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Was the Latin word lucifer exchanged in Isaiah 14:12 for the Hebrew word Helel and do they, along with the Greek word phosperous mean morning star?

A knowledge of the Hebrew, Greek and Latin words used for english translation in the Old and New Testament. I've read conflicting information.
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How do Pentecostalists respond to criticisms about 'speaking in tongues' by multiple people at once and without interpretation?

An answer to a question about the gifts of the Holy Spirit here states "The ones in the middle react to the abuse done by some who take verses about Languages/tongues out of context and in some ...
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What is the oldest copy of Genesis 26, and is there a place to see a side-by-side translation? thanks

What is the oldest copy of Genesis 26, and is there a place to see a side-by-side translation? thank you!
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Does 'Traditionis Custodes' have any effect on Novus Ordo mass?

I was reading Fr. Raymond de Souza's article on the Pickle that Cardinal Gregory is in and it reminded me of something I thought of when reading Traditionis Custodes, it would seem as if the final ...
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3½, 42 & 1260 one and the same time or not? [migrated]

In Charles Ellicott's, ellicott's commentary he state that it's not necessarily the same period! [...] But there is a limit to this desecration: forty and two months it is to last. The same length of ...
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What Christian denominations profess that they remain with 'that which was from the beginning' rather than 'progress' to a 'further revelation'?

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life ... That which we have seen ...
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Does any denomination believe that Jesus left something in writing?

We read of the immediate reaction of Jesus when Pharisees brought to him an adulteress to be stoned to death: They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. ...
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How do Continuationists respond to the “go empty hospitals” objection against the gift of healing?

An objection that I've heard many times from both atheists and Cessationists against the gift of healing is the following: If the gift of healing is for today, why don't we see faith healers emptying ...
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How do Christians / churches who self-identify as “post-Protestant” distinguish themselves from non-denominational or evangelical?

I came across a blog author Matthew Bryan who self-identify as a "post-Protestant", a term that I encountered for the first time. When I Googled what "post-Protestant" means, I ...
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Which Christian groups/denominations in the history of the Church have encouraged their members to earnestly desire the gift of prophecy?

I'm interested in learning more about the relevance that the spiritual gifts have had for Christians over the course of history, with special emphasis on the gift of prophecy. For the apostle Paul, ...
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Which Christian branches/sects have information about their belief system hidden from new members but revealed to established ones?

Some religions have what might be described as unpalatable, or at least 'weird' beliefs, from an outside perspective, and sometimes they hide these beliefs from new members and reveal them only to ...
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Have a message in tongues and its interpretation ever been verified by an outsider fluent in both languages?

Let's say someone speaks a message in tongues (in language X) to a whole congregation at a church service, and then someone else stands up and speaks the interpretation (in language Y, understood by ...
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What does “God” mean? [closed]

Muslims call God Allah. Jews call him JHWH, Christians call Him God. The name has even become the word to point to entities that are gods. Who has given God this name? Does it come from the Greek &...
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What is the Catholic view of the Book of Enoch?

While doing research for an assignment into the history of the Book of Enoch, I was able to get a Protestant view from this source: https://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Enoch.html The article says ...
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Examples of people who struggled with Christianity? [closed]

I have recently read letters of Simone Weil to a priest where she explains why she cannot be baptized. I was wondering whether there are some more "cases" of people like Weil, who are in a ...
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Is Communion a Right? [closed]

Lately, there have been a lot of politicians being denied communion because of their stance on abortion. I was wondering if this is something the church is allowed to do. I understand it. If you don't ...
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Are there any denominations that literally believe rich people cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

23Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle ...
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Analyzing the Tele Dan Stele as extra-biblical evidence for credibility

( Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Dan_stele ) I suppose I'm just asking the obvious, but I'm really interested in emphasizing the existence of extra-biblical evidence that gives at the ...
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According to Catholic Bioethics are mRNA vaccines a transhumanist slippery slope?

The National Catholic Bioethics Center considers what I think is a straw-man argument against people who reject mRNA vaccines on ethical grounds because they're transhumanist. Myth 1: For vaccines ...
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Is there any quiz or tool that identifies the denomination which is closest to my personal beliefs?

I've looked through the beliefs of several denominations, but I can't seem to find one that has the same positions that I take on many Christian questions. Is there a quiz or test or even just a ...
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Is the doctrine of “Particular Election” synonymous with that of “Unconditional Election”?

I learned today, from The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, that the phrase "Damned if you do and damned if you don't" was coined by Lorenzo Dow, the 19th century American preacher. According ...
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Does the Catholic Church have an official position on domestic 'health passes' or 'vaccine passes' that could be used to control citizens' activities?

With recent news that France - along with other countries - is in the process of implementing a domestic 'pass sanitaire' (health pass, or vaccine pass) that could control people's ability to go to ...
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What is an overview of how contemporary Christians discern they are being supernaturally led/called by God to follow a very specific course of action?

By 'very specific course of action' I mean some specific assignment that cannot be inferred from just reading the Bible. For example, in the case of missionaries, the question about when and where to ...
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Lev 19:19 & Deut 22:11 mixing of fabrics [closed]

Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee....
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What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture?

In May 1942, two Czech operatives (trained and armed by the British) assassinated Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia and a good candidate for the most evil man who ever lived. ...
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How often do Christian missionaries follow the example of Acts 16:6-10 in order to make decisions as to which country/place they are to go to preach?

Acts 16:6-10 (NIV): 6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they ...
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Did Martin Luther say “There is no greater sinner than the Christian church”?

I was recently reading a Christian book that quoted Martin Luther as saying: "There is no greater sinner than the Christian church". I wanted to read the original context for this quote, but ...
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What did Jesus mean by saying “night is coming..” at Jn 9: 4?

We read of the miraculous cure of the man born blind , and the words of the Lord preceding the incident , at John 9: 4-5: "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is ...
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Timing and evolution of Paul and his Letters as they relate to his persecution? [closed]

Here is a detailed summary of the timing of the Pauline Letters in relation to Paul’s life, imprisonment, other persecution. https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/paul/timeline.cfm . As we examine the ...
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Are demons as strong as angels?

Demons are fallen angels would they strong as angels are? Or are they more weak because they've been "kicked out" from heaven?
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According to Christian denominations, why are we all cursed for Adam's sin and is that fair?

We all suffer death for Adam's sin, so why is that and is it fair for us to suffer death for his sin?
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus having one nature only, a human nature?

To be perfectly clear, by Jesus having a human nature, it must be remembered that he is, and was, at all times, without sin. He was made like us in every way, so the only difference would seem to be ...
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Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? [closed]

Did he really sacrifice him, or when he was about to sacrifice him, did God put a lamb in his place? Isaac died a sacrificial death? Genesis 22 (NIV) 1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to ...
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Has the phenomenon of being “slain in the Spirit” ever taken place spontaneously and unexpectedly outside of Pentecostal and charismatic circles?

The phenomenon of being "slain in the Spirit" was recently brought to my attention by a couple of very recent uploads. Here are a few additional examples if you want to see more (warning -- ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus having two natures?

A comment by Nigel: The dual nature of Jesus Christ is such that Deity and humanity meet in one Person. The natures neither mingle, nor merge, nor 'switch'. They are two distinct things. They meet ...
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What answer did Arius and Eusebius have to Melchisedec being a representative likeness having ‘no beginning of days’ (Hebrews 7:3)?

Origen of Alexandria 184-253 taught that the relationship between the Father and the Son was one of an ‘eternal begetting’ but Arius 256-336 argued that ‘the Logos had a beginning and that the Son, ...
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Why isn't the Spanish bullfight immoral, according to Catholicism?

The Catholic Church has never condemned this traditional event in Spain and the Catholic Encyclopedia (which received Nihil obstat from the Church, that is, apparently the Catholic Encyclopedia is ...
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Are there any denominations opposed to organ transplant donation or receipt?

Organ donation sounds like it would be a controversial topic, but it doesn't seem to be. I'm aware that Jehovah's Witnesses won't accept blood transfusions, but, as blood is normally flushed out of ...
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How does the Catholic Church understand Luke 19:17, “Because you have been faithful in a very small matter, you shall have authority over ten cities.”

Luke 19:17 occurs in the Parable of the Ten Minas (which has strong similarities to the Parable of the Talents). Jesus says "His master replied, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been ...
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Did St. Thomas Aquinas rate masturbation as a greater sin than rape? [duplicate]

St. Thomas Aquinas said: Objection 1. It would seem that the unnatural vice is not the greatest sin among the species of lust. For the more a sin is contrary to charity the graver it is. Now adultery,...
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Septuagint translation [migrated]

Why did the writers of the Septuagint (LXX) choose the optative mood for the word normally translated "to be angry/enraged" in Psalm 99:1 - "The LORD has assumed kingship, let the ...
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Has the Catholic Church drawn a parallel between the sleep of Jonah on board the ship and that of Jesus in the boat?

We read at Jonah 1: 5-6: Jonah, meanwhile, had gone down into the hold of the ship and had lain down, and was fast asleep. The captain came and said to him, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up, ...
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How do Trinitarians understand what Jesus said in the garden of Gethsemane?

Let me preface this by saying that I don't assume the Trinitarian viewpoint is any more or less reasonable than any other, this is a question out of curiosity brought up by things I read in another ...
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What is the Biblical basis that Jesus could sin?

We have many scriptures about Jesus' humanity. Several specific verses about his total dependence on the Father, his God, for all his needs, his words and his ability to perform miracles etc. Jesus ...
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In the yearly cycle, how many offerings, tithes, and sacrifices would an Israelite household provide? [migrated]

The purpose of this question is to understand the amount that a household would give to the tabernacle following the law found in the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. One example of this ...
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Is the out-resurrection only for martyrs and people living in the great tribulation? [closed]

Relevant Scripture Revelation 20:4 I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had ...
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Prayer and accepting God's will in Catholicism

Is prayer supposed to be the unique means of accepting God's will under Catholic theology? How is a good Catholic supposed to overcome resistance to or confusion about God's will? What do key ...
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What precedent is there in the bible for a 'further revelation' of fundamental truths about Deity?

In an answer to a Question regarding Deity the answer relies on the BoM (see LDS) to explain what is seen in Genesis : And God said, Let us make man in our image [Genesis 1:26 KJV] And God saith, `...
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Are there published testimonies from people who had experiences with the Christian God of which they had no prior knowledge?

More restrictive version of the question: Has the Christian God ever revealed Himself to someone who had never heard of Him before? By this I mean someone who never heard about the Bible, who never ...
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How can Genesis 1:1-13 have days without the sun? [duplicate]

If the Sun is important source to complete a Day(24 hrs), then how it is possible to complete for the first three days Genesis 1:1-13 without Sun?

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