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What is the significance of the Hebrew 'postscript' at the end of Zephaniah 3:20 in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia?

What is the significance of the Hebrew 'postscript' at the end of Zephaniah 3:20 in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia and what would be the translation of this text?
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How will unity of the faith be brought about?

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ What denominations have advanced an ...
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According to Ellen White, will all nations become Christians?

I'm from Brazil (we speak Portuguese language) and with help of translating tools I've translated the following paragraphs to ask my question. The question is related to Ellen White prophecies. The ...
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The Way of the Cross as a Prophecy of the History of the Catholic Church and a Prefigurement of the Fortunes of the Holy See?

In Fr. F. W. Faber's The Precious Blood, he makes the statement on p. 279 that: Moreover, the Way of the Cross is a great Mystery of prophecy and figure. It is a prophecy of the history of the Church;...
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On the quantity defecting in the Great Apostasy?

On p. 230 of Fr. F. W. Faber's The Precious Blood, we find the words: In the days of Antichrist, when two-thirds even of the faithful shall fall away from the Church. Now, "a revolt" is ...
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Are prophetic revelations that come to mind during prayer distractions?

Are prophetic revelations (e.g., "I am Who am." to Moses or private revelations) that involuntary come to mind when praying distractions to prayer? St. Thomas writes (Summa Theologica II-II ...
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How do Catholics respond to the Roman Catholic Church being referred to as the sea beast?

I have watched a dozen of YouTube videos on the identity of the Sea Beast mentioned in the book of Revelation. Almost all these channels conclude that the sea beast is a religious institution that ...
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The issue in the prophecy of 1914

I was reading this Wikipedia article and I reached this part: Jehovah's Witnesses assert that Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 607 BC and completely uninhabited for exactly seventy years....
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Will Jesus sit on David's Throne

Gabriel told Mary that her son would someday sit on the Throne of David, which of course, did not exist at that time. Christ now sits on His Father's Throne. When will Jesus sit on David's Throne? ...
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What insights can be derived from the Protoevangelium regarding God's plan of Salvation, specifically in relation to the concept of election?

The Protoevangelium, which can be found in Genesis 3:15, holds significant value in Christian theology as it serves as God's initial proclamation and a prophetic utterance. The concept of Redemption ...
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Which are the OT prophesies referred to in the Nicene Creed in relation to Jesus' Resurrection?

St Paul writes in 1 Cor 15:4 that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day in accordance with the scriptures. We recite the verse in the Nicene Creed also. Now, we see Jesus mentioning his death and ...
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Was Jn 19:12-13 intended to be a prophecy on the Day of Judgement?

We read in Jn 19:12-13 (NRSVCE): From then on Pilate tried to release him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this man, you are no friend of the emperor. Everyone who claims to be a king sets ...
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Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's Prophecy on the Two Popes

I would like to know the source (a book, I presume) that speaks about Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's "Prophecy of the two popes.'' Every online site that I recall, which speaks about it, has ...
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Was St. John referring to schismatic bishops in describing the Antichrist in 1 John 2:18-19? [duplicate]

18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but ...
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Does Hosea 6:2 place the Second Coming of the Christ at 3000 AD? [closed]

In Bible prophecy, a single day literally stands for one thousand years. In the book of Hosea chapter 6 verse 2 then it says that: After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us ...
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Is the resurrection of Col 3:1 the millennium?

The two verses bear many of the same referents. If this were the case then many of what I refer to as "delusions" regarding the end times can be shown to be without merit. Col 3:1 ¶ If ye ...
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Did Swedenborg see himself as a prophet?

The Wikipedia article on Emanuel Swedenborg mentions his revelations, but doesn't use the term "prophet" even once. Did Swedenborg not see himself as a prophet? What is a prophet, according ...
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What is the foundational support for interpreting prophecies as having dual fulfillments?

There are a handful of prophecies that Christians consider as having "dual fulfillments" - one at the time, and one in the future. Matthew 24, Isaiah 7:14, etc. are examples. Where did this ...
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Did the oil fail to come out 1 Samuel 16?

Heard one preacher teaching on 1 Samuel 16 that when the prophet came to annoint another king in the house of Jesse he actually tried to pour oil on David's brothers but it would not come out until he ...
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Can we exalt ourselves above God?

Daniel 11:36 KJV [36] And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and ...
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Who is the last prophet in Catholicism?

Who is the last person regarded as a true prophet in Catholicism? What was his time frame when he was declared prophet by the Catholic church?
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Did Christian prophets Bob Jones and Paul Cain have the power to see the future?

According to this post it claims that Bob Jones predicted the 1985 Kansas City Royals win and how they won. It says “I heard it! I heard it out loud. I heard it in my dream. I heard the voice of the ...
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Is Isaiah telling about the antichrist?

It is clear that Isaiah told about the Jesus, the Messiah, in verses Like Isaiah 9:6. But it seems to me that Isaiah made statements about a false prophet in 9:15: ...the prophets who teach lies are ...
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Did St. Augustine believe that Ezekiel 44:1-2 is a prophecy of Mary's perpetual virginity?

According to Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians, Ezekiel 44:1-2 And he brought me back to the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary, which looked towards the east: and it was shut. And the ...
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In what way is Jesus like Moses?

In Deuteronomy 18:16-18 God said to Moses that he will raise up a prophet like unto Moses from his own people or from among their brethern, Christians believe that that this verse is speaking about ...
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Blessed Solanus Casey---Prophecy Regarding Disappearance of Large Portions of the United States Due to Flooding?

Some number of years ago, I recall having seen (I am sure it was on television and I believe it was in the 1990s) a documentary (I would like to say it was a show called "Unsolved Mysteries,"...
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On Prophecies Related to the Time-Table of the Messiah's Coming

According to the following excerpt from the "Called to the Faith" sermon of St. John Vianney, The theologians [at Jerusalem] told them [the Wise men] the prophecies announced that the ...
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Does the prophet Haggai imply that Zerubbabel could be the Messiah? (Haggai 2)

The final words of the Book of Haggai are: The word of the Lord came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, “Speak to Zerub′babel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to ...
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What according to Catholic scholars, was the reason behind Nathaniel's prejudice against Nazareth?

We read in Jn 1:43 -46 of the impulsive reaction of Nathaniel who is told of Jesus : The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me"...Philip found ...
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Are the numbers in the Book of Revelation symbolic?

There are some strange numbers in Revelation. For example: The seven Spirits of God (Rev 4:5); Exactly 12,000 are sealed from each of the 12 tribes of Jerusalem (Rev 7:4). The blood flows out of the ...
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Based on post-2000 scholarly research, how do Christians defend that it was Jesus himself who prophesied the first Jewish-Roman war?

It's a common assertion by liberal Bible scholars that rather than Jesus himself who prophesied the destruction of the temple in AD 70 along with the ensuing wars and sufferings, it was the Gospel ...
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Proof of the Messiah’s Role?

I am struggling with Judaism and Christianity on the role of the Messiah. I have been taught that the Messiah is not some divine figure, but a righteous leader who will castigate nations for their ...
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According to Protestant New Testament Scholars, can one argue for the inspiration & unity of scripture without using a “theological” claim or method?

Q: According to Protestant New Testament Scholars, can one argue for the inspiration & unity of scripture without using a “theological” claim or method? Suppose I were to argue for the unity & ...
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Are experiences of revelatory “impressions of the Holy Spirit” reported by Charles Spurgeon common among cessationists?

According to https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/should-you-earnestly-desire-to-prophesy: Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) once described a remarkable experience he had while preaching: He suddenly ...
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How do continuationists respond to Justin Peters' challenge to modern charismatic prophets?

Who is Justin Peters From https://justinpeters.org/: Justin Peters Ministries is a worldwide expository preaching and teaching ministry. We focus on teaching the sufficiency of God's word and ...
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What is the basis for the claim that "we have the completed revelation from God in the Bible"?

The GotQuestions.org article Are there prophets in the church today? asks the following rhetorical question (in bold): Are there true prophets today? If the purpose of a prophet was to reveal truth ...
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On the Seventy Sevens Prophecy of Daniel (9:24-27); and in particular, what length of a year is likely being alluded to?

Recently, I have spent some time trying to better understand the Messianic prophecy given in Dan. 9:24-27, which begins with ``Seventy weeks are decreed .... It seems that many English translations ...
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How can Matthew 2:18 be fulfilled prophecy if Ramah is north of Jerusalem and Bethlehem is south?

Regarding the passage Mt 2:13-18. Joseph flees to Egypt with Jesus and Mary after being warned by an angel that Jesus’ life is in danger. Herod then kills all the male children less than 2 years old ...
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A time, times and half a time

This period of time is mentioned in Daniel and in Revelation, do they refer to the same period in history or are there dissonant interpretations? Further, is John explicitly referring to Daniel or he ...
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What arguments do dispensationalists have in favour of the views of Anderson and Hoehner concerning the 69 weeks in Daniel 9:24-27?

Today is Palm Sunday, when our Lord made his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem seated on a humble donkey. Both Robert Anderson, in his book The Coming Prince (1894), and Harold Hoehner, in Chronological ...
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Which church denomination has a very strong emphasis on the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation?

I was wondering which church denominations have a very strong emphasis in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation since it seems they are linked to one another?
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What were pre-Islam interpretations of Ishmael?

He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” There is the notion now that the sons of ...
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Are there any prophesies in Old Testament which got fulfilled in Jesus, but of which one cannot find a mention in New Testament?

It is said that there are more than 350 prophesies in the Old Testament which got fulfilled in Jesus and of which parallel reference can be found in New Testament. But the Evangelists have not given a ...
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Is the Fatima prophecy still relevant in the 21st century?

At Fatima, in a vision, Our Lady told Lucia Dos Santos that "Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, ...
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Adam prophesied Christ & Church marriage?

Robert Grosseteste argues that Adam prophesied the mystical marriage of Christ with the Chirch in Genesis 2:24 and Ephesians 5:32 (Hunter, If Adam Had Not Sinned 2020, pp. 93-4): Adam prophesied, ...
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According to Catholic scholars, why did Jesus relate His ensuing Passion and Glorification to the visit of the Greek?

We read in John 12: 20-24 (NRSVCE): Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to ...
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How do Unitarians interpret Zechariah 12:10?

I have poured on the house of David [...] And they have looked unto Me whom they pierced Zechariah 12:10 (YLT) (See also the Interlinear.) Contextually, it is clear that these verses are God speaking ...
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How did the author Daniel copy Babylonian literature?

This is an apologetics question involving history and archeology to which I’m looking for a christian’s answer. Below is a quote from theologian Joyce G. Baldwin on her essay (pg.97) regarding the ...
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Why did God refer to Jesus Christ as a tree in Isaiah 11:1?

Isaiah 11:1 (NIV) A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. In Bible Hermeneutics I asked the question, "Who or what is God referring to in Isaiah ...
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Is Jesus the prophet of Deuteronomy 18? (confusion)

Christians say that Jesus is the prophet like Moses. In the Book of Deuteronomy, God says through Moses: The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow ...
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