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

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What did Jesus mean when he said, Forgive them "for they know not what they do"?

Luke 23:34 (DRA) (emphasis added) 34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots. Addressing the Father, Jesus acknowledges ...
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How should we understand the ongoing nature of Jesus' intercession? Heb 7:25-27

Heb 7:25-27 (NASB, emphasis added) 25Therefore he is also able to save forever those who come to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. 26For it was fitting for us to ...
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Who raised Jesus from the dead?

Who raised Jesus from the dead? Father Ephesians 1:20 which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, Jesus John 2:19-21 19 ...
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Is there a difference in the manner by which Jesus, Elijah, and Enoch went to heaven?

I am building on a previous question located here. I am not satisfied with the answers to the question and want to ask specifically if the text describing the manner in which Enoch and Elijah went to ...
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What do the the gifts of the Magi signify?

In Matthew 2:11, the wise men bring gifts of Gold, Frankencense and Myrrh: As they came into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their ...
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Does Hebrews 9:24-26 imply mankind was sinning since the beginning of the world?

Hebrews 9:24-26 has the following explanation of Jesus' once-for-all death (NKJV, emphasis mine): For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into ...
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What exactly did the disciples doubt in Matt 28:17?

Jesus, after being resurrected, appeared to his eleven disciples on a mountain and was worshipped by them. Matt 28:17 says some of them doubted. What did they doubt? Was it his resurrection? ...
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Was it unusual for a woman (Mary) to sit at Jesus' feet in the account of Luke 10?

Luke 10:39: She [Martha] had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. I understand that sitting at someone's feet in this context can be like a student listening ...
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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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Was "Verily, I say unto you" (Matthew 8:10) a phrase unique to Jesus, or was it taken from the Rabbis? What was the original source of this phrase?

Was this phrase one that Jesus coined to emphasize His authority, or did He adopt it from the rabbinical schools? Was it a common phrase by the Greek orators, or the Roman poets?
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Did the angel forget about Jesus when he claimed that God is the only one to be worshipped in Revelation 22:9?

When John fell down to worship the angel that had just showed him the prophetic visions of Revelation, the angel quickly stopped him in his tracks and corrected him for doing so, as he (the angel) was ...
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“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” - was Jesus referring to tithing in Mark 12:17?

Mark 12:17 (NIV) reads: 17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” What is God's that we have to give back to him? Was Jesus referring to tithing?
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Was Jesus rich or poor? Matthew 2:11 vs. Matthew 8:19-20

Matthew 2:10-11 (ESV): 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. ...
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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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Why does the Holy Spirit not know who Jesus is? Luke 10:22

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Luke 10:22 ...
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Are there any linguistic (especially Greek) cues on how Mark 10:18 is to be interpreted?

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. This can either be interpreted as confirming or disconfirming Christ's divinity. Are there any cues from ...
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In Hebrews 9:26 how did the sacrifice of Jesus end the Levitic sin offerings?

Hebrews 9:26 (NIV): Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin [...
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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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Did Jesus ever pray to Jehovah?

Usually, when people attempt to make a case for prayer to Jesus being disallowed, they make the point that Jesus followed the example of ancient Israelites who only prayed to Jehovah. They point out ...
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(John 14:5-9) Greek Article with Name "Jesus" (ὁ Ἰησοῦς)

I am trying to understand something about the Greek that I didn't learn in my intro class. As I understand in Hebrew, proper names never have the article (e.g. David, not "The David", ...
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What did Jesus mean when he referred to the book of Psalms as the Law?

Twice in the book of John Jesus quotes parts of Psalm's and directly refers to the scripture as the Law. John 10:34 John 15:25 Traditionally we see the books of the Law as only the first 5 books of ...
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What did Jesus mean when he said "The Father who dwells in me"? John 14:10

John 14:10: 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. [ESV]...
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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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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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Isaac and Jesus described with monogenēs

In Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, The "his only begotten son" reminds me of ...
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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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If those that had seen Jesus had seen the Father, what did he mean when he said "you have neither heard His voice nor have you seen His appearance; "?

John 14:9 Literal Standard Version Jesus says to him, “Such [a] long time am I with you, and you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; and how do you say, Show to us the ...
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Does Jesus's change in attitude about drinking wine on the cross relate to his statement ‘It is finished’?

Does Jesus's change in attitude about drinking wine on the cross relate to his statement ‘It is finished’? According to some historians, it was a merciful Jewish practice to give to those led to ...
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Was Rahab the Harlot contemporary with Salmon?

As we can see in the Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus beneath, it does not say Rahab the Harlot, but Rachab (apparently another name). Matthew 1 King James Version (KJV) The book of the ...
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How should we understand Jesus being called ‘firstborn’ in Rom 8:29?

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 Scripture says Jesus was the 'firstborn' ...
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What does Jesus mean in John 10:34? [duplicate]

I have asked this question of many Christian leaders and teachers. No one really has an answer. I know that Jehovah Witnesses us this to disprove that Jesus is God. It is obvious in other verses that ...
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What did Jesus mean by "the end of the age" in Matthew 28:20?

Matthew 28:19-20: 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have ...
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In Mark 5:30 did Jesus say "who touched my clothes" or "who grabbed my clothes"?

Compare the word translated as touch in the two examples below: Mark 5:30 (KJV) 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and ...
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How does Revelation 2:28 relate to Revelation 22:16 and 2 Peter 1:19

As quoted by Jesus: And I will give him the morning star. -Revelation 2:28 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of ...
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Why does Jesus say in John 10:34 "Is it not written in YOUR Law"?

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 ...
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Does it follow from John 17:3 that knowing God alone cannot give eternal life? What then is the need for the adjectives "The only true"?

Joh 17:3 NET2 Now this is eternal life – that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent. What is the meaning of the term "The only True God"? When this is answered, ...
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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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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 it John or Jesus quoting Isaiah in John 12:38 & 40?

Jesus is not attributed to be speaking in either John 12:38 or 40 according to a "red letter" edition. However, regarding verse 38 Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers states: Lord, who hath ...
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Does Colossians 1:15, refer to the Genesis creation, or merely present Jesus as the beginning of those raised from the dead?

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or ...
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Does Paul contradict Jesus by saying not to eat with sinners?

In 1 Corinthians, Paul is writing to the church at Corinth after hearing reports over various matters. One of them is sexual immorality within the church at Corinth. Of this matter he says in 1 ...
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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 did Jonah become a sign to the people of Nineveh?

How does Jonah become a sign to the people of Nineveh in Luke 11:30? Luke 11:30 (ESV) 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. The most ...
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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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Did the Apostle Paul pray to Jesus in 2 Corinthians 12:8-9?

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (ESV): 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” ...
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Is there a connection between Luke 10:25-37 and John 21:15-17?

Evaluate this argument for the connection: The context of the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) is answering the question “… who is my neighbor?” (ESV) The question arises from Leviticus ...
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Does Mark 13:24 suggest that Jesus believe the moon had its own light source?

According to mainstream science, the moon gets its light from the sun. The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. And despite the fact that it sometimes seems to shine very ...
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Does John 19:25 suggest that Mary Magdalene isn´t Jesus´s mother?

The text states: Now standing beside Jesus’ cross were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.[bz] (John 19:25 NET). So given that at the beginning of the verse ...
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Did Judas expect legions of angels would rescue Jesus?

In the Garden of Gethsemane, as He was about to be arrested, Jesus said: Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? (Matthew ...
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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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