Gonçalo Peres
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Where is Goshen?
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According to The New Ungers Bible Dictionary under the term GO'SHEN page 492 and 493 A northeastern section of the Egyptian Delta region usually called "the land of Goshen," "country ...

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How could King Herod have killed John the baptist in Matthew 14?
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Matthew 2:1 refers to Herod the Great, son of Antipater who ruled from 37-4 BC. Luke 3:1 refers to Herod Antipas, Son of Herod the Great, who ruled from 4 BC to 39 AD. He was the one refered in ...

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Is Luke's "Theophilus" An Actual Person or an Allegorical Person?
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In the book "New Testament in its world", by Michael Bird and N.T. Wright, one can read that ‘Theophilus’, whose name means ‘friend of God’, could be symbolic for everyone who seeks such ...

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Exodus 33:11 Did Moses See God?
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The wording here uses metaphors for intimacy and accessibility. In the ancient Near East, it was dishonorable to look a superior in the face. Here, Moses and Yahweh converse as equals even though they ...

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1 Samuel 16:1-13 was David anointed in the horn because of his purpose?
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God's intent was for Samuel to go to Bethlehem where he'd find the new king (Saul’s replacement) and anoint him, hence the horn (1 Samuel 16:1). We don't really know how the communication between ...

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What did Paul mean when he said "with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power" in 1 Corinthians 2:4?
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That passage could be broken into two parts, Part 1: My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power Part 2: that your faith ...

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Are Christians being licensed not to keep the Sabbath according to Colossians 2:16-17, Romans 14:5-8 and Acts 15?
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The promise of a circumcision of the heart is found in Deuteronomy 30:1-6 “So it will be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have placed before you, and ...

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What did Nebuchadnezzar mean by "son of the gods"?
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The term "son of the gods" usually refers divine beings that are not God Himself (Job 1:6; Deuteronomy 32:8). In this particular case it could mean an unidentified angel or even Christ (even ...

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Do children have ‘guardian’ angels, according to Matthew 18:10?
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At first glance, Acts 12:15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. They said, “It is his angel.” This might imply that the concept of a guardian angel ...

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Is 1 Peter 1:12 saying that the angels in heaven are aware of what is happening on earth?
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The following 7 points were taken from The New Unger's Bible Dictionary where the concept of Angels is addressed They furnish a necessary safeguard against narrowness of thought as to the extent and ...

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Did Moses present himself at the highest peak of the mount?
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I would say no, as in verse 5 we read And Yahweh descended in the cloud, and he stood with him there, and he proclaimed the name of Yahweh. Which seem to indicate that the cloud of Shekinah abode at ...

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In Daniel 12,6-7, is there some significance to the man being "above the waters"?
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I can see your interest in the passage as it triggers the moment of Jesus walking on water... But here, above the waters of the river means to be further up, on the side of the spring. Spring is used ...

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How should we understand the concepts of "seek" and "find" in Proverbs 8:17?
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The verse 19 in particular My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver. reminds me of Proverbs 3:13-14 (NASB) 13 Blessed is a person who finds wisdom, And one who ...

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In Ephesians 5:3, how should πορνεία be understood and translated?
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From The New Unger's Bible Dictionary FORNICATION (Gk. porneia). Used of illicit sexual intercourse in general (Acts 15:20,29; 21:25; cf. 1 Cor. 5:1; 6:13,18; 7:2; etc). It is distinguished from &...

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What’s God’s purpose David was talking about in psalm 57:2
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In the beggining of that Psalm, we can read in NASB Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors. For the music director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. This was a ...

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Why was Jesus insistent that a new follower not say goodbye to his family in Luke 9:62?
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This passage is similar to what we read in Matthew 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. In both cases, what Jesus is showing is that the kingdom of God takes ...

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Who is "his brother" in 1 John 5:16?
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If we go to the root of the word, brother, in this context (and also in 1 John 3:16), is the word ἀδελφός (transliteration: adelphos). Here's an outline of it's biblical usage, created by Larry Pierce,...

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Who was Melchizedek?
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Accordingly to the New Unger's Bible Dictionary MELCHIZ´EDEK (mel-kizʹe-dek; “king of righteousness”). The king of Salem (i.e., Jerusalem) and “a priest of God Most High,” who went out to ...

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