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Can anyone provide refutation to this claim with the correct greek pronunciation [closed]

I would like your help in refuting a Christian claim as this has been bugging me for a while now Is the epsilon truly more fitting of the first letter of the word "Allah" (as pronounced in ...
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Which are the Biblical references summarising early Christian Community life? [closed]

Text of a Sunday School lesson speaks of four Greek terms that summarize early Christian community life. The words are: Koinonia meaning Fellowship; Diaconia meaning Service; Kerygma meaning ...
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How are we to interpret the prohibition against eating blood in Acts 15:20 as far as the Christian Era goes?

Prohibition in O.T. Several passages in the Old Testament strongly prohibit the "eating of blood and fat." ...you must not eat flesh with life, that is to say, blood in it. (Genesis 9:4-5) ...
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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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What is the significance of Christ's return for the Thessalonian Church?

2 Thessalonians 2:2 speaks of the church as being concerned that Christ had already come. What is the impact of Christ's return; why such concern? 2 Thess 2:2 (ESV) - not to be quickly shaken in mind ...
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Who are the builders in Psalm 118:22 and why did the Psalmist call them "builders?"

In Psalm 118:22 (KJV) we read: The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. As I understand, the "stone" is Jesus Christ and the builders' refusal refers ...
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Why is the date of Pentecost calculated similar to the Saddusaical method?

From my (limited) understanding Christians are an offshoot of the Pharisaic traditions. As explained in The Jewish Babylonian Talmud (and many other places..), according to the Hazal, the Jewish ...
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Why did Matthew omit three generations from his genealogy?

Matthew 1:6-11 lists 14 generations from David to the Babylon deportation. Yet I Chronicles 3:10-15 lists 17 generations between the two. So my question is why did Matthew claim there were only 14 ...
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What does Matthew 12:6 mean?

What does Matthew 12:6 mean? Is Jesus Christ referring to himself or 'something' else? I mean the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Matt 12:6 - But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.
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Why does God order the murder of men, women and children in Ezekiel 9:6-7? [closed]

Three days ago I was doing a bible study with my friend and I came across Ezekiel 9:6-7, where God orders the slaughter of men, women and children, as a somewhat new Christian I was obviously ...
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What exactly is the "Apostles' Doctrine"?

Acts 2:42 "And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." My question is what exactly was the "Apostles' Doctrine&...
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1 Samuel 16:1-13 was David anointed in the horn because of his purpose?

1 Sam 16:13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah. Was ...
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According to the trial record at Matthew 26:63 the high priest Caiaphas ask Jesus to swear an oath as to His identity?

And the high priest said to Him, "I adjure You by the living God, that you tell us whether (the word "whether" denotes which of two), (1) You are the Christ/Messiah and (2) the Son of God." So my ...
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