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Understanding the grammar of the source texts; this tag should be accompanied by the appropriate language tag.

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Is there a first person verb with a plural subject in Hebrew?

I am aware of singular verbs with plural subjects in the third person, masculine, singular. Such as Exodus 4:29, but I am wondering if there is a 1cs that has a plural subject? Feel free to add or ...
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What is Jesus sending the multitude away from?

I have been comparing and contrasting the two feedings of the multitudes. I’ve observed that the term “Apoluo” or “send away” is used 4 times between the two feedings. Mark 6:36 Mark 6:45 Mark 8:3 ...
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Grammatical construction of Col 1:21-23?

I am wondering about the grammar and clause construction of Colossians 1:21-23 in the Greek. Unfortunately, I do not read Bible Greek, so I am lost here. It’s my understanding that the ancient Greek ...
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He saved, shall be saved, or saves us. How should (G4982) be translated in Titus 3:5?

When it says in this verse "He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the holy ghost" following this theme of washing and renewing, those scriptures speak of a process (...
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Does the "exception clause" in Matthew 5 and Matthew 19 permit divorce or explain culpability for adultery?

Nearly all the interpretations I've seen of the "exception clause" treat it as expressing a situation where divorce could be allowed, but I've heard another interpretation that instead ...
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Few questions about Song of Solomon

I have compared you, my love, To my filly among Pharaoh́s chariots (Song of Solomon 1:9) Does it mean he was using chariots of Pharaoh or Pharaoh was using his horse? King James Version says “a ...
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Are the Prayer Requests of 1 Kings 8:31-52 grammatically subordinate to the "requests" of 1 Kings 1:25-26

I'm a beginning exegete and I'm trying to determine, are the prayer requests of 1 Kings 8:31-52 grammatically subordinate to the "requests" of 1 Kings 1:25-26? Verses 25-26 where Solomon ...
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What is the difference between arcing, phrasing and diagramming?

I am trying to improve my exegesis of biblical text and am attempting to get better with hermeneutical methods as they are focussed on understanding the meaning of the text in the context of the ...
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How can be translated 1Peter 3:21?

Good morning. For some time I have a question about 1 Peter 3:21. I want to know all the possibilities of translating the text to know how to interpret the text. I noticed that there are textual ...
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Grammar of Isaiah 44:6

I was discussing Isaiah 44:6 with a Biblical scholar who claimed that the "his" in the sentence refers back to the Lord, not to Israel. Can you comment? Thus says.... Adonai (subject 1) the ...
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Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you (Song of Solomon 1:3) The word for "ointment poured forth" is שֶׁ֖מֶן (...
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Does Daniel 9:27; teach two weeks, and at the half period of the second week is when he causes to cease? According to the Lo Ammi principle?

"And he will strenghthen the people of the covenant for week one and a half the week (at the half of the following), he shall cause to cease..." So here, the view is not that the sacrifices, ...
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Is the definite article in Hebrew used to convert an adjective or adverb into a noun, or used without a noun?

This question requires a degree of Hebrew scholarship, although if someone has the means (software) to compile a list of Old Testament examples where articles precede adjectives or adverbs without a ...
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Why the name Shelomoth is changed to Shelomith?

This Shelomith (שלמות shelomot) and his brethren were over all the treasuries of the dedicated things which King David and the heads of fathers’ houses, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and ...
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Should it be be ἐν or ἐστιν in Galatians 5:22 & Ephesians 5:9?

The Apostle Paul uses the verb ἐστιν when expressing the "Fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ...
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Did Jesus make 4 promises to the church of Philadelphia?

A traditional Jewish Passover meal incorporated four cups, one for each of the promises the LORD made before He brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt: Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the ...
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