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John Dominic Crossan explains in The Birth of Christianity, page 106, that there is wide agreement that Mark 5:21-43 is an example of Markan intercalation. Intercalation, a literary structure also simply known as 'sandwich', is a technique used more effectively by the author of Mark's Gospel than by any other known author in antiquity. Intercalation involves ...


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Attempting to ascertain the root of the question, the following observations can certainly be made. First, they are "intertwined" on the basis of timing. Jesus was on the way to heal Jairus' daughter, and was interupted. Then, in v35, while he was still speaking (apparently to the woman who interrupted his journey), Jairus is told his daughter is now ...


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The souls under the altar are awaiting their total number to be completed. They are the martyrs who have died defending the word of God {YHWH}. Revelation 6:9-12 "And when he had opened the fifth seal I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice saying ...


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The Idea in Brief Jesus does not appear to downplay the necessities of life as normal daily concerns; that is, the Apostle Paul corrects such misconceptions in his second epistle to the Thessalonians. Instead Jesus is placing the priority of righteousness as the primary "need" for correct life and living. Discussion The Apostle Paul admonished those ...


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The context of the verse is, indeed, literal food and drink. This is stated as "eat" and "drink" in v25, and then is compared by the instruction to look at the other things in God's creation, the birds, life-spans, clothing, etc. These are all natural things. v30-32 also emphasize these things, as v32 indicates that this is, indeed, what the Gentiles are ...


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This section of Galatians is explaining why they should not become circumcised For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. (Galatians 5:6 NKJV) Then a comparison is given between "using the body" and "using the breath" You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth ...


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The Greek isn't going to help you quite so much in this. Paul is talking about two separate law codes in Galatians: The Torah and the Oral Traditions. You can determine which is which from the context but the Greek cannot help you to decipher the two apart. The Oral traditions (aka "Fence around the Law") were more valued by the religious leaders so much ...


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Man is tri-part,(1 Thess. 5:23) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are a spirit, we have a soul(mind, will, and emotions), and we live in a body. To see the 'spirit' of an individual(sans flesh) is to see who they ...


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Preterists might identify him as Nero or some other first century person. Premillenialists are likely to say it is the leader of a reborn Roman empire, or perhaps the pope. Many of the Reformers agreed that it was the pope. That is because Christian tradition from the ealiest times associates this person with the idea of "antichrist." I'm talking about ...



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