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the study of the nature and person of Jesus Christ as documented in the Christian New Testament.

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In John 9:10 why didn't the blind man make the connection between his healing,Jesus and Son of Man?

John 9:10 So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and ...
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Hebrews 6:6; could Jesus be crucified again?

Hebrews 6:6; DRB; 6 And are fallen away: to be renewed again to penance, crucifying again to themselves the Son of God, and making him a mockery. What is the meaning of crucifying again to ...
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Is the fullness in Colossians 1:19 necessarily the same as the fullness in Colossians 2:9?

19 Because in Him, it was well-pleased for all the fullness to dwell, 20 And through Him to reconcile completely all unto Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross- through Him- ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ? [closed]

The problem is this: David was told that the Messiah would come from his body (2 Samuel 7:12), and Matthew and Luke both record genealogies from David to Joseph. There are extra-biblical arguments ...
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Why did Christ initially reveal himself to Mary only in John 20?

The author of the gospel of John tells us that after having been informed by Mary that Christ is risen the disciples(one of them Peter) went to the tomb and only saw the face cloth and linen wrappings ...
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How to understand Luke 17:7-10 in light of 1 Corinthians 9:8-14?

Luke 17:7-10 NASB “Now which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him after he comes in from the field, ‘Come immediately and recline at the table to eat’? 8 On the contrary, ...
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What is the spiritual meaning of the fish fragments not being gathered in John 6:13?

John 6:13 KJV Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. It is said the ...
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Did the Chief Priests change their minds about crucifying Christ during the festival?

Initial the Chief Priest had stated that Christ should not be killed during the festival as this would have caused a riot Mark 14:1-2 NIV Now the Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread were two ...
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Difference between "putting into the heart of Judas Iscariot" and "entering into Judas" in John 13:2,27?

We are initially told that Satan had put into the heart of Judas to betray Christ John 13:2 NASB And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to ...
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'Sin',Faith,Duty vs Forgivensss,Faith,Duty in Luke 17:1-10?

The NIV sub titles the teaching of Christ in Luke 17 as teaching sin,faith and duty but when looking closely at the texts it wuold seem Christ was teaching Forgiveness,Faith and Duty Sin, Faith, Duty ...
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Is the Holy Spirit called God in Luke 1:35?

Luke 1:35 contains the following statement from the angel Gabriel (NKJV): The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is ...
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How did the Pharisees say Christ testified of himself in John 8:13?

John 8:13 NASB So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not [b]true.”” But when Christ came from the wilderness John testified of him John 1:15 NASB *John ...
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What does it mean that Jesus is "Lord both of the dead and of the living" (Romans 14:9)?

Romans 14:7-9 (ESV): 7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether ...
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When was Jesus made alive in the spirit? 1 Peter 3:18

1 Peter 3:17-22 (ESV): 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, ...
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Who is "King of kings and Lord of lords"? God or Jesus? 1 Timothy 6:13-16 vs. Revelation 17:14

1 Timothy 6:13-16 (YLT): 13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 14 that thou keep the command ...
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Why did Christ pay tax for Peter only in Matthew 17:27?

Matthew 17:27 NLT However, we don’t want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin.[h] Take it and ...
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Does γέγονεν in John 1:15 indicate that Jesus had a beginning? [duplicate]

John 1:15 (NASB95) John testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’“ Most translations choose ...
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Does reconciliation entail full restitution in Matthew 5:23?

Matthew 5:23 NIV 23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, In the case of having grieved a brother, Christ ...
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Romans 6:7 Was Christ Set Free From Sin?

Ignoring one's own particular theology and overall integrated understanding of the Bible, for a moment, is it good Greek to translate Romans 6:7 as something like the following? "for he having ...
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Why was Peter interrogated more than the other disciple in John 18:17:27?

After accompanying Christ to the High priest's compound Peter is interrogated more than the other disciple who took him in. John 18:17 ESV :The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are ...
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Is Rev. 19:9–10 sufficient to tell us not to worship an angel?

Here, the angel tells John not to worship him, that he is also a servant of God, but worship God. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of ...
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Is Phil. 2:10-11 referring to Exodus 20:4-5 and Deut. 5:8-9?

Note the numbers in square brackets. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven [1] above, or that is in the earth [2] beneath, or that is in the ...
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What does μορφῇ mean in Phil. 2:6&7?

Many questions have been asked about Phil. 2:6-11. The following question asking about ἴσα is the closest to this one, but another question is the meaning of μορφῇ What is the significance of ἴσα in ...
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Luke 2:52; what is the meaning of 'stature' in the verse?

Luke 2:52; KJV; 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Increasing in stature means that Jesus was of low stature with God, then He got high stature by the time....
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Does Stephen asking Jesus to receive his spirit indicate that he believes Jesus is God?

Acts 7:59-60 "They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!" 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, ...
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Colossians 1:18; "the firstborn from the dead" literal or symbolic?

Colossians 1:18 DRB; 18 And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy: The Dead from whom the Christ was ...
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John 3:16 "... only begotten son...", "... only son..." which is more authentic and reliable? [duplicate]

John 3:16 DRB; 16 For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. John 3:16 ESV; 16 “For God so loved ...
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Eph 5:5 and Sharps' Rule

Eph 5:5 contains the final phrase which says: τῇ βασιλείᾳ τοῦ Χριστοῦ καὶ Θεοῦ = the kingdom of Christ and God Is this a valid example of Sharps's rule, or what Wallace calls the "TSKS" ...
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Could 1 Thessalonians 1:1 "God the Father" imply another Person who is: "God the Son"? [closed]

1 Thessalonians 1:1; 1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our ...
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Why did the leaders lie to Pilate in Luke 23:2?

Luke 23:2 NIV And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.” But Christ had encouraged ...
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Is Jesus gone or present?

According to John 16:7 and Acts 1:9-11, He is gone: 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go,...
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Is 2 Corinthians 13:14 a prayer to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

Paul ends 2 Corinthians with the following statement (13:14, NKJV, emphasis mine): The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. ...
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Titus 2:13 Savior Jesus Christ as title or appositive

In Titus 1:3, among other passages, we find “σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ“ used as a singular title “Our Savior God/God our Savior”. However in Titus 2:13 we find “σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ” is generally ...
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Why does Paul include Christ in 1 Corinthians 1:12?

1 Corinthians 1:12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Paul rebukes the church of Corinth for choosing to ...
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In Romans, does Paul vary how he identifies "the Gospel" in a way which also identifies "His Son" and "the Christ" as God?

In Romans Paul uses the term εὐαγγέλιον, "Gospel" or "good news" 9 or 10 times (some manuscripts have "blessing" in 15:29). Paul first calls himself an apostle of the ...
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Did Christ intend giving the Holy spirit prior to his ascension in John 7:37-38?

John 7:37-38 ESV 37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as[f] the Scripture has ...
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Why is John 7:39 bracketed?

In the Kjv we find out that the whole text of John 7:39 is bracketed. Usually the brackets are used for the purpose of parenthesis, as supplemental to the rest of the text John 7:39 KJV: (But this ...
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Is it possible that Jesus’ calming of the sea is a fulfillment of Psalm 107 28-31? [closed]

Psalm 107: 28Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. 30They were glad when ...
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How did Moses see the reproach of Christ, according to Hebrew 11:26?

“considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:26‬ ‭ In order that Moses COULD consider and place in the balance his ...
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Is Paul suggesting in Eph. 4:6 that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not God?

In Eph. 4:6 Paul writes, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. NKJV (Holy Bible: New King James Version. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1982.)...
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Was Christ referring to a particular sin in Matthew 7:3?

Matthew 7:3 ESV 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your ...
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Adam was not a son, but the father of all mankind: What, then, is the significance of the "Second Adam" being "the Son of Man" not "Father of Man"?

Jesus is called the "last Adam" or "second man (Adam)": And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. . . . The ...
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What is Jesus' argument in John 10:34-36?

I'm not a Biblical scholar. This question is prompted by listening to Michael Heiser, and I currently feel persuaded by his argument that the elohim in Psalm 82 are spiritual beings rather than ...
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Does Isaiah 44:6 present a contradiction with respect to the nature of God, the Father and his Son?

It seems as though much of the evidence in the OT for God having a Son, is fairly ambiguous, such as 7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your ...
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Biblically, can the term firstborn really have nothing to do with chronology?

I would like to better understand the meaning of firstborn in Col 1:15 by surveying how the only word (to my knowledge) scripturally translated as firstborn in Greek, prototokos, is applied in ...
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1 Peter 3:22 If Jesus is God, wouldn't the angels be subject unto him already?

1 Peter 3:21-22 21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of ...
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Jesus says plainly he is a man - does John 8:40 preclude him from also being God?

They answered and said to him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill me, a man who has told you ...
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Why is there a “Kingdom” note in Matthew 2:2?

What does this note mean? Does it say Christ is a King and also a Kingdom? Note a next to Matthew 2:2 in the King James Scofield Study Bible is as follows: Magi came to Bethlehem.. Saying, Where is ...
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Could Christ's words "will He find faith on the earth" (Lk. 18:8) parallel Gen. 6:6-8?

In the Gospel of Luke, Christ asks a curious question: Luke 18:8b: "However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" It is as if Christ is predicting that faith in God ...
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How can Isaiah 42:8 possibly be true, if John 13:31-32 is true?

The prophet יְשַׁעְיָ֣הוּ Yeshayahu speaking for God YHVH states אֲנִ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה ה֣וּא שְׁמִ֑י וּכְבוֹדִי֙ לְאַחֵ֣ר לֹֽא־אֶתֵּ֔ן וּתְהִלָּתִ֖י לַפְּסִילִֽים “I am YHVH, that is My Name; and My glory I ...
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