The Bible Pages, key-word index, section Disciples to Dusk
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Section Disciples to Dusk (the other sections → rkw011.htm)
- The word “disciple” comes from the Latin discipulus which meant such things as “learner” and “follower”. In the Greek text of the New Testament the word is mathêtês which means “a learner”, related to manthanô, “to learn”, “to understand”.
- What did Jesus really mean when he said to his disciples (the apostles), “I am the vine, you are the branches”? → raa112.htm
- In what way were the disciples to go about “seeking the Kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33)? → roa102.htm
- It is good to keep in mind that when the New Testament talks about “disciples”, “saints” and so on, that refers to people who lived here on Earth in biblical times (first century or earlier). → rga022.htm (point 2) – rga032.htm
- For more, see the other parts of this multi-page index, or use the search function.
Disease – Why does God allow sickness, pain and suffering? → rwa012.htm
- What kind of people were the saints told to mark and avoid and cast out and deny fellowship to? → raa103.htm
- Did the saints excommunicate people or deny fellowship to them, on “doctrinal grounds”? → raa103.htm
Dishonesty – Should believers lie? → roa052.htm
- The word “divine” is, as so many other words in religious English, of Latin origin. It comes from the words divus (“god”) and divinum (“of or belonging to a deity or a god”).
- A note: In ancient Rome, the “gods” were idols, such as Jupiter and so on. Thus, a Roman divinitas was an idol.
- The Old Testament part of the KJV1769 does not contain such words as “divine” or “divinity” but only “to divine”, “divination” and so on, which is a different thing. The Latin word divinator refers to a soothsayer – someone who (supposedly) gave utterances under the influence (or possession) of some Roman “deity” (divus).
- A note: In Proverbs 16:10 the KJV1769 has “divine sentence”, but the Hebrew word in question is qecem, normally used of divination. The Septuagint version (LXX) has manteion in that verse.
- Regarding the New Testament part of the KJV1769:
- In Acts 16:16, it has “a spirit of divination”. The Greek text has pneuma puthônos, “spirit of Python”.
- In Hebrews 9:1, the KJV1769 has “divine service”, but there, “divine” is an added word; the Greek text only says latreias, “service”.
- In 2 Peter 1:3 and 4, where the KJV1769 has the adjective “divine”, the Greek text has theias (theios, which appears also in Acts 17:29), related to the noun theos. (For more on the old Greek word theos, see the article roa152.htm.)
- The so-called “divine right of kings” – is there such a thing? → rwa023.htm – (rsa032.htm)
- On the Jewish division of the Old Testament into the parts “the Law”, “the Prophets” and “the Writings”. → rca012.htm, appendix
- Romans 16:17, “I urge you, brothers, to be on your guard against people who, by disregarding the teaching which you received, cause divisions and create difficulties; dissociate yourselves from them” (20CNT). → raa103.htm
- Titus 3:10, “After a first and second admonition, refuse a man who is causing divisions.” → raa103.htm
- On religious titles, such as “doctor of theology”. → raa082.htm
- Look also under the heading “Healer”.
- On the actual meaning of the words “doctrine”, “dogma”, “creed” and “tenet”. → rsa082.htm
- 1 Corinthians 1:10 and the translation “all speak the same thing”. Was the apostle Paul talking about “doctrines”? → raa062.htm
- Who has biblical, spiritual or religious authority? Who can speak for God? → rsa062.htm
- Whom should one listen to, in regard to spiritual matters? → rsa052.htm
- Is it biblical to have creeds, tenets, dogmas and doctrines? → rsa082.htm
- On what Jesus meant by the words “the keys of the Reign of the Heavens” and “binding and loosing” (Matthew 16:19). → rba072.htm
- Did the Pharisees have a “right” to form doctrines and rulings? → roa121.htm
- Who has a “seat of Moses”? → roa121.htm
- On the words and concepts “clergy” and “laity”. → rsa072.htm
- Did the saints excommunicate people, on “doctrinal grounds”? → raa103.htm
Dogma, dogmas – Look above, under the heading “Doctrines”.
Doing good – Look under the heading “Good works”.
Doors – Matthew 24:33 records that Jesus said to his disciples: “So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” What time and which people did he refer to? → rga042.htm – rta052.htm
- The meaning of the word “double-minded” in James 1:8 and 4:8. → rba092.htm
- On what the first-born son’s birthright or “double portion” consisted of, in biblical times. → rya042.htm
- “Doubting” or “wavering” – on what is behind the translations “wavering” or “doubting” in James 1:6 and some other passages. → rba092.htm – rba101.htm
- Some bible-versions have in 2 Corinthians 1:22, 2 Corinthians 5:5 and Ephesians 1:14 the word “down-payment”. That can easily be misunderstood. For more on this, look under the heading “Earnest”.
DR1899 (A bible-translation.) → rsa092.htm
- Some bible-versions contain the word “dragon”. That word comes from the old Greek noun drakôn which simply means “a snake” (a larger one, such as a python).
- On the “dragons”, “satyrs”, “unicorns”, “flying serpents” and other odd creatures that appear in some bible-versions. → rda032.htm
- On the “dragon” (snake) of Revelation 13. → rwa032.htm
- Could the saints drink or eat things that were offered (dedicated) to idols? On the translation and meaning of 1 Corinthians 8:1–12 and 10:14–32. → rha023.htm
- The apostle Paul wrote to the saints in Colosse: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days” (Colossians 2:16). Exactly what did he mean and refer to? → roa072.htm
Dutch – Some writers have claimed that the Dutch people are Israelites, “the tribe of Zebulon”. Is that true? → rya092.htm
Dusk – The Passover lambs were to be killed “between the evenings”, Hebrew ben ha arbayim (Exodus 12:6, et cetera). Did that phrase refer to “twilight” or “dusk” as some have claimed, or to the middle of the afternoon which is when the Jews killed their Passover lambs while Jesus at the same time gave his life as the Lamb of God? → rxa082.htm
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