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comment The Eye of the Needle
Interesting logic. But then why the reaction mentioned by @JackDouglas?
Nov
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comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
WOW! What an exhaustive answer! Wish I could +10 that.
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comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
Awesome answer, thanks! I had read a small bit of the Talmud and was very confused by it. Your answer brings some light on that as well.
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Nov
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comment Jesus' command to hate your father and mother in Luke 14:26
In my travels on the web, I've also seen this passage used as one reason why Jewish people don't consider Jesus to be the Messiah; the author stated that Jesus broke the fifth commandment to honor your father and mother.
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comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
Thanks @JonEricson!
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Nov
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comment How can we understand “fear”?
I always saw it kind of like fearing your earthly father... if he's a good dad, he wants you to be happy and to protect you, but you better not tick him off (i.e. go against his rules)-- or else you're going to be in big trouble!
Nov
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comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@MonicaCellio - Another question I would ask as well-- I have read that a rabbi is "a person sufficiently educated in halakhah (Jewish law) and tradition to instruct the community and to answer questions and resolve disputes regarding halakhah" (jewfaq.org/rabbi.htm). Jesus is called a rabbi several times in the NT (goo.gl/8QZ95). Would this have given him any authority at all in regard to the happenings at the temple, at that historical point in time? (i.e. would it have been legal for him to clear the temple, as a teacher of the Law?)
Nov
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comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@MonicaCellio, +JonEricson - One thing I did notice was that in Mark 11:16 (goo.gl/uR0pD), it says "And he [Jesus] would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple". Is the fact that the sellers were carrying things through the temple any clue to whether what the money changers were doing was wrong?
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comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@MonicaCellio, I wish there were some sort of Christian midrash. I think that Jewish perspectives got lost in Christian thinking at some point, which is really unfortunate (to say the least!).