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Section Gennesaret to Godliness (the other sections → key00.htm)
Gennesaret – the land of Gennesaret, and the lake of Gennesaret
- The land of Gennesaret and the lake with the same name are mentioned in Matthew 14:34, Mark 6:53 and Luke 5:1. The lake in question is also called the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18 and 15:29, Mark 1:16 and 7:31 and John 6:1) and the Sea of Tiberias (John 6:1 and 21:1).
- Apparently, the name Gennesaret referred to a plain on the west shore of that lake. In New Testament times, that area was called Galilee.
- The New Testament’s word “Gennesaret” might eventually be a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew Kinnerowth (in the 1769 King James version Chinnereth, Chinneroth, Cinneroth), see Numbers 34:11, Deuteronomy 3:17, Joshua 11:2, 12:3, 13:27 and 19:35 and 1 Kings 15:20. (Cinneroth was a town in the days of Joshua; see Joshua 19:35.)
- The lake of Gennesaret is about 21 kilometres long and 13 kilometres wide. It lies low, its surface is some 210 metres below sea level in the Mediterranean. The river Jordan flows through it, from north to south, and goes to the Dead Sea (whose surface is around 420 metres below sea level in the Mediterranean).
- By the lake of Gennesaret, there were in New Testament times such towns as Capernaum, Bethsaida, Magadan (“Magdala”) and Tiberias. Even Chorazin was close to that lake. (Jesus lived for a time in Capernaum, see Matthew 4:13, Mark 2:1 and so on. The apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip lived for a time in Bethsaida, see John 1:44. Even some of the other apostles were from the area by the lake of Gennesaret, among them John, James and Nathanael.)
- It was on the lake of Gennesaret that Jesus walked on water (see John 6:16–21).
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- “Gentiles”, “pagans” and “heathen” – what do those words really mean? → nga010.htm
- “There is neither Greek nor Jew” (Romans 10:12, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11). → nga010.htm
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Ghost – “Ghost” is simply an old English word for “spirit”. For more, look under the heading “Spirit”.
- Ephesians 4: The apostle Paul was talking about spiritual gifts, and not about “ranks” in some hierarchy. → naa140.htm – naa080.htm
- In the Greek text of the NT, the word doron, “gift”, is sometimes used of the Old Covenant’s sacrifices. Mark 7:11 shows that korban (from the Hebrew qorban) was sometimes used in place of doron. For more on the “corban” matter, look under the heading “Corban”.
- Should believers celebrate Christmas and give gifts to others on that day? → nwa050.htm
- Look also below, under the heading “Giving”.
- Giving – helping those in need – is a central part of righteousness. → nga080.htm – nma070.htm
- Some preachers have talked about “the give way” and “the get way”. They may have derived that from Acts 20 which records how the apostle Paul noted that Jesus had said that it is more blessed to give than to receive. But, they have failed to mention that Paul was addressing elders, and that he told those elders to be on the giving side just as he himself had been. → nma020.htm
- The words “God loves a cheerful giver” in 2 Corinthians 9:7 do not refer giving money to Paul for his own use. That passage refers to a collection of relief aid to poor saints in Jerusalem. → nma020.htm
- “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). That was something Jesus said to the apostles. Jesus had given them the Word of God, and the power to heal and raise the dead and cast out demons. The apostles were to give and do those things to and for others, as the Greek text has it, dôrean, “as a gift”, freely. → nma050.htm – nma020.htm
- Is giving money to some church or preacher an “act of worship”? → nma010.htm – naa040.htm
- “But rather seek his kingdom, and these things will also be given you” (Luke 12:31). What did Jesus mean? → noa100.htm
- Some say that people should give “tithes” of their wages. But: The concept of making people pay a tithe on money (such as wages) was invented in the Middle Ages, by the Catholic Church. The Old Covenant had a tithe system, but that tithe was only on the agricultural produce of the Promised Land. Craftsmen and wage workers did not tithe. → nma010.htm
- Giving of thanks. – Look under the heading “Thanking”.
- Look also above, under the heading “Gift, gifts”.
Glass – In 1 Corinthians 13:12 and James 1:23, where some translations have the word “glass”, the Greek text has esoptron, “mirror”. It is likely that in those days, mirrors were made of polished metal and not of glass.
Glossolalia (“speaking in tongues”)
- Literally, the word “glosso-lalia” means “language-speaking”. It comes from the Greek nouns glôssa which meant “tongue” (and also “language”) and lalia which meant “talk”, “discussion” (from laleô, “to talk”, “to say” and so on). When the saints received the Holy Spirit, they also received an ability to speak in languages they had not previously known; that enabled them to proclaim the Good Tidings to people of many different backgrounds. – The glossolalia that is practised in some churches, has nothing to do with that.
GNB (A bible-translation.) → nsa090.htm
GNT (A bible-translation.) → nsa090.htm
Goat – The goat for Azazel, Leviticus 16:8, 10 and 26, was not let escape alive as many bible-translations make it seem, but was pushed down from a high cliff, so that it died. During temple times this was done at a cliff called Beth-Hadudu. → nxa040.htm
- The Kingdom of God (the Reign of God). → noa010.htm
- God’s dwelling (Heaven). → nba040.htm – (nxa100.htm)
- In the Old Testament, when English translations have “God” (with a capital), the Hebrew text can have (for instance) such words as Yahweh, El, Elowahh and Adown. The exact meaning and origin of those words is not known to us, with certainty. A note: In some OT passages, actually quite many, some translators have added the word “God” for “linguistic reasons”, without any actual basis in the Hebrew text.
- In many bible-versions, when the English text of the OT has “Lord” in capitals or small caps, the Hebrew text mostly has Yahweh. This applies to several thousand passages in the OT.
- Look also under the heading “YHWH”.
- In the New Testament, many bible-translators have rendered the Greek word Theos as “God”.
- Some notes regarding the ancient Greek word theos, including its eventual origin and meaning. → noa150.htm
- Regarding the dogmas about “true names” or “sacred names” (for God the Father and his son Jesus), look under the heading “Sacred names”.
- God’s angels. – Look under the heading “Angels”.
- God’s Spirit (the Holy Spirit). – Look under the heading “Spirit”.
- God’s Apostle: Only Jesus is God’s Apostle; the twelve and Paul were Jesus’ apostles. → (naa080.htm)
- God’s calling. → nba020.htm
- Why does God allow evil, wars, pain, sickness and suffering? → nwa010.htm
- Is God behind this world’s rulers and governments? → nwa021.htm – nwa010.htm
- Jesus as the main stone of the foundation of God’s spiritual dwelling (“temple”). → naa050.htm
- Where the New Covenant’s “house of God” (“temple”) really is. → naa040.htm
- The concept of “worshipping God”. → naa040.htm
- On the concept “church of God”. → nga060.htm – naa010.htm – naa020.htm – naa030.htm
- God will judge the world – his son Jesus will do the actual judging. → nta060.htm
- God’s covenants. – Look under the heading “Covenants”.
- Praying to God. → nba100.htm
- Who can speak for God? Does he have mortal representatives here on Earth, in our day? → nsa060.htm
- Who are God’s people?
- What defines who is a saint? On saints and sainthood. → nga030.htm
- On the New Covenant sign which shows who belong to God. → nca070.htm
- What does the Bible say about calling, election and sanctification? → nba020.htm
- Look also under the headings “YHWH”, “Jesus”, “Spirit” and Heaven”.
Godliness – Look under the heading “Righteousness”.
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