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How could King Herod have killed John the baptist in Matthew 14?

There are three Herods in scripture. 1 The one that killed the infants at the time of Jesus' birth - 'Herod the Great'. 2 The one that killed John the Baptist - 'Herod Antipas'. (Also 'the Tetrarch'....
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How could King Herod have killed John the baptist in Matthew 14?

Here is an extract from Wikipedia about the Herodian family (source): Herod the Great (born c. 74 BC, ruled 37–4 BC), client king of Judea who built the Second Temple (in Jerusalem) and in the New ...
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Did Paul treat God and Jesus as one person in Titus 2:13?

The question — “Did Paul treat God and Jesus as one person in Titus 2:13?” — I think, should be restated. By asking whether Paul regarded “God and Jesus” as “one person,” from my perspective, sounds ...
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1 Corinthians 1:25, who is God?

Excellent question here, and one that is quite instructive more generally. Throughout this chapter, Paul makes a clear distinction between God the Father and the Jesus. Let us observe the following: ...
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Is He "who searches hearts" the Holy Spirit or the Father (Romans 8:27)?

The Greek text with the ESV runs like this: For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, τὸ γὰρ τί προσευξώμεθα καθὸ δεῖ οὐκ οἴδαμεν, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with ...
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In John 20:17, do Jesus and his brothers have the same God?

The text does not offer how the disciples understood the words that Yeshua used. We can only assume that they understood "My God" to mean he was going to the same God that he calls "...
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To whom does Jesus refer with the words "my God"?

There can be little doubt that when Jesus says (as in Rev 3:12) "my God" He is referring to God the Father. There are numerous instances of this, eg, Matt 27:46 - And about the ninth hour, ...
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Did Jesus address Peter or Satan influencing Peter when he said “Get behind me, Satan!" in Matthew 16:23?

The Greek grammar is unambiguous that: Jesus was speaking "to Peter" Πέτρῳ = noun dative Jesus addresses "Satan" Σατανᾶ - noun vocative That is, Jesus said to Peter, "Get ...
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Did Paul treat God and Jesus as one person in Titus 2:13?

Different translations render this verse differently, so that those following the 1798 Granville Sharp rule of Greek grammar applicable here have Jesus Christ as both God and Saviour, while those that ...
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Who is the Pharaoh of Ezekiel?

The pharaoh was Apries, who ruled from 589 to 570 BCE and was known as Pharaoh Hophra in Jeremiah 44:30. Peter C. Craigie (Ezekiel, page 220) explains that Hophra sent an army to assist King Zedekiah ...
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To what or whom does the star called "wormwood "refer to in Revelation 8:10-11?

1. Question: In Revelation, what might the "Star of Wormwood" refer to? Note: As this is soliciting an opinion of how prophecy should be interpreted, I feel that it is very presumptuous to claim ...
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Who are the 12 apostles of the lamb?

I don't put much stock in numerology normally, but I think this is one of the cases where the numerological meaning of twelve, the complete people of God, is more important than trying to identify ...
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Who is being referred to in Exodus 1:20-21?

Indeed this verse is so unclear that there arose so many different interpretations throughout the years and it is almost impossible to say which one is correct and which one is not. Literally 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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Is 1 Timothy 1:17 about God (IE: the Father) or about Jesus?

There is a need to carefully look into the following corollary passages to answer the question. John 1:18: No one has seen God at any time; John 4:24: God is Spirit [therefore incorporeal]; John 6:...
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How should the 2300 evenings and mornings be understood in Daniel 8:13-14?

They are literal days. This vision concerns the rise of Antiochus IV Epiphianes and the Maccabean Revolt during the 2nd cent. BC. The time period is pin pointed by verses 20 - 21. "20 The ram ...
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Was it Peter only who received the keys of the kingdom in Matthew 16:19?

The KJV and YLT (which both convey the singular 'thee' when it is necessary to do so) have : And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall ...
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1 Corinthians 1:25, who is God?

In 1 Corinthians 1, the apostle Paul distinguishes between “Jesus Christ” and God.1 Footnotes         1 1 Cor. 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, 1:9, 1:30 For example, 1 Cor. 1:3: Grace and peace [be] to you from ...
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How was Lord most likely understood and how should it be understood today in Luke 1:76

Originally, it's most likely a reference to Malachi In Jesus' day, there seem to be repeated references to the prophecies given in the last of the Prophetic books, Malachi: "I will send my ...
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In Matthew 16:18, is the "it" against which the gates of hell shall not prevail the "rock" or the "church"?

Grammar και ἐπι ταύτῃ τῇ πέτρᾳ οἰκοδομήσω μου την ἐκκλησίαν, και πύλαι Ἅιδου οὐ κατισχύσουσιν αὐτῆς αὐτῆς ("it") is feminine singular ταύτῃ τῇ πέτρᾳ ("this the rock") is feminine ...
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Is the Destroyer of Exodus 12:23 the same as that of Revelation 9:11?

Exodus 12:23 uses the term ham-mas-hit to name "the destroyer." An interesting verse rarely used here and almost never translated is Isaiah 54:16 which states that YHWH (the Lord) created the ...
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Is Philip in Acts 8 the deacon or the disciple?

It seems to be commonly held that Philip referred to here is the same as the deacon in chapter 6. The twelve disciples while they are mentioned in the book of Acts do not seem to be as much in the ...
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In Leviticus 19:18 is "love your neighbor" meant to include all people or just Israelites?

"Love your neighbour" has one meaning in the Old Testament and a subtly different meaning in the New Testament, where we acknowledge it to have a more universal meaning. However, this question is ...
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In Romans 11:11 who is made jealous of whom?

In this case the syntax is clear: ἀλλὰ τῷ αὐτῶν παραπτώματι ἡ σωτηρία τοῖς ἔθνεσιν εἰς τὸ παραζηλῶσαι αὐτούς. but by their (masc) trespass the salvation [came to] the gentiles (neut) in order to ...
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In 1 Timothy 2:4 does "all" refer to all men or to all "sorts" of men?

At face value, it simply means “God wants everyone to be saved,” without exception. As for the verbs “want” and “will” as translations of the Greek verb θέλει, they are synonymous when used in this ...
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Which law was Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 14:34?

In Leviticus there is no law requesting that women should be quiet. In Jewish literature there are also no laws requiring women to be silent in a synagogue, probably because women were usually ...
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