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Should "διά" (dia) be translated as "through" or "because of" in the five NT verses pertaining to God creating the world for Jesus?

My Thoughts “For the Law was given because of Moses, but grace and truth came because of Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). “Because of” doesn’t make good sense here because the Law was given not because of ...
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Should "διά" (dia) be translated as "through" or "because of" in the five NT verses pertaining to God creating the world for Jesus?

John 1:3 Literal Standard Version all things happened through Him, and without Him not even one thing happened that has happened. John 1:3 NLT God created everything through him, and nothing was ...
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Should "διά" (dia) be translated as "through" or "because of" in the five NT verses pertaining to God creating the world for Jesus?

The situation is not so simplistic as the OP suggests. There are grammatical clues about the semantics of this word διά (dia). There are two cases to consider: A: With the Genitive case B: with the ...
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Should "διά" (dia) be translated as "through" or "because of" in the five NT verses pertaining to God creating the world for Jesus?

παντα δι αυτου εγενετο John 1:3 (TR, undisputed). Autou is the genitive. Therefore the accusative prepositional meanings do not apply. Daniel B Wallace in his grammar 'Beyond the Basics' gives the ...
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Why do Genesis 1 and 2 sequences of events and other details differ so widely?

Answer This problem can be solved when we read Gen 2:5 onwards right after Gen 1:25 as explained below. This is because, in Genesis first chapter, a global (i.e., worldwide) creation of things are ...
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Why do Genesis 1 and 2 sequences of events and other details differ so widely?

There are, indeed, differences between the first account of creation in Genesis, and the second account in Genesis. The second account commences with chapter 2 verse 4. The points you raise may be due ...
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Genesis 1:3, Did God Make Light?

Genesis 1:3 is interpreted as being the host of angels given the job of Angels as sons of light and sons of darkness. Darkness existed before the light because without light the here can only be ...
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Is there a specific meaning in KJV Genesis 1:1-5 on how it is presented in the Biblehub?

Here's another way of looking at those first few verses. Possibly billions of years ago, God creates the universe: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created [Hebrew "bara'"] the heaven and ...
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Does the Bible say the earth was created in six 24 hour days?

Perhaps a key to understand the length of the creative days is to compare the length of the initial six days with final day, the Sabbath. Genesis 1:5, 8 NIV 5 God called the light “day,” and the ...
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Why do some translations render Genesis 2:5-7 as a chronology?

Answer This problem can be solved when we read Gen 2:5 onwards right after Gen 1:25 as explained below. This is because, in Genesis first chapter, a global (i.e., worldwide) creation of things are ...
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Translation of "wayhî" (וַֽיְהִי־) in Genesis 1

It is more common to have the form הָֽאָדָ֖ם לְנֶ֥פֶשׁ חַיָּֽה when חַיָּֽה means became, that is the לְ in front of what it becomes. Genesis 2:7 הָֽאָדָ֖ם לְנֶ֥פֶשׁ חַיָּֽה׃ "the man/Adam became ...
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Does the Bible say the earth was created in six 24 hour days?

Earth not Empty when Created “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1). The earth originally was so breathtakingly beautiful that the angels of God shouted for sheer joy! “...
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How can we reconcile Genesis 1:24-26 & Genesis 2:18-20?

Answer In Genesis first chapter, a global (i.e., worldwide) creation of things are described. In Genesis second chapter, the creation of the Garden of Eden is described. Hence, there is no ...
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