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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

Q - Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad? A – No, it does not. In Song of Solomon 5:16, the maiden says of her lover, "His mouth is sweetness ...
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What basis is there for defining sin as "rebellion"?

I would like to add to the answers already posted a few observations about the theological lexical register of the Biblical writers that may bear on the OP's question. Is there any lexical support ...
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What basis is there for defining sin as "rebellion"?

Sinning is described in the Bible as willfully transgressing God's law, and as turning away from him, the rightful ruler, to become his enemy and serve a different master. This seems to fit right into ...
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When the Bible talks about wine does it mean alcoholic wine?

Hebrew and Greek Words Translated as 'Wine' When the Bible referes to "wine" it does not necessarily refer to the same thing every time, there are at least 18 different words that have all been ...
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What version of the bible do Greek speaking Christians use?

The language has certainly changed. As such, translations into modern Greek are used. Today's Greek Bible is often used, and translations by the Hellenic Bible Society have the Blessing and Approval ...
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How many languages had the Hebrew Bible been translated into by 30 CE?

It might be helpful for you to research the Septuagint, which is also referred to as LXX being the Roman numeral for seventy as it is traditionally believed that seventy Jewish elders performed the ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

But, is the above understanding based on exegesis or eisegesis ? To answer a question with another question: Does Matthew 2:15, for instance, base its interpretation of Hosea 11:1 on exegesis or ...
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What basis is there for defining sin as "rebellion"?

In this answer, I'm focusing on "Are there any passages which define or equate sin and rebellion?" Specifically, equating sin to rebellion. Several sources show that rebellion is one type or aspect ...
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What version of the bible do Greek speaking Christians use?

The majority of Greek-speaking Christians (Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and the diaspora) belong to the Orthodox Church. While some sectarians (i.e. non-Orthodox) may use some other text, to my knowledge ...
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Where did the translators of the New World translation study the Biblical languages?

Frederick Franz studied Biblical Greek at the University of Cincinnati with the intention of becoming a Presbyterian preacher (Penton, M. James (1997). Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah's ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

There are a dozen other verses that contain the word מחמד, some even (unlike this one) without prefixes or suffixes. Among them: "...whatsoever is pleasant (מחמד) in thine eyes, they shall put it ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

Song of Solomon 5:16. Here in this verse, the word used in the original Hebrew is makhmadd’im [מַחֲמַדִּ֑ים], neither Mahmad nor Muhammad nor even Mahmaddim. Being in the family of the Semetic ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

Ayin and Aleph are silent vowels, just because the hebrew word akbar starts with an ʿayin (ע), not an alif (א) that doesn't mean that the sound could be akbar, just like for example the word אלוהים ...
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When the Bible talks about wine does it mean alcoholic wine?

In order for grape juice not to become either wine or vinegar, it has to be protected from the action of the airborne bacteria that cause these reactions. The ways to accomplish this are ...
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Does Hebron means Hebrew?

No, while the two words are similar in English, in the Hebrew language of the Old Testament they are unrelated. Note that the first consonant (on the right) is completely different: Hebrew: עברים ...
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Does Hebron means Hebrew?

If I understand your question properly, you want to know if the word "Hebrew" applied to Joseph in Gen 39:17 derives from Joseph's ancestral city, Hebron. This would distinguish "Hebrew" as a ...
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How many languages had the Hebrew Bible been translated into by 30 CE?

The Hebrew Bible (as a whole) had only been translated into one language, Greek (Koine), by 30CE. This translation is known as the Greek Septuagint (Greek: "seventy"), or "LXX", ...
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Was there no word for son in law in Biblical Koine Greek?

In the Bible the Greek word ‘hyuos’ which translates into English as ‘son’ can also mean a legitimate son, a son artificially constituted, a descendant, a son as implying connection in respect of ...
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What basis is there for defining sin as "rebellion"?

A Definition Rebellion: an act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler. Adam and Eve Genesis 3:1-6 - Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the ...
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What basis is there for defining sin as "rebellion"?

What basis is there for defining sin as "rebellion"? 1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word ...
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What is the original language that each of these books were written in?

The answer is in this page. In terms of your list, divided by their relation to Old and New testament (see commentary on canon below) the languages are: Old Testament Hebrew: Genesis, Exodus, ...
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Was there no word for son in law in Biblical Koine Greek?

You will find son-in-law is translated as 'gambros' in the Septuagint - e.g. Gen 19:12 (see this citation. This is referenced in While the Bridegroom is With Them, p. 14) seen here and summarized in ...
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When the Bible talks about wine does it mean alcoholic wine?

There is extremely strong Biblical evidence that the wine used during the Last Supper of Jesus was new, unfermented wine. Consider the following scriptural evidence: The Last supper was eaten on the ...
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