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If Paul was familiar with nascent Gospels, such as the Q source, and this is a reference to such "scriptures," is there anything in Acts suggesting Paul's familiarity with the Q source? After all, his reference to scriptures are usually to underscore his argument, i.e., if you don't believe me, remember that it was written that..." Paul was constantly ...


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As rightly quoted from Joh 19:36, the author understood the relationship of Christ to the Passover lamb - it was to be cooked whole and not broken. This is supported by NT commentary where it describes Christ as being crucified, put to death and nailed to the cross. No other scripture (OT or NT) indicates that Christ's body was or required to be broken. ...


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Is there any reason to believe from the Apostle Paul's expression of his view on bodily resurrection in 1st Corinthians 15 that his view is a carryover of his pharisaic beliefs? Acts 23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one ...


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In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Paul proclaims the gospel of the resurrection that he has taught the Corinthians: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed ...


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In chapter 10, Paul provides some allegories around the story of Moses. Although not in the Bible, Rabbinic legend decided that a rock, from which a spring of fresh water poured, followed the Israelites wherever they went, and it is to this spring that Paul refers in 1 Corinthians 10:4. Psalm 42:9 refers to "God my rock" but here Paul says the rock is Christ....


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In the scriptures many faculties are attributed to the breath including making alive (animation), self-awareness, God-awareness and the power of speech: Act_2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit [breath] and began to speak in other tongues [foreign] as the Spirit [breath] gave them utterance. 1Co_12:8 For to one is given through ...



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