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Ephesians 1:22 Language a reference to marriage?

Ephesians 1:22-23 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Is this language of God giving ...
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Should a woman cover her head whilst praying or prophesying because of angels?

According to 1 Corinthians 11:10 should a woman cover her head when she is praying or prophesying for the reason of signaling to the heavenly host that she is not exposed but is covered (protected) ...
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How do we know who is speaking in Song of Solomon? The bride or bridegroom?

How do we know who is actually speaking in Song of Solomon? Are there markings in the Hebrew manuscripts that point to who is speaking, or are the scholars simply assuming based on what they are ...
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If we are not given in marriage as spirits, how does the Bride of Christ imagery work? [closed]

Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. If this is true, how can the church collective be the Bride of Christ?
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In Mark 2:19-20, were the disciples the guests at the wedding or the bride herself?

Let's compare The Message and New Living Translation of the same passage: Jesus said, “When you’re celebrating a wedding, you don’t skimp on the cake and wine. You feast. Later you may need to pull ...
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What age should we understand Samson, his bride and his bride's younger sister as being?

In Judges 14, Samson gets his parents to arrange a marriage with a certain Philistine maid. She is then given in marriage to one of Samson's companions. Then the wife's father offers the younger ...
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Are Song of Songs 6:11-12 words from the groom or the bride?

In Song of Songs 6:11-12 (NLT) Young Woman 11 I went down to the grove of walnut trees and out to the valley to see the new spring growth, to see whether the grapevines had budded or the pomegranates ...
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The Church, and denominations. — I'm confused. — "Denominations" are not in any unison. I thought Christ wanted us to be all ONE [closed]

Christ is The Groom, the Church (that HE established in fulfillment of the old order) is the Bride. In the last 500 years there's been a substantial influx of "denominations." Why? Doesn't ...
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Hebrew words for "sister" & "bride" interchangeable? "sister" can mean "friend"? [closed]

Paul M. Conner, O.P., Celibate Love p. 23 (PDF p. 27), claims: In Hebrew the terms "sister" and "bride" do not always have literal application. Often they are interchangeable. ...
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Why was Michal not stoned for adultery in 2 Samuel 3?

Michal had been given to David as his wife by his father king Saul after he had said he wanted the bride price to be hundred foreskins of the philistines. 1 Samuel 16:27 NIV 27 David took his men with ...
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"my sister, my bride". Isn't that incestuous?

Song of Solomon 4:9 You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. Is this supposed to sound romantic?
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As a bride prepared for her husband - Revelation 21:2

Revelation 21:2 (ESV), And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Considering the geographical and historical context of ...
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Exodus 22 Wasn't it a case of rape?

Exodus 22:16 “If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to anyone and has sex with her, he must pay the customary bride price and marry her. 17But if her father refuses to let him marry her, the ...
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In Genesis 29:18, what is the significance that Jacob offered to work for Laban, seven years for Rachel?

Genesis 29:18 (NASB) Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” And why not fewer years?
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Who is the "him that heareth" in Revelation 22:17?

Who is the "him that heareth" in Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take ...
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Was King Solomon dark in complexion or something? (Songs of Solomon 1:6)

As I read the Songs of Solomon, I can't help wondering if King Solomon was dark in complexion or something, when he said, "Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: ...
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In Luke 5:33-35 does Jesus imply that the Twelve are not part of the bride of the Lamb?

Update I have been researching this and it appears that the whole matter hangs on the definition of "the sons of the bridechamber" which is not obvious to me: KJV Luke 5:34 And he said unto them, ...
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Why were they always meeting their future wives at the well?

Rebekah was approached at the well to marry Isaac. Jacob met Rachel at the well and Moses also had his first encounter with Ziphora at the well. Below are the references to the three cases I cited ...
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In the parable of the 10 virgins (Matthew 25 vs 1 - 8), who is the groom coming to marry? In other words who is the bride?

Who is the bride in this passage of scripture? The virgins are just preparing the way, and the groom is present, but the bride is not mentioned.
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Do Genesis 1:27, Galatians 4:26, Revelation 21:2 support the belief in a "God the Mother?"

Context: A sect within Christianity known as the "World Mission Society Church of God" believes that Genesis 1:27 gives credence to the idea that there is a "God the Father" as well as a "God the ...
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Differing English translations of Isaiah 62:5

I'm trying to understand why English translations differ on Isaiah 62:5, and the theological implications of these differences within Christianity. The ESV translates Isaiah 62:5 as: For as a young ...
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What is the New Jerusalem?

In Revelation 21:2, John talks about seeing the New Jerusalem coming out of heaven adorned as Bride. While the text talks of the New Jerusalem as city, it seems contradictory that the Bride of Christ ...
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What is the traditional understanding of God's Marriage Contract (Ketubah) with Israel?

Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. Jeremiah 31:32 Not according to ...
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What is the relationship between the visions in Revelation 21:1 and 21:2?

In Revelation 21:1, John writes: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And in 21:2, he continues: And I saw ...
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Is the REB translation of Ex 11:1, comparing to a rejected bride, supported in the original language?

Exodus 11:1b in the Revised English Bible (REB) reads: When he finally lets you go, he will drive you out forcibly as a man might dismiss a rejected bride. The simile seems most unusual. Was it in ...
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What does it mean when it says that Christ is "the head of the body"?

In Gen. 2:23, we see that Chavva (Eve) was taken out of Adam, built from his rib, and concerning her, Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called "Woman" (Ishah)...
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Who is speaking in Song of Solomon 8:6-7?

Typical Christian allegorical interpretations of Song of Solomon identify God with the man in the story and the church or individual believer with the woman. This is understandable as other more ...
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Does Revelation 21:9-11 equate the Bride of the Lamb with the City Jerusalem?

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he ...
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Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?

Jesus told a parable about the kingdom of God involving "ten virgins" and a "bridegroom". It starts out in the beginning of Matthew: Matthew 25:1-2 (ESV) 1 "Then the kingdom of heaven will be ...
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