John Martin
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Parallels between Ruth and Elisha?
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Frankly, I also searched for but couldn’t find much of others addressing the parallels of Ruth and Elisha. Walfish was almost always the writer. What I did find were mostly studies of one book that ...

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How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
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These 3 enigmas or problems can only be solved if fatherhood and childhood (life) are calculated from conception forward. Otherwise the math won't work. The 3 problems above require certain ...

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Who is "that (the) Prophet" in John 1:21? Is "that Prophet" Muhammad, as Islam teaches?
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With John 1:21 those asking the questions still consider that Prophet to be one person and the Christ another. They therefore ask John about the Prophet after John tells them he's not the Christ. ...

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In Matthew 12:34 what did Jesus mean when he called the Pharisees "a brood of vipers"?
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After Jesus becomes harsh and gets the scribes' and Pharisees' attention, Matthew 12:34 (NASB) “You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that ...

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Why is Genesis careful to record the exact dates of the flood?
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As you noted, the Great Flood story is detailed to even the day. The wording shows us in 3 different ways (making it indisputable) that only Noah, his wife, his 3 sons, and his sons’ wives got into ...

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Does Genesis indicate everyone has Noah's sons as common ancestors?
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The short answer is…Yes. According to the text in Genesis 5 through Genesis 10, every person living today is a descendant of Shem, Ham, or Japheth. Reading Gen 5:32 through Gen 10:32 reveals that ...

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Do the specific gifts the father gives to the prodigal son have any special significance?
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The robe, ring & sandals help show the father’s high level of love, honor and authority for the son. The robe and the ring are symbolic of how well the father will be treating his son (i.e. ...

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What is the meaning of the face-cloth rolled up in John 20:7?
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John seems to be writing about the great contrast he noticed, between what he found after Jesus' resurrection and what he’d witnessed when Lazarus was brought back to life. He may have even noted the ...

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John 12:28 - "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again."
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Just after saying "The hour has come", Jesus says "Father, glorify your name". To “glorify” means to confirm the presence of the holiness and power of God in that person. The other occasions in ...

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How are the 3 types of OT quotes in the NT distributed?
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BibleHub about 4/5 of the way down one page gives verses and says “(e) More than half of the direct quotations from the O.T. in the Epistles of St Paul are taken from the LXX. without material change…...

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Whom does Rebekah fear to lose? (Gen 27:45)
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Rebekah wasn't speaking of Esau and Jacob regarding any justice others may be suggesting. Instead, Rebekah worried about the death of her old husband Isaac, and right after that her son Jacob, ...

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Psalm 34:20 applied to Jesus' crucifixion
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Reading only that part of John 19:31-37 and Psalm 34:20 can make seeing the association difficult. However, reading additional context and another, earlier Psalm of David helps. John 19:31-37, ...

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Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
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In the last 5 verses of Genesis it seems Joseph’s age at death of 110 is given twice. Joseph dies at about 110 That isn’t done for anyone else and made me think the authors might be defining “life” as ...

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What does "communion of the Holy Spirit" mean in 2 Corinthians 13:14?
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2 Corinthians 13:14’s words “communion of the Holy Spirit” help complete the Apostle’s belief in the Blessed Trinity. The verse’s previous words include “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the ...

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According to Hebrews 11:5, did Enoch actually die? (Compare Hebrews 11:13)
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(Note: I can’t give you what’s in the Book of Hebrews, so I'll just present this). In Genesis 5, Enoch is the only father in the list of generations who doesn’t have wording such as “then he died” ...

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The 99 people in Luke 15: don't need to repent or don't *think* they need to?
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In a way it’s a combination of “1” and “2”. With Jesus choosing the exact number of 99 without that total present, he’s illustrating in order to simplify and stress his point. He does the same with ...

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What is the significance of the angel being on the right side of the altar of incense in Luke 1:11?
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It's hard to determine why "on the right" might be used in this citing (with angels possibly not lacking "authority or honour”). At the same time Jesus probably didn't need more honor while in heaven;...

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If Mary had other sons besides Jesus, why did Jesus assign Apostle John to take care of his mother?
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Scripture readers assume Mary had children beyond Jesus for more than one reason. For example, Merriam-Webster shows the word “cousin” didn’t exist until the 14th century. Instead, “brother” or “...

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What was the significance of Jesus singling out the "right" eye in Matthew 5:29?
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I think we need to read Matthew 5:27-30 instead of just 5:29. The verses cover part of adultery together. Matthew 5:27-30 (NASB) “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’; 28 ...

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Who is the son of the murderer in 2 Kings 6:32?
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Ahab was “the murderer” of the time. Poor or mistranslation is what’s causing this confusion. Looking at the same verse from 27 Bibles 2-Kings-6-32-from-27-Bibles one word causes a huge difference. ...

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How does Christ say Simon the Pharisee is forgiven little in Luke 7:47?
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Jesus compares what the woman has done to what Simon has done. Love for God and forgiveness are interconnected. She’s clearly repenting as she weeps, wipes Jesus’ feet with her hair, kisses His feet, ...

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Was Christ saying a servant should not be thanked in Luke 17:9?
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Was Jesus saying a servant should not be thanked? No. Jesus was telling His listeners they should treat others as they'd want to be treated. They don’t have to treat their slaves like kings, but ...

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Why does Pharaoh ask Jacob his age?
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This is a great question. I don’t believe Pharaoh would have had much concern for Jacob’s age. One thing that answer of 130 helped me calculate was the length of Jacob’s fatherhood, and that led to ...

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In Hebrews 11:10, what city was Abraham looking forward to?
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Actually, Abraham didn’t know what “city” he was looking for. He was simply following his faith and following what God told him to do. He did not have a specific destination he was looking forward to....

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What is the difference between "knowledge" in Ephesians 3:19 & "wisdom " in 1 Corinthians 1:30?
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"Knowledge": Ephesians 3:19 should probably be read within Ephesians 3:14-21. Ephesians 3:14-21 (AKJV) 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 of whom the ...

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In Genesis 21:10 did Abraham show weakness by allowing Sarah to cast out Hagar and Ishmael?
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In short, no he did not. Your second paragraph reminded me that God made a key promise, but only to Abram back in Gen 15:4-6. From the point of that promise, all the way through to Sarah’s ...

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Why does the number of Levites not tally in Numbers 3?
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This is interesting. The reconciliation for me was with the Kohathites in Numbers 3:28. That was the one verse in which I noted a difference. On this link http://biblehub.com/numbers/3-28.htm the ...

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Did Jesus hide himself or was he hidden in John 8:59?
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Q: Did Jesus hide himself or was he hidden in John 8:59? A: Both actually Jesus is making himself invisible so that they can’t stone him. It’s not yet his hour so he needs to slip through and ...

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According to Hebrews 9:12, did the Lord Jesus Christ offer his blood in heaven?
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Q: So, how should Heb. 9:12 be understood? Did the Lord Jesus Christ bring his blood into heaven and offer it on the mercy seat in the heavenly Temple? Short answer: No. Jesus didn’t take His blood ...

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Is the best translation for the Hebrew "rēaʿ" the common English "neighbor"?
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In short, I believe the meaning of "person next door" can be set aside for this question. Instead here is a Bible study tool regarding the term. Halfway down the page it defines “Neighbor” [na'-...

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