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In John 3:13, the Lord Jesus was giving more explanation to Nicodemus in response to his question of how a man can be born again. He had told him in the earlier verses of John 3 of a man's inability to enter into the kingdom of God without being born again I.e. by water and Spirit. Elijah and Enoch did not ascend to God as men, only Jesus ascended to heaven ...


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There are three separate questions here so I will take them one at a time. Spoiler alert: There is not enough data to properly answer any of them. However let me very briefly review the little data we have. Thirtieth Year (Eze 1:1) Given it was the fifth year of the reign of King Jehoiachin (Eze 1:2, 2 Kings 24:6-15) who was taken captive in 597 BC, ...


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The answer is simple, yet the majority of you want to discredit the scripture instead of accepting the obvious answer. First of all, there is no document that the authors of the gospels referenced. The real author of the gospels was the Holy Spirit and there are zero contradictions between the 4 accounts. They are all giving different perspectives of the ...


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There is a significant mistranslation in Mark 10:18 NASB, Mark 10:18 - And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. The question mark is in the wrong place: Interlinear, Mark 10:18 - … IF not only God [is good]? Context - a Stumbling Block and Offense Jesus many times asserts a rhetorical challenge as a stumbling ...


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There is little doubt that the Greek word θεός is used as a description of the Son of God in scripture, but some alleged examples would violate the Shema of Dt 6:4 and are “in debate.” [1] Thus Bauer-Danker-Arndt-Gingrich Greek lexicon cites Mk 10:18 to show that Jesus did not equate himself with God in the sense of the Shema which uses Elohim/Theos in a ...


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Regret or repent (נָחַם) appears three times regarding Saul's being made king: The word of the LORD came to Samuel: "I regret that I made Saul king, for he has turned away from Me and has not carried out MY commands." Samuel was distressed and he entreated the LORD all night long. (1 Samuel 15:11) [NJPS] "...Moreover, the Glory of Israel does ...


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When you but 2 sparrows it's one copper coin. But hey I have plenty... hence so if you buy 4 I'll give you the 5th for free. Just good business


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The way I read it you are asking two questions, what is Isaiah 14:12 about?, and did some early christians change it's meaning? I can't speak to the 2nd one, but on the verse itself I recommend just letting the text speak for itself. Isaiah was a mouthpiece for Yahweh bringing His message to the the people of Israel who where struggling to follow Him which ...


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Matthew's way of numbering his "generations" are explained in verse 17 where he states Matthew 1:17 17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ. He splits the generations by significant events in Israel's history, not necessarily by people. ...


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The proclamation was made first, drought ended after by some months, not right away. Like Agabus proclaiming a famine will happen. It did, but not immediately. Prophecy foretells the future, not necessarily immediate.


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Isaiah 14:12 in the original Hebrew reads: איך נפלת משמים הילל בן שחר נגדעת לארץ חולש על גוים׃ Which, conservatively translated, means: Oh how you have fallen from heaven, O bringer of the dawn, O son of the morning! how you were cut down to earth, who overthrew nations! One has to be careful when reading the writings of early Christians, as well as ...


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(Technically, Isaiah was/is part of the part of the Old Testament that Jews refer to as the Nevi'im - "Prophets". The Torah is considered to be the first 5 books of the Old Testament) There is actually basis, I think, that the Isaiah text was understood by Jews to refer to a king (Nebuchadnezzar), but there was never any modification the literal text by a "...


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The rabbinic interpretation of this verse is given in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Rosh Hashanah, Folio 9a. Whence then does R. Ishmael derive the rule that an addition is to be made from the profane on to the holy? — From what has been taught: And ye shall afflict your souls on the ninth day: I might think [literally] on the ninth day. It ...


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SO many comments to comment on but will keep it simple. The passage in Nehemiah is about the weekly Sabbath. The poster's question is about Luke 23:54 "It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin / dawn". This refers to the High Holy day of Passover rather Pesach which starts at dusk or evening. The weekly Sabbath DAY does not. Its a DAY. ...


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Regrettably, it happens too often that a Bible passage turns out hard to understand on account of the fact that many Hebrew prepositions – originally univocal terms – were reduced, over the centuries, to single letter. Isa 59:20 is just a typical case of this kind. All the trouble is focused on the term לציון, that is made up of two parts: ‘Zion’ [ציון], ...


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It's not a contradiction - although it may appear in English to be quite different. There are a couple of issues happening here which can throw off the English translations. The Isaiah passage you cited above in English is most likely translated from the Hebrew Masoretic Text although sometimes the translation committees will choose the Septuagint variant (...


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The answer, I think, is no. Paul quotes almost exclusively from the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament. In the Septuagint, Isaiah 59:20 reads ἥξει ἐκ Σιὼν ὁ ῥυόμενος καὶ ἀποστρέψει ἀσεβείας ἀπὸ Ἰακώβ The Greek text of Romans 11:26 (NA28) is identical: ἥξει ἐκ Σιων ὁ ῥυόμενος καὶ ἀποστρέψει ἀσεβείας ἀπὸ Ιακωβ


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The context of the Malachi passage is the coming judgement and refinement of God's people as if by fire. It is God's unchanging mercy whereby the children of Jacob are not consumed in the process. “Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against ...


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