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What are the origins of the different elements present in the setting of the parable of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19-31)?

Luke 16:19-31 (ESV): 19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, ...
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Does "men" (Greek, anthropos) refer specifically to "the Jews" in passages such as Matthew 10:17?

Matthew 10:17-18 reads (NKJV, emphasis mine): "But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for ...
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When Was Zechariah 10:10 Fulfilled?

I would love for someone to help me answer this question. The prophet Zechariah prophesied after the exile from Babylon and when the Jews were rebuilding the temple. Zechariah mentions that Jews from ...
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Meaning of the Jews’ response in John 8:41?

John 8:41 (NASB) …They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” What was the intent/meaning behind these words? Did the Jews really view God as their Father, or was ...
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What is the logic behind the Jews' reasoning which led them to spontaneously stone Stephen to death?

Acts 7:51-60 (ESV): 51 “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not ...
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What is the logic behind the Jews' reasoning which led them to conclude that Jesus was "making himself God" in John 10:22-39?

John 10:22-39 (ESV): 22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered ...
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How did the Jewish exorcists of Acts 19:13 cast out demons before they undertook to invoke the name of Jesus?

Acts 19:13 informs us about the existence of iterant Jewish exorcists who, inspired by Paul, decided to undertake the practice of invoking Jesus' name to cast out demons, probably because they wanted ...
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Who was attending the synagogues in Jesus times?

Were there only Jewish men, or women as well? Were there children? If so, of what age? 42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people repeatedly begged to have these things spoken to them the ...
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In the Gospel of John, did the Jews disbelieve or misunderstand the Lord Jesus Christ?

Several times during the narrative provided by the Gospel of John the Jews attempt to kill the Lord Jesus Christ. For example: John 5:17-18 17 But He answered them, “My Father is working until ...
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