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In addition to word studies and lexicons, how a word is used conveys meaning. In this case the word “doubt” ἐδίστασαν is used only twice in the New Testament: So he said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind he became afraid. And starting to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” ...


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The Bible says that Jesus “was put to death in the flesh but made alive [resurrected] in the spirit.”—1 Peter 3:18; Acts 13:34; 1 Corinthians 15:45; 2 Corinthians 5:16. Jesus himself said he would give up his flesh as a ransom for all (John 6:51; Matthew 20:28) If he took on his flesh or body again that had died the ransom would be canceled. This didn't ...


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The literal translation of the key phrase in Mat 5:32 differs between the Textus-Receptus and the Westcott-Hort because the voice of the verb "to adulterate" differs. In the Textus-Receptus, it is literally translated as: "causes her to adulterate" (active voice). In the Westcott-Hort, it is literally translated as: "causes her to be adulterated" (passive ...


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In Search of Lost Lilies “[A]lthough there is little doubt that the word [κρίνον] denotes some plant of the lily species, it is by no means certain what individual of this class it especially designates.” So William Smith framed his widely-quoted and, as we’ll see, outdated entry for ‘Lily’ in his popular Bible dictionary of 1863. Following his ...


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The lower priority of the relationship is the intended meaning of "hate." Putting aside familial relationships, even mother and father for the sake of following Jesus and the kingdom of God is necessary to fulfill God's purposes in our lives. We cannot remain safe and comfortable and follow Jesus. Since our Master suffered, so shall we. Family members ...


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Some situations require simplicity. Joseph was being fair, the biblical writing is not inconsistent. Joseph thought that the embryo conceived in Mary was the son Angel, male gender, therefore, thought of leaving her, as someone preserving a possession, not as some translations that use the term reject. When the angel visit Joseph, says clearly that the ...


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Jesus was not talking about hating any person or group of persons. The possessive case is used clearly here. Jesus was well aware of the damaging idea of belief that you own anything. (i.e. possessions) this frame of mind is small and anchors the persons spirit more firmly to the physical world. His teaching is all about finding liberation in the mind. Or ...


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The simple logic of the real answer is to understand that both Joseph and Mary were human beings. They had known each other for some time. Mary was in fact a very pious young lady. She would never have thought of marriage to a man who only talked about the scriptures but did not live them in his life. So she was fussy about who she would become betrothed ...


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I find that even in the first two verses of the 49th chapter that Jacob seemed to foreshadow christ, like as unto Shiloh, in verse 10. My version says "Until Shiloh come, and unto him shall the (gathering) of the people be" Both Jacob and Shiloh were to gather. Jacob gathered the heads of the twelve tribes of Isreal, and Shiloh, was to gather the ...


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Rev3:14 and Prov8:22 are in direct parallelism. In prov 8:22 what is said the way of God is the creation of God as it can be observed from the next ideas. So in prov8:22wisdom is said to be the beginning of the creation of God. We can observe that here it doesn’t say in the beginning of the way of God. If the Wisdom was said to be ‘in’ the beginning of the ...


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Mark 1:34 explains this … and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him. Jesus did not need or want the testimony of demons. I wouldn't either. He would have enough of the Pharisees accusing him of being in league with the devil in a short while. The reason given is that the demons "knew him". This is not a testimony of faith or ...


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In Mark's Gospel, there are three instances of Jesus ordering demons into silence, Mark 1:21-28, 1:29-34, and 3:7-12. They form part of the 'Messianic Secret', in which Jesus is portrayed as commanding silence about his Messianic mission. It is a motif primarily in the Gospel of Mark, but elements of this have been copied into the later synoptic gospels ...


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Process This question is about whether hermeneutical processes can be used to identify possible prophecies in the Old Testament texts. Genesis 49:22-26 is to be used as an example of how to apply any hermeneutical processes. We like to find foreshadowing and prophecies in different Old Testament passages, and Burton Mack says, in Who Wrote the New ...


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The fact of Jesus's obedience, could only be ascertained after he died, because of the wording of "he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect..." implies that he became "perfected" only as a result of him being "obedient unto death", since it is also written "he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death". In short, his ...


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This also brings into play another allusion, to Moses when he fasted for 40 days while he wrote the words of the Ten Commandments on tablets, Dick Harfield: Exodus 34:28: And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten ...


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The meaning can be found in the preceding verses: Revelation 2:20-23: Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she ...


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The inspiration was presumably drawn from Leviticus 24:16: וְנֹקֵ֤ב שֵׁם־יְהוָה֙ מ֣וֹת יוּמָ֔ת / רָג֥וֹם יִרְגְּמוּ־ב֖וֹ כָּל־הָעֵדָ֑ה wĕnōqēb šēm-yhwh môt yûmāt / rāgôm yirgĕmû-bô kol-hāʿēdâ Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death. / All the congregation shall stone him. (ESV) This comes into the Greek (LXX Rahlfs | ...


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Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect (τελειωθεὶς), he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:8-10 ESV) How this applies to Jesus who was already perfect can be seen in how the word is used ...


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There have been instances when fasting was used as a tool to gain spiritual strength. When the disciples of Christ were unable to cast out a spirit, they take part in the following discussion recorded in Matthew 17:19-21 (KJV) 19Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of ...


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As a non-Christian, I take it to mean, "manufactured perfectly" in the that he was "produced" from Mary's womb. The people who translated the English quote you provide thought of God (Jesus) as eternal, unchanging, so your question makes a lot of sense but I think if you look at it like an imperfect translation you'll see the slightly different angle on ...


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Wilderness can be symbolic of apostasy or wickedness (Is. 64:10). Jesus lived in such a time.


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Jesus' family didn't only include Mary (His mother) or Joseph. He also had many brothers and other relatives, such as aunts, uncles etc. John the Baptist, for example, was one of His cousins -which I'm sure everyone already knows. They were quite numerous! While a portion of his family certainly deemed Jesus to be "crazy" (who exactly or how many is ...


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They were not his real brothers and sisters as mother Mary was virgin till she was taken into the heaven.


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There are a number of answers based on what tools are used to analyze the text. Having said that, if we compare the witnesses used by the Synoptic writers with the account in the Gospel of John, we find very tight agreement. Each one of the Synoptic gospels agree that later, after several hours of Jesus hanging on the cross, the mother of Jesus was ...


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Gail R. O'Day (Women's Bible Commentary, page 527) points out that it is only in John's Gospel that Mary, along with Mary Magdalene and the beloved disciple are at the foot of the cross - in the Synoptics, those of Jesus' acquaintance watch from afar off. Mary Magdalene is a marker, because each of the Synoptics specifically states that she was one of those ...


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The earliest story of Jesus going into the wilderness occurs in Mark 1:13. Adam Winn (Mark and the Elijah-Elisha Narrative) says that all the details of Jesus' temptation narrative find parallels in the wilderness experiences of Elijah. Both Elijah and Jesus are in the wilderness for forty days, both are tempted, both are attended by angels and both are in ...


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The phase "in the bosom" (κολπον /kolpos) in this context conveys the eternal intimate communion between the Father and Son. Most bibles, even some paraphrases, do not alter the word "bosom". Probably because our English vernacular still uses the word to express the seat of deep affection. Albert Barnes commentary notes on this verse reads: In the ...



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