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Does the Bible say that only Israelites could be prophets? [closed]

Deuteronomy 18:18 The LORD said to me: “What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them ...
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In Matthew 27:46, was Jesus fulfilling, quoting and/or citing Psalm 22?

"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabaktanei?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” - Matthew 27:46 (NASB) This morning, I was ...
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Does the Rev. MLK, Jr. fulfill the description of a true prophet in Deuteronomy 18:14-22? Even though he was not Australia or Europe? [closed]

Does Martin Luther King Jr meet the requirements for being a biblical prophet? He made a prophecy “free at last, free at last” Prophecy was fulfilled by the outlawing of Jim Crow laws. He was then ...
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What time period is Hosea 3:4-5 predicting?

Hosea 3:4-5 says that there will be a period of time that the children of Israel will have no king, nor sacrifices, nor efod or terafim: כִּ֣י ׀ יָמִ֣ים רַבִּ֗ים יֵֽשְׁבוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֵ֥ין ...
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In Ezekiel 29:3, was the writer addressing the office of pharaoh in general?

According to, The IVP Bible Background COMMENTARY Old Testament. P.716 Ezekiel 29:3. identity of pharaoh. The reigning monarch in Egypt at this time was Apries (Ho- phra), who ruled 589-570 B . C . ...
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What is Jeremiah 31:34a speaking about when promising a cessation of men teaching one another?

Jeremiah 31:34 promises some sort of cessation of religious teaching under this covenant made with Israel: וְלֹא יְלַמְּדוּ עוֹד אִישׁ אֶת־רֵעֵהוּ וְאִישׁ אֶת־אָחִיו לֵאמֹר דְּעוּ אֶת־יְהֹוָה כִּי־...
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Deeper understanding as to why Isaiah 49:3's reference to "My Servant, Israel" fits in the larger context of Isaiah 49's Messianic prophetic account

Related Posting: In Isaiah 49 is the servant the messiah or is he Israel? Isaiah 49 New American Standard Bible 1995 Salvation Reaches to the End of the Earth 49 Listen to Me, O islands, And pay ...
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2 Thes. 2.6-9; "until among the midst be fufilled"; and the coming in v9 is referring Christ; not the son of perdition. Any issues with my rendering?

I believe that 2 Thes. 2.6-9; has been mistranslated; V.7, should read "until among the mist (G3319) be fufilled (G1096)" instead of "out of the way be taken"; and "coming&...
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Oracle of the lord: why is it repeated so often?

To me, it sounds very weird that the words "Oracle of the lord" are being repeated so often, even in the same sentence, and when it is clear from the context that what is being said is an &...
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Why is Isaiah 9:6 translated in the future tense

In different translations of Isaiah 9:6 we see (emphasis mine): ESV: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called ...
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A rule of prophecy: Deutoronomy 18:22

Can we derive a rule of prophecy from this verse? Surely there must be a time frame within the waiting period of prophecy, If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or ...
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How is it possible for Israel to command Jehovah?

Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. How can the created command the ...
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Isaiah 29:18 about the Quran?

A few Muslims claim that Isaiah 29:18 is about the Quran what would you answer? Isa 29:18 - On that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of the deep darkness the eyes of the blind ...
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What does it mean, "They prophesied in the camp"? (Eldad and Medad, Numbers 11:26)

We are told in the narrative of Numbers 11 that, instead of meeting with the other elders of Israel around the Tabernacle of Meeting, two (mortals) remained in the camp and there prophesied under the ...
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Why are some verses only applied to Jesus in part?

Hosea 11:1 and 2 Samuel 7:14, both verses are applied to Jesus by the NT authors themselves Matthew 2:15 (ESV): "and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord ...
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Why does Jesus change the "me" to "you" in Matthew 11:10

In Matthew 11:10 (ESV): “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ In Malachi 3:1 (ESV): “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. ...
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Is there a chart/ timeline of prophecies made by Jeremiah and their fulfilment?

I am reading Jeremiah, and would like to see a summary of the prophecies made by Jeremiah, and where/when/how they are/aren't (yet) fulfilled, with references to other books of the Bible, or ...
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Zachariah 13: 6-7 8-9 why aren't 8-9 considered prophetic toward the Holy Trinity? [closed]

I read this as prophetic to the existance of the Holy Trinity, Jesus being the earthly embodiment of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 2/3 of which were cut off from physical manifestation on earth ...
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What is the significance of the Hebrew word 'chamas' as used in Habakkuk 2:17?

That word occurs 36 times in the Old Testament, and six times in the prophecy of Habakkuk (1:2; 1:3; 1:9; 2:8; 2:17 twice). Here is a quote from a Hebrew scholar in his book about Habakkuk’s writing: ...
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Daniel 10:20 and the prince of Grecia

In Daniel 10:20 who is the prince the text refers to when it states the prince of Grecia shall come? Dan 10:20 - “Do you know why I have come to you?” he said. “I must return at once to fight against ...
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Can hermeneutics determine how Matthew 24 should be interpreted? [closed]

Matthew 24 can be interpreted as a short-term prophecy for the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple culminating in 70 CE. time in Judea. However, some of the language used sounds like a description ...
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Was chapter 24 of the Gospel according to Matthew fulfilled?

Did Jesus really say that everything he said would happen while the generation that listened to him was still alive? MATTHEW 24:34 BLB "I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away ...
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Did John misread the Septuagint?

The Book of Revelation implies that Gog and Magog are nations: 8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle... Ezekiel, ...
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Isaiah 41:5-7 Deeper understanding of Gentile and heathen nations response to God's mighty power, & as to whether God finds said response acceptable

Isaiah 41:1-20 New American Standard Bible 1995 1“Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for ...
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Acts 3:21 Does this scripture prohibit Jesus' return until the " times of restitution of all things " as quoted by Peter in this verse?

Acts 3:21 K.J. " Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, ..... ". I have heard and read much about Jesus' return being imminent (likely to happen soon) ...
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Meaning of "The gates of Hell will not prevail against Christ's Church"

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Matthew 16:18 NIV Gates keep people from passing both ways. Is Christ saying ...
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Resolving the apparent contradiction between verses 40 and 44-45 in Daniel 2

In Daniel 2:40-45, there appears to be a contradiction between what roles are ascribed to the iron and the stone in destroying the statue vision. Verse 40 states that the iron kingdom will "break ...
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How did Jesus complete the sign of Jonah?

Matthew 12:40 ESV For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. To those who ...
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Deut 34: "And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:" Was this prophetic or just a coincidence?

It seems that Moses died at exactly 120 years old or at least in his 120th year, according to Deut 34:7: And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his ...
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Hosea 6:2. Are the days in this verse more than 24-hr. days and probably much more?

Hoses 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Are the days in this verse 24-hour days and if not how long perhaps are they?
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Isaiah 34:4a - How to Translate It, and When Did/Will it Happen?

Isaiah 34 begins with a general prophecy against the Gentile nations and proceeds to focus specifically on Edom. Come near, nations, and listen; be attentive, you peoples! Let the earth and what ...
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Do the three woes/terrors happen toward the end of the 7-year tribulation?

Do the three woes/terrors of revelation happen toward the end of the 7-year tribulation/42 months? Revelation 8:13 NKJV And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying ...
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What makes the prophetic book of Rev.5:1-5 so unique that ONLY Jesus could open it? [duplicate]

This question uses the exact scripture of Rev.5:1-5 as my first question, but I am writing a totally new question because my original question focused on John the writer of Revelation and why he was ...
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Is the Benjamite Prophecy about Paul? [closed]

Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil (Genesis 49:27). I’ve recently stumbled across a yt channel that believes Paul was a ...
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In Isaiah 58:9, is "pointing the finger" referring to legal accusations?

In my analysis of the scroll of Jakob ("James" in English versions) I have recognized that James is dealing with people in his synagogue using the courts against one another: [Jas 4:1-4, 11-...
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Who Speaks in Jeremiah 4:19?

Jeremiah 4:19 NABRE My body! my body! how I writhe The walls of my heart! My heart beats wildly, I cannot be still; For I myself have heard the blast of the horn, the battle cry. The context here is ...
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What is the two-sided seven sealed scroll?

I’m seeing numerous answers regarding this, but not one of them includes Isaiah 28/29. What is on the seven-sealed two-sided scroll? What if not His own Word, would be in God’s Right Hand? A double-...
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Why does, in Isaiah 45:1, the text changes from third to first person? What is the correct way to read it?

In Isaiah 45:1, the versicle begins in the third person, i.e., the prophet is going to speak the message from God about Cyrus. But suddenly it changes to the first person (God speaking). Isaiah 45:1 ...
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(Isaiah 28:13) (go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive) discouraging/cynical prophecy/prediction despite God's careful guidance

For the most part, Isaiah 28 begins with a declaration of judgment against Ephraim (i.e. the most predominant tribe in the Northern Israelite Kingdom which suggests a parlance that would consider ...
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Did Jesus mean Daniel 9:24 when he said to forgive seventy times seven?

Was Jesus referring to Daniel 9:24 when He said to forgive till seventy times seven? Matthew 18:22 Jesus says to him, "I say to you not up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven! Daniel ...
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How to reconcile Deuteronomy 13 and 18

In Deuteronomy 13 the warning is sometimes a prophet prophecies come true but then he teaches worshipping false gods so that makes him a false prophet even if his prophecy or miracles come true but ...
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Does Isaiah 30:6 confirm pre-existence of fire breathing dragons?

The book of Isaiah 30:6 talks about fiery, flying serpents. Could this be confirmation for existence of dragons in the ancient world? Isaiah 30:6 An oracle on the beasts of the Negeb. Through a land ...
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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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Isaiah 27:8 Use of the word "measure" in "Measure by measure, by exile you contended with them;" is missing in some bible translations

Within the larger context of the Isaiah 25-27 bible passage, the scriptures seem to declare God’s disciplinary actions against various groups of people. However, in the case of the Israelites, there ...
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How do we translate Daniel 9:26?

Why do so many of the Bible versions translate Daniel 9:26 as "the Messiah" or "Messiah" when instead the more literal translation seems to be "a messiah"? King James ...
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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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Does Zechariah 13:2 prophesy the end of demon possession?

Zechariah 13:2 states (NKJV, emphasis added): “It shall be in that day,” says the LORD of hosts, “that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I ...
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Difference between prophecy and preaching relating to women. Acts 21:9, Philips daughters [closed]

I believe women can be used in ministry. God's plan being a man as a preacher but at times using women, as Lydia in Acts foundation of the church at Philippi. But I am having a struggle with Acts 21:...
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Abomination of desolation

I want to ask about abomination of desolation. The first mention about it is from the verse “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’In the middle of the ‘seven’he will put an end to ...
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Four beast from Daniel

I want to ask about four beast from Book of Daniel. The popular view is that these beasts are ancient Babylon, Medio Persia, Greece, Rome and Europe but in Daniel 7:17 “The four great beasts are four ...
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