Paul Vargas
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How do you translate οἱ καθ’ ἕνα? (Ephesians 5:33)
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The article οἱ is being used here "to nominalize a prepositional phrase" 1 καθ’ ἕνα. The preposition κατά indicates, among other things, a "marker of division of a greater whole into individual parts",...

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A question about the word λεντιον, lention, (linteum ?) in John 13: 4,5
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According to Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature Third Edition, the Greek word λέντιον is a loan from the Latin word linteum*. See the abreviation "Lat. ...

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In Mark 5:30 did Jesus say "who touched my clothes" or "who grabbed my clothes"?
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ἥψατο and ἅπτου have the same root, the verb ἅπτω, i.e., they are two inflectional forms of the verb ἅπτω. This root can be obtained by parsing (describe a word grammatically). ἥψατο can be parsed as ...

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Why is there no pronoun attached to the reflexive 'abhor' of Job in 42:6?
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The NET Bible has a side note on this verse that says: Or "despise what I said." There is no object on the verb; Job could be despising himself or the things he said (see L. J. Kuyper, "Repentance ...

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In what way is God "the only wise God"?
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This text is just talking about God and his attributes. It's not trying to make a distinction between God and other gods. Both adjectives, μόνῳ and σοφῷ, are in the attributive position. In fact, ...

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In 1 Corinthians 16:2 does εὐοδόω ("prosper") refer to "income" or "profit"?
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This verb occurs four times in the New Testament: Rom. 1:10, εὐοδωθήσομαι, future passive indicative, 1st person singular 1 Cor. 16:2, εὐοδῶται, present middle-passive subjunctive, 3rd person ...

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Is it "preaching" or "the thing preached" that is foolish in 1 Cor 1:21?
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❏ Definition The word κήρυγμα can refer either to the act of preaching or to the thing preached. For example, we can take a look at the entry of the word in the Greek Dictionary (BillMounce.com): ...

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What was sanctified by the blood in Hebrews 10:29?
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The τῆς διαθήκης can be classified as a descriptive genitive, i.e., according to Mathewson & Emig (2016): We will consider descriptive genitives to those (N + Ngen) that restrict the head noun ...

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Did Jesus hide himself or was he hidden in John 8:59?
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Indeed, you can parse ἐκρύβη as a form of κρύπτω, the aorist passive indicative. However, the verb κρύπτω admits a translation in the passive voice which evokes to the middle voice. In other words, ...

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What is the earliest Vulgate text with easily accessible scans on the internet?
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Gutenberg digital has The Göttingen Gutenberg Bible, which was printed in 1454. The The British Library has two copies of Johann Gutenberg’s Bible. And Internet Archive has 1462 The Gutenberg Bible ...

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Why delay a blessing by asking for food?
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It is not that he was going to die the next hour but, as Rashi 1 mentions: Rabbi Joshua ben Korchah said: If a person reaches the age of [the death of] his parents, he should worry five years ...

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In Job 1:5, does Job offer sacrifices to atone for the sins of others, i.e. his sons?
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Job lived 140 years (Job 42:16), a long life, similar to the patriarchs. For that reason it is said that he lived during the period of the patriarchs. During the patriarchal age, the head of the ...

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2 Tim. 1:12: παραθήκην v. 2 Tim. 1:14: παρακαταθήκην
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These two words have very similar definitions because they derive from the same word, τίθημι (to set, put, place). παρακαταθήκην According to An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon by Liddell and ...

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Where was Adam created?
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John Gill (1) says about two places, a field near Damascus and the Mount Moriah: some say it was a field near Damascus; the Targum of Jonathan is, “he went and dwelt in Mount Moriah, to till the ...

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Is "God" capitalised because it's the given name of Christianity's god?
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      As it is well known, in the original manuscripts there is no such distinction. Hebrew has no such thing as upper and lower case, and the original Greek manuscripts ...

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The word 'believe' in John 3:15-16
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The Greek text of the passage you mention is as follows: ΚΑΤΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 3:15-16 (SBLGNT) 15 ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων ἐν αὐτῷ ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον. 16 Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον ὥστε τὸν υἱὸν τὸν ...

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Why would Mary and Joseph offer "turtle doves" in Luke 2:24?
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The wise men came after baby Jesus was presented in the temple. If you see a harmony of the Gospels, like Study Resources :: Harmony of the Gospels, you will find that the wise men came long after ...

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Was there an astronomical origin of the Star of Bethlehem in Matthew 2?
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Short answer: none. It was not a ordinary star. A ordinary star does not have the behavior that Matthew wrote. The star appeared for a time and then disappeared. Matthew 2:2 (NASB) "Where is He ...

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