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In 2 Samuel 11:4, what does it mean by "David slept with Bathsheba because she was pure"?
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This is about ritual purity, not moral purity. According to Leviticus 15:19-30, a woman is unclean during her monthly period, until 7 days have passed. It may be as simple as she had been on her ...

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Why so many different translations of Deuteronomy 32:8?
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The Septuagint reads differently here than the Masoretic. The Masoretic (BHS) reads: When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, When He separated the children of men, He set the ...

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Why did Jesus say, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
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Jesus is directly quoting the first line of Psalm 22: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22: ESV The Psalm describes ...

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Why does Jesus refer to himself as the "Son of Man" in Mark 2:10?
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From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia This is the favorite self-designation of Jesus in the Gospels. In Matthew it occurs over 30 times, in Mark 15 times, in Luke 25 times, and in John ...

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Is the breaking of bread in Luke 24:30 meant to be understood in terms of the Last Supper?
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Argument from Passover The Last Supper was the Passover meal, which required the eating of unleavened bread: Luke 22:7,8 (ESV) Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb ...

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How should 'evil' be understood in Ecclesiastes 2:18-26?
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The Short Answer The word "evil" in context is best translated "injustice," although "evil" is a fine translation. Here are some variations in versions: ESV,NASB + others - "evil" NET - "...

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Ephesians 4:10 what does it mean when it says "that He might fill all things"
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The Greek word used here (πληρόω, pléroó) has a range of meaning which includes: to make full, to fill, to fill up to render full, i.e. to complete; properly, to fill up to the top to perfect, ...

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In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to "again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame"?
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Short Answer It is a condition that can not actually exist, an absurdity. It is the consequence of an argument presented in the form reductio ad adsurdum, a "reduction to absurdity." In one of its ...

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What is the meaning of 'said' and 'whispered' from Luke 12:2,3?
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Considerations Language Features Immediate Context Parallel Passages Language Features Verse 2 is directly tied to verse 3 by the Greek word αντι (an-tee') which is translated in most versions as "...

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What does "is Spirit" mean in "God is Spirit"?
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Adam did not "image" God by portraying some aspect of his appearance. Adam and Eve (collectively) were created in the image and likeness of God, to rule, relate, and procreate. The ...

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Did Abel cry to God thru his blood literally?
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No. Verse 10 is in direct response to Cain's denial, "Am I my brother's keeper?" He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground. Abel's blood ...

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Proverbs 11:15 - "put up security for a stranger" and "striking hands in pledge"
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Parallelism is a predominant feature of Hebrew Poetry It is important to read Hebrew poetry with this in mind. Bible Gateway puts it this way: Parallelism is the foundation of Hebrew poetry and ...

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What does the phrase " if you are willing to receive it" mean in Matthew 11:14?
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StudyLight.org has a great run-down of commentators on this verse: https://www.studylight.org/commentary/matthew/11-14.html Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible This is a mode of speaking ...

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Does the idea of "Kingdom of God" (Mark 1:14-15) introduced by Jesus was noval or the concept is borrowed from Jewish literatures?
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Though the exact phrases are not used, the kingdom of God is an important and all-encompassing theme woven throughout the scriptures. Here are some of the most important threads in this tapestry: ...

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What is the authority given by the Father to the Son in Matthew 28:18?
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This is the authority spoken of in Daniel 7 when the Son of Man comes to the Ancient of Days. Daniel 7:13,14 (ESV) “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there ...

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Genesis 2:17 a substitutionary death?
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The Meaning of the Word Atone The first usage of the word atone is the Bible is found in Genesis 6:14 and is translated as the verb cover, coat, or pitch depending on the translation: Make ...

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