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God created the world in 7 days

In Genesis chapter 2 verses 1 -2, it says: "Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh ...
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Did the people cook the fish Jesus multiplied.?

The feeding of the multitude, where he picked up 12 basketful.. Doid the people cook the fish or they got it cooked????
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Was Achan's theft in Joshua 7 more grave than an unsolved murder in Deuteronomy 21?

We are told that when Achan stole an accursed thing every effort was made to weed out the culprit.Everyone one was brought forward tribe by tribe, clan by clan,family by family and man by man until ...
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Who was Maya in Biblical Time?

When looking Biblical characters recently, I surprisingly found the name of Maya being among ones who lived in the moments when Jesus was still in Jerusalem. But I couldn't find wherever else she's ...
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Did God create plants before the sun? [on hold]

Please note i am not asking how plants survived while the sun was not created. I'm aware there was a source of light God created on day one of the creation that darkened and brightened somehow. My ...
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Why does Job in 9:20 persists to plead his case later on?

Job desires to present his case before God in many chapters, one being 13:3. However, in Chapter 9 he recognizes that if he did this, he would condemn himself and God would prove him wrong. 9:20. So ...
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In the context of Matthew 11:25 is “thank” the best translation of ἐξομολογοῦμαί?

[Mat 11:25 NLT] (25) At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: "O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing ...
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In Matthew 3:6 in John's “baptism of repentance” to whom would people confess their sins?

I notice that 2nd temple period Jewish water ablution/baptism for proselytes involved certain protocols, such as: ..Our Rabbis taught: If at the present time a man desires42 to become a proselyte, ...
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What are the interpretive options for Acts 15 and Galatians 1-2?

In Acts 15 a dispute between Paul and Peter is described. Here are the details, as I understand them: Peter was denying table fellowship to new Christian converts who were not circumcised and who did ...
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In Acts 26:23 what does it mean that the Messiah will “proclaim light”?

[Act 26:23 ASV] (23) how that the Christ must suffer, and how that he first by the resurrection of the dead should proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles. [Act 26:23 MGNT] (23) εἰ ...
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Is God a fair God? [on hold]

God is not a fair God. Man is of a higher level than animals, like dogs and rabbits, which are subjected to man. How can we say God is fair -- he did not treat them equally, man and animals.
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Does Acts 2:7 suggest that all of the 120 of Pentecost were part of the lost sheep of the northern kingdom of Israel?

Galilee was "the northern kingdom" of Israel though that kingdom was no longer God's people. The scattered sheep were referred to as "the lost sheep of the house of Israel" aka "Ephraim". [Acts 2:7 ...
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What are the “elements” in “the elements will melt with fervent heat”? N.K.J.V. 2 Peter 3v10

Here are 3 possibilities: 1. c.2000 years ago in Greek culture the elements were fire, earth, water, metal and wood. ..2. To the modern scientific mind, as when the N.K.J.V. was written, ...
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Does the YLT translate Daniel 9:26 accurately?

Young's Literal Traslation 26 And after the sixty and two weeks, cut off is Messiah, and the city and the holy place are not his, the Leader who hath come doth destroy the people; and its end [is] ...
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How do Trinitarians deal with Mark 13:32 in regards to the holy spirit?

Mark 13:32 (as well as Matthew 24:36) records Jesus saying that only the Father knows the hour of his coming. So wouldn't this imply that the holy spirit isn't omniscient if it's a person?
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In 1 Corinthians 10:5 how should we understand “not well pleased” and “overthrown”?

[1Co 10:5 ASV] (5) Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. [Num 14:16 KJV] (16) Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the ...
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In 2 Corinthians 10:8 what is meant by “put to shame”?

2Co 10:7-9 ASV(7) Ye look at the things that are before your face. If any man trusteth in himself that he is Christ's, let him consider this again with himself, that, even as he is Christ's, so also ...
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Why did Jesus say that he has not come to bring peace in Matthew 10:34?

Matthew 10:34 (NIV) Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword Jesus is the very epitome of bringing peace. There must be some context ...
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Is Revelation 6:8 an allusion to Ezekiel 14:21-23?

[Eze 14:21-23 HNV] (21) For thus says the Lord GOD: How much more when I send my four sore judgments on Yerushalayim, the sword, and the famine, and the evil animals, and the pestilence, to cut off ...
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Is “then comes the end” in 1 Corinthians 15:24 an allusion to Daniel 12:6-13?

Is "the end" in 1 Corinthians 15:24 an allusion to Daniel 12:6-13?: [1Co 15:19-28 ESV] (19) If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (20) But in fact ...
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What does from Sabbath to Sabbath mean in Isaiah 66:23?

Isaiah 66:23 23 “And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from sabbath to sabbath, All [m]mankind will come to bow down before Me,” says the Lord. Does this mean that mankind will come ...
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A question about Deuteronomy 22:25-27 [on hold]

Deuteronomy 22:25-27 (NASB) 25 “But if in the field the man finds the girl who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die. 26 But you ...
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Peter's second comment to the maiden's interrogation in Mark

In Mark 14:68 Peter denies knowing Jesus but he also says he does not understand what she meant. But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went ...
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Ezek. 24:1-2, “Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, …” Which month was the tenth month?

Ezek. 24:1-2, "Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same ...
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Deuteronomy 6:4 is “the LORD our God is one” the same as “we only worship one LORD”?

Can Deuteronomy 6:4 be translated or interpreted to mean "we only worship one LORD"? Deut 6:4 (ASV) Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah: Deut 6:4 Clarke's (Hebrew) שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל ...
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Genesis 3:15 translation

Why do we have 2 translations? Is the original Hebrew He shall bruise thy head correct, or the King James version It shall bruise thy head?
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In Exodus 20:2 why does the LORD call Egypt “the house of slaves”?

I have always been inclined to read this "the land of your enslavement" however it struck me that there might be more to it, if taken literally. JPS Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD thy God, who brought ...
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What does “the LORD appeared” mean in Genesis 17:1? “the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him”..E.S.V

"Appearance" involves the outward visible aspect of something or someone. In John 1:18 we are told that: "No one has seen God at any time". Here God the Son, "He, has declared Him" [Him the Father]. ...
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Is the word “begotten” in John 3:16 of Authorized Version a problem that creates confusion when establishing the Deity of Christ?

The Authorized Version has the word "begotten" in John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ...
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Did Jesus add to the words of Moses from Deuteronomy 6:5?

I'm not sure if this is to do with Hebrew being translated to Greek, but when looking at "The greatest commandment" Deuteronomy 6:5 says: "And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, ...
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Why “about” thirty-six, why not thirty-six? Joshua 7:5

It’s one thing to say about 30 men, it’s another to say about 36 men. At this point 36 is a specific and exact number. Why would it be worded this way? Depending on the translation and language it’s ...
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Did Paul say non-believers might gain Eternal Life in Romans 2:7?

In Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 2:6-10 Paul seems to lay out a brief summary of Judgement upon the true and untrue, the unrighteousness and the righteous. In v.7 and again in v.10 he states that on ...
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Who are “them” and “the brothers” in Acts 22:5?

In Acts, Paul is giving a defense before the people of Jerusalem. In verse 5 Paul says "from them I received letters to the brothers" (ESV). I've seen two understandings of this. The first is that "...
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Why is it that in John 3:3 the ESV translates “be born from above” to “is born again”?

I was told that ESV uses the oldest Greek manuscripts to translate the scripture literally from Greek into English. So why is it that in John 3:3 the ESV translates "be born from above" to "is born ...
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What caused the switch in the preaching parameters? Luke 22:35-36

Initially Jesus commands his twelve disciples to preach the kingdom of God, but with very particular instructions (which later He reverses). “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave ...
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In Matthew 15:24 is “the lost sheep of the house of Israel” the same group as “the Samaritans”?

I've read various articles about the Samaritans but am still not clear on this: [Mat 15:24 ASV] But he answered and said, I was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. If Jesus ...
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In Amos 2:13 what is the meaning of the pressed cart?

Young's Literal has this: [Amo 2:13 YLT] (13) Lo, I am pressing you under, As the full cart doth press for itself a sheaf. However, there are many takes on this verse on BibleHub. What is Amos 2:...
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Matthew 19:29 Does forsaking wife and children mean to abandon them?

Do the words of Jesus give us the freedom of walking away from families? I am asking because of a specific case, where the husband said he had to preach the Gospel and write books. His Christian wife ...
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Is the beloved city in Revelation 20 the same as the new city in Revelation 21?

We are told that Christ will reign with the resurrected saints for a thousand years in the camp of the saints and the beloved city which will lead eventually to the demise of satan. Revelation 20,4-9 ...
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What's the proper time to give inheritance according to Proverbs 20:21?

Let's say there's an elderly widow who just sold her land. Her childrens (all grown up and married) then want to claim their rights according to the law. Is this against the Biblical principle found ...
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What is the “booth of David” in Amos 9:11?

Amos 9:11 (ESV): In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old What does the "booth ...
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What do the words “meek & lowly” in Matthew 11:29 mean and how to achieve it?

What do the words "meek & lowly" in Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.( KJV ). mean? Is any of ...
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In Matthew 3:12 who or what is the “chaff” and how does it differ from the “wheat”?

Matt 3:12 reads: whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire. ...
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Which law was Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 14:34?

1 Corinthians 14:34 NASB 34 The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. Which law was Paul ...
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Why did Jesus instruct his disciples to dust their own feet against unwelcoming towns?

At Luke 10:10-11 (NRSVCE) we see one of the instructions that Jesus gives to his disciples while sending them out to preach the Gospel : But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, ...
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Are Zechariah 14:3-7 all describing a single 24 hour day?

[Zec 14:3-7 NASB] (3) Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. (4) In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front ...
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In Hebrews 7:11 what does it mean that the Torah was “based on the priesthood of the Levites”?

[Heb 7:11 NLT] (11) So if the priesthood of Levi, on which the law was based, could have achieved the perfection God intended, why did God need to establish a different priesthood, with a priest in ...
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What is Hebrews 3:14 saying to do with “our confidence”?

[Heb 3:14 ASV] for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end: What is he saying about "hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto ...
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Where should the pronoun ἡμῶν (our) be placed in Titus 2:13?

Where should the pronoun ἡμῶν (our) be placed in Titus 2:13? Most translations place it before the word “God”, such as the ESV: “our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (ESV). A few translations place ...
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What's the basis for the Book of Job being history and not a parable?

And in addition, what is the basis behind the popular notion that it was set in the 2000s BC, also the same time period that Abraham allegedly lived in according to a conservative model of the Bible's ...

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