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What does “determined” refer to in Acts 17v26?

" And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place".E.S.V. ..Nations are mentioned ...
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In Psalm 139:17: רֵעֶיךָ: „thoughts” or „friends”?

In Psalm 139:17, most of the Eglish versions would go like this: Psalm 139:17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! (NIV) For the Hebrew: Psalm 139:17 וְלִי מַה־יָּקְרוּ רֵעֶיךָ אֵל מֶה ...
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Can someone explain the Biblical calendar in layman language?

As a Christian, I've read most of the Bible and though there's still more books and chapters to go, I've always struggled in understanding the calendar system that the Israelites used in the Old ...
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Why do some translators include the phrase 'this shall be/seen' in Exodus 16:8?

Most translators seem to add some different phrases in this text which somehow was never in the Hebrew text. וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, בְּתֵת יְהוָה לָכֶם בָּעֶרֶב בָּשָׂר לֶאֱכֹל וְלֶחֶם בַּבֹּקֶר ...
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זֶרַע or זְרֹע in 1 Samuel 2:31

The MT 1 Samuel 2:31 reads: הִנֵּה, יָמִים בָּאִים, וְגָדַעְתִּי אֶת-זְרֹעֲךָ, וְאֶת-זְרֹעַ בֵּית אָבִיךָ--מִהְיוֹת זָקֵן, בְּבֵיתֶךָ. Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, ...
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In John 11:16 did Thomas think Jesus was going to Lazarus by going to Jerusalem to die?

In John 11:16 did Thomas think Jesus was going to Lazarus by going to Jerusalem to die? Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that ...
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1 Samuel 2:33-34 Prophesy about Eli's descendants seem to be Only Partially accurate(and in some ways contradicts) was acutally happens in the future

1 Samuel 2:31-34 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 31 Behold, the days are coming when I will break your [q]strength and the [r]strength of your father’s house so that there will not be an ...
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choose a miracle of your choice using the advance Hermeneutical principles of interpretation.case study…woman with the issue of blood?

Issue of blood.relevant critical methods such as textual, redaction, liberation, structural etc
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Why does Jesus say Judas had perished when he was still alive?

It seems that Jesus is suggesting that Judas had already died before he commits suicide, which we know happens after the betrayal. For some context let me start the quotation from John 17:6. “I ...
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Who were these prophets in 1 Kings 18:2-4?

So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab; and there was a severe famine in Samaria. And Ahab had called Obadiah, who was in charge of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly. For so it ...
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What do the nations conspire and the people plot in vain? Psalm 2:1

What do the nations conspire and the people plot in vain? Psalm 2:1 Psalm 2 :1 (NRSV) Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? Has this prophecy been fulfilled if so when, and ...
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Anyone know why Σιλωάμ in John 9:7 has the μ at the end

Anyone know why Σιλωάμ in John 9:7 has the μ at the end. The Hebrew New Testament (Bible Society of Israel) has הַשִּׁלּוֹחַ (apparently qal passive participle) with no ending m sound from the Hebrew ...
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Deut 11: commanded to love?

Deut 11:1 starts off "Therefore you shall love the Lord your God". Verse 13 says: "And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God ..."....
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Why did Jesus say that Jairus’s daughter wasn’t dead?

Luke 8: 41Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. ...
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What does “draws” mean in John 6:44?

"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him". E.S.V. The verb ἑλκύσῃ (helkysē) [from the root ἑλκω (helkó)] is translated "draws". Does drawing something guarantee a positive ...
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Naphtali touching the border of Juda?

In describing the borders of every inherited piece of land in the book of Joshua it is said that the border of Naphtali touches Judah at the Jordan on the east. Then the border turned westward to ...
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What kind of oil did Jacob use to anoint the pillar in Genesis 28:18?

When Jacob runs away from his brother he comes to Luz where he has an encounter with God at night.In the morning he takes oil and consecrates the stone he had used as a pillow. Genesis 28:18 NASB ...
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In 2 Samuel 12:25, what is Solomon's alternate name in the Septuagint and what does it mean?

The KJV (mainly Hebrew?) reads, "And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD." The Septuagint (e-Sword) reads, "και απεστειλεν εν χειρι ναθαν ...
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What is the significance of the change in tense from “rise” to “measure” in Revelation 11:1?

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, (Revelation 11:1 ESV) καὶ ἐδόθη μοι κάλαμος ὅμοιος ...
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In 2 Samuel 11:4, what does it mean by “David slept with Bathsheba because she was pure”?

From 2 Samuel 11:4 (NKJV), Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. This verse ...
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In 2 Corinthians 5:1-4, why does Paul use a mixed metaphor?

Paul moves from "house" and "tent" to being "clothed" and "naked". Are these all one metaphor? [2Co 5:1-5 NASB] (1) For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a ...
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In Revelation 21:10-14, why doesn't Paul get a foundation stone in the New Jerusalem?

[Rev 21:10-14 ASV] (10) And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, (11) having the glory of God: her ...
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Looking for a concordance for agape & phileo in all their forms

I've been looking at usages of agape and phileo in the NT. It's been difficult because both are typically translated "love" in English. I've tried doing searches against the Greek text via Bible ...
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How is “ante” being used in “antelabeto” in Luke 1v54?

Some examples of "anti"...Luke 11v11 Here "anti" =instead of,substitution. The serpent is substituted for the fish... 1 Tim 2v6 antilytron=again substitution, Christ pays what we could not... 1 John ...
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Was it the first time that Eve saw the tree of good and evil in Genesis 3:7

Initial when the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is introduced not much is said about its details except its restrictions. Genesis 2:16 NASB 16 The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From ...
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Does the phrase “i am ascending” in John 20:17 meant it an act in progress?

Does the phrase "i am ascending" in John 20:17 meant it an act in progress which could be completed before Jesus appears to those Jewish disciples who were hiding behind locked doors later that night ...
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“Strange god” or just “stranger”

My question is regarding the translation of the Heb. זָר which basically means an alien or a stranger. However, it is used in Isa 43:12 to refer to strange gods: אָנֹכִי הִגַּדְתִּי וְהֹושַׁעְתִּי ...
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“I give” in Isaiah 43:3

I came across this quite confusing construction in Isaiah 43:3. The ESV reads, For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in ...
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discussion φαιλόνην

discussion φαιλόνην It has been suggested that the greek word φαιλόνην,as St Paul uses it in 2 Timothy 4:13 has a link to the shroud of Turin, as a early relic of Christianity; with links to the ...
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Why Gospel of John uses the word “Sign” instead of “Miracle”?

Gospel of Johns stays away from using the word "miracle". Instead the author prefers to uses the word "Sign". The occurrences of the word "Sign" during miracles in the book of John are as below: John ...
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My question is about the kings as recorded in the book of Isaiah

In Isaiah 6:1, was king Azariah the same as King Uzziah? Compare 2 Kings 15:1-7.
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What plants is Jesus referring to in Matthew 15:13

“He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭ Concerning what plant exactly is this referring to? A biological plant, the Word of God (...
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Did Jesus allow people to eat meat forbidden by Moses?

Did Jesus free people to eat previously forbidden meats like pork in Matthew
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(Judges 21:20-22 ) Understanding if the men of Shiloh are innocent or guilty since their women were caught by men of tribe of Benjamin

Judges 21:15-25 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 And the people were sorry for Benjamin because the Lord had made a breach in the tribes of Israel. 16 Then the elders of the congregation ...
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What is an exegetical understanding of ἀντίχριστ- / anti-chist?

The phrase "anti-christ" is specific to the works of the apostle John in 1John 2:18, 1John 2:22; 1John 4:3 and 2John 1:7. These are the only places where the compound word and understanding of anti-...
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A question about the Hebrew words translated 'righteousness' in Jeremiah 33:15/16

In Jeremiah 33:15 : ... the Branch of righteousness [KJV] the Hebrew word used is tsedaqah, so Young's Analytical Concordance informs me. In Jeremiah 33:16 : ... the Lord our righteousness [...
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What was the name the lake full of Sulphur? [closed]

It was believed sinners were sent to a lake full of Sulphur for temporary punishment.What was the name of the lake?In the Bible that refers to a chemical which burns with great heat and produces an ...
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Is the Hebrew noun תַּחַת translated as as the preposition “under” in Gen. 1:7 a correct translation?

The word תַּחַת is used both as a common noun (Num. 33: 26, 27) as well as a proper noun (1 Ch. 6:4) in the Bible. in Genesis 1:7 however the difficulty I am having is that the word תַּחַת (noun) ...
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What is the significance of “despotes” in Rev 6v10?

In Revelation "kyrios" is used some 21 times e.g. Rev 16v7. It is mostly translated "lord". In the N.K.J.V. in Rev 6v10 a word is also translated "lord" but this time it is "despotes" not "kyrios". ...
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and the truth will set you free Meaning

John 8:31 So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” What does mean? Does ...
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Looks or keeps looking at a woman: Matthew 5:28

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 5:27-28 1881 (WHNU) 28 εγω δε λεγω υμιν οτι πας ο βλεπων γυναικα προς το επιθυμησαι [αυτην] ηδη εμοιχευσεν αυτην εν τη καρδια αυτου English translations usually render the verse ...
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When Do You Think That Paul Was Saved [closed]

First, Paul would tell us that he was saved from sin before the world began. This is salvation from the PLAN of sin. Who [God] hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our ...
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What is the logic used in Romans 7:1-2 to help us know our relationship with the Law?

Romans 7:1-2 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the ...
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Could Kng Uzziah's judgement have been more severe than that of King Saul?

After committing more or less similar acts of defiance the two Kings of Israel seem to have been judged differently. 2 Chronicles 26:16-21 NASB 16 But when he became strong, his heart was so [m]...
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God vs devil - How much does God allow?

I asked this question in the other Christian exchange and was directed here: From my understanding and through examples in history and my life as well, God allows good and bad things to happen. ...
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What is the real meaning of the title of the book of Hebrews?

In light of my answer to the following question on this site here, that the word "hebrew" was used by foreigners to refer to the "man who crossed over", is it possible that we should reevaluate the ...
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What are the “things above, where Christ is seated” as said in Colossians 3:1-2?

What are the "things above, where Christ is seated" as said in Colossians 3:1-2 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right ...
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What is the meaning of the word 'Armageddon' in Revelation 16:16?

The word Armageddon appears only once in New Testament in Revelation 16:16. Is this a Greek word or a Hebrew word? What does this word mean?
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Who are the dogs in Philippians 3:2 and Revelation 22:15?

Deuteronomy 23:18 says Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God. (...
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Titus 1:15 What does 'to the pure all things are pure' mean?

This came up in a Bible Study recently. It's an enigmatic statement when taken on its own, but there is a context in terms of false teachers. Can anyone shed light on what it means in the context?

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