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Summary: The syntax neither confirms nor excludes the possibility that Mary remained a virgin after giving birth. This consideration was foreign to Matthew, and attempting to read his thoughts about the matter into the text is unhelpful.1 It’s easy to find websites and commentaries pointing out, in support of the doctrine of perpetual virginity, that ἕως ...


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I think the writers of the Holy Bible, Kings James Version, copied and plagiarized the life identity of Horus and bestowed it upon Jesus. It is strange how this fictional character named Jesus didn't not leave any carbon footsteps or writings of his own. Why is it that other people have to write about this historical person they called Jesus. The question ...


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12 basket represents the perfect government, even it is a perfect government without full of loaves its nothing and useless.Any form,government and strategies without the Bread of Life is nothing


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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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First, "eternal" is in fact a direct descendent of the Greek word "αἰών" by way of the Latin "aeternus" = "aevum" + "ternus". When you say "eternal", you could also debate on historical grounds whether you are referring to a delimited or unbounded time. Greek is polysemic and "αἰών" is no exception, but in practice, the indefinite sense is quite common for ...


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Essentially in that portion you're praying that the Lord will protect you from the advances of the devil. The Holy Spirt led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the evil one.


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I do sympathize with the sentiments expressed in comments here about the complexity of Greek particles. As I started looking into this I realized that there are many pieces of the puzzle that are well beyond my own Greek. However, there is a "rule"1 about whether ἂν is included or not (albeit a controverted and contradicted one), and in broad strokes it ...


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Using a more complete lexicon than Strongs yields more precision. But the entry to study here is "ἕως" ("until") which Liddell-Scott says: A.1. with Indicative, of a fact in past time... with impf. with ἄν in apodosi, of an unaccomplished action... but we're interested in: A.2. ἕως ἄν or κε with Subjunctive (mostly of aorist), of an event at ...


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Matthew 24:34 ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι οὐ μὴ παρέλθῃ ἡ γενεὰ αὕτη ἕως ἂν πάντα ταῦτα γένηται. (Mat 24:34 BGT) I am not sure "supposition, wish, possibility or uncertainty." really carries the sense of the sources you provided on the link. Rather then showing that ἂν denotes uncertainty of an action they demonstrate that ἂν shows the contingent certainty of an ...


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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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Ὅταν δὲ ἔλθῃ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐν τῇ δόξῃ αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, τότε καθίσει ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης αὐτοῦ· (NA28) But when the son of man comes in his glory (doxē autou) and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory (doxēs autou). (Susan's wooden rendition) There is no distinction drawn here between two ...


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The English version you quoted seems to be the NIV, which is definitely in the minority rendering. Most translations use something closer to the original, whose word-for-word order goes something like "whoever would quench one of the small ones these a cup of cold only into name of a disciple"; for example, the NASB reads "and whoever in the name of a ...


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The number of measures (three) is a purposeful part of the parable. An understanding of the meaning of the parable should be based on the number three. In the Kingdom of God every person can be put into one of three groups: Gentile, Jewish, or Levite. If leaven is considered something of a spiritual nature, then the kingdom of heaven is likened to all ...


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Since the stories are incompatible, can we conclude that at least one of them was invented? How can we tell which is true, if any? I would like to challenge the assumption that the the two narratives of the birth of Jesus are incompatible. Roman Catholic scholar Raymond Brown writes: This leads us to the observation that the two narratives are not ...



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