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A Rule of Hermeneutics that equates two nouns preceded by only one article, discovered by Glanville Sharp.

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Does the Granville Sharp rule apply to Titus 2:13 when dealing with "the Blessed Hope?

...while we wait for the Blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God... (Titus 2:13, KJV) The modern NIV translation seems to translate this part of verse 13 as if the Granville Sharp rule ...
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Is 1 Thessalonians 3:11 an example of Granville Sharp's rule?

Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you (1 Thessalonians 3:11 ESV) αὐτὸς δὲ ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ ἡμῶν καὶ ὁ κύριος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦς κατευθύναι τὴν ὁδὸν ἡμῶν πρὸς ὑμᾶς The ...
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Eph 5:5 and Sharps' Rule

Eph 5:5 contains the final phrase which says: τῇ βασιλείᾳ τοῦ Χριστοῦ καὶ Θεοῦ = the kingdom of Christ and God Is this a valid example of Sharps's rule, or what Wallace calls the "TSKS" ...
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Did Paul treat God and Jesus as one person in Titus 2:13?

New King James Version Titus 2 text: 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, ...
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Where should the pronoun ἡμῶν (our) be placed in Titus 2:13?

Where should the pronoun ἡμῶν (our) be placed in Titus 2:13? Most translations place it before the word “God”, such as the ESV: “our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (ESV). A few translations place ...
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How would one normally phrase “Our God and Savior Jesus Christ” in Koine Greek to refer to one person and two persons?

In Titus 2:13, Some say that the phrase “Our God and Savior Jesus Christ” refers to two persons and some say it refers to one. What would that phrase look like in Koine Greek if it refers to one ...
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In John 20:17, could «πατέρα ὑμῶν» (“your father”) refer to Joseph (i.e., the husband of Mary)?

In another thread, Revelation Lad made the following comment regarding John 20:17: The plain reading of Scripture is "I have not ascended to My Father. Go tell My brothers (not disciples) 'I ...
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Does Granville Sharp's Rule indicate that “God” and “Savior” share a referent in Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1?

Granville Sharp's rule states that when a clause has two nouns (or other substantive) in the same case, connected by a copulative kai ("and"), that are not proper nouns (i.e. not someone's name), ...
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