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The example of Matthew mentioning two people (and animals) where Mark and Luke consistently agree on just one, is strong supporting evidence for Markan priority. It is only remotely possible that the authors of both Mark and Luke would both, so consistently, alter Matthew's mention of two, assuming Matthean priority, but quite feasible that the author of ...


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According to Adam Clarke: Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible Adam Clarke, LL.D., F.S.A., (1715-1832) Thou hast said - Συ ειπας, or אתון אמריתון atun amaritun, “Ye have said,” was a common form of expression for Yes. It Is so. “When the Zipporenses inquired whether Rabbi Judas was dead? the son of Kaphra answered, Ye have said,” i.e. He ...


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As stated elsewhere, we only have tradition that the apostle Matthew wrote the Gospel that now bears his name. A careful reading in the original Greek language shows that Matthew takes over almost all Mark's material, Mark's sequence of events and, for the most part, Mark’s wording. Uta Ranke-Heinemann puts the consensus of New Testament scholars succinctly ...


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Given the context I would suggest that "least" is the opposite of "greatest" and that these extremes relate to "societal power". A "great" person is one who has great authority/liberty to assert their will. They are likely royal, rich or connected. They are immune to many of the nameless and faceless forces that control others. If they are want something ...


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Introduction In one respect, you have already answered the first two parts of your own question within the question itself: God ... is referred to as "father" (as in Matthew 6:9, Romans 1:7, Ephesians 5:20, 2 Thessalonians 1:1) And this is correct. However, "they name" is merely a reference to Πάτερ (Pater), since the sentence states "Father who is in ...


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Luke 2:7 states that Jesus was the firstborn of Mary. Anywhere else he is the only begotten son of the Father. So it is an evidence that Mary had other sons and daughters after the birth of Jesus. I read so many references in other answers and this was not quoted. This verse alone explains everything better than any expert or book would do. That's the power ...


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When Jesus addressed the crowds on the mount/plain would they have understood "thy name" to be Eil and Elaha (also written as Alaha). See: 'What word did Jesus use for God in Aramaic?' Matthew's Gospel was written in Greek for a Greek-speaking audience. We know that the Old Testament references used in Matthew were from the Septuagint, so the author did not ...


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About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"). He meant the Father is his God. The Father is also our God. "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, ...


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When God said call no man your Father except me. He was referring to his spiritoul position as Father he doesn't want you calling any other person your spiritual Father except him. Like the Rabbis and Pharisees in Jesus time wanted to be called Father as a sign of higher position and authority since they lead people in truth and cared for them just as a ...


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Ecclessia doesn't have a sense of just the people of one denomination who meet at that local church building you see in your suburb of the city. From the level of communication about issues in local church communities to and from Paul and so on, I'd say it was harder to imagine back then a great deal of difference between a local church congregation and the ...


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The word "cross" is problematic in that it is σταυρός which refers to a "stake" rather than a traditional "cross". Over time it had also come to refer to a "cross", perhaps in the shape of a "T". http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%2396298&redirect=true Another issue is the physical challenge of ...


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Yes, temporarily. I consider the account of the political relationship between the Pharaoh of Egypt and Joseph to be an excellent illustration of the political relationship between God and Jesus. Joseph was given all authority in Egypt: Gen_41:41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. Gen_41:44 And ...


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There are so many shades and colors of the word 'Judge' in the Bible as found over 700 times. There's 1 whole book of the Bible entitled "Judges" for it was written at a time when God raised up judges to lead His people. As Christians, God expects us to exercise judgment (Psa37:30) "The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of ...


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If you assume that Jesus was not trying to trick his disciples, Matt 24:34 would be referring to events Jesus had previously mentioned that were to be fulfilled during the generation of his disciples. Those events included the end of the age: "And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left ...


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He skipped one by the way. One of the more interesting ancestors of Jesus was born in the cave above Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot and his daughters flee to the cave. In there, with the help of quantities of wine, The group has an incestuous encounter. One of the children that come from that encounter is Moab. Moab is the ancestor of Ruth who is the ancestor of ...


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"Perpetual virginity of Mary" is a contradiction to the Scriptures and as such should be rejected as sound doctrine. As stated in Matthew 1:25, there was intercourse between Joseph and Mary after she gave birth to Jesus. Moreover man's wisdom is foolishness in the sight of Jehovah God.



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