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What is meant by ‘number of a man’ in Rev. 13:18?

What is meant by ‘number of a man’ in Rev. 13:18? A biblical study in 2023 Biblical Earth Age (Anno Mundi 5923?), Second Coming of Christ in Glory (Anno Mundi 6001?) and an Interpretation of the ...
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Could the 3 ribs in the bear's teeth symbolize 3 cities? Dan 7:5

Answer My study shows that the 3 ribs do not symbolize 3 cities but 3 provinces or directions into which the Medo-Persian Empire expanded. Explanation Through Daniel, God gave the history in advance ...
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Revelation 5:10 - Is kingdom really the best translation for βασιλείαν

It’s impossible to ignore the fact that the Greek word for kingdom is feminine since it’s femininity was blotted out by the patriarchal hierarchy that originally translated the scriptures and that ...
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Will the third heaven also be made new?

This opens up an complicated, controversial, and long-standing topic among scholars. First of all, it’s commonly understood that the Gospel of Matthew was written specifically from a first-century ...
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Will the third heaven also be made new?

Ezekiel 28:11-19 The king of Tyre was a cherub, not a human being. People read about a supernatural being in Eden and say, "Oh, Satan". But Genesis 3:24 says, "He drove out the man, ...
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In Revelation 21:16 do the walls of the new Jerusalem rise 12,000 furlongs?

I've been listening to "Your Invisible Power" by Genevieve Behrend, a student of Thomas Troward. They suggest that the City means Truth. It doesn't matter which side you approach it from, ...
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What is meant by ‘number of a man’ in Rev. 13:18?

Could the solution to this question be found in the text itself? How does one number a man, Census? God numbered the children of Israel Numbers 1:2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the ...
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

It is not a matter of the existence of teachings that elevate man in the religions, which number more than four thousand, but rather it is a matter of the ability to implement them and live by them, ...
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

Answer It could be very difficult to state who plagiarized whom. Great chances are there that others plagiarized from the New Testament! Explanation Of all the ancient documents, the New Testament is ...
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

Repeating an earlier aphorism or slogan is not plagiarism unless one claims that it original. For example, John the Baptist declared "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand" (Luke 3:1) ...
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

The OP has documented a few of the many, many times the Bible quotes other sources. here are a few more. I personally have a more complete list published in an appendix of "the Comprehensive ...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

Notice the context. Starting in verse 25, we see that large crowds were starting to follow him. Unlike modern churches that want to grow as large as possible by appealing to the demographics and ...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

Luke 14:25-33 (The Cost of Discipleship) is a particularly difficult passage. Luke 14:26 is dealt with at Jesus' command to hate your father and mother in Luke 14:26. However, the most difficult ...
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What is the meaning of Hosea 2:16 and is it relevant to Jesus?

Hosea 2:16 appears to be a prophecy of the "Church". Romans 8:15 NIV The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received ...
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What is the meaning of Hosea 2:16 and is it relevant to Jesus?

Question: What is the meaning of Hosea 2:16 and is it relevant to Jesus? Short Answer: In terms of its relevance to Jesus, we can note that the language of marriage and covenant used in Hosea is ...
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What is the meaning of Hosea 2:16 and is it relevant to Jesus?

The answer to this is found in the Hos 2:2 - it is part of a pattern that repeatedly represent the relationship between God and His people as a marriage. See Isa 62:5, Jer 2:1, 2, Matt 9:15, Mark 2:19,...
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Revelation 10:11. Prophecy ABOUT many nations or TO many nations

It is difficult to answer on the basis of Greek grammar as to whether the verse should read 'about' or 'to' [many nations.] As an answer has already shown, the Greek word in question is the ...
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Who is the Whore of Babylon?

It is physical Jerusalem. Revelation 18:24 NIV In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people, of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.” Matthew 23:37 NIV “Jerusalem, ...
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Could the 3 ribs in the bear's teeth symbolize 3 cities? Dan 7:5

Could the 3 ribs in the bear's teeth symbolize 3 cities? Dan,7:5. In short - Hardly!! It is well established that Daniel's four distinctive beast's represent four kings, who in turn represent four ...
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How to reconcile the Gospel of John to Revelation regarding the perishability of those condemned to hell

This answer seeks to give verses for eternal conscious torment. Regarding John 3:16 "perish/apoletai" Thayer's Lexicon: "to be delivered up to eternal misery." And Matthew 25:28 &...
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Could the 3 ribs in the bear's teeth symbolize 3 cities? Dan 7:5

There certainly is a clear connection between the beasts of Daniel and the beasts of Revelation. But if the clear distinctions are not also noted, a muddle might result. Also, the matter of the beasts ...
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Could the 3 ribs in the bear's teeth symbolize 3 cities? Dan 7:5

Several commentators understand the bear to symbolized the Median Empire, which had "torn" the Babylonian Empire apart. This understanding also works if they are tusks rather than "ribs....
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In Revelation 22 is it twelve manner of fruits per month or one fruit per month for twelve months?

If we ask someone,Do you eat fruit. singular or plural? So is it possible we are over thinking this? The word fruit unless specified can mean one or all fruit. Bananas or bananas, oranges, apples. ...
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How does Revelation 2:28 relate to Revelation 22:16 and 2 Peter 1:19

The Book of Revelation addresses to the final judgment, that an individual who perceives the Morning Star (singular, my emphasis) may find it metaphorically representing their spiritual awareness and ...
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How to reconcile the Gospel of John to Revelation regarding the perishability of those condemned to hell

Answer Both the beast and the false prophet are destroyed bodily in the lake of fire a thousand years before the Devil is thrown. Since the Devil is a spirit being, he cannot be destroyed the same way ...
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How to reconcile the Gospel of John to Revelation regarding the perishability of those condemned to hell

Strong's Concordance basanizó: to torture Original Word: βασανίζω Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: basanizó Phonetic Spelling: (bas-an-id'-zo) Definition: to torture Usage: I examine, as by ...
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How to reconcile the Gospel of John to Revelation regarding the perishability of those condemned to hell

The key to understanding the conundrum the OP has posed is the assumption that the "false prophet" is human. There is no evidence for this in the book of Revelation. The false prophet is ...
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Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus hate their deeds?

The theory offered in my own book is based on the name. It combines the Greek words NIKOS (victory) and LAOS (people). I've seen the suggestion that this nickname accuses them of trying to be ...
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Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus hate their deeds?

As previously mentioned, the name of the sect called Nicolaitans was most likely started by a man named Nicolas of Antioch, who had been appointed a deacon by the apostles in Acts 6:5. However, what ...
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Is it right to textually and contextually insist that Revelation 3:10 is a "slam dunk" for the pretrib rapture position?

No, I don't view Revelation 3:10 as being a "slam dunk" for the pre-Trib rapture position. I haven't read Rhodes, but Charles Ryrie[1] argues that ek is being used here not to assert that ...
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What is the “little power” in Revelation 3:8?

In addition to Dotttard's insights, I think one should consider the logical flow of the words that Jesus spoke. Here they are in literal Greek from the word-for-word translation here: https://biblehub....
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Why do the four living creatures introduce the four horsemen in Revelation? What relationship do they have with these horsemen? What is their work?

Jesus has just finished judging the churches in Rev chapters 2-3 (judgment begins at the house of God: 1st Peter 4:17). Now judgment is being exercised upon the "world" systems (beginning ...
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What is the “little power” in Revelation 3:8?

To those who are very good with Greek out there (I’m not one of them). As it is written “… no one is able to shut it because little you have power and yet you have kept my word…” The “because”, 3754 (...
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