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The Hebrew text of Gen. 3:9 according to the Masoretic text states, וַיִּקְרָא יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶל הָאָדָם וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אַיֶּכָּה The Hebrew word הָאָדָם (ha-adam) is composed of the definite article הָ (ha) prefixed to the noun אָדָם (adam). While the word אָדָם by itself may be translated as either "(a) man" or "Adam" (Gesenius, p. 13), whenever the ...


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Mainly it is my understanding that, as @Affable Geek stated, Martin Luther wanted to remove these books from the Bible, but unlike his adoption of the Hebrew (what is called the Protestant Canon) texts over the Septuagint (what is now called the Catholic or Orthodox Canon, which contains the Deuterocanonical books in addition to all those of the ...


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According to Justin Martyr, the demons imitated the things written in the Bible and produced similar stories to deceive men. And when they heard it said by the other prophet Isaiah, that He should be born of a virgin, and by His own means ascend into heaven, they pretended that Perseus was spoken of. And when they knew what was said, as has been ...


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@H3br3wHamm3r81 -- I agree completely with you. It is crucial that people be able to have some sort of clue what something means in order for them to be able to appreciate or "believe" it. I would also like to add: To have just imported Jewish ideas and terminology without doing "cultural translation" would have been futile, especially when it was ...


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I suppose the authors of the Greek New Testament scriptures could have simply transliterated the Hebrew word שְׁאוֹל into Greek, perhaps as Σεολ. But, even if they had done that, Greeks wouldn't have had the faintest idea what this so-called "Σεολ" was, unless they first spent countless hours studying its equivalent in Hebrew, i.e. שְׁאוֹל (remember, early ...


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Because Jesus is God and God doesn't use reason to win every argument. Sometimes He uses force. The Flood of Noah is one example.


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Jesus must have witnessed or been the victim of theft. He said to the merchants: "It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." The existence of a market in the Court of Gentiles did not prevent anyone from worshipping and would not have made Jesus angry. The Court of the Gentiles was open to all: ...


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Christian theology has long distinguished 'being' and 'person' God is 'one being' but there are three three persons who are that one God. Take for example the Nicene Creed: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, ...


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The Father and the Son are two distinct persons who are con-substantial -- of same nature ( John 10:28-30;Hebrews 1:2-8). John 10:30 (NIV) I and my Father are one. The Father gave his only begotten Son to the world whom he so loved ( John 3:16) while the Son gave himself for us because he loved us ( 1 John 3:16). This is both an atonement and ...


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The world's definition of being perfect means that you don't make any mistakes or that you think that you are better than others. GOD'S definition of perfect according to the bible means that you are mature in the word of GOD, that you are mature in love, and are able to bridle(keep your mouth from guile) your tongue, in the book of James says than you are a ...


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What specific scholarship is there behind the New World Translation? This is a link to a more detailed and critical assessment of the scholarship of the NWT translation by M. Kurt Goedelman http://ittsy.com/focusonthefaulty/Pages/jehovahs.html One interesting aspect is that one of the translators was on trial in Scotland and asked to demonstrate his skill ...


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Isaiah 28:10New King James Version (NKJV) 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little.”


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In the old testament the Tabernacle and later, the Temple, was the dwelling place of the essence of God on earth. It was the center of Spiritual life. After Pentecost, our human bodies became The Temple where the Spirit "in dwells." During the act of procreation, the male and female bodies are indeed conjoined as one, but this temporary union always ends ...



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