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Questions about the history, composition and canon of the Bible. Don't use this tag for beliefs and practices in the Bible.

. “Engaging in business” sounds more like being self-employed as a merchant or a banker or a shop-keeper. However, the Bible does not advocate the pursuit of business for profit or imply that being … employed is in some way inferior. It is noteworthy that before Jesus commenced his ministry, he was a carpenter and worked alongside Joseph (Mark 6:3). Here are a few Bible verses that talk about …
answered Sep 16 '18 by Lesley
the Holy Spirit. God used Paul as His mouthpiece, as God has done with all the authors of the Holy Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16 says this about the Bible: All Scripture is breathed out by God and …
answered Aug 11 '18 by Lesley
A possible reference to the Book of Nathan is described in 1 Chronicles 29:29: "Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the …
asked Apr 10 '18 by Lesley
There is no such passage in the Bible - more likely someone has twisted and perverted Psalm 37:11 which says: "But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace." Another similar passage … is in Matthew 5:5 (the Beatitudes): "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." That post on Facebook was no quote from the Bible. If it had been a quote, it would have provided …
answered Aug 14 '18 by Lesley
time? The Bible does not say. However, there are other sources of information that may give us a clue. In the ancient world, children were nursed for three or four years before being weaned …
answered Sep 8 by Lesley
Before examining the New International Version use of cross-references, here is a brief look at the history behind Bible cross-references. “One of the fundamental principles of Protestant … of any Scripture ... it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly." For this reason the most important feature of any edition of the Bible (aside from the quality of the …
answered May 24 '18 by Lesley
Bible and Tract Society, 1950. Bible, 1961. Frederick W. Franz, ed., The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, rendered from the Original Languages by the New World Bible Translation … Committee. Revised A.D. 1961. Brooklyn: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, 1961. The Old Testament was originally published in parts from 1953 to 1960. The whole was revised for the one …
answered Jul 30 '18 by Lesley
world is reconciled to God. The Bible bears authentic testimony to God’s self-disclosure in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as well as in God’s work of creation, in the pilgrimage of … recent years, which have enriched our understanding of the Bible. Through this faithful reading of Scripture, we may come to know the truth of the biblical message in its bearing on our own lives …
answered Apr 7 '18 by Lesley
faith in God and respect his appointed servants will experience God's blessings. That is the lesson to be learned from the fig tree incident. Only an uneducated child would leap to judgment against YHWH and Jesus. Source: New International Version Study Bible notes. …
answered May 25 '18 by Lesley
As far as I have been able to find out, according to Baptists, the names of the Elect were written in the Book of Life “from the foundation of the world.” This is because Baptists believe in God’s so …
answered Feb 1 by Lesley
You ask, how did scripture get the name Bible? Etymology: Middle English Bible "the Bible," from early French Bible (same meaning), from Latin biblia (same meaning), from Greek biblia (plural … ) "books," derived from Byblos, ancient city in Phoenicia from which the Greeks imported papyrus. - Bible (Student Dictionary) Here is a brief extract from a Wikipedia article on the origins of the …
answered Apr 1 by Lesley
Exodus 4:10 says that when God asked Moses to speak for him, Moses came up with the excuse that he was “slow of speech and tongue.” Some Bible commentators have suggested that Moses might have …
answered Sep 29 '18 by Lesley
No, there is no direct reference in the Bible to any specific miracles attributed to Satan. The Bible tells us that while Satan’s power is limited, he can and does deceive. John 8:44 says that … by Jesus, by the apostles and some disciples. The miracles served to validate the gospel message and the ministry of the apostles (Acts 2:43; 5:12; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Hebrews 2:4). The Bible
answered Nov 6 '18 by Lesley
/punctuated-equilibrium.html Another article I found was on DNA – not that you will find anything in the Bible specific to ‘deoxyribonucleic acid’. The article presents a simple overview of the topic … questions about Christianity and the Bible. It is not intended as a scientific guide! However, it also has links to a whole range of articles on scientific topics, some of which do quote relevant …
answered Nov 17 by Lesley
As Mac’s Musings has already mentioned, in 2 Kings 1:13 a captain of the king “fell on his knees before Elijah” to beg for mercy. Here are some more Old Testament verses that describe people getting …
answered Feb 6 by Lesley

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