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Are there prominent textual criticism books defending the faithful preservation of the gospels in modern Bibles compared to the original manuscripts?

Numerous skeptics assert that modern Bibles are the result of a succession of copies of copies of copies of copies, implying that across centuries of transcription, translation, and interpretation, or ...
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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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Which specific scripture does John 20:9 refer to?

John 20:9 says: YLT: for not yet did they know the Writing, that it behoveth him out of the dead to rise again. NKJV: For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead....
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Guides to Academic Commentaries [closed]

When beginning to (self) study a new book I find myself spending quite a bit of time searching around my library sampling commentaries in my library as well as searching for reviews to try and get a ...
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Why was Nathaniel under the fig tree? [closed]

Why was Nathaniel under the fig tree? John 1:47-48 KJV Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest ...
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I’ve been researching upon Acrostic YHWH examples in the Hebrew Bible. Could they be useful in analyzing textual anomalies regarding, spelling? [closed]

I'm looking for a reference regarding the Acrostics of the Tetragrammaton to be found in the Hebrew Bible. Most seem only to know of those where the beginning letters of four consecutive words spell “...
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What promises does Peter refer to in 2 Peter 1:4?

2 Peter 1:3-4 (ESV): 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has ...
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Zebulun's territory isn't at the seashore

In Genesis 49:13 (NASB) “Zebulun will reside at the seashore; And he shall be a harbor for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon. In Joshua 19:10-16 (NASB) 10 Now the third lot came up for the ...
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What would be good sources for the evidence for the change in language between Prot/Deutero/Trito Isaiah in the Bible?

I am very interested in understanding the biblical book of Isaiah. I have read in numerous places that virtually no modern scholars view the book as having been written only by the historical Isaiah ...
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What evidence is there that boiling a kid in its mother's milk (Exodus 23:19) was a pagan practice?

In Exodus 23:19 (KJV), Jehovah tells the Israelites, "Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk." Searching online for a possible meaning, many suggestions are given, the most ...
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Resources on the continuity and discontinuity debate of Ezekiel 1-39 and 40-48

I am writing a research paper regarding the continuity of Ezekiel 1–39 and 40–48, I am trying to prove that the author of Ezekiel 1–39 is the same figure 40–48. I am trying to find both, the ...
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