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Is Matthew 24:40 mistranslated in most English translations?

Likely they translate it that way, to be consistent with how they have to translate it in Luke 17, where the same conversation is recorded, but with additional info. Luke 17:37 is the same ...
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Blessed are the poor or poor in spirit?

It seems possible (even likely?) that since Matthew and Luke are both recording the same teaching of Jesus, Matthew's use of the phrase "in spirit" should be taken to modify "blessed&...
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Daniel 12:11 (NASB)...What is implied by the word "ta-med". Can we rightfully add the word "sacrifice" to the word "regular"

The Reverso dictionary - Hebrew to English translation. For a modern rendering of the word tamid always, ever, never. https://dictionary.reverso.net/hebrew-english/%D7%AA%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%93
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Is Matthew 24:40 mistranslated in most English translations?

I would say no to the majority having mistranslated the phrase. But yes to the proposition that the Geneva and YLT translations ought to be better known. In fact "received" and "refused&...
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Is Matthew 24:40 mistranslated in most English translations?

Let us examine the meanings of the pertinent words as nominated by the OP, according to BDAG. παραλαμβάνω (paralambanó) According to BDAG, this word has two basic meanings: to take into close ...
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In Matthew 24:3 how should Συντέλεια be translated?

How should Synteleia (Gk.) be Translated? In examining the modern translations into English we find: End of the age / consummation (NASB)End of the world / end of the age (NLT)End of the age (NIV) ...
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How to understand Luke 19:8 in light of Luke 18:22?

Please note that in the actual passage of Luke 19, Jesus does not require anything from Zacchaeus, other than "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." It is ...
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Was the power they received in Matthew 10 different from the one they received in Acts 2?

I think the answer is found in the verses that follow. On this day, Jesus declared their calling and purpose which marked the beginning of teachings that prepared them for when they would begin after ...
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Does "great tribulation" (Matthew 24:21) refer to a massive End Time trauma, or is it a general description of the Conquest of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.?

@Ray Butterworth wrote in a comment: The destruction of the Temple and the conquest of Jerusalem are hardly on the same scale. I'd like to answer the question by suggesting that, in fact, it ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

I think it's a little hard to deal with your question since any answer is going to be an argument from silence. But, let me share some thoughts. From a 1st CE perspective, Christians appear to have ...
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Was it Peter only who received the keys of the kingdom in Matthew 16:19?

Matthew 18:18 states that Jesus gave all of the apostles the keys to the kingdom,18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be ...
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Where did Jesus perform the “Feeding of the 4,000"?

Mark reports a location missing in Matthew. Following Jesus's healing of the Canaanite woman's child, Mark 7:31 reports that Jesus departed from the vicinity of Tyre, passed through Sidon, proceeded ...
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Where did Jesus perform the “Feeding of the 4,000"?

Preliminary point: Some suggest that the feeding of the 5000 and the 4000 are the same incident. However, it is clear from Matthew and Mark's account that the two are distinct incidents for the ...
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What words existed in Greek to express the concept "eternal"?

My thinking is that "hell" (which is based on illusionary separation from the divine) is a temporal realm, limited by being a part of a cycle of development. We know the greek was an ...
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Why does the man who marries a divorced woman commit adultery, if the last husband committed adultery by remarrying?

Your question is framed according to a modern, mainstream Christian perspective. Our understanding of marriage is one man, one woman. But first century Judaism was a chauvinistic, polygamist culture. ...
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Where did Jesus Christ claim to be God?

Welcome to the Biblical Hermeneutics forum, malachiMDJ. What you're asking here is actually more in the domain of "Christian apologetics" in defense of our precious faith. But let me provide ...
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Jesus's genealogy: 28 generations or 41 since David?

I am pretty sure conformingtoJesus.com has it right. They claim some Hebrew texts close to the time period show Matthew's lineage as reading "Joseph, father (abi) of Mary". There were two ...
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Was Jesus being sarcastic when he called Judas "friend" in Matthew 26:50?

Friend of Destiny Aside from Jesus using a normal appellation for dialogue between acquaintances, an interesting point was made by the Rev. T.D. Jakes: Peter was rebuked and was called "Satan&...
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Was Jesus being sarcastic when he called Judas "friend" in Matthew 26:50?

A friend is not always those who praise you, give to you; the things we ascribe to friendship. Rather, they will do or say what is necessary to make you your best self. My best friend of 50 years will ...
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

It is not a matter of the existence of teachings that elevate man in the religions, which number more than four thousand, but rather it is a matter of the ability to implement them and live by them, ...
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

Answer It could be very difficult to state who plagiarized whom. Great chances are there that others plagiarized from the New Testament! Explanation Of all the ancient documents, the New Testament is ...
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In Matthew 15:26 who are the children, the dogs and what is the bread?

“And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:26‬ ‭ The children are the Jews, the primary target of Jesus' ministry the dogs ...
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

Repeating an earlier aphorism or slogan is not plagiarism unless one claims that it original. For example, John the Baptist declared "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand" (Luke 3:1) ...
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

The OP has documented a few of the many, many times the Bible quotes other sources. here are a few more. I personally have a more complete list published in an appendix of "the Comprehensive ...
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"blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven" -- Is "forgiven" the best word for what is meant?

Question: "blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven" -- Is "forgiven" the best word for what is meant? Short Answer: The word “forgiven” is a common and generally accurate ...
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How could King Herod have killed John the baptist in Matthew 14?

Original: Ἡρώδης Transliteration: Hērōdēs Phonetic: hay-ro'-dace Thayer Definition: Herod = "heroic" HEROD: Is the name of a royal family that flourished among the Jews in the times of ...
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Whose voice was heard in Matthew 3:17?

In John 5:37, Jesus was speaking to a group of men who sought to kill him, as they were furious that he had healed a man who had been crippled for 38 years. The debate between them starts at verse 10, ...
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Could there be something significant about the man in Matthew 26:18?

There was nothing special about renting out rooms during Passover and other festivals, when Jerusalem would be flooded with pilgrims. Any resident of Jerusalem with a spare room might have done so. ...
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Could there be something significant about the man in Matthew 26:18?

Short Answer: The identity of the “certain man” in is not explicitly revealed in the Bible. As for extra-biblical sources, there isn’t any historical or archaeological evidence I know of that provides ...
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Was Jesus referring to Dan. 9:24 in Matt. 18:21, 22?

Comment Both talk about 490 days(although in Daniel we know these translate to years) It’s not clear whether Jesus meant literal 490 days but I am convinced that he was referring to the prophecy in ...
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Does Matthew 9:32-34, 12:22-24, and Luke 11:14-15 describe the same event where Jesus exorcises a mute and blind demoniac?

It is understandable why the original poster would inquire about the possibility that Matthew 9:32-34, Matthew 12:22-24 and Luke 11:14-15 all refer to the same account. Matthew 9:32-34 Matthew 12:22-...
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Whose voice was heard in Matthew 3:17?

There is no conflict here. Jesus statement in John 5:37 was directed at a series of leaders who were not present at Jesus' baptism. Therefore, those people did not hear the voice of the Father as ...
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What is the "it" in "those who find it are few" in Matt 7:14?

πύλη is Hebrew "shaar" = gate "shaar" can also denote a grainmeasure, like in Genesis 26:11 "meah shearim" = a hundredfold "hundredfold" was also the produce ...
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Does the "exception clause" in Matthew 5 and Matthew 19 permit divorce or explain culpability for adultery?

Here is my very (overly) literal translation of these texts: Matt 5:32 - But I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife, except on account of sexual immorality, causes her to commit adultery. And ...
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Does Matthew 10:23 impact the interpretation of Jesus' second coming?

The absence of a parallel context for Matthew 10:23 in the Synoptic Gospels necessitates interpreting it within the framework provided in Matthew chapter 10. Here, Jesus dispatches the twelve ...
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What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?

Here are several additional arguments for Matthean Priority, and an early date. Patristic. Irenaeus testifies that Matthew published "while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome, and laying the ...
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Why the change in language between Luke 11:13 and Matthew 7:11?

The difference I see in the closing of these two "ask, seek, knock passages is the audience. Matthew 5-7 is the Sermon on the Mount. The audience is diverse, from those who are already followers ...
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What's the difference between a ghost and a spirit?

The third person of the Triune God is referred to as the “Holy Ghost” as this is literally a “person” of the Trinity. The word spirit comes from the Latin “spiritus” meaning “breath. It is something ...
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To What Prior Writing (proegraphē) Was Paul Referring in Galatians 3:1 Which Speaks of Christ as Crucified?

Perhaps it would be helpful to review some of the examples listed in BDAG under the "public notice" option to demonstrate that these involve something which is indeed "previously ...
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What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?

Many of the answers given are quite good and useful. Niobius and Steve Can Help and John are very good answers indeed. I wouldn't bother to add but that for the oft repeated observation by the many ...
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Did Jesus ask for a donkey and a colt or just a colt?

Short Answer: Jesus likely asked for both This story is found in 3 of the gospels: Matthew 21:2,7 NKJV 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied,...
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Is there a herb or plant called "Locust" apart from the typical grasshopper or locust?

Biblically, the specific word in the bible is akris and is used in revelations as mentioned above. In revelations, it is said these will be sent onto the earth with breastplate like iron and their ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

Only someone who believed God's revelation of the Law to Moses would see any significance in the veil tearing from top to bottom. While we most likely know about the torn veil from Jewish leaders who ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

Earth-shaking Events Earth-shaking events regarding the Temple did not go unnoticed in Jewish literature, even though the torn-veil is not mentioned. These, according to the Jewish literature, ...
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Is Acts 19:19–20 demonstrating the supremacy of Scripture over magic books?

Matthew as Scripture? It is a bit premature to designate Matthew as "scripture", in the generic sense of the word. And of course, the book wasn't universally considered part of the "...
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