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Why does Mark identify the lake in Galilee as the "Sea of Galilee"?

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus spends a large amount of the narrative in and around a body of water the author calls the "Sea of Galilee". Many have pointed out that there is no such body of ...
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What were the Cities of the Plain? (Genesis 13:12, 19:29)

The Book of Genesis uses the term "cities of the plain" on two occasions: one when it describes Lot's journey after he parted from Abraham, and again in describing the destruction of Sodom ...
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The division of Eden's main river (Genesis 2:10)

Genesis 2:10 KJV And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from thence it was parted and became four heads. Genesis 2:10 NABRE A river rises in Eden to water the garden; beyond there it ...
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Did Joseph travel through Judea to Get to Nazareth? (Matthew 2)

Matthew 2:19-23 19 When Herod had died, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those ...
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Does Matthew 4:12 imply that Jesus travelled from Judea to Nazareth to Capernaum?

Matthew 4:12 states: 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, Matthew 2:19-23 states: Then after being ...
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Did Gideon use a different return route in Judges 8?

It is said when Gideon chased the two kings of Midian Zebah and Zalmunna he passed through Sukkoth who refused to give him provisions for his army Judges 8:6 NIV But the officials of Sukkoth said, “...
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Is peace guaranteed only in the holy mountain?

The first part of Isaiah 11 is usually understood as a guarantee that, in the days to come, there will be global peace, and even the wild beasts will not harm each other: the wolf shall dwell with ...
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Where did the feeding of the 5000 occur?

The feeding of the 5000 is recorded in all 4 Gospels: Matthew 14:13-22 Mark 6:32-46 Luke 9:10-17 John 6:1-15 In Matthew & Mark they leave town and are in a desert place: When Jesus heard of it, ...
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How do Mount Moriah and Zion compare with each other in 2 Chronicles?

2 Chronicles 3:1 (ESV) Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to David his father, at the place appointed, on the threshing floor ...
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Why does Ezekiel refer to Jerusalem as "south"?

Ezekiel 21:2 (in other versions 20:46) "Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest of the southland." As is evident from v. 6 (in ...
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Daniel 11:30 - Romans?

I am reading through A New English Translation of the Septuagint, currently in the Book of Daniel, where two different versions, the Old Greek and Theodotion, are given. The Old Greek NETS version of ...
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In Jeremiah is evil always associated with the north regardless of geographical location?

The motif of evil coming forth from the north is repeated many times throughout Jeremiah. Already in the first chapter Jeremiah prophesizes that evil will come from the north. Then again in 4:6; 6:1 ...
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Where was Jesus before he went to Galilee in John 1:43?

Where was Jesus before he went to Galilee in John 1:43? The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. (John 1:43a, ESV) In 1:35, Jesus was near John the Baptist. In 1:37, the two disciples follow ...
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Were the two disciples heading to Emmaus heading back to Galilee?

After the Resurrection, Jesus tells the Apostles to meet Him in Galilee: Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there ...
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Is this the commonly known Red Sea?

In Exodus 13:18 (NASB) Therefore God led the people around by way of the wilderness to the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in battle formation from the land of Egypt. Does this passage ...
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Where is the threshing floor of Atad?

In Genesis 50:10 (NASB) When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they mourned there with a very great and sorrowful lamentation; and he observed seven days of ...
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Where is Goshen?

In Genesis 45:10 (NASB) For you shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me (...) Where is Goshen?
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"beyond the River" phrase / term mentioned in Joshua , Samuel , Chronicles , Ezra & Nehemiah

I'm Not trying to be nitpicky or anything. However, I'm just curious. Which actual river is being referenced whenever the "beyond the River" phrase / term is mentioned in Joshua , Samuel , ...
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What does the toponym 'Kiriath' mean?

I notice that numerous places have the prefix "kiriath" in their name. For example, Kiriath Arba and Kiriath Sepher. What does this word mean and what is its linguistic heritage. Is it Hebrew only, or ...
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Why was it necessary for Jesus to go through Samaria in John 4:4

John 4:4 begins with the Greek word "edei" (meaning: It is necessary) implying that Jesus had to go through Samaria. What situation made it necessary for Jesus to travel through Samaria.
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Good Samaritan Luke's Gospel - Chronology, Geography [closed]

I'm currently studying the parable of the Good Samaritan, and I'm wondering why it was chronologically placed in Luke 10 which seems to indicate the encounter with the expert in the law occurred ...
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Was Adam "buried" where he was "created" as Jubilees states? If so, was Adam possibly buried on Mt. Moriah?

How to make sense of Jubilees 4:29, which states Adam was buried where he was created? Was he buried on Mt. Moriah (where multiple references say he was created)? I know tradition states that Adam ...
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Is there historical evidence for the town of Nazareth existing prior to Jesus? [closed]

Is there historical evidence for the town of Nazareth prior to Jesus? Do we have maps or any other evidence such as inscriptions, emblems, etc?
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What's the connection between Sinai and Seir?

The blessing of Moses in Deut. 33:2 The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. This verse is almost unanimously understood to describe ...
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In Numbers 33:34-39 what is the correct route taken by the Israelites to the promised land?

Numbers 33:34-39 (KJV) 34 And they removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at Ebronah. 35 And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber. 36 And they removed from Eziongaber, and ...
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John 1:28 Bethany/Bethabara Location?

So, i'm just wanting to know where the location of Bethany is as mentioned by John. I've seen different maps that have it in different places. Some NT maps even show two Bethanys! You should see the ...
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Where is Cana of Galilee in John 2:1?

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016)....
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Why did the Magi see the star in the East rather than the West?

Matthew tells us that the Magi came from the East and saw the star in the East: Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,...
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Why was Ham the only one among Noah's three sons who had a land named after him. Psalm 105:23

Psalm 105:23 (NKJV) Israel also came into Egypt, And Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham. Psalm 106:22 (NKJV) Wondrous works in the land of Ham, Awesome things by the Red Sea. Noah had three sons; Shem, ...
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Where are rivers Gihon and Pishon located, how can we identify them today?

Genesis 2:11-14: The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around ...
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What is the purpose of Deuteronomy 11:30?

Deuteronomy 11:29 (NIV) commands: When the LORD your God has brought you into the land you are entering to possess, you are to proclaim on Mount Gerizim the blessings, and on Mount Ebal the curses. ...
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In Deuteronomy 3:27 Why should Moses Moses look East and South?

In Deuteronomy 3:25 (ESV) Moses requests to see the promised land: Please let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon. In Deuteronomy 3:27 (ESV) God ...
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What is the significance of the skull of Golgotha?

Matthew: And when they came to a place called Gol'gotha (which means the place of a skull). Mark: And they brought him to the place called Gol'gotha (which means the place of a skull). Luke: And when ...
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John 7 - What were the religious / culture demographics of "The Galilee"? [closed]

Closely Related: - Matthew 4 - How Should Galilee of the Nations be Interpreted? - Was Nazareth a joke town? 1. Question, Historical Context: What were the religious / cultural demographics of "...
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What is the modern name of the geographic location where Joseph (of 12 brothers) grew up? [closed]

In Genesis 37 we read that: Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan. This seems a little broad, and perhaps could encompass larges parts of Israel and Syria today. ...
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Where is the Wilderness of Sin and what is its significance

In Exodus 16:1, the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, and in Exodus 17:1 the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin. We are told this is between Elim and Sinai and ...
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In 1 Kings 18:40 why did Elijah move Baal's prophets to the Kishon river before killing them?

In 1 Kings 18:40, Elijah has the Baal prophets (about 450 of them) taken from Mt Carmel to the brook Kishon to be killed. Why take them there? Why not kill them at the mountain? Is there some ...
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Where is Dalmanutha?

Jesus crosses the Sea of Galilee several times from feeding the 5,000 in Mark 6 to the 4,000 in Mark 8, and He finally sails to the district of Dalmanutha: 10And immediately he got into the boat ...
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Is Salem in Genesis 14 a shortened form of Jerusalem?

In Genesis 14:18, Mechizedek is introduced as the king of Salem (מֶ֣לֶךְ שָׁלֵם). HALOT gives several possible interpretations, citing Josephus (1:181) in support of its identification with Jerusalem:...
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Where is Karkor?

From Judges 8:10-11 (ESV): Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with their army, about 15,000 men, all who were left of all the army of the people of the East, for there had fallen 120,000 men ...
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What is the significance of locations in hermeneutics? Amos 5:4-6 as case passage

How far and how literally do named locations inform us of the recipients of a proclamation or prophecy? There are many passages where the recipient is known already, both contextually in the book and ...
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Prominence of Judah and Joseph in Tribal Allotments

In Joshua 14-17, the tribes of Judah and Joseph (Ephraim and West Manasseh) are distributed first and together take up the majority of the land. The distribution of this land for Judah and Joseph ...
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Does the Bible describe the "earth" as flat? [closed]

I have found so much gossip on the Net and no Biblical verses that clearly support the 'flat earth' notion. I know Job spoke of the 'circle of the Earth' and other very interesting aspects of the ...
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What/where is Topheth?

Isaiah 30:33 (NIV) Topheth has long been prepared; it has been made ready for the king. Its fire pit has been made deep and wide, with an abundance of fire and wood; the breath of the ...
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How does geography impact the interpretation of Galatians?

There are two major views for the destination of Paul's letter to the Galatians: the Northern and Southern views. I understand that these views impact the possible timing of the letter, but what ...
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Is the territory of the Negeb considered part of the wilderness?

Genesis 13:1 and 20:1 both record Abraham traveling to a region called the Negeb (or Negev depending on the English translation). 13:1 - So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he ...
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The splitting of the Mount of Olives

Daniel Block, in his commentary on Ezekiel, speaks of a style in that book of resumptive exposition, in which a theme is initially dealt with briefly, and later examined in much more detail. Zechariah ...
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What are the two bronze mountains in Zechariah 6?

I've already asked a broad question about the number two in the book of Zechariah. I've received some helpful input on that and made progress in my own thinking regarding it. However, some of the ...
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What is the story behind mourning for Hadad-rimmon in Zechariah 12:11?

Zechariah, like Revelation which draws on it, is a tough nut to crack but very rich. In the twelfth chapter, the prophet records the word of Yahweh that The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that ...
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Why is the man going to measure Jerusalem in Zechariah 2:2?

In the second chapter of his book, Zechariah records a vision in which he saw a man with a measuring line going to measure Jerusalem. I'm not sure what this is supposed to signify. Two verses later, ...
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