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Koiné (from κοινή, "common") Greek was the form of post-classical Greek spoken and written in Hellenistic and Roman antiquity. It is the language of the Septuagint (LXX), Christian New Testament, and most early Christian theological writings.

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Purchased - from whom? (Acts 28:20)

I have an exegetical query regarding Acts 20:28 Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, ...
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Is Matthew 11:12 stating kingdom of heaven is associated with exciting and meaningful eventfulness?

I suppose the perspective that I am about to expound is already buried deep within one of the answers and/or comments of the following 2 stackoverflow Q & A postings, but I wanted to narrow down ...
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What's the etymology for the Greek word ἐκκλησία (church)?

Acts 5:11 New International Version Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. church ἐκκλησίαν (ekklēsian) Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular Strong's Greek 1577: ...
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Why does the KJV translate ὀλιγοπιστίαν as “unbelief” in Matthew 17:20?

My question is to the Greek word: ὀλιγοπιστίαν - oligopistian translated "little faith", so why does KJV use "unbelief" which has a totally different meaning? Or does it? What am ...
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What is so special about “ego eimi”?

John 10:9 New International Version I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. I ἐγώ (egō) Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st ...
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(John 3:16) Greek: Only Begotten

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only (μονογενῆ) Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." My question resides in the greek term ...
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Translation of 1 John 5:16

I have a question regarding the translation of 1 John 5:16. In the verses below, I have highlighted the translated (added?) words I’m querying. Why does the NIV use ’you’ where the NKJV uses ’he’? [...
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Help translating one verse of hand-written Koine Greek (I believe)

I've added arrows to specify which is the line I'm interested in, but give you the context in case its necessary. I appreciate this help! Thank you. It comes from Manuscript 472 ("Miniscule 472&...
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What is the difference in the manner of face wrappings?

In the gospel of John, there are two different descriptions of facial coverings on individuals that were buried. Lazarus account "And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with ...
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What is the status of the word “because” in 1 Peter 2:8? ESV

"They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do". ESV There are other questions on this site which go into this verse without, I think, quite settling this point: ...
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What is the significance that the word Sabbath is often plural?

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day (σαββασιν - plural) through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they ...
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Greek: Indwelling versus Emptying

I was reading through John and a term caught my eye. In John 1:14, the Logos is said to have "become flesh" and "dwelt" among us. That term for dwelling is rendered "ἐσκήνωσεν&...
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How convincing as a proof of the Inspiration of the Scriptures are the following patterns of 40 (and 41) in the Greek Scriptures? [closed]

There are exactly 40 times in the Greek New Testament Scriptures that God speaks the words 'EGO EIMI' (I AM). The Deity of Christ | ‘EGO EIMI’ (I AM) | 40 instances Matthew But straightway Jesus ...
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Are we made holy or consecrated by the sacrifice of Jesus? What is the difference?

In Hebrews 10:10, it says we are ἁγιάζω (hagiazō) through the offering of the body of Christ. Hagiazō here is ussually translated as holy, but holy is ἁγίας (hagias). From here I find ἁγιάζω is from ...
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What does “sanctified” mean in John 10:36?

John 10:36 KJB "Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?" In this verse what is Jesus being sanctified ...
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How does the NASB render καρδίαν as quick in Acts 7:54?

Ὡς δὲ ἐπληροῦτο αὐτῷ τεσσαρακονταετὴς χρόνος, ἀνέβη ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ ἐπισκέψασθαι τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ τοὺς υἱοὺς Ἰσραήλ. Most translations render καρδίαν as heart but the NASB chose to translate ...
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Hebrews 9:27 speaks of things “after” death?

In Hebrews 9:27 (the strongs concordance numbers listed below) the Greek word "meta" is translated using the concept of "after" in most versions of the Bible. Heb 9:27 And <...
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Bible viewpoint on those who have physical characteristics that make them come under the Intersex (or hermaphrodite) category

In my opinion, it seems that the following verses emphasize the gender binary classification (i.e, Either male or only female, but mutually exclusive from each other) Genesis 1:26-28 (NASB) 26 Then ...
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How did Jonah become a sign to the people of Nineveh?

How does Jonah become a sign to the people of Nineveh in Luke 11:30. Luke 11:30 (ESV) 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. In Mat 12:...
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Mark 16:17 - Who is Jesus commanding?

In Mark 16:17 Jesus addresses the 11 disciples and gives a call to action: He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be ...
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What does, “let” him come, mean in John 7:37?

Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink". ESV How "let" is possibly used: I will let you use my car-permission-I give the thirsty person ...
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John 20:19 is there validity in translating 'locked doors'?

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!&...
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Comparison of Vaticanus and Siniaticus in an interlineary

This is my problem: I would like to be able to compare the two most referred-to texts (which most modern versions are based on); but I cannot find a way to do it. I do not read Greek - though I am ...
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What does 1 Corinthians 14:36 mean?

What does 1 Corinthians 14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? mean?
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John 2:4 Translation

I was wondering if anyone had some insight on the translation of John 2:4. The verse seems to be rendered in a variety of ways, usually either that Jesus says the lack of wine is of no concern to Him, ...
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Why did Jesus ask Peter, no less than 3 times: "Do you love me?'

I was asked this question by a realtor several days ago, while being shown possible retirement homes, I having casually mentioned that I was an advocate for this site, even to the point of ...
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Why does the King James Bible appear to not agree with some other translations with regard to “you” in Romans 6:17?

that form of doctrine which was delivered "you". KJV KJV. The form of doctrine was delivered. New American Standard Bible. "you were committed". Christian Standard Bible. "...
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Is “again” a better understanding of ἄνωθεν in John 3:31 and is it possible John is saying the One coming again is ὁ ὢν?

In the Fourth Gospel John the Baptist's final testimony contrasts his mission with that of Jesus. In particular he notes the origin of his calling and Jesus' origin: 27 John answered, “A person ...
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What does the phrase “are of full age… and by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern” mean in Hebrews 5:14?

What does the phrase "are of full age... and by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern" mean in Hebrews 5:14 “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even ...
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Translation of the Greek Word διάφορος

The Greek word διάφορος (diaphoros) is translated twice as “different” or “various” and twice as “superior.” Is it only context or is there some other reason for the slightly different translations? ...
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Translation of Exodus 3:12

I realise that this is very improbable but I thought that I might as well ask it. Exodus 3:12: He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you ...
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'Elect lady' or 'choice Kyria' ? (2 John 1:1)

Robert Young in his literal translation gives us 'choice Kyria' for εκλεκτη κυρια, in 2 John 1:1. The elder unto the elect lady and her children [2 John 1:1, KJV] Now, I know that some suggest these ...
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(John 1:39) Where does Jesus Abide?

I'm looking at the Greek of John 1 and the first words spoken by Jesus in that Gospel. I am trying to understand what the author is conveying, theologically, in these opening words. First impressions ...
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Would Matthew contradict Mark and Luke about remarriage after divorce?

The Lord Jesus describes a very straightforward and plainly understood rule in the Gospels of Mark and Luke, concerning remarriage after divorce: it is adultery(1). But in the gospel of Matthew, it is ...
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Jeremiah 31:34 (cf. Hebrews 8:11): γνῶθι τὸν κύριον and πάντες εἰδήσουσίν με

In Jer. 31:34, it is written, וְלֹא יְלַמְּדוּ עוֹד אִישׁ אֶת רֵעֵהוּ וְאִישׁ אֶת אָחִיו לֵאמֹר דְּעוּ אֶת יְהוָה כִּי כוּלָּם יֵדְעוּ אוֹתִי לְמִקְטַנָּם וְעַד גְּדוֹלָם נְאֻם יְהוָה כִּי אֶסְלַח ...
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What's this variant in the Codex Sinaiticus of John 1:18?

Everyone knows about the textual variant specific to the Alexandrian texts that say "only-begotten God" as opposed to the Byzantine, Caesarean and Western families all saying "only-...
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2 spellings for God in new testament [closed]

I'm going from memory so check my facts. 2 spellings for God in John 1:1. one ends with what I call a capital G. The other ends with a V. One spelling refers to the Word, the other to the Father. In ...
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Translation of the Greek prepositions,”en” and “dia”

English versions of the New Testament seem to take considerable latitude in translation of the Greek prepositions, “en” and “dia” and at times they seem to be used interchangeably. Specific choice of ...
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What does ονομα mean in Matthew 28:19?

What does ονομα mean in Matthew 28:19? Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name (ονομα) of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19 NRSV). ...
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(Luke 12:49) “I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?” translation

(Luke 12:49) "I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?" Can it be translated: "I am come to send fire on the Earth. And what do I want? That it ...
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Mark 5:34 Daughter, your [σου] faith has healed you. Why is the genitive case used?

Luke 8:30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" your σοι (soi) Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person ...
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In Luke 4:19, what does “acceptable year of the Lord/LORD” mean and to what year does it refer?

Acceptable to whom? To God? To the Jews? To everyone? To what year does this refer? [Luk 4:19 YLT] (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.' [Luk 4:19 MGNT] (19) κηρύξαι ἐνιαυτὸν κυρίου ...
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Is εἰμί (and thus ἦν) always a stative verb? Or, is ἦν a substantive verb in John 1:1a (ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος)?

This question is based on a comment on this post to this question. In the comment, it was denied that the verb ἦν in John 1:1a (viz., ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος) is functioning as a substantive verb. It was ...
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Does Wallace's chart identify “the archangel” as a monadic noun at Jude 9:9 from the text? If not, how does the grammar of the text prove otherwise?

Does Wallace's chart identify “the archangel” as a monadic noun at Jude 9:9 from the text of scripture? If not, how does the grammar of the text prove otherwise? At Jude 9:9 we find “Michael the ...
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Who is, or are the correct referent(s) of the pronouns in John 1:3-4?

The Fourth Gospel begins: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 This One was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came-into-being through Him, ...
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Does ἄγγελος κυρίου in the NT (e.g. Acts 12:7) refer to the angel of the LORD in the OT?

Does ἄγγελος κυρίου in the NT (e.g. Acts 12:7) refer to the angel of the LORD in the OT? An example of Apollonius Corollary. is ἄγγελος κυρίου (angel of the Lord) at Acts 12:7. Wallace promotes the ...
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1 Peter 3:21 in Papyrus 72 and Codex Sinaiticus

1 Peter 3:21 I recently noticed that in both Papyrus 72 and Codex Sinaiticus a semicolon appears before baptism. Wouldn’t this move baptism out of the first part of the verse and change the verse ...
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What does the article signify in the Greek translation of Genesis 1:1?

The beginning of the Bible states: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 ESV) בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָֽרֶץ In the beginning God made the ...
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Greek New Testament data sets to download?

I want to capture the text of John with only strong's numbers, or some other more complicated data format. For example, I'd like to have John 1:1 at least as: 1722 746 1510 3588 3056 2532 3588 ...
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Is the article at Titus 2:13 anaphoric? If not, what grammatical reasons deny it is?

Is the article at Titus 2:13 anaphoric? If not, what grammatical reasons deny it is? Note: Keep in mind that Wallace says "Most individualizing articles will be anaphoric" [a] Also ...

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