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

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What is 'arrayed' more gloriously in a lily, than in all of that in which Solomon was arrayed?

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. [Matthew 6:28,29 KJV....
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In Matthew 21:17, why does Jesus leave Jerusalem and go to Bethany?

In Matt. 21:17 and Matt. 26:30 we’re told that Jesus left the city at night. Why would Jesus leave Jerusalem and sleep elsewhere? Why didn’t He just sleep in Jerusalem ? [Mat 21:17 NLT] (17) Then ...
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What does in the bosom of the Father mean? [duplicate]

So if a person is close to you, in your bosom (on your chest), then he is a unique Son? Why Son? John was close to Christ, on his bosom. Was he then called the only begotten of Christ?
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In Luke 18:36-37, why does the blind man say “Son of David” instead of “Jesus of Nazareth”?

In Luke 18:36-37 [NASB]: Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have ...
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What was Jesus asking and answering the teachers at the temple?

I have often thought about the exchange that passed between Jesus and the doctors at the temple in Jerusalem. It looks like Jesus was asking questions that were so perspicacious as to astonish the ...
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What is the power of Christ (2 Cor 12:9)

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon ...
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When Jesus said to Peter” Satan hath desired to have you…” what did he mean (Lk 22:31-34)

The famous passage spoken by Jesus unto Peter reads: “Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, ...
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“He who has ears to hear”, what does this mean exactly?

Jesus uses this expression in the synoptic gospels and also post incarnation in the book of Revelation. Matt 11:15, 13:9,43, Mark 4:9,23, Luke 8:8, 14:35, Revelation 2:7,11,17,29, 3:6,13,22, 13:9 ...
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In Malachi 3:3 when God says, “He will purify the Levites” was this fulfilled at the cross?

“Like a refiner of silver he will sit and closely watch as the dross is burned away. He will purify the Levites, the ministers of God, refining them like gold or silver, so that they will do their ...
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What caused the switch in the preaching parameters? Luke 22:35-36

Initially Jesus commands his twelve disciples to preach the kingdom of God, but with very particular instructions (which later He reverses). “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave ...
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What does Jesus appeared in “different form” means in Mark 16:12?

Mark narrates that Jesus appeared in different form in Mark 16:12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. Luke narrates that disciples ...
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Why did Jesus say that Jairus’s daughter wasn’t dead?

Luke 8: 41Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. ...
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What does “no one” and “God” refer to in John 1:18?

What does "no one" and "God" refer to in John 1:18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. ( ESV ) ? The interlinear bible says No one means ...
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When did God say “let all the angels of God worship him” as stated in Hebrews 1:6?

When did God say "let all the angels of God worship him" as stated in Hebrews 1:6? Hebrews 1:6 (KJV): And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the ...
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What does it mean when God says that he desires mercy and not sacrifice according Hosea 6:6

Jesus was asked in Matthew 9:13 about why he was eating with sinners. His response to the Pharisees was to ask them to go and learn about the meaning of Hosea 6:6 ("I desire mercy and not sacrifice..."...
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Why did the Jews refuse to have dealings with the Samaritans? John 4:9

John 4:9 (NASB) "Therefore the Samaritan woman *said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
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In Mark 5:42 to whom did Christ give the order not to publish about the resurrected girl?

After raising the little girl from the dead Christ goes on to give a charge that know one should know about this incident Mark 5:42 NASB 42 Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she ...
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How can Jesus say that Jews are the children of the devil (John 8:44) and provide salvation (John 4:22)?

In the Gospel of John there are conflicting descriptions of the Jews. For example: How can Jews be both the children of the devil (John 8:44) and provide salvation (John 4:22)?: [Jhn 8:44 ASV] (44) ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase 'only true God' in John 17:3?

In John 17:3, Jesus addressed the Father as 'the only true God'' which semantically means that no one else is true God except the Father. However, Jesus is also addressed as ''God'' in the same gospel ...
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Does θεός in John 1:1, John 1:18, John 10:33 and John 20:28 have the same meaning?

The following passages from John's gospel had identified Jesus as θεός and I had observed that various theological deductions favored either a High Christology or Low Christology in interpreting them....
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Why did Judas express remorse only after he saw that Jesus was condemned?

Related: In what sense did Judas betray Jesus? Very related: Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed? From Matthew 26:14-16: Then ...
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Why did the High Priests pay Judas? Why not just get someone else?

Very closely related: In what sense did Judas betray Jesus? Matthew 26:14-16: Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to ...
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When did Jesus say something similar to this?

I dont have a bible, I do however listen to it while I drive long distances for work and I was trying to find the verse online where he said something along the lines of 'in those days, they will turn(...
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Why did Jesus withdraw after hearing that John had been killed?

Matthew 14 mentions the execution of John the Baptist. Following this, in verse 13, When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Why did Jesus do that? ...
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Is Luke 12:35-40 a parallel of Matthew 25:1-13?

Luke 12:35-40 NASB 35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they ...
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How did Jesus appear to his disciples after resurrection?

If we look at Luke 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have. So clearly, Jesus was in his flesh body. But ...
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What were the disciples expecting Jesus to do when He calmed the sea?

From Matthew 8: 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The ...
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How does Paul say Christ was first seen by Cephas then the twelve in 1 Corinthians 15:5?

1 Corinthians 15:5 NASB 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. In all the narratives of four evangelists there seem to be no record of Christ meeting Cephas then the twelve after ...
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Jesus said to take Communion. Is partaking of Communion a requirement for eternal life or is it optional for Believers?

Would those hearing Jesus' words concerning communion have considered them as a commandment? Did the 1st century Christian church consider taking communion a requirement for eternal life? John 6:53-...
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What does the word 'worthy' mean in Matthew 10:11?

Matthew 10:11 NASB 11 And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay [m]at his house until you leave that city. What does this word refer to in the above text?
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Why did Jesus delay four days in going to the tomb of Lazarus?

The event of Lazarus death is recorded in John chapter 11. In verse 6 we read that he stayed two days where he was, after learning of his death. "So when He heard that he was sick, He remained ...
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From what tribe did Jesus come?

In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says, "I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Joseph the father of Ephraim has a dream prophesying of himself being the brightest star of ...
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Visible and Invisible God - Judges 6:22,23

I’m sorry if this is splitting hairs but this question is about the trinity or not. Gideon has a visitation from an angel. He proceeds to bring him a sacrifice “Please do not depart from here ...
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What is the relationship between Sabbath 31a and Matthew 7:12?

In the Talmud, Sabbath 31 a it reads, among other things: [Hillel said] That which is hateful to you do not do to another; that is the entire Torah, and the rest is its interpretation. Go study. ...
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Is Micah 5:2 identifying the Messiah as “the Ancient of Days”?

But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity (...
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Angels came and ministered to Him. Matthew 4:11 NKJV

What does it mean when the Bible said that Angels came and ministered to Jesus after He was tempted by the devil?
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Are we missing something in John 10:34?

In John 10:34, why does Jesus say "is it not written in your Law," instead of "is it not written in the Law?" Is Jesus questioning that Psalms 82:6 is not divinely inspired, but instead may have been ...
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What did Jesus try to say in Matthew 22:45?

https://biblehub.com/text/matthew/22-45.htm If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” Is Jesus saying that Mesiah is not David's son? What?
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Why was Jesus' message so attractive?

I'm just a beginner in studying origins of Christianity. I know Jesus emerged in a Jewish state where people already believed in a monotheistic religion and one God. So my question is: What was the ...
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Why didn't John the Baptist become Christ's Disciple [closed]

While we see clearly that John The Baptist pointed people to Christ and testified that Christ is the Messiah (John 3:28,30, Luke 3:15-18) why is it that he himself didn't follow Christ. John still had ...
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According to Hebrews 8:4, does the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews believe that Jesus was never on earth?

Hebrews 8:4 4 For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; NKJV, ©1982 Since the verse states, “if he were on earth,” is the ...
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In Matthew 4:3 what is the background of the term “son of God”?

I did an unscientific search for the phrase "son of God" and the only OT reference in the KJV that I found was this: [Dan 3:25 KJV] 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the ...
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John 9:18 - was Jesus praying 'alone' and his disciples in the room?

και εγενετο εν τω ειναι αυτον προσευχομενον καταμονας συνησαν αυτω οι μαθηται Luke 9:18 - TR (Stephens, Beza, Elzevir and Scrivener are all identical.) And it came to pass, as he was alone ...
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Was the power they received in Matthew 10 different from the one they received in Acts 2?

Christ gives power to the disciples to cast out demons and heal the sick which was prior to the giving of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 10:1 KJV 1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, ...
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Could the symbolic gesture of shaking off dust in Matthew 10 and Acts 13 have been steeped in some Jewish culture?

Matthew 10:14 NASB 14 Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. Acts 13:51 NASB 51 But they shook off the dust ...
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Is the “cock that crows” in Luke 22:34 not an actual rooster but a man that calls for prayer?

https://news.ag.org/Features/Sometimes-a-Rooster-is-Not-a-Rooster This article from the Assemblies of God relates how ancient Jewish phrases in the Bible can be taken too literally and not understood ...
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Did Jesus entered Jerusalem on a Donkey or a Horse (Colt)? If Donkey? Why not Horse? Do Kings ride on Donkey? Lk:19: 30

Why should the Messiah (the King) choose a Donkey to enter into Jerusalem while all the Kings rode on Horse? Do Kings ride on a Donkey? (“Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will ...
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Does Matthew 10:15 refer to different degrees of torment/punishment in the eternal judgement?

Matthew 10:14-15 [14]Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. [15]Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable ...
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Why was Jesus consistently not recognized by those who knew him after his resurrection?

It is worth noting that there a similar questions on this website, and numerous articles that cover this topic, however most of these seem to adress the question from a standpoint of refuting Bible ...
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Jesus Praying before working a miracle [closed]

why did Jesus Pray before working miracles Ex. Changing water into wine, Raising Lazarus from dead, while he din't in other Occasions ex. Waking on the Water, Healing the sick, Lepers, lame and blind. ...