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Top new questions this week:

Does the word Satan ever show up in the New Testament?

Satan is a Hebrew word that means adversary. The New Testament is written in Greek. So I guess not. It seems that they have another word. Diabolos or something that means the devil. Is that devil ...

greek word-study satan  
asked by Jim Thio 8 votes
answered by Susan 12 votes

Is there a difference between "the devil" and "Satan" in the Synoptic Gospels?

While answering a question about the words σατανᾶς (satanas, Satan – transliterated from Hebrew śāṭān) and διάβολος (diabolos, devil) in the New Testament, I ran into another question for which ...

word-study synoptics satan  
asked by Susan 5 votes
answered by Cale -2 votes

Genesis 11:7 - Babel language confusion

Who is the plural referred to in Genesis 11:7 if it's GOD himself (or Jahweh) that has confused the language of people for them not to build the Babel Tower? Verse from the NIV Bible: "Come, let ...

asked by Fabrizio Mazzoni 5 votes
answered by fdb 2 votes

When was the Hebrew Bible's exact text/spelling synchronized globally?

The Hebrew Bible is essentially identical in all Jewish communities, despite significant differences in spellings and wordings from the Septuagint or texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls. For example, there ...

history textual-criticism masoretic-text judaism  
asked by Mihaelo Yvo 4 votes

Who called the Galatians?

Who is "him who called you" referred to by Paul in Galatians 1:6? 6I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different ...

galatians referent-identification  
asked by Jack Douglas 4 votes
answered by C. Stirling Bartholomew 1 vote

Why would the royal food and wine have defiled Daniel and his companions?

At the outset of their training into the service of the king Babylon, Daniel and his companions are to be given a daily portion of royal food and wine from the king's table. Daniel 1:8 then says: ...

asked by Soldarnal 4 votes
answered by Jonathan Chell 1 vote

Odd construction in 1 Peter 3:2?

As I've mentioned in other posts/questions, I am a novice to NT Greek and translation (but I'm trying to fix that!). Today, I randomly picked 1 Peter 3:1-6 to translate as an exercise. I kinda sorta ...

greek grammar 1-peter  
asked by mbm29414 4 votes
answered by Joseph 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?

Genesis 11:31-12-1 appears to indicate that Abram left Haran after his father Terah had died. (The author of the New Testament book of Acts certainly saw it that way.) Terah took his son Abram and ...

genesis contradiction acts abraham chronology  
asked by Bruce Alderman 9 votes
answered by Jas 3.1 9 votes

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 8 votes
answered by rosends 12 votes

Can you answer this?

What is the "Glory" that the Kings of the earth bring into the "New Jerusalem"?

I am reading in the book of Revelation (ESV bible) about "The New Jerusalem," Chapter 21:22-27 and it is written, And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and ...

revelation word-study  
asked by Bagpipes 2 votes
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