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In John 5:18, shouldn't there be scare quote punctuation marks to identify the Jews' false accusations against Jesus? [closed]

John 5:18 according to the ESV: This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself ...
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Greeks or Hellenist?

My question is this, In John 12:20 ESV "Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some GREEKS" (Gentile) However in the Complete Jewish Bible, it says "Greek Speaking ...
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Riddle: How is a Jew not a Jew, but a Gentile is a Jew?

Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh. Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say ...
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Who are then therefore truly Jews according to Romans 2:28,29

Under the Old Covenant (or Old Testament, same difference) one had to be of a certain bloodline from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Judah and/or Benjamin (and possibly Levi) to fall under the category Jew, ...
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Implications of "... so that they might have some charge to bring against him" (John 8:6) [closed]

Some background - I'm a former Jewish Torah learner, who listens to the [audio] books of the Gospels and tries to comprehend the historical Jesus. A recurring motive that caught my attention was the ...
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Israel trials and tribulations

I want to ask about two passages from Joel. The first one says that never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations (Joel 2:19) and never again will my people be shamed (Joel 2:27) ...
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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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In the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, does listening to Moses and the prophets guarantee a place of comfort after death?

But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they must respond to them.' NET Luke 16:29 Thus, the prophets complement Moses for the Jews to save themselves.
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What were the facts seen by the man born blind narrated in John 9 that the Jews did not see?

Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind." (Jn. 9:39 NET)
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