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The language in which the Jewish Scriptures (Tanakh) -- or the "Old Testament" in Christian Bibles -- were written.

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How do we understand the phrase “וַיִּתְהַלֵּ֥ךְ חֲנ֖וֹךְ אֶת־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים” from [Genesis 5:24] - if [John 1:18] is true?

If [John 1:18] is true, Enoch | Chanok (חֲנ֜וֹךְ) could not have literally seen Elohim, since Enoch (חֲנ֜וֹךְ) is not the “one and only Son” of John's Gospel. - How then should readers understand [...
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Are there any non-NT examples, from the Koine Greek, of an author using the phrase “truly, truly?” [closed]

I've read different interpretations of the significance of Jesus' use of "truly, truly," in the Gospels. From the very pious and serious, to an argument that Jesus is basically cracking ...
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Which translation of Psalm 68:17 accurately describes the Chariot(s) of God at Sinai?

When translating Psalm 68 to English, the phrase : " Rekev Elohim Ribotayim Alefei [Shin'an] - Adonai Bam Sinai Ba-Qodesh " ( רֶ֚כֶב אֱלֹהִ֗ים רִבֹּתַ֣יִם אַלְפֵ֣י שִׁנְאָ֑ן אֲדֹנָ֥י בָ֜֗ם ...
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How did NKJV deal with the noun agreement in Samuel 21:4?

This question is inspired by Bach's excellent question. New King James Version 1 Samuel 21:4 And the priest answered David and said, “There is no common bread on hand; but there is holy bread, if the ...
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Isaiah 53:3 acquainted with חלי - grief, suffering or infirmity?

I noticed that in the English חלי is some times translated as grief e.g. KJV, ESV, NASB. The NRSV translates it as infirmity which personally I think is a better translation of חלי. The LXX likewise ...
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In John 1:14 what does ἐσκήνωσεν mean?

Καὶ ὁ λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν,* καὶ ἐθεασάμεθα τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, δόξαν ὡς μονογενοῦς παρὰ πατρός, πλήρης χάριτος καὶ ἀληθείας. (John 1:14, NA28) Usually commentators point out that ...
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Who is the “Lilith” of Isaiah 34:14?

"Lilith" appears not to translate very well from Isaiah 34:14. What would the original language(s) indicate?
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With respect to בשׁגם in Genesis 6:3 who/what is being contrasted?

The Hebrew text translated seems to read ... he too is flesh... Granted many English translations omit the בשׁגם altogether but nonetheless it is in the original. To whom or to what does it make ...
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Luke 24:38 hearts or minds?

Luke 24:38 New International Version He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? English Standard Version And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why ...
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סוֹף פָּסוּק‎ Sof pasuq cantillation mark [closed]

What's the earliest evidence of the סוֹף פָּסוּק‎ [Sof pasuq] cantillation mark? Did I correctly identify the sof pasuq right of my yellow highlights (the two dots vertical dots that look like a colon ...
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Greek: Jerusalem, why is this sometimes plural?

I'm trying to understand the use of the city name Jerusalem in the New Testament. In some places, it appears as a proper noun, singular, feminine (Strongs 2419), And then in other places, it appears ...
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The dead forget OR the dead will be forgotten? Ecclesiastes 9:5

Ecclesiastes 9:5 has been used to suggest that the dead have no memory or the suggest that the dead are forgotten by others, and a variety of interpretations in between. A sampling of translations ...
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Why does BSB 1 Samuel 4:21 say Eli was “killed” instead of that he died?

1 Sam 4:18-21 BSB: As soon as the ark of God was mentioned, Eli fell backward from his chair by the city gate, and being old and heavy, he broke his neck and died. And Eli had judged Israel forty ...
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When did satan (SH7835) obtain the additional meaning of superhuman adversary?

For Strong's Hebrew number 7854 (Satan) the Brown-Driver-Briggs' notes give these meanings: (1) adversary, one who withstands (1a) adversary (in general — personal or national) (2) superhuman ...
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Is there a symbolic meaning to 'possessing the gates of your enemies' in the Hebrew language?

Genesis 24:60 - here the family members of Rebecca bless her with this saying. Genesis 22:17 - here Isaac (or Jesus) is blessed with this saying. Jesus is the 'natural' seed of both Rebecca and Isaac. ...
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Deuteronomy 34:10

Deut 34:10 - Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face (NASB) Is the Hebrew in Deuteronomy 34:10 future tense? Meaning Jesus can’t be the prophet like ...
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What does μή μου ἅπτου mean in John 20:17?

Much depends on how you translate the present middle imperative verb ἅπτου. Robertson's interpretation is "stop clinging" because "don't touch" would be aorist middle imperative. ...
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What exactly is a “mighty man of valor”?

In Judges 6:12, the Messenger of the LORD spoke over Gideon calling him a "mighty man of valor". In Hebrew, the phrase is "Geebor He'Chayeel":Mighty/Powerful/Prevailer of Value/...
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The use of the word “exposed” in acts 7:19 and Hebrews 4:13

Is the use of the word “exposed” in Acts 7:19 the same as the one used in Hebrews 4:13, when referencing the word of God?
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Given the dynamics of the words πλησίον and רֵעַ, what did Jesus illustrate with the Good Samaritan?

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29, ESV) ὁ δὲ θέλων ⸀δικαιῶσαι ἑαυτὸν εἶπεν πρὸς τὸν Ἰησοῦν· καὶ τίς ἐστίν μου πλησίον; (Luke 10:29, NA28) ...
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In Judges 19:2, did she get into prostitution?

In Judges 19:2 (NASB) But his concubine found him repugnant, and she left him and went to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah, and remained there for a period of four months. In BPT09 comments ...
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חֵי נַפְשְׁךָ and חַי יְהוָה in 1 Samuel 25:26

In 1 Sam. 25:26, there are two English phrases 26 “Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, since the LORD has held you back from coming to bloodshed and from avenging ...
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Some translations have a longer version

In Deuteronomy 32:43 (NASB) Rejoice, you nations, with His people; For He will avenge the blood of His servants, And will return vengeance on His adversaries, And will atone for His land and His ...
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Meaning of “Lucero” - Isaiah 14:12 vs 2 Peter 1:19

Some time ago, I was reading Isaiah 14:12 in the KJV. And then I checked my RV1960 with the same verse. And I found that it says "Lucero" 12 !Cómo caíste del cielo, oh Lucero, hijo de la ...
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What is the significance of the selective use of εἰμι in expressions of self identification in LXX-Genesis?

In his commentary of Exodus, Dennis Prager makes this statement: Hebrew does not have a word for the present tense of the verb "to be." In other words, there is no Hebrew word for "am&...
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Psalm 17:2 Why the Hebrew word for eyes is singular?

https://biblehub.com/psalms/17-2.htm Psalm 17:2 Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right. may Your eyes עֵ֝ינֶ֗יךָ (‘ê·ne·ḵā) Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular ...
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Is the ministry of the tabernacle for ages 30 to 50, or for ages 29 to 49?

From Numbers 4: 1 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers, 3 From ...
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Does Isaiah 64:4 speak of seeing God or seeing the greatest of God's blessings?

What hasn't been seen? There appears to be a substantial difference in meaning in Isaiah 64:4 depending on how a few words are translated--and how the sentence (in English) is punctuated: Case 1 (...
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Who is Jacob asking to bless Joseph?

This question is prompted by some downvoting I received in another response. I have my own answer, but am curious as to how this will be answered/interpreted by others - maybe testing mine? The ...
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What is the purpose of אני אהיה in 2 Samuel 7:14?

I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men, (2 Samuel 7:14) אני אהיה־לו לאב והוא ...
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Different translations of “yᵊhōvâ 'ĕlōhîm yᵊhōvâ 'eḥāḏ”

In Deuteronomy 6:4 (KJV) (...) The LORD our God is one LORD According to the Blueletterbible this part comes from yᵊhōvâ 'ĕlōhîm yᵊhōvâ 'eḥāḏ Check other bible versions. In general, there's ...
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Is “I will be [or become] who I will be [or become]…” a better understanding of אהיה אשר אהיה in Exodus 3:14?

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM...(KJV) ויאמר אלהים אל־משה אהיה אשר אהיה Hebrew does not have a word for the present tense of the verb "to be" (הָיָה): there is no word for "am&...
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Do the New Testament “sin no more” and “your sins are forgiven” have likely Hebrew models that restrict their interpretation?

The Egerton papyrus has a version of Jesus's healing of the leper that adds further information at the beginning and end: Egerton 1 recto (35) -- And behold, a leper came, saying, “Rabbi Jesus, I ...
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What factors require reading אל as a preposition rather than a noun in the phrase אל־האלהים in Genesis 17:18?

And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” (Genesis 17:18 ESV) ויאמר אברהם אל־האלהים לו ישמעאל יחיה לפניך The phrase אל־האלהים treats אל as a preposition: Abraham spoke "...
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What were marital rights?

Exodus 21:10 (NIV); If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. The MT (Leningrad Codex) is: אִם־אַחֶ֖רֶת יִֽקַּֽח־ל֑וֹ שְׁאֵרָ֛הּ ...
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Is Acts 26:14 testifying Jesus spoke : Hebrew or Aramaic?

Is Acts 26:14 testifying ישׁוּעָ Jesus ( Ἰησοῦς) spoke עִבְרִי Hebrew (Ἑβραΐδι) or ܐܪܡܝܐ Aramaic? When studying Acts 26:14 from the [ESV] translation, we read : " And when we had all fallen to ...
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Does the Latin Vulgate propagate a translation error in Genesis 3:15?

There are a few translation of Genesis 3:15 which reference the one who will crush the serpent's head using the feminine pronoun 'she'. For example, the Douay-Rheims Bible renders the verse as: “I ...
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What does הֵיכַ֥ל mean in 1 Sam. 1:9?

Many translations including the JPS Tanakh translate הֵיכַ֥ל as temple, although the temple wasn't built until Solomon's time. Some translate it tabernacle although that is not a usual word for ...
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In Ex 40:12 is “sons” (heb. בָּנָ֔יו) exclusively masculine? If so, why?

Can the Hebrew בָּנָ֔יו In Ex 40:12 be translated as "children"--which includes males and females? For example, In the KJV בָּנָ֔יו is found 238 times and yet often it is translated as "...
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Can אֱלֹהִ֑ים be considered singular if the singular form אֱלֹ֣הֵי exists and is used? [closed]

Wikipedia states: The word elohim or 'elohiym (ʼĕlôhîym) is a grammatically plural noun for "gods" or "deities" or various other words in Biblical Hebrew And: In Hebrew, the ...
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How should עֹ֥ז be translated in Psalm 8:3?

Modern translations translate עֹ֥ז as strength. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. (Psalm 8:2, ESV) ...
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Does God speak in poetry in Genesis 1?

I am learning to read and speak Hebrew with the goal of being able to read the Torah, and am reading Genesis 1 (https://biblehub.com/interlinear/genesis/1.htm). I am reading in Hebrew what God is ...
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Literal translation of Hosea 13:14?

In the septuagint, Hosea 13:14 has ἐκ χειρὸς ᾅδου ῥύσομαι αὐτοὺς καὶ ἐκ θανάτου λυτρώσομαι αὐτούς ποῦ ἡ δίκη σου θάνατε ποῦ τὸ κέντρον σου ᾅδη παράκλησις κέκρυπται ἀπὸ ὀφθαλμῶν μου So we would have ...
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Usage of an uncommon Hebrew word for “shone” in Exodus

In Exodus 34:29 (KJV): And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin ...
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In Habakkuk 2:2-3, is he saying that the the reading and running occur in the last days?

Habakkuk 2:2 seems to be saying that Habakkuk is to write a call to action, and it sounds like it is to be written without obscurity so the reader will immediately charge off. However, in verse 3 it ...
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Isaiah 5:14 - Sheol/Hell personified as a woman?

In some English translations of Isaiah 5:14, Sheol/Hell is personified as a woman. Versions include: The King James Version: Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure.....
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Is “grown to love” a reasonable understanding of אהבת in Genesis 22:2?

One of the more perplexing statements in Genesis is God saying Isaac is Abraham's only son: 1 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “...
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Does “flower of the field” mean “poppy”?

The above snippet is totally wrong (not Google's fault, the page has awful HTML), but even when I look at better pages, the information seems to be sparse, contradictory, or wrong. The most frequent ...
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What is the correct interpretation of וְנִשָּׂ֥א In Daniel 11:12

Daniel 11:12 KJV And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it. And the multitude shall be ...
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What is the meaning of “ten thousands” in Daniel 11:12

Daniel 11:12 KJV And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it. Most commentators connect ...

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