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

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In the gospel of John is it reasonable to make the following connection?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭ The Word was God “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” ‭‭John‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭ God’s Word is ...
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Translation of Matt 22:44, “The Lord said to my Lord … ”

There have been several people asserting on this site that in obvious places such as Matt 22:44 the sacred name of "Jehovah/YHWH" or equivalent should be used giving a version like, "...
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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

In Luke 9:45 it says that it was "hidden from them". Who concealed it? Jesus was asking them to listen, pay attention... who was working against Jesus?
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What does it mean for Christ to be 'firstborn from the dead'?

Col 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. We need to establish 2 things. ...
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Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3?

Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3? Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest ...
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Was Jesus tempted in the manner described in James 1:14?

Was Jesus tempted in the manner described in James 1:14? "But one is tempted by one’s own desire (ἐπιθυμίας), being lured (ἐξελκόμενος) and enticed (δελεαζόμενος) by it; 15 then, when that ...
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Does ισα το θεου refer to the role of Jesus as κυριos in Philippians 2:6?

Does ισα το θεου refer to the role of Jesus as κυριos in Philippians 2:6? In verse 10, Paul applied the monotheistic-YHWH text Isaiah 45:23 to Jesus which showed that Jesus was either co-equal with ...
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John 7:27 — “when the Christ comes, no one knows where he is from”

In John 7:26–27, it is written, 26 “But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ? 27 However, we know where this Man is from; but ...
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compare / contrast Jesus' baptism with John's [closed]

Jesus' baptism with the Spirit is compared/ contrasted on purpose by John. What is his purpose in doing so?
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What were Jesus' hair and beard like? [closed]

Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. Leviticus 19:27 They shall not make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make ...
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The text says that the Word is in the beginning at John 1:1 but God is not said to be in the beginning. Is there grammatical evidence that God was?

The text says that the Word is in the beginning at John 1:1 but God is not said to be in the beginning. Is there grammatical evidence that God was? We also find that the Son is the beginning at ...
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When was Jesus ‘in God’s form’? Philippians 2:6

It is clear from the text that Jesus had a form of God prior to incarnation as per v7 “who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:...
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Which Hebrew scriptures did Jesus point out to two Emmaus believers in Luke 24:27?

Luke 24:27 Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
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How could the Devil test Jesus in the third test?

In Matthew 4 (The Message) For the third test, the Devil took him to the peak of a huge mountain. He gestured expansively, pointing out all the earth’s kingdoms, how glorious they all were. Then he ...
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How was Jesus tested by Devil in the first test?

In Matthew 4: Jesus prepared for the Test by fasting forty days and forty nights. That left him, of course, in a state of extreme hunger, which the Devil took advantage of in the first test: “Since ...
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When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18:8b However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" Was Jesus being pessimistic when he said that? How would you answer this question from Jesus?
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What is the significance of using water in Jesus's first miracle?

Jesus's first miracle John 2 When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine”...Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with ...
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Was Jesus 'born again'? If so, when?

Rom 8:29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren Col 1:15 ...the firstborn over all creation....
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Why did Jesus Christ confess ignorance about his second coming as recorded in Mark 13:32?

Mark 13:32 of the Young's Literal Translation bible says' And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers who are in the heaven, not even the Son -- except the ...
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What is the translation of “whom I uphold” In Hebrew which it were montioned in Isaiah?

In Isaiah 42:1-4 there is an attractive testament which is : “Behold! My Servant, whom I uphold; My Elect One, in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to ...
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In John 20:17 does Jesus intent ἀναβέβηκα to have a secondary meaning related to sacrifice?

In John 20:17 does Jesus intent ἀναβέβηκα to have a secondary meaning related to sacrifice? This question is not intended to question the correct way translations have translated this word, but to ...
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Could the use of strict pattern in Matt 12:33-37 show influence of Greek thought?

In Matthew 12:33-37 ("Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad ...") there are 3 precisely patterned pairs. The pattern in each case consists of 2 ...
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Is Jesus personifying the way in John 14:6?

In John 14:6 Jesus says he is the way. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. In English we typically use the word 'way' to ...
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How is Jesus “ruler of the kings of the earth”?

(Note: There have been questions asking who the "kings of the earth," this verse is referring to, mine is a separate question about Jesus's relationship with these so-called kings). Revelation 1:4-5 (...
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Why was God pleased with Jesus at his baptism?

When Jesus was baptized a voice from heaven stated : This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased. [Matthew 3:17, KJV] What had Jesus done for God to be pleased?
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Should the sense of the Greek μονογενής (only-begotten vs unique) in John be understood from Pagan Greek religion or Scripture?

Should the sense of the Greek μονογενής (only-begotten vs unique) in John be understood from Pagan Greek religion or Scripture?
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Was Jesus referring to Judas when he told Pilate: John 19:11

For this reason, he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.” John 19:11 (NASB) 11 Jesus answered, “You would have no authority [a]over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this ...
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In Romans 5:6 Did Jesus die for the Ungodly or for the Righteous (Godly) Sinners?

Romans 5:6 (ASV): For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Did Jesus die on the cross to redeem the Righteous (Godly) Sinners, or to redeem all humanity, ...
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What does it mean Jesus was afflicted? [closed]

In Isa. 53:4 it says, "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted." What does affliction here refer to? Could Jesus have fallen ...
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When and what did Abraham saw Jesus in John 8:56? [closed]

John 8:56 New King James Version (NKJV) Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” When did Abraham saw Jesus' day? In Genesis 22:4 Genesis 22:4 New King James ...
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After Jesus death and resurrection are there any other incidents in the NT where Jesus/God makes promises of salvation to individuals?

Before his death and resurrection Jesus promises salvation to the thief on the cross (Luke 23:43). Are there any similar incidents after his resurrection? Extra question: why does Jesus promise the ...
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How do we, by what means do we become “like Jesus”?

2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. -- 1 John 3:2 (KJV) ...
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What does it mean “G-d knows you by name”?

Beginning with Moises in Exodus 33:17, preceding to king David in Psalms, in teaching of Christ in John 10 and in Revelation 20:15, Bible declares very plainly- G-d knows His people by their names. ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek words “born of women” as they relate to John the Baptist and to Jesus Christ?

In Matthew 11:11 Jesus says: Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist [KJV] I understand that the relevant Greek words here (and in Luke 7:28) are ‘...
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Why did boy Jesus, 12 years old, remain behind in Jerusalem?

Did boy Jesus left his parents intentionally to be about His Father's House/Business? If so, would that be correct to say that He might even have planned His visit to the Temple to stay in the midst ...
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How to reconcile the power to forgive sins John 20:23, with ostensibly alternative paths to forgiveness?

With respect to seeking forgiveness, the penalty for sin and being saved by Grace; how is the teaching of the Lord's prayer and the lessons of faithful prayer to Our Father reconciled with the Christ'...
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Are the term 'one God' and 'one Lord' in 1 Corinthians 8:6 equally divine designations?

ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Α΄ 8:6 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants] ἀλλ' ἡμῖν εἷς θεὸς ὁ πατήρ, ἐξ οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς αὐτόν, καὶ εἷς κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, δι' οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ...
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What did Jesus imply in John 11:9,10?

"Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, ...
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why Jesus son of God

Why is Jesus favored over everyone else when it comes to Son of God - see below Israel is My son, even My firstborn” (Exodus 4:22) “for I (God) am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.” (...
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Jesus died on the cross [closed]

Matthew 39 39) Jesus replied, “A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40) For just as Jonah was three days and three nights ...
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“You are the Christ the Son of the Living God.” Matthew 16:16 (NASB)

John 1:1 (KJV) 1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." In view of the above verse John 1:1 many believe that Jesus is God. Why then is Jesus , ...
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Does Caesar know of Jesus?

17 Tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness and said, “Why tempt ye Me, ye hypocrites? 19 Show Me the tribute ...
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Does Paul's use of Greek represent the Son as Creator or Maker?

When the role of the Son is spoken of by Paul in Creation it is always as the intermediate agent (δια) or instrument (εν) used by God and not as source as in Creator Ex Nihilo. BDAG on the agency of ...
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Why did Jesus - not baptize?. John 4:2

John 4:2 (NASB) 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
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Jesus Casts Out Demons Matthew 8:28-32

Matthew 8:28-32 NASB 28 "When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely ...
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In the parable of the prodigal son, who does the first son symbolise?

The prodigal son has been claimed oftentimes to represent the repentant soul, this makes its identity clear. I believe there is more to the story. The father said all things belong to the first child ...
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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 he ...
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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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