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The answer to your question is no, the twelve (eleven actually) did not neglect the Lord's command. The lives of the Apostles are not completely documented in the Bible. One needs in some cases to consult the Church histories (e.g. Eusebius) or the Synaxaria ("Lives of the Saints"). A complete list of the twelve apostles with brief summaries of their ...


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The genealogies split apart and come together again twice, if you compare Matthew and Luke. They split apart after David. Matthew follows Solomons royal line down to Jeconias, whom he says begat Salathiel. Luke follows Nathan down a nonroyal list to Neri, whom he claims to be the father of Salathiel. Both Neri and Jechonias could only have been considered ...


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The answer to the grammar came through Susan. This is the answer to "Who is the son of man in Matthew 16:13?" The short answer: He is the words that come out of your mouth. The Long Answer To show the Hebrew classification of the metaphor. “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do ...


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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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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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The scriptural hope has always been to live with God in the promised land in the middle east on the dry land above the abyss and below the sky ceiling: Gen 13:15 because I'm going to give you and your descendants all of the land that you see—forever! The promise was not going to be realized by all of the Jews but was conditioned on obedience: ...


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my answer is Jesus is still with them, he said they will not fast till he is not with them anymore. he told them because of your unbelief you could not, the thing to remember is the holy spirit is not limited .once you add that verse it does not make sense anymore .mark 2:18,19 establishes that, in attempting to clarify, actually contradicts


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The verse in question appears in a section of "Matthew" that runs from 11:2 to 11:19. The passage is Jesus' commentary on the ministry of John: Mat 11:7 As they were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John. "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? The "teachable moment" occurred because John had ...


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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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"Matthew's" use of πληρόω was translated by the KJV folks as "fulfill" which causes a lot of confusion. One of the glosses the m-w.com provides for "fulfill" is: "to develop the full potentialities of" which I think touches on what Matthew intended. He uses it as the opposite of "denigrate" or "compromise" or "cheapen": http://www.merriam-webster.com/...


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You are correct. They shall call His name Emmanuel does not refer to His naming, but rather what He shall be called in the future, as relates to both His past and future. John Chrysostom commented on this in the 4th century: How was it then, one may say, that His name was not called Emmanuel, but Jesus Christ? Because he said not, you shall call, but ...


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Whoever wrote this is actually ignoring a few things. Immanuel is a Hebrew word (עִמָּנוּאֵל) which means "God is with us". Jesus is the English transliteration of Iēsous which is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew Yeshua- YHVH our Deliverance. The author had to include Immanuel because it is part of the same sentence with "virgin". However, the Hebrew ...


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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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I can’t imagine why Matthew listed Zerah in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. For it is apparent he was not part of the genealogy. The first letter that Paul wrote to Timothy; 1 Timothy 1:3-7 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia — remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies,...


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We could assume that Matthew is ignoring the contradiction, but I think it's more reasonable to assume that Matthew thought there was no contradiction. Is it possible to read the text as we have it in the way Matthew may have intended it, such that there is no difficulty? I believe so. As you suggested, it's reasonable to read in the text that Yehoshua (...


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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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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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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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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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The three contradictory accounts can not be resolved by looking for the 'truth', because we have no way of establishing which account is true in any absolute sense. However, we can, and should, understand the contradiction from the history of the gospels themselves. Mark's Gospel was the first account to be written, believed to be written about 70 CE. ...


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In the beginning the he will Be states but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. (Genesis 2:17 NKJV) Then the Spirit says through John the Baptist states And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut ...


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According to Church Father John Chrysostom (4th c.), the meaning of this verse is that one should not preach holy things to those who, in his words, "abide in incurable godliness", as they are likely to become all the more insolent, as well as inadvertently profane them. He lays this interpretation out in Homily XXIII of his Homilies on the Gospel According ...


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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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I think he is saying the whole passage he has just explained is all going to happen in 1 generation including his return. Like what he is saying won't be drawn out a long time. Short period of time . Like-All this I have explained will happen in this one generation that it's happening to and not over multiple generations. This generation won't pass away ...


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What Jesus means by this is that when we feel that someone is ignorant and commits an act of sin, it is the wrong approach to just call them "stupid" or "a fool" and walk away. In that sense, we would be commiting two haneous acts of sin. The first is that we are unwilling to show Love towards and forgive our brother/sister. The second is that we are ...



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