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The fig tree cursing narrative is found in Matthew's and Mark's gospels. Mark's account varies in sequence from Matthew's account as it is written in two sections: First, after departing the temple, Jesus sees the fig tree in leaf, but no fruit found, followed by cursing [Mark 11:12-14]. Second, after departing from temple (Where Jesus drives out money ...


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I will start from the Greek and explain the reasons for the discrepancies between your translation and the ESV (which I consider a faithful rendition of the Greek here). ὅτι οὐκ εἰσπορεύεται αὐτοῦ εἰς τὴν καρδίαν ἀλλ᾿ εἰς τὴν κοιλίαν, καὶ εἰς τὸν ἀφεδρῶνα ἐκπορεύεται, καθαρίζων πάντα τὰ βρώματα; (NA28) since not it enters her/he into mind/soul, ...


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The NASB, ESV and some other versions are faulty in that they include an idea that, while no doubt correct, is not in the original Greek. This gloss should properly be in a footnote: (Thus He declared all foods clean.) The KJV version of Mark 7:19 is essentially the same as the Greek version at biblehub, allowing for appropriate changes of word order, ...


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From my understanding, the first touch is referring to us as Christians! We go to church, sing in the praise and worship, serve as usher or on the deacon board, but we still do things outside of God's will and his laws; yet we called ourselves Christians every Sunday morning we are in service. (We represent the first healing, we are still in the church, but ...


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The Romans usually only crucified insurrectionists. That is, people who had an agenda to harm their empire. "Thief" or "robber", therefore, is unfortunate language as we interpret that in our culture as someone who steals. But, Barabbas and those crucified alongside Jesus were more likely thought of by the Romans as Terrorists. What we know historically, ...


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Patterns of participant reference in Mark 3:21 & 3:31 This post is focused on just one aspect of the question. The move from vague to explicit participant reference in Mark 3:21 & 3:31 which raises questions about the identity of "His own people" in Mark 3:21. Mark 3:21 NASB When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody ...


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Friends or Family? καὶ ἀκούσαντες οἱ παρ' αὐτοῦ ἐξῆλθον κρατῆσαι αὐτόν· ἔλεγον γὰρ ὅτι ἐξέστη( Mark 3:21 Textus Receptus Stephanus 1550) "And having heard (of it), those belonging to him went out to seize him they said indeed he is out of his mind."(Interlinear translation) The "οἱ παῥ αὐτοῦ," (those of one's family, i. e. his kinsmen, ...


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The miracle of turning water into wine at his mother’s behest (John 2:1-11) does seem to prove that Mary believed in Jesus, while Mark 3:20 suggests otherwise. Consider the verse in Mark for a moment, in the broader context of verses 3:20-30: 20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to ...


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The answer Christ gave was specific to the forcefulness by which He, through the power of the Holy Spirit, began plundering Satan's kingdom. The Scribes had charged Jesus with being in collusion with Beelzebub in His ministry of casting out demons. Jesus had also been charged with lunacy because of the zeal by which He went about his ministry; being ...


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The video referenced by the question does a decent job of presenting the basics of the Jewish wedding customs and how it relates to Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32. However, I feel it lacks background, detail and also skips an important relevant piece. Groundwork I'll give a quick summary of the wedding custom as I have researched. The basic order of the ...


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The video explaining the custom of a Jewish wedding helps to understand why Jesus (as the Son) lacks this information. Here are reasons why I would not settle for this as an explanation: The customs of the Jewish marriage ceremony are a part of the imagery used to bring understanding to Biblical principles, but they are customs not truth. The proper role ...


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The answer to the question is that they are different. During a single sermon, Jesus taught on two different kingdoms with two different types of righteousness: For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:20 NKJV) But seek first ...


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The original of this passage is in Mark's Gospel, simply because it is the strong consensus of New Testament scholars that Mark was written first and was the main source used by the authors of the other two synoptic gospels. Thus, the most reliable way to establish the original meaning of this passage seems to be to look in Mark. The term 'kingdom of God' ...



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