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The Word Niger In Acts 13:1. Does It mean Black?

Niger was quite a common Roman surname ("cognomen") and so was widely found. Also, in eastern regions there were frequently found people named Niger, possibly from the Latin word. For ...
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Is there any Latin in the Bible?

According to the study, "A Study of Latin Words in the Greek New Testament", by Esther Laverne Benjamin, there are about thirty Latin words transliterated into Greek in the New Testament. ...
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Why "fiat lux" and not "sit lux"?

Perhaps the following comparison makes this understandable: sit lux ≈ may light exist fiat lux ≈ may light come into existence The English translation "let there be light" is gives a ...
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In Vulgate, Matthaeus 4:23, it says "et prædicans Evangelium regni". Shouldn't it be "regno" (dative) rather than "regni" (genitive)?

The Latin is a pretty literal translation of the Greek: καὶ κηρύσσων τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς βασιλείας "τῆς βασιλείας" (tēs basileias) is genitive, not dative. He is preaching the Gospel of the ...
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What is the gender of the word "Haec" in Latin?

Haec is actually a accusative neuter plural in this case. It's not the subject of the sentence: post haec means "after these things". If you look at a paradigm for hic you'll see formally ...
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regem Balæ, ipsa est Segor

Draconis and TKR are correct and explain how the Latin works, but just to add further context, it's the same in the Greek Septuagint: καὶ βασιλέως Βαλακ αὕτη ἐστὶν Σηγωρ Both the Latin and the Greek ...
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Translation for "Onager solitarius in desiderio animi sui attraxit ventum amoris"?

This comes from Jeremiah 2:24, and I think it helps to understand that in the original Hebrew text, the word שָׁאֲפָ֣ה (šā·’ă·p̄āh) appears. According to Strong's Exaustive Concordance, this word ...
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Why "fiat lux" and not "sit lux"?

It's just barely possible it's simpler than that. First, note that the Hebrew does use a verb corresponding to sit rather than fiat: וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי אוֹר וַיְהִי־אוֹר׃ wayyomer ĕlohîm: "...
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Why is SoS 8.5 ‘dē dēsertō’ not interpreted as ‘from the forsaken’?

All dictionaries I have checked seem to agree that to indicate desert as a place, it should be neuter plural; I would have expected the Latin to be dē dēsertīs, not dē dēsertō. In Classical Latin, ...
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Does the verb eruo mean to rescue or deliver?

I'd say in this instance "extricate" and "set free" are performing the same action: if you are extricated from your enemies, you are liberated from them. This usage for eruo is ...
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Ancient Greek Romans 1:27 - I don't understand this phrase through a straight translation into English

Here's my attempt at a compromise between extreme literalism and full idiomatic English (so that hopefully it'll be helpful to you as you compare against the Greek). Greek text taken from the SBL ...
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regem Balæ, ipsa est Segor

The full verse reads: Inirent bellum contra Bara regem Sodomorum, et contra Bersa regem Gomorrhae, et contra Sennaab regem Adamae, et contra Semeber regem Seboim, contraque regem Balae, ipsa est ...
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regem Balæ, ipsa est Segor

It's referring to Bala, and saying that that place is also called Segor.
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Gen 1:28 only animals that move or all living beings?

(This is an answer about the meaning of the original Hebrew phrase, since the OP suggested in comments that such an answer would be useful.) As the question indicates, the Hebrew phrase being ...
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Paraphrase of Matthew 11:12 Translation

The phrase locum facere means 'to clear a path (for)' or 'to leave room (for).' The subject of faciant is the illi omnes from the first clause. I'm interpreting poene as equivalent to paene. (This ...
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What version of the Vulgate is this?

While writing this question, I finally found the answer. I shouldn't have been surprised - BlueLetterBible uses the one remaining version of the Vulgate that I hadn't checked - the Stuttgart one. I ...
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In leviter. How to translate?

The in doesn't go with the leviter. It is in delinquentes animadvertatis, and leviter just adds detail into delinquentes. The verb animadvertere (especially II.C) can take in with accusative in ...
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What is the semantic difference between the present and aorist forms of the Greek imperative?

Having given this topic further thought, I think I can explain all the imperatives I have encountered to my satisfaction and so want to give an answer that might help others and is what I would have ...
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What translation of the Bible to read?

Short Version: You can't go wrong with any of the main editions of the Vulgate, but I do recommend a version with at least notes or facing page translation (like the Dumbarton Oaks Edition). The ...
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What translation of the Bible to read?

Since your question is not about theology, I will make bold to answer. Jerome, Castellio, and the fathers of Vatican II were all competent latinists, and so all have much to teach us (especially ...
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What is the gender of the word "Haec" in Latin?

The gender of haec is neuter. The number is plural. We know haec is neuter because it is the object of a preposition. To make the feminine an object, we would have to say post hanc, "after her&...
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Why is ek used instead of para in the Nicene Creed relating to the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father?

You have asked a lengthy question. I hope that you won't mind a lengthy answer. But, before I get to my long answer, let me give you a short answer. If the question is, "Do the phrases “παρὰ ...
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Is there any Latin in the Bible?

I too am looking for a list of words used in the original manuscripts with Latin. This morning, in the NKJV study Bible from Nelson, I read the commentary on Mark 6:27; 37 where they mentioned two ...
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