beginning of God's creation: "And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ...
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Do Ps 89:2 and Pr 8:25 in the LXX dispel the notion that creation and being begotten are substantially different?

At Psalms 89:2 in the LXX it is said that the mountains were born. (πρὸ τοῦ ὄρη γενηθῆναι) At Pr 8:22 in the LXX the speaker is created but in verse 25 he is begotten with γεννά με. The Complete ...
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What are the differences and similarities in the meanings of “light” in 2 Corinthians 4:6 and “brightness” in Hebrews 1:3?

What are the differences and similarities in the meanings of light ( φωτισμός, οῦ, ὁ ) in 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, ...
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Does John 1:4+5:26 support whether or not the Word received life from God as BDAG suggests?

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1%3A3-4&version=NRSV John 1:3-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came ...
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why Jesus son of God

Why is Jesus favored over everyone else when it comes to Son of God - see below Israel is My son, even My firstborn” (Exodus 4:22) “for I (God) am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.” (...
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What does “be done” mean in Matthew 6:10 “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”? E.S.V

"your will be done" seems not to be a request. e.g. It does not use the word "give" as in "give us this day". Could the Greek be translated "your will is done", Making a statement of fact: God's ...
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Who is the promised prophet in Deuteronomy 18:18?

Who does this relate to? Deuteronomy 18:17-19: Then the LORD said to me, “They have spoken well. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his ...
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What is the difference between soul and mind in Matthew 22:37?

I understand a born again spirit to mean heart, but what is the difference between soul and mind as referenced in Matthew 22:37 KJV? "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy ...
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What does “Penetrate to Even Dividing” mean in Hebrews 4:12?

Do you know what the author of Hebrews, purportedly Paul, meant by "it penetrates even to dividing"? Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it ...
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Jesus died on the cross [closed]

Matthew 39 39) Jesus replied, “A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40) For just as Jonah was three days and three nights ...
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Abraham sons genesis 22:2 must have been Ishmael not Isaac

Genesis 22:2 Issac could not have been his only son must have been talking about Ishmael Genesis 17:18 - Abraham fell facedown. Then he laughed and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a man who ...
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How are we to understand “your mothers sons”

How are we to understand Genesis 27:29 in Isaacs blessing to his son Jacob? Didn't Isaac only have two sons, Jacob and Esau? In Jewish tradition, were there other children between Isaac and Rebekah? ...
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Become like little children - the meaning of child in Jesus statement

In Matthew 18, 1-5 Jesus gives children as an example of what people should become like if they want to enter the kingdom of heaven: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18&version=...
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When Jesus said he lives because of the living Father, what do “because of” and “living Father” mean at John 6:57?

When Jesus said he lives because [1] of the living Father what do because(δια) and living Father mean at John 6:57? 57 As the living Father (ὁ ζῶν πατὴρ) sent me, and I live because of the Father (...
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Rhema versus Logos

What is the difference between ‘rhema’ and ‘Logos’? Does the difference between these two words provide deeper understanding to the mystery of ‘the Word was made flesh (John 1:14)’ and ‘God was ...
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If we deny him, he will deny us?

2 Timothy 2:11-13 (RSVCE) has: 11 The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we shall also live with him; 12 if we endure, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; ...
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Who are “the rulers of this age” in 1 Corinthians 2:6-8?

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians that the rulers of this age killed Christ. Some say that he meant the spirit demons. In Ephesians 6:12 he calls the spirits by a similar phrase- “the rulers of the ...

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