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  1. If a pretribulation rapture is true, why wasn't it a core belief and teaching of first century believers, rather than its first mention made by John Nelson Darby, and susequently presented in the Scofield Reference Bible in the early 1900's?
  2. Who decided why and which names should be changed to English, like David or Mark, while others are unchanged, such as Mephibosheth, Athaliah, Aquila, and so on?


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Who decided why and which names should be changed to English, like David or Mark, while others are unchanged, such as Mephibosheth, Athaliah, Aquila, and so on?

Names are often "transliterated" into other languages, matching their phonemic sounds with more or less precision to an existing name or an easy to say name...

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Who decided why and which names should be changed to English, like David or Mark, while others are unchanged, such as Mephibosheth, Athaliah, Aquila, and so on?

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Who decided why and which names should be changed to English, like David or Mark, while others are unchanged, such as Mephibosheth, Athaliah, Aquila, and so on?

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