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The second major part of the Christian Bible. 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 New Testament rather than only one individual text within this collection.

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Based on the entire use of "call on the name" throughout Scripture, what do saints in Bible times believe about Jesus whenever they call on His name? [closed]

On Christianity Stack Exchange, I asked the question Do all instances of the phrase “call on the name” prove that Jesus is God?, in which I explain, in detail and with far more references, that the ...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

I am asking this question because it seems to me that Romans 9:5 as per its translation will assert that Christ is indeed God, but the problem I am faced with now is the fact that there seems to be a ...
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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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Scholarly sources for numeric symbolism in the Old and New Testaments?

I'm wondering if anyone knows a good scholarly/academic source for the study of numbers and their significance in the Old and New Testaments? I often come across remarks about the Hebrew and/or ...
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What synagogue-rules allowed the 'formerly blind man' to be put out of the synagogue?

Generally, we often see in Bible study that the Pharisees would "kick them out of the synagogue because they didn't want people to believe in Jesus". But, that doesn't address the actual ...
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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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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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Significance of the Rich Man Having Five Brothers in Luke 16:28

I'm delving into the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 (Luke 16:19-31), and a particular detail caught my attention. In verse 28 (Luke 16:28), the rich man mentions that he has five ...
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Riddle: How is a Jew not a Jew, but a Gentile is a Jew?

Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh. Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say ...
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Scribe error or wordplay in Matthew 3:16: "περιστερὰν" dove vs. "περισσότερον" supreme

I'm studying Matthew 3:16 and have encountered a question regarding the original Greek text. The verse typically reads "περιστερὰν" (peristeran), translated as "dove." However, I'm ...
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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 John 3:36 mean that those preceding Jesus will “not see life” as a result? [closed]

John 3:36 KJV He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. Based on this verse, how were people in ...
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What is the only way to see God and live?

Exodus 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." For clarification, this is the LORD speaking to Moses (KJV) and since all capitalization is used ...
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Biblical views on atonement [closed]

What are the biblical views on atonement? I am looking at this from a NT perspective. I am also not looking for advice. I am doing a paper on it and want substantial developments from the biblical ...
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"Original" Koine Greek New Testament data download?

I saw Greek New Testament data sets to download? but wasn't sure that was the "Koine greek" ancient text, do we have a copy of that available on the web somewhere for free? I am not sure ...
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Does righteousness come from the law or not? [closed]

In Ezekiel 18:9 it says (ESV): "walks in my statutes, and keeps my rules by acting faithfully—he is righteous; he shall surely live, declares the Lord God." And in Ezekiel 14:14 (ESV) it ...
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Does Luke 3:1 contradict John 2:20 on the timing of Jesus' ministry?

Luke 3:1 says that John started preaching in Tiberius' 15th year, which means that Jesus couldn't have begun his ministry earlier than late 28 AD. Some claim that Luke is counting from Tiberius' time ...
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Where does the belief that seeds die before they turn into a living plant come from (expressed in John 12:24 and 1 Corinthians 15:36)?

Multiple times in the New Testament, it is being stated that a seed needs to die in order to be turned into a plant. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it ...
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Since the 10 commandments are Old Testament Law, are we to only follow the New Testament commands? [closed]

In the book of Romans it says (4) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes, -- Romans 10:4 (CSB) 23 Before this faith came, we were confined under the law, ...
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Why the use of the Greek epsilon for first word and then the Greek eta for the same word in the verse John 1:1?

I'm in the beginning stages of learning Koine Greek. I could not find a community with a specific focus on this subject. So I hope this is the right one to ask. Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ Λόγος, καὶ ὁ Λόγος ἦν En ...
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From where does it come from, that the head and feet considered an enemy?

In the book of Genesis, it is said that he will crush your head and you will strike his heel and the creator will put enmity between her seed and his seed. Are the head and feet meant for an enemy in ...
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Is John 6:27 a command or casual advice?

John 6:27 Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures unto eternal life… If this is a command, what can be said of modern Christianity? If this is just advice, why did the ...
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Are children of God born or created? Surely it can't be both

Why does Bible says a child of God is born of God “who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1‬:‭13‬ ‭ “Of his own will he brought us ...
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Did God forcefully make the Pharisees to not believe in Jesus? [closed]

Jesus accuses the Pharisees that if they believed Moses, they wold have believed him as Moses wrote about him in John 5:46-47 46For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. ...
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Why did Satan allow Jesus to be killed? [closed]

1 Corinthians 2:8 says: the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory Mark 8:31-33 says: He then ...
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Is Greek "e basileia" in the NT Pater Noster to be interpreted as Princess?

The logic behind this reasoning is the following: the Pater Noster is a paraphrase of Proverbs 3:19 which can be translated as following "God through (female) Sophia has stated the Earth and ...
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Is it Revelation 20:12 "the dead" is referring to verse 5 or something else?

I wonder what Revelation 20:12-14 is talking about in terms of "the dead". It seems they are different groups, but share a common label. In ch20, how does "the dead" compare ...
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Mark 10:29-30 contradiction

29 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel 30 who will not ...
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What prophecy does Mark 14:49 point to?

Mark 14:49: Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled. I understand this as "although I was everyday in the temple,...
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Seal on forehead according to Revelation 9:4

What kind of seal or mark and what would it look like? Revelation 9:4 talks about a seal on the forehead. Revelation 9:4 "They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant ...
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Does Acts 21:20–26 tell us that it is OK for a Christian Jew to continue to observe Jewish rituals?

Does Acts 21:20–26 tell us that it is OK for a Christian Jew to continue to observe Jewish rituals? Paul's letter to the Galatians tells us that Gentile Christians do not need to keep the Law of Moses ...
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What are the Hebrew/OT/Aramaic equivalents of the words ἀπιστία (unbelief) or ἄπιστος (unbelieving), such as in Romans 4:20? [closed]

I am struck that these words/concepts are used frequently in the New Testament by speakers (Jesus and Paul among others, including Romans 4:20), who would have been (presumably) speaking/thinking in ...
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James 1:11 "no sooner"

Says “for the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat”. Is this saying when Jesus returns these worldly things will burn away? More so, what is the meaning of “no sooner ”
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What manuscript tradition do Mark 1:2 & Matthew 11:10 quote from for Malachi 3:1?

In Mark 1:2 we see a quote from Malachi that reads: Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way [before You.] Ἰδού, [ἐγὼ] ἀποστέλλω τὸν ἄγγελόν μου πρὸ προσώπου σου ὃς ...
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Exegesis of Matthew 13:30; 40-42

[Matthew 13:30; 40-42] Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them; but ...
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amēn vs. Verily/Truly

In the Greek text for Matthew 5:18, the word “amēn” is used at the beginning of the sentence. From my understanding, this was used to express that the following statement was true or held in high ...
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Is there any statistical research on how many scholars believe certain New Testament books are fraudulent?

In an article on the Authorship of the Petrine epistles in Wikipedia a comment is made: The great majority of scholars agree that Peter has not written this letter. For example, textual critic Daniel ...
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(Proverbs 30:5)'s "word" about a revelatory message specific to contextual circumstances at a particular time to... Or God's Word as a whole

30:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex כָּל־אִמְרַ֣ת אֱלֹ֣והַּ צְרוּפָ֑ה מָגֵ֥ן ה֝֗וּא לַֽחֹסִ֥ים בֹּֽו׃ (Proverbs 30:5) New American Standard Bible 1995 5 Every word of God is tested; He is a ...
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Is Jesus talking about two separate comings in Matthew 16:27 & 28? [duplicate]

[Matthew 16:27-28] For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. 28 Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing ...
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Did Jesus curse his enemies?

Jesus' teaching to "love your enemies" is known to practically everyone. But in several cases the NT portrays him as expressing anger toward those who opposed him. He famously drove the ...
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Elizabeth's relation to Mary in the New Testament

I am asking this under the Hebrew tag because it has to do with Jewish tradition. I would like to ask, can Elizabeth, if she is from the tribe of Levi, be a cousin to Mary, if Mary was from the tribe ...
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What does the image of burning up the chaff in Matthew 3:12 convey?

[Matthew 3:11-12] I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but after me is coming He who is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to carry the sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy ...
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What is the basis of using "Away from", "Separated from" etc. to translate "apo" in 2 Thessalonians 1:9?

"Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from [apo] the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power" - 2 Thessalonians 1:9 KJV Most other uses of 'apo' in the ...
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What are the unquenchable fire and worms that do not die in Mark 9:43-48? [duplicate]

[Mark 9:43-48] And if your hand should cause you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life crippled, than having two hands to go away into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. 45 ...
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What is the punishment of eternal fire according to Matt. 18:8, Matt. 25:41, and Jude 7?

There are only three occurrences of the term "eternal fire" in the New Testament. These are Matthew 18:8, Matthew 25:41, and Jude 7. Matthew 18:8 If your hand or your foot causes you to sin,...
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Would it be correct to say that Bible's Philemon makes a case for abrogation/abolishing of slavery?( or is that a stretch?)

In United States Of America, slavery( and also racial segregation) was a painful part of history. Therefore, Would it be correct to say that Bible's Philemon makes a case for abrogation/abolishing of ...
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Meaning of "food" and "drink" in Colossians 2:16

After Paul discusses Jesus abolishing the handwriting of requirements that were against us, he writes in Colossians 2:16-17 (NKJV, emphasis mine): So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or ...
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Does Luke 6:37 mean we cannot judge?

Does Luke 6:37 mean that we can't judge? The Bible states throughout the scriptures that we can judge but in a righteous way, so does the book of Luke condemn the act of judgement? Luke 6:37 - New ...
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Reconciling Deuteronomy 32:5-9 with 2 Peter 2:1

We seem to have another theme of being "bought" in Deuteronomy 32 as opposed to being bought by the blood of Jesus. I am aware of the other question on this site for 2 Peter 2:1, yet this ...
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Why is the End of the Bible so metaphorical? [closed]

First of all, I believe in the whole Bible, that it is the infallible Word of God. But I also need to understand, at least from the Hermeneutical point of view. Jesus came, 2000 years ago. And His ...
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