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

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What is Finished? [duplicate]

Joh 19:30 BSB When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit. What is finished? What did Jesus mean if we are to interpret According ...
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What meaning would Philippians 2:9 have if Jesus is equal with God? Was Jesus praised for not seizing equality with himself? [migrated]

Philippians 2:6-9 ASV 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the ...
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What is your highest conception of true love? [closed]

Eduokology 3.0 "And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Abasi-Usoro, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb." (Luke 2:21) Abas Eduok
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Is Jesus still in His human state as at Revelation 1? And is He till now?

The Revelation 1:1 TLV The revelation of Yeshua the Messiah, which God gave Him to show to His servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John,...
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Was the translation of "Jesus" name in Greek from Yehshua purely transliteration or is there possibly "meaning" behind the name "Ἰησοῦς" / "Iēsous"

I have noted in my study of Scripture that most names have "meaning" and are often Hebrew words or statements (usually about God). The original Hebrew name of Jesus - Yeh'shua - follows this ...
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What does “a day of the son of man” look like according to Luke 17:22

“And He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭ What was Jesus referring to, that the ...
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Is John 1:11 an antithetical parallel to Deut. 33.3?

John 1:14,17 draw parallels between Moses receiving the Law and Jesus. (See In John 1:14 what does ἐσκήνωσεν mean?) Yes, he loved his people, all his holy ones were in his hand; ...
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What is the significance and meaning behind Jesus giving Simon the name Peter?

What is the significance behind Jesus giving the apostle Simon the new name Peter and him being referred to in scripture as either "Peter" / "Simon Peter" from then on ? I have ...
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In Luke 1 vs 28 - 29, why was Mary troubled by the greeting of the angel?

In Luke 1 vs 28 - 29, why was Mary troubled by the greeting of the angel when it seemed like a favourable greeting? 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord ...
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What is the justification for the New international Version and New Living Translation's translation of Philippians 2:6?

Philippians 2:6 NIV Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage Philippians 2:6 NLT Though he was God, he did not think of equality with ...
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Is Paul suggesting in Eph. 4:6 that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not God?

In Eph. 4:6 Paul writes, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. NKJV (Holy Bible: New King James Version. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1982.)...
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What is the justification for adding the words "is himself God" in John 1:18 of the New International Version and New Living Translation bibles?

John 1:18 NIV No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. John 1:18 NLT No one has ever seen God. But the ...
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How do non-trinitarians explain Isaiah 43:11 taking into account its immediate context? [migrated]

11“I, only I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me. The OT especially has a strong emphasis on there being only one God, Yahweh, and there are only a few scattered and cryptic references to ...
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What is the justification for substituting "Christ" for "the Lord" in 1 Corinthians 10:9 and Jesus for "the Lord" in Jude 1:5?

In 1 Corinthians 10:9 ERV we find Neither let us tempt the Lord, as some of them tempted, and perished by the serpents 1 Corinthians 10:9 NLT reads Nor should we put Christ to the test, as some of ...
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Did God's sovereignty put Deut. 12:5 in place so that, 40 years after Christ's sacrificial death, sacrifices under the Law of Moses ceased?

The Jews in the first century and even today interpret Deut. 12:5 to mean the Temple in Jerusalem. But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his ...
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What is significant, if anything about “This is my Son”?

God the Father makes the point that Jesus is His Son. Why given how few words He uses, does He introduce Jesus as His Son? “And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; ...
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Why emphasize angels in heaven, why not just angels?

Two passages both emphasize the angels as being in Heaven “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:30‬ ‭ ‭ “For when they ...
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Is Joseph the son of Jacob or Heli?

In Matthew 1:16 Joseph is said to be the son of Jacob. "Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary" In Luke 3:23 Joseph is said to be the son of Heli. "the son of Heli" Which ...
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What is Jesus' argument in John 10:34-36?

I'm not a Biblical scholar. This question is prompted by listening to Michael Heiser, and I currently feel persuaded by his argument that the elohim in Psalm 82 are spiritual beings rather than ...
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Does Isaiah 44:6 present a contradiction with respect to the nature of God, the Father and his Son?

It seems as though much of the evidence in the OT for God having a Son, is fairly ambiguous, such as 7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your ...
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In Luke 16:21 why were the dogs mentioned?

who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. (Luke 16:21, ESV) Some see the dogs as further insult to Lazarus. Some see the dogs ...
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What does “ascending” mean in John 20:17?

John 20:17 (NASB) “Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and My God ...
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Was the transfigured face of Jesus 'white effulgent'?

... the appearance of his face became altered, and his garment white -- sparkling. [Young's Literal - Luke 9:29] και εγενετο εν τω προσευχεσθαι αυτον το ειδος του προσωπου αυτου ετερον και ο ...
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The Chalcedon Creed (451) says that due to the incarnation, Jesus was truly God and truly man. Did the incarnation change his nature forever? [migrated]

The Epistle of Diognetes, regarded by some to be the earliest example of Christian apologetics, establishes Jesus’ divine role as Creator and even goes as far as to call him God. “As a king sends ...
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Why is Jesus appointed heir? Heb 1:2 [closed]

We read the magnificent introduction to Hebrews. In many parts, and many ways, God of old having spoken to the fathers in the prophets, 2in these last days did speak to us in a Son, whom He appointed ...
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Does John include Jesus’ interchange with Phillip (John 5:7) to emphasize another parallel with Moses (Num. 11:21-22)?

Does John include Jesus’ interchange with Phillip (John 5:7) to emphasize another parallel with Moses (Num. 11:21-22)? Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, ...
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What does Jesus mean, 'ascending to where he was before'?

So then many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This statement is very unpleasant; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, aware that his disciples were complaining about this, said to them, “...
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How to humble yourself like a little child?

Matthew 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Children are not particularly humble. What does Jesus mean by this?
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How did baptism by John help the people and the tax collectors recognize God's justice in Jesus' response to John's doubt about Jesus' identity?

The passage in Luke 7:18-35 is not an easy one to understand because John the Baptist, who was so strong in his convictions that Jesus was the Messiah, seemed to be wavering and sent his disciples to ...
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What is the connection between Jesus’s sanctification and His disciples’ sanctification in John 17:19?

John 17:19 (NASB) For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. What is the connection between Jesus’s sanctification and His disciples’ sanctification? ...
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Jesus says plainly he is a man - does John 8:40 preclude him from also being God?

They answered and said to him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill me, a man who has told you ...
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Does anything about the disciples’ position with God change now that they are Christ’s and not just the Father’s?

John 17:6 (NASB) I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Does anything about the disciples’ ...
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What was the Samaritan concept of God?

The conversation between the Samaritan woman at the well and Jesus went like this: Woman: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in ...
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Jesus 'became' a life-giving spirit. 1 Cor 15:45

... “The first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam a life-giving spirit. BSB ... The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. ASV ... The first man ...
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What does it mean for the Father to “give” people to Jesus?

John 17:2 (NASB) even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. What does the Father giving people to Jesus (so that Jesus may, in turn,...
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Is using Jn 1:3 and Col 1:16 to declare Jesus the creator going a bit beyond what these passages actually say?

The scriptures in question read in the Young's Literal Translation: John 1:3 all things through him did happen, and without him happened not even one thing that hath happened. Colossians 1:16 ...
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In Luke 11:42–43 did Jesus have Micah 6:8 in mind?

See the matching with [A], [B], and [C]. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice [A] and the love of God [B]. These you ought to have done, without ...
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No broken bones - spiritual or physical?

Disclaimer This question is BY NO MEANS questioning the accuracy of the scripture, rather a question about the prophecy in 'Psalms 34:20' was fulfilled in a physical manner by Jesus. A conclusion can ...
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What does John 7:17 teach us about Jesus' relationship with God?

Therefore Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not of myself, but of the One having sent me. If anyone desires to do His (God's) will, he will know concerning the teaching, whether it is from ...
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Which Hebrew word does Jesus use for "hell"?

Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. When Jesus speaks this to the live audience, which Hebrew word does Jesus use for ...
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Is what Christ said to God in Heb 10:5-9 mentioned in one of the 4 gospels or any other place in the NT?

In Heb 10:5-9 (ESV) Christ was recorded as saying the following to God, quoting Ps 40:6-8 (but matches better with Septuagint translation) 5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “...
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Who is the Revelation of Yeshua given to (i.e. the Book of Revelation)?

In the Book of Revelation we have the following opening statement: 1:1 Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ ὁ θεός δεῖξαι τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ ἃ δεῖ γενέσθαι ἐν τάχει καὶ ἐσήμανεν ἀποστείλας διὰ τοῦ ...
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Did John expect his readers to catch the mistakes Jews made relating to Jesus and his teachings?

The Jews said the Christ is to come from Bethlehem in John 7:42, not knowing that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” 41 ...
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What's up with the seeming catch-22 of John 6:65 and John 14:6?

John 6:65 and John 14:6 together seems to imply some catch-22. The only place in the entire internet that asks or addresses this that I've found thus far is this reddit post: John 6:65 and John 14:6 ...
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Why does Jesus not allow some people who consider themselves good Christians (recognizing him as Lord and even doing works in his name) into heaven?

Some of the most chilling passages in the Gospels refer to people who thought they were saved and then hear the shocking words of the One they assumed was their Lord, telling them he does not know ...
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How are the disciples clean through Jesus’s word?

John 15:3 (NASB) You are already clean because of the word which I have spoke to you. The cleanliness here refers to Jesus speaking about branches being cleaned (pruned) to bear more fruit in verse ...
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Should Luke 2:11 be understood prophetically

Luke 2:11 says, Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. The verse declares Jesus to be the Savior, but at that point, he hadn't yet saved us, ...
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Did God the Father raise Christ from death (Acts 2:24), or did He have the power and ability to do that Himself (Jn. 10:18)?

With regard to His death and resurrection, Jesus stated (the Gospel of John): John 10:18, NASB: "No one has taken [My life] away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority ...
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How did Christ's words in John 7:32-34 prevent the officers from arresting Him (Jn. 7:45-46)?

In the Gospel of John, we read: John 7:32-34: "The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize Him. 33Therefore ...
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What is the best translation of the participles in the Great Commission, Matt. 28:19-20?

All the verbs in the Great Commission are participles except for μαθητεύσατε ("make disciples). For example, πορευθέντες (going) is often translated as an imperative although it is a participle. ...

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