The distinction between what the writer hears and his own added "interpretation" is usually documented as such. For example:
Matt 1:23 - "Behold, the virgin will hold in womb, and will bring forth a son, and they will call His name Immanuel" which is, being translated, "God with us."
Mark 5:41 - And having taken the hand of ...
The key meaning here is advice. The idea is the people (giving counsel) helping you make plans by giving you advice. Think of a counselor in school. This varies depending on the person. It could be a financial advisor. For a President it's his cabinet. Some professional athletes had financial advisors that left them broke. At the very lease you want ...
This link in Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_Esdras says that tradition reckons this to have been written by 5th century BCE priest and scribe, Ezra, but scholarship places its composition between 70 and 218 CE. If the scholars are correct, then whoever wrote 2 Esdras was repeating Jesus’ original words. The main body of the book appears to be ...
They are the same event.
Gen 1:26, 27 describes the creation of the first male and female humans in outline only.
Gen 2:16-24 describes the same event in greater detail.
While Adam and eve were placed in Eden to tend and cultivate it (Gen 2:15), they were later banished because of their sin (Gen 3:23, 24).
APPENDIX - Descendants of Adam and Eve
The progeny ...
Were the זָכָ֥ר Zakar (male) & נְקֵבָ֖ה Neqevah (female) of הָֽאָדָם Ha-Adam (Humanity) in [Bereshit 1:27] -- the same beings as the אִ֖ישׁ Ish (Man) & אִשָּׁה Ishah (Woman) of הָֽאָדָם Ha-Adam in [Bereshit 2:22]?
No. - Ish & Ishah were enlightened beings, chosen to guard all life in גַן עֵ֔דֶן Gan Eden (Garden [of] Eden) as stated in Bereshit 2:...
Although there is no definitive answer to your question, I will say this: There is strong textual evidence that at least some parts of Joshua predate the davidic monarchy. Joshua 15:63 states that the Jebusites still live in Jerusalem near the Judahites "to this day". There are no records of any Jebusites living in Jerusalem the city that housed ...
The answer to this question depends on who we believe wrote the book of Joshua. Jewish tradition is firmly of the view that it was Joshua himself.
Therefore, the phrase "they/it are there to this day", which occurs about 12 times in the book of Joshua, is a comment about the time the book was written.
Let us examine one of these in Josh 6:25 -
In Hebrew Sheol שאול (H7585) is the "abode of the dead," the "underworld," and commonly translated hell, grave or "pit. The etymology of the word Sheol is uncertain, even the correct spelling is uncertain שאול or שאל (mostly spelled שאול but sometimes שאל).
Hell is the English name for the same location, in Old English hel, modern ...
I argue for scribal text.
Josephus wrote that it was generally considered "common" (lowly, base, vulgar) for a Jew to learn or speak Greek, or any other Gentile language. Even for servants (slaves) of Jews to speak Gentile languages was discouraged:
Antiquities of the Jews, Volume 20, Chapter 11
I have also taken a great deal of pains to obtain ...
The LXX translators didn't have the vowel points of the MT, that weren't added until centuries later. The difference is the vowel points. Also note that חָמָֽס is the common word for violence in Hebrew, but can also mean wrong. In Arabic it means zeal and is the name of a political group in the Middle East.
The vowel points in MT שֶׁ֥בֶת (based on Codex ...
5The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
To count the days, begin with twilight, not sunrise.
14 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God.
So, the first day means the first 24 hours of the week.
19When Laban had gone to shear his sheep,
Presumably under ...
Pride [H1347] goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
In the greatness of your majesty [H1347] you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble.
The word pride (H1347) has a good sense and a bad sense.
1 exaltation, majesty, excellence,
šᵊ'ôl / Sheol - designation for the abode of the dead. This ( thought to be subterranean) location is a temporary ‘holding place’ for the spirits/souls of man after man dies.
Equivalent to the New Testament ‘hadēs’ which is [unfortunately] often translated as ‘hell’. Not that the word ‘hell’ is necessarily incorrect, but rather our common understanding of ...
The meaning of "she'ol" is controversial because of it relationship to the doctrine of anthropology and after-life experiences. I note the following uses of the word "she'ol"
It is the place where all people go, including the righteous, Gen 37:35, 42:38, 44:29, 31, Ps 86:13, etc
It is possible for people, still alive to go into she'ol, ...
Is it hell, sheol, or realm of the dead? Or, could it just mean ‘the grave’? In the original language, it is שאול
It seems that there were two words in Hebrew that dealt with the place commonly known as sheol. The other Hebrew word was 'qe’ber' (pronounced ke-boo-raw, I think). That is the word that simply meant the grave, where corpses rotted, and where ...
Psalm 1 is the start of the first 8 Psalms that form the literary bookends describing what God expects of the ideal person, contrasting that with wicked people. Thus, the first Psalm contrasts starkly with the second - those rulers and nations that hate God and his anointed One, and who will be destroyed if they don't repent.
This is a wisdom psalm ...
Is Genesis 1:27 same event as in Genesis 2:22. Are the both account about Adam being made?
Yes to the first half of the question and I will explain further down.
Also like many of us questioned who are these people that he is afraid of that might slay him?
and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. (Genesis 4:14 - KJV)
It was ...
The-Day הַיּ֔וֹם “Ha-Yom” is distinct in Job אִיּוֹב “Iyov” 2:1 when הַשָּׂטָן Ha-Satan came before יְהֹוָֽה YHVH in Heaven:
Now [The-Day] came about that the divine beings presented themselves before YHVH. [Ha-Satan] came along with them to present himself before YHVH ( וַיְהִ֣י הַיּ֔וֹם וַיָּבֹ֙אוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים לְהִתְיַצֵּ֖ב עַל־יְהֹוָ֑ה ...
The operative word here is חֵרֶם (cherem) whose meaning, as per BDB is listed below in the appendix. This shows that the meaning is primarily "devotion" but when such a bad, evil or shunned thing is so devoted, it is devoted to destruction which we would now call a curse.
This, we could say that חֵרֶם could be correctly translated by "curse&...
Joshua 4:9 English Standard Version
And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown offers two possible explanations:
they are there unto this day—
at least twenty years after the event, if we reckon by ...
New International Version
Then I said: “LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps [h8104 ] his covenant [h1285] of love [h2617] with those who love him and keep his commandments,
The focal word here is H2617, checed, חֵסֵד. It is a versatile word with many meanings.
KJV Translation Count — Total: 248x
The KJV translates ...
וַיְהִ֗י אַחַ֨ר דִּבֶּ֧ר יְהוָ֛ה אֶת־הַדְּבָרִ֥ים הָאֵ֖לֶּה
אֶל־אִיֹּ֑וב וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־אֱלִיפַ֣ז הַתֵּֽימָנִ֗י חָרָ֨ה
אַפִּ֤י בְךָ֙ וּבִשְׁנֵ֣י רֵעֶ֔יךָ כִּ֠י לֹ֣א דִבַּרְתֶּ֥ם אֵלַ֛י
נְכֹונָ֖ה כְּעַבְדִּ֥י אִיֹּֽוב׃
And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job,
the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against
In the scroll of “Job” (Ιωβ) known in Hebrew as Iyov (אִיּֽוֹב) - Chapter 42 : verse 7, the phrase “Elay” אֵלַי in Hebrew is translated “to-Me” in English (although the JPS uses “about-Me”) [https://www.sefaria.org/Job.42.7?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en]
If the singular masculine Speaker had spoken in 2nd person, we would read : Elekha ( אֵלֶיךָ ) = “to-...
What does Psalm 1:1 mean to walk not in the counsel of the wicked?
“Counsel of the Wicked Ones”
The psalmist warns of the danger of walking in “the counsel of the wicked ones.” (Psalm 1:1) The chief “wicked one” is Satan the Devil. (Matthew 6:13)
Matthew 6:13 NIV
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil
The Scriptures tell ...
It does not make sense that a dog simply means "unclean" in this verse. From my Complete Jewish Bible (CJB), Revelations 22:15 says "outside are the homosexuals".
Homosexuals and those involved with the
and everyone who practices falsehood
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says
There is not a textual basis for the flood being "global" as opposed to local. All such bases are the result of two misconceptions:
Thinking that because, in English, the word "earth" means both soil, and planet earth, that the Hebrew word "eretz" must have the same two meanings. The Hebrew word "eretz" just means &...