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First, the Hebrew, אֶחָד (echad) simply means "one" or "unity", eg, Gen 1:5 - ... there was evening and morning, day one. Gen 1:9 - ... seas be gathered into one place Gen 2:11 - The name of the first is Pishon Gen 2:21 - then He took one of his ribs Gen 2:24 - and they shall become one flesh Note the final entry here - when married, a ...


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Echad אֶחָֽד is the numerically "One" 1 as first stated in [Bereshit 1:5] to document the creation of Yom Echad. - In Greek LXX [Genesis 1:5] translates Echad as "Mia" μία (one). Alef " א " is given the gematrial value of 1. Echad " אֶחָֽד " contains a gematrial value of 13. Deuteronomy 6:4 states שְׁמַ֖ע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל ...


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First, we should not confuse the two words: ἀπαρχή (aparché) - first portion καρπός (karpos) - fruit The two are quite different words. (See the previous answer.) As BDAG notes, καρπός (karpos) is mostly used, not in a literal sense but it figurative sense of "product or outcome of something", eg, Matt 3:8, 10, 7:16-20, 12:33, etc, and ...


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The operative noun here is ἀπαρχή (aparché) which occurs just 8 times in the NT and always in the singular form, "firstfruit", but is usually translated plural. Here is a summary of BDAG's entry: cultic technical term, first fruit, first portion (a) literal: Rom 11;16 - first lump of dough (b) figurative with components of a above strongly felt: ...


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Paul was speaking of God’s peace, not human peace. Human peace is only experienced in the absence of problems. Therefore, those who only know human peace don’t experience it very often, and to a lesser degree. God’s peace is independent of circumstances and infinitely greater in supply than any problem we could ever have. God has given us His supernatural ...


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YLT and the righteousness of God is through the faith of Jesus Christ to all, and upon all those believing, -- for there is no difference, It is Jesus Christ faith that we are saved by. It was His perfect faith and obedience to God on the cross that saves. If we've been given faith to believe in His work then that righteousness is upon us now. (" The ...


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The operative word in Phil 4:7 is νοῦς (nous - a word that come directly into English with the same meaning and spelling) which according to BDAG means (in this instance): the facility of intellectual perception (a) mind, intellect as the side of life contrasted with physical existence, the higher part of a human being that initiates thoughts and plans, eg, ...


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Mark is outlining a teaching under Law. Teaching Torah. Paul is teaching from a perspective of Grace. ‘Rebirth’ comes with a ‘new heart’. Under ‘law’ you are to love, with all of your body, soul, mind. Under ‘grace’ you have to let that [new] ‘love’ in you ‘work’ it’s way out. And, that ‘love’ will be the same ‘love’ that’s shed abroad in every believers ‘...


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Your question caused me to wonder why Paul didn't just say, "...your feet shod with the gospel of peace"? Why is there a Greek word hetoimasia, before 'of the gospel of peace'? This is variously translated as "preparation" or "readiness" or "equipped". Given that to be prepared links in perfectly with being ready, and ...


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ὁρίζω (horizo) has the basic meaning to mark out or delineate. BDAG gives two basic meanings: from the basic meaning, 'to separate entities and so establish a boundary', derives the sense, 'to define ideas or concepts': set limits, define, explain ... eg, Ps 1:3 (LXX) to make a determination about an entity, determine, appoint, fix, set, (a) of things, eg, ...


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Prior to the "The-Dung Gate" | Shaar Ha-Ashpot שַׁ֥עַר הָֽשְׁפֽוֹת in [Nehemiah 3:14], the worth $ of Dove's Dung דִּבְיוֹנִ֖ים was = חֲמִשָּׁה־כָֽסֶף Chamesh (5) shekels of Kesef (Silver), based on [2 Kings 6:25]. -- The needy could sell Dung!


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According to BDAG, the word εἷς, μία , "one" has at least five basic meanings with several sub-meanings for each; however, for these texts of the OP it gives the following meaning: a single person, or thing, with focus on quantitative aspect, "one", ... (b) in contrast to the parts of which a whole is made up, eg, Matt 19:5 - and said, ‘...


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The Hebrew word for first fruit is bikkurim—literally translated to “promise to come.” Those who received the Spirit of Christ received a Spirit a sonship. These represent the first fruit. That means the rest of the harvest will come. On a tree there are a few pieces of fruit that ripen first but then the whole tree ripens. 5For you did not receive a ...


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Jesus quoted from the Shema in Mark 12:30, and it doesn't have φρονέω in it. 30 καὶ ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης °τῆς καρδίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης °1τῆς ψυχῆς σου ⸋καὶ ἐξ ὅλης °1τῆς διανοίας σου⸌ καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος σου⸆. (Mark 12:30, NA28) The closest word in Mark 12:30 is διάνοια. διάνοια, ας, ἡ ... LXX, here nearly always for לֵב, לֵבָב). ...


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How might "one mind" in Philippians 2:2 compare with "your mind" in Mark 12:30? "complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind." Philippians 2:2 ESV -One mind. mind/phroneo. "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your mind and with all your strength." ...


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Consider the questions: What is the difference between ζωὴ and ψυχὴ? The following translation looks similar to yours: Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. The only difference between the above and your translations seems to be that the ESV seems to simplify the English and make ...


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The Hebrew word used can also mean (as in English) the "number one" that is "the best" though that is a rare usage. Some examples where this occurs are as follows i) May Dan judge his nation like the number one of the tribes (Gn49-16); ii) What did you do to us (by telling use that your wife is your sister) The "number one" of ...


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How does "a great high priest" compare with "a royal priesthood"? Under the Mosiac Law, the high priest was the only one allowed to make atonement for the nation of Israel. The high priest alone was to go into the Most Holy compartment of the sanctuary, and only on one day of the year, the Day of Atonement. (Le 16:2) When he went into ...


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These metaphors of Jesus all fall into a series forming a consistent pattern as follows: Jesus is our Great High Priest (ἀρχιερεύς = leading priest, Heb 4:14, 8:1, etc) who is head/leader of the royal priesthood (ἱεράτευμα, 1 Peter 2:5, 9), the church of Jesus Christ who are thus denoted as "priests" (ἱερεύς, hiereus) Jesus is our King (Luke 1:33, ...


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1 Peter 2:9 references a demographic "royal priesthood" representing a "holy nation" from [Exodus 19:6] "And you shall be to Me a [kingdom of priests] מַמְלֶ֥כֶת כֹּֽהֲנִ֖ים and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the children of Israel." (וְאַתֶּ֧ם תִּֽהְיוּ־לִ֛י מַמְלֶ֥כֶת כֹּֽהֲנִ֖ים וְג֣וֹי קָד֑וֹשׁ ...


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What are the "firstfruits of the Spirit" in Romans 8:23? Let's start by defining the "firstfruits". The topic "Firstfruits" in the Insight on the Scriptures offers the following: The earliest fruits of a season; the first results or products of anything. The Hebrew word reʼ·shithʹ (from a root meaning “head”) is used in the ...


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τοῦ ὁρισθέντος is the aorist passive participle genitive masculine singular of ὁρίζω with the article. Figure 1. Senses of ὁρίζω in the New Testament (generated with Logos Bible Software) Terns like this can be difficult to translate when applied to God. Remember when it comes to the mind of God: For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ...


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Life of a believer seems to be a progression upwards into Christ Our head. Having the mind of Christ. Along the way we are taught how to keep our eyes on Him in the midst of life's problems , perplexities, sorrows that can overwhelm us. Therefore we are given instructions in Philippians 4:7 6Be anxious about nothing, but in everything, by prayer and ...


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It is important in understanding "understanding" in verse 7 to keep it connected to verse 6 where, rather than trying to figure everything out we are much safer trusting God. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all ...


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And the peace [ἡ εἰρήνη] of God, which surpasses [ἡ ὑπερέχουσα] all [πάντα] understanding [νοῦν], will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:7, ESV) In the Septuagint (LXX) εἰρήνη translates the word שָׁלֹֽום. Figure 1. Hebrew words εἰρήνη translates in the LXX (generated with Logos Bible Software) Note the Old Testament passage: ...


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