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What is the most important question in the bible? [closed]

Does anybody know that is the most important question in the Bible is? There are a few I'm trying to get some insight on this.
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Did Lamech have a jealous episode because of his wives?

And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. (Gen. 4:23 KJV) Lamech ...
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What is the earliest known textual witness of Matthew 6:27 and how does it translate directly into English?

Matthew 6:27 is translated to English along the lines of: "Which of you by worrying can say that they've added some time to their life?" I'm wondering what is the earliest known writing of ...
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Does the Times of the Gentiles also include the rise of Islam? [closed]

Up until the Islamic faith was founded by Mohammed in 630AD - there was only Christianity and Paganism. Bear in mind that in Biblical days and even after, there were only two groups of people - Jews ...
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Are there any Greek examples of biblical names starting with Yahu- and not Yeho-?

People such as Keion Sampson (user youarethesaltoftheearth) use ancient Akkadian sources as proof that biblical names starting YHW- were originally pronounced Yahu-, not Yeho- as the Masoretic ...
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In the Septuagint, 1 Samuel 2:10 has what seems to be a version of Jeremiah 9:23. Modern translations do not have this. Ideas?

I've been reading the Septuagint recently and noticed that 1 Samuel 2:10 has a version of Jeremiah 9:23 included. Modern translations do not have this. I'm just looking for reasons. I guess that ...
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How to reconcile Deuteronomy 13 and 18

In Deuteronomy 13 the warning is sometimes a prophet prophecies come true but then he teaches worshipping false gods so that makes him a false prophet even if his prophecy or miracles come true but ...
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Interpreting the Significance of the Stones, Sling, and Forehead in David's Slaying of the Philistine

Consider 1 Sam. 17, 48-51--- And when the Philistine arose and was coming, and drew nigh to meet David, David made haste, and ran to the fight to meet the Philistine. And he put his hand into his ...
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Isaiah 37 and 2 Kings 19 are identical [duplicate]

Why do Isaiah 37 and 2 Kings 19 contain the same verses? Of course, consulting or referring to an older and reliable source of eyewitness information is expected and acceptable, but what is strange is ...
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Is the Abrahamic Covenant an unconditional Covenant for believers today? [closed]

Is the Abrahamic Covenant an unconditional Covenant for believers today (Genesis 12:1-3)? I discovered in the Bible that God alone is responsible for the performance of the Abrahamic Covenant for ...
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Are there any recognized Rules in Translation Committees that speak to whether a Greek word should be "translated" or "transliterated"?

Are there any Universal Rules for transliterating instead of translating used by translation committees? Or is this practice left up to individual committees, and their traditions, seminary emphasis, ...
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What does the word "mishkav" mean in Biblical Hebrew

I do NOT mean "bed". But rather how it is being used in some specific verses: Num. 31:17, 18, & 35; Jdgs.12:11 & 12; Ezk 23:17) What does the word "mishkav" as mentioned ...
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Matthew 24:34 Translation

ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι οὐ μὴ παρέλθῃ ἡ γενεὰ αὕτη ἕως ἂν πάντα ταῦτα γένηται. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Can "γένηται" ...
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Was Joseph 10 or 17 when sold into slavery by his brothers?

I know Genesis 37:2 says he was 17, but the Hebrew word here for "seventeen" is the word "asar or esreh" (according to Strong's #6240), which is translated to "ten". I'm ...
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Was Daniel a part of Israelite Royalty?

In the opening of the book of Daniel it alludes to that fact that the Hebrew boys were part of Royalty and nobility can anyone else confirm this? Dan 1:3, 4 - Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the ...
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How many total textual variants occur in the new testament?

Does anyone know if there has been a real accurate count of how many variants exist? Even if a variant is just defined as 1 early Codex and NA28 - is there such a number? Daniel Wallace estimates 400K ...
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How accurate is the New World Translation bible?

How accurate is the New World Translation Bible? My grandfather is a Jehovah's Witness and told me that the NWT bible that the Watchtower Society has produced is one of the most accurate translations ...
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Does the appearance of שֶׁבַע twice in Genesis 7:2 imply any significance?

In Genesis 7:2 the noun שֶׁבַע appears twice. Does it imply any significance?
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Why Does NET Bible say the Passover lasted 8 days?

I'm accustomed to the idea that the Passover, or the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, lasts for 7 days, beginning 15th and ending 21th. But in the NET Bible at Luke 22:7W, one ca see: The celebration ...
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Someone said the Biblical Apostles and Prophets got it wrong about the return of Christ in Acts 2:16-17

This question does not reflect my belief at all, but I would like to know others' thoughts because it almost made me question the authority of Scripture. Recently, the owner of a ministry called ...
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The meaning of the name Adonibezek

What's the meaning of the name Adonibezek? , does it mean Lord of bezek Or my Lord is bezek or something like that? Does Adoni mean my Lord Or does it mean Lord of? 4 Judah went up, and the Lord ...
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