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Why does the Septuagint us ph for the name Philistines?

Reading the ever-surprising Timeline of the name Palestine, I noticed that the Egyptian, Assyrian, and biblical Hebrew have a "P" as the first consonant of the names equivalent to Peleshet/...
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Was Jesus's trial and crucifixion on the same day? Can John 19:14 and Mark 15:25 be reconciled?

John 19:13-15 13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 14 It was the day of Preparation ...
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What is the "lattice" (heb: arubbah) described at Genesis 8:2 and is it connected to the "bands" (heb: aguddah) described at Amos 9:6?

Here are the definitions of the words aguddah and arubbah on Biblehub. Arubbah literally means "lattice windows" (or windows in the lattice). It can be translated as "floodgates of the ...
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Evidence for the unity of Daniel

I understand that the book of Daniel is comprised of two languages: Aramaic from chapter 2:4 to 7:25, the narrative part, and Hebrew in chapters 8 to 12, the prophetic and apocalyptic part. I ...
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Who were Esau's wives?

In Genesis 26:34-35 (NASB) When Esau was forty years old he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite; 35 and they brought grief to Isaac and ...
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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 evidence supports the theory that the author of 1 Peter was familiar with Galatians?

In another forum, a question was raised about 1 Peter which implied that the author of 1 Peter was familiar with Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. What textual evidence (within 1 Peter) supports the ...
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Daniel 12:11-12 Do the 1,290 and 1,335 periods start at the same time?

11And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. 12Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. ...
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Proverbs 5:2-3 - Does the LXX preserve a dropped line or make an editorial addition?

The Masoretic Text and NRSV versions of the opening verses of Proverbs 5 are as follows (the MT follows the Aleppo Codex and is taken from the Mechon-Mamre website): MT NRSV א בְּ֭נִי לְחָכְמָתִ֣י ...
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What is the significance of the 'postscript' in Lamentations?

What is the meaning and translation of the 'postscript' at the end of the book of Lamentations as is recorded in the Stuttgartensia?
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When discussing age in Greek, is use of the aorist tense more indicative of when one turned a certain age rather than them just simply being that age?

The Greek text for Luke 2:42 reads: Καὶ ὅτε ἐγένετο ἐτῶν δώδεκα, ἀναβαινόντων αὐτῶν κατὰ τὸ ἔθος τῆς ἑορτῆς The English translation (KJV) of Luke 2:42 reads: And when he was twelve years old, they ...
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Did Malachi soften the policy of Ezra on the question of Divorce? (Ezra 10, Malachi 2)

In the Book of Ezra, Jews who intermarried with foreign wives responded to Ezra's message by determining to divorce their wives and also to send away any children produced by the marriage: Ezra 10 We ...
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Is the Paul of Philippians 3:20-21 the same author, or teaching the same kind of resurrection as described in 1 Corinthians 15:35-38?

Q. Is the Paul of Philippians 3:20-21 the same author, or teaching the same kind of resurrection as described in 1 Corinthians 15:35-38? [Phl 3:20-21 YLT] [20] For our citizenship is in the heavens, ...
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What is Jesus sending the multitude away from?

I have been comparing and contrasting the two feedings of the multitudes. I’ve observed that the term “Apoluo” or “send away” is used 4 times between the two feedings. Mark 6:36 Mark 6:45 Mark 8:3 ...
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What were the prophecies made regarding Timothy?

1 Timothy 1:18 NASB This command I entrust to you, Timothy, son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you might fight the good fight… Do we know what ...

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