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How is Japheth is enlarged if confined to the tents of Shem? Gen 9:27

This could mean a lot of things! It obviously refers do his (Japheth) descendants. Later they would gain influence over vast lands and peoples by means of influence, politically nd economically. ...
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(Proverbs 17:16) "fools" setting a "price" on "wisdom" when they have "No sense" and/or they have "No heart" for it (Multiple /layered meanings)

When God said in Jeremiah 31:33-34 (NIV): 33 - “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their ...
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Proverbs 18:22's grossly oversimplified, glib, nonchalant view about getting married

Keep in mind that the culture, history, taboos, paradigm, and mindset if you will, of people in the Middle East, specifically Israel and Judea, were very different compared to what "Western" ...
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What is the difference between St Thomas Aquinas and Abbot Suger's interpretation of the term "anagogic"?

The multiplicity of these senses does not produce equivocation or any other kind of multiplicity, seeing that these senses are not multiplied because one word signifies several things, but because the ...
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Proverbs 18:22's grossly oversimplified, glib, nonchalant view about getting married

I liked the other answers and have upvoted; this answer is not intended to compete with them but to complement them. Passages like Prov 18:22 appear glib and simplistic, somewhat akin to a motherhood ...
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Proverbs 18:22's grossly oversimplified, glib, nonchalant view about getting married

Here's a more positive way to look at Proverbs 18:22. Proverbs 18 is an anthology of traditional sayings for a variety of different circumstances that are not elucidated in the text itself because at ...
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Proverbs 18:22's grossly oversimplified, glib, nonchalant view about getting married

Proverbs is laden with short, pithy statements, and the author frequently gives emphasis through hyperbole (e.g. vs. 19 of the same chapter). 3 points to consider here: Some translations understand ...
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What Kind of Poor, are the Poor in Spirit?

I was looking over this and tried to find other verses that are talking about being poor, humbled, and cast down in your spirit. If you have time, please look at Isaiah 57: 15 and 66: 2, Proverbs 29:...
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