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Is forever literal in Isaiah 9:7?

The operative Hebrew word here is עוֹלָם (olam) which simply means a long duration either in antiquity or in the future. Now, let us be very clear, ancient Hebrew, as with most ancient languages, had ...
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Could someone please give an elaborate explanation as to how Wisdom, knowledge & understanding are different and/or overlap in Proverbs 24:3-5?

In human nature - A philosopher has the wisdom to find a truth of nature, and has the understanding to describe its existence while no other people perceive it existed. However, most of the discovery ...
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Could someone please give an elaborate explanation as to how Wisdom, knowledge & understanding are different and/or overlap in Proverbs 24:3-5?

A quick look at Proverbs 8:12 "I, wisdom live together with good judgement. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment" It's true that one can have knowledge without wisdom, and the ...
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Why does Isaiah 17 begin as a prophetic disciplinary declaration against the Arameans , but then later on also includes the Israelites?

The background of Isaiah 17 was around 735BC, Aram and Samaria (North Kingdom) formed an alliance to resist Assyria. They were initially intent to force Judah to join the alliance, instead King Ahaz ...
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Philippians 3:12, is this showing Paul as unsaved?

The main point is your Option 5 - Other. This should become clear once the matter of whose righteousness Paul is writing about has been established. Context does that, as well as earlier verses in ...
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Philippians 3:12, is this showing Paul as unsaved?

Let us be very clear that we are saved by the blood of the Lamb: Rev 1:5 - Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves ...
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Deeper contextual understanding can the bible reader get from Isaiah 34:5 claim that The Lord's sword is "satiated in heaven"

The word "sword" here, of course, is metaphorical, similar to other uses of the term in the bible such as Revelation 1:16 where Christ is depicted with a two-edged sword coming out of his ...
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Biblical authors, Ancient Jewish/Hebrew and/or Early Christians Vs 21st Century Modern view when it comes to the interpretation of "idols"/"idolatry"

In the Hebrew Bible (OT), idolatry refers not only to literal idols but also to praying to false gods, invoking them (Joshua 23:7), practicing customs associated with Canaanite religious culture (...
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Psalm 125:3 Why would the righteous ever use "scepter of wickedness"..."to do wrong"?

Not so fast - that is not what Ps 125 is saying at all. Let us begin by stating a simple fact: "scepter of wickedness" only occurs in Ps 125:3; and "scepter of righteousness" only ...
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(Isaiah 49:24-25) Questions of "prey be taken from the mighty man?" Or "captives of a tyrant be rescued?" Received switched answers

The structure of Isaiah 49:24-25 can be seen as a form of Hebrew parallelism, which is a common literary device in biblical poetry. In this case, the parallelism is used to create a contrast between ...
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(Isaiah 49:24-25) Questions of "prey be taken from the mighty man?" Or "captives of a tyrant be rescued?" Received switched answers

Isa 49:24 & 25 form a classic Hebrew chiasm - a piece of literature/writing that is symmetrical about the center. Let me set this out to show the structure: A: Can the plunder be snatched from ...
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Deeper contextual understanding of Isaiah 49:8 declaration that the Israelites will "inherit the desolate heritages"

The OP says "Isaiah 49:7-9 is a benevolent declaration to the mistreated Messiah." But - without denying this interpretation as a dual fulfillment - another way of looking at this prophecy ...
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Psalm 125:3 Why would the righteous ever use "scepter of wickedness"..."to do wrong"?

The psalmist is concerned that an evil sovereignty will require righteous people to sin. Examples of how this might happen: A wicked Israelite ruler might wage an unjust war, in which case otherwise ...
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Isaiah 41:1 use of the terms "coastlands" and "islands" a reference to heathen nations as in any nation Other Than the chosen nation of Israel

Isaiah uses the term "coastlands" at least a dozen times in his prophecies. The term combines the more general concept of heathen nations (goy'im - usually translated as "gentiles" ...
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Bible (Judges 16) silence or lack of info on Delilah's physical beauty says that deceptive pretentiousness & greed are Not based on good looks

Judges 14:3,4 3.Then his father ( Samson's father) and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of ...
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Judges 16:4 Samson "loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah". Did Samson truly love Delilah or was it sexual lust for Delilah?

One of the major themes in the story of Samson is his getting in trouble with forbidden women in order to - apparently unwittingly - cause great harm to the Philistines. Whether love of lust, all of ...
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Judges 16:4 Samson "loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah". Did Samson truly love Delilah or was it sexual lust for Delilah?

The operative verb in Judges 16:4 is אָהַב ('aheb) = "to love". It occurs more than 200 times in the OT in places such as Gen 22:2, 24:67, 25:28, 27:4, 9, 14, 29:18, 20, 30, 32, 37:3, 4, 44:...
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( Ephesians 5:26-27 ) Christian husbands take initiative to "cleansing" wives via "washing of water with the word"

How does one agapao one's wife to "sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word"? Show her the love of 1Cor.13:4-7. "The family prays together, reads the Bible ...
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Deeper understanding of Isaiah 29:14 's use of phrases like “deal marvelously” and “wondrously marvelous”

Rather to say Isaiah 29:14 is sarcastic, I found Isaiah 29:16 is truly sarcastic. 16 You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the ...
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Deeper understanding of Isaiah 29:14 's use of phrases like “deal marvelously” and “wondrously marvelous”

I do not see any irony or sarcasm in Isa 29. The main "problem" is the same as described by Jesus when He quotes this passage (V13) in Matt 15:8, 9 and Mark 7:6, 7 - people refuse believe ...
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Could someone please give an elaborate explanation as to how Wisdom, knowledge & understanding are different and/or overlap in Proverbs 24:3-5?

The Holy House Considering that this is a progressive parallelism, it is best to consider that verses 3 and 4 are one proverb. (Verse 5 is a separate proverb of this chapter.) And we must not lose ...
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are remnants(leftovers) in Isaiah 17:4-6 symbolic of the Godly remnant of Israelites who are mercifully, compassionately & graciously spared by God?

In Old Testament, the remnant refers to a small faithful number of people (Israelites) amidst larger unfaithful populations. These faithful people were preserved by God to serve as the foundation for ...
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Deeper contextual understanding of Isaiah 14:29b's reference to "serpent's root" , "viper" , "flying serpent"

The historical background to Isa 14:28ff is provided by 2 Chron 18 involving the defeat of Tiglath-Pileser and the death of Ahab at the battle of Ramoth-Gilead. Ellicott provides a useful reference ...
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Philippians 3:12, is this showing Paul as unsaved?

I'm convinced that the Apostle Paul is describing the process of sanctification. The culmination of Paul's testimony in verse 14 contains a statement about the goal and the prize God placed before him....
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Major themes associated with the narrative related to Jotham's censure of people of Shechem for killing off Jotham's full brothers in Judges Book

There are two betrayals committed by the sons of Jacob at or near Shechem that share similar themes: Betrayal of Joseph Joseph has a dream that he would rule over his bothers, even though he was one ...
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What does "enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus" mean in Hebrews 10:19?

Great question, I have pondered the same thing. The letter indicates that there is a Holy Place that was not built by human hands, and there's also an earthly analog (the Tabernacle). Hebrews 8:1-2 (...
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