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Psalms superscripts: completion or choirmaster?

Many (56) of the Greek Psalms begin (in what is the superscript in English on most chapters, not represented at all in a few): Εἰς τὸ τέλος. This is a mystery to me. The NETS translates it, ...
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What is the chronology of Hezekiah versus Shalmaneser?

I don't quite understand how Hezekiah relates chronologically to Shalmaneser. In Kings Chapter 18, it says that Sennacherib attacked Judah in the 14th year of Hezekiah. So, if this occurred in 701 BC, ...
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Colossians 1:17 Perfect Tense - What did the "all things" do and when?

In Col 1:17, συνέστηκεν is in the perfect tense. However, it seems very common for translations like NIV to treat συνέστηκεν as if it were present in tense: "He is before all things, and in him ...
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What is the significance of the term 'bone and flesh' in Job 2:5?

In Gen. 2:23, 24 we this term used by Adam in the following way: 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 ...
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What does it mean to bow and serve in Exodus 20:5?

The previous verse says not to make any graven image or likeness of anything (which, my personal hermeneutics considers that to be literally any visual representation, which I know is against rabbinic ...
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How did Numbers 6:9 apply to Samson?

Numbers 6:9 "'If someone dies suddenly in the Nazirite's presence, thus defiling the hair that symbolizes their dedication, they must shave their head on the seventh day--the day of their ...
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Do the New Testament "sin no more" and "your sins are forgiven" have likely Hebrew models that restrict their interpretation?

The Egerton papyrus has a version of Jesus's healing of the leper that adds further information at the beginning and end: Egerton 1 recto (35) And behold, a leper came, saying, “Rabbi Jesus, I ...
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Is there a chronological issue in Exodus 17,18 and 19?

In Exodus 17 we meet the Israelites camped at Rephidim after leaving the wilderness of sin Exodus 17:1 NASB 17 Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by [a]stages from the ...
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Was there rain and thunder when they crossed the Red Sea as alluded in Psalms 77:15-20?

This Psalm seems to point out that there was rain and thunderstorm during the night they crossed the Red sea Psalms 77:15-20 NASB 15You have by Your [j]power redeemed Your people, The sons of ...
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Who is the righteousness who will go before him Psalms 85:12-13?

Psalms 85:12-13 NASB Indeed, the Lord will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce. 13 Righteousness will go before Him And will make His footsteps into a way. In the ...
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Genesis 11:6 Translation Concern

Is Genesis 11:6 translated or phrased accurately (sentence framing) in NASB, as the meaning changes in it, if we compare with KJV/ASV or even with Hebrew NASB The LORD said, “Behold, they are one ...
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Is there a first person verb with a plural subject in Hebrew?

I am aware of singular verbs with plural subjects in the third person, masculine, singular. Such as Exodus 4:29, but I am wondering if there is a 1cs that has a plural subject? Feel free to add or ...
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What is the relationship between the participles to the main verbs in Ephesians 6:10-20?

I am trying to prepare a talk on Ephesians and as part of my preparation/exegesis, I was attempting a grammatical diagram of Ephesians 6:10-6:20 using the UBS5 text. I am doing this in order to ...
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Who asks nothing in my name in John 16:24, and why is joy referenced specifically?

During the reading of John 16:24, I came in contact with something quite "strange", why does Rabbi Yeshua (who is Jesus Christ) speaks? 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, ...
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Why did Abraham insist that Isaac marry from his kinfolk in Genesis 24?

Genesis 24:37 NASB My master made me swear, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live; 38 but you shall go to my father’s house and to ...

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