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There are specific reasons that can be identified in each instance, but the three you mention share one important feature: they are Semitic (i.e. Aramaic or Hebrew) words amid the (otherwise) Greek New Testament. The most basic reason for an English translation to transliterate1 rather than translate these terms, then, is to reproduce what a Greek reader ...


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There seem to be two basic questions here: In the original Hebrew manuscripts; the writer uses the word Elohim....From my research it seems 'Eloheim' doesn't exist in the Hebrew nor English vocabulary. Of course, in the "original Hebrew" manuscripts, no vowels were written, so technically no distinction could be drawn between these two forms. On the ...


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1. Question Restatement : Is there textual / literary evidence that "Jesus" is a name derived from "Zeus"? What is the Etymology of the Name, "Jesus"? 2. Answer - The Names Jesus and Zeus are not Related Etymologically : The Greek Septuagint Translation of the Hebrew Old Testament is the clearest evidence that the name "Jesus" is absolutely a ...


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Between August and November 1532 Luther delivered a series of lectures on psalm 45, part of a longer series on selected psalms. Rorer took notes, using shorthand and these were later published, though Luther said he spoke to his students as the words came to him, and so the published record was not as polished as he would have liked. The prelegomena to ...


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This is an interesting topic; there has been quite a bit written about it. A Hebrew Lexicon is a good place to start and will give you a basic idea of the range of meanings.1 The term is קרן , qeren. The lexicon is a little difficult to read, so I have reproduced a portion of it here with liberal excerpting, clarifying, expansion of abbreviations, etc. Words ...


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The syntax of the Hebrew is consistent with other prohibitions throughout the legal texts of the Torah. That is, the negative particle לא (lo) is followed by an imperfective verb. Although imperfective verbs in other contexts are sometimes translated as simple future tense (i.e. indicative1) verbs in English, those in the Decalogue are clearly volitional &...


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Overview of Hebrew history Although not specifically asked for, it is profitable to start with a brief overview of the history of the Hebrew language. For more details on the subject, see A History of the Hebrew Language by A. Sáenz-Badillo (from which the following information comes). Hebrew is a member of the Semitic language family, a group of about 70 ...


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This is a famous spat between Jerome and Augustine. You may have seen "The Very Secret Diary of St Augustine" that has been circulating recently: Correspondence Jerome continues. Infuriating. Do not understand why he does not see my point! Translation of "gourd" vital to understanding of gospels. The argument plays out in a series of their letters. The ...


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Here is a basic answer: In Exodus 3:14, אֶֽהְיֶה (eh-yeh, a form of the Hebrew verb "to be") is used as part of what today would be considered a folk etymology of the most sacred Hebrew name of God, called the "Tetragrammaton": יהוה as it appears in the original unpointed (no vowels) Hebrew manuscripts. Eh-yeh is not itself the commonly used name for God in ...


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Were early Christians known by other names than Christians? Take your pick, those who followed Jesus were called Christians, Sect of the Nazarenes, Followers of the Way and Sheep. The early Christians were called by different names. Christians--"and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and ...


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The short answer is Yes. Some French speaking communities often employ the Ainsi soit-il ending at the end of some of their prayers. Although the use of Amen is by far the norm, many people who speak French still use this alternative ending to their prayers. For those who wanted prayers: here's the "Hail Mary. Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâce. ...


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Here is an answer from a Jewish perspective. The Bible calls G-d Y-h-v-h, which is called “the Tetragrammaton,” which means a four-letter word. While the Tetragrammaton appears on Torah scrolls, even today, Jews say it as Adonai whenever they read the Torah (more on that later). Many think that this is the name of G-d in the Hebrew Bible, but this is not ...


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The actual pronunciation of the tetragrammaton is up for debate. If a person leaned toward "Yahweh" or "Yehovah," we wouldn't have a problem with that. But "Jehovah" is the most accepted version in English, and a viable translation. Jesus is an acceptable English translation OF the greek version (Iesous) of a name that would more directly be ...


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Jesus is a translation of the Greek Ιησούς. It is the Greek version of the Hebrew ישוע (Yeshua). ישוע (Yeshua) comes from the Hebrew יהושע which is transliterated Yehoshu. This is translated as Joshua. Jesus spoke Hebrew at that time, as well as most Jews. Peter is a translation of Πέτρος (Pétros). This is a Greek version of the Hebrew כיפא (Keypha') which ...


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Catholic perspective here: The short answer is that the Holy Spirit, like all of the Persons of the Trinity, does not have a physical sex, because God in His Divine Nature does not have a body. (See Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC] no. 370.) In different languages, the grammatical gender will follow the gender for “Spirit” (in Greek, τὸ Πνεῦμα, ...


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Psalm 119 may have been an influence, the presentation of each Hebrew letter heading the twenty two sections of the Psalm. I have always taken this as a demonstration of reverence for the word of God, the singling out of each letter as being important in the whole structure of scripture. But perhaps meaning has been seen in each section of the Psalm that ...


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In 2010 I found this interpretation of the meaning of the Tetragrammaton as given by a Messianic Jew: YHVH : יהוה Yod - י hand Hey - ה Open Window, to reveal Vav - ו Nail / Tent peg Hey - ה Open Window, to reveal Meaning: The hand through which everything is revealed, the nail through the hand is the covenant sign. However, ...


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The idea that individual letters mean something is very old. Judaism has always regarded Hebrew as a sacred language, the medium of divine communication. For millennia, its sages and mystics have taught that the letters are no ordinary expression. Indeed, the very word for “letter” in Hebrew–Ot–means sign or wonder; that is, a heavenly revelation. -...


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Dr. Missler stated that these translations are contrived from the three letter roots. I don't know Hebrew, but he seems to present it as loose translation. The fact that it is there at all points to intelligent design that anticipates doubt. As for the gnostic take I'll point you to this: It is the Glory of God to conceal a matter and the glorry of Kings to ...


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Genesis 1 is constrained writing, and most poetry is a kind of constrained writing. My guess is that this is what has led a lot of people to say that Genesis 1 is a kind of poetry. But not all constrained writing is poetry, and Genesis 1 is very dissimilar from the typical Hebrew poetry of the rest of the Bible (ie., the Psalms, most of the prophets etc.) ...


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I can't tell you much about the Hebrew language, and I can't tell you if the concept of "male" applies to a being like the Holy Spirit, but the strongest evidence I can find in the Bible indicates that the Holy Spirit is not female: This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before ...


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While I can't say with certainty, I think the answer is likely to be yes (feminine) as supported by the arguments below, and I think you are on to something big! This is a question I wondered about after reading the verses discussed below from the Bible. There are a few arguments that lead me to believe the Holy Spirit might be feminine: Genesis 1:26-27 ...


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(LDS view) According to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the gender of the Holy Ghost is male, simply because the Holy Ghost is a spirit man, a spirit son of God the Father, and one of our spirit brothers: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the Holy Ghost is a spirit man, a spirit son of God the Father. It is ...


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Does hell really burn forever? Ask yourself this, are Sodom and Gomorrah still burning? No they are not. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 1:7 Because they are set ...


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