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Apr 08 2013

Excruciating, word origin

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The word excruciating has an interesting origin and background.  In English, excruciating is an adjective that means, “causing intense physical agony or anguish”.  What does not seem to be commonly known about the word are the details of its Latin origin and how it came into existence. Origin: 1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of …

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Sep 11 2012

Matthew 27:52, where did the risen saints go?

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In Matthew 27:52-53, where did the risen saints go after they appeared to many? I read several commentaries researching this question, and even in popular and well-respected commentaries, there are large differences of opinion. Who the saints were, whether the exposed bodies came to life or remained lifeless, to whom they appeared, how they appeared, …

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