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An interpretation common with some early Protestants (Socinians; & Unitarians) is that "the beginning" refers to the new creation, not the old. So the Logos was Jesus Christ, not a pre-existent person before Jesus. In this view, verse 3 ("all things") might refer to all spiritual things instead of literally all things. Another interpretation is that ...
Suzerain covenants Modern contracts typically follow a certain format: the parties of the contract are identified, the terms and conditions are defined, certain penalties are defined, and the parties (and witnesses, if necessary) sign their agreement. There is a similarly formatted ancient Near Eastern contract, called a suzerain covenant, though these ...
Faber Stapulensis (Lefevre d'Etaples) and Bullinger, in their respective commentaries, both point out the discrepancy. Bullinger goes into some detail and concludes that there must have been two censuses. Calvin likely read both, but goes into greater detail than either.
The men bringing the woman "caught in adultery" were supposed to have took her to the High Priests guards and subsequently began a court proceeding etc.. But just to prove their true lack of faith in even the Mosaic Law of the day, they brought her before Jesus and accused her to him, trying ( of course ) to trip him up with Legal wrangling etc.. But Jesus, ...
The mystery Paul referred to must be the Gospel of The Kingdom of God, that the Kingdom of God is coming to this world. It was indeed kept hidden for generations (even Israel only received bits of hints via the prophets). Moreover, the saints (i.e. chosen race/people, verse 26) was supposed to be exclusive to the Jew, at that time. Hence, the concept of ...
The Bible Uses the Word Prophetess 8 times Exodus 15:20 - Mariam Judges4:4 - Deborah 2 Kings 22:14 - Huldah 2 Chronicles 34:22 - Huldah Nehemiah 6:14 - Noadiah Isaiah 8:3 - ? Luke 2:36 - Ana Revelation 2:20 - Jezebel > False Prophetess
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