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There are three primary views that explain the meaning of the word "day" in Genesis 1. I will describe each one, and some of the purported Biblical evidence supporting each, briefly here. After all, this is a topic on which many books have been written. 24-hour Day Theory This view, which is held by many Young Earth Creationists states that each of the 6 ...


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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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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 22:...


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The normal generic word for God is "alaha"/"aloho" (ܐܠܗܐ), which is linguistically related to the Hebrew word for God "elohim". The translation of the tetragrammaton, YHWH, on the other hand, is "maria"/"morio" (ܡܪܝܐ), usually decomposed as mar-yah, Lord-Yah ("mar", lord, also being used by syriac speaking churches as a title for saints/doctors of the ...


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While both עולם (olam) and Greek αἰών (aiōn) can mean "eternity," they can also be limited to a particular duration of time or "an age." Olam Ha-Zeh and Olam Ha-Ba The Jews typically divided time into two ages or worlds (עולמים): "this age/ world" or עולם הזה (olam ha-zeh), and "the age/ world to come," or עולם הבא (olam ha-ba). In this particular context, ...


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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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While it's true that the word for "day" denotes a word for a period of time that is usually used for a 24 hour period, that same word is translated "day" in the following verse and can only be interpreted to describe a literal 24 hour period. The following understanding of the creation account sheds light on the understanding and intent of the writer of ...


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The word "sanctification" derives from the Latin noun "sanctificio". This original Latin word means "to separate and set aside" (source--using the WayBack Machine). To me, this rings of Isreal being set aside as God's holy people. (As seen in Deut. 7:6-8 and Leviticus 20:26) Also, it seems to reverberate in the New Testament with Jesus' words in the ...


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The name of God in the Hebrew Bible is YHWH, pronounced Yahweh or Jehovah. There are many words used in the Hebrew Bible for the word 'God' (not the name of God), such us El (god), Elohim (god, plural form), El Shaddai (god almighty), Adonai (master), Elyon (highest) and Avinu (our father) are regarded by many religious Jews not as names, but as epithets ...


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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, ...


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1. Accounting Language It is of course a different language, but yes, the same sort of language is present in the OT as well. Repayment - for good and for evil For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay Jeremiah 51:56 Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His ...


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The OP asks: Catholics say that our future sins are not forgiven...and say that John 20:23...uses the past, i.e. "forgiven", so ask how future sins can be forgiven. What information there is on the verb "forgiven” here...? Since nobody seems to have addressed the issue of verb tense here, I’ll give it a try. The verb in question is infected as a third ...


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As far as the Hebrew הִתְפַּלֵּל (hitpallēl) goes, I’m pretty sure1 the only example of prayer clearly directed at people (rather than God/gods) is Isaiah 45:14, which doesn’t come across as "pray" in most translations I’ve looked at, presumably because the idea is troubling. Thus says the LORD: “The wealth of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, ...


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I'm sure much could be written about the specific meaning of the Hebrew word for gods, but let me focus on one important interpreter's take: Paul the apostle. In 1 Corinthians 8:4–6, he quotes Isaiah and Deuteronomy to make his case that eating food sacrificed to idols is not inherently wrong: Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we ...


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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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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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It can be very difficult, in general. An example is the book of Jonah. Taken literally, he spends three days and nights inside the belly of a fish or whale. Other readers believe that the book is not meant to be read historically, but is a kind of fable that carries a moral lesson. How are we to determine which is the case? Read the book and find out what ...


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This question presumes salvation is dependent on the act of confession of sins instead of the act of belief in Jesus death and resurrection being adequate for salvation. I'm not sure that is biblical. "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." — Romans 10:9 That's ...


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"Holy" = "Set Apart (for a Special Purpose)" "Holy" (qodesh, 6944 קֹדֶשׁ ) means "set apart (for a special purpose)." Its synonyms, like "consecrated" and "sacred" mean the same thing. In the context of Leviticus 22:10, God is speaking of sacrifices. be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to Me Many of the ...


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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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There are few really clear contextual clues to the interpretation. The word can, and clearly does, mean either "24 hours" or "a period of time", in other contexts, and biblical interpreters have disagreed over which one it means here for a very long time. It is perhaps significant to note that this disagreement has gone on for many centuries, and long ...


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God takes our promises seriously ... Ecc 5:4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. ... so much so that ... Ecc 5:5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. The ideal is to have a such a character of faithfulness and ...


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There are two levels of meaning here. First, what does "day" mean in the context of the story, and second, what is the meaning of the story itself. Suppose I asked, "What does the word 'trees' mean in the following passage?" Judges 9:8-15 NRSV The trees once went out to anoint a king over themselves. So they said to the olive tree, "Reign over us.' The ...


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I'm not familiar with the NLT, but in the KJV it says it a little bit differently: "the evening and the morning were the first (second, third, etc) day." And that's all it says. It doesn't say that these days were 24 hours long. It doesn't even say that they were all as long as each other. In fact, you'd have some difficulty claiming that the first two "...


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Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?" is Greek transliteration of Aramaic words. If it was Hebrew, then azabthani would have been used instead of Aramaic word "Sabachthani." Check this link for Hebrew NT of Mark 15:34. http://www.bayithamashiyach.com/Mark_15.pdf In Hebrew, "Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?" will become "Eliy ‘Eliy lamah `azab’taniy?" The spoken ...


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Do you need forgiven BEFORE you sin? How can a future sin be a punishable sin if you haven't committed it yet? Jesus does predict specific sins for specific people before they happen (Peter and Judas), however he still urges Peter to... Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. And reconciliation for Peter's sin is not ...


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There's a lot of parts to your question. It confuses theology proper with anthropology without explicitly showing the connection. Additionally, you mention a Greek word, which seems to preclude the Old Testament. Regardless, you might find this verse interesting which includes the word "נֶפֶשׁ/nephesh": Isa 42:1 -- Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my ...


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In Jam. 5:12, it is written, But above all, my brothers, do not swear, neither by the heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath, but let your "yes" be "yes" and your "no" be "no," lest you fall into condemnation. πρὸ πάντων δέ ἀδελφοί μου μὴ ὀμνύετε μήτε τὸν οὐρανὸν μήτε τὴν γῆν μήτε ἄλλον τινὰ ὅρκον ἤτω δὲ ὑμῶν τὸ ναὶ ναὶ καὶ τὸ οὒ οὔ ...


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The rules on textual criticism described here generally apply to all forms of textual criticism. To plagiarize myself... Dr. David L. Cooper, the founder of The Biblical Research Society put it simply. Dr. Cooper is known for his “Golden Rule of Interpretation” which is as follows: When the plain sense of Scripture makes common sense,seek no other ...



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