The Bible Pages, key-word index, section Habakkuk to Heaven
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Section Habakkuk to Heaven (the other sections → rkw011.htm)
- The Jews sort the book of Habakkuk under the section Neviim, “the Prophets”, and further under the subsections “the Latter prophets” and “the Minor prophets”. → (rca011.htm, appendix)
- Passages in the book of Habakkuk, mentioned at this site:
Hadassah – Queen Esther’s Jewish name was Hadassah (see Esther 2:7). – Look under the heading “Esther”.
Hades, Hadês, Haidês – Look under the heading “Hell”.
- Galatians 4 and the allegory regarding the two covenants, with Hagar and her offspring and Mount Sinai and the earthly Jerusalem, versus Sarah and her offspring and the heavenly Jerusalem. → raa021.htm
- The Jews sort the book of Haggai in the Old Testament under the section Neviim, “the Prophets”, and further under the sub-section “Minor prophets”. → (rca011.htm, appendix)
- Passages in the book of Haggai, mentioned at this site:
- The apostle Paul worked with his hands. He said to the elders from Ephesus: “I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me”. (Acts 20:33–34.) In other words: Paul supported himself through manual work. → rma022.htm – rma032.htm
- The Greek text of the New Testament indicates that the saints elected their elders through a show of hands. → rea021.htm – (raa131.htm)
- This planet is still in rebel hands. It is not a part of God’s Reign yet. → rwa010.htm – roa010.htm – rwa021.htm
- Acts 17:24–25, God […] does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is he served with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, since he gives to all life, breath, and all things. → raa041.htm
- Bowing down and kissing someone’s hand, is in fact the same as worship. → (raa041.htm)
- The Israelites left Egypt “with a high hand”, Numbers 33:3. → (roa061.htm)
- The keruwbim had hand-like grip-organs attached to their wings. → rda011.htm
- Acts 20:35, “it is happier to give than to receive”, or, “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. For believers, it is important to know what the apostle Paul really meant when he reminded the elders from Ephesus about those words of Jesus. The context, Acts 20:17–38, provides a clear answer to that question. Paul was addressing elders, and he told them to be on the giving side, just as he himself had been. → rma022.htm
- The parable of the vinedresser, the vine, the branches and fruit, John 15. How the apostles were to produce a spiritual harvest for God. → raa111.htm
- Who are the “first-fruits” (the 144000 of Revelation 14)? → rta031.htm
- On the Old Covenant’s Feast of harvest of first-fruits, also called “Feast of weeks” and “Pentecost”. → rxa021.htm
- The dates for the ancient Israelites’ annual high days were connected to the yearly harvest circle. → rxa081.htm
HCSB (A bible-translation.) → rsa091.htm
- The “headstone” or “chief stone”, Hebrew eben rosha, which Zerubbabel was to lay, Zechariah 4:7 – was it a main stone of the foundation of a temple, or was it a “top stone” or “capstone” as some bible-translations make it seem? → raa051.htm
- In the Greek text of Colossians 4:14, Luke is called iatros, “healer”. In that verse, the Vulgate version translates iatros into Latin as medicus, “healer”, related to the verb medeor, “to heal”. It is not clear what kind of healing the noun iatros in the Greek text of Colossians 4:14 actually refers to. It could of course be that Luke had worked as a physician of some kind, but it is perhaps more likely that he was an iatros, “healer”, in the meaning that he had the gift of healing of the kind that 1 Corinthians 12:9 and 28–30 refer to.
- Some have claimed that the Kingdom of God is not a literal reign or kingdom but merely something “in the hearts of men”. Is that true? → roa010.htm
- The “sign” of the New Covenant is the “circumcision of the heart” – the Holy Spirit (Romans 2:29). → rca071.htm
- The New Covenant is written, “not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart” (2 Corinthians 3:3, NKJV). → rca061.htm – rca111.htm – rca091.htm – rca051.htm – rca011.htm
- The heart in Jeremiah 31:33 – “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts”. → rca061.htm – rca051.htm – rca091.htm – rca111.htm
- Turning the hearts of the fathers to the children (Malachi 4:5–6). → (rta021.htm)
- 1 John 3:17–18, “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” → rga082.htm
- “Harden not your hearts”, Hebrews 4:7. The apostle Paul wrote, apparently to some Jewish saints, about the “rest” which the saints were to enter. He warned and admonished them, writing, “Even as it is said, today, if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” Really what was the rest which he referred to (Hebrews 4:1, 9 and 11)? → rxa101.htm
- The saints could not be half-hearted. They were to be whole-heartedly committed to Jesus and faithful to him. → rba091.htm
- On the words and concepts “gentiles”, “pagans” and “heathen”. → rga011.htm
- “There is neither Greek nor Jew” (Romans 10:12, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11). → rga011.htm
Heaven, heavenly, heavens
- Apparently, the word “heaven” comes from Old English heofon which originally meant “sky”. Examples of use (O. E.): Heofon-heáh, “sky-high”, heofon-fugol, “a bird of the air”. But, just as the later form “heaven”, even heofon was used of the “skies” also in the meaning “God’s abode”.
- Words for “heaven” in the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible:
- In the OT Hebrew and Aramaic, shamayim. Just as the English “heaven”, even shamayim meant “the sky”, but it was also used as a name for God’s abode.
- In the NT Greek, ouranos. Just as the English “heaven”, even ouranos meant “the sky”, but was also used as a name for God’s abode.
- In the Bible, the word “heaven” is used in different ways – on the one hand, as a reference to the sky (atmosphere and beyond it) where the clouds and the moon, sun and stars are seen, and on the other hand, as a reference to God’s abode in Heaven.
- It should be noted that even Heaven is a place which has a “heaven”, that is, skies, firmament. This comes to expression for instance in the book of Revelation which records how the apostle John in a vision (was in Heaven and) saw the heavenly Jerusalem descending from the heavenly skies, down to the ground of the heavenly land where he stood in that vision.
- What does the Bible say about Heaven? Were the saints to go there? What about others? What does it look like, in Heaven? → rba041.htm
- The apostle Paul to the saints in Colosse: “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the Earth”. → rba041.htm
- The tree of life in Heaven, with its fruits. → (rda021.htm)
- How Hebrews 3 and 4 refer to Heaven. → rxa101.htm
- The Reign of Heaven (the Reign of God, the Kingdom of God). → roa010.htm
- God’s Reign is based in Heaven. → roa010.htm
- Matthew 16:19, “I will give to you the keys of the Reign of the Heavens”. → rba071.htm
- Matthew 6:33 and Luke 12:31, “seek first the Kingdom of God”. → roa101.htm
- The heavenly Jerusalem is just that: A heavenly city, not an earthly one. → rba041.htm
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