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Jesus of Nazareth is the central figure of the Christian New Testament.

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What is the “power” in the kingdom of God?

In Mark 9:1 Jesus says: Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power. (NASB, emphasis mine)...
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Is Jesus implying that He expects his disciples to be Sabbath-keepers in Matthew 24:20?

In Matthew 24:15-25 we read: 15So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination of desolation,’a described by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand), 16then let those who are in ...
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Was the 100 denarii owed by the second servant in Jesus's parable supposed to be a substantial amount of money?

Matthew 18:21-35 (NASB): 21 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to ...
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When the woman was caught in adultery in John 8 vs 3, why is the man not mentioned?

In John 8 vs 3, a woman was made to stand before Jesus after being caught in an act of adultery but there is no mention of the man. Why is that?
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Who is Jesus in Matthew 11:29?

In Matthew 11:29, Jesus says Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (ESV) One interpretation I've heard is that Jesus is ...
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How do we understand these words of Jesus from John 6:57 “…I live because of the Father…”?

John 6:57: As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. What does he mean by live?
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Who is the root and the tree in Romans 11?

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the ...
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How did Jonah become a sign to the people of Nineveh?

How does Jonah become a sign to the people of Nineveh in Luke 11:30. Luke 11:30 (ESV) 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. In Mat 12:...
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What does “fall away” mean in Mark 4’s Parable of the Sower?

In the parable of the sower in Mark 4, verse 17 says “and they have no root in themselves, but are temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall ...
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Was Jesus really born in a manger?

While reading about protoevangelium noticed the following description of Jesus Jesus was Eve's offspring, naturally. He was born to a virgin, was the son of a carpenter, born in lowly Bethlehem, in a ...
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How did Athanasius interpret Hebrews 4:12, and how should we?

Many people in my tradition read Hebrews 4:12 and interpret "logos" as "the Bible." However, I noticed in "On the Incarnation" that Athanasius seems to interpret "...
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Mark 16:17 - Who is Jesus commanding?

In Mark 16:17 Jesus addresses the 11 disciples and gives a call to action: He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be ...
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John 20:19 is there validity in translating 'locked doors'?

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!&...
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Which the difference contextual between the kiss of Aaron and Judas' kiss?

Which the difference contextual between the kiss of Arão and Judas' kiss? Exodos 4:27 and Luke 22:48
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What is intended by, “God raised him and …granted that He become visible”? Acts 10:40

What do we understand from the word 'visible' or the meaning of this action? The context is: Acts 10:40-41 God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, not to all the people,...
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What does the risen Jesus mean, 'for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have'. Luke 24:39?

Luke 24:39 "See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." First some brief points; Jesus is now ...
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Why is Jesus sitting at “God’s right hand” not “the Father's right hand”? [closed]

When I do the search https://www.openbible.info/topics/jesus_sitting_at_the_right_hand_of_the_father I actually do not get phrases in which Jesus is sitting at the right hand of the father, but ...
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Which covenant was confirmed “with the many”for one week? (Daniel 9:27)

Daniel 9:27 (NET Bible) 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of that week, he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing[ of abominations will ...
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What does 'everyone' imply in Heb 2:9 …that He might taste death for everyone

Heb 2:9 But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour, so that by the grace of God He might ...
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Are the two 'lifes' mentioned in John 5:26 the same?

John 5:26 For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself. Clearly, in this text, the Father is the one giving life and Jesus the one receiving. It'...
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Meaning of Matthew 21:44

Matthew 21:44 And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust. Jesus referred to Himself as the “stone which the builders rejected” ...
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Was King Nebuchadnezzar referring to Jesus Christ in Daniel 3

In Daniel 3:25, King Nebuchadnezzar said he saw a fourth person and he looked like the son of God. Was he referring to Jesus Christ and if so, how was he able to tell that it was Jesus, the son of God ...
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Where is what Luke 24:46 states written?

Luke 24:46: and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, Where is it written that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the ...
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In 1 John 5:8, is the reference to spirit, water, and blood an allusion to Jesus' crucifixion?

Is it reasonable to think that the 3 witnesses mentioned in 1 John 5:8, Spirit, Water, and Blood, refer back to the crucifixion? Specifically John 19:34-35 (NASB), 34But one of the soldiers pierced ...
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What are the three dangers that the offenders are warned? Matthew 5:22

Matthew 5:22 World English Bible But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be ...
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One Temple cleansing or Two?

"Revelation Lad" offers some very good comments in answer to this question: When does the cleansing of the Temple happen? At the beginning of Jesus's ministry or later? Was there one ...
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Why does Mary Magdalene refer to Jesus as “my Lord”?

The author of the gospel of John has Mary Magdalene refer to Jesus when speaking to the angels in the tomb as "my Lord" (Jn 20:13). But when she reports to the twelve, she uses the term &...
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Why does the New Testament slander the Pharisees? [closed]

A very frequent assertion of Christian apologetics is that Christian morality would be "the best and most perfect" of all morals. This argument is often used by apologists to prove the ...
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When did Jesus recieve the spirit in the context of Acts 2:32-33?

Acts 2:32 This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. 33 “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, ...
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Incorrect Prophecy of Jesus?

The first time I read Matthew 10:23, I was disturbed to think this might be an issue. I've read up about it a little, but does anyone here have an explanation for the following words of Christ: "...
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What does 'master' signify in Rom 6:9? 'death no longer is master over Him'

Rom 6:9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. So may we clearly understand that while Jesus was in the flesh being tempted ...
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At John 20:6,7, is what Peter saw in the tomb his “lightbulb” moment to recognize Jesus as the Messiah?

In John chapter 20, we see the disciples going into the tomb where Jesus was lain. In verse 6,7: "Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes ...
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In the gospel of John is it reasonable to make the following connection?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭ The Word was God “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” ‭‭John‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭ God’s Word is ...
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Translation of Matt 22:44, “The Lord said to my Lord … ”

There have been several people asserting on this site that in obvious places such as Matt 22:44 the sacred name of "Jehovah/YHWH" or equivalent should be used giving a version like, "...
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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

In Luke 9:45 it says that it was "hidden from them". Who concealed it? Jesus was asking them to listen, pay attention... who was working against Jesus?
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What does it mean for Christ to be 'firstborn from the dead'?

Col 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. We need to establish 2 things. ...
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Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3?

Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3? Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest ...
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Was Jesus tempted in the manner described in James 1:14?

Was Jesus tempted in the manner described in James 1:14? "But one is tempted by one’s own desire (ἐπιθυμίας), being lured (ἐξελκόμενος) and enticed (δελεαζόμενος) by it; 15 then, when that ...
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Does ισα το θεου refer to the role of Jesus as κυριos in Philippians 2:6?

Does ισα το θεου refer to the role of Jesus as κυριos in Philippians 2:6? In verse 10, Paul applied the monotheistic-YHWH text Isaiah 45:23 to Jesus which showed that Jesus was either co-equal with ...
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John 7:27 — “when the Christ comes, no one knows where he is from”

In John 7:26–27, it is written, 26 “But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ? 27 However, we know where this Man is from; but ...
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compare / contrast Jesus' baptism with John's [closed]

Jesus' baptism with the Spirit is compared/ contrasted on purpose by John. What is his purpose in doing so?
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What were Jesus' hair and beard like? [closed]

Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. Leviticus 19:27 They shall not make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make ...
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The text says that the Word is in the beginning at John 1:1 but God is not said to be in the beginning. Is there grammatical evidence that God was?

The text says that the Word is in the beginning at John 1:1 but God is not said to be in the beginning. Is there grammatical evidence that God was? We also find that the Son is the beginning at ...
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When was Jesus ‘in God’s form’? Philippians 2:6

It is clear from the text that Jesus had a form of God prior to incarnation as per v7 “who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:...
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Which Hebrew scriptures did Jesus point out to two Emmaus believers in Luke 24:27?

Luke 24:27 Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
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How could the Devil test Jesus in the third test?

In Matthew 4 (The Message) For the third test, the Devil took him to the peak of a huge mountain. He gestured expansively, pointing out all the earth’s kingdoms, how glorious they all were. Then he ...
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How was Jesus tested by Devil in the first test?

In Matthew 4: Jesus prepared for the Test by fasting forty days and forty nights. That left him, of course, in a state of extreme hunger, which the Devil took advantage of in the first test: “Since ...
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When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18:8b However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" Was Jesus being pessimistic when he said that? How would you answer this question from Jesus?
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What is the significance of using water in Jesus's first miracle?

Jesus's first miracle John 2 When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine”...Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with ...
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Was Jesus 'born again'? If so, when?

Rom 8:29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren Col 1:15 ...the firstborn over all creation....

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