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Is there a place in the Bible that teaches that the anointing oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit? [closed]

I read a couple of articles about this subject. Apparently, there is a general agreement that, in some cases in the Bible, oil symbolizes the Holy Spirit. They say it's a metaphor. I couldn't find an ...
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Does Ecclesiastes 11:5 indicate that personhood (ensoulment) follows only after the initial physical development of the unborn?

Ecclesiastes 11:5 in the ESV, NAB, and NRSV indicate that the unborn in the womb become a living soul only after significant biological development has occurred: ESV the spirit comes to the bones in ...
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Trophimus left sick

Could it be possible that Paul's inability to heal Trophimus was because he was now unable to be used as a 'conduit' for God's Holy Spirit Power ? Does his request for his 'cloak' to be brought to him ...
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In Romans 8 how do we understand the use of the definite article with "flesh", from grammar not received theology?

From the grammar how should we understand the use of the definite article in Romans 8 for "the flesh"? I've read that definite article before spirit is usually understood as God's Spirit, ...
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Words of YHWH attributed to the Holy Spirit in the OT

I'm studying the NT mainly right now, so my OT knowledge is not that good. Just like some quotes in the Old Testament spoken by Yahweh are said (in the NT) to have been spoken by the Holy Spirit (Acts ...
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How are we to hermeneutically interpret the "seeing of thrones" when we are told that God is a Spirit?

Throughout the Bible we are presented with Prophets seeing God in heaven siting on His Throne: Again he (Micaiah) said: "I saw the LORD sitting upon His throne, and all the hosts of heaven ...
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Why does God the Father need to anoint Jesus with His Spirit if Jesus is fully God?

Isaiah 42:1-4 referenced again in Matthew 12:18. Similar to the descending of God’s Spirit on Jesus at his baptism (Matthew 3). I don’t understand how to explain this in alignment with the Trinity ...
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If soul and spirit are reversed in Lk.1:46&47, would it change the meaning?

Luke 1:46, 47 46 And Mary said,My soul doth magnify the LORD, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. Are the words soul and spirit interchangeable in these verses, and if not: WHY?
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( Ephesians 5:26-27 ) Christian husbands take initiative to "cleansing" wives via "washing of water with the word"

https://www.bibelwissenschaft.de/en/bible/NA28/EPH.5 Epheser 5:25-28 25Οἱ ἄνδρες, ἀγαπᾶτε τὰς γυναῖκας, καθὼς καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς ἠγάπησεν τὴν > ἐκκλησίαν καὶ ἑαυτὸν παρέδωκεν ὑπὲρ αὐτῆς, 26ἵνα αὐτὴν ...
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Deut, 12:23,NASB - "Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life (soul/spirit)". Are "blood transfusions" a form of eating? [closed]

We know that in the time of Moses, abstaining from "eating" the blood of animal sacrifices was required by the Israelites - in order that it may go well with them and their sons after them - ...
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Does neshamah apply to more than humans?

Psalm 150:6 NASB20 Everything that has breath shall praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! In this Psalm, the word “breath” is translated from “neshamah” meaning the breath, life, or spirit, first seen ...
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when in reference to spirits what is the meaning? as said in the book of Enoch 39?

with the book of Enoch he referrers to calling spirit back like the western people of turtle island when his where abouts was unknown. like Muhammand looking for the goats the book of Enoch 39
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(John 15:26) Is the term for proceeding (ἐκπορεύομαι) and sending (πέμπω) similar? specifically in reference to sending the Son and Holy Spirit?

I am inquiring because I wanted to learn about the discourse of the filioque. When I looked at the Greek for John 15:26, I noticed a difference in terms between the production of the Holy Spirit and ...
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"baptized into Christ" vs "baptized into the name of Christ"

As I research the use of "baptized into Christ" (Romans 6:3; Gal 3:27), can we legitimately distinguish this from "baptized into the name of Christ" (Matt 28; Acts 2:38; 8:16; 19:...
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Is a mystical interpretation of Psalm 51:11 justified?

Psalm 51:11 KJV Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Other similar passages include: Psalm 16:11 KJV Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is ...
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What is meant by Wordless Groans of the Spirit?

We see St Paul writing in Romans 8:26-28 (NIV) that the Spirit intercedes for us through ' wordless groans ' . One is intrigued by the said usage of St Paul who always stood for clarity and simplicity ...
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Does the pronoun ἧς (Matt. 1:16 BNT) refer to Mary or the Holy Spirit? does the pronoun refer to Mary or the Holy Spirit as Father?

"And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. " KJV Matthew 1:16 Considering that the Holy Spirit is feminine in Hebrew and the genealogy was ...
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Did the Ethiopian eunuch receive the Holy Spirit when Philip baptised him?

In the account of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-40), the story ended without telling whether the Ethiopian eunuch received the Holy Spirit. In an earlier account about Philip in Samaria (...
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Why would the Holy Spirit's coming at Pentecost be different to other occasions when people received the Holy Spirit?

In Acts 2:3, the Holy Spirit came what seemed to be tongues of fire: 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. This observable phenomenon only ...
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Did the disciples 'see' Jesus (John 20:20) in the way Job 'saw' God (Job 42:5)?

In John 20:20, we read : And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. [John 20:20 KJV] Did the disciples see Jesus in ...
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What is the "manner of spirit" that Jesus might be referring to in Luke 9:55, and does (or might) it refer to all men?

What is the "manner of spirit" that Jesus might be referring to in Luke 9:55, and does (or might) it refer to all men? Luke 9: [54] And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said,...
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Was Matthew trying to make a connection between Elisha and Jesus after the deaths of their respective precursors?

Background When Elijah died, Elisha succeeded Elijah and performed a miracle to cross the Jordan river, and the people watching said he had Elijah's spirit as Kings 2:15 (NIV) says: The company of ...
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Is there a plural form of pneuma in the Greek manuscripts of the Bible? [closed]

Thanks so far.....however I am specifically asking if there are two different forms found in the ancient greek manuscripts. Strongs only references 4151 for singular and plural. Where might I find ...
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What is this ‘spirit of glory’ Peter refers to? 1Pet 4:14

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory, and of God, rests upon you. 1Pet 4:14 Does Peter distinguish the spirit of glory from God as if they are ...
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1 Corinthians 5:4 - In what sense is Paul's spirit present in Corinth?

For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my ...
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If there is only One Eternal Spirit, and the Father is a Spirit, who/what is the Holy Spirit of God? [closed]

Jesus tells the woman at the well to worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. John 4:23-24 King James Version 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in ...
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Why is the Holy Spirit not mentioned in the Book of Revelation? [closed]

Revelation’s visions often put the Son with the Father, but the Holy Spirit is generally absent. For example: RECEIVING THE BOOK OF REVELATION “GOD” gave the visions of Revelation to “JESUS CHRIST” ...
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What is the "spirit of wisdom" in Deuteronomy 34:9?

9 And Joshua son of Nun is full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him, and the sons of Israel hearken unto him, and do as Jehovah commanded Moses. (Deuteronomy 34:9 YLT) What ...
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The Holy Spirit's stirring up Samson's anointing in Judges 14:3-4 Vs (Galatians 5:16-17) flesh battling Spirit & (Isaiah 55:8-9)God's Higher thoughts

Judges 14:1-4 NASB1995 1 Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 So he came back and told his father and mother, “I saw a woman in Timnah,...
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How could they have been baptized and not have received the Spirit?

In Acts 8:12–17 one reads (emphasis mine) 12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 ...
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When was Jesus made alive in the spirit? 1 Peter 3:18

1 Peter 3:17-22 (ESV): 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, ...
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How should we understand, "I have put My spirit on him"? Is 42:1

Isaiah 42:1 “Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. This is recognised as a prophecy of ...
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What does "Yielding up his Spirit" mean?

Joh 19:30 BSB When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit. If Jesus Yielded his spirit to God Does this mean he stayed dead for ...
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Does the Holy Spirit cleanse the body, according to Heb 10:22?

The verse of interest here is Heb 10:22 (ESV): Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure ...
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What's up with the seeming catch-22 of John 6:65 and John 14:6?

John 6:65 and John 14:6 together seems to imply some catch-22. The only place in the entire internet that asks or addresses this that I've found thus far is this reddit post: John 6:65 and John 14:6 ...
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Should Luke 2:11 be understood prophetically

Luke 2:11 says, Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. The verse declares Jesus to be the Savior, but at that point, he hadn't yet saved us, ...
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In 1 Samuel 10:5-6, Music is the ר֣וּחַ יְהֹוָ֔ה Spirit of YHVH?

Harmonious vibrations (Music) from the drum, flute & harp passed over שָׁאוּל֙ Shaul in 1 שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל Shmuel 10:5-6. [1 שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל Shmuel 10:5] "Afterwards, you shall come to the hill of God, ...
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What is the difference between Acts 10:44 - "the Holy Spirit," and v 45 - "the Holy Spirit?"

The interlinear Grk. feature to my Bible software helps with interpretation, digging deeper for original meaning. The syntax is helpful though I have no formal training here! In verse 44, the ...
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When is a person "born of water and the Spirit"? John 3:5

John 3:5 (ESV): 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. According to Jesus, a person must be "born of ...
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(John 2:1) The mother of Jesus

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there It seems to me that "the mother of Jesus" is never explicitly named, but always listed as his ...
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What is the mind of the flesh and the mind of the spirit in Romans 8:6?

The mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace, Romans 8:6 - BSB What is the mind of the flesh and the mind of the Spirit described in the verse? What are the ...
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Isn't 1 samuel 19:20-21 a violation of freewill

Isn't the Spirit of God coming upon Saul's men to make them prophesy a violation of their freewill 1 Samuel 19:20-21 so he sent men to capture him. But when they saw a group of prophets prophesying, ...
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Was the gift of the Holy Spirit promised only for the first-century Church, according to Acts 2:38-39?

Acts 2:37-39 (ESV): 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be ...
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In 2 Timothy 1:6, what did Paul mean by "fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands"?

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (ESV): 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and ...
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How was Christ "strengthened" by the angel in Gethsemane (Lk. 22:43)?

Luke 22:43: "When [Christ] arrived at the [Mount of Olives], He said to [his disciples], 'Pray that you may not enter into temptation.' And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He ...
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"but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words" - can the Holy Spirit literally intercede with groanings? Romans 8:26-27

Romans 8:26-27 (ESV): 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 ...
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What is the difference between speaking with the mind and speaking in a tongue (with the spirit)? 1 Corinthians 14

In 1 Cor 14:2, the act of speaking in a tongue is described as a process in which a person utters mysteries under the influence of the Holy Spirit: 2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men ...
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Is the physical human body merely a "biochemical machine" based on 2 Corinthians 4:16?

The apostle Paul writes: 2 Corinthians 4:16: "Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day" (NAS). Based on this ...
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What does "having the eyes of your heart enlightened" mean in Ephesians 1:18?

Ephesians 1:15-22 (ESV): 15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my ...
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Whom did Ananias lie to? The Holy Spirit, God or both? Acts 5:3-4

Acts 5:3-4 (ESV): 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained unsold, did ...
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