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Questions tagged [bible]

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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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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Why was Jesus asleep during the storm?

In the Bible, it is said that Jesus was asleep in the boat during the storm. What is the reason?
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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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Revelations 12- who do you think the man- child is?

LETS learn REVELATIONS I can answer a lot of Questions and I’m sure you can to!
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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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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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Where can I find scans of original Biblical manuscripts?

I want to study different translations of Bible and compare them to Bible in Hebrew and Greek. Can any one tell me where can I find the pictures of original Biblical manuscripts online?
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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. Acts 7:22 And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians,...
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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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The symbolic use of “horn”

It has proved difficult to find an answer to this question A quick concordance search of "horn" and you will find many different uses for the word. My center-column notes say "strength." But why? ...
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In what sense is the bible is “clear”/perspicuous?

What do protestants mean when they say that the bible is "clear"? I would assume that it would mean that people reading the Bible or any part of it generally come up with more or less the same idea of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What writing materials did the writers of the Gospels use?

I am wondering what kind of writing materials the writers of the Gospels used to make the original scrolls. I know that papyrus and parchment were used widely at the time.
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When/why did the [N]RSV become a “Catholic” Bible instead of a “Protestant” Bible?

The Methodist church my aunt grew up in back in the 50s and 60s relied almost exlcusively on the RSV, and she continued to use it until her death a few years ago as her preferred translation. However,...
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How does Christianity explain suffering that ends in death?

Does suffering in this life really matter? How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god? Both answers above contain the major theme of God refining us, making us more like ...
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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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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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Does the Catholic Church officially claim that the Bible is insufficient without tradition?

I read this quote at the Christian Research Institute's site: One, the fact that Scripture, without tradition, is said to be “God-breathed” (theopnuestos) and thus by it believers are “competent, ...
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Why sleep next to an open Bible?

Numerous times in my life I have heard vague references to leaving a Bible open, usually on a table near you, as you sleep. Is this is a real practice? If so what is the purpose? Is it thought to ...
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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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Can other “scripture” (such as the Quran) be used as ultimate authority in presuppositional apologetics?

I've been impressed lately with the presuppositional apologetic work of Sye Ten Bruggencate and how his arguments seem to be irrefutable by those he debates. The only problem I have is that he claims ...
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Are chapter and verse divisions international?

If someone quotes e.g. Leviticus 6:7, will this be the correct position no matter the language or translation?
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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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Are there eyewitness accounts of Jesus Christ written during (or closely after) his lifetime?

In recent times, it has come to my understanding, that the New Testament was written in its entirety only after Jesus Christ has died. I ask for in the search of documents which date to Jesus' ...
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What purpose does the Old Testament have today?

I've seen different pastors use the Old Testament to fill gaps and sometimes to override information in the New Testament. However, the New Testament is supposed to be part of the new deal which is ...
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Which was written first Noah’s Flood or the Gilgamesh Epic?

I am finding conflicting information on the web... Was it Book of Genesis or the Gilgamesh Epic that was written first?
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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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Complete list of versification differences in the Tanakh

As already said in a question Jews and Gentiles versify the Tanakh (i.e., assign its chapters and verses) quite a bit different. I have been trying to find an exhaustive list of the verses that differ ...
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What does the Bible say in regards to technological development? [closed]

With regards to technological advances, the study of technology and continuing to make medical and convenience advancements that prolong life, and the "playing god" complex. What does the Bible have ...
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Are there any examples of sarcasm in the bible? [closed]

The closest in tone to sarcasm, though somewhat different, that I am aware of is John 1:45-46 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the ...
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Why is there not a single date in the Bible?

The question popped into my head while I was thinking about the Jews, their exodus, and the founding of Jerusalem. I wondered why they didn't even write down the year they formed their city? Why is ...
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Does the Bible list any “miracles” specifically accomplished by the Devil?

Also, could you consider the Devil moving Jesus to the top of the Temple as such?
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How accurate is King James' Bible? [duplicate]

Proponent of King James bible themselves points the differences between King James and modern standard. If we assume the modern translation is accurate, that means KJV must be quite wrong then. The ...
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Did Jesus heal a person with a chromosome defect?

Is there anywhere in the bible a hint or something saying Jesus healing someone with a chromosome defect? For example somebody with a Down Syndrome or similar. What about today's healings? Was it ...
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What does “biblical Christianity” mean to evangelical Protestants?

What does "biblical Christianity" mean to evangelical Protestants, and does it entail the emphasis on and especial attention to sola scriptura? I think this question is important, because it may be ...
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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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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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Do 'Bible Christians' find paraphrasing the Bible distasteful?

This might be a meta question, but I really mean it in a scholarly way. Does paraphrasing the Bible for conversational use make Sola Scriptura folks cringe? I'm not even sure what my Church thinks ...
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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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What does it mean to comment on scripture with scripture?

What does it mean to "comment on a verse with a verse" or "only scripture can explain scripture"? I see these kinds of comments popping up in comment threads that discuss the meaning of a verse. What ...
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Is there any institution that has translated or is translating the Bible to Indian languages from Textus Receptus?

I know there is one Hindi translation by William Carey but that is such an old translation that the Hindi used in that is no longer spoken in India.