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What is the difference in meaning between the phrases «Χριστός Ἰησοῦς» (“Christ Jesus”) and «Ἰησοῦς Χριστός» (“Jesus Christ”)?

I agree with the general consensus here that there probably isn't a great deal of meaningful semantic distinction between Χριστὸς Ἰησοῦς and Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς. However, there's an incidental morphologic ...
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Why the Inconsistency of the name Mary in the NT?

To me there is a far simpler and more likely explanation than errors or scribal slips. Especially considering cases like Matthew 27:61, which is surely no slip of the pen: Μαριὰμ ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ and ...
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Why does Matthew 28:19 say "in the name" and then proceed to give three names?

Wallace offers a very good explanation of the use of the term in the original language. It may help to understand exactly what is meant by the term εἰς τὸ ὄνομα - into the name of. I am not going ...
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What is the meaning of the Hebrew name 'I-chabod' in 1 Samuel 4:21?

The "chabod" part of the name Ichabod (אִיכָבוֹד) comes without doubt from the word כָּבוֹד, which is the word for glory in the latter portion of the verse. The "I" (אִי) has been interpreted ...
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Was Immanuel a real name?

No wife .. No child! To foretell the future of the House of Isreal, the prophets were using the metaphoric stories of the birthing of children and their metaphoric names. Let's see an example of that, ...
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Tetragrammaton originally יהיה (yihayah) (3PersMascSing 'exist, be') and subsequently the nominal form (יהוה) (the Being)?

The Name revealed in Ex 3:15, "YHWH", comes from "hwh", an earlier variant of the root "hyh", "to be". In contrast to "Ehyeh" of Ex 3:14, it can have two possible meanings depending on its ...
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Meaning behind Job's three daughters' names? Job 42:14

I like your question (and I am very curious about it too), but I'm not sure if there can ever be a definitive answer. There doesn't appear to be enough information to say for sure. I find it equally ...
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Abimelekh (Αβιμελεχ) in the LXX

Overview αβιμελεχ and αχιμελεχ are transliterations whose meanings in Greek are simply the names Abimelech or Ahimelech. However, a translator would also continue to know the original meaning behind ...
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What is the significance and meaning behind Jesus giving Simon the name Peter?

This is an important question with many implications. Thank you for asking! First of all, you are correct to note that the renaming of Peter occurred not when Peter confessed Christ in Matthew 16, but ...
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Was the translation of "Jesus" name in Greek from Yehshua purely transliteration or is there possibly "meaning" behind the name "Ἰησοῦς" / "Iēsous"

Textually, it's all demonstrable transliteration - the LXX records the pre-Christian tradition of Joshua being translated as Yeasu: καὶ ἐνετείλατο Ἰησοῦς τοῗς γραμματεῦσιν τοῦ λαοῦ λέγων (Joshua 1:10)...
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In Matthew 1:1 (and everywhere else), wouldn't it make more sense to render Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ with a comma after Ἰησοῦ, and to translate Χριστοῦ?

Matt 1:1 is not even a sentence because it consists only of eight nouns, all in the genitive case, except the first which in the nominative case. Thus, the first verse is only a title (as is obvious) ...
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In Matthew 6:9, what name is Jesus referring to?

When Jesus addressed the crowds on the mount/plain would they have understood "thy name" to be Eil and Elaha (also written as Alaha). See: 'What word did Jesus use for God in Aramaic?' Matthew's ...
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Meaning behind Job's three daughters' names? Job 42:14

The Septuagint often translated proper names of people and places into their literal meanings in Greek when such a meaning existed. Here: Jemimah ~ ἡμέρα (hēmera), "day" Keziah ~ κασία (kasia), "...
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What is the significance of Methuselah's name?

If we split the name מְתוּשֶׁלַח into two parts, we have מְתוּ+שֶׁלַח Possibilities for מְתוּ From Akkadian mutu meaning husband, warrior, or man. Although מְתוּ could be related to the word for ...
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In John 17:6 and John 17:27 what name of the Father did Jesus want to "make manifest" and "declare" to his disciples?

My name distinguishes me as an individual from any other individual. A family name distinguishes me from any other family. My personal name distinguishes me within my own family. Within Deity, the ...
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Etymology of the name Mary?

What is the etymology of the name of Mary? As a known and sure fact, we are unsure for there exists several interpretations in this matter. We are not even sure that in is of Hebrew origin. It may in ...
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In John 17:6, John 17:11-12 and John 17:16, what is the "keeping power" of God's name?

The name which Jesus manifests to the flock, the name which Jesus declares to the flock, the name in which Jesus keeps the sheep ... is the name which appears as the very first word of Jesus' prayer ...
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What is the significance and meaning behind Jesus giving Simon the name Peter?

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter (πέτρος), and upon this rock (πέτρᾳ) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18, KJV) The word Peter ...
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Was Immanuel a real name?

The distinction between a "name" and a "title" is highly blurred in the Bible, assuming such a distinction can be made at all. For example, are the following names or titles of ...
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Why is "Melchizedek" translated as a name?

In the MT, the first sign that a group of letters is a name is the orthography. If a group of letters that is not obviously a noun is written without spacing and functions as a subject or object of a ...
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Does "most excellent Theophilus" mean more than just a greek person's name?

The text of Luke 1:3 is ἔδοξε κἀμοὶ παρηκολουθηκότι ἄνωθεν πᾶσιν ἀκριβῶς καθεξῆς σοι γράψαι, κράτιστε Θεόφιλε Notice that the last word, "Theophilus" is in the vocative case, Θεόφιλε, ie, ...
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Matthew vs Levi in the Gospel according to Matthew

Regarding the difference in names, we recognize that the Disciples generally went by two different names: one Greek, and one Aramaic (or Hebrew). Simon (bar-Jonah), for example, was also known by ...
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Noah's father Lamech and the Lord's curse

Genesis 5:29 cites the words of Noah's father Lamech. The words themselves point back to the words of God in Genesis 3:15-19. These verses speak of the curse that God put on the ground and the endless ...
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What is the difference in meaning between the phrases «Χριστός Ἰησοῦς» (“Christ Jesus”) and «Ἰησοῦς Χριστός» (“Jesus Christ”)?

The more common nomenclature in the New Testament is actually 'Christ Jesus', something like 90 times against about 70 references to 'Jesus Christ'. The contrast in the emphasis between the occasions ...
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Is there a correlation between unknown name in Revelation 19:12 and elsewhere in scripture?

There are hints in the book of Revelation itself that seem to explain the significance of Christ's unknown name. In the promises to the seven churches we find mention of secret names. To "him that ...
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In Exodus 15:3 why does the author declare God's name?

The Hebrew word from which we derive our English word Jehovah has been called the Tetragrammaton, which is often shortened to JHWH or YHWH, the English equivalent of the four Hebrew letters (viz., Hei ...
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In Acts 19:14 - How else could "Seven sons of Skeva" be translated?

The mGNT Greek of Acts 19:14 is somewhat different to the TR, and for the purpose of exploring "alternatives", here are my thoughts (whatever they might be worth). I could get this from the mGNT: ...
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In Matthew 6:9, what name is Jesus referring to?

Introduction In one respect, you have already answered the first two parts of your own question within the question itself: God ... is referred to as "father" (as in Matthew 6:9, Romans 1:7, ...
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