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In Exodus 6:2 through 9:35 did the Nile “turn to blood” or experience an algal bloom?

God describes what he will do to Egypt if they don't listen as "the water which are in the river will be turned to blood": Exo_4:9  And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these ...
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Who wore the ephod in 1 Samuel 30:7?

After a party of marauding Amalekites had invaded Negev & Ziklag taking David's people hostage. David asks Abiather to bring the ephod so that they may inquired from God.Its not clear who ...
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Does John place the Bread of Life Discourse at the time of Pesach Sheni?

John places the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus walking on water, and the Bread of Life Discourse which follows at a time before Passover: Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. (John 6:...
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Calling a priest father [on hold]

What is Paul speaking of in 1 Corinthians 4:15? For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
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Is there a “gap” between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2? [duplicate]

Is there a time differential between Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 1 and Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 2? or is Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 2, "And the earth was..." a continuation of Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 1?
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How do we know that the Bible is the word of God, and that those specific books are all that there is, no more and no less? [on hold]

It started with a few questions. Does God really want women to sit down and be quiet in church? Does he really condemn queer people, even after Jesus' death on the cross? Even though the Bible claims ...
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Contradiction between Exodus 29:18 and Jeremiah 7:22

What does Jeremiah mean by his statement in Jeremiah 7:22? For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings ...
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In Genesis 19:8 was Lot offering up his virgin daughters to be raped by the men of Sodom? [duplicate]

In Genesis 19, after Lot has brought the angels to his home, the men of the city come and demand that Lot bring them out, that they might have sex with them. Instead, Lot offers his two daughters: ...
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In Mark 15:44-45 why was Jesus' suffering so short?

Death by crucifixion often or usually took days to kill a man yet Jesus died in only 3 hours. Why was his ordeal so conspicuously short? Mar 15:44  And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and ...
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What happens when we die? [on hold]

What happens when we die? Even when the righteous people are dead and gone,they put to shame the wicked people who live on after them.
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Did Christ tell the disciples to stay in Jerusalem before or after they saw Him in Galilee after His resurrection?

Matthew writes: 7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8And they ...
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Did Solomon write Ecclesiastes?

In addition to Proverbs there are other canonical texts that non-scholars tend to attribute to Solomon of more dubious origin. What evidence is there that Ecclesiastes alleges to have been written by ...
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In 1 John 2:5 what is meant by “his word”?

1Jn 2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.  1Jn 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  1Jn 2:...
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Did Solomon write Wisdom of Solomon?

In addition to Proverbs there are other canonical texts that non-scholars tend to attribute to Solomon of more dubious origin. What evidence is there that Wisdom of Solomon alleges to have been ...
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How did Nephilim reappear after the flood?

We all know that after Noahs flood, all living things on the earth were destroyed including the Nephilim from Genesis 6:4. It is presumed that one of the reasons God destroyed the earth was because of ...
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Why did Manasse rule so long as recorded in 2 Kings 21?

2 Kings 21 (KJV) 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah. 2 And he did that which was evil in ...
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Which Tobit 1:1 genealogy is closer to the original?

What did the genealogy look like in the original version of Tobit? Did it look like the one in Vaticanus, or like the one in Sinaiticus, or neither? Tobit 1:1: Codex Vaticanus B — ΒΙΒΛΟΣ ΛΟΓΩΝ ...
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Is the point of Proverbs 27:23-27 to maintain your farm in case your business fails? Or to choose farming over commerce?

KJV Pro 27:23  Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Pro 27:24  For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?  Pro 27:25  The ...
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Could there have been some duplicity on the part of the Israelites in Achan's transgression in Joshua 7:10-12?

After Achan's transgression of taking the accursed thing God apportions the blame in plural form to the israelites. Joshua 7: KJV 10 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest ...
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In Jonah 4:11, is the phrase “persons who do not know their right hand from their left” a joke at the Assyrian's expense?

Ten years ago I read a commentary on Jonah, that stated that the phrase "persons who do not know their right hand from their left" (ESV) in Jonah 4:11 was a joke from the Hebrew author exploiting the ...
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According to Genesis 2 vs 18, how was Eve a helper to Adam? [duplicate]

How was Eve a helper to Adam, did this mean that the man needed help?
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In Isaiah 51:16 is God promising a “new creation”?

This must be a difficult verse to translate because the translations are all over the map: KJV Isa 51:16  And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, ...
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Exodus 33:11 Moses saw God face to face as a friend. John 1:17,18 Jesus said “No one has seen God.” Who should I believe [on hold]

Exodus 33:11 - Moses said he saw God face to face as a friend. John 1:17,18 - For the Law was given by Moses (does not say God), but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man has seen God at any ...
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What does the phrase “to cover his feet” refer to in 1 Samuel 24:3?

1 Samuel 24:3 KJV 3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave. Its not clear what ...
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Ordinances of Divine Service

Hebrews 9:1 (KJV) Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. Giving citations from the scriptures, please explain your interpretation of the "...
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Is there a grammatical necessity for the feminine κοινωνία and masculine κοινωνός in First Corinthians?

κοινωνία a feminine noun is from κοινωνός a masculine noun. In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul uses both words twice: κοινωνία God is faithful, by whom you were called into the ...
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Is Acts 1:8 a promise or command?

The render of the famous Acts 1:8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the ...
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In Revelation 3:20, is Jesus offering to have individual suppers or one collective meal?

Jesus makes this offer to the Laodiceans: Behold— I stand at the door. And I am knocking. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I also will come-in to him. And I will have-dinner with him, ...
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Is Jesus speaking about the Eucharist in Revelation 3:20?

Behold— I stand at the door. And I am knocking. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I also will come-in to him. And I will have-dinner (δειπνήσω) with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20) ...
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How do you reconcile Nehemiah 13:1-3 with the fact that King David's great-grandmother was Moabite?

In Nehemiah 13:1–3 the Jews returning to Jerusalem separated themselves from people with mixed decent, including Ammonites and Moabites:  On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing ...
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To whom is Psalm 46:10 spoken?

Psalm 46:10 is written as a proclamation from God: Be still, and know that I am God.     I will be exalted among the nations,     I will be ...
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Was Jesus hungry or very hungry after 40 days?

The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is summarised thus: Matthew 4:2 (see for example BibleHub and also Luk 4:2) KJV: And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was ...
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Did Joshua break the covenant he had made with the Gibeonites in Joshua 9?

Joshua 9:15 NASB 15 Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the leaders of the congregation swore an oath to them.16 It came about at the end of three days ...
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“command ye me”isaiah 45:11b readings [on hold]

the site notes 3 interpretations of this verse. i have heard a fourth "Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons and command (concerning) the works of My hands"
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Do the modern translations use God's proper name?

Does the original Hebrew text read "I am" or "YHWH" where Moses is asking G_d who to say sent him in Exodus 3:14?
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Did Israel attack Sihon before or after they had passed Moab?

In the book of Deuteronomy it seems they attacked Sihon after leaving Moab,since they sent the message to him when they were at Moab. Deuteronomy 2:29 NASB 29 as the sons of Esau did for us in ...
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Did the sea hold 2000 or 3000 baths?

In 1 Kings 7:26 it is said that it could hold 2000 baths. But in 2 Chronicles 4:5 it is said that it could hold 3000 Baths. Can this be considered as a contradiction?
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How should Luke 2:2 be translated?

Luke 2:2 in the King James Version says, (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) However, the original Greek text says, αὕτη ἡ ἀπογραφὴ πρώτη ἐγένετο ἡγεμονεύοντος ...
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In 2 Kings 4:38-41 why did the prophets of Gilgal still put poison or death (Hades) in the pot after Elijah's and Elisha's reformation?

These were no ordinary prophets, they were rigorously schooled in the prophetic. How come trained prophets under the calibre of Elijah and Elisha still had no discernment between the precious and the ...
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Why עשה instead of ברא in Genesis 1:7?

Genesis 1:7 ויעש אלהים את־הרקיע ויבדל בין המים אשר מתחת לרקיע ובין המים אשר מעל לרקיע ויהי־כן׃ And God made the firmament, and divided between the waters which were under the firmament and ...
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Was the shunammite woman sarcastic or ungrateful in 2 kings 4?

Initial when the shunammite woman had been promised a child she seemed to doubt the word of prophet Elisha. 2 Kings 4:12 NASB 12 Then he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” And ...
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Did the lepers break the law in Luke 5 & 17?

According to the law after having been examined by the priest & pronounced as unclean lepers should be isolated & whenever they met somebody they should cry out "unclean unclean" Leviticus 13:...
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What does זֶ֗רַע in Genesis 1:29 mean?

In Genesis 1:29 we are told: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed (זֶ֗רַע), which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree ...
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Does John 1:12 include a reference to the Last Supper?

The Gospel according to John lacks the account at the Last Supper; there is no "Take, eat; this is My body..." But commentators note while lacking those words, John includes things which show a ...
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Did Jezebel also destroy the sons of Naboth as alluded to in 2 Kings 9?

When Jehu recounts the Naboth incident he seems to insinuate that Naboth died with his sons. 2 Kings 9:25-26 NASB 25 Then Jehu said to Bidkar his officer, “Take him up and cast him into the [z]...
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In Genesis 45:8, when Joseph said the plot to sell him by his brothers was God's plan, what did he mean?

Analyse why Joseph said the plot to sell him by his brothers was God's plan.
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What is the difference in eating and drinking in John 6:53 and 6:54?

The instruction to drink the blood of the Son of Man is first given in John 6:53: εἶπεν οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐὰν μὴ φάγητε τὴν σάρκα τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου καὶ πίητε αὐτοῦ τὸ ...
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How is daily pursuing righteous behavior different from striving for righteous standing ? what role does faith play? [closed]

I am referring to Paul's letter to Romans, Chapter 9 :30-31 30: What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:21 what are “the cup” and “the table of the Lord”?

1Co 10:21  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. Of what cup and table does he speak? I see these ...
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In Genesis 1:29 are there exceptions or limitations regarding “every herb bearing seed” that God gave man to eat? [closed]

Genesis 1:29 says: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you ...

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