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Given that original greek had no verses should Acts 13:21&22 be retranslated?

Given that original greek had no verses should Acts 13:21-23 be more aptly translated to read: 21 And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of ...
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According to Old Testament, how long did Saul reign as king?

According to Old Testament scripture, how long did reign Saul as king of Israel? Various hebrew scholars list this time between 7 and 20 years. Where does this variation come from?
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What are the Six Prophetic & Apostolic Proclamations to the World?

In the April 2020 Sunday Morning session of the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson, before reading what would become the sixth ...
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Are there any denominations that teach Adam and Eve did not have the opportunity to be saved?

Do any denominations officially teach that Adam and Eve did not have the opportunity to be saved after they sinned?
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Does “Q” elucidate the “synoptic problem”?

Original Question Mainstream scholarship widely supports the view that the authors of Matthew and Luke shared a common source, since lost, in contemporary discourse called "Q". Yet it is easily ...
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According to Presbyterianism, is there salvation available for Adam and Eve?

Generally, when I talk to people from other denominations about Adam and Eve, I get the impression that they're not highly liked people. Do Presbyterians believe there's salvation available to Adam ...
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Have Jehovah's Witnesses cancelled the 2020 Memorial on April 7?

Recently I was looking at the statistics in the latest Yearbook for Jehovah's Witnesses and noted that the Worldwide Memorial Attendance in 2019 was 20,919,041. In the USA it was 2,416,752 and in the ...
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St. Augustine and woman sexuality? [closed]

Did Saint Augustine of Hippo say that "inter urinas et faeces nascimur" (we are born between urine and feces). As I understand this fragment implied the inferiority of female sexuality as something ...
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In Hebrew 5:9, what changed about the Son's perfection?

In the book of Hebrews, we read: 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was ...
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How do Protestants view the dramatic changes in their eschatology? [closed]

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) of the "Great Awakening" Movement. THE LATTER-DAY GLORY AND SECOND COMING From Jonathan Edwards: A Mini-Theology, By John H. Gerstner The idea of the latter days was a ...
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How do Roman Catholics explain their change in Eschatology?

Gregory I, Pope from 590-605, predicted that the end of the world was imminent in a letter he wrote to Ethelbert, a European monarch. He advised "Further, we also wish your Majesty to know, as we have ...
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How do Lutherans explain the dramatic changes in their eschatology?

Here is a diagram of his prediction and a list of quotes. Note that Christ's return is right after 1540. Martin Luther - 1483 to 1546 "For my part, I am sure that he day of judgment is just ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain the dramatic changes in their eschatology?

Apologies for the length of this introduction but I felt it was important to begin with a weight of evidence. There have been a great many changes in the Jehovah's Witness understanding and prophetic ...
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Is the root of salvation correctly summed up as “Be saved and repent!” or should it be “Repent and be saved!”?

In the article below, the phrase "Be saved and repent!" was endorsed. I wish to know what a Reformed Protestant view would be on this. The context for the phrase is this: The editor wrote an article ...
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“Ecce homo” meaning [closed]

In John 19:5 Pontius Pilate says words "ecce homo". Is "behold the man" connected with Diogenes' definition of a man? Is that about humilitation or kingship?
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Is there a consensus among early Christians on Romans 9?

How did the early church interpret St. Paul in Romans 9? Is there a consensus in early Christianity regarding the relation between predestination and free will?
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Did the early church teaches the person of God the Word changed in the incarnation?

According to early Christianity did the person of God the Word change in the incarnation? Is it considered mutability in the person that change?
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How does one distinguishes docetic heresy from kenotic orthodoxy?

Does St. John of Damascene espousing docetism? One should, moreover, know that there are two kinds of appropriation, the one being natural and substantial and the other apparent (προσωπική) and ...
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According to Catholicism which parts of the Bible actually happened historically?

One of the things that have tested my faith is the question: Did the bible really happen? Was there really a "garden of Eden"? Was there a universal flood" And perhaps more importantly, how important ...
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ESV verse removed? Where are the explanations found?

I was wondering where I can find the actual simple online reasons for the removal of the "accepted" verses in the KJV, in the ESV bible version listed on this site, because I have not found them so ...
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Was the adoption of the Marian Dogma due to miracles, visions, any signs or any other guidance?

Were the four Marian Dogmas that the Catholic Church believes in given by Jesus Christ through visions, miracles or signs? Or if not, how did the Catholic Church adopt those four Marian Dogmas? How ...
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Do any copies of the Gutenburg Bible still exist?

Could you actually buy a Gutenburg Bible? Assuming you got enough cash, do they actually come up with for sale?
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

Christians have lived through many major plagues, epidemics, and pandemics over the past two thousand years. Some of the most severe pandemics were the Plague of Justinian and the Black Death, both of ...
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Matthew 5:3 why is the dative article omitted in English translations [migrated]

Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι Why is the τῷ omitted in English translations? At face value, the proper translations appears to be Blessed are the poor in the spirit This is material to me, as I ...
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Can Bible be edited and How? [closed]

Most thing need refreshments to be better fit for the age to live longer (adaptation and natural selection). Is there a standard process like a channel for people to propose for edits and a meeting ...
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Translation / bibles / composition bible LXX - Masoretic?

I have an issue that it seems at least as far as I can tell, that all bibles are incorrect in various ways, as far as I can tell in my opinion. Is there a bible that exists that has compared all ...
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Can one translate ἀθάνατος as 'living' rather than 'immortal'? [migrated]

Context There is an old hymn, often referred to as the Trisagion or Thrice-Holy. It goes like this in Greek: Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (Transliterated, this reads,...
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Why are there so many different Bible versions, and which one is the real Bible? [closed]

There are dozens of different Bible versions, all of which say entirely opposite things from each other in some places. For example, consider Philippians 2:6: In the NIV: Who, being in very nature ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses justify their interpretation of Daniel chapter 4 given the specificity of the text?

Pages 215-218 of the Jehovah's Witness book "What Does the Bible Really Teach?" contains a section entitled 1914​—A Significant Year in Bible Prophecy. In that section Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the ...
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How are Regeneration, Faith, and Union with Christ ordered in Reformed Theology?

In the Reformed Ordo Salutis, or order of salvation, how are Regeneration, Faith, and Union with Christ ordered? (Note that the order of salvation is a logical order, not temporal, and the believer ...
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Does Reformed Theology teach that Old Testament saints were personally united to Christ?

Union with Christ is a central doctrine in Reformed Theology, and concerns the mystical union of the believer with Christ, by faith and by the Holy Spirit. In faith the Spirit unites us to Christ, and ...
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What is the significance of the 5 “faithful sayings” of Paul?

Throughout the epistles written by Paul to Timothy and Titus, he mentions 5 different "sayings" which he describes as "faithful" or "true". These 5 sayings are in: 1 Timothy 1:15-17 1 Timothy 3:1 1 ...
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What exactly does civil law mean?

The laws in the Old Testament can be separated into 3 categories as useful guides: Moral laws. Ceremonial laws. Civil laws. Moral laws deal with right and wrong behaviour, in relations to the ...
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Ghosts and Hackers and Possession [closed]

I have been caught up in the middle of paranormal experiences for the past 5-8 years. During childhood, I had weird (but very interesting) dreams. A few of them were even more than vivid -- showing my ...
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Does a Mass intention have any value now, if the Mass will be held, possibly, a year later?

Does a Mass intention have any value now (as expressed, submitted and donation made now), if the Mass will be held, possibly, a year later (due to long waiting list of intentions)? I would like to ...
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What exactly is a Christian Witch?

I am a Wiccan looking into converting into Christianity. Doing some research, I know that the Lord is against witchcraft. So why is there even such a thing as a Christian Witch, and what are they?
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What did Catholics do to ease the time and maintain hope during historical pestilences such as the Black Plague?

What did Catholics (and other Christians, if applicable) do to ease the time of historical pestilences such as the Black Plague (1347 to 1351), especially in quarantine areas? I can imagine that ...
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Why Catholic Saints are said to be in heaven but not yet given their resurrected bodies?

In my understanding, the Saints are part of the Church Triumphant and in the Catholic Church's understanding of the Communion of Saints they help the Faithful on earth (Church Militant) to intercede ...
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How can people who started to hate people in an area for catastrophe feel consolation instead of hatred through Bible? [closed]

How can people feel trust and consolation in God through the Bible when a catastrophe has hit hard in an area and people started to show hatred? How can the haters be composed of through the Words of ...
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Does Ecclesiastes give an example of a time to tear and a time to mend?

Ecclesiastes chapter 3 lists fourteen pairs of opposites, inluding "a time to tear and a time to mend". I have found one or more examples of most of the pairs elsewhere in the book, but can't find any ...
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Is there any Bible story where it showed a tiny flicker of hope during turmoil and devastating days in victims', and anxious people's lives? [closed]

Now there is a huge crisis looming over the heads of the earthlings. COVID-19 or Corona Virus. You know it. So is there any particular story in the Bible that comes to your mind and showed a beacon ...
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Does Calvary Chapel still hold the same view of its founder Chuck Smith regarding “End Times” prophecy?

Does Calvary Chapel still hold the same view of its founder Chuck Smith regarding “End Times” prophecy? Chuck Smith, Calvary Chapel On the jacket of his book, "End Times" Smith is called a "well-...
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Is Covid-19 one of the seals of Revelation 6? [closed]

I'm kind of confused now, this Coronavirus-19 is a very serious pandemic; the worst plague ever in modern times. Even if it ends now it already made some pages in history. It's powerful enough to ...
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What is the Amillennial view of the ‘Times of the Gentiles’?

Exactly when are the ‘Times of the Gentiles’ according to the Amillennial prophetic viewpoint? “There will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. They will fall by the ...
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Can we say that Rebecca was twenty when she married Issac?

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, one of the estimates for Rebecca's age of marriage is twenty. Source: Rebekah (Jewish Encyclopædia) According to the Book of Jubilees (xxxi. 8-11, 48), Jacob,...
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Did a priest of the temple write Matthew's Gospel, or Matthew? [migrated]

Why do people say Matthew wrote the gospel of Matthew when it says in chapter 27:10 - "And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me". Suggesting it is one of the priests of the ...
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Why the differences between the Maundy Thursday Mandatum and the Eucharist?

The two links below are examples of many, many Roman Catholic resources explaining the origin, significance, and liturgical format of foot washing (The Mandatum) which takes place during Maundy ...
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How does the Magisterium protect the faithful and the general public against misinformation of the Catholic faith in the Internet Era?

Question in Short In the Internet era, how does the Magisterium help both the faithful and the non-Catholic public to discern the authentic voice of the Catholic faith tradition? Background Before ...
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Did the Gospel Standard Baptists and the (original) Plymouth Brethren comment on unity between themselves?

It seems to me a great shame that the Gospel Standard Baptists, in the days of such as J C Philpot, during the mid 19th century, did not have some kind of unity with the early movement of the Plymouth ...

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