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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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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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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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In many ancient cultures, Hebrew included, the number seven often signifies completeness and/or perfection (for more information see either Numerical Sayings in the OT, W. Roth or IVP New Bible Dictionary, ed. Marshall, Miller, Packer, Wiseman, p834). Therefore, it is often used in an emphatic sense. This is seen in Peter's question: "should I forgive seven ...


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Your two examples are two different numbers. Lamech speaks of seventy-seven times (77), while Jesus says seventy times seven (490). It's hard to say exactly what Lamech meant, as his story is badly incomplete--it doesn't say who he killed or why, or what happened after that. So it's difficult to draw any conclusions here. As for Jesus's answer to Peter, ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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'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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This isn't as complicated as it seems. We probably all know Romans 6:23, which tells us that the wages of sin is death. Paul wrote this in 2 Corinthians 5:14: one died for all, and therefore all died. We, having sinned, deserve death. Jesus, who did not sin, died in our place. Therefore, Paul explained, "all died". There is no longer any penalty for sin, ...


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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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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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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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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 sense; Therefore, take every word at its primary, ordinary, usual, literal meaning unless the facts of the immediate ...


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I don't like the word "sanctification" because it makes a process out of something God has declared/decreed. As Christians we are both justified (saved/made right before God) and sanctified (set apart, consecrated for God's purpose). This goes against the general evangelical practices of using the term "sanctification" to mean, "being made holy". The ...



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