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Did God give an oath to Isaac as alluded in Psalms 105:8-10?

PSALMS 105:8-10 niv 8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. 10 He confirmed it to Jacob ...
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Abraham have 2 sons or only one? [duplicate]

The question is clear. Genesis 16:15. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. Genesis 21:1-3. And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord ...
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Isaac and Jesus described with monogenēs

In Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, The "his only begotten son" reminds me of ...
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What does it mean that ''though [Abel] is dead, he still speaks'' in Hebrews 11:4?

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still ...
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What is the “rest” referred to at Hebrews 4:9-11, and how does one “enter into that rest”?

Hebrews 4:9-11 NET Consequently, a Sabbath rest remains for the people of God. 10 For the one who enters God’s[a] rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works. 11 Thus we ...
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What is the “reward” Hebrews 11:6 is talking about?

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. What reward is ...
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How to identify “Most High God” of Hebrews 7:1?

To which deity was the author of Hebrews referring to when he used “Most High God” in Hebrews 7:1? Yes, I am very aware of the claims or speculations of some that the deity of Melchizedek (El Elyon) ...
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What is the meaning of Hebrews 11:39-40?

39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect....
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What is the meaning of “works” in Hebrews 4:10? [duplicate]

Hebrews 4:8-11 (NIV) 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’...
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Who is the “we” in Hebrews 2:3?

NIV Hebrews 2:1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation ...
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Which day is the “another day” mentioned in Hebrews 4:8?

Hebrews 4:1-11 (NIV): Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also have had the good news ...
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Can we conclude that the mandate to keep a literal seventh day Sabbath is obsolete from Exodus 31:12-17, Hebrews 8 and Hebrews 4? [closed]

I will present 3 passages from Scripture and what I understand from each one. 1) Exodus 31:12-17 (NIV) 12 Then the Lord said to Moses, 13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This ...
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Holy Place or Most Holy Place in Hebrews 13:11?

NIV Hebrews 13:11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. Holy Place ἅγια (hagia) Adjective - Accusative ...
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How did Athanasius interpret Hebrews 4:12, and how should we?

Many people in my tradition read Hebrews 4:12 and interpret "logos" as "the Bible." However, I noticed in "On the Incarnation" that Athanasius seems to interpret "...
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What is the meaning of bless the Lord?

English Standard Version Hebrews 7:7 It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. So the higher blesses the lower. English Standard Version Psalm 135:20 O house of Levi, bless ...
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Can a soul exist without its spirit? [closed]

To engage in this question, you need to assume the tripartite nature of man. Arguing against that will be a different question which you are welcome to make by initiating a separate posting. Assuming ...
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Angels are already spirits or can become spirits?

(I must preface this by saying, just because a psalm is poetic, it does not therefore take away from the fact that it is also making a truth statement, and accurate. Jesus quoted psalm 82 about the ...
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Hebrew 11:24 : From where this information was taken (targum ? talmud ? …)?

"By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;" Hebrew 11:24 - KJV From where this information was taken (targum ? talmud ? …) ? Thanks for ...
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Does Hebrews 10:4 contradict Jesus regarding Sacrificial Atonement?

Hebrews 10:4 states: "It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." - This is the thrust of the entire New Covenant. However, in Matthew 26:28, Jesus states: "...
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Is Luke 15 intended as an argument for, against or to qualify the idea of irrecoverable apostasy?

In Hebrews 12, the author argues from the account of Jacob and Esau to warn against apostasy. He suggests that if one sells their inheritance as Esau did, then there is no way to get it back, because ...
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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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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 does the clause ἐκ πίστεώς μου add to Habakkuk 2:4 LXX?

The NT leans very heavily on Habakkuk 2:4 and it is clear that it is not looking at the Hebrew, which reads like this: [Rom 1:17 NKJV] (17) For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith ...
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Trying to understand the meaning/purpose when it comes to Psalm 45 use of the word “daughter”

Hebrews 1:5-9 (NASB) 5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again, “I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me”? ........................
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Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3?

Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3? Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest ...
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What are the “two unchangeable things” referred to in Hebrews 6:18

Hebrews 6:17-18 reads as follows in the NASB: [17] In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, [18] so ...
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Hebrews 1:10 and Psalms 102:25 (101:26)

In Hebrews 1:10–12, the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews quotes Psalms 102:25–27 (101:26–28)1 of the Greek Septuagint. Footnotes         1 There is a difference in how the Greek Septuagint of ...
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Hebrew 12:6 scourging or correction?

In Hebrew 12:6 we can read “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” Chastening : G3811 Paideuo can also mean instruct or train (even scourge) a child ...
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Is the article ο in ο θεός at Hebrews 1:9 anaphoric to θεός at Hebrews 1:8? If not, what grammatical reason prevents it?

Is the article ο in ο θεός at Hebrews 1:9 anaphoric to θεός at Hebrews 1:8? If not, what grammatical reason prevents it? Note: Keep in mind and address that Wallace says "Most individualizing ...
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What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23)

What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23) It has been proposed that before the Word became flesh he had the authority of God because he was God....
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Hebrews 3:1, how to solve the confusion caused by Smith and Van Dyke translation?

The problem will be clear when we read the verse (Hebrews 3:1) in four versions, where the last phrase will be clear, as follow: Hebrews 3:1 (Arabic- Smith and Van Dyke): مِنْ ثَمَّ أَيُّهَا ...
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John 17:19, what is the meaning of “I sanctify myself”?

John 17:19, (DRB): And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. John 17:19, Latin Vulgate: et pro eis ego sanctifico me ipsum ut sint et ipsi sanctificati in ...
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In Hebrews 1:8-9: Is ὁ θεός nominative or vocative?

In Hebrews 1:8-9, ὁ θεός appears in the nominative spelling in both verses. The question is this; should ὁ θεός be treated as a nominative or more as a vocative of address as it is every other place ...
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Hebrews 12:9, who is “the Father of spirits”, the Son or God the Father?

Hebrews 12:9 (DRB): Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live? 2 Corinthians 3:17 "the LORD is ...
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In Hebrews 4:16, what/where is the “throne of grace”?

[Heb 4:16 NKJV] Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. [Heb 4:16 mGNT] προσερχώμεθα οὖν μετὰ παρρησίας τῷ θρόνῳ τῆς ...
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Hebrews 10:31-“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” -Who is “the person” to be fearful of falling into the hand of God?

Is the verese 31, part of Chapter 10:26-31, or stand alone with v.30? Text: Heb 10: 26-31(ESV) "For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer ...
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Is there a connection between Hebrews 12:26 and Hebrews 9:28 and the second coming of Christ?

Hebrews 12:26 (DRB): 26Whose voice then moved the earth; but now he promiseth, saying: Yet once more: and I will move, not only the earth, but heaven also. Hebrews 9:28 (DRB): 28So also Christ ...
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Hebrews 10:25 - Is this about meeting daily?

Hebrews 10:25 "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching." NKJV Is the writer ...
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Hebrews 11:20, Did Isaac bless Esau?

Hebrews 11:20 (DRB): By faith also of things to come, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. Did Isaac bless Esau? Is there contradiction between this verse ( Hebrews 11:20) and Genesis 27, Hebrews 12:16,...
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Hebrews 9:28, what is the accurate translation of this phrase?

Hebrews 9:28, DRB: So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many; the second time he shall appear without sin to them that expect him unto salvation. The phrase he shall appear ...
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In Hebrews 5:7, what is the meaning of εὐλαβείας?

The Greek text of Hebrews 5:7 states, ὃς ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ δεήσεις τε καὶ ἱκετηρίας πρὸς τὸν δυνάμενον σῴζειν αὐτὸν ἐκ θανάτου μετὰ κραυγῆς ἰσχυρᾶς καὶ δακρύων προσενέγκας καὶ ...
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Hebrews 2:18, was suffering necessary for Jesus to be able helping the tempted?

Hebrews 2:18 (DRB): For in that, wherein he himself hath suffered and been tempted, he is able to succour them also that are tempted. The question is so simple: Was suffering necessary for Jesus ...
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Hebrews 5:7, Did Jesus suffer death or not?

Hebrews 5:7 (DRB): Who in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence. The ...
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Hebrews 2:9, What is the accurate translation of (ὅπως)=(ut)?

Hebrews 2:9 (GNT): τὸν δὲ βραχύ τι παρ᾿ ἀγγέλους ἠλαττωμένον βλέπομεν ᾿Ιησοῦν διὰ τὸ πάθημα τοῦ θανάτου δόξῃ καὶ τιμῇ ἐστεφανωμένον, ὅπως χάριτι Θεοῦ ὑπὲρ παντὸς ...
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What is the accurate translation of Hebrews 6:1, “…let us cease to speak of the beginning of Christ…”?

Hebrews 6:1 (DRB): Wherefore leaving the word of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to things more perfect, not laying again the foundation of penance from dead works, and of faith towards God, ...
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What does “not yet see” mean in Hebrews 2:8?

"Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him." E.S.V. Possible considerations: Is "not yet see" ...
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In Hebrews 2:17, Isn't Jesus already merciful and faithful priest?

Hebrews 2:17, (DRB): Wherefore it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful priest before God, that he might be a propitiation for ...
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Are there versions other than DRB have (priest) instead of (high priest) in Hebrews 2:17?

I looked about 30 versions of English Bible, of Hebrews 2:17, I found all of them have (high priest) or (chief priest). Only DRB has (priest), the Latin Vulgate has (pontifex). (pontifex)=member of ...
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Hebrews 2:10, what is the meaning of perfecting Jesus through sufferings?

Hebrews 2:10 (ASV): For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. ...
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2 Corinthians 5:16, what is the meaning of “have known Christ according to the flesh”?

2 Corinthians 5:16 (DRB): Wherefore henceforth, we know no man according to the flesh. And if we have known Christ according to the flesh; but now we know him so no longer. What is the meaning of "...

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