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

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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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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 points to Jesus in the Pentateuch? [closed]

A few years ago I came upon an idea that different things/persons points to Jesus in the Pentateuch. For example, in Genesis → Joseph; in Exodus → the Passover lamb; in Leviticus → goat for Azazel; ...
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What does It mean to be "clothed with Christ"?

I don't fully grasp the concept of "clothing yourselves with Christ". Galatians 3:26-29 NASB 26 For you are all sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you ...
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Why did Jesus say He wouldn’t drink of the vine when it seems like He did?

Jesus said, according to scripture: Matthew 26:29 NKJV 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” ...
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When Zacchaeus was granted Salvation by Jesus is this equivalent to "Being Born Again?" John 3:6

Zacchaeus was granted salvation by the Messiah Jesus himself according to Luke 19:9. This incident occurred before Jesus died for the salvation of the human race. Luke 19:9 KJV And Jesus said unto ...
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Did Satan show Jesus a flat earth?

Luke 4:5 Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6“I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For ...
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Does Matthew 26:64 describe immediate or future events?

"You have said so," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: From now on, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.&...
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Why did Jesus permit the demon's request to send them to the pigs in Mark 5:13?

Mark 5:9 And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” 10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now a great herd of pigs was ...
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Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks?

Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks? "The Gospels record that exactly seventy weeks - four hundred and ninety days - transpired from the day that Yeshua was baptized in water until ...
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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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In Luke 24:31, is there a biblical or symbolic interpretation for Jesus vanishing after being recognized?

Luke 24:13-35 says, That same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. And as ...
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Does Isaiah 66:21 contradict Jesus as High priest?

"And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the Lord, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, ...
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John 1:1 - How would Λόγος (Logos) be understood in Hellenistic philosophy?

In John 1:1 (NIV, KJV, ESV, NASB, RSV, ASV, NRSV), the text is often translated as something close to In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. "the Word" as ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

Jesus taught that all believers who receive him will not be judged as they have already passed from death to life. John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who ...
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What does Jesus mean when he says "blessed" in the Beatitudes of Matthew 5?

I ask this as blessed can mean many things. Eternal life, financial wealth, health, having kids, having a job, being happy, etc. Blessings seem to be very broad, so I'd like to see if anyone can ...
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Does Joshua leading the Israelites across the Jordan (Jos. 3:14-17) parallel our lives in Christ?

There are at least two points that seem relevant: I. The similarity in the names: Joshua, or Jehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ Yəhōšūaʿ), and Jesus appear identical when we consider that they both reduce ...
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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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Heb 1:1-2 Didn't he also speak to us through His Angels?

Given the topics covered in Hebrews chapter 1, when, in verse one, it says "Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the..." I expected the following word to be '...
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Acts 2:38 vs Matthew 28:20- "In" vs "On" - By what nuance of meaning would Jesus use εἰς (eis) in Matthew while Peter would use ἐπί (epi) in Acts

By what nuance of meaning, in context, would Jesus use εἰς (eis) in Matthew and while Peter would use ἐπί (epi) in Acts? In Matthew 28:19, Jesus instructs his disciples regarding the nations, that ...
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What might have 'stirred up' Jerusalem’s pool of Bethzatha in John 5:1-7

In v3, crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches of the pool at Bethzatha and (v7) believed that when the waters were agitated had curing properties. This is not the first ...
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What is the linguistic or scriptural background of Jesus using cup in Matthew 26:39?

Here are some scriptural references (quotes from ESV). The cup seems to refer often to one's portion of God's will. Any incites on the use of the term cup. And going a little farther he fell on his ...
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Why did Jesus descend from Judah not another son?

We read in Hebrews 7:14 NKJV 14 For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. Matthew 1 also records the lineage from Abraham to Jesus ...
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Is "Seeing the Light" after "the suffering of His soul" a reference to the Resurrection of Jesus in Isaiah 53:11?

It is acknowledged by nearly all Christian denominations that Isaiah 53 is a prophetic reference to the crucifixion and substitutionary Death of none other than Jesus Christ. And verses 8-10 ...
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Hebrews 1:8 – should it be ‘god’ or ‘God’?

The word God in Greek is Θεὸς ("theos") – no differentiation ‘g’ or ‘G’ & god is a righteous servant of God, a king, a prophet, or a Messiah etc… Hebrews 1:8 8 But unto the Son he saith, ...
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In what sense would Nathanael have "seen" in John 1:51?

In John 1:51, Jesus tells Nathanael that he will "see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man". John 1:49-51 (ESV) 49 Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, ...
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What does washing of the feet symbolize in John 13:10?

John 13:10 (NASB) Jesus said to him, He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all. What spiritual reality/truth is Jesus getting at by ...
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Is Christ real name Yeshu'ah H3444

I have been studying the text within Genesis for years and have found that when approached in literal terms that Jacob received the name of the Angel of the LORD as his blessing in Genesis 32. If you ...
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What did Jesus mean by saying "I am the First and the Last" in Revelation 1:17?

Revelation 1:17-18 (NRSV): 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I ...
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What was the reason for Jesus being presented with a second offer of wine shortly before his death?

The first offer is recorded in Mark 15:23 23 Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it. The second offer is in verse 36: 36 Then someone ran and filled a sponge ...
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What is the logic behind Jesus' refusal to be touched / clung to by Mary because he had not yet ascended to the Father? John 20:17

John 20:16-17 (ESV): 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to ...
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Is Jesus called YHWH in Joel 2:32/Romans 10:13?

In Romans 10, Paul is discussing the Lord Jesus, and in verse 13, he writes (NKJV, emphasis mine): For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” The reason "LORD" is ...
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The date of Jesus' death supposed contradiction

John 19:31 says Jesus died before a High Sabbath. If we assume that High Sabbath is one of the seven annual Sabbaths then it'd be that the High Sabbath fall's on the first day of the feast of ...
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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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Did Judas realize his sin at the moment of the kiss?

In my studies of the Gospel of Mark, I’ve stumbled upon an interesting differentiation in the words used for “kiss” as found in Mark 14:44-45. The sign that Judas was to use to allow the captors to ...
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Why did Jesus not appear after resurrection to the Pharisees and Scribes?

Came across this verse that seems to point to why Jesus did not(was not to) show himself to the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law. But then I have this question, why did Jesus say this? Did he not ...
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Does "Taken up" imply an Agent's involvement? Angel? or God?

Taken Up Several times in the New Testament the phrase taken up (although one word in the Greek) is used to refer to one's death, and especially of Jesus's Ascension (since He was no longer dead, His &...
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In Matthew 27:38 why were there two thieves crucified with Jesus?

Matt. 27:38, Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. Jesus was crucified during the critical feast of Passover (mistakenly called the ...
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Parable of the unjust steward - is Jesus teaching people to follow this example or to NOT be like this? What is meant by His comments on wisdom?

The parable of the unjust steward records that a steward/manager was to be fired. He proceeded to reduce the debts owed by debtors to his master, and he was commended for this. This has long been a ...
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Does the wording ' lifted up from the earth' have a deeper meaning?

We hear Jesus saying in Jn 12:32-33. (KJV): 32.And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.33. This he said, signifying what death he should die. If Verse 32 is read in ...
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If Jesus is God, how can we make sense of Him calling the Father "my God" in John 20:17?

John 20:16-17 (NASB): 16 Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and *said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended ...
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Why does the original KJV use fishes instead of fish?

From what I've been taught, the word "fishes" is typically used in a sentence to describe various kinds of fish, whereas the plural form of "fish" is used to describe multiple fish of the same species....
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Luke's Crucified Prisoners

Why is Luke the only person (to my knowledge) that states what the 2 prisoners crucified with Jesus did and said? Luke 23:39-42 - One of the criminals who hung there heaped abuse on Him. “Are You not ...
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Did Pontius Pilate believe that Jesus was the king of the Jews?

John 19:14-15 NIV 14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews. 15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”. ...
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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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Did Jesus want John to reference Isaiah 35:4-6, and recognize the miracles as proof of His divinity?

Miracle Working "God" John was near the end of his life, siting nervously in Herod's prison. He was wondering if he had made a mistake in seeing Jesus as the one he was to be the "...
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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 John 12:20-26 why does John include the account of the Greeks wanting to see Jesus?

20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. 21 Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus....
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Luke 12:41 - Does Jesus answer Peter's question?

In Luke 12:41, Peter asks Jesus: “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” Jesus does not answer directly, but responds with a question and a parable: 42 And the Lord said, “Who ...
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Was St Joseph alive during the initial stages of Jesus' public life?

Traditions have it that St.Joseph was no more when Jesus started his public life at the age of thirty. But then, we see the people of Jesus' hometown commenting , in Mtt 13: 54- 55 (KJV) And when he ...

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