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a prophet of the late 7th C BCE, and one of the books of the "Minor prophets" (also known as the Book of the Twelve, or XII).

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Zephaniah 1:8 What is wrong with foreign clothing?

Zephaniah 1:8 On the day of the LORD’s sacrifice I will punish the officials, the king’s sons, and all who are dressed in foreign clothing. What is wrong with foreign clothing?
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Zephaniah 1:9 Who are the people leaping over the threshold? [duplicate]

Zephaniah 1 8 “And it shall be, In the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, That I will punish the princes and the king’s children, And all such as are clothed with foreign apparel. 9 In the same day I will ...
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How to reconcile between Naaman's bowing in 2 Kings 5:19 and bowing Zephaniah 1:5?

2 Kings 5 18But may the Lord forgive your servant for this one thing: When my master enters the temple of Rimmon to bow down and he is leaning on my arm and I have to bow there also—when I bow down ...
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Based on Zephaniah 3:9 & John 14:14, what Name should All peoples be calling & serving : "Yehovah" or "Iésous"?

If Zephaniah 3:9 is about Converts calling God's Name in pure speech (with Honesty) & serving God in His Name - What is [the] שֵׁם Shem of God declared by His prophet צְפַנְיָה֙ Tsefaniah? [...
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Who is the oppressing city in Zeph 3:1?

Zeph 3:1 - Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled! I'm trying to find out about the oppressing city mentioned in Zeph 3:1
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What do porcupines symbolise in the Holy Bible?

(Isaiah 14:23, English Revised Version) I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. (Isaiah 34:...
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Zephaniah 3:9 - 'People' or 'Peoples'?

Various translations disagree over whether Zephaniah 3:9's עַמִּ֖ים (amm-im) should be 'people' or 'peoples'. A multitude of nations are mentioned throughout Zephaniah, but apart from this single ...
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Who are the people brought from beyond the rivers of Cush in Zephaniah 3:10?

In Zephaniah 3:10, the prophet proclaims: From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings I can read this in one of two ways: That God will bring ...
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Why does Zephaniah have such an extensive genealogy?

Zephaniah 1:1 The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. Zephaniah has the ...
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Leaping over the threshold in Zephaniah 1:9

It would seem from the various translations of Zephaniah 1:9 that is is tricky to understand. Some translations give an apparently fairly vanilla, literal rendering: On that day I will punish ...
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