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Are there prominent textual criticism books defending the faithful preservation of the gospels in modern Bibles compared to the original manuscripts?

Modern Bibles are the result of a succession of copies of copies of copies of copies, but this does not mean that the text is hopelessly unreliable. Textual criticism is, in fact, the art/science of ...
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Did any King obey and actually make a Copy of the Law first-hand?

I've never found a clear scriptural indication that any king explicitly complied with the copy mandate; however, 1 Kings 2:3 may allude to such, as it does present an emphasis at the time of dynastic ...
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Did any King obey and actually make a Copy of the Law first-hand?

Ellicott suggests this about the direction for the king to copy Deuteronomy and keep it with him: (18) There are traces of this direction (1) in the coronation of Joash (2Chronicles 23:11, “they gave ...
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When Jesus read from the Scroll of Isaiah, did he translate it into Aramaic?

This question is posed as a historical question, so it deserves an accurate historical answer that treats Luke as a historical source. That's inevitably going to conflict with religious fundamentalist ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:11 to the end of what "ages" does Paul refer?

Paul spoke of the renewal in progress as amazing grace. Born out of due time. A look forward hard to be spoken of. Salvation has come to the Gentiles.
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Can we date Mark without first committing to an interpretation of the Olivet Discourse?

Can we date Mark without first committing to an interpretation of the Olivet Discourse? Yes, but I want to lean into Irenaeus more so, than what has been offered above. Matthew also issued a written ...
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When Jesus read from the Scroll of Isaiah, did he translate it into Aramaic?

Written Languages In Jesus' day, the Jewish scriptures existed almost exclusively in 2 languages: The Hebrew Tanakh, Hebrew being the original language of nearly all Jewish sacred writings The Greek ...
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Were there any significant differences in the responsibilities or authority of Annas and Caiaphas as high priests

Both Annas and Caiaphas are called "high priest" because they both held the office, but not at the same time. Annas held the office first and, later, his son-in-law Caiaphas came to throne. ...
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What language(s) would the Jewish Christians in the various Macedonian cities have spoken?

Languages in Macedonia It is an interesting study of popular languages in different cities---and ghettos---that piques our curiosity. Unfortunately, things are complicated because many of the ancient ...
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When Jesus read from the Scroll of Isaiah, did he translate it into Aramaic?

When Jesus read from the Scrolls in the synagogue, as reported by the gospel writers, we have several possibilities: Jesus read aloud in Hebrew and then preached in Hebrew, but the gospel writer ...
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Why does Jesus tell his mother his "hour has not yet come"?

The Hour When Jesus said that His hour had not yet come, Jesus was revealing that He was fully cognizant of His purpose for coming to Earth. His life was not one bandied about by circumstances out of ...
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Did the dialogue with "the Woman at the Well" forecast, by anticipation, Jesus's prophecy about the Destruction of the Temple in Matthew 24?

A Dimensional Shift The conversation between the Woman at the Well and Jesus is one of the most confrontational dialogues in the N.T., yet one of the most heart-searching, transformational incidents ...
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When Jesus read from the Scroll of Isaiah, did he translate it into Aramaic?

Several languages were spoken in Judea during the time of Jesus and they had interesting origins! Aramaic. The numerous Aramaean people of ancient Syria migrated southeastward spreading their language ...
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Early church context: Do we have contemporary texts which add useful context for interpreting the New Testament?

What are the oldest known Christian texts that are not part of scripture, or considered apocryphal text? The problem is, most documentation of the early Christian Church has been deliberately ...
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2 Kings 23:4 indicates that there were pagan idols in the Temple. Is it possible the Ark of the Covenant had a statue of Yahweh then or at any time?

We do get some hints of such things in the Bible: 2 Kings 18 It was he {Hezekiah} who removed the high places, shattered the pillars, cut down the asherah, and smashed the bronze serpent Moses had ...
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John 1:1 - How would Λόγος (Logos) be understood in Hellenistic philosophy?

Logos was a demanded response that occurred during philosophical debates. A philosopher would state his idea, then the audience would respond with “what is your Logos?” Logos in the Greek was the ...
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Wise Men from the East...but not Sheba and Tarshish?

The wisemen or magi all came from present day Ethiopia. There were at least 12 in total not just three. Three magi or people who understand how to read the stars and three kings with each of them (9 ...
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Is there historical evidence for the resurrections reported in Matthew 27:52-53?

A simple alternative way to interpret Matthew's account is that it is not a zombie invasion. Rather, it is a report of a small (i.e. many, but not all) number of fleeting ghost like apparitions. Here ...
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Is there historical evidence for the resurrections reported in Matthew 27:52-53?

Something you would think would be recorded many times (appeared to many) ‘dead bodies / Zombies’ walking around Jerusalem, yet this incident has never been recorded in any history book concerning ...
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Was Stephen put to death by legal execution or a lynch mob?

Regarding the original question, two verses are to be compared relative to the effective upon the hearts of two different listening audiences. In Acts 2:37, after hearing Peter deliver his Pentacostal ...
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Are the Sea peoples referenced anywhere in the bible?

Possibly. Verse four is translated as maritime peoples which could be translated as Sea Peoples. Genesis 10 The Japhethites 2 The sons[a] of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and ...
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What does "Put the wood in order" mean in 1 Kings 18:33?

I believe the reason the wood was laid in order was because of the value of that sacrifice.(Abraham Gen 22, Elijah 1 Kings 18, laid the wood in order). Only done for the ox, not the lamb. The ox, or ...
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On which day of the week was Jesus crucified - Wednesday or Thursday?

First of all, dawn (beginning) of the first day of the week is not early in the morning according to the bible, it is towards the end of a day to begin another which falls around the present 6 pm (...
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