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Questions about the history, composition and canon of the Bible. Don't use this tag for beliefs and practices in the Bible.

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How it is possible to be one God in three persons( Jesus, Holy Ghost, and God the Father)?

1)”Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Deuteronomy 6:4 2)And the Word( Jesus) became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the ...
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Are there any Bible that comes with explanations of each verses?

I'm looking for a NLT Bible which would have explanations of each verse? I would like to do a deeper study and don't want to end up misinterpreting some of those verses. Thanks.
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Did Moses Have A Speech Impediment?

Did Moses have a speech impediment? Because Acts 7:22 says he was powerful in speech and action which contradicts Exodus 4:10.
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Is that true that Jesus Christ is also God’s creation and he was selected to be His son? If yes, what’s the reason He did so? [closed]

Some of you claim that Jesus is not created. Ok, I have found in Bible this verse: ”Behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and you shall give Him the name Jesus.And he will be great and ...
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Looking for source of quote about “doing what you should be”

The other day I saw a quote I really liked on the board in front of a church as I was passing by. However I don't remember it 100% and wanted to see the source of the quote. Unfortunately I don't ...
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Can a secular government ever be a moral authority?

Can a secular government ever be a moral authority? For example, if there comes a day in the future that a secular government decrees that murder is no longer a criminal offense in that nation, ...
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Coming out of Egypt

The bible says the children of Israel who came out of Egypt were destroyed in the wilderness because of their unbelief. Does that mean they perished eternally?
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Mention of being more profitable if you do a business rather than a job?

I am trying to find similarities between different religions on the assumption that doing business has greater good than doing a job. Is there any mention of such thing in Bible?
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Why do some earlier Bibles not have a publishing date?

Ive noticed that some King James Bibles that look several decades old don't have a date of any kind. How can one get an idea of how old a Bible is or when it would have been published?
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What were the editions to the KJV since 1611 and who did them and when?

So the King James Bible came out in 1611 with the authorized version, then in 1769 with the standard version. Supposedly, there were some minor spelling corrections made in the late 1800's and in ...
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“The weak shall be cut down by their peers” [closed]

I bumped into a Facebook post today mocking a particular Bible passage, quoting: The weak shall be cut down by their peers They never provided any reference and it's one I don't recall ever ...
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Who said the following [closed]

American King James Version For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.Was it God who said this?
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What are the differences between most Christian Bibles and Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible?

Are most Christian bibles and Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible the same ? If not what are some important differences in them?
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Which versions of the Bible do contemporary British Pentecostal churches typically use?

I am writing a novel where one of the characters is a Black British Pentecostal Christian from London. In the interests of accuracy, I am trying to work out which version of the Bible he would be ...
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Are there eyewitness accounts of Jesus Christ written during (or closely after) his lifetime?

I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Saviour. The Lord has laid upon my heart, the noblest task of all, that is, to search for the truth. In recent times, it has come to my ...
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The Holy Bible a Sacramental?

Is the Bible a sacramental because it is a Bible, or must it be blessed by a priest to become the Holy Bible? Also, is there a distinction between the holiness of the Bible as an object, and the ...
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Has the US Catholic Church given an imprimatur to any English Bible translations intended for children?

There are several Bible translations that have an imprimatur in the Catholic Church, such as the New Jerusalem Bible. This Wikipedia article lists other translations with an imprimatur, but as best I ...
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In the bible, who saw the light and was blinded?

I heard a quote somewhere that described a biblical character who "saw the light" and was "blinded" and "crawled" his way through a certain location. Who is this referring to?
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Why is Christianity fixated on ancient Israeli culture? Is such a 'spacetime-lock' evidence of falsehood?

When I studied Mohammed's religion, I thought the insistence and enforcement of 7th century Arabian culture (e.g. diet, clothing, marriage, law) on the entire planet unreasonable, and evidence it was ...
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How do Christians justify worshiping someone who kills naive children/innocent beings? [closed]

For example, in the Old Testament, Jehovah sends two bears to maul 42 children to death when some of them mocked one of his followers: "[23] And he went up from thence to Bethel: and as he was going ...
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What are the NIV cross-references? Where do they come from?

In my NIV Bible I see tiny letters inside the text and references to other passages in the margins. Some of these are tremendously helpful, some seem only to relate by the use of one word. Where do ...
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What do the paragraph markings in the Jubilee Bible 2000 translation mean?

What do the paragraph markings on the Jubilee Bible 2000 mean? Take a look at the 1st, 5th, 8th verses in 1 Peter 5 (among other examples): Image via Bible Gateway. Reading the translator's notes, I ...
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Did any of the Apostles travel to present day Saudi Arabia? Apostle Thomas?

Did any of the Apostles travel to present day Saudi Arabia? Apostle Thomas?
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Did Jesus ever say in the Bible to preach Christianity or his message to the Non-Jews? [closed]

My question is very simple: did Jesus mention or command his followers to go and preach Christianity (worshiping Him) to Indians or the Non-Jews? If he did not mention it why are Christians preaching ...
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How do I verbalize “Lesson: 1 John 4:7-21”?

Is it correct to say: "Today's lesson is from the first book of John, Chapter 4, verses 7 through 21"?
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Do any Bibles contain the Book of Nathan the Prophet and/or the History of Nathan the Prophet

A possible reference to the Book of Nathan is described in 1 Chronicles 29:29: "Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the ...
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Daniel's timeline - Yom Kippur dates 2024 [closed]

Hello, I have been working on a hypothetical Daniel’s timeline for the final “week” of 7 years prophecy (using dispensational/literal interpretation of days in the timeline) described in Daniel/...
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Is Methodism more strict in biblical interpretation? [closed]

I just wanted to know that is John Wesley and his denomination Methodism more literalist, fundamentalist and strict in their interpretation of the Holy Bible or not?
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Is the use of rosary by Catholics a pagan practice? [closed]

Some Christian pastors and apologists have said that Catholics are heretics because they practice many pagan, un-Christian and un-biblical things, such as rosary among others. They justify this by ...
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Is trinitarianism Biblical or pagan? [closed]

Is the concept of Trinity from the Bible? If it is then should I as a Muslim conclude that Bible does not uphold the unity of GOD, rather teaches 'tritheism', as the Bible says "Three are witness in ...
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How easy was it to get a Bible (Old Testament or both Testaments) in the Eastern Roman Empire during the early reign of Justinian?

My question spawns from a book I am thinking about writing. It is the story of how a young man (teenager) living in a tribe of nomads trading along the Silk Road. He becomes a Christian and ransoms ...
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Do JWs have books besides the Bible that they view as “sacred” or “inspired”?

I see that the JW website contains the text of a few different Bible translations: KJV, ASV, Byington, New World Translation and The Kingdom Interlinear Translation. From articles such as "The Bible ...
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What is the difference between the Gospel and the Holy Bible? [duplicate]

Probably my question here is trivial, but I'm interested to know the difference between the Gospel and the Holy Bible. Also, does anyone have the original version of it (I mean the original version ...
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According to the Catholic Church, why does God hurt others to punish David in 2 Samuel:24?

Why does God hurt innocent people to punish King David? Moreover, even David doesn't understand it, raising the additional problem of why God would give a punishment not understood by the person ...
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How many times does the New Testament quote the Old Testament?

I found this resource [1] that lists all the references to Genesis found in the New Testament, and it made me curious if there is a list of all Old Testament quotes found in the New Testament. Have ...
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Was the darkness that came during Jesus's death a solar eclipse? [duplicate]

Matthew 27:45 - From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. I know a solar eclipse is only a few minutes, but it seems like it would match the description. I want more ...
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Is there an online or downloadable “copyable” bible?

What I mean is a site or file that is designed to be copied on the computer. I.e, no headers, no footnotes, all chapters of a book on one page, preferably with options like verse-per-line and ...
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How many languages has the King James Version been translated into?

Yes, that's what I mean. Please read before downvoting. Our sister site hosted this question, which tells us that Winston Churchill said the King James Version of the Bible had been translated into ...
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What version of the Bible should a beginner read? [closed]

I am interested in learning the true Bible story. Yet; there are so many different versions published. From general talk they all seem to have varied content and conflict with each other. Many are ...
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Why is the word “dragon” in the Bible?

I'm not asking about what is the dragon, it's the devil okay, but my question is why is it called "dragon", why dragons exists in the Bible, when they are nothing more than mythical creatures. ...
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Does Catholicism allow the possibility of new books being added to the Bible?

The Catholic Church recognizes 73 books in the Bible (46 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament). Does the Church allow the possibility of new books being added to the Bible, perhaps in a "...
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Did the pre-Christian Greek Bible contain only the five books of Moses?

The New Testament quotes portions of the Greek Old Testament (known as the Septuagint, or LXX for short), including portions of books beyond the Pentateuch (or five books of Moses), some of which are ...
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How did Christians cultivate their knowledge of the Bible before mass-printing of the Bible?

The Bible is by far the most sold book ever. As this site says: Bible Society’s attempt to calculate the number printed between 1816 and 1975 produced the figure of 2,458,000,000 – almost 2 and a ...
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Is there a German version of the Message Bible?

Is there a German translation of the Message Bible? I've read other German versions, but I can't find something as vivid and contemporary.
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To the LCMS Lutherans, how is the Bible the word of God?

A. The Bible is the Word of God. (means, all the words we read are the Words of God) B. The Bible contains the Word of God. (means, not all the words we read are the Words of God) C. other than A ...
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To the Lutherans ELCA, how is the Bible the word of God?

A. The Bible is the Word of God. (means, all the words we read are the Words of God) B. The Bible contains the Word of God. (means, not all the words we read are the Words of God) C. other than A ...
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What is the meaning of CCC-135?

CCC-135: The Sacred Scriptures contain the Word of God and, because they are inspired, they are truly the Word of God. I don't understand the sentence above, because (to me) "contain the Word of ...
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What is an overview of the perspectives on how a miracle is actually done? [closed]

Reading through Exodus and seeing that some of the miracles God told Moses to perform, pharaoh's magicians also performed them; I began to have these line of thoughts, that the acts of miracles may ...
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How did attitues to the deutero-canonical books in the Western Churches change during the second millenium? [closed]

What was the pre-Reformation understanding and how did that change during and after the Reformation Era for Protestants and for Catholics? What is the current position?
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According to dispensationalism, who is 'the dragon' and what are the differences between 'the dragon' and 'the beast'?

Based in the question: According to full preterism, who is 'the dragon' and what are the differences between 'the dragon' and 'the beast'? In some passages from the Bible there exists sentences such ...