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I always prefer to play it safe by reminding myself of the following scripture, Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong to the LORD our God , but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever." If the Bible does not conclusively state something, maybe it is not worth spending valuable time researching it. The bible has ...


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Jesus is referring to his Father and God, the Almighty, the Most High God and creator of all that is, Yahweh. Some believe Jesus is also God and this requires various ideas to make the bible work to support such a construct, but must ignore such verses (of which there are many) as Rev 3:12 There are many theories about why Jesus - who is alleged to be the ...


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There can be little doubt that when Jesus says (as in this passage) "my God" He is referring to God the Father. There are numerous instances of this, eg, Matt 27:46, Mark 15:34, John 20:17, Heb 10:7, Rev 2:7, 3:2, etc. We should not be surprised at this. In Heb 1:8, 9, Jesus is also addressed by the Father (speaking) as God as well: But about the ...


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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'.) 3 The one that killed James, the brother of John - 'Herod Agrippa'. (See Young's Analytical Concordance under 'Herod'.) Wikipedia - Herod Antipas agrees ...


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What 'spirit' is 1 Peter 3:18 referring to? For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 19 in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison. Let's get one thing sorted first as it helps to clarify the ...


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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 Testament orders the Massacre of the Innocents Herod Archelaus (born 23 BC, ruled 4 BC–AD 6), ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea Herod Antipas (born 21 BC, ...


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It's quite clear that Paul - talking to those in Rome, the church, the believers. those who are in Christ Jesus v1 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us v4 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you v9 So then, brethren v12 fellow heirs with Christ v17 revealing of the sons of ...


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The antecedents of all the pronouns in Isa 55 is defined in the first few verses: 1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost! 2 Why spend money on that which is not bread, and your labor on that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and ...


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The word translated prince in the Greek is archon which in the LXX is used in several different ways, it ultimately means to be in charge of, in the sense of a leader, or the first in command. Who is therefore the first in command and in charge of this world? And more importantly how did he attain this position? “in which you once walked, following the ...


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The prophet Yeshayahu spoke of a savior the Prince of Peace called "Immanu-El" (עִמָּ֥נוּ אֵֽל) and another ruler who casts lots over nations called Shining One "Helel" (הֵילֵל). In Isaiah 14:12, the prophet Yeshayahu refers to the Prince of this world as the "Morning Star" ( Heylel, הֵילֵ֣ל) . Helel originally referred to the &...


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The first question is who the subject of וַיִּזְכֹּ֥ר is. It could be G-d, or it could be עַמּ֑וֹ meaning His nation. This is the fundamental difference between the translations presented here. Based on context, עַמּ֑וֹ makes more sense. Now יְמֵֽי־עוֹלָ֖ם means old days. מֹשֶׁ֣ה either means the name Moses here, or the action of bringing out of the water. ...


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To begin רוח has several meanings. The main two are wind and spirit. Second of all, what does it mean for a a creature to be alive? This may seem like an abstract, unrelated question, but it is the key to understanding what is meant by רוח in this passage. To answer this question, we look at Genesis 2:7 where Man first comes to life which states "...


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