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

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How do scholars reconcile Acts 4:12 with Mtt 1:23?

We hear St Peter testifying before the Sadducees , of the authority under which he had healed a lame man, in Acts 4:10-12: ....by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom ...
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Is Jesus specifically talking about giving to our Enemies? Matthew 5:23

"38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him ...
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What is the reason for the difference between Eloi and Eli?

Mark 15:34, And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46, And about ...
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What points to Jesus in the Pentateuch? [closed]

A few years ago I came upon an idea that different things/persons points to Jesus in the Pentateuch. For example, in Genesis → Joseph; in Exodus → the Passover lamb; in Leviticus → goat for Azazel; ...
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What does It mean to be "clothed with Christ"?

I don't fully grasp the concept of "clothing yourselves with Christ". Galatians 3:26-29 NASB 26 For you are all sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you ...
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In Luke 24:31, is there a biblical or symbolic interpretation for Jesus vanishing after being recognized?

Luke 24:13-35 says, That same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. And as ...
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Does Isaiah 66:21 contradict Jesus as High priest?

"And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the Lord, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, ...
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Why did Jesus say He wouldn’t drink of the vine when it seems like He did?

Jesus said, according to scripture: Matthew 26:29 NKJV 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

Jesus taught that all believers who receive him will not be judged as they have already passed from death to life. John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who ...
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What is the linguistic or scriptural background of Jesus using cup in Matthew 26:39?

Here are some scriptural references (quotes from ESV). The cup seems to refer often to one's portion of God's will. Any incites on the use of the term cup. And going a little farther he fell on his ...
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Heb 1:1-2 Didn't he also speak to us through His Angels?

Given the topics covered in Hebrews chapter 1, when, in verse one, it says "Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the..." I expected the following word to be '...
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What was the reason for Jesus being presented with a second offer of wine shortly before his death?

The first offer is recorded in Mark 15:23 23 Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it. The second offer is in verse 36: 36 Then someone ran and filled a sponge ...
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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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Did Judas realize his sin at the moment of the kiss?

In my studies of the Gospel of Mark, I’ve stumbled upon an interesting differentiation in the words used for “kiss” as found in Mark 14:44-45. The sign that Judas was to use to allow the captors to ...
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Does "Taken up" imply an Agent's involvement? Angel? or God?

Taken Up Several times in the New Testament the phrase taken up (although one word in the Greek) is used to refer to one's death, and especially of Jesus's Ascension (since He was no longer dead, His &...
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When Zacchaeus was granted Salvation by Jesus is this equivalent to "Being Born Again?" John 3:6

Zacchaeus was granted salvation by the Messiah Jesus himself according to Luke 19:9. This incident occurred before Jesus died for the salvation of the human race. Luke 19:9 KJV And Jesus said unto ...
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Does the wording ' lifted up from the earth' have a deeper meaning?

We hear Jesus saying in Jn 12:32-33. (KJV): 32.And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.33. This he said, signifying what death he should die. If Verse 32 is read in ...
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Did Pontius Pilate believe that Jesus was the king of the Jews?

John 19:14-15 NIV 14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews. 15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”. ...
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Did Jesus want John to reference Isaiah 35:4-6, and recognize the miracles as proof of His divinity?

Miracle Working "God" John was near the end of his life, siting nervously in Herod's prison. He was wondering if he had made a mistake in seeing Jesus as the one he was to be the "...
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Was St Joseph alive during the initial stages of Jesus' public life?

Traditions have it that St.Joseph was no more when Jesus started his public life at the age of thirty. But then, we see the people of Jesus' hometown commenting , in Mtt 13: 54- 55 (KJV) And when he ...
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Was Simon of Cyrene an accidental choice?

We read in Mark 15:21, of an incident in the Passion of Jesus: A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him ...
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Why did Jesus send the man born blind to the pool of Siloam?

When Jesus healed the man born blind in John 9, he sent him to the pool of Siloam: 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth... 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ...
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What is the deeper significance of the seamless coat of Jesus?

We read in Jn 19:23-24 (KJV): Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, ...
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For John 1:18, which of these four translations come closest to the original Greek?

No man has ever seen God, unless the only begotten Son, who is at the Father’s side, reveals him. No man has ever seen God, but the only begotten Son, who is at the Father’s side, has revealed him. ...
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Should Revelation 1:18 be translated, "I have the keys of Death and the Grave", or, "I have the keys of Death and Hades"?

Revelation 1:18 NKJV translation: I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Death and of Hades. Revelation 1:18 proposal translation: I am ...
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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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Who does God prepare the praise for in Matthew 21:16/Psalm 8:2

When Jesus quotes Psalm 8:2(LXX) in Matthew 21:16(ESV) “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” The greek word used for "prepared" is Κατηρτίσω. Who is ...
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Was Jesus's mentioning of the "Killing of the heir" a reference to Himself in foreknowledge?

Heir In other New Testament passages, Jesus is referred to as an heir, and the receiver of an inheritance: ...in these last days God has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, ...
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If the Good Samaritan represents Jesus as many Church Fathers claimed, what does Luke 10:35 mean?

If the Good Samaritan represents Jesus as many Church Fathers claimed, see Is Jesus the Good Samaritan? , what does Luke 10:35 mean? And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the ...
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Why did Jesus choose to perform his first miracle at the wedding in Cana by turning water into wine?

John 2:1-11 NKJV 2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out ...
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In Philippians 2:6, is this controversial proposal a viable translation? [closed]

Philippians 2:5-6 as rendered in the ESV translation: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing ...
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Heaven and Earth are the work of whose hands according to Psalm 8:6 Hebrews 1:10-13; 2:5-8?

Hebrews 1:10-13; 2:5-8 YLT and, 'Thou, at the beginning, Lord, the earth didst found, and a work of thy hands are the heavens; these shall perish, and Thou dost remain, and all, as a garment, shall ...
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Why does God the Father need to anoint Jesus with His Spirit if Jesus is fully God?

Isaiah 42:1-4 referenced again in Matthew 12:18. Similar to the descending of God’s Spirit on Jesus at his baptism (Matthew 3). I don’t understand how to explain this in alignment with the Trinity ...
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Why do we follow Jesus blood line through his father? When he did not physically come from Joseph?

If Jesus wasn’t the actual son of Jospeh. We don’t follow Mary’s blood line.
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Why does Jesus change the "me" to "you" in Matthew 11:10

In Matthew 11:10 (ESV): “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ In Malachi 3:1 (ESV): “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. ...
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Can John 21:15–17 be translated to distinguish Agape and Phileo?

Here’s the text with both Greek words agape and phileo which are normally translated as “love” shown in parenthesis: When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do ...
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Is defilement the reason why Jesus advised Mary to not touch him? John 20:17

John 20:17 Literal Standard Version, Jesus says to her, “Do not be touching Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; and be going on to My brothers, and say to them, I ascend to My Father and ...
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Luke's Crucified Prisoners

Why is Luke the only person (to my knowledge) that states what the 2 prisoners crucified with Jesus did and said? Luke 23:39-42 - One of the criminals who hung there heaped abuse on Him. “Are You not ...
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Did Jesus know where Lazarus was laid or did he not know? [duplicate]

John 11:34 “Where have you laid him?” They say to Him, “Lord, come and see” Lazarus was buried in a tomb, which was the practice for those who could afford one. The tomb would have a slab where the ...
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Why did Jesus ask where Lazarus was laid?

John 11:34: “Where have you laid him?” They say to Him, “Lord, come and see” Lazarus was buried in a tomb, which was the practice for those who could afford one. The tomb would have a slab where the ...
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Does Matthew 11:12 say that the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence or eagerness?

Most current translations say: From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent are forcefully taking it. But could the Greek be actually ...
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Who is the kingdom of God being taken away from in Matthew 21:43?

Matthew 21:43 (ESV): Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. At first glance I would assume he ment the entire nation if ...
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What was the intent of Jesus' question : " Who touched me "?

We read in Lk 8:42-46: As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years,but no one could heal her. She came up behind ...
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Is this the same place referred in these Scriptures? If so, what is its significance?

Exodus 19:20 :- “Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.” Matthew 17:1:- “Now after six days ...
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Was the Father's will always subordinate to the Son's will?

Matthew 26:42-43 King James Version He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he came and ...
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Luke 4 - how does he know that Jesus read the Isaiah scrolls?

How would Luke know about Jesus reading the Isaiah scrolls and confirming “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”? Why does Matthew 13 or Mark 16 not mention this when talking about the ...
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In Luke 1:76, does the term "Most High" refer to Jesus?

John 3:31 New International Version The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is ...
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Is there a theological distinction between Jesus' life on Earth and the eternal life that he grants to the sheep?

John 10:15, ESV As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. This verse is part of a passage where Jesus uses the metaphor of a shepherd and his sheep to ...
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JESUS and the Old Covenant [closed]

This is my first question. I’m not trying to rock the boat. I believe what the New Covenant says about God’s name. The New Covenant says there is ONE NAME. The New Covenant doesn’t say there are two, ...
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Should we honor Jesus or not?

In John 5:23 (NIV): that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him. But in the same chapter John 5:41 (NIV): I do ...
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