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Top new questions this week:

Is 2 Kings 23:25 intended to be literal, King Josiah even better than King David?

With regards to this statement about Josiah: Before him there was no king alike him who turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law ...

authorial-intent david 2-kings josiah  
asked by Jacob 5 votes
answered by ScottS 3 votes

Why is "Elyon" Translated as "The" Most High?

I checked some bible translation here: Almost every translation translates Elyon as the Most High. The Hebrew Names Version1 translation ...

translation-philosophy names-of-god  
asked by Jim Thio 4 votes
answered by Schuh 2 votes

Psalms superscripts: completion or choirmaster?

Many (56) of the Greek Psalms begin (in what is the superscript in English on most chapters, not represented at all in a few): Εἰς τὸ τέλος. This is a mystery to me. The NETS translates it, ...

psalms septuagint  
asked by Susan 4 votes

Are Exodus 24:9-11 and Exodus 24:12-14 two separate trips, or two stages in one trip?

I'm having trouble understanding the sequence of events here. first we see this: Ex. 24:9-11   Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw ...

asked by Jacob 3 votes
answered by Lee Woofenden 1 vote

Ephesians 1:12 - Translation of "προηλπικότας"

I'm a super-newbie to translating NT Greek, so please be gentle. I'm curious about how to translate "προηλπικότας", found in Ephesians 1:12. A couple of translations: ESV: "were the first to hope" ...

greek ephesians hapax-legomenon  
asked by mbm29414 2 votes
answered by Susan 3 votes

Where is Moses when the ten commandments are given?

Reading from Exodus 19-20: Ex 19:24 Then the LORD said to him, “Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the LORD, ...

exodus moses  
asked by Jacob 2 votes
answered by S2C 0 votes

What was written on the stone tablets?

The wikipedia page, and most other depictions of the tablets are that they are of the ten commandments. When I read Exodus, it seems at least to me a little less clear as to what exactly was written, ...

exodus law covenant  
asked by Jacob 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Where does the Tanakh differ from the Christian Old Testament?

Relating to this question: Is the Jewish Tanakh same as the 'Old Testament' which Christians use? Do they contain the same books and is the textual content same? If not where do they differ?

hebrew-bible canonicity  
asked by bib 7 votes
answered by rosends 11 votes

"A god" or "God" in John 1:1?

John 1:1 (NWT): In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. This translation, the Jehovah's Witnesses New World Translation is, I think, unique in using ...

john greek new-world-translation  
asked by Wikis 36 votes
answered by Frank Luke 45 votes

Can you answer this?

Translating κυριακὸν and κυριακῇ as an adjective (dominical) instead of indicating belonging

A translation of the bible in Spanish (La Biblia Textual - 3ra Edición) translates: κυριακὸν δεῖπνον = cena dominical (dominical supper) — 1 Corinthians 11:20 and κυριακῇ ἡμέρᾳ = día ...

greek revelation 1-corinthians grammar  
asked by Paul Vargas 1 vote
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