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What is the force of τε as used in Hebrews 4:12 [TR] ? As I already suggested, you are focusing on the wrong suspect; the force you speak of comes not from the more exotic te, but rather from the (deceptively) benign-looking kai, which gained terrain over the former in terms of frequency of use, for precisely this very reason, namely power of expression, or ...


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The Koine Greek word ἀνήρ (aner), ἀνδρός (andros) is used for BOTH "man/male" and "husband". For example: "Man/male" in Matt 7:24, 26, 12:41, 14:21, 35, 15:38, Mark 6:20, etc. "husband" in Matt 1:16, 19, Mark 10:12, Luke 2:36, 16:18, John 4;16, 17, 18, etc. Thus, in a properly constituted household (as distinct from ...


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John 1: 13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s [G435] will, but born of God. Thayer's Greek Lexicon STRONGS NT 435: ἀνήρ with a reference to sex, and so to distinguish a man from a woman; either a. as a male: Acts 8:12; Acts 17:12; 1 Timothy 2:12; or b. as a husband: Matthew 1:16; Mark 10:2; John 4:16ff; Romans 7:2ff; ...


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After praying for the purity of his followers, Jesus prayed about this matter of unity – no less than three times (verses 11, 21 & 22). The fact that Jesus’ prayer not only centered on his followers right there and then, but all believers in him who would become followers through the preaching of the word about Jesus, indicates immense scope. This means ...


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"that they may be perfected in unity" This is the same unity that Jesus was able to realise by the end of his fleshly life when he had learned obedience through suffering - his unity with the Father was perfected - made complete. ... to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Heb 2:10 Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he ...


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ἵνα πάντες ἓν ὦσιν, καθὼς σύ (v21) is essentially the same as ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν καθὼς ἡμεῖς (v11) This is essentially the same answer as here. What does "we are one" mean in John 17:11?


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As a general (but not universal) rule, τε is used to connect phrases/clauses as distinct from καὶ which is most (but universally) often used to connect words. When these two occur together, τε καὶ, I get the feel of of a Hebraism with the grammatical force of "both A and B". The Author of Hebrews appears fond of this construction as is Luke in ...


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If the NSA gets this I may incur their wrath. In my observations of our new neighbors, especially those in Christian regalia, it occurred to me that they a wide spectrum of people's and when the road builder calibrated their construct, they used a crude map covering the sky, there were over staggering hundred stops. Clearly, the King of the Angels was trying ...


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Psalm 110:1,4 was fulfilled by Jesus as "the word of the oath" "where by two things it is impossible for God to lie." Fulfilling the promise made to David "you shall never lack a man to sit on the throne" by blood lineage becoming our new covenant Lord/King as well the promise made to Moses and the priesthood "for a ...


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The emphasis of Ephesian 2:10 is "in Christ Jesus". God created this creation (born again) in Christ Jesus when he raised Him from the dead (Read Roman 6). God's creation in Christ is masterful and not of man; that's a "masterpiece". As a believer, I am his masterpiece, and that's not of man but of God's DOING, and God alone. No wonder ...


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Great answer! But one may go further: because of this plural rendering we can further say that Hebrews at 12:24 can then reinterpret Yahweh's Gen 4:10 words (as our Heb author often does), to mean something like "the sprinkling(s) offered by your brother Abel speak(s) to me from the earth" (not soley "the blood from your murder cries out to me ...


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The literal meaning of the Greek bapto is to "dip", "dye" (e.g. change color by dipping into a dye) or "immerse" (e.g. John 13.26) whereas the intensive baptiso is used in the NT only in the religious sense. From the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament: The NT uses βάπτω only in the literal sense, in Lk. 16:24; Jn. 13:...


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Baptized is the opposite of filled. Filled is inside you. Baptized is you inside it. They are not completely foreign to each other. Spirit also means breath and wind. Thus, a sail is both baptized (surrounded by the wind, and the sail is filled with the wind. While the children of Israel crossed the sea on dry land, they were essentially in (surrounded ...


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ESV Matthew 6:9 Pray like this; "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Imperative mood means that it is a request of some urgency. It makes good sense to use this mood in the prayer. It is not in perfect tense because it is not a finished reality yet. Present tense stresses a continuing process of requesting while aorist calls for a specific, ...


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As Jesus hardly prayed in Greek but rather in in Hebrew or maybe Aramaic, the profound analysis of the Greek does not lead very mucvh further than to see how the tranlator understood it. Hebrew uses only two words: יתקדש שמך . This Phrase is also used in Jewish Kaddish. יתקדש is future sense used in an imperative way. The translation would allow for 1: May ...


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ἁγιασθήτω is aorist passive imperative third person singular. Probably ingressive stressing the urgency of the action. The Appendix has the possibilities. Appendix The basic idea of the aorist imperative is a command in which the action is viewed as a whole, without regard for the internal make-up of the action. However, it occurs in various contexts in ...


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Others have shown how the phrase in question only appears once in the NT (1 Cor. 9:21). The Q, Is Paul equating the Law of Christ with the Law of God that he assiduously claims to be under, or is he referring to something else? requires an analysis of Rom. 8:7, but before doing that, I do wonder how anyone familiar with Paul’s writings could think that he ‘...


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Let me list the different words in the verse of 1 Cor 8-10 - to one is given a word of wisdom to another ἄλλος a word of knowledge to a different one ἕτερος faith to another ἄλλος gifts of healing to another ἄλλος working of miracles to another ἄλλος prophecy to another ἄλλος the distinguishing of spirits to a different one ἕτερος various kinds of tongues ...


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The word μώλωψ in 1 Peter 2:24 is a hapax legomenon, and, according to BDAG means: welt, wale, bruise, wound, caused by blows ... from the Attic ... "the swelling from a blow" Further, the word as we find it in the text of 1 Peter 2:24 is indeed dative singular. Thus, the text should be strictly rendered something like: ... by whose bruise you ...


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1 Corinthians 12 is addressed in v1 to "brothers". Brothers in Christ. They already have salvation faith. But if a special gift of faith is necessary for an exceptional situation then this faith might be different from salvation faith. "another/hetero" could be another type of faith, one for special circumstances other than salvation. In ...


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HELPS Word-studies 2087 héteros – another (of a different kind). 2087 /héteros ("another but distinct in kind") stands in contrast to 243 /állos ("another of the same kind"). 2087 /héteros ("another of a different quality") emphasizes it is qualitatively different from its counterpart (comparison). English Standard Version 1 ...


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BTW Olde English, I should have hastened to add that your take on "taste" agrees completely with that of some of the Fathers (Chrysostom I think?). I'm not sure about that "partial-ness" part, because Heb 2-4 are very strict on point of the High Priest suffering as we do, and being able to sympathize with us because he suffered just as ...


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1 Corinthians 7:12 is God-breathed. Paul explains in Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. This is Paul's advice:If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to ...


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In a nutshell, the purpose clause with a subjunctive means that "hopos", in the mind of our author, is utterly important for some God-given purpose, and the action whose purpose we must come to terms with is the suffering of death. In other words, for what precise purpose was the crucifixion death carried out? The founder of this site is well ...


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My guess is that this is a practical allowance. Remember that this sacrifice is the only one where part is given to God (the fat is burned), part is given to the Priests and their family, and part is eaten by the offerer and his family. Thus it is truly about fellowship, which means its going to go into the night (when everyone stops working and can spend ...


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The third day, On cross Jesus cried with a loud voice and said that Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. As we Christians accept the TRUTH that we all have body, soul and spirit. Psalm 16:10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. 11 You make known to me the path of ...


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This (ὅπως) means “so that”, or “for The purpose of“ in New Testament Greek. Put just before a final ending purpose clause, with a subjunctive following, Ellingworth (See commentary on Hebrews page 155)says that The action just before the purpose clause is the direct and immediate cause of what follows.The death is for the purpose of tasting death. Here, ...


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I have argued, even in my post moments ago, that "taste death" is a brilliant polysemous rhetorical device whereby our author alluded to the Last Supper. Yes, of course, on one level it means the objective experience of the crucifixion death, metaphorically expressed. However, that one layer does not exhaust the intended sense, and a second layer ...


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I read an account from a Rabbi that the arrangement of the Tribes around the Tabernacle Tent was according to Jewish Tradition related to Jacob who had a vision of the Angelic Armies of God in the Book of Genesis, Chapter 32: [1] Jacob also went on the journey he had begun: and the angels of God met him. [2] And when he saw them, he said: These are the ...


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I have been pondering this verse for some time and finally decided to do a search to see what others have to say about it. My point of reference to answering it has more to do with responding to those of other faiths as well as confirming that the Trinity is what I have come to understand it to be. I also noticed that the last posting in the way of a ...


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Yes, it is God-breathed. Even Deuteronomy 24:1 is God-breathed: If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds some indecency in her, he may write her a certificate of divorce, hand it to her, and send her away from his house. It wasn't what God desired according to Matthew 19:8: Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to ...


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Is 1 Corinthians 7:12 God-breathed? There is no reason to believe there is any contradiction within the scriptures. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers makes this point: Speak I, not the Lord.—The Apostle has no word of Christ’s to quote on this point, it being one which did not arise during our Lord’s life. (See Note on 1Corinthians 7:10.) It is to ...


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"Greek" as a Label for a Gentile Convert to Judaism Gentile, ἔθνος, is different than Greek, Ἕλλην, and the passage should be approached accordingly. There is a nuance which requires Paul to make a distinction between the two, at least in the particular arguments being made. In this case it appears he intends "Greek" to identify someone ...


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The first observation to be made is that μονογενής (Strong's G3439 - monogenēs) is an adjective, and its general sense is "only, single" (see also at LSJ). In John 1:14, μονογενής is used on its own, therefore as a substantival adjective. In John 1.18, we read the expression μονογενὴς θεὸς, therfore the first question is, is μονογενὴς used as an ...


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One possible way of understanding is to read "monogenus" as "one-of-a-kind" as mentioned. This could be rendered as "incomparable" as with Isaiah 40:18, To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him? an Idol? Also many scholars argue that the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of John are related in ...


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