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One of the critical scholars who believe the attribution to Paul is clearly fictional is Burton L. Mack, who says (Who Wrote the New Testament, p206) the language, style and thought of Titus is thoroughly un-Pauline. He says the ‘personal’ references to particular occasions in the lives of Timothy, Titus, and Paul do not fit with reconstructions of that ...


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As already noted, the LXX is the best place to start, since the Greek word ὀρθοτομέω only occurs once in the Greek New Testament (hapax legomenon). The below verses compare the Greek LXX with the Hebrew MT, which will point us to the Hebrew words. In turn, we will look at the Hebrew words. Proverbs 3:6 (MT) בְּכָל־דְּרָכֶיךָ דָעֵהוּ וְהוּא יְיַשֵּׁר ...


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2 Tim 4:2 and Titus 1:3 both have τὸν λόγον (ton logon) in Greek. The decision whether to caplitalize or not is wholly down to the instinct of the editors of that particular translation. It is worth noting, too, that this is a "luxury" of English: not every language system as the same lower-, upper-case distinctions that modern English does. What the ...


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Most Protestant scholars believe in justification by faith alone (obviously). And there is also a tendency to extend faith alone further, i.e. into sanctification too. Beginning with this doctrinal bias, they start with the presupposition that Romans and Galatians are the unquestionably authentic epistles because Romans and Galatians are the most useful to ...


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God's intent was for Samuel to go to Bethlehem where he'd find the new king (Saul’s replacement) and anoint him, hence the horn (1 Samuel 16:1). We don't really know how the communication between Samuel and God happened but we do know it happened and that Samuel knew who God wanted because in 1 Samuel 16:8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass ...


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There was no anointing "in a horn" but "with" a horn of oil. That is what the word "anoint" means - to "consecrate with oil" for a special task or function. The horn was simply the container that held the sacred anointing oil. In the case of 1 Sam 16, the prophet Samuel anointed David as future king of Israel by ...


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Good question. Samuel used a flask of olive oil to anoint Saul in 1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Saul's head and kissed him, saying, "Has not the LORD anointed you ruler over his inheritance? God specifically told Samuel to use a horn in 1 Samuel 16:1 The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for ...


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English Standard Version I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. It is important to point out that the word "purpose" is not in the original Hebrew. New American Standard Bible I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. who fulfills גֹּמֵ֥ר (gō·mêr) Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine ...


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In the beggining of that Psalm, we can read in NASB Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors. For the music director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. This was a prayer for aid. Why would David need aid? As the beginning also implies, David fled from Saul to a cave (1 Samuel 22:1-2). Given the context, the purpose God ...


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