God’s previously hidden mysteries are now revealed in Jesus, and especially so in his death and resurrection.
The Bible speaks of the “mysteries” of God, His ways that are hidden from human wisdom and defy our expectations. In his teachings, Jesus declared that not everyone can understand the “mysteries of the kingdom.” It is God who reveals the deep and obscure things to whomever He pleases. And in His Son, He has done so for all who have “eyes that can see.”
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Was the New Testament composed in Greek or Hebrew? All evidence points to the former as the original language.
What was the original language of what we now call the “New Testament”? For centuries, the consensus was that it was written in Greek. In recent years, however, a growing minority has claimed it was first composed in Hebrew (or Aramaic), then translated relatively early into Greek. After all, the apostles and first Christians were all Jews, and, of course, first-century Jews spoke Hebrew. But what does the evidence show, and does it matter?
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Revelation communicates symbolically, and it provides the reader with many of the most important interpretations of its images.
Passages in scripture often provide the reader with interpretive clues, and how a verse applies passages from the Hebrew Bible is beneficial for understanding an author’s theological perspective. This is especially so in the book of Revelation, which uses the Old Testament more frequently than any other New Testament book.
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