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Question Restatement: How is Jesus' declaration, to forgive sins, reconciled with the previous sacrificial system. If I understand this question, this question has multiple parts, (*I think): Was it necessary for Jesus to verbally state that they were forgiven, and if not, why did he do it? Jesus' authority to forgive sins; Whether the shedding of ...


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The first thing to note here is that Jesus is God and has the power to forgive sin which is what he wanted to show to the Jews Secondly he was showing the connection between sin and sickness The death of Jesus fulfills this but by this time Jesus had not died so their believing in Him could not deliver the full package, remember Roman 10:10,'with the heart ...


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I would add that the Greek thinking is prophecy is seen as statement and fulfillment while the Hebrew emphasizes prophecy in pattern. So Jacob (the younger) steals Esau's blessing; then he is tricked into getting Leah (the elder); finally he purposely gives Ephraim (the younger) Manasseh's blessing. The pattern of the younger being preferred over the elder ...


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I agree largely with @timf, that one of the elements of Jesus' rebuke of his fellow Jews which stuck in their craw was Jesus' implication that their ancestors during the days of Elijah and Elisha were just as full of unbelief as were Jesus' fellow Jews and Nazarenes who had just been astonished by the wisdom, authority, and power with which he communicated ...


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It is entirely possible that "the wisdom of God" could be wisdom personified as we read of in places like Prov 1:20-33 & 8:1-36 however several other suggestions have been made in respect to what this could mean: 1) A saying that was recorded in literature or tradition that has not survived. 2) A lost book called "The Wisdom of God" 3) It has been ...


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Why did the reply in Luke 4:24 make the people furious? There are three reasons. These reasons build on each other. Luke 4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. Jesus accuses the people of rejecting a prophet (himself) Luke 4:25-26 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the ...


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In Luke 11:49, Wisdom is personified: "The Wisdom of God said ..." To understand more of what the author of Luke understood about Wisdom, it is useful also to refer to Luke 7:35: But wisdom is justified of all her children. Once again, Wisdom is personified, as a female and having children, whether in the normal sense or allegorically. Burton L. ...


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I have a feeling that regardless of how one translates the parable, there is truth in each translation. Is, perhaps, one translation closer to the truth which Luke and Jesus intended to communicate? Probably. To me, the important thing is that a translation (and later, an interpretation) fits the context (and all that that entails!). The Importance of ...


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Who is ἀναίδεια attributed to? Luke 11:8 λέγω ὑμῖν, εἰ καὶ οὐ δώσει αὐτῷ ἀναστὰς διὰ τὸ εἶναι φίλον αὐτοῦ, διά γε τὴν ἀναίδειαν αὐτοῦ ἐγερθεὶς δώσει αὐτῷ ὅσων χρῄζει. Grammatically it is possible to read the second "αὐτοῦ" (his) as referring to either the slumbering man or his nocturnal supplicant. Neither reading will materially change the teaching of the ...


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Question Restatement: How did Joanna support Jesus' ministry. Are there cultural indicators, contexts, that show what she may have done? Limiting this answer to a text-only approach, to define what Phoebe probably did : Conclusion: (A.) As noted, "ὑπαρχόντων", in this text is translated as "means", but taken to mean "finances". This is not ...


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Yes the word LIKE makes it a simile. IF the verse said his sweat WAS drops of blood then it could EITHER be interpreted as a metaphor OR literally (which is to say that his sweat was mixed in with blood as several physicians have documented in actual medical cases). The word LIKE makes it a more comparative statement VS a more literal XOR open ...



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