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In Genesis 4:2-8 why did God not accept Cain's offering? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what special thing did Abel do that permitted God to accept his offering but not accept Cain's. I tried to read this part of Genesis 4:2-8: Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the ...
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What is the nature of the “strong delusion” being sent by God according to 2 Thessalonians 2:11?

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong ...
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What is the oldest inscription of Yahweh found? (Related to Exodus 3:14) [closed]

Is it true that archeologist Friedrich Delitzsch found an inscription of Yahweh dating to 2500 B.C.? Does Exodus 3:14: God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of ...
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Then who will save a woman those who are not bearing child?

God demands holiness, faith and love, and self-control from all mankind. I don't understand in what point Apostle Paul have said this "Yet she will be saved through childbearing-if they continue in ...
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Did the Holy Spirit leave Jesus on the cross before he died? If not, why not?

Some say that the Holy Spirit left Jesus before he died, ie. that the Father totally withdrew from Jesus as part of his bearing the punishment for sin. However: 13For if the blood of bulls and ...
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Was Paul in error for teaching his disciples they were at liberty to eat meat sacrificed to idols and breaking his agreement at the Jerusalem Council? [closed]

Acts 15's Council at Jerusalem was initially to be an inquiry on the subject of circumcision, "certain individuals" who "came down from Judea", one would imagine these were fellow disciples and not ...
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Is there a “Permissive Imperative” in Hebrew? (1 Kings 22:22)

Was it common in ancient Hebrew to express permission by commanding a person to do what they asked for permission to do? For example, consider 1 Kings 22: 20And the LORD said, Who shall persuade ...
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Relationship between Abrahamic and Canaanite religion?

In Genesis 14:17-24 Abraham meets Malkizedek the king of Salem after he defeats the kings of the east, and we find (NIV): 17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied ...
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What was sanctified by the blood in Hebrews 10:29?

The subject of the verb αγιάζω in Hebrews 10:29 could be either "the covenant" or "one [...] who has trampled the Son of God underfoot" so: 1. What was sanctified by the blood? 2. Why do most ...
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Where does Dispensationalism differ from traditional Biblical Theology when interpreting a text?

Wikipedia summarizes a traditional "Biblical Theology" approach to interpreting the Bible as follows: Biblical theology seeks to understand the progressive unfolding of God's special revelation ...
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What is the name of the distinction between 'teaching interpretation' and 'telling people what the interpretation is'? [closed]

My assumption is that I'm aiming for an evangelical interpretation of the Bible, using Graham Goldsworthy's Gospel and Kingdom as a guide. (Ie that we seek to use the Bible to interpret itself, ...
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Is the “right” to become children of God two different ways people become children of God?

He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of ...
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Where do the New Testament authors derive their doctrine that the Old Covenant was given through angels? [duplicate]

52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53 you who received ...
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Would Jesus have used the greek phrase, “Alpha and Omega” or the Hebrew “Alef and Tav”? [closed]

Revelation 1:8 reads: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (ESV) Would Jesus have spoken "Alpha and Omega," the first and last ...
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authority for translation of προς as “with” in 2 Cor 5:8

2 Corinthians 5:8 is a hugely important text for doctrines concerning life after death. It is almost universally translated something like "absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." ...
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Why was Israel responsible for David's sin? [duplicate]

According to 2 Samuel 24:1: ... the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them ... Then, David counted the number of Israel. However, it was David's fault. Why ...
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What was the man Clothed in Linen says to Daniel in Chapter 12:7?

Hi beloveds I have very much confused several times for now and I could not find the answer so far. what does the Angel says to Daniel , when daniel ask him how long will it takes to end these wonders....
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How do those who argue the Hebrew Bible does not have a concept of the afterlife support that claim?

I was going over some old lecture notes from Christine Hayes - Introduction to the Old Testament recently. I noticed in Lecture 2 she makes this claim: No life after death in the Bible either [...
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Are there any published works on the development of “satan/Satan” in the Hebrew Bible to the New Testament? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knew of any published works (books or papers) that study the development of the hebrew word satan and particularly how it came to be associated in some places with the New ...
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Is Cain really the father of all vampires as he is cursed to drink his brother's blood, which may assimilate the essential feature of vampires. [closed]

I was every now and then accumulating the description that Cain is the father of all vampires as I constantly read various tales though some of them are not really strictly quoted from the ...
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Is Genesis 3:16 saying that pain exists prior to sinning? [duplicate]

There is pain in childbearing yet God's curse is that he'll multiply it. Genesis 3:16 seems to imply that pain does exist even prior to Adam sinning since the curse of multiplying (increasing) pain ...
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Did God lose a fight to another deity?

2 Kings 3:26-27 reads 26 When the king of Moab realized he was losing the battle, he and 700 swordsmen tried to break through and attack the king of Edom, but they failed. 27 So he took his ...
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What is the difference between the indwelling of God in Christians and the indwelling of the Godhead in Christ?

for in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, Colossians 2:9 (ASV) and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God. ...
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Isaiah 46:10 and the implications of verse 11: Do any modern theologians dare pay attention to verse 11?

Isaiah 46:10 is of course the famous passage which says "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do ...
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John 6:37 - What is meant by “Father gives me”?

John 6:37: All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. You might see my question about John 12:32 and can probably guess where I am going with ...
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What is the “weakness of God” in 1 Corinthians 1:25?

1 Corinthians 1:25 says: Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. Has God ever been weak? What does it mean to say that God has weakness? ...
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Does the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15 refer to the dread of physically dying, or to something else?

In the Christian New Testament, we find the following: Hebrews 2:14-15 (NASB) 14Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through ...
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Upon whom do we call? Reconciling OT & NT

This question was spurred on by my interaction with another related question on BHSE It appears as though two different names being called upon for Salvation; yet, there is only one whereby we may ...
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Why does everyone in John misunderstand Jesus?

Jesus seems to be misunderstood pretty consistently throughout the Gospel According to John: John 2:19-20 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” ...
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According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?

There have been many principles proposed for how to properly interpret Scripture. Some of those principles actually come from Scripture. Here are some examples of principles which seem to come from ...
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How does Canon Criticism relate to the concept of a Gesamtbiblische Theologie?

It is my understanding that Brevard Childs's so-called canonical (or canon) criticism places an emphasis on looking at the Bible as a complete work. This reminds me of the concept of a Gesamtbiblische ...