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Interesting question, and several thought-evoking answers. One point that I find missing: John was raised in a dispensation wherein the Holy Spirit came upon people rather than when the Spirit came to abide within men. It seems that the text defining that he would be filled with the Holy Spirit even before birth must be considered in light of the applied ...


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The angel Gabriel had already foretold that John would receive the Holy Spirit even before his birth. 13 ... Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other ...


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No, not necessarily. I even doubt embryonic John was filled with the Holy Spirit, since the passage does not warrant that conclusion, since it clearly says ". . . and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit" (v.41, my emphasis) I believe a better question would be: "What is the significance of Elizabeth's exclamation, "'As soon as the ...


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There is no plural for seed in hebrew. The word seed (Zara) is never tranlsated as seeds (Zarot) for descendents. Now it only proved that Paul, who knew Hebrew did it on the purpose to to "Prove" Jesus to non-jewish audience . Nevertheless, this quote proves nothing for someone who know hebrew. In this age, it is easy to verify, you do not need to be a ...


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Pedagogues had a reputation for harshness, which was not unwarranted, as the cane, the whip, and the rod were basic accoutrements of the pedagogue's art. Severity was not the universal practice, however. Many pedagogues fulfilled their role with kindness and endeared themselves to their charges in a life-long bond. Nevertheless, whether bad or good, the ...


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it appears the problem is with the translation of ek pistews Jesou Kristou which should be read in Lithuanian order for English translation (i.e the order of the genitives needs reversing) "from out of Christ Jesus's faithfulness" and the verse becomes: But the Scripture did imprison everything under sin so that the promise from out of Christ Jesus's ...



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