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Matthew uses two as a stylistic way of giving more credibility to what he wrote. Remember he is writing to those with a Jewish background. If one notices that in most cases Hebrew word order is used. It is much like we hear children saying in conversations with one another like "my dad is better than your dad. No my dad is twice as good as your dad.


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 ...


The two stories have way too many points of similarity to be different events Interestingly enough Lazarus(Greek) or Eleazar(Hebrew) was most likely Eleazar "Lazarus" ben Boethus. Who's Father was Simon, and who had two sisters, Mary and Martha Matthew 26:6-13 (ESV Strong's) Jesus Anointed at Bethany John 12:1-8 (ESV Strong's) Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany ...


In this answer, I will argue two points. 1) The phrase “this generation” (ἡ γενεὰ αὕτη) as used in the Olivet Discourse, is essentially a synonym for “age” (ὁ αἰῶν), which can mean a segment of time as a particular unit of history, age (BDAG, αἰῶν 2). 2) When Jesus' says “this generation will not pass away until all these things take place,” (Mat 24:34), ...

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