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

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Why didn't John the Baptist become Christ's Disciple [on hold]

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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What did Jesus really look like? [closed]

He was described as a man of sorrows and a regular Joe (hence why Judas had to kiss Him), but what did Jesus really look like in terms of ethnicity? I sure know He doesn't look like White Jesus or ...
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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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What is meant by “before the Son of Man comes” in Matthew 10:23? [duplicate]

"23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next. Truly I tell you, you will not reach all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes." Matthew 10:23 BSB While I feel that this ...
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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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Did Jesus die on the Cross as Human or as God (Lk. 23,46)? [closed]

Did Jesus die on the Cross as Human or as God? (Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.Lk. 23,46)?
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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. ...
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What does “as Jesus did” mean in 1 John 2:6?

In 1 John 2:6 NIV, it says that 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. What is the meaning of this verse in general, but more specifically the part of living "as Jesus did"? Jesus ...
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In the Book of Enoch, what is meant by the ram in Parable of the Animals?

In the Book of Enoch, there is a long parable of animals, representing many Biblical figures such as Cain and Abel, David and Saul, Solomon, etc. I would like to make sense of part this parable; who ...
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What did Jesus mean by “on this rock, I will build my church”?

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18 What does Jesus mean by "on this rock, I will build My ...
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What does Jesus mean when he said “Night is coming” in John 9:4? [duplicate]

John 9:4 NIV As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. He also says in the next verse, While I am in the world, I am the light of the ...
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What exactly is meant by “works” in John 14:12?

John is, in my honest opinion, one of the most fascinating books of the Bible. This fascinating aspect of John often comes attached with a difficulty of interpretation as well. My concern starts with ...
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Is there a list of books where Jesus was witnessed not reflected in The Bible? [closed]

What other religious books or writings contain Jesus not found in the Bible? I understand there maybe many answers so maybe there is a list somewhere of writing documenting Jesus activities? ...
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What is the “word of the oath” mentioned in Hebrews 7:28?

Hebrews 7:28 refers to “the word of the oath” in discussing the high priesthood of Jesus Christ. What is the word of the oath?: [Heb 7:23-28 ESV] 23 The former priests were many in number, because ...
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In Acts 4:7 what is the personal or family name of the captain of the temple guard?

What personal/family name or designation (i.e. from Galilee or son of so-and-so) did the CAPTAIN of the TEMPLE GUARD use at the time of Jesus' trial? A historical fiction book written by David K. ...
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As Christian believers, why don't we follow the Mosaic Law according to specifically Matthew 5:17-20, but more generally Matthew 5-7? [closed]

According to Matthew 5:17-20 NIV, Jesus says 17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until ...
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What's the significance of the 3-hour darkness at Calvary?

I am still wondering at the best way the Gospel could be read when it comes to the events that took place at Calvary. I understand that Jesus was alarmed and demanded to know why God had abandoned him ...
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Is there historical evidence for the town of Nazareth existing prior to Jesus? [closed]

Is there historical evidence for the town of Nazareth prior to Jesus? Do we have maps or any other evidence such as inscriptions, emblems, etc?
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Why did Jesus say to call someone a fool puts you in danger of hell?

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but ...
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What does it mean by “Through” in Hebrews 1:2

Hebrews 1:1-3 (CEB) 1 In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and many ways. 2 In these final days, though, he spoke to us through a Son. God made his Son ...
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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 ...