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Matthew’s genealogy forms the preface to an extended account of Jesus’ nativity in which Mary plays the most prominent role. But Matthew’s genealogy cannot be taken “literally.” It has been edited to make a “theological” point, as virtually everyone has recognized since antiquity. But what point? Although not literally Mary’s genealogy, I believe that ...


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In the bible days, vinegar was also used as a detergent. The Roman soldiers had no spiritual inclination of that fact and that when Jesus came down, He was without sin and before he died & returned to the Father, He had to be in the same state of being cleansed! Marinate on THAT!


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but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared. Mark 10:40 What is interesting here, is that Jesus does not deny the existence of these 'positions', nor that they will be granted for two specific individuals. This is of profound significance. While one clearly sees that Jesus ...


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First one must ask the question? what then is missing from this equation ...Jesus is the Son of the Father ... A Son and a Father needs a Mother .. To complete the family ... The Father is a spirit and Son is flesh of a women and the spirit of the Father therefore the women is of flesh .. Jesus mention that the person on the left is a servant .. And the ...


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He is God the Son and the Creator of world. Inherent self authority. He is under the Father's authority. Deriving authority from the Father. He is empowered by the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit giving Him authority. The above is the Trinity in unity. He is authentic - who he is matches his words He displays power in words and actions/miracles. He ...


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The Parable of the Sower (POTS) and the 30-60-100 fruit is a pattern and paradigm that allows one to see the mysteries of the kingdom. As Mark says, all the parables are understood if you know what the 30-60-100 paradigm metaphors are. The wayside stony and thorny seed do not produce any spiritual fruit; they go down to the pit. The THREE good seeds enter ...


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When one considers that meekness is generally looked at as not trying to get ones own way, inheriting the Earth is then receiving the things of this life, as they pertain to earthly things. Considering Hannah, she prayed at the temple, not even giving voice to her own prayers. In response, she was given a son, inheriting the Earth, whose words never fell ...


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I think the roots represent faith in God through Christ Jesus and the More you hear the word of God the more your roots become strong and it becomes difficult for one to be uprooted (Proverbs 12:3,Psalm 125:1)


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Despite the so called scholars on this subject, they miss the biggest question in regards to the Great Commission texts found in Sacred Scriptures. What sense does it make for Jesus in Luke and Mark say do ALL things in MY NAME - unless of course your doing this other thing (which is most important thing you can do!) then go ahead and do it in the Name of ...


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The Essenes were a religious sect of Judaism, first appearing after the Hasmonean revolt, up through and during the time of Christ. You can find more about them here. Thus, for the Essenes, the physical act of immersion was insufficient in itself to render the individual fit for participation in community functions. The immersion had to be preceded ...


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Baptizo is the Greek word used to translate “Mikvah” from Hebrew which means to dip or submerse. This was a required process to enter the Temple for worship. To enter the mikvah pool you must also already be scrupulously clean prior to entry. The entire object of the Mikvah is to wash away any impurities before entering into the presence of the Lord. The ...


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Perhaps this should have been a comment, but, as the previous answer commented that the superscript usually follows the א, but in the NET version appears to preceed it. I just ran across this today, and remembered this question. This is likely due to renders automatically detecting unicode Hebrews as an LTR font (Left-To-Right) font, and if the unicode ...


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A quick methodological note. An answer to the question of what was regarded as "blasphemy" by the Sanhedrin requires an answer rooted in Jewish Law of the Second Temple period,1 rather than in the Hebrew Bible itself. Scholarship on Jesus' trial in the context of Roman and Jewish law of the period has been carried on for a very long time. One of the ...


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The Idea in Brief Jesus does not appear to downplay the necessities of life as normal daily concerns; that is, the Apostle Paul corrects such misconceptions in his second epistle to the Thessalonians. Instead Jesus is placing the priority of righteousness as the primary "need" for correct life and living. Discussion The Apostle Paul admonished those ...


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In my (limited) understanding, the key arguments put forward for the order Mark > Luke > Matthew (i.e., for "Matthean posteriority") are: the literary observation that Matthew appears to collect, collate, and develop traditions found in Luke (e.g., what appears in Matt 5-7 in the "Sermon on the Mount" is found at various points, and in a more "primitive" ...


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Lots of scholars look for alternatives to the traditional Mark-Q priority, but in my view without success. Dennis R. MacDonald wrote a well-researched thesis in Two Shipwrecked Gospels that Luke knew not only Mark, but also Matthew. That would have caused an even bigger stir among critical scholars than his book, The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark, but ...


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Analysis of Sinaiticus (yes, א is the symbol) has led to the conclusion that there are three general periods of additional editing. So the symbols represent information about these periods. Per the NA28 Introductory material on the critical apparatus: א by itself means the only reading present. א* Is a notation for the original reading when a later ...


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You have asked about the order being Mark > Luke > Matthew. My answer below addresses the order of Luke being written before even Mark. This arrangement is called Lukan Priority. It is very much a minority opinion. As you know, the prevailing theory in New Testament studies is Markan Priority. It has the most support among scholars. A minority position ...


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If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. This isn't hyperbole (exaggeration), because Jesus is the Truth, and exaggeration is not pure truth, by definition. The issue is the "If". Compare to John 6:63, "The flesh profits nothing, it is the Spirit that gives life". And, Matthew 15:19, "Out of the heart come evil ...


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The context of the verse is, indeed, literal food and drink. This is stated as "eat" and "drink" in v25, and then is compared by the instruction to look at the other things in God's creation, the birds, life-spans, clothing, etc. These are all natural things. v30-32 also emphasize these things, as v32 indicates that this is, indeed, what the Gentiles are ...



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