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All the Evangelists mention the bitter cup which Jesus elected to drain to its last bitter drop. That cup, of course, comprised all the events of what we call "Passion Week," particularly His crucifixion. When the disciples were arguing about which of them was the greatest, and who should get to sit on the right and the left of Jesus when He established ...


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In the story you point out it makes sense to think about their sources. It seems that Matthew and Mark had almost the exact same source material--probably either well known oral tradition or an actual document that is lost to us. Luke seems to have had the same source as Matthew and Mark, but also some extra information that he decided to include. John, ...


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Because earlier while Jesus prayed in the garden, Jesus asked His father, God, "If it be thy will let this cup pass from me", in a request that He not have to suffer death on the cross. This was before the incident in the garden where He is arrested and Peter draws His sword. At this point Jesus is referring to the fact that God required Jesus to go as a ...


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Aside from the manuscript evidence, which seems inconclusive, the most practical reading is to take it exactly as it is. Or as a not in the NET Bible says in a note on v. 8... "Jesus may simply have been refusing to accompany his brothers with the rest of the group of pilgrims, preferring to travel separately and “in secret” (v. 10) with his ...


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Nearly every expositor I have looked up concludes that this is actually just a hasty staement made by proud men who have a distatesfull view of Jesus. In other words the particular Jews in the account are made to seem so proud and foolish that they straightway deny their obvious history and current situation under Rome as a vassal state. Owen has this view: ...


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A simpler, and yet more definitive reason Jesus stated to His disciples He was not going was He truly did not know if He was going or not. Remember, He did what He saw the Father was doing (John 5:19), He had already faced the threat of death the last time He went up to Jerusalem(John 5:13), and He knew it wasn't the "time" of His entry(John 7:8) into ...


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A slightly larger context answers this question. KJV 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be ...


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The Jews were probably referring to the the fact that they had fought for thier freedom from the Greeks (Maccabees) and were not bound to be Roman citizens, but they had thier own culture, even they were still under Roman rule. They were not really free at this writing, but allowed a certian allowance to be thier own culture. They were in denial of thier own ...


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I see where codices P66 P75 (both c. 175-225 CE) and 03 (c. 325-375 CE) contain ΟΥΠΟ (ουπω, not yet) at John 7:8, while the later codex 01 (c. 375-425 CE) has ΟΥΚ (ουκ, not) at that place. I also see no patristic allusions referring to this verse albeit Robertson (Word Pictures in the NT) wrote: "Some of the early Greek Fathers were puzzled over the ...


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Understanding Jesus' apparent lie in John 7:8 Since none of us are the scribe who wrote the words, it is impossible to say with 100% certainty that yet was added to protect the veracity of Yeshua. But with the majority of mss. omitting "yet" that would seem to be a valid supposition. However, Yeshua needs no such protective monitoring. The words Yeshua ...


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The same verse in the NKJV is: You go up to this feast. I am not yet[a] going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come The footnote here is the following: a. John 7:8 NU-Text omits yet. Now this footnote tells us more specifically what's the point regarding this verse. NU stands for Netsle-Aland Greek New Testament/United Bible ...


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Add to everything that Jesus poses the point that David was excused in eating of the showbread when he was hungry and yet the Pharisees were getting on to Jesus for eating on the Sabbath, by plucking grains. Then Jesus calls himself the Lord of the Sabbath and then Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath to prove this point. The point of Matt.127 is that God is ...


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Under subjective analysis, you state: "On the other hand, it doesn't add anything substantive to our understanding of Jesus, His mission, or His character." I once had a discourse with a Jew who discounted the validity of the Passion because of his insistence that the Second Temple religious authorities were scrupulous in abiding to the Mosaic Law. I ...


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Frank Luke's answer is clear enough to realize Cain is Adam's son, no question about that. I want to address something else you state: Assuming that Cain is the person that Jesus is referring to I would not assume that, nor would I argue that is correct. I take Jesus's statement as wholly referencing "the Devil" himself (just as the verse states). He ...


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Satan is the father of Cain in that Cain acted like Satan. Genesis tells us that Adam (literally "the man") fathered Cain and Abel. Genesis 4:1 Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD." The Hebrew grammar here shows that each step is a ...


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There are three "Sabbath" rests in the Scripture. The first is the seventh day of creation, concerning which the reader is familiar. The second is the land, which the Lord had promised to Abraham. That is, the Lord's promise included rest in the land. Deuteronomy 3:19-21 (NASB) 19 But your wives and your little ones and your livestock (I know that you ...


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Genesis 2:2 וַיְכַל אֱלֹהִים בַּיֹּום הַשְּׁבִיעִי מְלַאכְתֹּו אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וַיִּשְׁבֹּת בַּיֹּום הַשְּׁבִיעִי מִכָּל־מְלַאכְתֹּו אֲשֶׁר עָשָֽׂה׃ The word translated as "rest" in English, is actually the conjugated word from which we get the English word Sabbath, which actually means to "cease doing". וַיִּשְׁבֹּת or by its root: שָׁבַת ...


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God did cease working on the seventh day, from His creative works. That is to say, everything in existence (i.e., all matter) came into existence at that particular time. Thereafter, however, God began to work in a different manner, even until now, a manner in which man cannot work, as John Chrysostom elaborated in his Homily on the Gospel of John: But ...


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Simply put, humanly speaking, God never really rested. The Sabbath (Hebrew Shabbat or Shabbas) was made for people, and not vice versa, which Jesus made quite clear (see Mark 2:27 NAS). Careful exegesis and hermeneutics require that we become sensitive to expressions which describe human beings and the human condition, but which when applied to God are ...


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When Mary received the news from the angel Gabriel that she would receive the Promised Seed, she went "in those days" (Luke 1:39) to see her cousin Elizabeth, who was already pregnant with John the Baptist (Luke 1:44). So John was physically older than Jesus. Now in John 1:30 we see the perfect tense of γίγνομαι occur as follows. That is, John the Baptist ...


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Suggested translations: John 16:27-28: "...for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from the Father." John 8:42" "...Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I was born from God and I come, thus I have not even come on My own initiative but He sent Me." The rationale for these ...



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