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Lexical Discussion The etymology of the word ἀδελφός is "from the collative a ..., denoting unity, and delphús (n.f.), a womb."1 So the chief idea is as BDAG and other lexicons state,2 that of a true brother or sister coming from the same mother (parents).3 However, as you noted, the word can be used in a variety of figurative, yet still physical relation ...


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Most of the time in today's church we are forming an opinion. And, usually, we know very little about the situation or person. So, what is our motive when we judge in this way? Is it love? No. And what does scripture say? It says that if we do not love people who we can see, how can we claim to love God who we cannot see. Also it says that the watching world ...


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YE-SHOULD-BE-STUTTER-sayING ye-should-be-using-useless-repetitions, the meaning of the Greek word βατταλογεω (inflected here as 2nd plural aorist subjunctive βαττολοησητε "battologesete") from Thayer and Smith's Lexicon means, to stammer to repeat the same things over and over, to use many idle words, to babble, prate. Some suppose the word derived ...


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Jesus said the young man lacked "one" thing. Selling his goods and giving the money to the poor was not the one thing he lacked. A person can sell everything and give the proceeds away (which admittedly would be difficult); but we must take up our cross and follow Jesus to have eternal life. If the young man sold his goods Jesus would still not have what He ...


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Since adultery is specifically used, the context must refer to either the man, the woman or both being married. Lust referring an unlawful desire, it is unlawful for a married man to desire another woman or an unmarried man to desire a married woman. Such looking in order to cherish an unlawful desire is committing adultery in the heart.


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The Idea in Brief Jesus compared his death to Jonah, who was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights (Matt 12:40). Jonah had related his ordeal not only in terms of having been swallowed by the great fish but also as having been "at the roots of the mountains" (Jonah 2:6); that is, Jonah stated that "the earth with its bars was ...


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I am not sure whether this is a question about English, or about Christian doctrine. If it is about English, then I can only repeat what others have said: "In the name of Jim, and John, and Sarah" means in the name of each one of the three; it does not imply that they all shared the same name. If you asking about doctrine, I need to say that there is no ...


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No, it does not mean that they all share the same name. It does not even mean that any of them has a name at all. "In the name of" is a fixed phrase. It is a single unit with a fixed meaning, "with appeal to" or "by the authority of" and that's all there is to it. You are free to replace it, as a whole, with either of these paraphrases to see that ...


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Matthew 12:38-40 is often quoted in the context of the timing of of Jesus death, burial and resurrection, but seldom is the cryptic nature of Jesus’ reply to the request by his enemies for a sign, alluded to (e.g. the phrase “the heart of the earth” is not a literal phrase). Also, seldom is sufficient attention drawn to precisely who it is that Jesus is ...


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Perhaps commenter Jas3.1, above, is on the right track. The gospel writers do not say it, but Jesus' "cross talk" was but one instance of perhaps many "difficult sayings" which they and the other disciples did not truly understand until Jesus had died, rose again, and been glorified (e.g., John 6:60 ff., where Jesus explained this difficult saying to His ...


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The parables’ interpretation hinges on the identity of Jesus’ brothers. While it is true that at least some of these “brothers” are in need, their need does not define them. The need simply identifies them as the “least.” Jesus, in Matthew 12:48, has already made known the identity of his “brothers.” Who are my mother and my brothers?” Then pointing ...


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The Idea in Brief After his conversion and through the ministrations of Barnabas, Paul (then Saul) had met "the apostles" in Jerusalem (to include Cephas for fifteen days) who had provided him first-hand accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus. Later, Paul traveled on his missionary journeys with Barnabas, John Mark and Luke, who also had access to ...


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I think you will find according to scripture that Judas Iscariot carried a money bag for alms to the poor and needy, Judas Iscariot used to steal from it. I can't recall of our Lord ever carrying about money on His person and denying the needy of it!!!!


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Jesus said just to a young man: give all you have unto the poor. Luk 18.22 But the young man was so sad... He don't ask all the money to follow him, he asks for compromise from hearth, because where is our treasure there is our hearth. In Acts, some people also gave all money and goods to others but this was not a commandment. It was a decision.


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The Connection is Unnecessary (Probably Unprovable) It seems unprovable that it is certainly a reference to 1 Enoch 69:27 (see Frank Luke's answer for a possible connection), simply because there is too much other canonical OT background material to support the statement without such a direct connection. The connection between the Son of Man and sitting on ...


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General Statements on Jesus' Son of Man and Enoch's Son of Man There is a literary connection. Brad Young (a scholar who seeks to illuminate the words of the New Testament by their parallels in rabbinic and intertestamental literature) includes a section on Enoch's use of the Son of Man in his work Jesus the Jewish Theologian.1 In 1 Enoch 46, we read: 1 ...


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Short Answer: Jesus was not asking the man to do something He had never done; rather, He was asking the man to follow in His footsteps. He was asking the man to lay down his life in love for others ...just like Jesus. While I appreciate the typical Christian answer of "Jesus was addressing his personal idol" I lean toward another explanation based on the ...


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fredsbend's answer is a great answer, but let me ask you ,Jack Douglas, why would you think Jesus would be answering a specific person's particular question for the purpose of conveying a general lesson everyone should follow? A man approached Jesus with a deep need. That need was founded on his realization that Jesus was someone close to God, a Teacher, ...


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After Jesus becomes harsh and gets the scribes' and Pharisees' attention, Matthew 12:34 (NASB) “You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.” two verses later he reminds and warns them of judgment day. Matthew 12:36-37 (NASB) “But I tell you that every careless ...


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Jesus continuously said things that got to the heart of the matter. This example is no different. In your quote from Matthew we see a young man that wants to know what good thing he must do to get eternal life. Eventually, Jesus says what you have quoted. What the man then does and what Jesus says immediately after revels what Jesus meant. 22 When the ...


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Is this a significant scholarly position? Significant enough that it is discussed regularly in various scholarly places. For example, there is extensive discussion in a fairly recent work: D. A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo, An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005), 142-150 (hereafter referred to as C&M). In that ...


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There are a few scattered scholars who did believe this, though it is certainly not the prevailing opinion. The Wikipedia article, as well as most Biblical Encyclopedias, write that the text of Matthew doesn't look like a translation. However, at least a few scholars did believe that the Gospel of Matthew was first written in Hebrew. The Wikipedia article ...


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What would Peter bind and loose? Peter being an Apostle of the Lord, was endowed with the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. This Priesthood authority is not just Earthly, but it is Eternal. Acting by the direction of the Holy Spirit, blessings, ordinances, and other actions done in Earth were by the power of the Priesthood authoritative in "Heavens" as well. ...



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