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Top new questions this week:

What were the historical reasons why the Book of Enoch was excluded from most Christian canons?

According to Wikipedia: By the 4th century, the Book of Enoch was mostly excluded from Christian canons, and it is now regarded as scripture by only the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Eritrean …

canonicity 1-enoch  
asked by Jack Douglas 17 votes
answered by Frank Luke 20 votes

Where, and how, did Josiah die?

The death of Josiah is reported differently in 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles. The Kings account is brief: [WEB] 2 Kings 23 : 29 In his days Pharaoh Necoh king of Egypt went up against the king of …

contradiction history 2-kings 2-chronicles josiah  
asked by Davïd 9 votes
answered by ScottS 4 votes

Was Jesus alluding to Hos. 10:8 in Luke 23:30?

In Luke 23:30, it is written, Then they shall begin to say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" τότε ἄρξονται λέγειν τοῖς ὄρεσιν Πέσετε ἐφ᾽ ἡμᾶς καὶ τοῖς βουνοῖς …

luke hosea  
asked by H3br3wHamm3r81 4 votes
answered by Susan 2 votes

Did Jehoahaz and Jehoash's reign overlap?

2 Kings 13:1 says that Jehoahaz began to reign in the 23rd year of Joash king of Judah and that he (Jehoahaz) reigned for 17 years. This means that Jehoahaz's reign ended in the 40th year of Joash's …

asked by Chris Morris 4 votes
answered by Mike 1 vote

Why does Jacob say "because I saw God face to face"? (Gen 32:30)

After Jacob wrestles with the angel, he names the place Peniel, "because I have seen God face to face." (Gen 32:30). Why does he say that he has seen God face to face? He has only seen an angel, …

genesis hebrew-bible angels jacob  
asked by user437158 3 votes
answered by ScottS 3 votes

What is the meaning of "The time is fulfilled" in Mark 1:15?

When I was looking for into a concordance the verb πληρόω, I found the following verses: Mark 1:14-15 (NASB) 14 Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching …

asked by Paul Vargas 3 votes
answered by david brainerd 0 votes

Does Jesus drink wine? For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here …

jesus luke terminology  
asked by Jim Thio 3 votes
answered by Dwight 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?

Some assert the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God refer to the same thing while others say they are different. Which is accurate? For example: Luke 17:21 uses Kingdom of God while Matthew …

matthew luke mark synoptics gospels  
asked by Frank Luke 11 votes
answered by H3br3wHamm3r81 9 votes

Is "breath of life" in Genesis 2:7 is the same as spirit?

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7 (KJV) What is the meaning of "breath of life" …

genesis hebrew  
asked by Jomet 8 votes
answered by H3br3wHamm3r81 7 votes
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