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Isaiah chapter 11 is about the heir to David’s throne. It is a Messianic prophecy. Psalm 72 reflects on the prospects of David’s royal line and on Zion. The surpassing righteousness and domination sought in this prayer foreshadow the coming of Jesus, the Son of David. Source: New Living Translation Study Bible notes. Isaiah 11:1-10 describes the ...


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It is hard to look for a reference in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, Jerusalem, a city of Israel, was likened to Agar and Sarah and was referred in the feminine gender. Galatians 4:21-31 KJV 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by ...


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There are several passages which employ the metaphor of marriage to describe the relationship between God and His people, and harlotry to describe the relationship between God' people and the false gods for whose sake they often left the worship of the Lord. In the Old Testament, Israel (the nation) is the wife and God is the husband. In these cases, Israel ...


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They were mostly oral until much later someone wrote down what had been transmitted orally. It is unclear if we have any mss written before 150AD, assuming a few may have survived that were written down earlier, so would they be typical or not?


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Prophecy has a Divine origin 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21) God never lies. God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise ...


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Wikipedia cites many sources that might be of interest. Ignatius of Antioch ca A.D. 110 in "Ignatius's Letter to the Magnesians", Ch. XIII, wrote "Do we not have one God, and one Christ, and one gracious Spirit that has been poured out upon us, and one calling in Christ?" This shows that some understanding of God as three-fold, though less developed, was ...


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From a Seventh-Day Adventist perspective, and also what many of the reformers believed, the Bible points to the harlot of Revelation as the Roman Catholic system. A woman in prophecy and in Jesus' parables (10 virgins) represents a church or group of believers. (Revelation 12:1-6, 10 virgins, etc.) A harlot represents a church that has been unfaithful to ...


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Any assumption of apostolic literacy is an anachronism In other words, your question is evidence of 20th/21st century cultural bias and cultural assumptions. The level of literacy in Jesus' time is unknown and unclear. the literacy rate among the Jews may have been slightly higher than the 1.5% estimate by the author above. For well-to-do Jewish males,...


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A substantial body of Christianity holds that Jesus did not intend Christianity to be a book-based religion. For example The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "the Christian faith is not a 'religion of the book.' Christianity is the religion of the 'Word of God', a word which is 'not a written and mute word, but the Word which is incarnate and ...


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The writing of Scripture requires divine authorization. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. (2 Peter 1:20) From the answer given by Jas3.1, it is clear that Jesus said many things that were not written down, so commissioning the writing of the Gospels could be among the ...


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A simple approach that may yield fruit is to combine a direct Bible search tool such as Biblegateway.com with keyword synonyms sourced from either a dictionary or a thesaurus.


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Much to my surprise, when I keyed in the word ‘equilibrium’ into a Christian web site I frequently use, it came up with an article about ‘punctuated equilibrium’: https://www.gotquestions.org/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 ...


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OpenBible.info's Topical Bible is one such resource.


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Possible candidates that appear in the Bible you might like to consider: Antiochus Epiphanes (cf. Daniel 11:21-45, 2 Maccabees) The King of Tyre (cf. Ezekiel chs 27-29) Both of these have been considered to be types of Antichrist which would make them a natural fit to be associated with devil worship. Not a famous person, but a place mentioned in the ...


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Biblical or Historical Devil Worshipper? Since we are dealing with the 14th century and a fictional novel, it would be best to use a fictional character. At least this way it remains fictional. Why not take a medieval legend to your advantage. It seems to me the legendary personage of Cartaphilus. Although legend says he is of Jewish origin, you could ...


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In your recent question about human thought you speak of a realm in which physics does not apply. And you speak of communication to, and perhaps from, this other realm. I call this the realm of spirit. In your recent question you speak of 'time' which existed before time. I call this 'eternity' for the terms 'infinite time' or 'time before time' are clearly ...


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What did the original manuscripts look like? Here's a link to a digital library. Center for the study of NT manuscripts


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The books are the record of the new Testament. The New Testament is the New Covenant, and that is described explicitly in Luke 22: 19-20 19 Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me." 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying,...


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