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

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Different judgment in John 8:15 and 8:26?

In John 8:15 Jesus says he is “not judging anyone,” but in 8:26 he says “I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you.” Is there a contradiction between these two phrases, spoken to the ...
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What does “seek” mean in John 8:21?

John 8:21 (NASB): Then he said again to them, “I go away, and you will seek Me, and you will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.” What does “seek” mean in this context? Is Jesus ...
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What does “fruit” in Mat 12:33 refer to?

I used to think that Mat 12:33 talks about how we discern false teachers: by examining his deeds/works. Either assume the tree to be good as well as its fruit good, or assume the tree to be bad as ...
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According to Mark 14:68 the first rooster crowed after Peter's first denial, wasn't it supposed to crow after his third denial?

According to Mark 14:30 before the rooster crows twice Peter would deny Jesus three times: Mark 14:30 And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you ...
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What is the 'death' Jesus was saved from? Heb 5:7 [duplicate]

During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. ...
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How is it possible for Jesus to be quoted in the NT during moments of solitude (Gethsemane) or away from the disciples (Nicodemus, Pilate etc.)?

John 3 - Jesus teaches Nicodemus John 4 - Woman @ the Well John 17 - Jesus prays for his disciples + Believers John 18 - Jesus and Pilate Jesus' temptation(s) in the wilderness by Satan (in Matt. 4 &...
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How might we understand Jesus “not entrusting Himself” to those around Him (John 2:23-25)?

From the 2nd chapter of the Gospel of John we read: John 2:23-25: "Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was ...
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Why did Jesus go to Galilee from Judea when John was arrested if Herod Antipas was the tetrach of those regions. Matthew 4:12

My Bible has footnotes and in the footnote for Matthew chapter 4:12 it says: John had been arrested by Herod Antipas (see 14:1-12) Antipas was tetrarch of Galilee and Perea, where John was probably ...
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How can we prove or otherwise that some of the dead rose from their tombs at the point of Jesus' death? [Mt 27:52] [duplicate]

When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He yielded up His spirit. At that moment the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. The tombs ...
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Was Jesus educated, uneducated, or merely not educated by a rabbi of the Pharisaical sect?

“The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?”” ‭‭John‬ ‭7:15‬ ‭ We know that there were multiples sects at the time of Jesus’ incarnate life....
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Were Jesus and Zacchaeus previously acquainted?

In the historical account of Zacchaeus it is interesting to note the details surrounding the interactions between Zacchaeus and Jesus. The location was in Jericho on the way to Jerusalem: “He entered ...
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Did Jesus’ family move up the economic social ladder?

Under the old covenant a woman who had given birth was required to offer a sacrifice. This sacrifice could also determine how well to do or not so well to do she was “and he shall offer it before the ...
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Did Jesus pay to reserve the upper room?

“and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished ...
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What does Jesus mean with “Come unto me”?

In Matthew 11:28 one reads Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. What does "Come unto me" mean in this context? Other relevant questions on this ...
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What does one need to “work for” in regards to eternal life in John 6:27?

John 6:27 (NASB): Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal. Jesus ...
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Eph. 2:6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus

We know that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God. In Eph.2:6 it says that we, believers of Christ, made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Does it mean we are also sitting ...
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Was Jesus rich or poor? Matthew 2:11 vs. Matthew 8:19-20

Matthew 2:10-11 (ESV): 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. ...
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How did John the Baptist claim Jesus was the Lamb of God before being confirmed with the Holy Spirit descending on him

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is ...
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Does Joshua leading the Israelites across the Jordan (Jos. 3:14-17) parallel our lives in Christ?

There are at least two points that seem relevant: I. The similarity in the names: Joshua, or Jehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ Yəhōšūaʿ), and Jesus appear identical when we consider that they both reduce ...
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When was Jesus rich? 2 Corinthian 8:9

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭8:9‬ ‭ This either means ...
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Is there symbolic or interpretive significance to Pilate addressing Christ as “the Man,” “Christ,” and “King”?

Pilate addressed Jesus using at least the three appellations: "the Man," "Christ," and "King." Here are the relevant passages (there are others): Matthew 27:17b: “[...
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John 1:9 - has one Person been the 'light of the world' since the world's inception?

ην το φως το αληθινον ο φωτιζει παντα ανθρωπον ερχομενον εις τον κοσμον [John 1:9 TR, undisputed.] This answer explains that ἐρχόμενον is accusative masculine singular see Biblehub Interlinear and ...
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Did Pilate say I call Jesus Christ?

In Matthew 27:17 & 22, Pilate makes the statement "Jesus called the Christ". The Greek word for "called" used here is legomenon, which according to Strong's #3004 means "...
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Who is Jesus talking to?

Who was Jesus talk to in Matthew 20:18-20? Talking to us today or just the living apostles at that time ? Explain Your answer so I will know what yall are meaning.
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Why does God order the murder of men, women and children in Ezekiel 9:6-7? [closed]

Three days ago I was doing a bible study with my friend and I came across Ezekiel 9:6-7, where God orders the slaughter of men, women and children, as a somewhat new Christian I was obviously ...
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What is the connection between the two phrases in Luke 7?

For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under myself; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” Now ...
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Does prayer, itself, deter temptation (Matthew 26:41)?

γρηγορειτε και προσευχεσθε ινα μη εισελθητε εις πειρασμον [TR, undisputed] Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation [Matthew 26:41 KJV] One could add punctuation and say 'Watch, and pray ...
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Is Paul saying that Jesus is God over all? [duplicate]

What does the original Greek text say? The verse in context is Romans 9:5 Jesus is messiah + supreme + God ERV ~ They are the descendants of our great fathers, and they are the earthly family of the ...
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Is the order of Identities in Isaiah 9:6 significant?

Isaiah 9:6: For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called (1)Wonderful Counselor, (2)Mighty God, (3)Eternal ...
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How to reconcile Matthew 24:36 and Revelation 22:12a?

Matthew 24:36 But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Revelation 22:12a Look, I am coming soon! We know that Christ will return ...
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What does it mean to be “equal with God” in John 5:18?

John 5:18 (ESV): 18 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 equal with ...
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Why the use of “hear” instead of “believe” in John 5:25?

John 5:25 NASB: Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. Why the use of “hear” at the end of this ...
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Is Isaiah 50:6 literally fulfilled in Jesus?

Isaiah 50:6 I offered My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who tore out My beard. I did not hide My face from scorn and spittle. Was this literally fulfilled in Jesus?
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Did Jesus deny equality with God in John 5:19 in an attempt to clarify the Christological misunderstanding of the Jews who wanted to kill him?

John 5:18-19 (ESV) 18 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 equal with ...
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John 19:5 Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man?

John 19:5 English Standard Version So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man? Luke ...
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did Jesus come to bring peace?

Did Jesus really come to bring peace or is there a contradiction? We have; Matthew 5:38–39 “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a ...
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What's the difference between these verses regarding “God was with him”?

And the patriarchs, having envied Joseph, sold him into Egypt. But God was with him. Acts 7:9 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how Jesus went around doing good ...
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Why did Jesus not appear after resurrection to the Pharisees and Scribes?

Came across this verse that seems to point to why Jesus did not(was not to) show himself to the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law. But then I have this question, why did Jesus say this? Did he not ...
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What is meant by “secret” in John 18 20?

During the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin: John 18:19 [NIV] ~ Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 20 “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus ...
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Parable of the unjust steward - is Jesus teaching people to follow this example or to NOT be like this? What is meant by His comments on wisdom?

The parable of the unjust steward records that a steward/manager was to be fired. He proceeded to reduce the debts owed by debtors to his master, and he was commended for this. This has long been a ...
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Why does Jesus use Blood as a symbol of life (in him) when G-d clearly told us not to consume blood

Why did Jesus choose blood as a symbolic way of saying that there is life in his blood? Tanakh clearly says that blood is life and no one should consume it. I know it is very symbolic but yet why ...
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Who will judge the nations? Jesus or the Father?

Who is the judge of the nations? “For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the ...
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Does physical birth in amniotic fluid parallel the spiritual rebirth of John 3:4-5? [closed]

In John's Gospel we read: John 3:4-5: "Nicodemus said to Him, 'How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?' Jesus answered, '...
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I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me

Jesus says in John 14:6 that no one can come to the Father except through him. John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ...
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In Matthew 15:26 who are the children, the dogs and what is the bread?

“And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:26‬ ‭ And in context why would the children need the bread that the dogs are asking ...
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In John 4, why does Jesus say he was not honored in his own country yet he was welcomed?

“For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for ...
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How did Yahshua/Jesus observe the Sabbath? [closed]

Peace, Blessings, and Divine Love. Being how Christ was ethnically a Hebrew, being an Israelite from the tribe of Judah, he observed the teachings/laws of Moses. Numerous times he was able to ...
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In what sense did Jesus “see the Father doing”? John 5:19

John 5:16-20 (ESV): 16 And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am ...
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Is Jesus from the line of David?

I have been reading the New Testament in more depth for the last 3 years and am seeing a lot of discrepancies in the texts. I am feeling a bit deceived that all these years I have been told lies. ...
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Why would the speaker in Rev 21 not be considered Jesus?

I have a NIV Schofield Bible with red letters for the voice of Jesus. Rev 21:5-8 does not have red letters (emphasis mine) 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then ...

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