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Why did Esau marry Mahalath?

Genesis 28:6–9: 6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite ...
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A vision the Lord gave me a number of years ago [on hold]

is there a 3 headed dragon mentioned any where in the bible was in a vision The Lord gave me a number of years ago and if so what dose a dragon stand for
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Participle and Infinitive uses [on hold]

I'm assuming there will be a person who did made systematic way of classifiying all the participle and infinitive uses in New Testament. I kind of aware of infinitive use for Clyde W. Votaw's work ...
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Why did God curse Canaan? [duplicate]

Gen 9:22(Kjv) And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and ...
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How did Noah know about his youngest sons sin?

Genesis 9:24 AKJV And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. ASV And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his noteyoungest son had done unto him. BBE And, ...
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1 Corinthians 15:29 Why were they baptizing for the dead? [duplicate]

Why were they baptizing for the dead? The dead cannot be saved if they haven’t made the choice to except Jesus before they died.
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In Mark 10:35–40, what does it mean to sit at the right or left hand of God?

Mark 10:35–40 (// Matt. 20:20–23) 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 And He said to them, “What do you want ...
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( Chronicles 26:20-28) Differences/Similarities between treasures of the dedicated gifts and the treasures of the house of God

In order to get a better understanding of how finances/money that the ancient Israelites gave to government and/or religious institutes, I was trying to get a better understanding of what made up the ...
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In Romans 10:10, what is the difference between “salvation” (σωτηρία) and “justification” (δικαιοσύνη)?

In Greek, “salvation” (σωτηρία) is one thing; “justification” (δικαιοσύνη) is another. For example, in Romans 10:10, it is written, 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with ...
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In Galatians 4:16, what did Paul mean by saying, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”

In Galatians 4:16, Paul says, 16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? KJV, ©1769 IϚʹ ὥστε ἐχθρὸς ὑμῶν γέγονα ἀληθεύων ὑμῖν TR, 1550 My question is: what exactly did ...
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Why is the second day of creation in Genesis 1:6-8 not “seen” or called “good”? [duplicate]

What makes the second day of creation different from the other 5 days? God calls all other creation "good", why not here? NASB Gen 1:6-8: 6 Then God said, “Let there be [e]an expanse in the ...
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Cause and effect? (Romans 11:16)

Romans 11:16 (ISV) If the first part of the dough is holy, so is the whole batch. If the root is holy, so are the branches. What's the connection here? Is all of Israel holy solely because they ...
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Hebrew vs. Greek Concepts of Eternity [on hold]

There was a related question asked (user3715 asked Mar 17 '14 at 12:31), but it doesn't quite hit my quandary. Are the concepts of eternity in Hebrew and Greek different? It seems as though God ...
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Holy Spirit in apostles before Pentecost

Some say apostles got Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. I also think this is true in some way, but in gospels there is record that Jesus 'gave them authority over devils and diseases and sent them ...
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Was Isaiah loved 'from the pit', Isaiah 38:17?

I noticed that the KJV gives Isaiah 38:17 as : ... thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption ... [KJV] in which the addition, in italics, changes the meaning ...
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Why is Cain's wife's identity unnamed?

Genesis 4:16 "And Cain knew his wife and she conceived and bore Enoch" Why does the wife of Cain not have an identity?
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What does 'the spirit of his mouth' mean in II Thessalonians 2:8?

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. [II Thessalonians 2:8, KJV.] What is 'the Spirit ...
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(1 Kings 21:7) is Jezebel a wife that belittles/mistreats her husband or is she a wife who encourages King Ahab, her husband?

Could someone please provide their insight on how Jezebel treats Ahab? A specific verse that is interesting to me is 1 Kings 21:7. To elaborate, in 1 Kings 21:7, Jezebel's reaction to Ahab's ...
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Did Jeremiah lie in Jer. 38:27?

The king summons Jeremiah (38:14) and talks about whether to surrender to the enemy. Then, the king tells Jeremiah to, if asked, characterize their conversation as being about something else. That ...
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What mountains is Isaiah 52:7 referring to?

I have read through Isaiah 52:7 time and again. I don’t seem to be coming to terms with how the feet of him that brings the good news are beautiful upon the mountains. “How beautiful upon the ...
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Red-Letter King James Version: Who is speaking in Revelation 21:5–6?

Who is speaking in Revelation 21:5–6? From what I understand, the words of Jesus Christ are printed in red. It appears that Jesus may be speaking in these two verses. Revelation 21:5–6 5 And he ...
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Shimei's children( Shelomoth and Haziel and Haran ) as being part of the household of Ladan, Shimei's brother

1 Chronicles 23:7-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 Of the Gershonites were [d]Ladan and Shimei. 8 The sons of Ladan were Jehiel the first and Zetham and Joel, three. 9 The sons of Shimei ...
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In the culture of Corinth in Paul's time, what does being “engaged” mean?

1 Corinthians 7:36-38, NIV: "36 If anyone is worried that he might not be acting honorably toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if his passions are too strong and he feels he ought to marry, he ...
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Is the father of the raped woman in Deuteronomy 22:28-29 able to refuse marriage?

28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father ...
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Reconciling God of Israel refusal of King David's request to build a temple, & (2 Corinthians 5:17-19) new creature in Jesus Christ

1 Chronicles 22:8-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have [d]waged great wars; you shall not build a house to My ...
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In Romans 3, is there an advantage or no advantage?

In one instance, Paul seems to be saying there was an advantage being a Jew (i.e., of the circumcision) because they had been entrusted with the words of God. Romans 3:1–2 1 What advantage, then, ...
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Are there Bibles with each JEDP source set aside separately?

Are there any editions or translations of the Bible which set aside each source (J, E, P etc.) separately? I am aware that there is a 'Book of J', the oldest text, I'm just wondering if there are any ...
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Why didn't Jacob burn or destroy the items in Genesis 35:4?

Genesis 35:4 says: "So they gave Jacob all the foreign [a]gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem....
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Biblical Calendar year and age

In so many passages in the Bible, it is said that many figures such as Methselah lived many many years. But were these years the same as the duration of today's 12-month duration calendar years?
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The meaning of Gen. 20:16 AV

I cannot understand the meaning of the word reproved in the following verse of the King James Bible: And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 15:44 refer to Dualist Anthropology?

Does 1 Corinthians 15:44 refer to Dualist Anthropology? Dualist Anthropology is the view of the body-soul relation as dualistic, the body and the soul being different as the soul that inhabits the ...
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What is the significance of the 700 left handed men? [duplicate]

Judges 20:16 (KJV) Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded: every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss. (KJV) What is the significance of these men ...
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Origin of Pleonastic Phrasology in the Bible

I noticed a phraseology in the King James Version of the bible that is strange to a modern English speaker. It involves two forms of the same word in close proximity in a sentence. Before posting this ...
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Does Deuteronomy 20:10-14 apply to cases where Israel is the aggressor?

When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. 11And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people ...
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What did Jesus write on the ground? [duplicate]

In the Gospel of JOHN (King James) Chapter 8 verse 6 quote: This they said , tempting him,that they might have to accuse him.But Jesus stooped down ,and with (his) finger wrote on the groung ,(as ...
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Why does Ahaz refuse to seek a sign in Isaiah 7:10-12?

Isaiah 7:10-12 NIV 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, 11 “Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not ...
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Allusion between Revelation 17:10 and John 4:18, 25

In Revelation 17:10, John receives an explanation of the seven heads of a beast he has seen: They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, ...
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What is the proper translation of the Hebrew word רוּחַ (ruach) in Genesis 3:8?

I recently discovered during the initial stage of study of the word “spirit” that the Hebrew word רוּחַ (ruach) in Genesis 3:8 is translated into English as “cool.” 8 And they heard the voice of ...
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What is the “good conscience” mentioned in 1 Timothy 1:5,19

What is the "good conscience" mentioned in 1 Timothy 1:5,19 ? 1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 1 ...
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Differences in translation of John 4:24

John 4:24 A spirit God (is) ... (Greek) God is a spirit ... KING JAMES II Version God is a Spirit (LASB KJV) God is Spirit (NKJV) 1&2 are from The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew, Greek, English Do ...
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Was Jashobeam, the son of a Hachmonite, chief of the thirty(30) or was it Abshai the brother of Joab?

Could someone please explain why the bible verses contradict when it comes to associating the title of "chief of the thirty" to 2 different people? 1 Chronicles 11:11 New American Standard Bible (...
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Why did their son had to die? 2 Samuel 11:1-27

David Commits Adultery with Bathsheba, and Bathsheba becomes pregnant. (2 Samuel 11:1-27) Why did their son had to die since Deuteronomy (24:16 NRSV) says : 16" Parents shall not be put to death ...
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Rev 22:17 related to Isaiah 55:1 [duplicate]

I read on this forum an explanation of the Hebrew idiom in Isaiah 55:1. It referenced an association with Rev 22:17. Can someone clarify how these two scriptures are associated.
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What did the man in Luke 14:15 mean by “the kingdom of God”?

Luke 14:15 - When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!" What would have been his ...
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Why did Angel Gabriel greet Mary saying “the Lord is with you” in Luke1:28?

The angel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” (Luke1:28) How can the angel said "the Lord is with you" when the Holy Spirit had not yet ...
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The concepts of 'rod' and 'branch' in Isaiah 11:1?

There appear to me to be two separate concepts being expressed by the prophet Isaiah in 11:1. The first is rod/stem and the second is branch/roots. So I am interested in the Hebrew meanings of each ...
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James 4:2, who are the murderers?

«You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.» ‭‭James‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ The underlying Greek word for “murder” here ...
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(1 Chronicles 7:15-17) “Machir took a wife for Huppim and Shuppim” then does it mean that Machir was arranged a marriage for Huppim & Shuppim?

1 Chronicles 7:6-19 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Descendants of Benjamin 6 The sons of Benjamin were three: Bela and Becher and Jediael. 7 The sons of Bela were five: Ezbon, Uzzi, ...
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What is significant about “only in the Lord” with regards to widows remarrying? 1 Corinthians 7:39

The verse is clearly about widows but I am most concerned with the hermeneutics of the phrase “only in the Lord”; considering Apostle Paul did not say for instance, only with another believer or ...
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Translation of 1 Thess 4;14

In 1 Thessalonians 4:14 why is the word pisteuo translated as "we Believe". Could it be translated as "they believe" as in "they" referring to the sleeper. 1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus ...

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