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Is unclean ακαθαρτος / ακαθαρτον in the NT the same as in the OT LXX of the Law (Pentateuch)?

In reading the New Testament Epistles the words rooted in ακαθαρτ translated 'unclean' in the KJV are listed among sinful actions: Ephesians 5:5  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean ...
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What does 6.4 in the Didache mean?

"6:4 But concerning food, bear what you can;" What does this mean?
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Definition of Eunuchs in Matthew 19:10-12?

Is the word Eunuchs here describing an unmarried or celibate man or one who has been castrated? It seems odd to me to go from speaking of being unmarried then to eunuchs then back to being unmarried ...
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Meaning of “manner” in acts 1:11

The Greek word τρόπον has different shades of meaning, What is the meaning of τρόπον as used in Acts 1:11?
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What does it mean to be meek, as commanded and praised in the Scriptures?

Psalm 22:26 KJV — The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. Psalm 37:11 KJV — But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall ...
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Is ἱεράτευμα (hierateuma) intrinsically male?

In 1 Peter 2:5 and 2:9 we find the word ἱεράτευμα (hierateuma), translated "priesthood," which Strong's Concordance defines as "the act or office of priesthood." The word's root appears to be ἱερεύς (...
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What is the root definition of Greek word teknia and paidia in 1st John 2 & 3?

In 1st John 2:1, the Greek word "teknia" is in the vocative case and is translated as Little children. Also in 1st John 2:12 the same Greek word is use again with the same grammar and is translated ...
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In Hebrews 11:1 how should ἔλεγχος be translated?

Hebrews 11:1 is one of the most important definitions of faith given in the NT. Is this translation of the NWT adequate or does it add points that are not to be found in the Greek original: Faith ...
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In Nehemiah - Who are the Jews?

Closely Related: - Identity of "the Jews" in John's gospel Can Nehemiah 2:16 be interpreted "parenthetically", to define who "The Jews" are? And if, not - then "In Nehemiah 13, Who ...
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Ephesians 4:30 - What does Paul mean by “grieve” the Holy Spirit?

Ephesians 4:30 (NASB) Do not grieve λυπέω the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. What is Paul warning Christians not to do - exactly? I am hoping for support ...
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Were all 'rulers' Levites?

In Luke 18:18 in the New Testament, a 'certain ruler' is quoted. Can one generalize that all rulers were necessarily Levites? Or at least be certain that this one was a Levite? I know that many ...
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Who are “the Jews” in John's gospel?

Were "the Jews" in John 10:19-21 the same group of people or a different group than the ones mentioned in 10:24-39? Some in vs 21 seem on the verge of believing in Him, while the ones in the second ...
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What is the correct rendering of ܟܕ in 1 Cor 11:4

1 Corinthians 11:4 Khabouris Codex ܟܠ ܓܒܪܐ ܕܡܨܠܐ ܐܘ ܡܬܢܒܐ ܟܕ ܡܟܣܝ ܪܫܗ ܡܒܗܬ ܪܫܗ (ܟܠ) all, every, whole, entirely (ܓܒܪܐ) man, husband, person (ܕܡܨܠܐ) incline toward, heed, pray ...
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Define “being” in regards to Acts 17:28

Acts 17:22-28, NRSV: Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, "Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the ...
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Meaning(s) of “ἠγέρθη” in Mark 16:6

In Mark 16:6, the women come to the tomb of Jesus and are told by a young man in a white robe: ἠγέρθη, οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε· (NA28) He has been raised; he is not here. (ESV) Does “ἠγέρθη" necessarily ...
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Sin vs trespass vs transgression [closed]

Reading through Leviticus, I am once again faced with a question I have not found a satisfactory answer to over the years: What is the difference between sin vs. trespass vs. transgression? There ...
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Does the word “return” means we were there before?

Somebody told me an interpretation of this verse and I feel it's not correct. Ecclesiastes 12:7 (NIV) 7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from,      and ...
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What is the meaning of “violence” in Matthew 11:12?

In Matthew 11:12, Jesus said, "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." Luke 16:16 is often given as a companion ...
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Does Nazarene Sect mean Nazarene Cult? [closed]

In Acts 24:5 it says “We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect Some people say that when they ...
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A Clearer Explanation [duplicate]

So I heard someone remark one time "Who is Herman and why is he "newting" around?" in regards to the word "hermeneutics". Comical, yes, but relevant all the same. So what is the clearest, simplest, ...
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Is there a difference between the “meaning” and “application” of a text?

Discussing the difference between "meaning" and "application" in the context of Biblical interpretation, Jonathan Pennington asks: [W]hat if two scholars or readers agreed that “Thou shall not ...
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Does God have more than one bride? [closed]

If the church is the bride of Christ" Eph. 5, II Cor. 11:2: I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to ...
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What is the “New Hermeneutic”?

I have come across the term New Hermeneutic a number of times in Christian hermeneutics books and articles, but I can't really find a clear definition for what this is referring to. (Most of the ...
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What does “the assembly of the LORD” refer to?

Deuteronomy 23:1-8 lists some people that are forbidden to enter "the assembly of the LORD". Deuteronomy 23:1-8 (NKJ) Those Excluded from the Congregation 1 “He who is emasculated by ...