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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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How is the Septuagint interpretation of Psalms 40:6 reconciled with the Hebrew text?

The Idea in Brief The Hebrew verb to pierce (כָּרָה = H3738) in Psalm 40:6 is the same triliteral root for the Hebrew verb to prepare (כָּרָה = H3739). For example, this second verb (כָּרָה = H3739) ...
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In Mark 14:44 why did Judas betray Jesus with a kiss?

Short Answer The answer has everything to do with Psalms 2 and Jesus' claim to be king. Judas chose to sarcastically betray Jesus, the "supposed Son of God”, with a kiss. His kiss is deeply ironic. ...
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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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Where is what Luke 24:46, 1Cor 15:4 states written in Heb Bible that Christ would rise from the dead on the Third Day?

"it is written" refers to the OT as there was no NT yet. Matthew 12:39-40 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given except the sign of the prophet ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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"?

1 Corinthians 15:28 is an allusion to Psalm 110 which indicates that the messiah serves temporarily from God's right hand to subjugate God's enemies and then he delivers the subjugated domain to God ...
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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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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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When Jesus asked for a miracle to be kept secret, was he fulfilling any specific scriptures?

When Jesus asked for a miracle to be kept secret, was he fulfilling any specific scriptures? His humble approach fulfilled the prophetic words of Isaiah. Isaiah 42:1-2 (NASB) God’s Promise ...
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What do the nations conspire and the people plot in vain? Psalm 2:1

Peter and John quoted Psa. 2:1–2 in Acts 4:25–26 and indicate its fulfillment in Acts 4:27: 27 For of a truth against Your holy child Jesus, whom You have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, ...
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Where is what Luke 24:46, 1Cor 15:4 states written in Heb Bible that Christ would rise from the dead on the Third Day?

Jesus says in verse 44 of the same chapter : These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in ...
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Is Isaiah 50:6 literally fulfilled in Jesus?

Yes, Isaiah 50 has often been taken as a Messianic prophecy (I'm offering a New Testament interpretation of an Old Testament text). Although we do not have direct New Testament discussion of anyone ...
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Who is “The Prophet” in John 6:14?

The prophet Moses spoke about: The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet from among your own people, like myself; him you shall heed. 16This is just what you asked of the LORD your God at ...
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