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Top new questions this week:

What is the difference in hope and faith?

Since the words "faith" and "hope" are used side-by-side and in ways that faith (πίστις) is built on hope (ἐλπίς), they shouldn't have the same meaning. 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three ...

1-corinthians word-study hebrews  
asked by Frank Luke 7 votes
answered by e.s. kohen 3 votes

Daniel 7:27 translation

I hope someone can help me with this one. Question - What is the correct translation of end of Daniel 7:27? Is it Him (God) or it (kingdom)? As much as I looked, all English translations say Him - ...

daniel aramaic translation-methodology  
asked by Edgear 7 votes
answered by fdb 5 votes

What does the vocabulary of 2 Peter indicate about its authorship?

The opening verse of 2 Peter states that the book was written by “Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ" (ESV). By this we understand the claim to be Simon Bar-Jonah (Matt 16:17), a ...

authorship 2-peter peter  
asked by Susan 7 votes
answered by Dick Harfield 1 vote

What did the Philippian jailor mean by "saved"?

In Acts 16:30, after the earthquake and the loosing of the chains of Paul and Silas, the Philippian jailor asks them: κύριοι, τί με δεῖ ποιεῖν ἵνα σωθῶ; Sirs, what must I do to be saved? I'm ...

acts paul  
asked by Susan 4 votes
answered by Jas 3.1 1 vote

Translation of ἁμαρτίαν in 2 Cor. 5:21 - What did God make Jesus?

The Greek text of 2 Cor. 5:21 has been translated in various ways: τὸν γὰρ μὴ γνόντα ἁμαρτίαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησεν ἵνα ἡμεῖς γινώμεθα δικαιοσύνη θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ If the translation of ...

jesus sin 2-corinthians  
asked by Fred Oakman 4 votes
answered by H3br3wHamm3r81 1 vote

What is the meaning of 1 Corinthians 14:22-25?

The description in verses 23-25 seems to contradict verse 22, how is prophecy a sign to believers and tongues a sign to unbelievers? 1 Corinthians 14:22-25 22 Thus tongues are a sign not for ...

1-corinthians paul new-testament  
asked by ShaneBird 4 votes
answered by Joshua Bigbee 3 votes

Is the Sermon on the Mount intended to be literal instructions?

Possibly Related Question: Did Jesus teach people to literally pluck their eye out and cut their hand off? The above PRQ is an oft-cited example of proposed hyperbole, and is used completely out ...

matthew sermon-on-the-mount gospel-message  
asked by Benjamin Hoogterp 3 votes
answered by e.s. kohen 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?

Scripture is not clear on how exactly Adam was created, however I find it a bit odd that most movies would portray him as a shaved man with long hair in his mid 30s. Where does the assumption that ...

genesis creation adam  
asked by G.Rassovsky 2 votes
answered by Frank Luke 8 votes

What is meant by "Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire"?

In Revelation 20:14 (ESV) we read: "Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire." The concept of "fire" is used multiple times in the New ...

contradiction revelation death  
asked by Jed 12 votes
answered by Soldarnal 12 votes

Can you answer this?

What is it that Paul prays Ephesians will comprehend?

Writing to the Ephesians, Paul talks about his prayer life: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, ... [that you] may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth ...

asked by Jon Ericson 2 votes
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