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Why would the Day of Christ be equivalent to the Day of the Lord?

Why, as someone said here concerning II Thess 2, would the Day of the Christ be equivalent to the Day of the Lord? Knowing that the Day of the Lord in the OT was a day of judgment on the wicked--and ...
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I need serious help Deuteronomy 24:1-4 and Matthew 19:9 [closed]

I've struggled with this thought a couple months ago. Got through it then I saw a short and it started it all over again. I was a really big sinner. I had gotten married at 17 to get out of my parents ...
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Are Malachi 3:1 and 4:5 talking about different events?

I arrived at this question when thinking of how John must fulfill Malachi's prophecy, but needed an explanation about how 4:5 talks about Elijah coming but 3:1 only talks about a messenger: 3:1 “...
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What does "has been manifested" mean in Romans 3:21?

Romans 3:21 ESV "But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it-". [My emphasis] What has been manifested? ...
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Why did God use Azazel during the Day of Atonement? (Leviticus 16)

Some scholars believe that Azazel is a fallen angel (demon "the book of Enoch") who brought sin to mankind; then how could God used Azazel to take away mankind's sin again? “Aaron shall ...
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Is Jesus speaking according to Isaiah's word [closed]

"To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn."(ISAIAH 8:20) Because if he would not, this would make him a false ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

There are three gospel accounts that mention the torn veil: Matthew 27:51 NKJV - Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were ...
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Relative particle

Relative particle in Hebrew is "asher" meaning "who", "whom", "which", what". Some examples: min haadamah asher ererah yahweh because of the ground which ...
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What is the connection between 'ἐκληρώθημεν προορισθέντες' in Ephesians 1:11

With the help of Logos, interlinars, and commentaries I am trying to get to the initial meaning of bible verses. Ephesians 1:11: en hō kai eklērōthēmen prooristhentes kata prothesin tou ta panta ...
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How do you determine the correct biblical date for Passover? [closed]

Why did Easter fall on Sunday about a month ago? The Jewish Passover is happening tonight (April 22, 2024) and yet the Catholic Church and Christendom celebrated Easter about a month ago. What full ...
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Six days before the Passover a weekly Sabbath?

John 12:1 states that Jesus arrived in Bethany six days before the Passsover. John places the Passover on Saturday, Nisan 15. This would mean Jesus arrived in Bethany on Nisan 9, a Sunday. But when on ...
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What is Jeremiah 31:34a speaking about when promising a cessation of men teaching one another?

Jeremiah 31:34 promises some sort of cessation of religious teaching under this covenant made with Israel: וְלֹא יְלַמְּדוּ עוֹד אִישׁ אֶת־רֵעֵהוּ וְאִישׁ אֶת־אָחִיו לֵאמֹר דְּעוּ אֶת־יְהֹוָה כִּי־...
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Why different translations of Luke 2:14?

I noticed something strange about how several recent translations handle Luke 2:14, that in my own impression of understanding the English does not seem to make sense compared to older translations. ...
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The implications of "neighbor" and "resident alien" in Ex. 3:22

Exodus 3:21-22 21 I will even make the Egyptians so well-disposed toward this people that, when you go, you will not go empty-handed. Every woman will ask her neighbor and the resident alien in her ...
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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

During the dissemination of the Ten Commandments in Exodus, the 6th commandment says You shall not kill, but in Leviticus, Moses is given a list of rules to give to the people again, but this time ...
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Are there prominent textual criticism books defending the faithful preservation of the gospels in modern Bibles compared to the original manuscripts?

Numerous skeptics assert that modern Bibles are the result of a succession of copies of copies of copies of copies, implying that across centuries of transcription, translation, and interpretation, or ...
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Why are David's men called "The Thirty" in 2 Samuel 23:24 when verse 39 says there were 37 in total?

Why are David's men called "The Thirty" in 2 Samuel 23:24 when verse 23:39 says there were 37 in total?
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Did any King obey and actually make a Copy of the Law first-hand?

Precepts Concerning Kingships Foreseeing the fallen nature of the Israelite nation, forsaking God's rule over them, Moses laid down some precepts every king should follow.(1 Samuel 8) Most of us are ...
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How do scholars reconcile Acts 4:12 with Mtt 1:23?

We hear St Peter testifying before the Sadducees , of the authority under which he had healed a lame man, in Acts 4:10-12: ....by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom ...
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Deeper understanding as to why Isaiah 49:3's reference to "My Servant, Israel" fits in the larger context of Isaiah 49's Messianic prophetic account

Related Posting: In Isaiah 49 is the servant the messiah or is he Israel? Isaiah 49 New American Standard Bible 1995 Salvation Reaches to the End of the Earth 49 Listen to Me, O islands, And pay ...
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What did Moses mean when he said that he was Yahweh (LORD) at Deuteronomy 29:6

What did Moses mean when he said that he was Yahweh (LORD) at Deuteronomy 29:6. Deuteronomy 29:6 Holman Christian Standard Bible you did not eat bread or drink wine or beer—so that you might know ...
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Does Lamentations reference Hosea as source material?

Reading through Hosea after being deep in Lamentations, it seems that Lamentations (approximately exilic) references several motifs or tropes from Hosea (earlier, pre-exilic). Does anyone know of any ...
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2 Maccabees 2. Where did Jeremiah hide the ark?

2 Maccabees 2 4: The same document also tells how the prophet, in virtue of an oracle, ordered that the tent and the ark should accompany him, and how he went to the very mountain that Moses climbed ...
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Could at least one person reach out to The Father [closed]

Good morning Brothers and Sisters. April 16th is my Wife's birthday. April 28th is the day of our Union. I so Adore that yes, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, & Easter Sunday were immediately followed ...
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Is Jesus specifically talking about giving to our Enemies? Matthew 5:23

"38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him ...
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Slavery and freedom

From moral justification view, this verse about slavery is concerning to me, not really about the slavery, it's about the wife and children of a few slave that are left behind when he's freed. It ...
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What do we know of the ages of the apostles?

This came up in a recent homily, with the priest discussing how many of us feel like it may be too late for us to make a difference in the world, and then pivoting to how we don't know for certain how ...
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What is the significance of the bovine sacrificial animal being referred to as ' heifer ' in the OT?

Old Testament refers to cow, especially that meant as a sacrificial offering as ' heifer'. A heifer is a cow in the making in that it has not borne a calf. Did God want his people to spare cows with ...
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To What Prior Writing (proegraphē) Was Paul Referring in Galatians 3:1 Which Speaks of Christ as Crucified?

On the premise that Galatians was written after Paul's first missionary journey, when he visited the lower region of the province of Galatia (Acts 14), but before the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15): To ...
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How did Aaron come out to meet Moses in the wilderness?

I've wondered this for a number of years, and have never heard or read an explanation for it. In Exodus 4, Moses is asking God to choose somebody else to send His message to Pharoah. Then in verse 14 ...
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How should one interpret "if you wish to be perfect" in Matthew 19:21?

In Matthew 19:21, Jesus says to the rich young man/ruler (NRSV): If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, ...
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Is Acts 19:19–20 demonstrating the supremacy of Scripture over magic books?

On the premise that Matthew was published within five to ten years of the resurrection (ref. How would an early Matthew, written before Paul's writings, change our understanding of Paul's writings?), ...
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What is the reason for the difference between Eloi and Eli?

Mark 15:34, And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46, And about ...
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Does Ecclesiastes 11:5 indicate that personhood (ensoulment) follows only after the initial physical development of the unborn?

Ecclesiastes 11:5 in the ESV, NAB, and NRSV indicate that the unborn in the womb become a living soul only after significant biological development has occurred: ESV the spirit comes to the bones in ...
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Can usage of Θεὸς in Luke 20:38 support the translation of Θεὸς as "God" and not "a god" in John 1:1?

In search of support for the translation of Θεὸς(theos) as "God" in John 1:1, I wanted to find a similar usage of theos - specifically at the beginning of a complete thought and without a ...
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Romans 4:2-5 -- How do you understand Paul's juxtapose statement about "crediting" faith?

Romans 4:2-5 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about; but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as ...
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When Jesus read from the Scroll of Isaiah, did he translate it into Aramaic?

What language did Jesus speak when he read Isaiah 61:1,2? Would Aramaic be spoken in the synagogue? Luke 4:16-19 New International Version 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on ...
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Have you heard about the Book of Truth, the same given to Daniel? Book of Truth as revealed through a Messenger on fatherofloveandmercy? [closed]

The Book of Truth. Maria Divine Mercy. Fatherofloveandmercy.
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NASB translation of John 4:1

The NASB is supposed to be a very literal translation except where needed and my husband noticed that in john 4:1 it translates the name of Jesus as "Lord"; the ESV doesn't do this and ...
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How does the NIV translation of Psalm 42:4 arrive at the phrase "under the protection of the Mighty One"?

In Psalm 42:4, the NIV translates the phrase כִּי אֶעֱבֹר בַּסָּךְ, אֶדַּדֵּם עַד-בֵּית אֱלֹהִים as "how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One" while the ...
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Contradiction on Peter's location during his second denial

Problem: It seems that Matthew and Mark place Peter in the vestibule, or the "porch", as the KJV puts it, when he denied Jesus the second time whereas John places him at the fire back in the ...
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Genesis 28:3 a congregation of peoples

The phrase 'Company of Peoples' in Genesis 28:3 is similar to the Greek word in the NT for congregation. I think Genesis 28:3 refers to nations of people, but since it is similar to ekklesia, is it ...
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How does "legei" compare with "lalei" in Romans 3:19?

Romans 3:19 ESV "Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God." [...
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When does the Feast of Unleavened Bread begin?

I am having trouble knowing when the Feast of Unleavened Bread actually starts and if the Passover is part of the Feast or a procedure of its own. This is what I saw: Evening of 14th Day until Evening ...
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Were there any significant differences in the responsibilities or authority of Annas and Caiaphas as high priests

Luke writes that Annas and Caiaphas were high priests. In Luke 3:2, while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. Here Annas is ...
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Do diakrino and diakrisis mean the same thing?

Why are is one used in Romans 14:1, and the other used in Romans 14:23? Any reason of meaning, or are they forms of the same word?
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Gospel Parallels Following Matthean Order?

I will be preaching/teaching out of portions of Matthew over the next couple months, and so am tapping into the other Gospels for their elaboration of (seemingly) common events. Of course, the ...
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Trophimus left sick

Could it be possible that Paul's inability to heal Trophimus was because he was now unable to be used as a 'conduit' for God's Holy Spirit Power ? Does his request for his 'cloak' to be brought to him ...
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How would an early Matthew, written before Paul's writings, change our understanding of Paul's writings?

In biblical studies it is often important, when exegeting a New Testament passage, to first determine whether the passage includes any Old Testament citations or allusions, and if so, then to ...
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Might Matthew 7:7 have had parallel grammar in Aramaic?

One of the things that has always bothered me slightly about Matthew 7:7 : Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (KJV), is that the grammar ...
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