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Will Hebrew be the language of the future Kingdom of God?

This question probably has its origin the following verse from Zephaniah: “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. (Zephaniah 3:9 KJV) The context of this verse, although dated during the reign of Josiah (640-610 […]

What does “shibboleth” mean?

This word occurs in Judges 12:5-6 And the Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. And when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead said to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” When he said, “No,” they said to him, “Then say Shibboleth,” and he […]

What does “Gentile” mean?

In English, “Gentile” usually refers to a person from a nation other than Israel (although some people use it to refer to people of a different religion to themselves). Because the Bible is a translation from other languages, and because it was written over a long period of time, when the word “Gentile” occurs in […]

What does the Hebrew word ‘Yom’ mean?

According to Robert Young’s ‘Analytical Concordance to the Bible’ (First Published 1879) Yom is the Hebrew word for ‘day’. Young’s index-lexicon to the Old Testament reveals that in the King James Version, Yom is predominantly translated as ‘day’ (1167 occurrences), followed by ‘time’ (65 occurrences). The word was also infrequently translated as ‘weather’, ‘daily’, ‘remain’ […]