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Is Sabbath "Rooted in Creation" in Exodus 20:11?

This is a question particularly for those who believe, based on Biblical data in the New Testament, that the Sabbath is no longer binding for New Covenant Christians, since Jesus has fulfilled the Law ...
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Why are there so many denominations of Christianity? [duplicate]

How can there be so many denominations of Christianity? Christianity is solely based on the Bible, so how can multiple faiths come from it?
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What writing sequence was used for double-sided papyrus scrolls? [migrated]

This also determines the order in which one would read the writing on a double-sided scroll. This question comes from reading the p52 fragment. The text not in square brackets below shows what is ...
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How can there be mortals in the millennial kingdom (pre-mill post trib)?

In light of passages like 1 Corinthians 15:52-53 which states that only after the “dead in Christ are raised” then those who are alive are “changed… putting on immortality” and the teaching on the ...
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Whose work in translating the Hebrew and/or Greek Old Testament is the basis for the Jehovah's Witnesses' Old Testament? [duplicate]

Follow up question to Has the Watchtower addressed why they haven't released their own Hebrew Interlinear of the Old Testament?
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Praying for Conversion will be right?

Actually me and my girlfriend are in a relationship from 7 months. But the problem is we are from different religions. We can't lose eachother. As I know I worship the True God Jesus. According to ...
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Has the Watchtower addressed why they haven't released their own Hebrew Interlinear of the Old Testament?

Follow up question to Where can I find a Jehovah's Witnesses version of a Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament?
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Where can I find a Jehovah's Witnesses version of a Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament?

Where can I find a Jehovah's Witnesses version of a Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament? I'm at my wits' end googling for one.
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Do all instances of the phrase “call on the name” prove that Jesus is God?

Claim: The phrase “call on/upon the name” seems to be a pointer to the true God, and if that phrase bears such significance throughout all of the Bible, then Jesus has to be God. From searching "...
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What steps do I take to forgive my aunt “biblically” [closed]

My aunt stole money from me. I was hurt, balled my eyes out; not because she stole but because I felt betrayed by someone I helped numerous times. I forgave her in my heart but someone told me that Im ...
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What denominations have published prophecies about lost Scripture?

The existence of Holy Scripture not contained in the present-day Bible editions can hardly be debated against, since there are numerous references to Scriptures we do not have within the Scriptures ...
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Is there an ESV Bible platform that helps organize your passage bookmarks in multiple lists?

I am looking for an ESV Bible website that allows you to save your bookmarks in a more flexible way. I find that I usually bookmark certain passages but I'm always challenged in not being able to find ...
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What are all the end times Bible passages you can think of?(only from the canonical books)

Until now I have found the following end times Bible passages: Daniel 7,8,10,11,12 Joel 2:28-32 Matthew 24 Mark 13 Luke 21:5-36 2 Peter 3:1-13 1 Corinthians 15:12-58 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 ...
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What is a NKJV like German version of the Bible?

So I’m looking for a Bible in German that is like the NKJV in accuracy. I specifically was looking at the verse ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21‬:‭8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, ...
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What methods were used to pass down the Old Testament pre-DSS & Septuagint?

One I know of were the Levitical singers reciting the Psalms. What other methods were used by the Israelites that preserved the Old Testament - whether oral or written?
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If Jesus is arch-angel Michael then he was created? [closed]

The Jehovah witness and Seventh Day Adventist denominations believe that Jesus is the arch-angel Michael. The reasons for this belief is based on the Biblical verses that Jesus will shout with the ...
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Rest in peace (RIP) phrase

How to ensure whether once a person man or woman passes away, his or her soul (RIP) is resting in peace now?
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Where do I start learning the Bible, as someone coming from a non-western background?

I live in Nepal. I have no background in any of the Abrahamic religions. I want to study the Bible in simple language with the aid of a book that provides context and spiritual meanings. By "...
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Are there any churches which still honor the distinction between homolegoumena and antilegomena?

In the ancient church there were two categories in the New Testament canon, the ὁμολεγούμενα (ho-mo-leh-GOO-meh-na; homolegoumena) which designated the books that were fully accepted, and the ...
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Are there any texts from the Bible that summarize the Gospel?

Trying to come up with a list of essentials to center a gospel message on. I've seen the "Roman road of salvation" used before, but I am wondering if there are any specific summaries in the ...
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Which Events are Covered in All Four Gospel Accounts?

I have in mind to make two unified Gospel accounts as a project to help me focus on the essential aspects of the Life, Ministry,and Atonement of Jesus Christ. For the first, I want to draw from ...
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According to the Bible, which of Jesus' Apostles were baptised in water?

John the Baptist said to those who came to him to be baptised that he baptised with water for repentance: “But after me comes one who is more powerful than I. . . . He will baptise you with the Holy ...
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Is The Bible truly infallible? Is it inerrant without divine inspiration?

My question comes in two parts, the second being a direct result of the first. Is the Bible infallible? I have often heard that it is, but the most conclusive proof that I have heard essentially ...
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Is there a list of verses from the Bible which the Joseph Smith Translation has modified/restored?

Rather than busting out a KJV and a JST and comparing them verse by verse I am lazily hoping that there is, somewhere, a list which has already been generated providing all of the verses from the ...
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Is there any scientific evidence for God's existence?

I became a Christian a couple of years ago and then converted to the Roman Catholic faith, but very recently I have started having doubts in my faith, especially the evidence for God, so my question ...
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The plagues of egypt

I've been told that each of the plagues that God brought upon Egypt corresponded to a different Egyptian god. That is to say, to mock that particular god. For example, heqet, the goddess of fertility, ...
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Is self defense murder in the Christian context?

If a Christian kills someone while defending his family in the process, will God hold that person guilty for taking out someone who would have ended that Christian and the Christian's whole family? ...
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Would a Latter-day Saint ever be comfortable (or is it allowed) to refer to one of their other scriptures as the Bible?

This question is important to an on-going topic on CSE-Meta as to whether the biblical-basis tag has become obsolete. I understand that Latter-day Saints, in using the term Scripture, include not ...
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Was Stephen correct in his historical summation of Jewish history in the Book of Acts, Chapter 7?

Concerning the Book of Acts, Chapter 7, I would like to know if all Christians should accept that everything that Stephen had said about Jewish history in his speech before the Sanhedrin, particularly ...
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How can a reasonable faith be placed in the Being that inspired the Bible if it is "inspired" but not "inerrant"?

This question (and two related sub-questions) is directed towards those who believe that the Bible is inspired but not inerrant. I understand inerrant to simply mean "without error". "...
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Do Catholics have a religious duty to report possible cases of heresy committed by a priest to their local bishop?

I am a life-long Catholic. At almost all of the Catholic Churches I have attended over the years, the priests there have given sermons based on various Biblical passages/parables which have always ...
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What differences are between these study bibles of NIV? [closed]

I found that there are several NIV study bibles, which are all published by Zondervan: NIV Archaeological Study Bible, by Walter C. Kaiser Jr. NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised, by Kenneth L. Barker NIV ...
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Did Greek weigh more heavily on Bible study than Latin historically, while it is the opposite today?

I have heard that students of Christian Theology study Latin for a better understanding the religion. I haven't heard about them learning Greek. Is it the same case for both Catholics and Protestants? ...
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Is there any Bible version which provides titles for chapters that can somehow summarize the chapters?

In the books that I have found for Bible English translation versions, I found summarizing titles for sections, but not for chapters. Is it correct that no Bible version provides titles for chapters ...
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From which translation version do people usually quote the bible?

People speaking English around the world like to quote the Bible, e.g. verses in Psalm, Matthew, and Romans. Which translation versions do they usually quote? Is it correct that they only quote KJV ...
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How was each chapter in the bible divided into sections? [closed]

I was wondering how each chapter in the bible was divided into sections (a sub-chapter group of verses)? Is division of a chapter into sections subjective to the translation version? the author of ...
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What is the take of Catholic Church on Codex Gigas?

The National Library of Sweden has a rare manuscript by the name Codex Gigas. It is a compilation of texts including those of both Old and New Testaments, a medical book, chants etc. One curious thing ...
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What General Guidelines Should be Considered When Obtaining a Personal Bible?

There are so many different Bibles available in the market today. They have a plethora of features unavailable just a few year ago. There's a whole gamut of things to choose from that dear ...
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How is the content of the bible organized?

I am trying to find out how to navigate the bible as a big book, and so I was wondering how the content of the book is organized? Only parts have titles, while chapters and sections don't. If all of ...
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Is the Union Version not a direct translation of KJV?

The translation to Chinese by Union Version of Bible at this website says: 提 摩 太 前 书 1 Timothy 1:10 行 淫 和 亲 男 色 的 , 抢 人 口 和 说 谎 话 的 , 并 起 假 誓 的 , 或 是 为 别 样 敌 正 道 的 事 设 立 的 。 The corresponding ...
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Which versions of bible are Bible in Basic English and Union Version?

Does Bible in Basic English correspond to some popular version of bibles? Is it dynamic like NLT? Same questions about Union Version (和合本)? Thanks.
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen? [closed]

It is correct that there are different English translations of the Bible; And different publishers, different editions, or prints. So, what facts would determine which translation one should consider ...
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How God has eyes when there was no light?

In the beginning of the bible it is said that God created man in his image and likeness. That means by the way that god had eyes. That he had eyes from eternity on is also obvious because he made ...
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Pertaining to Genesis 12:3 "I will curse those who curse you" is God referring only to unbelievers in Jesus?

Pertaining to Genesis 12:3 "I will curse those who curse you" is God referring only to unbelievers in Jesus? Is God referring to any human regardless of religious belief when He says: I will ...
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On Biblical Verses Invoked in Papal Encyclicals or Ecumenical Councils

Is there an expedient way to find out if a given some particular biblical verse, it has been invoked in either a papal encyclical or a document of an ecumenical council without having to retrieve that ...
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On Bible Translations That Catholics are Permitted to Read

I have started to read "Introduction to the Bible" by Fr. John Laux, M.A.. The following is extracted from pg. 20: The Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (1884) says in its Pastoral Letter: ...
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Comparison of Abraham and prophet from 1 Kings chapter 13

In Genesis when Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac on the altar he was stopped by an angel of God in Genesis 22:12. In this case Abraham somehow knew that the angel of God was sent by God and it was ...
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What's the moral of John 12:3-8? (Mary anointing Jesus's feet)

John 12:3-8: 3 "Mary then took a pound of very expensive perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ...
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Where do the related verse cross references in the CSB Bibles come from?

Many Bible editions include related verse cross references, which is separate from the translator's footnotes, such as this edition of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Bible (see excerpt here for ...
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Is the Bible God?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God According to John 1:1, "The Word is god". We all know that the Bible is the word of God; therefore, is John 1:...
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