Question: Is there a difference between “proskollethesetai” vs. “kollomenos”? The first one is in Ephesians 5:31 and the second is I Corinthians 6:16. Answer: The root word is kollao, which means “to glue or cement together.” Proskollaomai is related to kollao. The prefix pros means “to” or “toward” but doesn’t change the meaning of the root. It just makes…

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Question: In Understanding the Tetragrammaton: “Greek has no “h” save rough breathings at the beginnings of some words and does not account for the letter; Greek has neither “w” nor “v,” and it is very likely that a Greek listener (as were Theodoret and Epiphanius) would hear a “b” when a Jew said “v”” The Greek…

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Question: Hi! I have been studying sex and the Bible. What I am really confused about is that the Bible does not mention oral sex or mutual masturbation. It only mentions anal sex and vaginal sex. Thus, how are oral sex and mutual masturbation a sin? How is it sexual intercourse? In Greek, porneia means…

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Question: A little help, please.  Where Matthew records; “….and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”  What is the “it” referring to?  I have heard some say it was the “church.”  Others, that it was the “rock,” Christ. According to your studies of the Greek definition, what is the “it”? Answer: In Greek, a…

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by Roger Blackwelder Some questions were raised recently about the value of having a knowledge of New Testament Greek.  Some have used arguments based on the translations of words to authorize immorality that the Bible clearly condemns.  This usage of Greek is disturbing; it casts a shadow on an otherwise beneficial field of study.  I…

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by Don Martin We do not have the original New Testament today, but manuscripts that have come down to us, copies of the original writings. What we have today is a translation or, to be more precise, about seventy extant English translations of the Greek texts. Some preachers and Christians today possess varying degrees of…

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