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Acts 18:18: shorn his head - Study Note
it was a vow of thanks for God’s promise of protection (Acts 18:10). Although this was strictly a Jewish institution (Numbers 6), Paul often made an effort to retain his Jewish identity, hoping thereby to reach the Jews more effectively (note...
James 1:1: Jesus Christ - Study Note
... the presiding elder in the church at Jerusalem (compare Acts 15:13; 21:18). Because of such credentials, one might expect his epistle to have more personal references, but he only identifies himself in this one verse, as a...
No Stealing - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... "steal" is the Hebrew ganab and is restricted to acts done secretly. It figuratively describes wind sweeping something away unexpectedly (Job 21:18; 27:20) and illustrates the thief-like movements of military deserters (2 Samuel 19:4)....
James 1:0: Introduction - Study Note
the Jerusalem church. He presided at the Jerusalem council of Acts 15, and was identified as the one from whom certain men had been sent to Antioch (Galatians 2:12). Paul reported to James in Acts 21:18-19. James could not have been the brother of...
John 21:22: tarry till I come - Study Note
... in the Bible itself, except for James, the brother of John (Acts 12:1-2). All the others were probably dead by the time John wrote his gospel, somewhere around A.D. 85. In one sense, he did tarry until the Lord’s coming, for as a prisoner...
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