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Building on what Ray Butterworth has described as the convention in translating Hebrew to English, here are 4 good examples highlighting the difference between usage #1, #4, #5, #6. I provide the original Hebrew text courtesy of the Logos Bible Software's Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible. Notice how the original Hebrew word yhwh is translated to English as ...


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The all upper-case "LORD" and "GOD" are used where the original Hebrew used the sacred name of god, YHWH (יהוה). Traditionally, that four letter name (Tetragrammaton) is not supposed to be pronounced except by the high priests on the Day of Atonement. To avoid accidentally saying it while reading the Hebrew scriptures, incorrect vowel marks are added to ...


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In the Old Testament, Exodus 20:2, in the part with the 10 commandments, God says to Moses "I AM the Lord your God". And a textural explanation for why this is the case is: The conventional "the LORD" in English translations renders יהוה in the Hebrew text (transliterated "YHWH"), the proper name of the God of Israel, reconstructed as Yahweh. The ...


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This is a quite fascinating question, where we can speculate to our hearts' content! First, it must be pointed out that the New Living Translation you have quoted is dogmatic in its assertion that it was "about noontime". The text merely states it was "at about the sixth hour". Commentators point out it is very difficult to know if John's Gospel means the ...


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Jesus' genealogy is traced through Joseph because:- Adoptive sons in the first century had all the same rights of inheritance as biological sons in both Jewish law and Roman law, and that inheritance was from father to son; If the house of David were still ruling then Joseph while he lived was the King of Israel being first in line to the throne of David, ...


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Speculation abounds regarding the year and the month in which Jesus was born. Although most views range from 6 to 4 B.C., there are some suggestions that he could have been born in 7 or even 8 B.C. The Bible provides only a few clues. Luke’s gospel sets the scene by saying that after Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel, Mary went to see her cousin ...


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... because they were seamless and woven in one piece from top to bottom. This means that it would be difficult to divide the clothes into multiple parts without completely destroying them. It does not mean that such clothes are more expensive than other clothes. Looking at modern clothing you can buy today, I even think that such kind of clothes were ...


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But did he? Did he come through a locked door? That would be to say that before he appeared in the room he was outside the room and still in this world and its dimensions. More likely, he was outside of our world altogether, and in a dimension that we cannot enter. Not because he had a resurrection body, but because he is God could he pass into our ...


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The reason you are not finding accurate dates for the events of Jesus' birth, ministry and death is that nobody knows. As you have seen, there are estimates, but the figures you quote are as accurate as it gets. The gospel writers did not see fit to tell us exact dates, presumably because they did not consider it important. You can of course find people ...


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I am not a catholic but I believe the key is in the phrase: "yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus". Jesus knew that they did not know and addressed them accordingly. He then asked them to cast the net on the "right side" and only when that resulted in a huge catch of fish they realize it is the Lord (21:7). Note that this was not the ...


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Daniel 12:11-12Young's Literal Translation (YLT) 11 and from the time of the turning aside of the perpetual [sacrifice], and to the giving out of the desolating abomination, [are] days a thousand, two hundred, and ninety. 12 O the blessedness of him who is waiting earnestly, and doth come to the days, a thousand, three hundred, thirty and five. Jesus, ...


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It seems that Luke gives Joseph's geneology (Luke 3:23-38): And Jesus himself was beginning about the age of thirty years; being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was of Heli, who was of Mathat, 24 Who was of Levi, who was of Melchi, who was of Janne, who was of Joseph, 25 Who was of Mathathias, who was of Amos, who was of Nahum, who was of ...


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Moses was told by God to raise a serpent upon a cross so that anyone who looked at it would not die from snake bites. That is the earliest prophecy of a cross leading to salvation.


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My answer is based on the fact that I am a Baptist and I hold to a literal, Grammatical, Historical interpretation of the Bible. Although in this case I would think there would be broad agreement among most sects of Christianity. The first thing is Jesus came in fulfillment of the Old Testament office of the Messiah. There were dozens of Old Testament ...


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I am mostly familiar with the evangelical perspective, which I think is shared with mainstream Protestant denominations, since they all rely on Bible evidence alone (instead of relying on the writings of the Church Fathers or St. Thomas Aquinas). The Catholic viewpoint may have been answered already (link provided by Peter Turner). From sermons I heard and ...


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No. Despite the names "Judas" and "Judah" being derived from the same Hebrew word "Yehudah", the OT prophecy predicting Judas's betrayal with 30 pieces of silver came from Zech 11:12-13. Read the NLT translation of Zech 11:12-13: And I said to them, “If you like, give me my wages, whatever I am worth; but only if you want to.” So they counted out for my ...


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One apparent reason for their gathering of the food which remained(besides what Jesus said in John 6:12 - 'that nothing be lost') might be according to a related speech he gave to his disciples later on the ship(Mat 16:5-12, Mark 8:13-21). That is, when he was exhorting them not to worry about their lack of supplies, he brought up the previous incidents of ...


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While the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) are not clear as to whether the fragments were of bread alone (they only mention 12 baskets of leftovers), the gospel of John indicates that the fragments were indeed of bread. Quoting John 6:13 from NASB translation: So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five ...


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