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

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Does anything about the disciples’ position with God change now that they are Christ’s and not just the Father’s?

John 17:6 (NASB) I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Does anything about the disciples’ ...
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What was the Samaritan concept of God?

The conversation between the Samaritan woman at the well and Jesus went like this: Woman: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in ...
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Jesus 'became' a life-giving spirit. 1 Cor 15:45

... “The first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam a life-giving spirit. BSB ... The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. ASV ... The first man ...
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What does it mean for the Father to “give” people to Jesus?

John 17:2 (NASB) even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. What does the Father giving people to Jesus (so that Jesus may, in turn,...
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Is using Jn 1:3 and Col 1:16 to declare Jesus the creator going a bit beyond what these passages actually say?

The scriptures in question read in the Young's Literal Translation: John 1:3 all things through him did happen, and without him happened not even one thing that hath happened. Colossians 1:16 ...
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In Luke 11:42–43 did Jesus have Micah 6:8 in mind?

See the matching with [A], [B], and [C]. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice [A] and the love of God [B]. These you ought to have done, without ...
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No broken bones - spiritual or physical?

Disclaimer This question is BY NO MEANS questioning the accuracy of the scripture, rather a question about the prophecy in 'Psalms 34:20' was fulfilled in a physical manner by Jesus. A conclusion can ...
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What does John 7:17 teach us about Jesus' relationship with God?

Therefore Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not of myself, but of the One having sent me. If anyone desires to do His (God's) will, he will know concerning the teaching, whether it is from ...
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Which Hebrew word does Jesus use for "hell"?

Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. When Jesus speaks this to the live audience, which Hebrew word does Jesus use for ...
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Is what Christ said to God in Heb 10:5-9 mentioned in one of the 4 gospels or any other place in the NT?

In Heb 10:5-9 (ESV) Christ was recorded as saying the following to God, quoting Ps 40:6-8 (but matches better with Septuagint translation) 5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “...
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Who is the Revelation of Yeshua given to (i.e. the Book of Revelation)?

In the Book of Revelation we have the following opening statement: 1:1 Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ ὁ θεός δεῖξαι τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ ἃ δεῖ γενέσθαι ἐν τάχει καὶ ἐσήμανεν ἀποστείλας διὰ τοῦ ...
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Did John expect his readers to catch the mistakes Jews made relating to Jesus and his teachings?

The Jews said the Christ is to come from Bethlehem in John 7:42, not knowing that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” 41 ...
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What's up with the seeming catch-22 of John 6:65 and John 14:6?

John 6:65 and John 14:6 together seems to imply some catch-22. The only place in the entire internet that asks or addresses this that I've found thus far is this reddit post: John 6:65 and John 14:6 ...
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Why does Jesus not allow some people who consider themselves good Christians (recognizing him as Lord and even doing works in his name) into heaven?

Some of the most chilling passages in the Gospels refer to people who thought they were saved and then hear the shocking words of the One they assumed was their Lord, telling them he does not know ...
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How are the disciples clean through Jesus’s word?

John 15:3 (NASB) You are already clean because of the word which I have spoke to you. The cleanliness here refers to Jesus speaking about branches being cleaned (pruned) to bear more fruit in verse ...
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Should Luke 2:11 be understood prophetically

Luke 2:11 says, Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. The verse declares Jesus to be the Savior, but at that point, he hadn't yet saved us, ...
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Did God the Father raise Christ from death (Acts 2:24), or did He have the power and ability to do that Himself (Jn. 10:18)?

With regard to His death and resurrection, Jesus stated (the Gospel of John): John 10:18, NASB: "No one has taken [My life] away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority ...
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How did Christ's words in John 7:32-34 prevent the officers from arresting Him (Jn. 7:45-46)?

In the Gospel of John, we read: John 7:32-34: "The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize Him. 33Therefore ...
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What is the best translation of the participles in the Great Commission, Matt. 28:19-20?

All the verbs in the Great Commission are participles except for μαθητεύσατε ("make disciples). For example, πορευθέντες (going) is often translated as an imperative although it is a participle. ...
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When did Jesus the Nazarene as King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37) fulfill the requirement for Melakim (Kings) of Yisrael from Deuteronomy 17:18?

If Deuteronomy 17:18 was the Law required for all Melakim (Kings) of Yisrael stating: "When he is seated on his royal throne, he shall have a copy of this Torah written for him on a scroll by the ...
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What did Jesus overcome? Rev 3:21

The one overcoming, I will give to him to sit with me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne. A couple seem dismissive of this with, just as I was victorious NIV, ...
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What does it mean for God to glorify Jesus in Himself?

John 13:32 (NASB): if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately. What does it mean for God to glorify Jesus in Himself? Is this glorification ...
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Who (or what) held dominion over Jesus? Rom 6:9

For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again; death no longer has dominion over Him. BSB ESV NKJ death no longer is master over Him. NASB, NIV, (has mastery) NET death ...
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How is the Sermon on the Mount, Matt. 5:17-20 in particular, consistent with grace?

The Sermon on the Mount stressed keeping the Law at an even higher level than the Pharisees, who were stricter about keeping the Law that most of the Jews. The Sermon on the Mount pushed keeping the ...
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What does it mean that "it pleased the Father" for "all the fullness" to dwell in Jesus (Colossians 1:19, NKJV)?

Colossians 1:19 states (NKJV): For it pleased [the Father that] in Him all the fullness should dwell. Now, the New King James Version supplies "the Father," but to my knowledge, most ...
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If Paul says Jesus is Joel's YHVH in [Romans 10:13] and John says Jesus is Elohim of Genesis [John 1:3], Jesus continues to create evil [Isaiah 45:7]? [closed]

Since Jesus is Yoel's YHVH to Paul : [Romans 10:13] " For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved. " - referencing Yoel 3:5 (MT) | Joel 2:32 (KJV), And Jesus is the ...
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Why the added 'rise up' in Mark 3:26

Mark 3:24-26 says: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and ...
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How are the two references to 'firstborn' connected?

From Colossians 1:15-18 we read (BLB) He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, because in him were created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the ...
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What could have caused the water of Jerusalem’s pool of Bethzatha to be “stirred up”? John 5:1-7

Many people of Jerusalem in Jesus’ day thought that the pool of Bethzatha had healing powers when its water was “stirred up.” (John 5:1-7) As a result, people seeking a cure congregated at the site. ...
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What does washing of the feet symbolize in John 13:10?

John 13:10 (NASB) Jesus said to him, He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all. What spiritual reality/truth is Jesus getting at by ...
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Is Jesus called YHWH in Joel 2:32/Romans 10:13?

In Romans 10, Paul is discussing the Lord Jesus, and in verse 13, he writes (NKJV, emphasis mine): For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” The reason "LORD" is ...
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Why did Jesus say "in their law" (ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν) in John 15:25?

Jesus referred to his quote from Psalm 35:19 as "written in their Law" (ὁ ⸂ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν γεγραμμένος, NA28). Why did Jesus refer to the scriptures as their law instead of God's. But the ...
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Does Matthew 4:10 teach that only YHWH/Jehovah can be worshiped?

In Matthew 4, Satan shows Jesus "all the kingdoms of the world and their glory" (NKJV) and says that he'll give it all to Jesus if He would worship him (vv. 8-9). Jesus rejects this, saying, ...
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What "mighty works" was Sodom deprived of that would have prevented its destruction?

Jesus said, comparing Capernaum with Sodom: And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in ...
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What is this unity?

In John 17:20-23 (NASB) “I am not asking on behalf of these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that ...
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James converted before or after Jesus' resurection appearance?

In John 7:3-5 (NASB) 3 So His brothers said to Him, “Move on from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret when ...
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Matt 15:33 - Are the Disciples really this dense? What explains their inability to integrate the lesson from the recent feeding of the 5000? [closed]

Matthew 15:33-34 33 And the disciples said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?” 34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They ...
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Feeding 5000 plus women and children

I'm not questioning the multiplication of the loaves and fish. My question is the physical breaking and passing out of the food. Twelves guys passing out 5000 (10,000 counting women and kids?) would ...
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What is so special about Jesus' resurrection in light of other people rising from the dead?

How is the resurrection of Jesus, His rising from the dead, different than all the former dead saints who were seen alive in Matthew 27:52-53? Matthew 27:52-53 says: 'And the graves were opened and ...
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What is the name God gave Jesus? John 17:11

Holy Father, protect them by Your name, the name You gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. BLB Is it actually, literally a name or just an authority to use to accomplish God's work? EDIT: ...
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The Promised Messiah [closed]

Haggai 2:9 said that the glory of the latter temple would be greater than the former which was filled with The Holy Spirit. Also, Jacob’s last prophesy as his life ended, said Genesis 49:10 the ...
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What does Matthew 12:6 mean?

What does Matthew 12:6 mean? Is Jesus Christ referring to himself or 'something' else? I mean the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Matt 12:6 - But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.
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What is the meaning of this 'extra element' to saving? Heb 7:25

Heb 7:25 wherefore also He is able to save to the uttermost those drawing near to God through Him, always living for to intercede for them. BLB Therefore He is also able to save forever those who ...
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How did Jesus know that the Samaritan woman had had five husbands? John 4:16-19 [closed]

John 4:16-19 (ESV): 16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18 ...
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(John 14:5-9) Greek Article with Name "Jesus" (ὁ Ἰησοῦς)

I am trying to understand something about the Greek that I didn't learn in my intro class. As I understand in Hebrew, proper names never have the article (e.g. David, not "The David", ...
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What is the meaning of the "door of the sheep" analogy in John 10?

John 10:1, 10 NASB: Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber...The thief comes only to ...
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Are Luke 7:1-10 and John 4:46-54 describing the same historic event?

Both events relative to Capernaum while Jesus was travelling. In both cases it was remote healing. Both involve officials. However, there were many differences.
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Why does Jesus seek out Philip in John 1:43?

In John's Gospel, we read that Jesus sought Philip in Galilee: John 1:43-44: "The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, 'Follow Me.'” It seems ...
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What does it mean to be “of God” in John 8:47?

John 8:47: NASB He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear, because you are not of God. What does it mean to be “of God” in the context of this verse? Is Jesus implying ...
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Meaning of the Jews’ response in John 8:41?

John 8:41 (NASB) …They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” What was the intent/meaning behind these words? Did the Jews really view God as their Father, or was ...

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