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Is it the case that Noah, his family, and all the animals had but one small window to breathe through (Gen. 6:16)?

Is it the case that Noah, his family, and all the animals had but one small window to breathe through (Gen. 6:16)? In the article "Ark" under the heading "Design and Size", the ...
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Luke 11:8 - "Shameless" teaching about Prayer

Marriage counselors have long recognized the importance of "vulnerability" in a relationship. We usually think of vulnerability as a bad thing (and often it is), but there are circumstances ...
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Luke 11:8 - "Shameless" teaching about Prayer

BADG has: ἀναίδεια, ας, ἡ (...) persistence, impudence, lit. shamelessness Lk 11:8 ... -- Arndt, W., Gingrich, F. W., Danker, F. W., & Bauer, W. (1979). In A Greek-English lexicon of the New ...
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Was Ba'al relieving himself?

According to the Oxford Jewish Study Bible, the Hebrew of the verse is "uncertain", although Talmudic commentary (Rashi, in English translation) seems to understand that he is on a journey refers to a ...
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How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?

Because the meaning of the Hebrew word in Genesis 6:14 is uncertain, nobody knows for sure what botanic species of wood was used for the Ark. The meaning of גֹּפֶר seems hidden in the mists of time, ...
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Which hermeneutical trump card wins in 1 Timothy: audience, cultural context, historical reference, or translation?

I confess I see hermeneutics as more of a jigsaw and less of a card game--it’s not so much about playing a trump card as it is about putting together the pieces. While I do believe each of the ...
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Is it the case that Noah, his family, and all the animals had but one small window to breathe through (Gen. 6:16)?

Gen 6.14-16 (LEB) Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood; you must make the ark with rooms, then you must cover it with pitch, inside and outside. And this is how you must make it: the length of ...
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Amos 7:1 Septuagint

Let's start with the MT: כֹּ֤ה הִרְאַ֙נִי֙ אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֔ה וְהִנֵּה֙ יוֹצֵ֣ר גֹּבַ֔י בִּתְחִלַּ֖ת עֲל֣וֹת הַלָּ֑קֶשׁ וְהִ֨נֵּה־לֶ֔קֶשׁ אַחַ֖ר גִּזֵּ֥י הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ Literally this says: This is what ...
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Was only the woman to be scourged in Leviticus 19:20?

The Masoretic text reads literally 'an inquest/punishment shall be'. Considering the translation rules of the KJB & the 6 antecedents of the KJB: Tyndale reads they shall both be investigated. ...
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Is the root chosen for translation in Isaiah 14:12 for helel הילל wrong in most translations and lexicons?

Isaiah 14:12 could read: "How you have fallen from heaven; Wail, son of the dawn!" Helel or Heylel From the verb הלל (halal), to shine or praise. From the verb ילל (yalal), to howl or wail. ...
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Is the root chosen for translation in Isaiah 14:12 for helel הילל wrong in most translations and lexicons?

Perry's answer here is good. But, we need to place it in context of that prophesy to see the meaning of the better translations. The translations that substitute Jerome's "Lucifer" for "...
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Is the root chosen for translation in Isaiah 14:12 for helel הילל wrong in most translations and lexicons?

The more one researches this the more questions arise rather than answers. At the very least the root ילל has at least equal possibility with the root הלל. However, tradition favors הלל. This is the ...
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Which hermeneutical trump card wins in 1 Timothy: audience, cultural context, historical reference, or translation?

There is an order of importance, the first of which is context. Historical and cultural background will help the reader to understand the context, but it comes down to the context. 1 Tim. 1 sets up ...
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Genesis 18:12 Origin of “Smooth Flesh” translation

A verse that comes near to speaking of smooth skin is this: And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: (Genesis 27:16, KJV) In this verse, "...
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Genesis 18:12 Origin of “Smooth Flesh” translation

"Smooth skin" is not a mainstream translation in either Judaism or Christianity, but rather a midrashic gloss. The issue here is we have a hapax legomenom so this creates some wiggle room, ...
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Genesis 18:12 Origin of “Smooth Flesh” translation

The word we are discussing is עֶדְנָה. There is no difference in the Hebrew words. If you want an understanding of how it is translated as "pleasure" Dottard explained this translation. ...
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Genesis 18:12 Origin of “Smooth Flesh” translation

In Gen 18:12 the operative word is עֵדֶן (eden) which occurs 5 times in the OT: Gen 18:12, 2 Sam 1:24, Ps 36:8, Jer 51:34, Amos 1:5, all with the idea of delight or pleasure. The meaning is clear ...
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Has there been any research into why the writers of Matthew and Luke used ἐπιούσιος (Epiousios) instead of the original Aramaic?

Matthew 6.11 τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον Luke 11.3 τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δίδου ἡμῖν τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν IMHO, Matthew wrote first and Luke the used his work as a source--that's a ...
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How best to translate the Hebrew of Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 13:26?

The Hebrew manuscript this is taken from is accessible here, along with the translation which I believe is quoted in this question: http://www.bensira.org/navigator.php?Manuscript=A&PageNum=10 ...
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Which hermeneutical trump card wins in 1 Timothy: audience, cultural context, historical reference, or translation?

The Junia Project (JP) is concerned with the First Timothy's instructions on the role of women, with emphasis on the meaning of 1 Timothy 2:12-13, which states that women should not teach or usurp ...
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What word best captures the spirit of לִּילִית in Isaiah 34:14?

Lilith, in Jewish mythology, was the first wife of Adam. She was unwilling to take a subordinate position to him and left, ultimately become a demon who gave birth to countless other evil spirits. ...
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Is Luke 11:8 about honor or persistence?

A look at the context suggests that since the apostles asked to be taught to pray and not how to pray that maybe the message that Jesus gives in the parable was that the "honor/Shame" of the ...
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What was Noah instructed to make in Genesis 6:16?

צֹ֣הַר [tso-har] roof, noon, midday LXX: "thou shalt narrow" KJV: "a window shalt thou make" Επισυναγων [e-pi-su-NA-gone] depicts two flat planes coming together. You can consider this to be a ...
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What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?

God rested on the physical day and sanctified it, separating it for a special purpose is clear in the commandment. Heb. 4:9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. Heb. 4:10 For he who ...
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