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Is choosing to commit sin a possibility in Heaven?

According to the Bible 'sin' by definition is anything that is against God! Which is why God cannot commit sin [Hebrews 6:18; Titus 1:2], not that He doesn't choose to commit sin. This is because God ...
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Any Septuagint (LXX) audio book available online?

Searching for a complete audio of Septuagint - Ancient, not Modern Greek translation. Is it available anywhere online?
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Do illustrated bibles like the 1866 “La Grande Bible de Tours” actually violate Exodus 20:4? [closed]

[Issue] Enticing visual learners to study biblical text, did the 1866 La Grande Bible de Tours may correctly interpret Exodus 20:4-5 to justify depictions of angelic figures as helpful illustrations ...
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Did Samson drink wine? [closed]

Did Samson drink wine? Nazirite vow restricted one from drinking wine. Is there evidence in the bible that Samson violated the terms of a Nazirite vow?
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What is the Catholic Church's take on copies of Bible printed with errors?

While using Goggle, one comes across a write-up on a certain print of the Bible , which contained some glaring errors. The copy of the Bible now referred to as `The Wicked Bible, has only 10 copies ...
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The other gospels not part of the Bible [closed]

AFAIK the the writers of the NT are only Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James, Peter and Jude. The writing of the other apostles, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthias, Simon abd James why ...
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Does the Roman Catholic Church have a daily Bible reading?

I know that the Roman Catholic Church has the same Gospel reading on the Lord's Day. But does it having a daily reading as well? Where can I go to find it?
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How do the (Roman) Catholic Church and the (Anglican) Church of Uganda view “wife inheritance”?

There is a cultural practice in parts of Africa in which a young widow is required to marry her dead husband's brother, male cousin or other relation. This is sometimes referred to as wife inheritance....
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Does the latest Scofield Reference Bible delete or substantially alter any of the original notes?

There's some controversy about differences between the original Scofield reference bible and the latest editions, which were edited by a committee after Dr Scofield's death. I'm wondering whether any ...
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Why does the Quran mention Jesus Christ 25 times, but Mohammad only 5 times? [closed]

I ask anyone here, and I ask all people who think that Muhammad, peace be upon him, edited and wrote the Quran, to give me a fair and convincing answer for this question: Question: Why is Jesus ...
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What scientific evidence is there for a global flood? [duplicate]

An atheist has asked me for scientific evidence of a global flood. He's claimed "ZERO EVIDENCE of a global flood". I'm not well-read on that. What scientific evidence is there consistent with Noah'...
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How many times Jesus was montioned in both of Holy Bible and Holy Quran? [closed]

Is there someone here give me the number of citations of Jesus in the original version of the Holy Bible ? I say to you in the Holy Quran He is mentioned 32 times and we have a Surah called Merry ...
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According to Catholicism, how should one read the Catholic Bible?

Is there any order that we should follow to read the bible? Like whether we should follow some chronological order or just read randomly. I am just starting to read the Catholic Bible and don't know ...
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Why are there so many interpretations with the Bible? [closed]

I would like to ask, WHY must there be so many interpretations of scripture? there are so many interpretations of certain verses, denominations and such, and this can be confusing for people (...
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The Explosion of Thera 1642–1540 BCE

If we take the eruption of Thera... Which I believe would have had a high impact on all the surrounding countries... Has anyone associated this event, even theoretically, to a Biblical event. Also ...
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Is there any Bible story where it showed a tiny flicker of hope during turmoil and devastating days in victims', and anxious people's lives? [closed]

Now there is a huge crisis looming over the heads of the earthlings. COVID-19 or Corona Virus. You know it. So is there any particular story in the Bible that comes to your mind and showed a beacon ...
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Is there any biblical reference to a third temple being built? [closed]

In referrence to to end times; does the Bible say anywhere that a third temple will be built?
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What specific thing in the Bible separates the Old Testament from the New Testament?

We have the Old Testament and the New Testament. Does Old Testament just simply refer to the time before the Incarnation and the New Testament to the time afterwards? I do not see one specific thing ...
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Did Early Church Fathers have a Talmud of their own?

The Talmud(s) are compiled of about 2,711 pages. The Mishna, Midrash, and Gemara are many examples of Jewish literature that encompasses every-day life, from halacha (Jewish law) to marriage and ...
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Where in the Bible does God permit us to create? How would science fit into this? [closed]

Its was a christian doctrine that we are pro-creators. So technically, we can build or create something. However, I am a bit confused when some religious people curse science as "messing with God's ...
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What are the R numbers in the eSword NASB?

Psalm 103:14 (NASB) (14)  For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. Here, He is R2 and but is R3. What do those R numbers that mean? Are they still Hebrew words? The ...
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What bible courses do men take in seminary before becoming an ordained priest?

What bible courses do men take to before becoming an ordained priest? A college course book from a Catholic seminary only list one semester in bible theology.
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Source for Biblical Moral Stories [closed]

Does anyone know of a good book, website, or general source that focuses on telling the the different narrative form moral-stories of the Bible (e.g. Peter walks on water with Jesus, doubts it, then ...
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How can I register copyright of Bible? [closed]

I added minor changes from a Bible with public domain and made a new Bible version. How can I register copyright for the new Bible version? Is it true that Publishing a Bible with ISBN already implies ...
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What is the general interpretation of God creating the humans “in his image”? [closed]

I'm not sure I understand what this means, neither in English nor my native language. "In his image", as I interpret it, means that God intends to create an entity identical in looks and powers to ...
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Did the invention of the printing press change Christianity?

Before 1440 and the invention of the printing press, most Christians would not have had their own personal bible. So I would assume the only place they would see one would be in a church read by a ...
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Is the ASV Bible version Public Domain in Canada? Any other Bibles Public domain in Canada?

I have found on Biblegateway.com that there is a list of Bibles that are in the Public Domain for the US including the ASV, but I am not sure if that also covers Canada.
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What was the reason and the contents of the title pages “Old Testament” and “New Testament” in the earliest codex (extant or not)?

By dividing the collection of books in the Bible into "Old Testament" and "New Testament", the compiler of the books of the Bible made a strong theological statement that something "old" has passed ...
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What secrets of the Bible that you know and others don't unless you tell them? [closed]

I think the Bible is a dossier on ending child scarifice in all its forms forever. What's your secret?
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Find Bible passages by keyword/ topic

I am chemistry and biology lecturer. When I teach new concepts such as equilibrium or origin of life or liquids, etc, sometimes I would like to check if there is some interesting passage in Bible that ...
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Biblical or Historical Devil Worshipper?

I am writing a novel happening in 1346. In it, a satanist sect worships some relics of a person that embodies evil (a biblical or historical devil worshipper). In the novel, the chuch will unroot and ...
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Is there any true evidence for any miraculous event written in the bible? [closed]

Is there trustworthy evidence of any event written in the bible ? For instance events like- Garden of Eden, The great flood & Noah's ark, Moses & Parting of the red sea, Miracles of ...
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What did the original Christian writings look like during the 1st century CE?

It is said (from what I've read), from a few Google searches related to "when was the new testament first written", that the New Testament was written down somewhere between 30CE and 150CE, rough ...
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What was the original writing in the Bible about “don't offer comments to the unwise”? [closed]

Today I heard in the radio for a one-minute talk from a pastor about: Don't offer comments or concern to the unwise, or else they will hate you or do bad things to you. If you offer comments or ...
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Is “There's more sanctity in a dog's loyalty than there is in all your human laws.” a quote from the Holy Bible?

I just saw an episode of The Simpson's on television (S28E22 - Dogtown), in which during a courtroom scene, the judge turns to the jury and says: Now, I have a brief instruction for the jury: ...
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What is the definition of sons of God in Job 2:1?

Job 2 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord Multiple sons of God are mentioned in Job 2:1. What definition would entail the title 'Sons of God'. Is ...
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Question about Moses [duplicate]

How old was Moses when his mother returned him to Pharaoh's daughter in Egypt? Please I will like to know more about it. How long was he weaned?
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What are some countries where you can be imprisoned for reading or owning a Bible?

Growing up Christian, I would always hear of far away countries where people would be imprisoned for reading the Bible. Today I wondered about that. Are there really any countries that imprison people ...
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Exodus as justification for political or religious terrorism?

God, through Moses and Aaron, carries out or threatens the following in Exodus: plague of water turned to blood plague of frogs plague of lice plague of flies plague of diseased cattle plague of ...
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How similar are the KJV and the Reina Valera bibles?

I know that the two books are similar to each other in that they’re both very influential printed bibles, and that they’re used by the same or similar denominations of Christianity. And that both ...
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writing and pronouncing Bible references [duplicate]

How would you say this Bible reference: Malachi 3:7b,8 & 10,11? Also, is it written correctly?
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What in New Testament invalidates God’s commandments from the Old Testament? [duplicate]

Where in the New Testament (if at all) does it say that Christians do not have to abide God’s commandments from the Old Testament?
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Are the John Schultz commentaries good? [closed]

Please let me know if these commentaries are reputable. http://www.bible-commentaries.com/ I'm looking for legitimate pdf's that are open source equivalents for the Word Bible commentaries. Thanks.
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Did Erasmus use Codex Basilensis for his Novum Instrumentum omne?

I am looking for a definitive answer to whether or not Erasmus used Codex Basilensis 'A. N. III. 12 (07 on the list Gregory-Aland) — the four Gospels in Greek in uncial letters; 8th century' in his ...
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Books of the New Testament for Greeks

What books of the Bible were written to the Greeks? I am interested in reading those books at this time.
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Where is the reference in bible that JESUS preached for three and Half years?

Required bible reference that JESUS Preached for three and half years.
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Mark’s father’s name

Who was Mark's (or John Mark's) father in the Gospel and what was his name. His mother’s name was Mary. Where can I find the name of Mark’s father mentioned in the bible, if at all?
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Why there is no separated Book in bible for Jesus? [closed]

We have books by Moses, Books for Wisdom, Books for Gospels etc..... Why there is no separate Book written about Jesus.
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Does a list of people mentioned in the bible who got saved exist?

I am studying about being saved. According to scripture : Ephesians 2 : 8 - For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; I want to study ...
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How come Good and Evil fruit brought from same tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden?

GOD's words will never change from the beginning of creation and forever. If we read in Mathew chapter 7 words 17-18 it says: 17) Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a ...

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