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The word porneia is often translated as "fornication". 1 Cor 7:2 (KJV) Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. It's worth noting that more modern translations use "sexual immorality" here instead of "fornication" due to the confusion with that given word. Looking at the English ...


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First, actually, it was very likely that Jesus and His followers spoke no fewer than these three languages: Aramaic, Greek, and Hebrew. What language did Jesus speak? Aramaic was the primary language of the land, Greek was the language of business, education, and for communication with foreigners (because it was a wide-spread language), and Hebrew was the ...


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When discussing pre-marital sex I think we can even throw out the debate over the translation porneia to fornication. We can look at what the Bible says about sex, which makes the definition of porneia irrelevant because I agree that it isn't a solid case in itself. The Bible states that if a man sleeps with a virgin he is to take her as his wife (Exodus ...


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Fornication has changed its meaning since 1611, so reading its definition in a modern English dictionary does little good. In 1611, fornication meant prostitution (as abundantly proven ad infinitum on the "goldenrule" website)and was a perfect translation of "porneia", which is the activity of porné, or prostitutes. Though the entry at dictionary.com - ...


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It is simply Greek that has been written in Roman letters. The city of Rome was essentially bilingual from around the time of Caesar Augustus until at least the third or fourth century A.D.: the people spoke mostly vulgar Latin or common (Koine) Greek. Greek was the more common language among the poor, who formed the majority of the ranks of the Church at ...


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The Catholic Church does indeed usually refer to itself just as "The Catholic Church". That is what it's Wikipedia article calls it (Wikipedia usually names all organizations according to what they call themselves). Many Catholic-related organizations just use the word "Catholic" in their names - CAFOD is an example; Catholic School boards are another. The ...


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From the FaithLife Study Bible, this represents the undersatnding of the universe held by the Greeks: According to ancient cosmology, there are seven levels: the sky, the clouds, the sky above the clouds, the firmament, the waters above the firmament, the heavens, and the heaven of heavens, where God dwells. The three heavens view understands the first ...


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"But Jesus lived in Israel and was supposed to be the next King of Israel. ... Then why would the new testament be written in Greek?" There would be no special spiritual connection with Hebrew in particular; Christ did not come to reign over Israel. Christ is the King of Kings, and He rules over all the earth and heaven. He came for our salvation, to ...


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Of the three types of love you mention, agape and phileo are found in the Bible. The third one, eros, is not in the Bible. There's one often-cited passage that nicely displays both agape (ἀγαπᾷς) and phileo (φιλῶ, φιλεῖς). I'll show it in both English and Greek, highlighting the words meaning love. John 21:15-17 (ESV) 15 When they had finished ...


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There are two parts for this: First part: The Catholic Church ('C' as capital) is that group of churches in communion with the pope. If a group isn’t in communion with the pope, it isn’t part of the Catholic Church. Within the Catholic Church there are a number of individual churches, sometimes called rites. One of these is the Roman rite or Roman ...


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The most obvious answer is Jesus' words to his disciples at the Last Supper, in Matthew's version: this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:28, New American Bible Revised Edition)


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The following is a list of multitudes of Greek words that share the same suffix -γενής, each with possesses the sense of “born”/ “begotten”: ἀφρογενής = “foam-born” Αἰγυπτογενής = “born of an Egyptian” αἰθρηγενής = “born in Aether (clear sky)” ἁλιγενής = “sea-born” (also, ποντογενής; θαλασσογενής) ἀλλογενής = “born of another [race]” ἀρτιγενής = “just ...


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This document should shed some light on the usage of the word porneia and the Greek word family it belongs to. Here is an excerpt from the conclusion: In this study we have looked at the word family -porn- in extra-biblical Greek literature, in the OT, and in the NT. In all sources, porneia and the related terms refer to sexual acts only. Both OT ...


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In the Psalms, we read that the heavens declare the glory of God. In this case, the psalmist seems to be referring to what we call "space", as he asserts that in the heavens is where the sun resides. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork... 5 In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a ...


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There's quite a bit of evidence in this link that porneia means prostitution. (SEE "FORNICATION - ORIGINAL GREEK") I'm not sure if the Strong's definition above is actually the original definition of porneia. Even the word "fornication" comes from the Latin word fornix (arch) referring to brothels. So when you consider the roots of these words it's ...


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There are really two parts to an answer. One is that the word "Fornication" is clearly defined in English: "voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other". Clearly pre-marital sex comes under that definition. The second part is the Greek word. The evidence I will cite here is that many generations ...


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I did some Google search for you. I found these online resources. Some are Unicode, some are not. Codex Sinaiticus Codex Vaticanus Textus Receptus Westcott and Hort Ivan Panin Greek New Testament edition


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Does hell really burn forever? Ask yourself this, are Sodom and Gomorrah still burning? No they are not. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 1:7 Because they are ...


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Acts 25:14, "it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks," is a direct quotation from a play by Euripides (d. 406 BCE), the Bacchae, with Jesus speaking instead of the Greek god Dionysus. Euripides had used the plural ('pricks') for reason of meter, and Acts uses the same plural, although it would normally be a singular. In his own epistles, Paul never ...


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But I suspect these are only later interpretations. Has Jesus himself ever said his dead is a sacrifice? Jesus's death is placed in the context of a Passover (Seder) meal, and since the meal is literally a liturgy, it must be completed or the participants defy the commandment of God. Anyway, Four cups must be drunk to complete the ceremony, and the ...


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If you are interested there are two excellent free downloadable Bible study programs, both of which have numerous Bible versions for download including both Hebrew and Greek translations. They are http//www The word.org and http//www. e-sword.net. you can preview either one prior to downloading. I have both and find them extremely valuable. You also can ...


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The New Testament was written in Greek by Greek-speaking writers for a Greek-speaking, largely Gentile audience. Paul was a Jew of the diaspora, and diaspora Jews used Greek in their everyday lives, with many of them unfamiliar with the Aramaic (or Hebrew) of Palestinian Jews. The development of the Septuagint is evidence of this language difference. ...


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In Jewish tradition (which is the milieu in which Paul was educated), there is a mention together of three heavens, as well as seven heavens. Three Heavens Targum of 2 Chronicles 6:18 שמיא עילאי ושמיא מיצעאי ושמיא תתאי "the supreme heaven, and the middle heaven, and the lower heaven" Seven Heavens According to the Babylonian Talmud, tractate Chaggiga ...



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