Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:11 AM

Repetition in Scripture

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:11 AM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:11 AM

This principle of repetition in Scripture is explained by Joseph in Genesis 41:32 when interpreting Pharaoh’s dream ‘And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the thing is established by God.’ The same principles occurred when Peter was spoken to by God in a dream that he might understand that Gentiles were no longer to be regarded as unclean (Acts 10:9–16). The dream was repeated three times to emphasize the importance to Peter of its meaning.[1]
Many times Christ says in the scripture “Truly I say to you” and then He says “Truly, Truly I say to you”. This repetition is the Lords way of drawing attention to the importance of what He is about to say. Sure everything in the Bible is important, but there are some things that the Lord emphasizes by repetition in scripture. Whenever we see this type of repetition there is always something important that God is telling us.

McIntosh, A. (2006). Genesis for today :
The relevance of the creation/evolution debate to today's society
(3rd ed.)
(51). Leominster, UK: Day One.

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