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Does the Bible treat any metaphysical subjects? [closed]

Are there any metaphysical concepts that are elucidated in the Bible? I am attempting to address a philosophical point raised by a friend; he worries there are no metaphysical perspectives offered in ...
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Did Solomon make up his mind to cut the baby? [closed]

What is Solomon mind when he prayed the Lord to give his wisdom to judge ? Did he think the kingdom is His own ?
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What's wrong with being wise and learned that warrants being denied by God the secrets of His kingdom? Luke 10:21

Luke 10:17-24 (ESV): 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 ...
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Difference between wisdom, knowledge and prophecy?

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 (NIV): 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of ...
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Does Proverbs 8:12-31 reveal female Understanding (בִ֜ינָ֗ה) to be the source of God's constructive power?

In Proverbs 8:12-14, we find out that Wisdom (Chokmah, חכמה) is heard in a female voice called Understanding (Vinah, בִ֜ינָ֗ה). Proverbs 8:22 [MT] "YHVH acquired me at the beginning of His way, ...
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The relationship between wisdom and light

I am trying to understand the relationship between wisdom and light better (as well as logos and "the way"). I am mostly focused around exegesis of the Gospel of John. Jesus is the logos, ...
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