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The idea in brief A recent (2015) work, The First Nativity (Part II): History and Theology of Our Incarnate Lord and Savior by Joseph David Rhodes contains a good discussion of Neri. In short, the hypothesis is that Neri was the biological father of Shealtiel while Jeconiah was his legal father. The idea is not entirely new (the following image is from ...


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In the Bible people people were often given names as recognition of their role in the history of Israel. Note the name change of Abram to Abraham. Neri, perhaps a shortened form of Neriah, means Jehovah my light. Certainly Jehoiachin was not that during the three years of his reign in Jerusalem. But it appears that while in captivity in Babylon he changed. ...


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Definitions The question is "interested in the terms 'primary' and 'secondary' in the technical sense they would be used by a professional historian." Wikipedia defines primary sources as original materials that have not been altered or distorted in any way. In the study of history as an academic discipline, a primary source (also called original source or ...


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To discern what constitutes a "primary" source requires asking some research question or other: a "primary source" is any evidence which bears on the question's answer or solution; a "secondary source" is any assessment (or interpretation) of that evidence. In the absence of such a question (and subsequent argument in attempting to answer it), nothing or ...


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No, it is not. As they are used in the New Testament, πλήρης χάριτος describes one's own character and capacity to bestow favor; κεχαριτωμένος is a designation of God's attitude and actions toward the one so labeled. Κεχαριτωμένος χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ κύριος μετὰ σοῦ. Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!1 Κεχαριτωμένος is a perfect ...


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Let's consider for a moment what the Farrer (Mt used Mk, Lk used Mk and Mt) and Wilke (Lk used Mk, Mt used Mk and Lk) theories suggest that the third evangelist in each case did. (For what it's worth, I would regard Kloppenborg's layered Q as a nuanced form of Wilke: he puts the sayings material in the Lucan order, then adds in some para-Marcan material.) ...


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Both phrases express the same idea, but with different wording. πλήρης χάριτος is an adjective ("full") followed by a noun in the genitive case ("of grace"). κεχαριτωμένη is the perfect passive participle feminine of a post-classical denominal verb from the same noun χάρις, with the meaning "having grace bestowed on her". It is a nice example for the way ...


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Greek word: Κεχαριτωμένη (source) Transliteration: Kecharitomene Translation: Literally,” You, who have been graced” (You that are highly favored, KJV) English: You (Second Person Singular) Have (present tense) Been (past participle of “to be”) Graced (past participle of “to grace”). Greek: KE – perfect tense (prior event/occurrence/happening ...


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The lexical form of the word of interest in προσποιέω. It is inflected here as a third person aorist verb in the middle voice. At the linked LSJ entry section II gives usages “mostly in [the middle voice]”. Subsection 2 gives the basic meaning: take to oneself what does not belong to one, pretend to, lay claim to This resonates with the components of ...


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Dr. Steve Runge, working in the recent field of discourse analysis would call a phrase like "but when John replied, he said" an "attention-getter". That is, the flow of the story is purposefully slowed slightly in order to allow the reader to collect their thoughts and prepare for an important statement, or a new direction in the conversation. In this case, ...


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One thing I like to point out in pondering such passages is the obvious development of a whole new religious dimension in the NT that is absent in the OT. I mean, wouldn't Moses find such a discussion to be bizarre and unintelligible? But in the NT, daemons, devils, "filthy breaths", etc. abound everywhere and are the cause of all kinds of ills including ...


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This might be relevant to the question... The ancients didn't have little packets of yeast lying around. Leaven was all "sourdough". That is, you leavened flour (ground up grain) by introducing a piece of dough that was already inflated and the active yeast culture leavened that as well. Perhaps the sense of the passage is that Jesus, as the embodiment of ...


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It would seem that the most simple interpretation is this: When an evil spirit is cast out, you MUST replace it with The Good Spirit [Christ - the strong man who kicks out the Devil]. Failure to do so will result in more evil filling the empty space, because that's just what the human heart gravitates towards, and demonic forces are happy to oblige. The ...



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