Paul Dean
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What does the word "for" mean in the phrase "Christ died for our sins"?
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Used with an object in the Genitive case (as here), it means "a marker indicating that an activity or event is in some entity’s interest, for, in behalf of, for the sake of someone/something" and "a ...

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Did Jesus have actual marks or holes in his hands and side after his resurrection? John 20
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In verse 19 Jesus appears and shows them His hands and His side. Why does He do that? Either He is showing them that He no longer has wounds (He is resurrected and healed) showing them the wounds ...

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Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
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To summarise: On the one hand we have the evidence of Stephen's speech and the vuv consecutive (or consecutive preterite) וַיֹּאמֶר of Genesis 12:1. On the other hand, we have the arithmetic ...

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What was sinful about the acts that Jesus was tempted to perform?
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The sin would have been in acting contrary to the will of his Father that was known to him. Stones into Bread Twice in Matthew's gospel Jesus feeds thousands with a few loaves (chapters 14 and 15). ...

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Why is the word ἐβαπτίσθη used in Luke 11:38?
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Both references imply a vigorous washing. Mark 7:3 has πυγμή (fist) which suggests a vigorous washing hand of fist; the same word is used for 'boxing'. Luke 11:38 uses βαπτίζω, which has a history ...

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Acts 2:27 - Did Jesus’ body not experience decay while it lie in the sepulcher?
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I have now come across Acts 13:34, which I think gives an answer to the question. The writer of Acts quotes Psalm 16:10 again in 13:35 and just before this writes this in verse 34: ὅτι δὲ ἀνέστησεν ...

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In Hebrews 11:17, why does the author use «προσενήνοχεν», first, and then shortly thereafter, «προσέφερεν»?
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The first instance, being in the perfect tense, indicates a completed past action with present results. The second instance, being in the imperfect, indicates a progressive or continuous past action. ...

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What is the meaning of "Rest" in Heb. 4:3-5?
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The first reference is in Hebrews 3:11 where it's referring to Psalm 95:11, which is אֶל־מְנוּחָתִי (into my resting place). There are two things that this concept is being used to allude to: 1) ...

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Why do brothers take care of women in the Old Testament?
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I'd always taken your first two examples to be showing the hot-headedness of young men. By the time someone is a father of a woman of marriable age one is likely to have calmed down somewhat and be ...

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What does Paul mean by "Not under bondage in such cases" in 1 Corinthians 7:15?
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Paul is referring to bondage to the law as a way of saying the law does not apply to this situation and they are free to divorce. Galatians 5 has For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, ...

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What is the meaning of Romans 2:12?
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The law was a good gift to give the Jews what they needed until Christ came. Galatians 3:23-4 refers to it as a παιδαγωγὸς (a guardian of a minor or a tutor), and it ἐφρουρούμεθα (held us in custody) ...

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