Doesn’t Acts 12:4 mention Easter?

Question: A question I have is in Acts 12:4. What’s was the Scripture pertaining to when it mentioned Easter? “And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people” (Acts 12:4 KJV). Answer:…

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Why are there random italic words in my Bible?

Question: So what is with these random italics in passages? Example: “And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.” It’s everywhere. Random words emphasized for what reason? This one: “Let their table become a snare before them:…

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Why did the translators add “brother” to II Samuel 21:19?

Question: Nearly everyone is familiar with the account in I Samuel 17 and how David killed Goliath. The King James Version in II Samuel 21:19 says Elhanan killed Goliath’s brother, but the Hebrew text says it was Goliath who was slain. How did the translators deduce this was Goliath’s brother, or is there a better explanation…

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Why are Acts 2:16-21 and Joel 2:28-32 not word for word the same?

Question: Read Joel 2:28-32. After reading the verse check Peter’s quote in Acts 2:16-21. Does this mean Peter is not quoting Joel if he is not using the exact words of the prophet? Answer: Joel is written in Hebrew which is then translated into English. Peter quotes Joel in Greek, which is then translated into…

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Is it wrong to use “Allah” for God in Malaysian Bibles?

Question: Greetings, With the general election just around the corner here in Malaysia, many issues are being used as fodder including the issue of the use of the Arabic word for God in Malay translation of the Bible being used among native congregations. While this is not prohibited by any existing laws, the same issue…

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Why is the sky referred to as “heavens” in Genesis 1:6-8?

Question: Hello, I am currently bust with a Bible study of Genesis and I am confused about something. In Genesis God said: “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth”. If the first heaven is the atmosphere i.e the sky. Then why…

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Should it be “should bow” or “will bow” in Philippians 2:10?

Question: Philippians 2:10 says that every knee “should” bow. I have misquoted that several times and I have heard others do the same, by saying that every knee “will” bow. What, in your understanding, is the text teaching? Answer: It is rendered “will bow” in the NASB, but reading my Greek books it looks like…

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Is “virgin” really the best translation in Isaiah 7:14?

Question: In your article, you said that the RSV mistranslated Isaiah 7:14 by changing “virgin” to “young woman.” My Baptist College and Career group visited our city synagogue and the rabbi told us that the Hebrew word in Isaiah 7:14 meant and is translated as a young maiden and not virgin. The Gospel writers’ testimony was…

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