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Biblical Theology is an approach to theology which emphasises the progressive or canonical nature of Biblical revelation

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Does Paul in [2 Corinthians 12:2] allude to Enoch's journey into the third heaven [2 Enoch 8-9]?

Does Paul in [2 Corinthians 12:2] allude to Enoch's journey into the third heaven [2 Enoch 8-9]? Paul claims : "I know a [man] in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, ...
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Does "Almsgiving" atone for all sins - based on teachings of Archangel Raphael in Tobit 12:9?

We learn from the Archangel Raphael in Tobit 12:9 that our salvation from sins can be achieved through "Almsgiving". [Tobit 12:9] "For almsgiving saves from death and purges away every sin. ...
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Was the angelology in [Tobit 12:15] based only on [1 Enoch 20:1-8]?

We read in [Tobit 12:15] a reference to [1 Enoch 20:3]. "I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One."...
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Can you please recommend the most trustworthy sources of the King James Bible and New King James Bible, to order them online? [closed]

Please do not take offense as I am new to it all, but after doing a bit of research, in my opinion the KJV is the most accurate, non manipulated translation of the bible, and the NKJV was recommended ...
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Does Paul speaks also to unbelievers in Ephesians 3:14-19?

I believe that the Pauline Epistles, so with the books of Peter and John their recipients are believers. Is there a verse that Paul in his letter to Ephesians, especially in his prayer in Eph. 3:14-...
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Could the "Echad" of Eloheinu ever become less than "Echad" like man & woman in [Genesis 2:24, Mark 12:25]? [closed]

When "Echad" is associated with the act of marriage in [Genesis 2:24], the אִ֔ישׁ Ish | "man" binds to אִשָּׁ֔ה Ishah | "woman" creating momentarily אֶחָֽד "Echad&...
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Does Mark 4:10-12 register as a "riddle?" If so, what is the resolution to this riddle?

How should we understand the message of this difficult passage? Albeit, it is not a “classic” example of a riddle and might therefore better be classified as a “puzzling” passage. We know the Bible ...
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Why would Adam and Eve eating again the Fruit of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Garden give them Eternal Life?

I was reading Genesis of the First Testament and came across the following excerpt, Genesis 3:22-23 (KJV): [22] And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: ...
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Accurate definition of flesh and spirit [closed]

What is an accurate, precise definition of the words "flesh" and "spirit"? I've been trying to find a good answer to this, I've searched all over different kinds of resources, but ...
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One word for 'journey of life' in Bible [closed]

I want a word for "journey of life" from the bible text, that describes every aspect of life (i.e., journey) in a single word
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What would be the reason behind Deuteronomy 21:10-14?

From the the era Exodus God is so much concern of morality and even given the Israelites to maintain purity. God also instructed them not to take girl from other tribes or clans. If God is so much ...
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1 Peter 1: 5- "who by God’s power are being guarded through faith "- How the "being guarded" done?

Would this mode - "being guarded"(v5) from the various trials (v6) - be a "norm" for believers until the journey ends? Context: 1 Peter 1:5-6 (ESV) "who "by God’s power are being guarded through ...
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John 10:27-30 & Hebrews 6:4-6 -Theological dilemma, must we choose one or the other or can it be resolved? [closed]

These two passages serve respectably as the major textual support for issue of perseverance of saints,namely, "Truly saved, saved always vs "one can lose one's salvation." What the Bible says about, ...
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Explanation of John 1:14 [closed]

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Can someone please explain ...
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Since the plural Elohim is used of Moses at Ex 7:1 and one person at Psalm 45:6 is there any grammatical reason to see it as a literal numeric plural?

Since the plural Elohim is used of Moses at Exodus 7:1 [a] and one person at Psalm 45:6 [b] is there any grammatical reason to see it as a literal numeric plural when used of the one true God? [a] ...
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What take place?

We read revelation 8:1 "when the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour". When we imagine of heaven it would be full of joyful noice singing hallelujeh song, ...
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What is the difference between a theological investigation and a Biblical theology

I know that this may seem like a dumb question but I still cannot list the differences. Someone asked me whether Dispensationalism is a theological investigation or a Biblical theology and I'm not ...
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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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According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture? [closed]

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 ...