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Questions on Biblical texts relating to the study of the nature and person of Jesus Christ as documented in the Christian Bible: This tag is for questions on passages used to support, could likely, or prove to impact one's view of Christology, while questions on Christology are only on-topic inasmuch as it relates to understanding Jesus as a character in the Bible, not in the form of systematic theology.

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Should "διά" (dia) be translated as "through" or "because of" in the five NT verses pertaining to God creating the world for Jesus?

John 1:3 ESV All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. Or All things were made because of him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. ...
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In Proverbs 8:30, does "Amon" mean "Beloved Child" or "Master Craftsman"?

There is great controversy surrounding this particular word. Many scholars say "amon" is translated as "master workman", but others say that it means "beloved child" or &...
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When God overshadowed Mary where did God get the material to make a baby and put in her womb?

Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee ...
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If everything was made for Jesus and through Jesus did Jesus take the rib from Adam and then make Eve?

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and ...
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Could there be something significant about the man in Matthew 26:18?

Christ instructs his disciples to go to a certain man in the city to prepare the Passover meal. Matthew 26:18 ESV He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My ...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

I am asking this question because it seems to me that Romans 9:5 as per its translation will assert that Christ is indeed God, but the problem I am faced with now is the fact that there seems to be a ...
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Why would the Day of Christ be equivalent to the Day of the Lord?

Why, as someone said here concerning II Thess 2, would the Day of the Christ be equivalent to the Day of the Lord? Knowing that the Day of the Lord in the OT was a day of judgment on the wicked--and ...
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Is Christ real name Yeshu'ah H3444

I have been studying the text within Genesis for years and have found that when approached in literal terms that Jacob received the name of the Angel of the LORD as his blessing in Genesis 32. If you ...
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Which specific Scripture of the Law are the people referring to in John 12:34?

John 12:34:- … “We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; …”
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Why didn't Christ outrightly discourage/condemn the taking of oaths in Matthew 23:16-22?

Earlier on Christ while teaching the sermon on the mount he had actually discouraged/condemned the taking of oaths Matthew 5:34 ESV: But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, ...
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Why did the Jews refuse to kill Christ in John 18:31?

John 18:31 ESV: Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.” In the above text the Jews refused ...
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In John 1:18, is this controversial proposal a viable translation?

John 1:18 according to ESV translation: No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. John 1:18 according to translation proposal: No man has ever seen ...
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In John 5:18 should ἴσον be translated as "equal with" or "like"?

John 5:18 according to the ESV: This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself ...
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In John 5:18, shouldn't there be scare quote punctuation marks to identify the Jews' false accusations against Jesus? [closed]

John 5:18 according to the ESV: This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself ...
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What does butter and honey represent scripturally?

Isaiah 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. What is the symbolic meaning of eating butter and honey with respect to knowing and refusing evil?...
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What was Jesus' mission in saying that He was 'in the Father' according to John 14:10 in the Bible?

2 Corinthians 5:19 King James Version To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of ...
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Who was under the authority of Jesus?

Matthew 8:9 New English Translation For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave ‘Do this!’ ...
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How is this passage written in the original language & how should it be interpreted?

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God ...
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Hosea 6:2. Are the days in this verse more than 24-hr. days and probably much more?

Hoses 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Are the days in this verse 24-hour days and if not how long perhaps are they?
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How can Jesus NOT be a created being, but the Creator himself? [duplicate]

These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. (Rev 3:14) How can Jesus NOT be a created being, but the Creator himself?
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Riddle: How is a Jew not a Jew, but a Gentile is a Jew?

Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh. Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say ...
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1 Cor 15:25 - Does Jesus stop reigning? What's the actual function and meaning of "until" in the context of this verse?

23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule ...
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What makes the prophetic book of Rev.5:1-5 so unique that ONLY Jesus could open it? [duplicate]

This question uses the exact scripture of Rev.5:1-5 as my first question, but I am writing a totally new question because my original question focused on John the writer of Revelation and why he was ...
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In Rev. Ch.5:1-5 John is weeping much and only Jesus is worthy to open the book. If John wrote Revelation why could he not look at it?

Rev. Ch5:1-6 has always intrigued me as to why John is weeping. If the book in the Father's hand is Revelation (which the seven seals indicate) why could John not open or look on the book he was ...
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Does the demon in Luke 8:28 testify that Jesus is God?

Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. Is the ...
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Does Acts 1:7 imply that Jesus knew the hour?

[T]hey (the disciples) gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father ...
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In Romans 8:9 is Paul assuming that Christ is God?

I found similar questions asked on Romans 8:9, but none asked with this focus, One was even closed for lack of focus. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit [πνεύματι], if in fact the ...
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Is this Matthew's commentary?

When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man. (Matt. 9:8) When it says "who had given such authority to men", is this what ...
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Was Jesus given power (Acts 10:38)

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. (Acts 10:...
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How to understand John 1:1 in light of Hebrews 7:3?

John 1:1 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any ...
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What does "Smote their breasts" signify in Luke 23:48?

After witnessing the crucifixion of Christ and the phenomena accompanying it the witnesses are said to have smote their breasts and went away. KJV Luke 23 : 48 And all the people that came together ...
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Could Peter's denial be classified in the same level as the betrayal of Judas?

Towards his crucifixion, Christ warns of denial and betrayal amongst some of his disciples. First, it's Judas, followed by Peter, who actually falls into the trap KJV Matthew 26:14-16 Then one of the ...
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Ephesians 1:22 Language a reference to marriage?

Ephesians 1:22-23 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Is this language of God giving ...
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How to understand Luke 19:8 in light of Luke 18:22?

After meeting Christ Zachaeus promises to give away half of his possessions and restore fourfold those he had wronged KJV Luke 19 : 8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the ...
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Were the Sadducees being sarcastic in Matthew 22:28?

Matthew 22:28 NLT So tell us, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? For she was the wife of all seven of them!" The Sadducees were well known that they did not believe in the resurrection ...
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Why does the book of Proverbs portray a negative bias towards surety?

KJV Proverbs 6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, KJV Proverbs 17:18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the ...
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In Matthew 26:29 could Christ be referring to the book of Enoch? [closed]

KJV Matthew 26 : 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Christ promises that he will never ...
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Did the proximity of the words "Abraham" and "David" in the first verse of Matthew's Gospel mean more than just "offspring" to early Jewish readers?

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ "This is the record of the genealogy[a] of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham" Net Matthew 1:1 tn Grk “the book of the genealogy.” The noun ...
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Col 2:15 - Was the triumph over them "in him" or "in it"

Within what/who were the rulers and authorities triumphed over? Here is an example of the two version showing different options: English Standard Version He disarmed the rulers and authorities and ...
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1 Peter 1:3 What is a living hope?

What is the primary meaning of the term living hope, as opposed to any implied meanings? Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be ...
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Was Christ reiterating the death sentence in Mark 7:9-10?

Mark 7:9-10 NLT Then he said, "You reject God's laws in order to hold on to your own traditions.10 For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'Anyone who ...
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God is unchanging. In Christ He is fully God, and fully Man. Christ is preexistent. Was His body created, and is He still human in heaven? [closed]

"Include all the information someone would need to answer your question." I'm, uh, asking it cause I'm not sure of the answer? John 8:58 reads "Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I ...
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Hebrews 1:3 What is the Relationship Between Jesus and The Word of His Power?

Hebrews 1:3 Smith's Literal Translation Who being the brightness of glory, and the figure of his foundation, and bearing all things by the word of his power, having made by himself the purification ...
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John 7:31 When Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?

How did the people come to have the expectation that the Messiah, when he appears, should be accompanied by a multitude of miraculous signs? Yet many of the people believed in him. They said, “When ...
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Matthew 4 vs Luke 5:6?

In Matthew's narrative the first call of the disciples does not involve a miraculous catch of Fish but in Luke's narrative the disciples somehow catch a lot of fish after Christ direction. Matthew 4:...
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Are there contextual cues which suggest Jesus calming the storm does not require Jesus to be God Almighty?

In all three Synoptic Gospels, Jesus is recorded as calming a storm. The incident happens about Matthew 8:24, Mark 4:37, and Luke 8:23. Here is the complete pericope from Matthew: Matthew 8:23-27 (...
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What are the arguments for Jesus' statement at John 8:58, "before Abraham genesthai (was? becomes?), ego eimi (I am (he?))" not being about the past?

Jesus's statement at John 8:58 is Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί. "Truly truly I say to you, before Abraham genesthai (was? becomes?), ego eimi (I am, I am he?)." What ...
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Does Daniel 7:27 counter the christological interpretation of the Son of Man?

In Daniel 7, we have reference to a divine Son of Man figure: ““I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days ...
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Omniscience of Jesus [duplicate]

Was Jesus omniscient when he said "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone?" (Mathew 24:36 NASB 1995) This question examines ...
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Galatians 4:14. Paul says that Jesus is Angel of the Lord? [closed]

Galatians 4:14 though my condition put you to the test, you did not scorn or despise me, but welcomed me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. According to Bart Ehrman: I had always simply read the ...
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