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In Revelation 19:16, of which kings is Jesus king?

The phrase 'King of Kings' derives from a kind of superlative phrase common in Hebrew and related languages. The phrase is more about its subject being a sort of archetype or supertype, rather than ...
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Why is Psalm 22:16 not quoted in the New Testament?

Jesus did quote the beginning of Psalm 22 on the cross (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34; Luke 24:44) אֵלִ֣י אֵ֭לִי לָמָ֣ה עֲזַבְתָּ֑נִי (Psalm 22:2a, MT)  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a ...
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Why does Jesus quote Zechariah 13:7?

You are correct, the Zechariah passage talks about the killing of false leaders, the shepherd, and the scattering of the followers, the sheep. Jesus is using the principle of sheep scattering when the ...
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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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Does Proverbs 8:22 say that God's wisdom was the first person/thing that God created?

Is "possessed me" the proper translation... Or is "made me" the correct translation... ? Believe it or not, there is little difference between (ancient) Greek (the language of the ...
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In Isaiah 45:23 is God saying that all shall bow to God or to Cyrus?

כִּי־לִי תִּכְרַ֣ע כָּל־בֶּ֔רֶךְ For to me every knee shall bow תִּשָּׁבַע כָּל־לָשֽׁוֹן Every tongue shall confess. The highlighted לי is the preposition lamed ("to", "for", "toward") ...
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What is the meaning of "fulfill" in John 17:12 and Matthew 26:54?

The intonations are different in those two quotations: John 17:12 says it with an apparent intonation of a remorse and sadness, as if Jesus said: "how bad that the Scripture is to be fulfilled, ...
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Is Jesus from the line of David?

You appear to be well researched regarding this issue. And there is a plethora of content online expounding every angle, every viewpoint. I doubt you’ll come across something ‘new’ on this forum - ...
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Does the use of "El-Gibbor" in Isaiah 9:6 substantiate the Deity of Jesus (The Incarnation of God)?

The phrase אֵ֖ל גִּבֹּֽור (el gibbor), or similar, is applied to YHWH in the following places: Isa 10:21 - A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. Jer 32:18 - You show loving ...
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How do we know there should be commas in between the titles in Isaiah 9:6?

To be a single title, one would expect eight nouns to make a noun-train. But what we actually have in Isa 9:6 is: noun, verb, noun, adjective, compound noun, noun-noun; the last two nouns are jointed ...
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Does Proverbs 8:22 say that God's wisdom was the first person/thing that God created?

The Pauline dictum about the "killing letter" and "vivifying Spirit" is appropriate to first think about the principles of exegesis, for a theologian should not be enslaved by the letter of any text, ...
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Does Proverbs 8:22 say that God's wisdom was the first person/thing that God created?

From "The Songs of the Witnesses" : From everlasting was I poured, from when all did begin, or ever earth was. When there were no depths to be within - Then was I brought forth, when no ...
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In Luke 1:33 has the plan for Jesus to be king of the Jews been scrapped?

And the Lord said unto Abram ... Lift up now thine eyes and look from the place where thou art to the northward, and southward, and eastward and westward : for all the land which thou seest, to thee ...
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How many distinct persons are present in Malachi 3:1-5? Who are they? Can we link them prophetically to persons from the New Testament?

Jesus quotes this passage in Matthew 11:10 : ιδου εγω αποστελλω τον αγγελον μου προ προσωπου σου ος κατασκευασει την οδον σου εμπροσθεν σου [TR undisputed] Behold, I send my messenger before thy ...
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Did the Jews expect the Messiah to be the Son of God? Matthew 26:63

‘The Son of God’ was a term in common use at the time and was routinely coupled with 'Messiah' or similar names ('Christ', 'King of Israel'). Nathanael couples it with 'King of Israel' at John 1:49, ...
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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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Based on Zephaniah 3:9 & John 14:14, what Name should All peoples be calling & serving : "Yehovah" or "Iésous"?

This might be a different direction that you were asking (sorry if I misread) Part of the distinction you are seeing is an important change between the Old and New Covenants with the relationship of ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ?

Bathsheba's first son was definitely NOT messiah for the following reasons: He was NOT a prophet, according to Deut 18:15, 18-20; but according to Acts 3:21-23 - Jesus WAS. He did NOT inherit the ...
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Is there any basis for thinking there could be a future modern-day application of the prophecy in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

The question is about God's punishment on nations that violate his covenant with Abraham and his descendants. That includes the descendants of Isaac, but nations other than Israel were also ...
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How is the Septuagint interpretation of Psalms 40:6 reconciled with the Hebrew text?

As a newbie, I don't have sufficient reputation to comment directly on the above answers: so this response should best be considered as a partial answer to one aspect of the question. How could 'ears' ...
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Who/what are the "two olive trees" and the lampstand of Zechariah 4?

The two anointed ones of Zech c. 4 were the two who were chosen by God to lead the people out of the Babylonian captivity: Joshua, the High Priest and Zerubbabel the leader of the people. Zech. 4:6-10,...
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How can a child in Isaiah 9:6 born in the north be the same child in Micah 5:2 in the south?

No mention of the birth of Messiah in the north in Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah is prophesying to Judah (Isaiah 1:1, NKJV): The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem ...
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In Isaiah 49 is the servant the messiah or is he Israel?

Looking at this passage from a Christian perspective, "Israel" seems to be another name for the Messiah. Don't forget that "Israel" was originally the name of a single person, Jacob the grandson of ...
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Is John 10:9 an allusion to Micah 2:12-13?

The LXX reads thus: Micah 2:12-13 (LXX) συναγόμενος συναχθήσεται Ιακωβ σὺν πᾶσιν ἐκδεχόμενος ἐκδέξομαι τοὺς καταλοίπους τοῦ Ισραηλ ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ θήσομαι τὴν ἀποστροφὴν αὐτῶν ὡς πρόβατα ἐν θλίψει ὡς ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:28 what does it mean that Jesus is "subjected"?

This is a good question about the meaning of 1 Cor. 15:28 – how can Jesus eventually be subjected to God if Jesus is God? You also ask for the meaning of the Greek word for ‘subjected’ in that verse. ...
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