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(Isaiah 49:24-25) Questions of "prey be taken from the mighty man?" Or "captives of a tyrant be rescued?" Received switched answers

The (Isaiah 49:24-25) bible verses are interesting because of the nature of their artistic literature. In the grand scheme of things, I can understand that Isaiah 49’s message is that God will show ...
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Isaiah 43:11 & 43:25 "I, even I" is a Duet in literature involving Father & Son persons of the Trinity/Triune God speaking in interleaving manner

Isaiah 43:11 New American Standard Bible 1995 11 “I, even I, am the Lord, And there is no savior besides Me. 43:11 The Westminster Leningrad Codex 11 אָנֹכִ֥י אָנֹכִ֖י יְהוָ֑ה וְאֵ֥ין מִבַּלְעָדַ֖י ...
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(Isaiah 41:2 & 25)“conjoining" literary technique of “north” & “east” to deduce that God “inspired” Cyrus of Media & Persia to conquer nations

Isaiah 41:2 and 25 New American Standard Bible 1995 ………. ……………………………… 2 “Who has aroused one from the east Whom He calls in righteousness to His [a]feet? He delivers up nations before him And subdues ...
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Deeper understanding of Isaiah 29:14 's use of phrases like “deal marvelously” and “wondrously marvelous”

I’m probably being annoyingly nit-picky and nitty-gritty, and/or asking the obvious but here goes. Isaiah 29:13-16 NASB95 13 Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words And ...
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Are there notable word-frequency patterns in wider Scripture, excluding Revelation?

Richard Bauckham in The Climax Of Prophecy , Studies on the Book of Revelation (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1993), 30. [Online at the Internet Archive, free registration] observes that John ...
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are remnants(leftovers) in Isaiah 17:4-6 symbolic of the Godly remnant of Israelites who are mercifully, compassionately & graciously spared by God?

Sorry, I might just be asking the obvious. Isaiah 17:3-7 New American Standard Bible 1995 3 “The [a]fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, And [b]sovereignty from Damascus And the remnant of ...
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Viewing (Isaiah 8:5-12) as modern day's Christian journaling of Godly Revelations & Personal Declaration

(Closely related Posting: Nature, tone, speakers & audiences of the Isaiah 8:5-10 bible passage ) This is just a theory. If you think about some ministries like Mark Virkler's ministries ( https:...
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Are there any language literary devices associated with (Matthew 7:1-5) "Do not judge so that you will not be judged....."?

Are there any language literary devices associated with the (Matthew 7:1-5) bible verse "Do not judge so that you will not be judged....." ? Matthew 7:1-12 New American Standard Bible 1995 ...
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How should the Bible reader interpret Proverbs 24:21a use of the term "the king" if the earthly governing leadership was evil?

Proverbs 24:21 New American Standard Bible 1995 21 My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change, Proverbs 24:21 New King James Version 21 My son, fear the ...
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Is Proverbs 22:19 repetitive emphasis on “you” just an example of Poetic device’s alliteration or are three multiple-layers of reasons for it?

I might just be asking something obvious. Is Proverbs 22:19 repetitive emphasis on “you” just an example of Poetic device’s alliteration or are three multiple-layers of reasons for it? Proverbs 22:19 ...
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Is the speaker in Psalm 22:1 forsaken literally or poetically?

The well-known Psalm 22 begins with the following as the first verse (KJV): My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? It is ...
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Would (Proverbs 16:33) "..lot is cast into the lap.." & ".. every decision is from the Lord" be respectively an idiom & a hyperbole in use?

(Other Related Postings: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/91214/arminianisms-humans-free-will-in-light-of-proverbs-164-proverbs-1633-sinc ) (Credit Reference for definition below:  ...
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What Do the Three Literary Devices in John 1:1-2 Add to the Exegesis of the Relationship of the Word and God?

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2 ESV) ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος ...
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King Saul asks who David's father was in 1 Samuel 17 for rhetorical effect in response to seeing how a young boy like David killed a giant, Goliath?

There is confusion as to why King Saul asked who David's father was in 1 Samuel 17 because the preceding 1 Samuel 16 chapter already recounts the story of how King Saul came know and meet David. ...
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Trying to analyze (1 Corinthians 3:18) ".....he must become foolish...."

1 Corinthians 3:15-23 New American Standard Bible 1995 15 If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 16 Do you not know that you are a [...
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Within context of Psalm 107:18 , what does food symbolically mean?

Does Psalm 107:18 reference to food symbolically mean God, prayer and meditating on God's Word (personal devotions/quiet time in today's lingo)? If yes, why does it say it abhorred "all kinds of ...
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Do Malachi 1:2-3 & Romans 9:13 refer to God Loving Jacob & God Hating Esau as hyperbole or a figure of speech, not Calvinism/predestination doctrine?

Calvinist/Reformed Baptists often cite the the following verses associated with Jacob being selected as opposed to Esau as examples of supporting the Doctrine of Calvinism/Predestination(i.e. ...
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Literary devices explaining Paul's use of language style when it comes to marrying or even being involved in worldliness (1 Corinthians 7:27-31)?

( 1 Corinthians 7:25-31 ) 25 Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord, but I give an opinion as one who [a]by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy. 26 I think then that this is good in ...
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Are Some Bible Scripture verses merely monotonously descriptive/instructive Or do they have more meaningful undertones?(layers of meaning)

Some bible passages may seem to just have monotonously descriptive/instructive tones (especially the bible books of Chronicles, Leviticus, Kings, etc. ), but the bible reader is usually left wondering ...
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Any language literary devices explaining how God's repent in 1 Samuel 15:35, but also God's Never Repenting characteristic 1 Sam 15:29 & Num 23:19?

Sorry, I know bible scriptures that mention God repenting, and other verses about God Never repenting has been brought up a number of times on this site in order to harmonize/reason how the said ...
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Is a literary convention being used in Daniel 12:4?

I have thought of this for a while and was wondering what literary convention does the following reflect, and why was it used? Daniel 12:4 - "But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and the book ...
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(Psalm 45:2) Is Ancient Hebrew's translation of "fairer" used as a figure of speech for a person's character, personality, inner spirit, etc.,?

Could someone please check if the Ancient Hebrew translation of the word "fairer" is meant to be used as a figure of speech in Ancient Hebrew that indicates a person's character, personality,...
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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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In Philemon 11, is Paul making a pun from Onesimus' name?

Given the name Onesimus means "profitable or useful" and Paul writes in vrs 11: [Onesimus,] who once was unprofitable to thee, but now is profitable to thee and to me: Is Paul making a pun with ...
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Other than as a memory aid what is the alleged hermeneutical significance of chiastic structure?

Whether or not chiasmus is something intended by an author or whether it is simply serendipity is a question about which there is no settled opinion. People disagree. Some see it everywhere and are ...
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In Genesis 9:20-24 why is Ham, the second born, referred to as the "younger son"?

Genesis 9:20-24 NKJV And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the ...
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Canaan is the servant, but who are the other "Servants" that Noah was referring to in Gen 9:25?

When Noah said in Gen 9:25: "A curse on the Canaanites, a servant of servants shall he be to his brethren" The first servant in the statement is clearly Canaan. Who are the other servants? Is ...
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How is Japheth is enlarged if confined to the tents of Shem? Gen 9:27

In this passage, Noah explicitly states that Japheth will have no dwelling place of his own. Genesis:9.27 May God enlarge Japheth, And may he dwell in the tents of Shem;.... Note: Japheth will ...
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What is the purpose of the long and repetitious lists in Daniel 3?

In Daniel 3, the author seems to go out of the way to multiply words. In verse two he names a long list of groups of people: He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, ...
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Were "the thieves” who reviled Jesus on the cross only one person?

I recently ran across this answer on C.SE reconciling Luke’s account of the repentant thief on the cross (Luke 23:40) with Mark’s statement - also present in Matthew - that both thieves reviled Jesus (...
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Why is the Bible so repetitive?

Some pieces of the Bible are repeated (several times even) without changes. Let's look at the book of Leviticus, especially chapters 13-16, which concerns laws about leprosy, mold, and bodily ...
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What is the literary purpose of not naming the king in 2 Kings 5-7?

Throughout the rest of Kings it seems perfectly normal for the narrator to give the name of any particular king (e.g. Ahab), even when that particular king is wicked (e.g. Ahab). But in 2 Kings 5-7, ...
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What is the function of the sandwich stories in Mark?

I was reading an introduction to Mark and the author notes that Mark is fond of using so-called "sandwich-stories" where he begins to tell one story, and then interupts it to tell another story before ...
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Is Saul's insult intended to be incoherent?

Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman, do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of ...
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