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  1. What is the Septuagint?
  2. Is it possible that Adam and Eve spoke with the serpent before he deceived them in the garden?
  3. How did Lucifer get his inclination to become prideful and act on his desire to sin?
  4. What does the Valley of Vision refer to? (Isaiah 22:1)
  5. Why would the house of Israel pass under [God’s] rod? (Ezekiel 20:37)
  6. Should we live in terror of God? (Proverbs 1:7)
  7. What caused Isaiah to tremble? (Isaiah 21:3–4)
  8. What altars were removed? (30:14)
  9. Did Jesus pay our trespass debt as well as our sin debt?
  10. When did Egypt experience civil war and subjection to a fierce king? (Isaiah 19:2, 4)

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Answer by Tim Maas , Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army

What did God mean when he said, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee" in Jeremiah 1:5?

I would say that the statement in Jeremiah 1:5 does not reflect any pre-natal existence on the part of any of us, but instead is a product of God's...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

Should we live in terror of God? (Proverbs 1:7)

FILIAL FEAR: Fear of some impending evil based on love and reverence for the one who is feared. Actually filial fear is close to love that dreads offending...

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Answer by Kathy King

Is saying OMG or words like 'geez' still taking the Lord's name in vain?

Exodus 20:7 KJVS [7] Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. I’m...

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What did God mean when he said, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee" in Jeremiah 1:5?

Were we with God (like spirits) before he made Heaven and Earth or were we just a thought in his mind before he formed us in the belly?

Jeremiah 1:5

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Answer by Charles Crabtree

Why did God require animal sacrifices in the Old Testament?

My thoughts on this question are that God wanted something that was important to a person. In the beginning people were farmers and herdsmen. Their animals...

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What is the Septuagint?

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What does it mean that the trees clap their hands in Isaiah 55:12?

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Answer by Gregory latimer

Does God hear (answer) the prayers of a sinner (unbeliever)?

God does answer a sinner's prayer. I am a sinner and some of my prayers have been answered. We must pray when we sin, and when we do not sin. Our prayers...

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Answer by Charles Crabtree

Can God 'give, then take it away'?

In Matt.18:23 Jesus tells a parable about a king forgiving an huge unpayable debt after his servant worshipped him. After this servant would not forgive a...

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Answer by Judith Harding

Does the Bible mention Alexander the Great?

Daniel sought an interpretation from Gabriel himself for the ram-goat vision of Daniel 8. This great man of God was thrice told that the vision 1)...

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Answer by Neil Parks

How did Lucifer get his inclination to become prideful and act on his desire to sin?

First of all we must understand that God is sovereign. God is omniscient, God is omnipotent, God is omnipresent. God is the creator of all things. God is the...

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Answer by Tim Maas , Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army

What did blossoms in the desert signify? (Isaiah 35:1–2)

In my opinion, the images of fertility and verdancy conveyed in the verses cited in the question (in addition to other verses in that chapter (Isaiah 35))...

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Question by Jack Gutknecht , ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church

What did blossoms in the desert signify? (Isaiah 35:1–2)

Joy of the Redeemed 35 The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bl...

Isaiah 35:1 - 2

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When did Egypt experience civil war and subjection to a fierce king? (Isaiah 19:2, 4)

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What caused Isaiah to tremble? (Isaiah 21:3–4)

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What does the Bible say about cremation? Should Christians be cremated?

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Answer by Tim Maas , Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army

Should we live in terror of God? (Proverbs 1:7)

The fear spoken of by Solomon in the verse cited in the question is a sense of extreme reverence, which should be the proper, rational, and "wise" response...

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Question by Jack Gutknecht , ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church

Should we live in terror of God? (Proverbs 1:7)

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

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Answer by Jack Gutknecht , ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church

What does the Bible say about gossip?

Everyone has experienced the harm of gossip before. Whether the people talking didn't mean direct harm, the result of gossip is always broken trust and hurt...

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