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Did Jesus call his disciples before or after going to the Capernaum synagogue?
I have a question concerning a potential contradiction in the order of events in Galilee. In Luke 4:31-36, Jesus visits the Capernaum synagogue and heals the man of unclean spirits. Early in Luke 5, ...
What does fire mean in the context of "divided tongues, as it were of fire" (Acts 2:3)?
Acts 2:3 (YLT): 3 and there appeared to them divided tongues, as it were of fire; it sat also upon each one of them, What does fire mean in this context? And how is the fire related to the divided ...
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 ...
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 ...
In Psalm 40:12: is he surrounded by "evils" or by "iniquities"?
Psalm 40:12 (KJV) " For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore ...
Is there any statistical research on how many scholars believe certain New Testament books are fraudulent?
In an article on the Authorship of the Petrine epistles in Wikipedia a comment is made: The great majority of scholars agree that Peter has not written this letter. For example, textual critic Daniel ...
Is it possible for the meaning of the name Michael to be rendered as a statement rather than a question?
Abarim publications has the following definition and etymology for the Hebrew name Michael: Meaning Who Is Like God?, What Is God Like? Etymology From (1) מי (mi), "who?", (2) כ (ke), "...
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 ...
Is love a spiritual gift or a spiritual fruit?
The context of 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 (spiritual gifts) appears to suggest that love (as well as hope and faith) is a spiritual gift: 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a ...
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 ...
What does it mean for the government to "praise" those who do good (1 Pet. 2:13-14; Rom. 13:3)?
My question pertains to two passages. The first one, 1 Peter 2:13-14 reads (NKJV), Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to ...
In Isaiah 19:16-25, we have a future scenario for Egypt. The 19th verse refers to an 'altar' and also a 'pillar'. What could these be in reference to?
There are some relatively new (in the last 25 years say) theories as to what Is 19:19 and 20, in whatever Bible translation one cares to look at, is referring to when talking about 'altar' and 'pillar'...
Significance of Paul's conversation with the Tribune in Acts 22:26-28
In Acts 22, Paul is about to be flogged, but mentions to a centurion that he is a Roman citizen. The centurion gets the tribune in charge of the situation and brings him to Paul, and this conversation ...
What was the purpose of fasting in Acts 13:1-3?
Acts 13:1-3 (ESV): 1 Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. ...
What is meant by "familiar spirits" in Isaiah 19:3, 29:4?
Isaiah 19:3: 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar ...