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Greek has five cases and their use is determined by grammatical rules. If you are addressing someone you use the vocative case, e.g. θεέ μου. After the preposition πρὸς, meaning "towards" you use the accusative case, e.g. πρὸς τὸν... θεόν μου. Aramaic does not have grammatical cases. So “my god” is the same regardless of whether you are calling him, or ...


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OP asks: If we read "But whom say ye that I am?" as "But whom say ye that I am?" instead of "But whom say ye that I am?" does this change the question? Perhaps, but this is not a valid reading of the Greek (For those who missed it as I did the first three times through, the difference is in the bolding of "I" in the OP's proposed translation rather ...


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Matthew 19:5 - We need to pick up at v. 4: ...ὁ κτίσας ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς ἄρσεν καὶ θῆλυ ἐποίησεν αὐτοὺς 5 καὶ εἶπεν·... Here, the verbs (in bold) both have the same antecedent: epoiēsen and eipen both have as their subject ho ktisas. So it runs "the one who created ... made ... and said ...". Matthew 19:8 - the clue to handling ap' archēs again comes in v. 4: v. 4: ...


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In order to have the genealogy of Jesus occur in patterns of 14 ancestors, the author of Matthew had to make two known compromises. The first was to ignore three kings in the Old Testament - Joash, Amaziah and Uzziah (2 Chronicles 24:1-26:1). The second was to have David as the fourteenth ancestor in one group and as the first ancestor in the following group,...


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Is Daniel 7:13-14 too simple an answer? I would say that he is declaring himself as the son of God. it is also addressed in Who is the man in Daniel's vision in Daniel 10?


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Matthew may not be saying what you think he is saying. He does not say "he was named this to fulfill the prophet" but rather "all this took place" to fulfill the prophet: Virgin conceives Child is born Angel tells them to name him Jesus. He is Immanuel All of this, above, happened to fulfill the prophet. But the very fact that Jesus is not named ...


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Matthew's author was undoubtedly suggesting, indeed asserting that his genealogy of Jesus was to serve as the official genealogy. He was unaware of the alternative genealogy yet to be written in Luke's Gospel. Some English translations omit 'book', probably on the basis that it is redundant and perhaps stilted in modern English usage, while others use the ...


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If I understand what you've said correctly, then I think we both have a similar interpretation. Yeshua had just finished telling the disciples not to judge. When somebody lives an immoral life or does things contrary to "my" morality, it's hard not to judge them. I think the problem comes from this idea that Christianity is "the most obvious religion", ...


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Only the very poor were permitted to offer two doves or pigeons when presenting a newly born son at the temple, as Joseph and Mary do in Luke 2:22. On the other hand, the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh would have made them quite rich. There are two possible reasons that Joseph and Mary only offered pigeons or doves. Either the magi had not yet ...


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There are three plausible theories about the nature of the astronomical phenomenon that was interpreted by the Magi from the East (astronomers/astrologers from Babylon or Persia) as signalling that a King of the Jews of divine nature had been born. Theory 1 Triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in 7 BC (occurs every 800 years), in the constellation of ...



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