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Investigation into the meaning or use of an individual word across a specific Biblical text or collection. This can include etymology, morphology, and usage as the word appears in text. This should not be exhaustive for all uses through the entire Bible or testament for frequently used words.

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If the LORD gives His glory to no other, then what is the glory that Jesus gives to the twelve and to future believers?

Isaiah 42:8 says: I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols. While John 17:5, 22 says: 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the ...
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Why does David 'praise word' in both Elohim and Jehovah?

Literal, see Biblehub, from Psalm 56:10 : In God I will praise word. In Yahweh I will praise word. 'Word' here is dabar דָבָר Strong 1697 used 1,440 times in the Hebrew Old Testament (a significant ...
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Psalm 23:6 meaning

I encountered a very depressing word study that says that the end of Psalm 23:6, "forever" is not infinite, but more on the lines of "all my days" ... Other sources say this shows ...
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Does Genesis 2:9 have a sense of experiential knowledge as compared to other types of knowledge?

From the Amplified Bible, Genesis 2:9: And [in that garden] the LORD God caused to grow from the ground every tree that is desirable and pleasing to the sight and good (suitable, pleasant) for food; ...
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What does καὶ περισσὸν ἔχωσιν (Jn 10:10) imply about the life Jesus came to give? Does He imply both 'life' eternal and temporal in varying degrees?

John 10:10b: I have come that they may have Life, and may have it in abundance (Weymouth NT).
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What is the difference between power and authority in Luke 4:36?

What is the difference between power and authority in Luke 4:36 ?
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Jesus Withdraws to the Mountain...Again? - John 6:15 (Confusion/Clarification)

The verse of interest reads as follows (see this link for the full context): (John 6:15, ESV) "Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force, Jesus withdrew again to the ...
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The word "prophesy" can refer to foretelling or forth telling, so does "the Branch" in the book of Zechariah refer a person in the future?

The word prophesy can mean predicting the future based on revelation or predicting outcomes based on current events. Which view of prophesy is Zechariah employing? Zech 3:8 - Hear now, O high priest ...
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How can I discern truth from lies? [closed]

Lately, I've been attending a Theology course whose church that its part of claims to know the entirety of the Book of Revelation. From what I can understand, Revelation is not an easy book to study ...
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What is the difference (in the Hebrew) between 'sin' and 'sins' in Psalm 51:2 and Psalm 51:9?

In Psalm 51, David is clearly deeply penitent and stricken by the enormity of what he had done. It is evident that he blames none but himself, saying 'my transgressions' verse 1 ; 'mine iniquity' and '...
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What does the word אדֹנִי (adoni) mean throughout the Hebrew Bible?

The word אדֹנִי is used several times in the Hebrew Bible, such as Psalms 110: נְאֻם יְהֹוָה  לַאדֹנִי Genesis 24:54: וַיֹּאמֶר שַׁלְּחֻנִי לַאדֹנִי Genesis 32:5: לַאדֹנִי לְעֵשָׂו What is the ...
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What does "through" mean in "sin came into the world through one man," Romans 5:12?

Romans 5:12 ESV "Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned-." My emphasis. [dia/through Adam] ...
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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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What is the connection between 'ἐκληρώθημεν προορισθέντες' in Ephesians 1:11

With the help of Logos, interlinars, and commentaries I am trying to get to the initial meaning of bible verses. Ephesians 1:11: en hō kai eklērōthēmen prooristhentes kata prothesin tou ta panta ...
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Can usage of Θεὸς in Luke 20:38 support the translation of Θεὸς as "God" and not "a god" in John 1:1?

In search of support for the translation of Θεὸς(theos) as "God" in John 1:1, I wanted to find a similar usage of theos - specifically at the beginning of a complete thought and without a ...
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Does the indicated etymology of «word» stem from an etymology of «λόγος»?

According to etymonline on «word»: The meaning "promise" was in Old English, as was the theological sense. Does Greek «λόγος», as in John 1:1, also have the meaning "promise"? Edit:...
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Translation choices for the words "pray" in Acts 7:59 and "appeal" in Acts 25:11

Biblehub shows the word "prayed" in Acts 7:59 used by the New International Version Bible is derived from the Greek ἐπικαλούμενον (epikaloumenon). This is the same word used in Acts 25:11 ...
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Why did Jesus say He wouldn’t drink of the vine when it seems like He did?

Jesus said, according to scripture: Matthew 26:29 NKJV 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” ...
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Who is "A person" in, "A person cannot receive even one thing....". John 3:27?

John 3:27 ESV "John answered, "A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven." My emphasis. [anthropos/a person] From John 3:26 "He is baptizing and ...
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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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Ez. 16:8 "...behold, thy time was the time of love;"---What does this phrase suggest?

Ezekiel 16:8 KJV Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love;... What exactly is "time of love" referenced by this verse?
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Help identifying this Hebrew word: "lesh," meaning "narcissistic"?

I am trying to track down a Hebrew word mentioned by Rabbi Rami Shapiro in his book The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature: There are two types of people according to Proverbs: those who ...
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The gender of the Hebrew word Spirit in Hebrew English Interlinear

Every resource I've come accross that coments on the gender of the Hebrew word for Spirit mentions that it is generally female in gender. For example 'The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old ...
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How does "katecho" compare in 1 Corinthians 15:2 with its use in Romans 1:18?

1 Corinthians 15:1-2 ESV "Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the ...
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Image and Likeness of God?

Genesis 1:26 tells us what God wanted to do: "let us make man in our image and likeness". However in Genesis 1:27 man is only made in the image of God. But in Genesis 5:1 we are told that ...
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What is the better rendering of colossians 2:14?

What is the better rendering of Colossians 2:14 ? KJV " blotting out the handwriting of ordinances which was against us " ESV " by canceling the record of debt that stood against us ...
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Etymological History of Satana in Koine Greek

Can someone point me to an academic book on the etymological root of “satanas” (G4567)? Did it originate in the LXX when translating Job? Was satanas used extensively in Greco-Roman literature in ...
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Does the usage of "all" in Matthew 24:37-39 indicate that Jesus believed in a global flood, encompassing all people worldwide?

Matthew 24:37-39 ESV 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, ...
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What does "protoimasen/prepared beforehand" mean in Romans 9:23?

Romans 9:22-23 ESV 22 "What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known ...
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Who are the dead in Christ in 1 Thessalonians 4:16?

I have used commentaries on biblehub.com so far to find the answer to: Who are the dead in Christ in 1 Thessalonians 4:16? For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the ...
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Jesus' command to give something to eat to Jairus' daughter

Does Jesus' command to the father and mother of the damsel - after He had raised her, that something should be given her to eat - indicate that they had been starving her to death? (Mark 5:40-43) ...
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JESUS and the Old Covenant [closed]

This is my first question. I’m not trying to rock the boat. I believe what the New Covenant says about God’s name. The New Covenant says there is ONE NAME. The New Covenant doesn’t say there are two, ...
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How are trees and vines distinguished in the OT/Hebrew/antiquity?

In modern botanical taxonomy, trees and vines are clearly distinguished, and most people wouldn't confuse them if shown examples. However, in antiquity, it seems like the word "vine" ...
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What is the Biblical difference between a cistern and a well?

I'll just use one example where the word is translated different ways: Genesis 37:24 — The New International Version (NIV) 24 and they took him and threw him into the cistern. The cistern was empty; ...
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What is the Hebrew equivalent term for ’Logos’ and where is this Hebrew equivalent term used in the Old Testament?

John 1:1-2 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. What is the Hebrew equivalent term for ’Logos’ and where is ...
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Tribute Money at Capernaum

In Matthew 17:24-27 tax collectors in Capernum approach Peter and demand: “Doth not your master pay the tribute?” This money is usually assumed to be Jewish tribute money paid to the Temple. Why ...
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Why is Satan referred to as the tempter the first time he tempts Jesus and then referred to as Satan or the Devil the other two times?

In the desert when Jesus was being tempted while fasting, is there any significance to the writer referring to Satan as the tempter the first time and the Devil the other two times? Matt 4:3 - The ...
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Explanation of Sabbath please!

In Genisis YHWH rests on the sabbath grammatically and historically; does the Hebrew term, "sabbath" refer to rest in general, by a deity, or does it refer to rest on a designated day, the ...
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An explanation of El Shadai, please!

Does the Biblical term, El Shadai, mean mountaintop god, or perhaps, The Many Breasted God? I have seen both answers presented as truth claims! Gen 17:1 (NLT) - When Abram was ninety-nine years old, ...
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Can 'everlasting' in Psalm 90:2 mean two different things?

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. - Psalm 90:2 (KJV) 'Everlasting' is translated from the ...
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Did Jesus infer the God of the Jews in Luke 11:11? [closed]

Being quite conversant with the scriptures, Jesus knew the name of the God (father) of Israel from (Deut 32:8,9) and that this God did send serpents among his children when they complained about food (...
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Deuteronomy 18:15 "from among your midst, from your brothers"

This is a follow-up to a comment at Ancient Bible Hebrew Deuteronomy 18:15. In the phrase מִקִּרְבְּךָ֤ מֵאַחֶ֙יךָ֙ the second word מֵאַחֶ֙יךָ֙ is an apposition, so both words have the same referent. ...
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Hebrews 8:12 - Does God actually forget?

Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Does this verse indicate that recall of certain items becomes impossible in ...
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In 1 Corinthians 13:8, it says 'will pass away' in reference to spiritual gifts. Does this mean that they will pass away or that they already have?

A lot of people say that there are no prophets today and cite this verse saying 'will pass away' means it already has for us today. I believe that this verse is referring to the new earth with the ...
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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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Which term is ‘Elyon’ derived from and what is its significance?

Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High. The ‘Most High’ translates the Hebrew adjective ‘Elyon’. What is the term which ‘Elyon’ ...
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Revelation: Why might John use word frequency patterns - do they to convey hermeneutic meaning?

Richard Bauckham observes how John uses certain words and phrases either four times, seven times, or two times, along with certain multiples, such as fourteen and twenty-eight. Gregory K. Beale ...
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What distinct and intelligible meaning can be derived from analysing John 1;1b and c's "Word" and "God"? [duplicate]

Can we take a plainer way in identifying the "word" and "God" in this verse or use substitution of the terms once the "word" and "God" already have been ...
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Difference between eternal & everlasting life

Looking for help distinguishing between the two. From what I've gathered, eternal life could mean "time-based", i.e. heaven, and everlasting life means "quality" of life here ...
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Is "all things" the correct translation of "πάντα" in Mark 10:27 and Matthew 19:26?

In the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, the phrase "πάντα [γὰρ] δυνατὰ" appears in a synoptic passage (Matthew 19:26 and Mark 10:27 respectively.) This phrase is often defined (e.g. by the state ...
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