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What does the begining of his path mean?

Proverbs 8:22-24 The Lord acquired me [Wisdom/Chokmah/Sophia] at the beginning of his path, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. ...
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To which epistle was Paul referring in 2 Corinthians 7:8?

Related question: To which epistle is Paul referring in 1 Corinthians 5:9? Label this possibly lost epistle before 1 Corinthians as Cor0. 2 Corinthians 7: 8 Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, ...
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Why did John the Baptist's Ephesian disciples (Acts 19:1-3), not listed as his disciples (Mat 3:5), say John never mentioned Holy Spirit (Mat 3:11)?

We are told in [Matthew 3:5] - "Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him" (3:5 τότε ἐξεπορεύετο πρὸς αὐτὸν Ἱεροσόλυμα καὶ πᾶσα ἡ Ἰουδαία καὶ πᾶσα ἡ ...
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Why does John call it the feast of the Jews

Why does John call it the feast of the Jews when God in Leviticus 23:2 call it My appointed times; After these things there was a feast of the Jews [Pentecost], and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (John ...
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Are the Jews still the chosen people according to Romans 11:11?

Romans 11 1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. ...
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Seeking explanations for renounced covenant and God’s wrath “against (His) anointed” in Psalm 89:38-45

Psalms 89:38-45 38 But now you have cast off and rejected; you are full of wrath against your anointed. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant; you have defiled his crown in the dust. ...
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The Jab - Erasing God's Name in our DNA? [closed]

https://rumble.com/vo4p3s-lucifers-race.html?mref=6zof&mc=dgip3&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Uwantsun&ep=2 I just watched this video. All Scriptures quoted ...
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What does it mean for the government to "praise" those who do good (1 Pet. 2:13-14; Rom. 13:3)?

My question pertains to two passages. The first one, 1 Peter 2:13-14 reads (NKJV), Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to ...
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Does "born" have the same meaning on the two occasions it occurs in 1 John 5:18?"

"We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him." 1 John 5:18 NKJB. The word "born" occurs ...
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Why was Jesus' remark : "Sy legō" (σύ λέγω) in [Mark 15:2, Matthew 27:11] a "Good Confession" (καλός ὁμολογία) to Pontius Pilate in 1 Timothy 6:13?

The apostle Paul regards Jesus' response to Pontius Pilate as a "Good Confession" in [1 Timothy 6] : "I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before ...
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Was Jesus' mother Mary ever considered a "real widow" ὄντως χήρας after Jesus' crucifixion - based on Paul's Widow doctrine in [1 Timothy 5]?

In John 19:26-27, we learn Jesus' mother Mary may have been considered a Widow to Jesus (who asks the apostle John to care for her like a son). - Since Mary's only husband Joseph was supposedly ...
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What are the 7 spirits of God in Revelation 4:5 and 5:6? 7 lampstands are 7 spirits and 7 horns & 7 eyes are the 7 Spirits of God. Which are they?

In Rev 4:6 and 5:6 it says these are the 7 spirits of God. In Rev 4:5 it states that the lampstands are the 7 Spirits of God then in 5:6 it states that the 7 horns and the 7 eyes are the 7 Spirits of ...
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Habakkuk 2:3 it will not delay or it will not be late?

Habakkuk 2:3 New International Version For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not ...
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Meaning and Symbology of "Bronze" in scripture

In scripture different "materials" are often used in prophecy dreams and visions to convey meaning. Additionally different materials were also used for constructing different aspects of the ...
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What does "Yielding up his Spirit" mean?

Joh 19:30 BSB When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit. If Jesus Yielded his spirit to God Does this mean he stayed dead for ...
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Why was the first servant(five talents) given an additional talent in Matthew 25?

In the parable of the talents(Matthew 25:14-30) when the master returns he somehow rewards one servant more than the other The first two servants had achieved the same results/output(100 percent) ...
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How do you reconcile Exodus 27:21 and Leviticus 24:3?

These verses say: "In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the Lord. It shall be a ...
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If Saul Σαῦλος did hear Stephen’s Speech to Sanhedrin, why was Stephen’s Speech not a Gospel message to Paul Παῦλος based on Galatians 1:11-12?

Saul appears unable to hear Stephen’s Gospel message in Acts 7, based on Galatians 1:11-12. We Learn in [Acts 7:58] - Saul (who also is called Paul, Acts 13:9) was present while the Sanhedrin stoned ...
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Might Christ's addressing people as "sons" and "daughters" tell us anything about His deity (Matt. 9:2, Lk. 8:43-44, 48)?

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus heals a paralytic man, then pronounces something interesting: Matthew 9:2: "And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to ...
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How to reconcile between Naaman's bowing in 2 Kings 5:19 and bowing Zephaniah 1:5?

2 Kings 5 18But may the Lord forgive your servant for this one thing: When my master enters the temple of Rimmon to bow down and he is leaning on my arm and I have to bow there also—when I bow down ...
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Question on Peter's use of the Tetragrammaton

In an article entitled "Why modern translations replace sacred name" the author quotes Paul Kahle saying "as a follower of Christ, Peter used God's name Jehovah." The book Studia ...
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Does κατὰ σάρκα in Romans 4:1 modify Ἀβραὰμ τὸν προπάτορα ἡμῶν or εὑρηκέναι?

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh [κατὰ σάρκα]? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. (Rom. 4:...
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Onesimus was a brother in the flesh of Philemon?

Philemon 1:16 no longer as a slave but more than a slave—a beloved brother [Onesimus], especially to me [Paul] but how much more to you [Philemon], both in the flesh and in the Lord. Were Philemon ...
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John 13:7 What was Jesus referring to when he said "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

In John 13 at the last supper Jesus goes to wash his disciples feet. Initially Peter resists but Jesus insists he must carry out this action and states in 13:7 “You do not realize now what I am doing,...
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Why do the (Editorial) Headings for NASB and NRSV say that Athaliah was Murdered?

In the NASB and NRSV, the editorial heading before 2 Chronicles 23:12 reads "Athaliah Murdered" (emphasis added). I thought that these headings we're added by the translators or someone ...
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What meaning would Philippians 2:9 have if Jesus is equal with God? Was Jesus praised for not seizing equality with himself? [migrated]

Philippians 2:6-9 ASV 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the ...
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How was Simeon able to have the Holy Spirit upon him prior to Pentecost? Luke 2:25-27

Luke 2:25-35 (ESV): 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And ...
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Is there a non-empty intersection between the believers at Acts 2:1-4 and the believers at Acts 4:31?

Acts 2:1-4 (ESV): When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house ...
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What is the significance of the insertion/interleaving/interlinearing of Melchizedek's sub-narrative into the Genesis 14's historical-political story?

( Credit Related Reference: Should we read Melchizedek in Genesis 14 to be metaphorical? ) Before discussing Genesis 14, this question posting is Not about whether the Biblical character of King ...
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Cretans are always liars?

Was Paul aware of the Epimenides paradox when he wrote in Titus 1: 12 One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” 13a This saying is true. Was ...
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Was the early Church waiting for divine intervention in Acts 4:23-31?

My question is motivated by some controversy caused by a related question I asked on Christianity Stack Exchange. On that question I make the assumption that the early Church was expecting and waiting ...
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What makes scholars think there was one or two discrete gospel sources and not many indistinct ones?

My only knowledge of popular solutions to the synoptic problem come from Wikipedia, where they all have non-canonical gospel sources numbering about one or two (or sometimes just zero). Not many ...
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The Messiah would suffer according to Moses?

“Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things ...
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Hebrews 3:13 What is the meaning of while it is called “Today”?

Hebrews 3 12Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13but [b]exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be ...
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What saved Noah The Water or the Ark?

1Pe 3:20 BSB who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water. How is water ...
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What is your highest conception of true love? [closed]

Eduokology 3.0 "And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Abasi-Usoro, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb." (Luke 2:21) Abas Eduok
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What, if anything, does "love" in 1 John 4:8 have in common with "love" in 2 Timothy 4:10?

"Anyone who does not love does not know God..". 1 John 4:8 ESV. "For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica..". 2 Timothy 4:10. Despite ...
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If the gospel is described in Luke 18:31-34, what gospel were the disciples preaching earlier in Luke 9:6?

If there is only one gospel, which gospel was being preached in Luke 9:6 which preceded Luke 18:31-34. Then Jesus took the Twelve aside and said to them, “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and ...
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What does it mean to bow and serve in Exodus 20:5?

The previous verse says not to make any graven image or likeness of anything (which, my personal hermeneutics considers that to be literally any visual representation, which I know is against rabbinic ...
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No human being can tame the tongue. Really?

James 3: 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, This reminds me of my younger days: behaving like animals :) 8 but no human being ...
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What deeper understanding/What can we infer when we read the account of Jotham's censure of people of Shechem for killing off Jotham's full brothers?

What deeper understanding/What can we infer when we read the account of Jotham's censure of people of Shechem for killing off Jotham's full brothers? ( Judges 9:1-21) And Abimelech the son of ...
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Is Jesus still in His human state as at Revelation 1? And is He till now?

The Revelation 1:1 TLV The revelation of Yeshua the Messiah, which God gave Him to show to His servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John,...
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What is the meaning of the word " Judgement" in this verse

Joh 9:39 BSB Then Jesus declared, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind.” If this means condemnation then it's is hardly reconcilable ...
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Was the translation of "Jesus" name in Greek from Yehshua purely transliteration or is there possibly "meaning" behind the name "Ἰησοῦς" / "Iēsous"

I have noted in my study of Scripture that most names have "meaning" and are often Hebrew words or statements (usually about God). The original Hebrew name of Jesus - Yeh'shua - follows this ...
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Did the raven return back after being sent by Noah Genesis 8:6-7?

Genesis 8:6-7 ESV 6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made 7 and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth. In the ...
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How did Moses see the reproach of Christ, according to Hebrew 11:26?

“considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:26‬ ‭ In order that Moses COULD consider and place in the balance his ...
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What does “a day of the son of man” look like according to Luke 17:22

“And He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭ What was Jesus referring to, that the ...
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What is the "substance" of things hoped for?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1, KJV) ἕστιν δὲ πίστις ἐλπιζομένων ὑπόστασις πραγμάτων ἔλεγχος οὐ βλεπομένων (TR) What is this "...
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Is John 1:11 an antithetical parallel to Deut. 33.3?

John 1:14,17 draw parallels between Moses receiving the Law and Jesus. (See In John 1:14 what does ἐσκήνωσεν mean?) Yes, he loved his people, all his holy ones were in his hand; ...
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What is the significance and meaning behind Jesus giving Simon the name Peter?

What is the significance behind Jesus giving the apostle Simon the new name Peter and him being referred to in scripture as either "Peter" / "Simon Peter" from then on ? I have ...

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