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(Isaiah 3:12)’s declaration that women would rule over Jerusalem & Judah suggests that men became irresponsible and/or negligent about leadership jobs

The word "women" may not have been in the original Hebrew text. The Septuagint diverges greatly from the Masoretic Text, which was compiled several hundred years after the Septuagint: O my ...
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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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Where does Moses say the things which Paul attributes to him in Acts 26:22-23?

First, "Moses and the prophets", or sometimes, "the Law of Moses and the prophets", is a common hendiadys meaning what we now call the OT Hebrew scriptures. John 1:45, Luke 16:29, ...
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Has Isaiah 59:20 been changed in Roman 11:26?

The answer, I think, is no. Paul quotes almost exclusively from the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament. In the Septuagint, Isaiah 59:20 reads ἥξει ἐκ Σιὼν ὁ ῥυόμενος καὶ ἀποστρέψει ...
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Is John 8:58 an allusion to Psalm 90:2 LXX?

It certainly apears that John 8:58 is an allusion to Psa. 90:2 since both share the same syntax.1 Both Meyer2 and De Wette3 refer to Psa. 90:2 in their commentary on John 8:58. On his notes of Psa. 90:...
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Romans 1:23 an allusion to Ezekiel 8:10?

Be careful not to claim too much here. Several verses in the OT have the same references to "birds and beasts and creeping things" such as: Eze 38:20 - The fish of the sea and the birds of ...
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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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Where does Moses say the things which Paul attributes to him in Acts 26:22-23?

We could render Paul's statement to mean: Moses said all these things & the prophets said all these things OR Between Moses & the prophets all these things were said The former cannot be ...
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According to Romans 1:3-4, did the resurrection "make" the Son of God or "declare" the Son of God?

The answer to this question about when Jesus was declared the "Son of God" can be determined from just two considerations. 1. Grammar of Rom 1:4 The verb ὁρισθέντος = "having declared&...
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Numbers 23:19 Says God doesn't repent, Exodus 32:14 Says He repented?

I think a picture well painted of viewing these texts comes from John Piper in The Repentance of God God’s repentance is not like man’s. I take that to mean that God is not taken off guard by ...
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Numbers 23:19 Says God doesn't repent, Exodus 32:14 Says He repented?

"Repentance" cannot mean for God to consider his past actions, think they were wrong, and wish he didn't do them. Modern usage of "repentance" makes the term misleading when ascribed to God, and it is ...
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When did God say "let all the angels of God worship him" as stated in Hebrews 1:6?

Only two real candidates exist, those being Psalm 97:7, and Deuteronomy 32:43. Psalm 97:6-9 (DRB) The heavens declared his justice: and all people saw his glory. 7 Let them be all confounded that ...
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Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3?

Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3? "But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year."- Hebrews 10:3. Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3? Yes Paul, was ...
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Has Isaiah 59:20 been changed in Roman 11:26?

Regrettably, it happens too often that a Bible passage turns out hard to understand on account of the fact that many Hebrew prepositions – originally univocal terms – were reduced, over the centuries, ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Not so fast - it is certainly agreed that water is often used as a metaphor of the Holy Spirit as per John 7:37-39. However, in the book of Revelation, we have the technical phrase "springs of ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17? Revelation 7:17 (ESV): For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 7:17, KJV) Notice ...
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Are John 1:14 and Philippians 2:5-8 describing the same event?

They both encompass Christ's entire life from birth through sacrificial death here on Earth. However, the emphasis is different. Philippians 2 emphases Christ's humility resulting in exultation, ...
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How do we reconcile Exodus 15:3 with Numbers 23:19?

Ex 15:3 - The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. this can be regarded as either a metaphor or an anthropomorphism of which there are many in Scripture. God is portrayed as getting sad, glad, ...
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According to Romans 1:3-4, did the resurrection "make" the Son of God or "declare" the Son of God?

The answer to this question can be determined by seeing whether the Bible speaks of the Son being the Son of God eternally, or only becoming the Son of God at a particular point in time - in the case ...
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How do we reconcile Luke 11:42 with Romans 8:8?

The answer to this conundrum is found earlier in the same chapter of Rom 8. Rom 8:5-9 - 5 Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh; but those who live ...
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(Isaiah 3:12)’s declaration that women would rule over Jerusalem & Judah suggests that men became irresponsible and/or negligent about leadership jobs

I suggest that the first half of the verse is explained by the second half of the verse. That is, the declaration that children and women ARE ruling the people is not a future prediction, but another ...
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Did biblical authors intentionally use repeated words to connect passages within their writing?

I reviewed a number of articles in two different research databases (JSTOR) and (ATLA Religion Database) through my seminary library system. I could not find any "official" name for the word linkage. ...
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