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The commonly held understanding is partially correct, but overstated. In reality, the semantic range of the words is broader. Agape It is true that the words ἀγαπάω (agapaó) and ἀγάπη (agapé) came to mean something like "the highest form of love," but this was primarily due later Christian usage of the term. At the time of the New Testament's writing, ...


According to some translations based on the Septuagint, Job 29:18 mentions the phoenix: Job 29:18 (NAB): Then I said: "In my own nest I shall grow old; I shall multiply years like the phoenix For the same verse, KJV translates this as 'the sand', while keeping the allusion to a bird: Job 29:18 (KJV): Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I ...

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