Questions tagged [hebrew-bible]

The Hebrew Bible (Biblia Hebraica) refers to the Jewish Tanakh. Questions about specific texts should only be tagged with the name of the text. This tag is reserved for questions related to a collection of texts within the Hebrew Bible rather than only one individual text within this collection.

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Did Jesus add to the words of Moses from Deuteronomy 6:5?

I'm not sure if this is to do with Hebrew being translated to Greek, but when looking at "The greatest commandment" Deuteronomy 6:5 says: "And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, ...
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Does Micah 6:8 refer to Jeremiah 9:24 based on the words חֶ֛סֶד מִשְׁפָּ֥ט וּצְדָקָ֖ה ? If so, what does it imply?

One doesn't see the connection in the English translations. These three Hebrew words חֶ֛סֶד מִשְׁפָּ֥ט וּצְדָקָ֖ה are the same in these two verse, except צְדָקָ֖ה is in its plural form in Micah 6:5, ...
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What does the Old Testament phrase 'cut off from their people' mean?

What does the Old Testament phrase 'cut off from their people' mean? I have often read it, but am having difficulty imaganing how it may have actually been practiced? If it was determined that so and ...
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Orthodox Jews take Deut. 12:5 to refer to the temple in Jerusalem. How should we?

Orthodox Jews take Deut. 12:5 to refer to the temple in Jerusalem. But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there....
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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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Did Moses write Deuteronomy 33:4?

Deuteronomy 33:1 This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death. 2He said: “The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from ...
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What does Proverbs 23:10 mean regarding the prohibited entry in “Fields of Orphans”?

In the Ivri (עִבְרִי) / Hebrew (ἑβραιου) text of Proverbs 23:10, we find a strange warning. Proverbs 23:10 [MT "Do not remove an ancient boundary, and do not enter the fields of the orphans" ...
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Some Isaiah 61:8 translations use phrase “burnt offering” as opposed to “wrong”/“wrongdoing”. Therefore, what does Hebrew WLC version say?

It's big difference if some bible translations say: the burnt offering as opposed to wrong/wrongdoing Could some please read and evaluate the corresponding Hebrew WLC version, and give and elaborate ...
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When the woman was caught in adultery in John 8 vs 3, why is the man not mentioned?

In John 8 vs 3, a woman was made to stand before Jesus after being caught in an act of adultery but there is no mention of the man. Why is that?
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BDB under אֹ֣הֶל uses the structure of Ex. 39:32 to support מִשְׁכַּ֖ן and אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ refers to separate terms. How does Hebrew support this?

Reference ( אֹ֣הֶל, BDB, 1977 ed., p.14): וַתֵּ֕כֶל כָּל־עֲבֹדַ֕ת מִשְׁכַּ֖ן אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד , (Ex 39:32, BHSa). Ex 39:32; 40:2, 6, 29, cf. 1 Ch 6:17 (BDB) all have the same structure, and BDB ...
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Did the Masoretes preserve the text through their understanding of checksums taken from the bible?

God promised to preserve his word to all generations. Psalm 12: 6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou ...
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(Psalm 15:5) Associate the fragment verse “He does Not put out his money at interest” with “against the innocent”?

If we took the first part of Psalm 15:5a which states "He does Not put out his money at interest" to be understood by and in itself then in my opinion, we would be taking said fragment verse ...
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Would the Judeans in Babylonian exile have learnt to write “Cush” to mean Mesopotamia?

When did the cuneiform literature use the term “Cush” to refer to all or part of Mesopotamia, as happens in Genesis, if ever? Why does this matter? In the Pentateuch, “Cush” seems only to refer to ...
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Can it be said that OT saints saw the Kingdom of God in a John 3 sense? [closed]

An answer to this question on the Christianity stack, "Do Protestants believe it is easier for New Testament believers to fulfill the moral law than it was before Christ?" and the content of ...
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Does the hebrew bible have a way to indicate a woman that is a wife rather than a concubine?

Does the hebrew bible have a way to indicate a woman that is of higher status partner(wife) rather than a concubine? For example, there's the word Pilegesh (concubine) Nashim, is plural of Isha , so ...
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How should we view/interpret Jacob's initiative involving the rolling of the stone from the mouth of the well?

Genesis 29:7-9 seems to indicate that the shepherds of Haran had the traditional practice/technique of watering the flock of sheep by waiting until all the sheep flock gather together, and then (...
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Why was Lot afraid and ran to hill places?

"Now Lot went up out of Zoar and settled in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; so he lived in a cave with his two daughters." Genesis 19:30 NRSV https://...
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Isa 63:9 - Afflicted or not afflicted?

The NASB is fairly typical of Isa 63:9 which says: In all their affliction He was afflicted ... This is a good representation of the Hebrew according to the MT. However, I note that only a few ...
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What is the meaning behind Deuteronomy 32:8-10? [duplicate]

When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He divided the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. But the LORD’s portion is His ...
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Why did Lot run from Zoar? [duplicate]

Now Lot went up out of Zoar and settled in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; so he lived in a cave with his two daughters. (Genesis 19:30 NRSV) If God had given him ...
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Would Jacob's vow in Genesis 28:20-22 also be a vow that “demostrates piety toward God”?

In light of @dottard interesting posted response( https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/49820/19810 ) ----------------------------Excerpt of @dottard interesting posted response---------------------...
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Is the promise made through Moses the same promise Peter and John speak of?

Were Peter and John referencing the passage in Exodus19:5,6 with regards to a kingly/royal/kingdom of priests and a holy nation. “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, ...
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Was Mesalim King of Kish, the same person as Moses king of Kush? [closed]

Mesilim Mesilim Mesilim (Sumerian: 𒈨𒁲),[3] also spelled Mesalim (c. 2600 BC), was lugal (king) of the Sumerian city-state of Kish. Though his name is missing from the Sumerian king list, Mesilim ...
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Are the Sea peoples referenced anywhere in the bible?

To better understand this question. And why i feel this is a good, rational question, i will spend a little time below, copying and pasting everything i can find regarding the Sea peoples. When one ...
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Should we understand וְאֵ֖ת הַכּוֹכָבִֽים in genesis 1:16 to be an object over which the lesser light was to rule? [duplicate]

In Genesis 1:16b we find that God made two great luminaries, then in b part we find that the lesser light was to dominate or rule over the night which is followed by the waw conjunction and the ...
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Understanding David & Jonathan's relationship as to whether to view it as a strong & good or just Jonathan being the manipulator of David [closed]

David & Jonathan's relationship as friends has usually been viewed as the good friendship which is suggested when you reading the following verses: 1 Samuel 18:1 (NASB) "....the soul of ...
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Was manna physical or spiritual?

The Bible says God gave the children of Israel manna in the desert for forty years, six days a week. “Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and the taste ...
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What are God's voice, charge, commandments, statutes & laws that Abraham kept?

What are God's voice, charge, commandments, statutes & laws that Abraham obeyed & kept Genesis 26:4-6 and I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy ...
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What are the main Differences between KJV and Duoay-Rheims (DRB) / douay-rheims vs kjv / Differences between KJV and DRB Douay-Rheims Version (DRV)

Douay-Rheims Bible: I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel. This is correct, since evil cheat the ...
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The funerary custom of burning corpses

It seemed to be a matter of great ignonimy to be burnt upon one’s death or burnt to death:1 “From this it may be concluded that the burning of the human body was looked upon with horror.”2 Footnotes  ...
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Why did the Elders tell King Ahab not to agree to Ben-Haddad, King of Syria second command?

1 Kings 20:4 And the king of Israel answered and said, “My lord, O king, just as you say, I and all that I have are yours.” 1 Kings 20:7-8 7 So the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, ...
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Free Will in the Old Testament

I'm trying to understand how the old testament understands the nature of Human Will. I don't see any direct references to free will. By free will, I mean that individual humans are the capable of ...
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What would be the reason behind Deuteronomy 21:10-14?

From the the era Exodus God is so much concern of morality and even given the Israelites to maintain purity. God also instructed them not to take girl from other tribes or clans. If God is so much ...
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In Zechariah 1:21 what do the four horns of the Gentiles represent?

Zechariah 1:21 speaks of the four horns of the Gentiles/nations. Why are there four? What do the four horns of the Gentiles represent? And I said, “What are these coming to do?” He said, “These ...
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What means did the people have to correctly interpret “lifted up” in John 12:32?

Studying John 12, I came across these verses which record the words of Jesus when some godfearing greeks wished to see Him: 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks......
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Did King Saul cunningly calculate that Michal's arrogance & spiteful nature would be a snare to David? (1 Samuel 18:20-21) & (2 Samuel 6:16-20)

I present the following passage as evidence of Michal's arrogant and spiteful nature: 2 Samuel 6:16-20, New American Standard Bible (NASB) 16Then it happened as the ark of the Lord came into the city ...
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What are the many Sabbaths referred to in scripture?

As I was studying this morning, I came across Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them. ...
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What are the literary device(s) used in Psalm 44 to express God's Victories as He battles?

I might just be asking something that's quite obvious, but I just wanted more insight and clarity. When the Israelites battled against their foes at Beth-horon, God did drop large stones/hailstones on ...
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Textual varient in Ex. 20:3

Exodus 20:3 לֹא-יִהְיֶה לְךָ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, עַל-פָּנָי יִהְיֶֽה verb qal imperfect 3rd person masculine singular Ed:BHS has been faithful to L (the Leningrad Codex) where there might be a ...
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( Psalm 40:5 ) Does “And Your thoughts toward us;” mean that God is Specifically thinking about us?

Psalm 40:5 (NASB) Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too ...
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How is the Shema interpreted by those who think Israel had henotheistic beliefs?

Deut. 6:4 says, שְׁמַ֖ע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ יְהוָ֥ה ׀ אֶחָֽד ׃(Westminster Leningrad Codex) "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God the Lord (is) one:" I know there are a few people ...
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What are the benefits of “walking among these that stand by” in Zechariah 3:7?

What are the benefits of "walking among these that stand by" in Zechariah 3:7 King James Version (KJV) 7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, ...
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What/where is the “mountain of Your inheritance” in Exodus 15:17?

What/where is the "mountain of Your inheritance" in Exodus 15:17? "You will bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance..."
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God’s wrath and jealousy vs the fruits of the spirit

As NT believers we are delivered from God’s wrath thanks to Jesus. Nevertheless throughout the OT we can read about God’s wrath and jealousy for His people Isreal. This wrath and jealousy is always ...
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Approximately how many manuscripts of the Old Testament are extant today?

When looking into this, the closest I got to an answer is that the Masoretes were great copyists, but that they also had a way of disposing of older manuscripts, through the process of burial, and ...
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Genesis 4:15, “whosoever” or “anyone”?

Genesis 4:15 (DRB): And the Lord said to him: No, it shall not be so: but whosoever shall kill Cain, shall be punished sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, that whosoever found him should ...
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Who were the mixed multitude in Exodus 12:38?

It says in Exodus 12:38: "A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds—a great deal of livestock." Do any Scriptural or other sources say what this mixed multitude was composed ...
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Exodus 7:22; 8:7 why did not the Egyptian Magicians try to antagonize the effect of Moses' miracles?

Exodus 7:22 DRB: And the magicians of the Egyptians with their enchantments did in like manner: and Pharao's heart was hardened, neither did he hear them, as the Lord had commanded. Exodus 8:7 ...
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Is the answer to Obadiah 5 “yes” or “no”?

Rhetorical questions in Obadiah 5 (LEB): “If thieves came to you, if plunderers of the night—How you have been destroyed!—would they not steal ⌊what they wanted⌋? If grape gatherers came to you, ...
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Genesis 25:25, what is the most accurate? KJV or DRB? If KJV, then, what is the Event of Simile?

Genesis 25:25 (KJV): And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. Genesis 25:25 (DRB): He that came forth first was red, and hairy like a skin: and ...