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Answer: μονογενοῦς is used in Greek, as a term for the child with Birthright. It is a compound of two parts, μονο and γένος, literally, "One Offspring/Kindred/Race ... However, given the contexts, and extant literature, this term has a specific connotation--a sense of Birthright and Inheritance, not necessarily the "only child." γένος, Greek: ...


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"only begotten God" is supported by P66, P75, Alef, B, C, 33; all from Egypt; all poor, dead-end manuscripts. "only begotten Son" is supported by: A Cc Q 1 10 13 35 47 60 69 83 118 157 263 382 480 489 544 700 703 726 788 825 927 943 1005 1006 1023 1113 1190 1195 1200 1201 1217 1232 1242 1247 1251 1313 1319 1322 1341 1342 1355 1476 1478 1492 1582 2322vid ...


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The possibility of confusion seems slight. Everywhere that Luke refers to James son of Zebedee he is mentioned alongside his brother John (Luke 5:10, 6:14, 8:51, 8:54; Acts 1:13, 12:2). Richard Pervo (Hermeneia) also notes that: "Traditions about the martyrdom of the sons of Zebedee are relatively early."1 This is seen, for example, in Mark 10:39. By the ...


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Rather than taking the apparent coincidences at face value, I will try to put together the views of some critical scholars, along with my own conclusions. Scholars have long recognised that Paul wrote his epistles long before the first New Testament gospel (Mark) was written, so we should not think in terms of Paul acknowledging a gospel tradition about a ...



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