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Investigation into the meaning or use of an individual word across a body of writing.

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In Ephesians 2:12, Ephesians 4:18 and Colossians 1:21 what does Paul mean by ἀπαλλοτριόομαι?

Eph 2:12 NLT - In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded (ἀπηλλοτριωμένοι) from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made ...
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One word for 'truth of life' [closed]

I want a word for 'truth of life' or just ' life ' in any language which looks ancient and explains the word life the best way possible.basically I know English so please try to recommend a word ...
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What does “My Father” mean in John 5:17?

But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now". ESV. Other questions on this site look at aspects of John 5:18 but here I would like to focus on "My Father" in John 5:17....
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Literal Vs. Figurative [closed]

When GOD utters a WORD in HEBREW [or even Aramaic & Greek], How is One to Know if it is Literal or Figurative [metaphorical] especially if the verse WORKS [is meaningful & clear] using EITHER ...
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Why does Mary Magdalene refer to Jesus as “my Lord”?

The author of the gospel of John has Mary Magdalene refer to Jesus when speaking to the angels in the tomb as "my Lord" (Jn 20:13). But when she reports to the twelve, she uses the term &...
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Why did Jesus call Mary Magdalene “woman” as he had Mary his mother?

What is the connection, if any, between the author of the gospel of John having Jesus use "woman" to address Mary Magdalene when she encounters him at the tomb (Jn 20:15) just as he has used ...
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'Elect lady' or 'choice Kyria' ? (2 John 1:1)

Robert Young in his literal translation gives us 'choice Kyria' for εκλεκτη κυρια, in 2 John 1:1. The elder unto the elect lady and her children [2 John 1:1, KJV] Now, I know that some suggest these ...
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What does “all” mean in Romans 6:10?

"For the death he died he died to sin, once for all," ESV. All what? "all time" -Romans 5:19 "one man's obedience" does not need repeating. "all people"-...
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James 1:12 “Crown of Life”

I would like to ask what does the “Crown of Life” means in the context of James 1:12 (NLT): ”God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of ...
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In John 6:60 is “hard” a direct reference to the bread Jesus has been talking about?

John 6:60: When many of his disciples heard it, they said,"This is a hard saying: who can listen to it?" ESV In John 6:48-58 Jesus has been talking about bread and in verse 60 comes this ...
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Where online can I find a list of all the Hapax Legomena in the Hebrew Bible?

I am looking for a list online of all Hapax Legomena in the Hebrew Bible in text format that I can copy and paste into MS Word for further studies. I need something that's free and is not in a picture ...
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What would be the reason behind Deuteronomy 21:10-14?

From the the era Exodus God is so much concern of morality and even given the Israelites to maintain purity. God also instructed them not to take girl from other tribes or clans. If God is so much ...
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Trying to understand the meaning/purpose when it comes to Psalm 45 use of the word “daughter”

Hebrews 1:5-9 (NASB) 5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again, “I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me”? ........................
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Has Paul's concept in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 been misunderstood?

ο κατεχων αρτι εως εκ μεσου γενηται [TR - undisputed] 2 Thess 2: 7 (b) ... only he who now letteth (will let), until he be taken out of the way. [KJV] ... he who restrains at present until out of [...
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Mark 11:26, “trespasses” or “sins”?

Mark 11:26, (DRB): But if you will not forgive, neither will your Father that is in heaven, forgive you your sins. There's a delicate distinction between "trespasses" and "sins". ...
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Mark 16:16, “shall be” or “will be”?

Mark 16:16, (DRB): He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. Mark 16:16, (NKJV): He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who ...
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Are musical instruments included in Ephesians 5:19?

In Ephesians 5:19, Christians are told to speak "to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord" (NKJV). Does the phrase "...
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In Luke 4:19, what does “acceptable year of the Lord/LORD” mean and to what year does it refer?

Acceptable to whom? To God? To the Jews? To everyone? To what year does this refer? [Luk 4:19 YLT] (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.' [Luk 4:19 MGNT] (19) κηρύξαι ἐνιαυτὸν κυρίου ...
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Who is/are the referent(s) of the Greek words “ho Theos” at Mark 13:19 and what does it mean there. Is it the same every else too?

The following verses have the words "ho Theos" in their Greek translations. There are a lot more. Mark 1:1 Matthew 3:9 Mark 13:19 Luke 2:19 Acts 2:11 John 8:42,47 Luke 1:26 Acts 26:6 ...
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Does Wallace's chart identify “the archangel” as a monadic noun at Jude 9:9 from the text? If not, how does the grammar of the text prove otherwise?

Does Wallace's chart identify “the archangel” as a monadic noun at Jude 9:9 from the text of scripture? If not, how does the grammar of the text prove otherwise? At Jude 9:9 we find “Michael the ...
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A question regarding the anarthrous use of θεος in 2 Thessalonians 1:6

Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; [KJV] ειπερ δικαιον παρα θεω ανταποδουναι τοις θλιβουσιν υμας θλιψιν [TR, undisputed] Paul begins his ...
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Does ἄγγελος κυρίου in the NT (e.g. Acts 12:7) refer to the angel of the LORD in the OT?

Does ἄγγελος κυρίου in the NT (e.g. Acts 12:7) refer to the angel of the LORD in the OT? An example of Apollonius Corollary. is ἄγγελος κυρίου (angel of the Lord) at Acts 12:7. Wallace promotes the ...
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What does “were hardened” mean in Romans 11:7?

"The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened." ESV. Why this hardening took place is, I think, explained in Romans 11:11 "through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles". What I ...
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God’s wrath and jealousy vs the fruits of the spirit

As NT believers we are delivered from God’s wrath thanks to Jesus. Nevertheless throughout the OT we can read about God’s wrath and jealousy for His people Isreal. This wrath and jealousy is always ...
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Which title was given to Jesus Christ with reference to Psalm 110:1, Luke 1:43; 2:11, Mark 12: 35-37 and Acts 2:34-36? Adonai or adoni?

Psalm 110:1 says, Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Luke 1:43 says, And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come ...
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Could the Genitive at Ps 136/7:6 both partitive and of subordination within rules of grammar?

Could the Genitive at Ps 136/7:6 both partitive and of subordination within rules of grammar? In Psalm 137:6 we find the Greek αρχή rendered from the Hebrew reshit. It is the head noun the genitive “...
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Acts 1:5 versus Acts 2:4: Being baptized versus being filled with the Holy Spirit

Luke uses βαπτισθήσεσθε (NASB: “you will be baptized”) in Acts 1:5 and then uses ἐπλήσθησαν (“and they were filled”) in Acts 2:4. Is there a reason for the change in verbs used to describe the baptism ...
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Titus 3:10, “stirs up division” or “heretic”?

Titus 3:10 (DRB): A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: Titus 3:10 (ESV): As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have ...
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1 Thessalonians 4:16, definite or indefinite article with “archangel”?

1 Thessalonians 4:16 (DRB): For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment, and with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who are in Christ, shall ...
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What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23)

What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23) It has been proposed that before the Word became flesh he had the authority of God because he was God....
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What does החרוץ actually mean in Joel 4:14

Joel 4:14 (Jewish enumeration) 3:14 (English enumeration) הֲמוֹנִים הֲמוֹנִים, בְּעֵמֶק הֶחָרוּץ: כִּי קָרוֹב יוֹם יְהוָה, בְּעֵמֶק הֶחָרוּץ. Does the phrase mean Multitudes of multitudes in ...
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(Isaiah 51:9) Feminine God in Exile

I previously asked and got great responses to an exploration of pronouns in psalm 139. There was a fascinating technical resolution to that one. This question is related but significantly different. ...
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(Genesis 4:7) What is Cain Ruling Over? Sin? The Door?

So I was spending some time with the Hebrew under the Cain and Abel narrative in Genesis 4. I noticed a peculiarity in the Hebrew in God's instructions to Cain after his offering was rejected. I ...
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What does “account” mean in Romans 14:12?

"So then each of us will give an account of himself to God". ESV. Do saved and unsaved give an account? If a teacher gives an account of the Boer War that does not mean that they are admitting ...
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Genesis 4:15, “whosoever” or “anyone”?

Genesis 4:15 (DRB): And the Lord said to him: No, it shall not be so: but whosoever shall kill Cain, shall be punished sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, that whosoever found him should ...
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‭Translation of the word διακρίνων in 1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:29

“For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:29‬ ‭ The word interpreted discerning here what does the original mean and ...
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What does 'reveal his Son in me' convey of Paul's experience ? Galatians 1:15,16

οτε δε ευδοκησεν ο θεος ο αφορισας με εκ κοιλιας μητρος μου και καλεσας δια της χαριτος αυτου αποκαλυψαι τον υιον αυτου εν εμοι ινα ευαγγελιζωμαι αυτον εν τοις εθνεσιν ευθεως ου προσανεθεμην σαρκι και ...
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In John 11:33 what does ἐνεβριμήσατο τῷ πνεύματι καὶ ἐτάραξεν ἑαυτὸν mean in this context?

How you translate the verbs in ἐνεβριμήσατο τῷ πνεύματι καὶ ἐτάραξεν ἑαυτὸν in 11:33 affects how you interpret the surrounding verses, especially when answering the question why did Jesus weep (11:35)....
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In 1 Corinthians 3:9, does “You are God's field” refer only to the Body of Christ, and if so, what does it mean?

In the gospels, Jesus referred to the "field" as "the world": [Mat 13:38 NKJV] (38) "The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the ...
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Who is the Word in John 1:1

John 1:1 states “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) and is translated also to: John 1:1 Goodspeed “…and the Word was divine.” John 1:...
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What meaning does the verb ἐτελέσθησαν have in Psalms 105:28 LXX (106:28 KJV)?

καὶ ἐτελέσθησαν τῷ Βεελφεγωρ καὶ ἔφαγον θυσίας νεκρῶν I reviewed the Hebrew word צָמַד (tzamad), and it seems to mean “join” or “fasten.” When I reviewed LSJ’s entry on τελέω (τέλω), I didn’t see any ...
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What does “Destroy” mean in John 2:19?

"Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple , and in three days I will raise it up." ESV. "Destroy" from "lysate" an imperative. Here I am not trying to discern the meaning of this word to those who ...
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Is Jesus' “I am” statement in John 8:58 equivalent to God's “I am” statement in Exodus 3:14?

Is Jesus' "I am" statement in John 8:58 equivalent to God's "I am" in Exodus 3:14? What is the meaning of "I am" in John 8:58 and what is the meaning of "I am" in Exodus 3:14?
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In Hebrews 5:7, what is the meaning of εὐλαβείας?

The Greek text of Hebrews 5:7 states, ὃς ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ δεήσεις τε καὶ ἱκετηρίας πρὸς τὸν δυνάμενον σῴζειν αὐτὸν ἐκ θανάτου μετὰ κραυγῆς ἰσχυρᾶς καὶ δακρύων προσενέγκας καὶ ...
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What does “should” mean in Philippians 2:10?

"Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those ...
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Ephesians 2:3, “διανοιῶν” singular or plural?

Ephesians 2:3 (GNT): ἐν οἷς καὶ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἀνεστράφημέν ποτε ἐν ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις τῆς σαρκὸς ἡμῶν, ποιοῦντες τὰ θελήματα τῆς σαρκὸς καὶ τῶν διανοιῶν, καὶ ἦμεν τέκνα ...
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What action is the author referring to by the phrase, “wait on the Lord”?

Several verses have the phrase "wait on (or upon) the Lord." For example: Psa 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. Isa 40:31 ...
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Hebrews 2:9, What is the accurate translation of (ὅπως)=(ut)?

Hebrews 2:9 (GNT): τὸν δὲ βραχύ τι παρ᾿ ἀγγέλους ἠλαττωμένον βλέπομεν ᾿Ιησοῦν διὰ τὸ πάθημα τοῦ θανάτου δόξῃ καὶ τιμῇ ἐστεφανωμένον, ὅπως χάριτι Θεοῦ ὑπὲρ παντὸς ...
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Was the phrase ζωὴν ἐν ἑαυτῷ in John 5:26 related to the Tetragrammaton as well as the ὁ ζῶν in Revelation 1:17?

John 5:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; John 5:26 NA27 ὥσπερ γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ ἔχει ζωὴν ...
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What does “not yet see” mean in Hebrews 2:8?

"Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him." E.S.V. Possible considerations: Is "not yet see" ...

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