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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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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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What was St Paul's age at the time of his conversion and what was his age when he died?

I think that there are no direct answers for this. I would like to know the age of the Apostle St Paul when he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus and how long he lived after that.
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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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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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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's the difference between the Gospel and the Bible?

The title almost says it all: What's the difference between the Gospel and the Bible? Does one contain the other or what? What does each one include? Where did each one come from (or who authored ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is God asking questions or appearing uncertain in the Bible if He's omniscient?

Is God omniscient? lists all the passages were it is written that God is omniscient. Reading other passages, I found a few things that seemingly contradict this: In Genesis 3:8-13 God asks Adam and ...
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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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Is the Vulgate the official version of the bible for entire Catholic Church, or just the Latin Church?

The Latin Vulgate is considered to be the official version of the bible of the Roman Catholic church. I'm wondering if this means it is only the official version of the Roman Catholic Church, or does ...
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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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Which persons of the Trinity are attached to which noun in John 1:18

No one has ever seen God[1]; the only God[2], who[3] is at the Father's[4] side, he[5] has made him[6] known. (John 1:18 ESV) I have always had trouble understanding what this verse is actually ...
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Are the gospel authors who we believe them to be?

What I'm wondering is whether the actual authors of the book of John, Luke, Matthew, and Mark are who we believe them to be. I go to a Catholic high school, and in our version of the Bible it says, in ...
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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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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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What is the significance of Jesus seeing Nathanael under the fig tree?

In John 1:46-50, Nathanael is introduced to Jesus for the first time. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son ...
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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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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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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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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 ...