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How can you disambiguate literal bible verses from non literal verses?

What repeatable method can we consistently use to identify non literal bible verses? For example some Christians claim Mark 9:47 is non literal. Are these verses literal, part literal or wholly non ...
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Does anyone feel robbed? [closed]

As a person who enjoys puzzles, problem solving, the great outdoors, creativity, and many, many more things, I sometimes feel like I have been "robbed" (by Christianity) The other day I was watching ...
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Looking for a passage on the effect of good/bad actions on your family through time

I don't remember the exact context surrounding the story/situation, but the message was about the impact of one's good or bad deeds through time. I remember it said something like: good things go ...
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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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Bible the most dangerous book on the Earth [closed]

Why did George Bernard Shaw called the Bible the most dangerous book on the Earth !!!? https://truereligiondebate.wordpress.com/2008/03/18/which-is-the-most-dangerous-book-on-earth-part-1/
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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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Reiterating John 3:16, as in its whole meaning…

God says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the WORLD.” Why does God love the world so much? Or the induvial people in it? I find is vaccinating that God loves his people so much. Later in, it says, “...
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How many times is it recorded in scripture - instances where Jesus ate a meal?

I could only think of five meals: 1. Last supper 2. Wedding Reception/Water into Wine 3. Multiplied the boys lunch for the multitudes 4. Zacchaeus called down from tree 5. Before Jesus ascended by the ...
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God appearing to non-believers

I just want to know what bible verse is it that talks about God appearing to a group of non-believers and even after seeing God they still didn't believe.
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How did scripture get the name bible?

A man came to my home and said that scriptures got the name bible from a prostitution city called Byblos near Tyre. He said that Byblos means "city of bastards" and it was deceptively put on the bible ...
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Marriage to a Jehovah’s Witness is it possible? [duplicate]

My girlfriend is a Jehovah’s Witness and I am a MFM member. But I love her so much! Can I marry her?
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV Bible?

I cannot understand why people think they need another version of the Bible besides the King James Version.
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What is the sin of St.Peter that made St.Paul opposed him in Galatians2:11?

Paul Opposes Cephas 11 When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they ...
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Are there any Bible verses about 'Being on your Knees' that do not specifically mention praying? [closed]

I'm writing a dystopian novel and am looking for a Bible verse that I could potentially take out of context. Although it sounds bad, I can assure you in no way, shape, or form is this book anti-...
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Are subheaders of Bible chapters part of the original text?

I'm attempting to store the Bible text of several translations into a single database. What I'm noticing is that some translations have some sort of subheaders within the chapters that don't seem to ...
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According to Catholics when were names added to The Book of Life?

According to Catholics, are names added to the Book of Life anywhere in the Bible (after Creation)? Including apocryphal writings or extrabiblical sources from within the Catholic spectrum. I see ...
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According to Baptist when were names added to The Book of Life?

According to Baptist of all stripes, are names added to the Book of Life anywhere in the Bible (after Creation)? I see only examples of names remaining in or being wiped out. I don’t see names being ...
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Why are the White Cliffs of chalk not taken out by the Flood?

So The Great Flood God sent out in the time of Noah. Why did the flood not take out the chalk wall in Dover because chalk is so easily washed up. catastrophist have made attempts to tackle the ...
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Parallel German (Martin Luther's 1534) and English Bible in PDF format?

I've been looking specifically for a PDF version of the Martin Luther 1534 translation of the Bible with a Parallel English translation (preferably KJV, but any edition will do). I've been hitting a ...
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Why is the Textus Receptus important?

I've seen it mentioned that some translations use the Textus Receptus and others don't, so why is this document important?
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Question about nativity and timelines

I can't quite wrap my head round this one. How do we know so much about the birth of Christ, but almost nothing about his growing up? As I see it, there were only a handful of people at the birth, ...
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How many prophecies in the Old Testament are about Jesus? [closed]

From what I’ve ‘heard’ at times there are select prophecies in the Old Testament that are apparently a reference to Jesus. Are there only a select few, if so which are they? Or are they a truly ...
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John 3:16 vs 1 John 2:15

Why does the bible say in John 3:16 that "For God so loved the world" but 1 John 2:15 says "Love not the world". If God Himself loved the world, why shouldn't we love the world?

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