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revised Should Luke be considered a 'primary' source concerning events in Jesus' life?
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revised Should Luke be considered a 'primary' source concerning events in Jesus' life?
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answered Why isn't there Tetragrammaton use in the in Ex 3:14
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revised Should Luke be considered a 'primary' source concerning events in Jesus' life?
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revised Should Luke be considered a 'primary' source concerning events in Jesus' life?
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answered How similar were Torah scrolls to the Ben Asher masoretic manuscripts before those manuscripts became the standard?
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revised Should Luke be considered a 'primary' source concerning events in Jesus' life?
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answered Should Luke be considered a 'primary' source concerning events in Jesus' life?
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revised What is the significance of the insertion of the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet into the names of Abraham and Sarah?
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answered What is the significance of the insertion of the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet into the names of Abraham and Sarah?
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comment What are the implications of calling Jesus “the son of Mary” in Mark 6:3?
Mark never mentions Jesus' father.
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comment Meaning(s) of “ἠγέρθη” in Mark 16:6
Jecko, this answer seeks to rule out a spiritual resurrection, but the question does not ask about this. Do you rule out a physical ascent into heaven? Also, what translation do you use, to refer to the young man in the sepulchre as an 'angel'? Every major translation I have seen sticks with the literal translation 'young man' (you do on one occasion revert to 'young man').
Aug
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comment Meaning(s) of “ἠγέρθη” in Mark 16:6
@fdb I was thinking of including 1 Cor 15 in my answer, but felt the Q was about Mark, not Paul, so I omitted this. Several scholars have written that when Paul wrote of the risen Jesus appearing to Cephas, then the twelve (not eleven!), 500, James and then Paul himself, he makes no distinction between the appearances to the others and the appearance to Paul. Since Jesus only appeared spiritually to Paul, he seems to have believed that he also only appeared spiritually to the others.
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comment Meaning(s) of “ἠγέρθη” in Mark 16:6
@jpmc26 Mark 16:7 raises questions but does not answer them. As I have now included in my answer, Jesus had told the disciples (twice, incl 9:1) that they would personally see him return from heaven - in clouds of glory, just to make this clear.
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revised Meaning(s) of “ἠγέρθη” in Mark 16:6
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answered Meaning(s) of “ἠγέρθη” in Mark 16:6
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revised What does Mark 7:19 really say?
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comment What does Mark 7:19 really say?
Scripture should always be read in context, so Mark 7:19 can not be read alone, nor even should 7:18:23 be read out of context. The Pharisees said that the disciples were defiling themselves by eating grain with dirty hands (7:5). Jesus calls them hypocrites and harangues them for it, then 7:15 (addressed to the Pharisees), "There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man" is an introduction to 7:19 (addressed to the disciples). Thus context includes the Pharisees. Hope this helps.
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comment What does Mark 7:19 really say?
It does not matter whether we translate ἀφεδρῶνα as 'draught', 'toilet', 'excrement' or 'poop' - Jesus was not focussing whether excrement is 'purged' nor on the technical issues of where we do our business, but on the fact that excrement can defile a man. Good translation sticks with the issues important to the original, not side-issues.