No, the author is not trying to give us some cryptic clue about the Godhead in this text. It is not as if he is implying that there is one Yahweh of fire and another of brimstone. As Calvin said in his Commentary on Genesis.
The proof which the ancients have endeavored to derive, from this
testimony, for the Deity of Christ, is by no means conclusive: and
The problem in Num 13:33 is how to translate an apparently self-contradictory statement which literally reads:
וְשָׁ֣ם רָאִ֗ינוּ אֶת־הַנְּפִילִ֛ים בְּנֵ֥י עֲנָ֖ק מִן־הַנְּפִלִ֑ים =
and there we saw the Nephilim the sons of Anak came from the Nehpilim
Thus, are we to understand this to be:
The Nephilim came from the sons of Anak?
The sons of Anak came from ...
Given the limitations of what we can know for certain, the grammar and the context seem to indicate a narrator explanation of who the Nephilim were. In considering the circumstances of the fear and high stakes nature of the report, it is unlikely that the spies would bother to give a history lesson about the origins of the giants. It is also unlikely that ...
Song of Solomon 7:6
New International Version
How beautiful you are and how pleasing, my love, with your delights!
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 160: Love (noun)
with your delights!
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8588: Daintiness, luxury, exquisite delight
The Bible uses repetition for emphasis. Especially with reference to the name of God. Although many in our day have forgotten his name, the Hebrew scriptures have emphasized the importance of knowing and respecting the name of God. Also to emphasize the failure of false gods to be able to protect their worshipers from the judgement of the True God, (Jehovah ...
OP: if you don't love yourself, the commandment to "love your neighbor as much as yourself" would mean you don't have to love your neighbor either!
This is a mental case. It is an exception to the rule. I don't think Moses had this in mind when he wrote Leviticus 19:
“’Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but ...
Jesus most likely had Lev. 19:18 in mind when he said:
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
(Matt. 7:12, ESV)
There is little indication, especially in the context of Lev. 19:18 and Luke 10:27 that these words mean anything other than a comparison. However, what comes close to your ...
The preposition כְּמוֹ (of which כָּמ֑וֹךָ is the 2nd person singular inflected form) means "like, as".
There is a Hebrew prayer called מִי כָמֹכָה "Mi Chamocha" from it's opening words. "Mi" means "who", and "chamocha" means "like you" - together they make the question "Who is like you?" (...
My answer is that, David believed the promises as spoken to Abraham, and it was counted righteousness to Abraham because he believed what was given him and All those who Believed, delivered them into a “state of being and therefore characterized their lifestyle as being Sanctified or being in a state of sanctification”. “Not because of works of ...
Seeing to the other comments, I couldn't help myself, and decided it was necessary to write a detailed response to these claims.
(1) Modern English speakers would naturally read the verse as indicating two individuals named Yahveh . . . [but] the way they wrote and understood Hebrew may have been different than the way we do today.
(2) The ...
It appears that Moses grew up in Amarna influenced by Akhenaten's monotheistic religion as an Egyptian. Therefore that would make sense of Moses' adoption of the basis of that religion. Is it possible that the 10 plagues visited on Egypt were centred around Akhenaten's capital city at the time?
This would explain why Amarna was deserted very soon after the ...
The whole passage in Job 38, 39, 40 is full or poetic and literary license and metaphor. Here is a sample:
V5 - who stretched a measuring line across it?
V7 - the morning stars sang together
V8 - Who enclosed the sea behind doors
V9 - I made the clouds its garment
V10 - set in place its [the sea's] bars and doors
V14 - its hills stand out like the folds of ...
Otserot אֽוֹצְרֹתָֽ are "Treasuries" of YHVH for storage, referenced in Deuteronomy 32:34.
These Godly Treasuries (full of water for rain/snow/hail) are above the Heavens as stated in Psalm 148:4 "Praise Him, highest heavens and the water that is above the heavens." (הַֽלְלוּהוּ שְׁמֵ֣י הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם וְ֜הַמַּ֗יִם אֲשֶׁ֚ר | מֵעַ֬ל ...
19“What is the way to the abode of light?
And where does darkness reside?
20Can you take them to their places?
Do you know the paths to their dwellings?
21Surely you know, for you were already born!
You have lived so many years!
22“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow
or seen the storehouses of the hail,
23which I reserve for times of ...
The difference in translations depend on whether the negative וְאַל (= and not) is considered extended to the following verb וִיהִ֥י (= let be).
Note the suggestion of the Pulpit commentary:
Verse 6. - And let not his men be few. The negative, though not
expressed in the Hebrew, is to be carried into this clause from the
Ellicott is similar:
11 He answered and said, "Elijah is coming and will restore all things; but I say to you that Elijah already came
23 "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the
This is the language of a being who exists above time. God sees the past, present, and future all at once. This reflects God's ...
As the question indicates, there is a relative clause near the beginning of verse 10 which contains a Hebrew participle. We can examine carefully the grammar of this text with the help of an interlinear which includes the grammatical notations (shown below).
Looking at the Grammar
The initial (independent) clause begins with an interrogative and an implied ...
I think Jonah's whale journey is a lesson about being born again.
In the belly of the whale, Jonah repented he came out of the belly of the whale smelling like perfume and bleached whiter than snow. This reminds me of the Glory of Christ and the transfiguration.
The reason some translation use ‘judges’ is simple. The Hebrew word behind the word ‘judges’ is ‘ĕlōhîm’.
And Elohim has *traditionally’ been ‘seen’ as a ‘word’ representing, or standing for ‘God’. However there has been and increased awareness recently that this doesn’t ‘fit’, as this word is used in other contexts, for example in 1 Samuel 28:3-25 it ...
The Hebrew word תֵּבָה (tevah) is defined by BDB as per the appendix below. It simply signifies a box or container. It is only used in two instances in the OT:
to describe Noah's "ark" of "gopher" wood
to describe Moses' "ark" of papyrus reeds.
APPENDIX - תֵּבָה (tevah)
תֵּבָה noun feminine ark (properly chest, box (compare ...
English Standard Version Exodus 22:8
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property.
ESV uses a more literal translation.
8ἐὰν δὲ μὴ εὑρεθῇ ὁ κλέψας, προσελεύσεται ὁ κύριος τῆς οἰκίας ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ὀμεῖται, ἦ μὴν μὴ αὐτὸν πεπονηρεῦσθαι ἐφ᾽ ὅλης ...
Psalm 82 helpfully says a lot more about this. It begins:
"God presides in the great assembly; he give judgment among the
'gods'... I said, 'You are 'gods'; you are all sons of the Most High.
But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other
There is the meaning. Rulers (other than the Almighty who is Sovereign over all) are ...
The Hebrew word translated in this text as "basket" (H8392: tebah / תֵּבָה) is translated in other contexts as "ark" (KJV). Most (26) of its occurrences are associated with Noah's ark in the book of Genesis, chapters 6-9, leaving only two occurrences, once each in Exodus 2:3 and Exodus 2:5, that are used for Moses' deliverance from the ...
The Hebrew text has more than just "'am" for the expression in the question. Consider the interlinear for this verse.
So for the first question, the "extra" words are in the Hebrew.
As for the second question, again, there are those "extra" words in the text that intervene between "Messiah" and "people" ...
Current mainstream Christian and Rabbinical traditions choose option 1 instead of option 2.
Thus there were giants in those days (before the flood) and also afterwards (after the flood). The giants after the flood were descended from the giants before the flood (a slight point in favor of the flood not being global). Goliath and his odd kinsmen were examples ...
First, this passage has to be read correctly as describing three kinds of trees, not four. E.g. the passage should be read as:
And on the first day you shall take
for yourselves the first fruit of hadar trees:
1. branches of palm trees
2. and branches of a leafy tree
3. and of a brook’s poplar trees,
and you shall rejoice before Yahweh
your God for ...
Gill suggests two possibilities:
who circumcised him is not said, very probably Eliezer his head servant: the Jews, who affect to know everything, say (u), that he sent for Shem, the son of Noah, who circumcised him and his son Ishmael; but it is most likely that Ishmael was circumcised by Abraham himself, ...
NIV, Joel 2:18
Then the LORD was jealous for his land and took pity on his people.
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7065: To be, zealous, jealous, envious
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third ...
Leviticus 23:33-43 refers to the OT Feast of Shelters, called Sukkot in Hebrew, and also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Ingathering.
On the first day you are to gather the fruit of majestic trees, the branches of palm trees, and the boughs of leafy trees and of willows of the brook. And you are to rejoice before the LORD your ...
What do the four gathered plants ( Hadar הָדָר֙ 🍋, Tmarim תְּמָרִ֔ים 🌴, Avot עָבֹ֖ת 🌳, Arvei עַרְבֵי 🌿) of the full moon "Festival of The-Booths" חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת Chag Ha-Sukkot symbolize in [Leviticus 23:40] ?
"And you shall take for yourselves on the first day, the fruit of the hadar tree, date palm fronds, a branch of a braided tree, and ...
The answer to this is given in the previous verse -
Lev 23:39 - On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you
have gathered the produce of the land, you are to celebrate a feast
to the LORD for seven days. There shall be complete rest on the first
day and also on the eighth day.
Further information is provided by Ex 23:15-16 -
You are to keep the ...
As I’ve explained a number of times before (others ‘forumers’ have given similar information in other instances, too), either the Masoretic Texts or the Dead Sea Scrolls’ Bible books we have to our disposal are devoid of any chronological factors inside the Hebrew verbal forms in throughout the texts.
What we found today in these texts is only the ...
We are not told the answer to this question, however, there is a distinct possibility that Dagon, the fish god worshiped by the Ninevites (and the Philistines) helped Jonah's fame.
Thus, the prophet Jonah ...
Hebrew writing inscriptions near the time of David
He would have used paleo-Hebrew handwriting. Here are a few inscriptions that would have handwriting near the time of David.
Tel Dan stele
The Mesha Stele, also known as the Moabite Stone
After getting the paleo-Hebrew handwriting down, you can read all but one word on the stele with a BDB Hebrew lexicon....