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What does "wandering stars" mean in Jude 1:13?

"Wandering stars" were understood to be the planets (Gr. planetes - the word used here), whose transit in the sky appeared quite chaotic in antiquity compared to the paths of the other bodies. In ...
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Angel "marriages", rebellious angels, and Genesis-Jude intertextual connections

This issue is addressed in detail in Richard Bauckham's commentary onmJude and II Peter, published by Thomas Nelson in its Word Biblical Commentary series. The literary link that you hypothesize is "...
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What is the most accurate (original Greek text), and (translation) of Jude 1:4?

The ASV and the KJV are based on a different set of Greek manuscripts, so this might account for part of the difference. According to the apparatus in the 27th edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New ...
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Are the imprisoned spirits in 1 Peter 3:19 human spirits or fallen angels?

Are the imprisoned spirits in 1 Peter 3:19 human spirits or fallen angels? Did the demons worry about being imprisoned by Jesus? Was there a prison for demons at Peter's time. The apostle Peter ...
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Are evil spirits chained or not?

Oh, they are chained all right, just not 'chained' as we might know it. The verses you quote in 2 Peter and Jude harmonise perfectly with another statement about demonic forces in the book of the ...
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Did Jude 25 mention "σοφῷ" or not?

There are three subjects you touch on: Consistency between different Bible manuscripts Consistency between how any given Bible translation handles the manuscript(s) upon which it is based The nature ...
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2 Peter 2:4, is there a punishment, torture or torment before judgement?

So if we try to understand Scripture from a traditional sense the Bible doesn't exactly make sense. So in order to understand Scripture accurately we have to allow the Scripture itself to interpret ...
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To what dispute is Jude 1:9 referring regarding the body of Moses?

According to the Footnotes on the NIV at BibleGateway Jude 1:9 Jude is alluding to the Jewish Testament of Moses The text of this book, also known as the Assumption of Moses or Ascension of Moses, ...
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In Jude 1:3, when and how was the faith "once delivered to the holy"?

Sometimes our viewpoint of the first century church is badly skewed by our Bible-centric approach to faith. We don't intuitively understand how the first generations of church functioned without what ...
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Does Jude 1:13 refer to literal planets or fallen angels?

Jude 1:8-13 (DRB) In like manner these men also defile the flesh, and despise dominion, and blaspheme majesty. 9 When Michael the archangel, disputing with the devil, contended about the body of Moses,...
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Why did Jude use the word “common” to describe salvation in Jude 1:3?

Plese have a look at different other translations too. For instance the ESV (likewise ISV, GNT, NLT, etc.) is rendering: Jude 1:3 ... the salvation we share... (ESV) for ... τῆς κοινῆς ἡμῶν ...
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Are "praying in a tongue", "praying with one's spirit" and "praying in the (Holy) Spirit" interchangeable expressions?

No. Tongues and 'praying in the spirit' are not synonymous. Let's look at some of the background: Confounding factors for interpretation The word 'tongues' is also the term used for 'languages', and ...
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Does the "Spirit of God" (through Jude) in Jude 1:14 validate the book of Enoch?

If the question is asking whether the Holy Spirit validated Enoch 1 because Jude wrote ‘under the inspiration of the Spirit’ - then this can’t be done exegetical. It can only be argued. It becomes an ...
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How does Jude 1:7 say Sodom and Gomorrah serve as examples in undergoing punishment of eternal fire?

In Matthew 10:15, Jesus does not say that Sodom and Gommorah were forgiven. Jesus is making the point that the cities that he had visited had no excuse for not repenting, because he had been there. ...
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Angel "marriages", rebellious angels, and Genesis-Jude intertextual connections

Yes, and Yes (though marriage doesn't figure in either passage). Jude wrote that those among the saints who are perverting the gospel have been designated for condemnation (v.4), and he gave three ...
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Does Wallace's chart identify “the archangel” as a monadic noun at Jude 9:9 from the text? If not, how does the grammar of the text prove otherwise?

The chart seems useless; e.g., Does it distinguish class from class, or individual from individual ? Well, is archangel a class, or is it an individual ? Since this is more or less what we are trying ...
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Which the difference contextual between the kiss of Aaron and Judas' kiss?

In Bible times, as now, the kiss was a symbol of tender affection. The Greek verb, φιλέω (phileó) means either (BDAG): to have a special interest in someone or something, frequently with focus on ...
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Jude 6 Heavenly beings leaving their habitation?

οἰκητήριον is just habitation, or dwelling place. It's not a difficult word to interpret, and translations like "first estate" are excessively flowery for it. That does not mean that the ...
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Jude 6 Heavenly beings leaving their habitation?

Although οἰκητήριον is only used twice in the New Testament, its usage in other late second-temple literature is helpful for understanding its meaning. It is regularly used to refer to a dwelling, and ...
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Was Jesus "reviling Satan" in John 8:44 contrary to the admonition in Jude vss. 8-9?

To revile is to "Call by ill names, abuse, rail at" according to my dictionary. Modern-day language might say, "to rant at". We all know what a rant is! It is a verbal attack of ...
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Why might Jude tell us in his Letter that N/T Scripture had been fully delivered to the saints (cf. Jude vs. 3)?

The order of Jude (or texts of the NT in general) in Scripture is often seen as chronological, but there is nothing contained within that requires it. The only chronological stamp would be that it ...
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Why was the Devil/Satan not chained and kept in darkness like the other fallen angels mentioned in Jude 1:6 and 2 Peter 2:4?

Why was the Devil/Satan not chained and kept in darkness like those angels mentioned in Jude and 2 Peter 2? Simply because he still had a role to fulfil in God's plan of salvation. The time would come ...
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Is eternal fire quenchable (Jude 1:6-7) or unquenchable (Mark 9:47-49)?

Eternal fire is unquenchable as follows: while anything is left to burn, it cannot be put out and thus is unquenchable the fire is eternal as much as the consequences are eternal. The case of Sodom ...
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What is the punishment of eternal fire according to Matt. 18:8, Matt. 25:41, and Jude 7?

This is a Hermeneutics site, not a theology site. So, we are asking what certain words mean across Bible passages, not what belief we conclude by comparing multiple Bible passages. There is no concept ...
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