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Is Leviticus 18:22 condemnation of homosexuality only for idolatrous rituals?

I have heard some progressive Christians claim that Leviticus 18:22 was only condemning homosexual activities for idolatrous rituals. I know that 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 was using the ...
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Question about bible editions & verse numbering

I’m having a difficult time picking out a different edition for my bible study group(as i’m not much of a fan of KJ)and was hoping people on here might have some recommendations. I’d really prefer an ...
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How many lambs are sacrificed in the bible? [closed]

I was just wondering if this was ever counted. I'm aware of the significance of the sacrifices, but I want to know the number as well.
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Did John know Jesus was the Messiah and Son of God during Jesus's baptism?

We see that in John 1:31, John the Baptist said that he did not know Jesus. Some Bible commentators have said that what this meant was that John did not know Jesus was the Messiah. However, we see in ...
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What is the concept of kowtow in Christianity?

I am a Chinese. In China, every year on Ching Ming Festival, Chinese people go to the tombs of their dead ancestors to kowtow. Christianity prohibits kowtow to ancestors, which means disrespect for ...
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Does anyone know the name of the pharaoh that Joseph brought his family to meet?

Jacob and his house of 70 Jacob in Egypt, Wikipedia According to Wikipedia, Jacob brought 70 people to an Egyptian pharaoh. Israel and his entire house of 70, gathered up with all their livestock and ...
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Does Malachi 4:1 and Jude 7 prove that hell is temporary? [closed]

Does Malachi 4:1 and Jude 7 prove that hell is temporary? I'm studying the bible and I found a few verses that seem to challenge the idea of an eternal hell forever and ever. Even though the bible ...
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Are there any texts that mention viruses or dinosaurs or black holes or electricity or chromosomes or explain that the stars are suns etc? [duplicate]

From what I've understood, there's a lot more literature than just the Bible. So does anyone know if there are texts that mention anything about viruses, dinosaurs, electricity, magnetism or life on ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

How did the early Christians and Apostles get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God? Acts 2:46-47 reads: "Every day they continued to meet ...
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Why do people expect coherence in the bible?

Lots of questions on this site are asking how some text from the old testament fits to a contradictory one from the new testament or a passage of one book to the other. Why do people expect to find ...
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What make us believe in Jesus? [closed]

There is no proof that the Bible comes from God but we still believe in Jesus Christ .I think that nobody was there when the Bible was been writing but how can we believe ? It is not logical for me ?...
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Can we use KJV Bible version in mobile application [closed]

We are using KJV version of Bible in our app distributed globally and we are based out of Canada. KJV is in public domain except UK. Does it mean that we should restrict the users in UK.
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On a Biblical Citation in “A Memorial to a Christian Life''

I am reading A Memorial of a Christian Life by Ven. Louis of Granada. On page 324, it is given: “Thou shalt not take a form contrary to thine own form” - Eccles. 14. v. 26. However, the Book of ...
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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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