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Paul mentions having been imprisoned a number of times, but this answer is only concerned with the occasions on which he was given the liberty to write letters. The Epistles to Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philemon are often called the 'Prison Epistles' because they appear to have been written by Paul while in prison. Of these, only Philippians and ...


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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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I believe the Bible was written in Koine Greek because God invented greek so he could write the new testament in it. It is a darn good language with a lot of expressive capabilities and has the same Mood and Voice grammatical shades as does Biblical Hebrew. The words for Sin and Holy have the same meaning, namely Harmatia, missing the mark and Chatah to ...


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Because the founders were not Christian. The American Revolution took place during a period of history known as the Enlightenment, when Christianity was falling out of favor amongst the European aristocracy and the educated elites in the European colonies. So the Declaration of Independence (and other early American legal documents) were written from the ...


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The tradition of palm branches on Palm Sunday actually originates with the Jewish festival of Sukkoth, also called the Festival of the Tabernacles or Booths, which was probably the most popular holiday among the Jews in the first century. In the observance of Sukkoth, worshippers processed through Jerusalem and in the Temple, waving in their right hands ...


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My answer is from the point of view of critical scholars, in other words experts who have studied the New Testament texts to establish who really wrote them and when. Sometimes, these scholars come up with some surprising conclusions. I will list the New Testament books in approximate chronological order, but alter this when necessary for clarity. It is ...


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The question implicitly asks two questions. The first is whether Luke wrote the gospel that now bears his name; the second is whether Luke was a slave. Luke's Gospel, like all the New Testament gospels was originally anonymous, as was Acts of the Apostles. They were attributed to Luke later in the second century, largely because it was felt that the author ...


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There is one perspective of the two creation stories in Genesis that has everything made by the end of day six, except the woman and a few animals. There is a somewhat common view that Eve was created after the seventh day rest. There are seemingly two creation stories in Genesis. Chapter 1 is the one we are all familiar with and the YEC's often quote it ...


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Man was (and is) created on the 6th day. God rested from all of his work on the 7th day. We look forward to a Sabbath rest with him while we live in this 6th day. Let me clarify. For those of us "in time" we are created on the 6th day, (the day of man and modern animals). The conservative doctrines of providence and continuous creation show that God ...



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