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comment Why were there two thieves crucified with Jesus?
@enegue I don't want to be distracted from the basic question-but I have one concern. Christ is the Fulfillment of the Law, therefore He is the Fulfillment of all the Feasts prescribed by the Law. If the Last Supper wasn't the Passover, and it's just a normal meal, then that's saying His blood, shed on Good Friday was not the Fulfillment of the Feast of Passover. Remember, Rev. 13:8 says the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world; therefore every sacrifice from Abel the Just, through to the crucifixion, when the veil was torn in two was fulfilled through Christ.(Heb. 9)
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comment Why were there two thieves crucified with Jesus?
@curiousdannii Again-there is nothing left to chance or circumstance with the crucifixion of Christ. The question is stated simply, so that a broad-based audience can understand it. There is an answer, and it's not 'opinion based'. I'm sure there is someone out there, besides myself who has insight to this question, and perhaps has studied this question in depth to provide a solid biblically hermeneutical answer.
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comment Why were there two thieves crucified with Jesus?
@Susan I am saying there is a "hermeneutic" reason, one that is supported by the text. I am not asking for a specifically 'teleologic' explanation, unless it is "hermeneutical", nor do I see a "etiologic" explanation as relevant in this instance; unless it is supported hermeneutically.
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comment What is the meaning of Luke 23:31?
@SteveTaylor (cont.) and Jesus is telling them "Don't Empathize!" Which brings up the Green Tree/Dry Tree issue. The Green Tree can't be the Green Tree AND the Dry Tree at the same time. And when you read the eschatology passages of Matthew, Mark and Luke, you realize there is a time of Great Tribulation immediately BEFORE His Return(Matt. 24:29-30,Mk. 13:24-26,Lk. 21:26-27). This is the Dry Tree.
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comment What is the meaning of Luke 23:31?
@SteveTaylor OK, so let's follow your analysis: what does Jesus say? "Weep for yourselves, and for your children." Why? "Because they will say,"Blessed are the barren...etc" Who is 'barren'? The Daughters of Jerusalem. Again-they are in the Green Tree. Christ never says 'He is the Green Tree', nor does He ever insinuate the time of His crucifixion is "The Green Tree". In fact, He tells His disciples, "You will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice"(Jn 16:20) So at Face Value-the Time of Mourning has to be the Destruction of Jerusalem! The Daughters of Jerusalem are 'empathizing"(cont.)
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comment What is the meaning of Luke 23:31?
@SteveTaylor I think you remain convinced of the Preterist view, which must see everything 'fulfilled' by 70AD-whether it makes sense or not(don't get me going on how Satan is bound....). Jesus obviously(to everyone else, including the disciples)didn't return in 70AD and Paul warns about those say "the resurrection is past"(2 Tim 2:18). Yes, Christ is warning the Daughters of Jerusalem-they were the ones weeping, not the general populace. But He is NOT the Green Tree(don't weep for Me), they are(weep for yourselves). Which leaves the Dry Tree-those who are left at His Coming.
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comment Why were there two thieves crucified with Jesus?
@All I would ask that you would refrain from closing this question as it is my intention to post a bounty on it, when it becomes eligible. This is a great question which a broad based audience would appreciate an answer to, and a bounty may garner the kind of attention needed to answer it. Thank you!
Mar
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comment Why were there two thieves crucified with Jesus?
@curiousdannii There is nothing left to 'chance' of the most defining moment of God's interaction with mankind in human history-even the Roman soldiers casting lots for Jesus's garments was predicted(Ps. 22:18). There is a definitive reason why Jesus was crucified BETWEEN 2 thieves, but yes, the answer is not readily apparent. This is the only sign given to an unbelieving and unregenerate people(Matt. 12:40/Matt. 16:4/Luke 11:29)
Mar
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comment Why were there two thieves crucified with Jesus?
The issue of whether or not Jesus's crucifixion was on the Passover is really a separate question-an interesting one, as there appears to be an apparent contradiction, but a separate one. However, you did mention that "...He was counted among the wicked" which certainly explains the 2 thieves. I believe there is even a better answer, but it certainly includes the Isa. 53:12 passage...+1
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comment Why were there two thieves crucified with Jesus?
This is a Very Good Question and one that I have thought about on many occasions. I added a scripture passage to ensure that it remains a 'hermeneutic' and not 'theological' question. I have an answer, but I would like to hear whjat the rest of the community has to say about it.
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Mar
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comment Was the “abomination of desolation” Caligula's proposed statue in the Temple?
@SteveTaylor It's fairly obvious that the gospel did not reach the Incas, Mayans, or even Japanese or Koreans by 40AD. The Roman Empire certainly had heard within it's major cities; but unlikely in the furthest expanses including England or Ireland. 'Whole World' is a subset of what....? The world that his letters would travel in, or the world as we perceive it today.
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