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Examinations of the use of particular words in Scripture

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Sons of Belial in 1 Kings 21-10

In 1 Kings 21-10 (KJB) you can read And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, ...
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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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Don't we need Biblically definitive eisegesis to Exegete properly? [closed]

I've been looking at some of the thoughts on eisegesis and it seems that the general tone is always negative when the term comes up. However, when we read the bible in an Exegetical way in order to ...
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What do Bible lexicons, like Strong's, mean when they use the phrase, “by extension”? [closed]

What does the phrase "by extension" mean, when a lexicon, like Strong's, uses that phrase, and then, gives a definition or a meaning? For example, Strong's states that the word, "hated" in Romans 9:...
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Romans 6:5 and “Where's Wolfius?”

In order to better understand Romans 6:5, I've been doing a word study of the Greek word σύμφυτος (sumphutos), traditionally translated "planted together" or "united with". Commentators usually point ...
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What does the letters 'JHS' mean?

Can you tell me what the letters JHS mean? You can see them on the picture below. I am from Slovakia (East Europe) and we speak Slovak and these letters are from Catholic church. I saw these letters ...
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What are the differences between “spiration” and “procession”?

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, proceed means: Full Definition of proceed; intransitive verb 1: to come forth from a source : issue 2 a: to continue after a pause or ...
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Did the New Testament writers use a specific word to refer to the personhood of the Trinity? [closed]

Did the New Testament writers use a specific word to refer to the personhood of the Trinity? The following are Greek words found in the New Testament. They are commonly referred to as individual ...
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Since YHWH and the Bible acknowledge other gods, does that mean that they literally exist?

Exodus 20:3 (NIV) reads, "You shall have no other gods before Me." According to the Tanakh (Old Testament), YHWH / Yahweh / (God) is an individual divine being, and the only God. Some sections of ...
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Is there an example in the Bible of a human ever praying [a prayer] to someone other than one assumed to be God/god?

Is there an example in the Bible of a human ever praying [a prayer] to someone other than one assumed to be God/god (i.e., whether they be a false god or true god)? In other words, is there an example ...
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Is God ever said to be a “soul” in the Scriptures?

God is said to be πνεῦμα (pneuma) in John 4:24 but is he ever said to be a "soul" ψυχή (psuché) in the Bible? God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. John ...
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Are our sins of the future forgiven? (John 20:23)

Catholics say that our future sins are not forgiven (unless we confess them in the future) and say that John 20:23 (and maybe other verses which I can't remember), uses the past, i.e. "forgiven", so ...
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What does the Bible say about giving one's word? [closed]

I want to show a Christian friend of mine that it is important to keep one's word once it's given. Is there anything in the Bible to help me ?
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What does “holy thing” refer to in Leviticus?

In Leviticus 22:10 (and mentioned in a few other verses too) it says "...shall not eat of a holy thing..." What does "holy thing" refer to?
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How to know when a text on religion is using hyperbole to describe Heavenly joy? [closed]

Many texts describe Heaven's joy as 'infinite' (including a personal favourite, CS Lewis's Weight of Glory') but, as we are finite beings, we must assume this is merely to convey that there is 'a ...
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What word did Jesus use for God in Aramaic?

What is the word and pronunciation for God in Aramaic? I saw 'AaLaH' is the pronunciation for God from this link: Aramaic Lexicon and Concordance . Did Jesus uses the word 'AaLaH' for God during ...
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When the Bible says “forever,” how can we tell it really means forever? [closed]

For instance, it is clear that God wanted the Sabbath laws to continue forever, based on these passages: Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout ...
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Does New Testament accounting language have any Old Testament backing?

Throughout the New Testament, the language of money is used to discuss sin and the gospel: words like debt, forgiveness, redeem, and impute. For example, Colossians 2 explains forgiveness of ...
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Is this distinction of biblical “love” terminology compatible with scripture?

I very frequently hear repeated that there are three Greek words (or word-groups, more precisely) that are translated into the same English word "love"; the words being ἀγάπη, φιλíα, and ἔρως. ἔρως is ...
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Determining literary types in the Bible

Much of the Bible is historical narrative. Other parts, such as many of Psalms, are poems - rife with figurative phrases (often surrounding a specific event or need or desire). Other parts are ...
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What's is the case for premarital sex being an instance of πορνεία (porneia)?

This question is pretty much a spinoff of What does the Bible say about sex before marriage / premarital sex? because its current answer depends on the assumption that premarital sex is πορνεία (...
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What is an overview of the main interpretations of “day” in Genesis 1?

In the Creation account in Genesis 1 (and 2), God's work of Creation is famously split into 7 "days". For example, the first "day" occurs in verse 5: Genesis 1:5 (NLT) God called the light "day" ...
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What is the biblical meaning of “sanctification”? [closed]

I understand that sanctification is used as a post-reformational theological term to refer to the ongoing process of Christian growth. But, biblically speaking, is this always what is meant? I know ...