The Bible Pages, key-word index, section Repentance to Revelation
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Section Repentance to Revelation (the other sections → key00.htm)
- The English word “repent” comes, via the Old French repentir, from Latin: The prefix re + the verb paeniteo (poeniteo) which meant “to be sorry”, “to cause to be sorry”.
- In the Greek text of the New Testament, the words translated as “repent” and “repentance” are mostly metanoeô and metanoia which refer to changing one’s mind or purpose.
- Matthew 3:2, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. → noa010.htm
- Luke 5:32, “I did not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners”. → nba020.htm
- Acts 2:38, “Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be immersed in the name of Jesus Christ to the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”. → (nba010.htm)
Rephan – Acts 7:43, the star of Rephan (Remphan, Romphan). → (nwa050.htm)
- In the religious context, “reprobate” is an originally Catholic concept which comes from the Latin verb reprobo which means “to disapprove”, “reject”, “condemn”. Those who do not obey the dictates of the Catholic Church, have been viewed as “reprobate” (rejected, condemned).
- Many English bible-translations contain words which are copied from the Latin text of the Catholic Vulgate version. Example: “Reprobate silver”, Jeremiah 6:30, from the Vulgate’s argentum reprobum which refers to silver which is not accepted but is rejected as worthless.
- In the NT passages where some bible-versions have “reprobate”, the Greek text mostly has adokimos. Example passage, in the apostle Paul’s letter to the saints in Corinth:
- “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves [Greek dokimazô]. Do you not know, yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you; unless indeed you are ones failing the test [adokimos]? But I hope that you will know that we are not ones failing the test [adokimos]. Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear acceptable [dokimos], but that you should do what is honorable, even though we may seem to be unacceptable [adokimos].” (2 Corinthians 13:5–7, VW06, comments added.)
- Again, the Catholic Church has used the word “reprobate” of people whom they do not accept. But of course, what that or some other church says, has nothing to do with what God feels.
- What does the Bible say about authority? Who has biblical, spiritual or religious authority? Who can speak for God? → nsa060.htm
- Anyone who lies to others, lacks respect for them. → (noa050.htm)
- Respecting one’s neighbours (fellow humans) means that one provides help to people who are in need and comforts those in need of comfort. – Look under the heading “Good works”.
Rest – Look under the heading “Sabbath”.
- Reuben was the patriarch Jacob’s firstborn child (born by Leah, see Genesis 29:32).
- Because of an offence, the birthright was taken away from Reuben and given to his half-brother Joseph instead. → (nya040.htm)
- Reuben’s descendants came to form the tribe of Reuben, one of Israel’s twelve tribes.
- Between circa 2700 and 2500 years ago, the Israelites were driven out from the Promised Land and taken into captivity and dispersion. The northern tribes, including Reuben, never returned to that land. Through this, they became the ten “lost” tribes of Israel.
- Some writers have claimed that the French people are Israelites, “the tribe of Reuben”. Is that true? → nya090.htm
- Look also under the heading “Tribes of Israel”.
Revelation, revelations, the book of Revelation
- The book of Revelation was written (penned down) by the apostle John.
- The word “revelation” comes from the Latin verb revelo which means “to unveil” (“to uncover”).
- The book of Revelation is also called “the Apocalypse”; that is derived from the first word in the Greek text of that book, apokalupsis, which means “uncovering” (“making known”), from the verb apokaluptô which means “to uncover”, “to make known”.
- Some have claimed that the apostle John wrote the book of Revelation around year 90 CE, or even later, but several things make it clear that he wrote it several decades earlier.
- Passages in the book of Revelation, mentioned at this site:
- Revelation 1
- Revelation 2
- Revelation 3
- Revelation 6
- Revelation 7
- Revelation 8
- Revelation 9
- Revelation 11
- Revelation 12
- Revelation 13
- Revelation 14
- Revelation 17
- Revelation 18
- Revelation 19
- Revelation 20
- Revelation 21
- Revelation 22
- For more, see the other parts of this multi-page index, or use the search function.
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