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It was early in the third day of the week. In other words, Monday evening. Bear in mind that Jewish days began at twilight - not midnight as we understand it. So, the Sabbath always began twilight (6pm?) Friday to 6pm Saturday. So ... 1st day = Sat/Sun 2nd day = Sun/Mon 3rd day = Mon/Tue No, it was not the 3rd day of his ministry. It was the 5th day ...


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In verse 19 Jesus appears and shows them his hands and his side. Why does he do that? Either he is A) showing them that he no longer has wounds (he is resurrected and healed) or b) he is showing them the wounds are still there as verification that he's not a spirit, etc. Jesus goes, and Thomas comes and the disciples tell him what has happened. What does ...


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The New Testament appears to indicate that after his resurrection, Jesus remained disfigured with the scars from the crucifixion. That is, Thomas would have seen with his eyes the actual nail marks and other disfiguring marks from the crucifixion. For example, in the Emmaus account the disciples had recognized Jesus after his resurrection only after he had ...


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It seems that "they doubted" if it was really Jesus who stood before them. This is why Christ gives them the reassurance of His deity in the following verses. Up to this point, the apostles had had the right example and the right teachings. Now after His crucifixion, He begins to "reassure" them and putting everything into perspective and systematically; ...


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The word “doubt” in the Greek that is used in the Bible is δισταζω - pronounced distazo. The Greek dictionary defines it as ‘to waver, hesitate’ and the modern English dictionary gives its archaic (ancient) meanings as: to fear; be apprehensive about.to be uncertain about something; be undecided in opinion or belief. A feeling of uncertainty about the ...


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The Church Fathers would say, ‘Yes’. For example, St. Ambrose, On the Holy Spirit, Book I, Ch. IX Who, then, is He by the wound of Whose stripes we are healed but Christ the Lord? of Whom the same Isaiah prophesied His stripes were our healing...1 St. Athanasius, Discourse I Against the Arians, Ch. XIII And to miss the person was the lot of ...


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I am of the opinion that Jesus spoke any language He desired, or that was needed to converse with people He was talking to at the time.. Probably, however he spoke Greek for the most part, as that was the most common language in use at the time. However, His first words from the Cross were used for a special purpose. Those Words are of course, also the ...


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The simplest solution is a simple clarification of a possible misunderstanding of the grammar. Luke 4:14 could more accurately, albeit more clunky, be translated as: "And Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee..." Or "And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit..." The phrase "to Galilee" εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν is in the Accusative ...


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I'd agree with @Jonathan Cell comment. Both healing in Luke 5:14 and 8:56 happened in Jewish cities, while the demon incident happened at Gerasenes/Gerasa (cf to Map of Israel). While there are some uncertainty regarding the exact location of the exorcism, between the city of Gadara (larger, and closer to Sea of Galilee) or Gerasa (or Gerasenes or also ...


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Well Im gonna say that # examples were given conflicting 2 contradicting in the same chapter 8, 3 different instances all in Luke In none of the referenced text did I see which one was demon possed but I think I can eliminate the the girl whose parents were astonished was the girl a witness or recipient. Then the question is why would Jesus not want ...


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The holy spirit is gods own divine magic Consider it a force that can not only enter into your shell so to say,but it always encompasses not only you but the entire earth if you are not in tuned with the holy spirits frequency than it is difficult to receive alone not for Jesus but for men. God said where two are gatherd in his name his spirit will come ...


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We can assume Jesus Knew the hearts of men and there are not many men that could be touched by the by the son of god and be healed and not tell, we have to assume that all those who knew the recipients of these miracles would not have to be told. That being said we also have to trust the writer was there as Jesus spoke those word of secrecy, could be the ...


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We may notice that Jesus 'saw their faith' and then said 'your sins are forgiven'. The interpretation that will not contradict the doctrines of scripture which has it that anyone with faith in Messiah is forgiven, can only mean this: the words 'your are forgiven' are declarative of the condition that Jesus saw directly resulting from the fact that they had ...


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We read in Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" The disciples or Apostles who all knew Jesus personally recognized the name of the father. Jesus is the name of the father. "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own ...


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First Temptation: Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. The Holy Spirit led Jesus to fast, which means that breaking His fast before His Father commanded would have been disobedience, which is a sin. 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the ...


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The Greek word κύριος means "Master-Lord-Ruler". It has no connection to "Yahveh", which in Greek is translated (excluding pronouns and articles) using forms of the verb "εἰμὶ" (to be) . Also, the audience of the epistle has a Greek cultural background, where the word "κύριος" (lord) is not used in place of the word "θεός" (god). However, Paul, being a ...


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Basic principles One of the basic principles of understanding the text of scripture is to allow the text to explain its self in the original context and setting. Here we have three temptations. We know they are temptations because we are told in v1 that Jesus' purpose in going to the wilderness was to face the tempter (see also Mk 1:12-13 & Luke 4:1-2) ...


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The sin would have been in acting contrary to the will of his Father that was known to him. Stones into Bread Twice in Matthew's gospel Jesus feeds thousands with a few loaves (chapters 14 and 15). John adds that the crowd wanted to make Jesus king by force. This was the temptation, then, to solve the problems of the world in the wrong way. He could ...


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Jason: If you assume that the prophecy in Isaiah 53 actually begins at Isaiah 52:13 -- a line that uses the future tense -- then the text will read much differently than taught in church. We need to start at chapter 52 because the person described in chapter 53 is just described as "he." Who is "he"? Verse 52:13 begins the narration saying, "Behold, My ...


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Isaiah did not write in the past tense. Biblical Hebrew does not employ tenses in the same way as English or Greek do. Isaiah wrote this chapter in perfect aspect ie he saw the actions of the verbs as whole/ complete without respect to their timing1 Prophecy is often presented in the perfect aspect as it is direct revelation from God the actions are not ...


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You are correct that Isaiah wrote for his times and without knowledge of the Christian future. Daniel I Block says in 'My Servant David: Ancient Israel’s Vision of the Messiah', published in Israel’s Messiah (edited by Hess and Carroll), page 22, that in trying to know whether the Israelites of the Old Testament actually understood the Messiah in our terms, ...


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Rabbi David Kimchi (דוד קמחי), also known as Radak (רד"ק), who lived from 1160–1235 A.D., wrote this in his Sefer Mikhlol (Folio 45b - מה, p. 92 on pdf) concerning the usage of the past tense in prophecies (which naturally concern future events): ותדע כי מנהג העוברי׳ בלשון הקדש להשתמש בו עבד מקום עתיד שהן אותיות איתן וזה בנבואות ברוב כי הדבר ברור כמו ...



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