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What does "before me" in Exodus 20:3 mean?

This is THE god of black people. Cannot accept any other answer , look what you people have done to this world, every where you go there is nothing but conflict. Take the land set up your standards ...
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Ecclesiastes 3:1 and the Hebrew for "seasons" and "time"

The two operative words in Eccl 3:1 are: זְמָן (zeman) = appointed time as per Neh 2:6, Est 9:27, 31, Eccl 3:1. [These are the only four places the word occurs] Always the meaning is "...
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Why so many repetitions in the Torah in relation to Moses and G'd?

With angelic mediation, the פֶּה אֶל־פֶּה "mouth-to-mouth" discussions of YHVH to Moshe (Numbers 12:8) is synonymous in the phrase : " וַיְדַבֵּר יְהֹוָה אֶל־משֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר " in [...
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Is Exodus 21:22 about a premature birth or a miscarriage?

Very similar questions on this passage have been asked here a few times. The following is a collection of relevant citations that others have provided. Unsurprisingly, different views exist with ...
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Is Exodus 21:22 about a premature birth or a miscarriage?

Because human rights prior to birth is such a politically-charged topic, the general trend is that people will read their own political views into this text. I suggest that, if we consider the text ...
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Emphasis in Isaiah 50:11

Isa 50:11 is an other example of the many places in the Bible where God allows the consequences of sin to recoil upon itself. See appendix below. In this case, there appears to be an anticipated ...
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(Genesis 4:7) What is Cain Ruling Over? Sin? The Door?

Literal Standard Version Is there not, if you do well, acceptance? And if you do not do well, sin [[or a sin-offering]] is lying at the opening, and its [[or His]] desire [is] for you, and you rule ...
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(Genesis 4:7) What is Cain Ruling Over? Sin? The Door?

This is a great question. Thank you for posting this. I have been looking at this verse over and over again. But I interpret it differently, from looking at the KJV. I feel like it says, "If you ...
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The meaning of Eden?

Eden עֵ֔דֶן [Genesis 2] derives from עֵ֔ד "Witness" in regards to their visual delight. The Klein Dictionary defines עֵ֔דֶן "Eden" as : pleasure, delight, luxury. -- עֵ֔דֶן Eden (...
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Can the word ḥōq be correctly interpreted in Isaiah 40:22 as a sphere or a ball?

The word in question in Isaiah 40:22 is חוּג, chug, which appears in at least six other verses: I Samuel 30:16: וְהִנֵּה נְטֻשִׁים עַל פְּנֵי כָל הָאָרֶץ אֹכְלִים וְשֹׁתִים וְחֹגְגִים בְּכֹל ...
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Elaborate on what Proverbs 14:9a says about "fools" and "sin" in order to get a deeper understanding. (layers of meaning)

The matter is the translation of the first three words of Prov 14:9: אֱ֭וִלִים יָלִ֣יץ אָשָׁ֑ם Does this mean: "Fools mock sin/guilt", or, "Sin/guilt mocks fools"? Either is ...
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Is Exodus 21:22 about a premature birth or a miscarriage?

Ex 21:22 contains a series of subtleties that many translations and commentaries either miss or ignore. Here is my attempt to render the verse literally: And if men fight and hurt a pregnant woman, ...
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What do the names Oholah and Oholibah mean in Ezekiel 23?

Note: this is an answer that is more intuitive and yet more Real I would suggest; in Numbers 10, verses: 35 and 36, we have one word that is without any of the letters found in the Tetrammaton YHVH, ...
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What is the proper translation of the Hebrew word רוּחַ (ruach) in Genesis 3:8?

It is possible that leruach haiyom (le-of) (ruach-spirit) (hai-the) (yom-day) is (The Day of The Spirit) which would have been the Sabbath which God made for man to rest and to worship Him and to be ...
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Does the appearance of שֶׁבַע twice in Genesis 7:2 imply any significance?

In Gen 7:2, the "seven seven" part of the verse has a somewhat ambiguous meanings which could be one of the following: "seven pairs", as in NIV, NLT, ESV, BSB, NASB, NRSV, CSB, ...
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Does the appearance of שֶׁבַע twice in Genesis 7:2 imply any significance?

שֶׁבַע (meaning "seven") occurs twice in succession in this verse. Commentators ancient & modern have been divided as to why. A common view, going at least as far back as the LXX (circa ...
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What do the names Oholah and Oholibah mean in Ezekiel 23?

What do the names Oholah and Oholibah mean in Ezekiel 23? Answer : WE ARE ALL MESSIACHS! AND WHEN WE CAN UNITE OUR TWO NATURES, WE ARE BECOMING ONE! Oholah אהלה Note : the construct of the first ...
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(John 19:19, Hebrew) was YHWH written on the Cross?

I've started learning Hebrew self-teaching through grammars at home. I'm very new. Would the vav not be required in Hebrew? If I try to translate without the Vav, I end up with a noun noun sequence ...
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Who is the prophetess in Isaiah 8:3?

There are many out there who try to destroy the word of GOD by either misstating or trying to imply that GOD is not perfect. GOD - is - perfect, He is without sin, and he will not allow sin in his ...
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What do the names Oholah and Oholibah mean in Ezekiel 23?

The meaning of the names Oholah and Oholibah What do the names Oholah and Oholibah mean in Ezekiel 23? And what does it have to do with the allegory of Samaria and Jerusalem? Answer : It describes ...
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In Leviticus 19:18 is "love your neighbor" meant to include all people or just Israelites?

Why does it matter what the bible says. We don't kill anyone for working on the sabbath any longer, or stone or crucify anyone regardless of their crimes. Morals haven't originated from these texts.......
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What is the deeper contextual meaning of Proverbs 13:15 's use of the phrase "Good understanding/sense " and terms "treacherous/unfaithful "?

We should recall that proverbs in all languages are deliberately designed to be slightly ambiguous to enable them to be interpreted widely and so be broadly applicable. That is, Proverbs almost never ...
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Does Deuteronomy 34:10-12 give criteria for determining whether a person is "like Moses" or not?

It absolutely is. First, this is the same book as the promise of "a prophet like Moses" (Deuteronomy). Second, in only two passages is the notion of "a prophet like Moses" ...
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Does Deuteronomy 34:10-12 give criteria for determining whether a person is "like Moses" or not?

Yes it does. Well, kind of. Let's analyse both Deuteronomy fragments about prophet greater than Moses again. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put ...
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In which language was the name "Jesus" written and how was it pronounced in Matthew 1:1 first?

I'd like to argue the opposite perspective, from what has been shared in the most extensive, existing answers. Gordon's observation is not trivial, nor do I believe it should be lightly dismissed. (...
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In which language was the name "Jesus" written and how was it pronounced in Matthew 1:1 first?

Well. This is interesting. And seems to leave out the fact that the Israelites did not speak what we call "Hebrew" today. Paleo Hebrew was their language before their captivity in Babylon, ...
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Does Deuteronomy 34:10-12 give criteria for determining whether a person is "like Moses" or not?

John seemed to have Deut. 34:10-12 in mind when he wrote his gospel. For "knowing God face to face" is the Prolegomena, which concluded with: For the law was given through Moses; grace and ...
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Does Deuteronomy 34:10-12 give criteria for determining whether a person is "like Moses" or not?

Actually YHVH confirms יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yehoshua (Joshua) is like Moshe in the sight of Yisrael, when splitting/crossing הַיַּרְדֵּן Ha-Yarden (The-Jordan) [Joshua 3:7] And YHVH said to Yehoshua : This day ...
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Psalm 11:5 does God’s soul hate the wicked, or does the wicked hate his own soul?

It is true that the Vulgate and the Septuagint give a very different translation from the Masoretic text in Ps 11:5. Specifically, we have: Vulgate (as translated by DRB): The Lord trieth the just ...
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