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revised Shema and Psalms 110: Is Mark making a case for Jesus' divinity?
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revised Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
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answered Who is “his brother” in 1 John 5:16?
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answered Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
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comment Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
+1 Welcome to BH! Spot on with the standard interpretation. I think its missing something though.
Feb
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revised Why did Jesus “cleanse” the temple?
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comment Why did Jesus “cleanse” the temple?
@Tau - Good question! I don't have a definite answer. But I do find it interesting that the NT book of Revelation presents Ezekiel's temple as the new city of Jerusalem. I interpret the new Jerusalem in Revelation as a symbolic vision of the saints relationship with God. I think Ezekiel's temple is symbolic as well.
Feb
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asked Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
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answered Why did Jesus “cleanse” the temple?
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asked Why did Jesus “cleanse” the temple?
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revised Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
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revised Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
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revised Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
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comment Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
Why would Judas need to act like a friend? The kiss isn't a ruse. According to John, Judas brought a cohort of soldiers (600 men) and Jesus instantly recognizes the action for what it is. All that the gospels say is that the kiss was a signal to identify Jesus to the arresting soldiers. And that clearly did not require an act of friendship. The kiss is ironic/sarcastic. Very much in line with the irony in crucifixion. Judas is mocking Jesus. The question is why is he mocking him? The answer is found in Jesus' claim to be the Christ and the expected coronation of Jesus in Jerusalem.
Feb
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comment Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
+1 Very true! A kiss of greeting was not unusual. But it's clearly strange for someone who is acting as enemy and not a friend. Judas could have pointed out Jesus or tapped him on the shoulder. Given the ironic coronation of Jesus' crucifixion in Mark and the many allusions to scripture, the fact that a kiss was chosen as a signal to betray Jesus appears to be far more significant than a simple greeting.
Feb
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asked Shema and Psalms 110: Is Mark making a case for Jesus' divinity?
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answered Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
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asked Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?