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Did Christ die for all?

I don't see how most Christians define the word "whosoever" as "anybody" and "all." If the word does mean "anybody" and "all," why did the Lord Jesus Christ said in John 17:9 that He is not praying ...
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Was Adam “buried” where he was “created” as Jubilees states? If so, was Adam possibly buried on Mt. Moriah?

How to make sense of Jubilees 4:29, which states Adam was buried where he was created? Was he buried on Mt. Moriah (where multiple references say he was created)? I know tradition states that Adam ...
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What is the most accurate way to translate “ἐκ” in 1 Cor 11:28?

I have made an effort to translate the following text. 1Cor 11:28 Δοκιμαζέτω(let - prove or examine) δὲ(but) ἄνθρωπος(a man) ἑαυτόν(himself), καὶ(and) οὕτως(in-this-way) ἐκ(out) τοῦ(of ...
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Who were the Nephilim?

Genesis 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they ...
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Why did St. John change from αἰτεῖν to ἐρωτᾷν in his appeal? (1 John 5:14-16)

14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the ...
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The use of “child/children” in the Gospel of Mark

How does Mark 9:36's use of the word "child" compare to the reference of "servant" through the rest of Mark's gospel?
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In Proverbs 18:21 what is the control that the tongue has over life and death?

NET Bible Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love its use will eat its fruit. LXX Proverbs 18:21 θάνατος καὶ ζωὴ ἐν χειρὶ γλώσσης οἱ δὲ κρατοῦντες ...
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Did the Israelites renege on the pledge in Ezra 10 to divorce foreign wives?

Ezra 10:10,19 NIV 10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women, adding to Israel’s guilt. 19 (They all gave their hands in pledge to ...
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What is TRANSFIGURATION? [on hold]

In a reply to a question of his disciples Jesus said :It is not for you to know the times or season which the Father hath put in his own power but you shall have power after the HOLY GHOST comes upon ...
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Zechariah 5:9 - Are there any ancient references to the two winged-women?

In Zechariah 5, a woman is taken to Babylon in a basket, but she is taken there by two women with stork-like wings. Zechariah 5:9 (YLT) ... And I lift up mine eyes, and see, and lo, two women ...
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What type of sacrifice was bound to the altar in Psalms 118:27?

Psalms 118:27-28 KJV 27 God is the LORD, which hath showed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. 28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God,...
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In Matthew 12:34-37 what are “idle/empty words”?

I have been struggling with this concept. What are "empty" words precisely? Matthew 12:34-37 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart ...
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Does Paul contradict what he said in Acts 17:29-30 in Romans 1:18-25?

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God ...
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By whose transgression is the sanctuary cast down and daily sacrifices taken away in Daniel 8:9-12?

Daniel 8:9-12 KJV 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. 10 And it waxed great, even ...
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Did Aeneas turn to the Lord with all the others in Lydda and Sharon?

In Acts 9:32-35 32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, who was ...
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In 2 Corinthians 4:4 why does Paul call Jesus the “image of God”?

2 Corinthians 4:4 ... in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. ...
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Textual Criticism of 2 Samuel 23:8 and 1 Chronicles 11:11

2 Samuel 23:8 אלה שמות הגברים אשר לדוד ישב בשבת תחכמני ראש השלשי הוא עדינו העצנו על־שמנה מאות חלל בפעם אחד ס These are the names of David’s mighty warriors: Josheb-Basshebeth, a Tahkemonite, ...
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In 1 Corinthians 3:21-23 are Paul's comments only about other apostles?

In 1 Corinthians Paul seems to be suggesting that the Corinthians should not worry about who is doing the teaching as long as they don't mess with the foundation, which is Christ. Is he endorsing all ...
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How should the 2300 evenings and mornings be understood in Daniel 8:13-14?

Daniel 8:13-14 NASB 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, “How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, [o]while the ...
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Into how many parts is the cloven tongue parted in Acts 2:3?

Acts 2:3 KJV And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. The word DIAMERIZO is interpreted as "cloven" or split in the KJV. I had always "assumed" that ...
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New testament and telephonic conversation [closed]

Lord Jesus Christ used say to his disciples "Listen then if you have ears"- as mentioned in new testament.Can we come to the conclusion that we can accept this about telephonic conversation if we ...
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Was Joseph sold to Egypt before the Dinah incident?

Dinah incident Genesis 34:1 KJV 1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of ...
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How possible is it that the Gospel of Luke and Acts were written for Paul’s defense?

The abrupt stop of the historic information in the book of Acts leads to the conclusion that the history stops because that was when Luke wrote Acts and his Gospel. Note where the history stops: ...
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How can the Word be a Person?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that ...
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How many letters did Paul write to the Corinthians?

This comment is made in the Nelson Chronological Study Bible: Scholars disagree over whether 2 Corinthians is a single letter, or was compiled from several shorter letters. Some think there were four ...
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Is “eternal fire” in Jude 7 an allusion to 4 Maccabees 9:9?

NIV Jude 1: 5Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lordc at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6And the ...
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What is the oldest inscription of Yahweh found? (Related to Exodus 3:14) [closed]

Is it true that archeologist Friedrich Delitzsch found an inscription of Yahweh dating to 2500 B.C.? Does Exodus 3:14: God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of ...
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What is the meaning of Malachi 2:14-15

The NASB has a very confusing translation. The bolded part is the part of confusion. Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’ Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, ...
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In 1 Timothy 3:15 what is the function of a “στύλος καὶ ἑδραίωμα τῆς ἀληθείας”?

NIV 1 Timothy 3:15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. WH ...
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What does the phrase “the end of the heavens” mean in Isa. 13:5?

In the prophesy of the destruction of Babylon, Isaiah states: "They are coming in from a land afar off, From the end of the heavens, Jehovah and the instruments of His indignation, To destroy all ...
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In Luke 1:55, what is Mary saying is forever (εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα)?

In Luke 1:55, the end of Mary's speech, she finishes with: εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα In this context: Lu 1:54,5 ASV 54 He hath given help to Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy 55 (As he spake ...
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What is Yahweh translated to in the arabic Bible? [closed]

Is Yahweh translated as allah in the arabic Bible?
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Who planted the assembly in Rome to whom Paul wrote “Romans”?

It appears evident from the record of Paul's travels in Acts 16ff that when Paul wrote "Romans" he had never visited Rome yet: NIV Romans 1:10 ...in my prayers at all times; and I pray that ...
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Which land were the Ammonites demanding in Judges 11:13?:

After besieging Gilead the Ammonites demanded their land which they claimed the Israelis took from them during their exodus from Egypt to Canaan. Judges 11:4-13 KJV 4 And it came to pass in ...
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Is there any evidence that Daniel rejected Nebuchadnezzar's worship in Daniel 2?

45Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known ...
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In 1 Timothy 3:6 is it a “new convert” or a “new arrival”?

NIV 1 Timothy 3: 1Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-...
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In Exodus 20:4 how does “for yourself” (לְךָ֥֣) qualify the making of statues?

NIV Exodus 20:4You shall not make for yourself a graven image or any likeness which is in the heavens above, which is on the earth below, or which is in the water beneath the earth. The Hebrew ...
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In Romans 1:11 why does Paul seem to fudge about his agenda by saying “some spiritual gift”?

NIV Romans 1: 11I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— 12that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. It sounds ...
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Genesis - Eden: Was There Punishment for Disobeying the Lord God? If so, What Was It?

What was punishment for Adam, Eve, and the serpent for disobeying the Lord God's order to not eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Neither Adam or Eve died and their disposition remained ...
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In the story of the blind man from birth (John 9) did Jesus take clay and mix it with spittle on the Sabbath? [on hold]

In the original language of the man born blind from birth (John 9) did Jesus actually take clay and mix it with spittle on the Sabbath?
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What does wool signify in Ezekiel 44:17?

Priests are forbidden to wear any woollen clothing during ministering in the temple & the reason given here is perspiration. Ezekiel 44:17 KJV .17 And it shall come to pass, that when they ...
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Understanding 1 Tim 2:11, 12 about wives and gender [on hold]

Here is my attempt to understand 1 Tim 2:11, 12. The Greek text of 1 Timothy 2:11, 12, according to Nestle-Aland (UBS 5th Ed) is the basis for most translations in English. According to the Majority ...
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Why אכילה instead of אכל in 1 Kings 19:8?

1 Kings 19:8 ויקם ויאכל וישתה וילך בכח ׀ האכילה ההיא ארבעים יום וארבעים לילה עד הר האלהים חרב (KJV) And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and ...
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Are there any Biblical Hebrew words meaning generic food besides לֶ֫חֶם?

I am aware that, in Biblical Hebrew, לֶ֫חֶם (lechem) properly means "bread," but by extension can mean "food" in general. In Judges 13:16 for instance, it seems that a young goat is referred to as ...
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What is the actual number of הַשָּׁמַיִם ( the heavens), dual or plural?

I was doing a word study on הַשָּׁמַיִם in Gen 1:1 when I came across some references which says that it is a plural noun (since the suffix is plural), but some references say that it is a dual noun. ...
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In Mat.11:12 “…the kindom of heaven suffereth violence…” what does “suffereth” mean?

In Mat.11:12 ... the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence ... (KJV) What was meant by suffereth in current day use? Please.
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Is there historical evidence for the town of Nazareth existing prior to Jesus? [closed]

Is there historical evidence for the town of Nazareth prior to Jesus? Do we have maps or any other evidence such as inscriptions, emblems, etc?
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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 ...
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How to understand these pairs of lawful & unlawful sacrifices in Isaiah 66:3?

Isaia 66:3 NASB 3 “But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog’s neck; He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers ...
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Did God command the making of graven images, in Exodus and Numbers?

Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: ...

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