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

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According to John 14:16-21, is Jesus the Comforter and Spirit of truth?

It appears that Jesus is speaking in third person because he states that he will send another comforter in v16 and then goes back to first person by saying that he will come to comfort the disciples ...
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Does "great tribulation" (Matthew 24:21) refer to a massive End Time trauma, or is it a general description of the Conquest of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.?

The NIV translated this verse as "great distress" (thlipsis megale, Gk.). "Distress being a common word used throughout the N.T. epistles to describe the adverse conditions that ...
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Cannibalism as God's judgement Ezekiel 5:9-10

In Ezekiel 5 9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations. 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the ...
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How can we tell what our gifting, calling and anointing are? [closed]

What is gifting, calling and anointing of the Holy Spirit
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St. Simeon the God-receiver and the Septuagint [closed]

St. Simeon the God-receiver was one of the seventy two scholars who came to Alexandria to translate the Holy Scriptures into Greek. God promised him that he would not die until the promised Messiah, ...
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What did Jesus mean when He said 'I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.'

I am studying what Jesus means when he said that he is the light of the world in John 8:12. Light as I understand it is used in the bible to contrast with darkness. Darkness being the deeds of evil ...
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Matthew 5:23-24 Confession and forgiveness

So then, if you bring your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother and ...
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Why are "Tax collectors and Sinners" usually mentioned together by the Pharisees?

If sinners refers to the hard core, notoriously evil people (1 Timothy 1:9), why are tax collectors singled out? (When Jesus is caught eating with them, Luke 15:1, Mark 2:15, Matthew 9:11, 11:19, Luke ...
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Did God forcefully make the Pharisees to not believe in Jesus? [closed]

Jesus accuses the Pharisees that if they believed Moses, they wold have believed him as Moses wrote about him in John 5:46-47 46For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. ...
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Why did Satan allow Jesus to be killed? [closed]

1 Corinthians 2:8 says: the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory Mark 8:31-33 says: He then ...
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Why did Jesus say his testimony is not valid in John 5:31 and in John 8:14 Jesus says his testimony is valid? [duplicate]

Why did Jesus say his testimony is not valid in John 5:31 and in John 8:14 Jesus says his testimony is valid? John 5:31 - If I bear witness concerning Myself, My testimony is not true. John 8:14 - ...
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Why does John use a double "Verily, verily," (John 1:53, et al.) when the other Gospel writers use only one?

"Verily I say unto you" is common in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, but John consistently uses the double "Verily, verily (Gk.amen, amen). (3:3, 3:5, 3:11, 5:19, 5:24, 25, 6:26, 32, 47, 53, 8:...
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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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Forgiven because or therefore forgiven in Luke 7:47

Was the woman of Luke 7:47 forgiven because she loved much or did she love much as a result of being forgiven ? What does the grammar of the Greek say ? ( or is the Greek vague and it could go either ...
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Was the use of the woman's hair to clean Jesus' feet considered an indecent act (Luke 7:36-50)?

As I was thinking about the cultural view of women's hair in the modern Middle East, and in the Ancient Near East too, it raised significant questions for me about the story in Luke 7:36-50 (I'm ...
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How does the reference to the "Lord of Glory" in 1 Corinthians 2:8 relate to the Book of Enoch?

None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. NET 1 Corinthians 2:8 And he said unto me: 'Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding ...
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What prayers of Jesus did the Father answer in Hebrews 5:7?

“In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ ‭...
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Who is "your God" in John 8:54?

For a large part of John 8, Jesus is having a discussion with the Jews about who his Father is and who their Father is. John 8:54 Authorized KJV Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is ...
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Why is Jude 1:5 translated 'Jesus' instead of 'Joshua'?

Jude 1:5 has major textual variants. One reads "Ὑπομνῆσαι δὲ ὑμᾶς βούλομαι, εἰδότας ὑμᾶς ἅπαξ πάντα, ὅτι Ἰησοῦς λαὸν ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου σώσας τὸ δεύτερον τοὺς μὴ πιστεύσαντας ἀπώλεσεν" Why is ...
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How could Nicodemeus anoint Jesus body with spices after the women left, if the stone was already in place?

John 19:38-40 - Afterward, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus (but secretly for fear of the Jews), asked Pilate to let him remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission, so he ...
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Did Jesus commit the HOLY spirit in to the hands of the father ? Luke 23:44-48

From Luke's GOSPEL I am asking last word of Jesus at the cross: Luke 23:46 - Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.” And when He had said this, He ...
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Why are all being told to partake of the emblems of the last supper? [closed]

Luke 22 is a great description of this event. Jesus said, "Keep on doing this in remembrance of me." It occurred on the night of the Passover, a celebration occurring once a year. Jesus' ...
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If Matthew thought Jesus was God why does he have a genealogy? [closed]

If Matthew believed Jesus is God and was the ‘word’ and existed before the world was created, why does he have a genealogy for Jesus in Matt 1? Matt 11:28 - 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and ...
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How is Jesus from Judah's tribe? [closed]

Jesus had no biological father and we know that, according to the Pentateuch, the tribal lineage is passed through the father and the mother's genealogy is irrelevant. The argument of Zelophehad's ...
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Does God share all things with Jesus?

"and what is mine is all yours, and what is yours is mine; and I have been glorified in them. " Bible LXX Pbro. Guillermo jünemann beckchaefer and all things that are mine are yours and ...
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What was Jesus afraid of? [duplicate]

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 KJV and Who in the days of his flesh, ...
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In what way was the carnal Jesus the sanctuary of God? [closed]

Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. Mark 1:24 KJV
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Did Jesus' listeners understand which father he was talking about?

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Mattews 12:50 KJV Did Jesus' listeners understand which father he was talking about?
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What were Jesus' post-resurrection teachings about the Father? [closed]

These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. John 16:25 KJV
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Was Jesus' early church composed primarily of Torah-abiding Jews?

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. If he refuses to listen to the church, treat him like a Gentile or a tax collector. Mattews. 18:17 KJV How to understand the word ἐκκλησίας in ...
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Concerning John 9:3-4 with reference to John 11:4

John 9:3-4 - Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him. While it is daytime, we must do the works of Him who sent ...
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Why did the blind man at Bethsaida look up and see men as if they were taller trees? [duplicate]

And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. Mark 8:24 KJV
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What people was Jesus referring to when he used the word "generation" in Luke 11:50?

That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; Luke. 11:50 KJV
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Why did Jesus tell Satan to do it quickly?

And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. John 13:27 KJV Why couldn't it be slow?
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Why did Saul the Roman and also not being of the Sadducees sect express his disbelief in the resurrection? [closed]

Why do you people think it is unbelievable that God raises the dead? Of course, I myself was convinced that it was necessary to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus the Nazarene. Acts 26:8-9 ...
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Someone who could have considered Paul a false witness of Christ's resurrection and for what reasons?

1 Corinthians 15:15 KJV Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
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Did Saul the Roman know Jesus before he was killed? [closed]

Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 2 Corinthians 5:16 KJV. When could it have happened?
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Why should the ten lepers return to give glory to God?

Was no one found to turn back and give praise to God except this foreigner?" Luke 17:18 NET Why should the ten lepers return after having gone to the Priests to give glory to God? Could they ...
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In whose name did they believe?

Now while Jesus was in Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover, many people believed in his name because they saw the miraculous signs he was doing. John. 2:23 NET The Name of the Father or of Jesus? ...
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Is the "faith" of Hebrews 12:2 referring to the faith of "all" of us, or "each" of us?

Hebrews 12:2, in part: [ESV] looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith [NIV] fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith [KJV] Looking unto Jesus the author and ...
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regarding Jesus being God [closed]

For many years I have thought about the Triune. My conclusion is that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are one and the same. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have always existed from before time, ...
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Why does Jesus change the speech from who is the greatest to who is the first?

But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. Mark 9:34 KJV And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire ...
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Does Matt. 5:8 also tell us that willing unrepentant sin causes doubt?

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matt. 5:8, ESV) This possibility is based on how Jesus describes seeing God as something occurring in this life in the Gospel of John. ....
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How is Jesus "υἱὸς ὑψίστου κληθήσεται" (Luke 1:32 NAS28) different from a prophet (παιδίον, προφήτης ὑψίστου κληθήσῃ Luke 1:76 NAS28)?

οὗτος ἔσται μέγας καὶ υἱὸς ὑψίστου κληθήσεται καὶ δώσει αὐτῷ κύριος ὁ θεὸς τὸν θρόνον Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ, Luke 1:32 NAS28 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the ...
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Is there any connection between the Samaritan woman's five husbands and the rich man's five brothers? [closed]

(for I have five brothers) to warn them so that they don't come into this place of torment.' Luke 16:28 NET for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with now is not your husband. ...
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Why does Jesus turn to the Father to forgive in Luke 23:34?

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34 KJV If Jesus has the power to forgive sins, why in this specific case ...
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Who is the νομοθέτης mentioned in James 4:12?

There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? KJV James 4:12 Did Jesus have power to destroy unclean spirits πνεύματι ἀκαθάρτῳ? If so, what does the ...
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What does εὗρεν mean in Luke 4:17? Finding by luck, chance or investigation?

And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, KJV Luke 4:17. What does εὗρεν mean in Luke 4:17? Finding ...
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Does Phil. 2:10-11 describe Jesus Christ as God?

This verse seems to obviously say that Jesus Christ is to be worshipped, not only by people but by all of creation.  ...so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and ...
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Luke 4:20 After reading Jesus sat down [closed]

In Luke 4:20 'Jesus sat down'... Did He sit down in the chair reserved for the Messiah in the synagogue?
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