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What does the word god really mean? [closed]

In John 1:1c, should the Greek word θεὸς be translated into English as “a god” or “God”? Comment to the link above: The Father and the Son are one in the Spirit. "Rom 8,11" But if the Spirit ...
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Is this Hebrews 1:2-3 translation a legitimate translation purely from a grammatical standpoint

2 In these last days he has spoken to us in his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things and through whom he created the ages. He being the radiance of the glory and the exact expression of his ...
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Heb 1:1-2 Didn't he also speak to us through His Angels?

Given the topics covered in Hebrews chapter 1, when, in verse one, it says "Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the..." I expected the following word to be '...
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What was the significance of 'horns' of the sacrificial altar in Exodus 30?

We read in Hebrews 10:1-4: The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after ...
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Heaven and Earth are the work of whose hands according to Psalm 8:6 Hebrews 1:10-13; 2:5-8?

Hebrews 1:10-13; 2:5-8 YLT and, 'Thou, at the beginning, Lord, the earth didst found, and a work of thy hands are the heavens; these shall perish, and Thou dost remain, and all, as a garment, shall ...
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What exercise makes one skilful in the Word of God?

Heb 5:14. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Where in the book of Hebrews should this ...
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Is Hebrews 10:26 talking about a singular sin or continuous deliberate sin?

Does the text of Hebrews 10:26 and the context around it indicate one willful sin, or continuous deliberate sin in order to remove the sacrifice? Why does the NRSV and other translations indicate the ...
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Does Psalm 45:6 and Hebrews 1:8 say, "Your throne, God, is forever" or "Your throne is God's forever"?

Traditional translation: Your throne, God, is forever and ever. Or this translation: Your throne is God's forever and ever. A significant clue is that the context is written about a human ...
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Did God create out of nothing or just what is not seen?

Hebrews 11:1, 3 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not ...
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Is the singular word for 'apostle' only used with a definite article in Heb.3:1?

Is Hebrews 3:1 the only instance in Scripture where the word 'apostle' (in the singular) is used with a definite article, eg "τὸν ἀπόστολον"? I was trying to see if there is any Biblical ...
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Did Jesus, advising not to fear those killing the body, still fear death? Or did he fear both body and soul perishing in hell?

Jesus stated that we should not fear those who can kill the body but not the soul. Matthew 10:28 New International Version Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather,...
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Why did Jesus descend from Judah not another son?

We read in Hebrews 7:14 NKJV 14 For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. Matthew 1 also records the lineage from Abraham to Jesus ...
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Was Jesus of Nazareth based on the Old Testament Jesuses? [closed]

Jesus (Joshua) son of Nun, kills the king of Jerusalem, hangs him on a tree, takes him down before sunset, throws the body in a cave, and rolls heavy rocks in front of the cave. These are all NT ...
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Who was under the authority of Jesus?

Matthew 8:9 New English Translation For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave ‘Do this!’ ...
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Can there only be one King of Righteousness?

Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek King of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: ...
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Sarah’s faith and Abraham’s

In Hebrews 11:11, five English translations, one Spanish, one Dutch, and one modern Greek (ESV, NIV, NASB, KJV, NLT, NVI, HTB, FPB) credit Sarah with faith.  But an Italian and a Portuguese give the ...
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πάθημα vs πάσχω regarding suffering

Heb 2:10 and Heb 5:8 translate both of these words as a form of suffering. What significance is there between these two words? Are they differing types of suffering, such as physical vs emotional? Or ...
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What promise did Paul and New Testement believers receive that others did not?

Hebrews Ch.11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, obtained not the promise What is this promise Paul is speaking of?
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Does Romans' use of ἀπολύτρωσις (redemption) indicate something different from the LXX's use of λύτρωσις?

In Paul's preaching of the Gospel, he states believers have redemption: Romans 3:21-26 (ESV): 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the ...
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hilasterion as a mercy seat

Many have attempted to say that the hilasterion is a 'mercy seat' but the word ilios does not mean 'mercy'. That word is eleos. Strong 1656. What does this Ilios mean and how does it differ from ...
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"willful sin" and forgiveness

Hebrews 10:26 speaks of willfully sinning after knowing grace and forgiveness. I suppose this the same as "backsliding". Is there no hope for the back slider who goes back to their sin, ...
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Hebrews 8:12 - Does God actually forget?

Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Does this verse indicate that recall of certain items becomes impossible in ...
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Who are then therefore truly Jews according to Romans 2:28,29

Under the Old Covenant (or Old Testament, same difference) one had to be of a certain bloodline from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Judah and/or Benjamin (and possibly Levi) to fall under the category Jew, ...
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Why is Bilhah referred to as Jacob's wife in one passage and his concubine in another? can the hebrew be tranlsated it as woman and not wife

Why is Bilhah referred to as Jacob's wife in one passage and his concubine in another? can the hebrew be tranlsated as woman and not wife? Genesis 30:4 (NIV) So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a ...
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Does Hebrews 9:26 indicate when Jesus first appeared?

Hebrews 9:26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of ...
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What does "gifts" mean in Hebrews 8:4?

Hebrews 8:4-5 ESV 4 Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law. 5 They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For ...
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How does "eulogon/blessing" Hebrews 6:14 compare with "makarios/blessed" Luke 14:15?

Hebrews 6:13-14 [NKJV; my emphasis]. "For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, 'Surely blessing I will bless you, and ...
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Contradiction between Hebrews 10:37 & Matthew 25:5?

For just a little longer and he who is coming will arrive and not delay. (‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭37‬ ‭NET‬‬) Does this passage suggest that the author of Hebrews saw Christ as coming soon? Given that Jesus ...
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How in the world was Sarah a woman of faith? Did she believe after Isaac was born?

A. Hebrews 11:11 (ESV) says, "By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered Him faithful who had promised." This sounds as if Sarah ...
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On what basis do some translations render hypostasis in Hebrews 1:3 as "substance?"

According to Hebrews 1:3, the Son is a “representation” (NASB) of God’s hypostasis. When the letter to the Hebrews was written, hypostasis and ousia had pretty well the same meaning; both meant a ...
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Could these passages be viewed as corollary referring to “Logos”? [closed]

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that ...
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Hebrews 13:5 quotes God saying he would never leave nor forsake us. Where is the original quote?

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5, KJV) The text indicates that God ...
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How to understand John 1:1 in light of Hebrews 7:3?

John 1:1 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any ...
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How are Old Testament saints made perfect through NT ones?

Hebrews 11:39-40 NASB And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would ...
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How to reconcile Sarah’s faith in Hebrews 11 with her laugh in Genesis 18?

Hebrews 11:11 NASB “By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.” ‭‭ How do we reconcile Sarah‘s ...
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Meaning of Hebrews 10:33

“But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by ...
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What does “sinning willfully” mean in Hebrews 10:26?

Hebrews 10:26-27 NASB “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the ...
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What is the hope set before us in Hebrews 6:18-20?

Hebrews 6:18-20 NASB (emphasis mine): so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope ...
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What prayers of Jesus did the Father answer in Hebrews 5:7?

“In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ ‭...
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Sanctified or being sanctified Hebrew 10:14

Focusing purely on the Greek grammar is it saying those who are being sanctified or those who are sanctified? μια γαρ προσφορα τετελειωκεν εις το διηνεκες τους αγιαζομενους
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How does entering God’s rest keep us from falling?

Hebrews 4:11 NASB “Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.” ‭‭ How does entering God’s rest, specifically, keep ...
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Was the sacrifice of Hebrews 9:7 preventative?

Hebrews 9 compares the annual sacrifice of the high priest (v. 7) to the greater, one-time sacrifice of Jesus (vv. 11-14). In verse 7, the writer states (NKJV, emphasis mine): But into the second ...
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Who is Hebrews 2:10 referring to?

Hebrews 2:10 NASB For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. ...
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What was Jesus afraid of? [duplicate]

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 KJV and Who in the days of his flesh, ...
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Is Hebrews 10:28 talking about the past or present

I read a few translations of Hebrews 10:28, some translate as present perfect, and some translate as past. A man who has gone against the law of Moses is put to death without pity on the word of two ...
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Is Jesus God's apostle? [closed]

We can read in John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. and in Hebrews Hebrews 3:1: Therefore, holy ...
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Is the "faith" of Hebrews 12:2 referring to the faith of "all" of us, or "each" of us?

Hebrews 12:2, in part: [ESV] looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith [NIV] fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith [KJV] Looking unto Jesus the author and ...
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When did God started speaking to us through His son according to Hebrews 1:2?

Hebrews 1:1-2 WEB God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of ...
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Psalms 8:3-6 - has this been manipulated by Paul to imply it relates to Jesus?

Psalms speak in general terms about the Glory of God. How has Paul come to the conclusion that this relates to Jesus? Psalm 8:3-6 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon ...
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Why does the book of Proverbs portray a negative bias towards surety?

KJV Proverbs 6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, KJV Proverbs 17:18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the ...
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