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

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How do we know that the Bible is the word of God, and that those specific books are all that there is, no more and no less? [on hold]

It started with a few questions. Does God really want women to sit down and be quiet in church? Does he really condemn queer people, even after Jesus' death on the cross? Even though the Bible claims ...
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In Mark 15:44-45 why was Jesus' suffering so short?

Death by crucifixion often or usually took days to kill a man yet Jesus died in only 3 hours. Why was his ordeal so conspicuously short? Mar 15:44  And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and ...
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In Luke 18 why didn't Christ tell the rich young ruler to believe on Him for eternal life, as He had told many others in the Gospel of John?

John 3:14-15 KJV — And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. ...
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In 2 Timothy 4:14-15 did Paul love Alexander the coppersmith who did him great harm? [closed]

Matt. 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, What does this verse mean? What is the extent of it? Does it apply when 1) someone opposes our teaching? 2) ...
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How do 'usury', a 'table' and 'exchangers' relate to the Prototokos?

None of the answers to the duplicate linked in the recent question about 'Prototokos' covered the root word 'tokos' in their explanations. 'Tokos' is mentioned twice in scripture - by Matthew, 25:27, ...
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Based on the Greek word ‘prōtotokos’ in Colossians 1:13, does “firstborn” mean “first created”? [duplicate]

If Jesus was the first created, as some people claim, surely the Greek word ‘protoktistos’ would have been used instead – or is my information incorrect? I do not pretend to understand Greek and so I ...
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How should John 3:13 be understood in view of the OT statements about Enoch and Elijah?

How should John 3:13 be understood in view of the OT statements about Enoch and Elijah? John 3:13 states: No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven – the Son of ...
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In the New Testament, why is Jesus called Jesus, but Joshua is still called Joshua?

I know that Jesus is the transliteration of the Greek word for Joshua. Totally get that. Here's the question -- in Acts (and other places), another person named Joshua is mentioned, but he is ...
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In Romans 5:9 why does not say “all” but “many”? [duplicate]

“By one man’s disobedience many were made sinners” (Rom. 5:19). Why does not say "all" but "many"?
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What does 'only begotten of the Father' mean in John 1:14?

what might the differnce be between adam as the son of god and jesus and the only begotten son of god. taking into account that in genesis 1 adam was first made after the elohims' image and likeness ...
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Did the Magi follow a moving star or did they have two sightings in Matthew 2:2 and 2:9?

The Star of the King of the Jews ... Matthew 2:9 And, lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them and stood over where the young child was. [KJV] And lo, the star, that they did ...
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In Luke 11:35 how can light be darkness?

In Luke 11:35, Jesus says "See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness." In Matt 6:23 he says something similar. How can light be darkness? Is he saying that the illumination we think ...
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In Matthew 11:10 where does Matthew/Jesus get the reading “before *your* face”?

In Matthew 11:10 we read that Christ said of John the Baptist in reference to his role of heralding and preparing the way for Christ: Matthew 11:7-10 (DRB) 7 And when they went their way, Jesus ...
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Does Matthew 6 also include not disclosing ones status when queried during fasting?

Matthew 6:16-18 (KJV) 16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, ...
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The “but” in John 1:17

Why do many people paraphrase John 1:17 like "the law was from Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ"? There is no "but" in Greek, at least not in NA28. Is it some kind of bias? For me there ...
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What is the emphasis of καταμόνας, katamonas. in Mark 4:10?

And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. KJV - Mark 4:10 καταμόνας contains the feminine plural of μόνος (meaning 'alone') together with the prefix ...
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Did the disciples, the priests ,David with his men, and Yeshua (Jesus) sin by transgressing the Torah?

Matt 12:1-8, At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat. But when the Pharisees saw this, they ...
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In Matthew 12:24-31 what is the relationship between Jesus argument and Satan's nature as deceiver?

In Matthew 12:24-31, Jesus says: 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.” 25 And knowing their thoughts Jesus said ...
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What is the importance of the folded napkin in the empty tomb? [duplicate]

What is the importance of the folded napkin n the empty tomb? And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. John 20:7. TR.
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When did Jesus enter Jerusalem? Passover or Sukkot?

According to gospel of john and gospel of mark, Jesus entered Jerusalem a week before Passover. But the crowds were shouting "Hosanna" and waving with leafy palm tree leaves while jesus rode on the ...
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Has God ordained the divorce decree? [closed]

How did Jesus explain divorce with respect to Moses permitting it versus God's Law?
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What does ανωθεν mean in John 19:23?

In John 19:23, John writes εκ των ανωθεν (translated 'from the top' by KJV) in relation to Jesus' garment for which soldiers gambled. των is genitive, since that is what the preposition εκ requires. ...
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What does ανωθεν mean in John 3:3? [duplicate]

EDIT : I appreciate that there may be some overlap with another question but I am seeking a definitive answer regarding the word ανωθεν and I cannot accept that it means 'again' in one place and 'from ...
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Is the KJV wording holy 'thing' wrong in Luke 1:35?

Luke states the following in 1:35 : και το γεννωμενον αγιον κληθησεται υιος θεου also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God [KJV] Note : My question ...
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In Luke 19:45-48 why didn't temple guards immediately arrest Jesus while he was “cleansing the temple”?

The Roman soldiers and the temple guards didn't pin Jesus to the ground on the site but waited for a week to arrest him. Since Jesus did quite a crime in the eyes of the chief priests and there was a ...
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In Luke 15,1-7 is the shepherd in the parable equated to the Pharisees and the scribes?

ΚΑΤΑ ΛΟΥΚΑΝ 15,1 Ἦσαν δὲ αὐτῷ ἐγγίζοντες πάντες οἱ τελῶναι καὶ οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀκούειν αὐτοῦ. 2 καὶ διεγόγγυζον οἵ τε Φαρισαῖοι καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς λέγοντες ὅτι οὗτος ἁμαρτωλοὺς προσδέχεται καὶ συνεσθίει ...
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In what way was Jesus Crucifixion a stumbling block for the Jews? (1 Corinthians 1:23)

1 Corinthians 1:22-23 (NRSV) 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, In what way was ...
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Does immediately mean immediately as we understand it

When Jesus called His disciples and the word says they left "immediately" Matt 4:22, did they actually drop everything "immediately" as we think in the west, or was there some type of cultural ...
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In Matthew 4:22 does “immediately” mean the disciples left without saying goodbye?

When Jesus called His disciples and the word says they left "immediately" Matt 4:22, did they actually drop everything "immediately" as we think in the west, or was there some type of cultural ...
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In Mark 10:18 are there linguistic clues on how Jesus' response to the rich young ruler is to be interpreted?

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. This can either be interpreted as confirming or disconfirming Christ's divinity. Are there any cues from ...
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Where did Jesus family find the money to enable them to travel to Egypt? (Matthew 2:13-15)

Matthew 2:13-15 NRSV 13" Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until ...
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Was Joseph, husband of Mary, an architect or carpenter?

In historian Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn's book, Leftism: from de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse (page 112), he says that: As for the "Son of the carpenter," we should know that tekton in Greek ...
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Why did John object to baptizing Jesus? (Matthew 3:13-15)

Matthew 3:13-15 (NRSV) 13 "Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to ...
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Is Jesus denying his deity in John 10?

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, ...
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Are there any linguistic (especially Greek) cues on how Mark 10:18 is to be interpreted?

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. This can either be interpreted as confirming or disconfirming Christ's divinity. Are there any cues from ...
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Does John 17:22 imply the Father and Son do not share an special/eternal/divine relationship as the trinity claims? [closed]

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: - John 17:22 KJV I'm a bit confused about this verse debating my Muslim friend, as he claims this ...
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What are the spoils that Jesus will divide with the strong, and who are the strong? Isaiah 53:12

Isaiah 53:12 (NIV) Therefore I [God] will give him [Jesus] a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[b]because he poured out his life unto death, and was ...
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Is Jesus calling himself God? Luke 8:39

After Christ healed the man possessed by the legion of devils, the man desired to travel with Christ and sought to always be with him. But Jesus answered by saying :  Luke 8:39 (KJV) "Return ...
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Did God forbid Moses from entering the Promised Land because of his divorce and remarriage concession he made?

Jesus tells us that it was not Gods will for there to be divorce and remarriage (and it's still the case to day)... Moses was the one that brought it in as a concession due to the hardness of men's ...
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Why did Jesus praise God for hiding teachings from wise and learned people?

Matthew 11:25-26 (NIV) is as follows: 25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them ...
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Why were the most important women in the ministry of Jesus named Mary [closed]

So many times in the gospels, you see a woman who is important in the life of Jesus and her name is called Mary. a). When he came out of a belly, the first woman that saw him was Mary his mother ...
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In Mark 6:3 how does Jesus's profession as a carpenter relate with messianic prophecy? [closed]

NIV Mark 6:3 Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. 1) Noah built a ...
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Relationship Jn13:34, Dt6:5 and Lev19:18? [closed]

ETA: Dumb question can this be answered without regard to denominations? I forgot about denominations when I moved from Christianity stackexchange... Do we have [commandment in first verse] if and ...
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Who is the angel in Revelation 11:1-8?

I am reading through Revelation again, in the NKJV. I recently read chapter 11, and something stood out at me that I have never seen before. I want to ask about it, hence this post. Revelation 11:1-8 ...
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How was Jesus 'alone' and the woman 'in the midst' in John 8:9?

In John 8:9 the company left the building, starting at the eldest unto the last. There were two left in the building, or room - Jesus and the woman. John then records that : Jesus was left alone ...
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In Mark 5:30 did Jesus say “who touched my clothes” or “who grabbed my clothes”?

Compare the word translated as touch in the two examples below: Mark 5:30 (KJV) 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and ...
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How hath this one known letters - not having learned?

The Jews marvelled at the feast, John 7:15, and asked: How hath this one known letters - not having learned? [Young's Literal] Πως ουτος γραμματα οιδεν μη μεμαθηκως [EGNT, Stephens 1550] How,...
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In Matthew 16:6-12, what does Jesus mean when he says, “beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees”?

Matthew 16:6-12 (NKJV) 6Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” 7And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have ...
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In John 6, why did Jesus use a following participle in v.51, and a preceding in v.57?

ειμι ο αρτος ο ζων ο εκ του ουπανου καταβας (John 6:51 [TR]) ο ζων πατερ (John 6:57 [TR]) ζων is the participle of ζαο, to live. The participle, coming after the noun, is preceded by the ...
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Apostles' Tribe Connections [closed]

Is there any indication of which tribe each Apostle came from? The Twelve are identified by Jesus in Luke 6:12-16 and Matthew 10:1-4: And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them ...