The Bible Pages, key-word index, section Esther to Exile
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Section Esther to Exile (the other sections → key00.htm)
- Queen Esther’s Jewish name was Hadassah; see Esther 2:7 (and 17).
- In a certain Jewish sectioning of the Old Testament, the book of Esther belongs to Kethuvim, “the Writings”. → (eca016.htm, appendix)
- The books of Esther, Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah tell about things that occurred when the Persian empire was in power. Many of the Persian kings resided in Shushan (Susa); that is also where many of the events that are recorded in the book of Esther, took place. It was in Shushan that king Ahasuerus took Hadassah (Esther) as his wife and made her queen.
- No passages in the book of Esther are quoted or mentioned at this site, except in passing.
- Look also under the headings “Ahasuerus” and “Purim”.
ESV, ESV01, ESV07, ESV11 (bible-translations) → esa095.htm
- Where the articles at this site contain Greek words, the letter eta (Η, η) is mostly transcribed as ê (with a circumflex), while the epsilon (Ε, ε) is transcribed as e. (Sometimes, modern-day Greek letters may be used.)
- Look also under the heading “Greek”.
Eternal – Look under the heading “Everlasting”.
- The Eucharist is one of the seven Catholic “sacraments”, a sacrificial ritual which is practised on Sunday, the day which the emperor Constantine forced people to observe in honour of the sun-god Mithras, Sol Mithras Deus Invictus. (Many Protestant and other churches have copied that ritual, in one form or another.)
- In that ritual, a round “bread” – a thin wafer with idol-symbols – is eaten, together with wine. That ritual is called “oblation”, and the bread in it is sometimes called “host”. The full Latin phrase is oblatus hostia which means “sacrifice which has been carried forth”.
- (“Oblation” comes from the Latin oblatus which is the past perfect form of the verb offero (ob-fero) which means “to bear forth”. In this case, the meaning is “to bear forth as a sacrifice”.)
- Here, it is good to keep in mind that the New Covenant does not have any sacrifices, except for the Sacrifice which Jesus made when he gave his life in place of others. It was a sacrifice once and for all, with no later repetition.
- The Catholics hold the Eucharist to be “a sublime and incomprehensibility mystery”, and that may be so, but at least one thing is clear: It is tightly connected with the “sun-god” (Sol Mithras Deus Invictus) and the Queen of heaven (whom the Catholics call “Maria”), and also with the Catholic trinity dogma.
- Regarding the bread and wine ceremony which the saints had (and which had nothing to do with the Eucharist), see the article eca048.htm.
- A note: The word and concept “Europe” is not mentioned in the Bible. Such countries as Greece and Italy are mentioned, but the word and concept Europe is not.
- Some have claimed that the “Babylon” of the Book of Revelation is connected with Europe. Does the Bible say that? → ewa037.htm
- Will or does “the Beast” consist of ten European nations, as some claim? → (ewa037.htm)
- Regarding certain Anglo-Israelist dogmas:
- Did the ten lost tribes of Israel move into Europe? Are the white north-west Europeans Israelites, as some say? → eya097.htm
- The English word “evangelist” comes from the old Greek noun euangelistês which meant “bringer of good tidings”. That word occurs only in three New Testament passages, Acts 21:8, Ephesians 4:11 and 2 Timothy 4:5. It was neither a “rank” nor a “title”. The word euangelistês could be used of anyone who spread the Good Tidings. Being able proclaim it to larger groups of people was a gift. All of the disciples did not have that gift, but some of them did.
- Please note that in the Greek NT text, other words and expressions are often used, instead of euangelistês. The first example of this is found in Matthew 4:23 which states that Jesus went about kêrussôn to euangelion, “proclaiming the Good Tidings”. Indeed, Jesus was an euangelistês, and so were his apostles, and many others with them.
- What does the Bible say about religious titles, such as “apostle”, “bishop”, “evangelist”, “father”, “pastor” and so on? → eaa088.htm
Evangelium – Look under the headings “Gospel” and “Evangelist” (above).
Eve (Adam’s wife)
- In the Hebrew text of the OT, it is recorded that Adam called his wife Chavvah (Hawwah). Some think that that word might have meant “life” (see Genesis 3:20).
- In the OT, Eve is mentioned by name only in Genesis 3:20 and 4:1. Genesis 2:22–23 records that she was created of Adam’s rib; in verse 23 she is called Ishshah, “because she was taken out of man [iysh]”. (In the rest of the OT, the word ishshah is then used in the meanings “woman” and “wife”.)
- In Genesis 3:20, the Greek Septuagint translates Chavvah as Zoê (“life”), but in Genesis 4:1 it has Euan, accusative form of Eua. (In the Septuagint, the name Eua appears even in Genesis 4:25.)
- In the Latin Vulgate OT, the spelling is Hava (Genesis 3:20) and Havam (Genesis 4:1).
- In the NT, Eve is mentioned by name only in 2 Corinthians 11:3 and 1 Timothy 2:13.
- In 1 Timothy 2:13, the Greek text has Eua, in 2 Corinthians 11:3, it has the accusative form Euan.
- In the Latin Vulgate NT, that became Eva, 1 Timothy 2:13, and Evan, 2 Corinthians 11:3.
- Thus: Hebrew Chavvah (Hawwah) → Greek Eua → Latin Eva → Eve in English bibles.
- Look also under the heading “Adam”.
- The ancient Israelites had two “evenings” (even-ings), one at noon when the sun started to descend and the day began to go towards the even, and the other at sunset when the even actually began. → exa087.htm
- Did the Hebrew phrase ben ha arbayim, “between the evenings”, refer to “twilight” or “dusk” as some have claimed, or to the middle of the afternoon which is when Jesus the Lamb of God gave his life? → exa087.htm
- John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever puts his trust in him should not perish but have everlasting life”. → eca048.htm
- Jesus told his disciples to look for everlasting lodgings. Earthly things are not everlasting. The habitations which Jesus told his disciples to look for, are not here on Earth. → eba049.htm
- Do angels possess everlasting life, in the meaning that they cannot die? → eda027.htm
- The Old Covenant did not provide a way for humans to receive everlasting life. → eca016.htm – eca117.htm
- Does Revelation 14:10–11 refer to an everlasting, never ending punishment? → eta077.htm
- Some claim that the Old Covenant is “everlasting”. Is that correct? → eca098.htm
- Many bible-versions translate the old Hebrew word olam as “for ever”, “everlasting” or “eternal”. That is misleading, and has led to many misunderstandings. → eca136.htm
Evil, evil one
- Why does God allow evil, sickness, pain, wars and suffering? → ewa017.htm
- Who really is behind this world’s evil rulers and governments. → ewa028.htm
- Jesus conquered evil “powers and principalities”. → eda067.htm
- 1 Timothy 6:10 – the literal meaning of the Greek text in the first part of that verse appears to be “for the love of money is a root of all these evils”. The context shows which particular evils Paul referred to. → ema089.htm
- Look also under the headings “Devil”, “Sin”, “Good works” and “Righteousness”.
- On the example the apostle Paul set, for others to imitate. → ema037.htm
- Paul told the elders in Ephesus to copy his example, in regard to certain things. → ema026.htm
- The ensamples, examples or types of 1 Corinthians 10:11. → (eca027.htm)
- Look also under the heading “Antitypes and types”.
Excision (some bible-translations have that word in Philippians 3:2) – Look under the heading “Concision”.
- Regarding the root (etymology) and original meaning of the word “excommunicate”: It is of course “church Latin”, that is, a Catholic concept. Literally, the Latin verb excommunico would have referred to “putting out of the community”, but the practical meaning was “to lay under a ban” (by the Catholic Church), and through that “expel from communion” (denying people access to the Catholic “Eucharist”).
- Excommunication – what kind of people were the saints told to mark and avoid and cast out and deny fellowship to? → eaa108.htm
- Did the saints excommunicate people on “doctrinal grounds”? → eaa108.htm
- The English word “exegesis” comes from the old Greek noun exêgêsis which meant “explanation”, “interpretation”.
- In other words: Deeper bible study which endeavours to find out the correct explanation and interpretation to some biblical passage or matter, is exegesis. – The word exegesis can also refer to the in writing expressed results of such study.
- Please note that there is both correct and erroneous exegesis. In the “world of religion”, any given thing is interpreted in dramatically different ways. In short: Most of the “biblical exegesis” that there is, is either erroneous or simply deception.
- More than 2500 years ago, the ancient Israelites were driven out of their own land, into exile. What happened to them after that? → Look under the heading “Tribes of Israel”.
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