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In Luke 1:55, what is Mary saying is forever (εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα)?

In Luke 1:55, the end of Mary's speech, she finishes with: εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα In this context: Lu 1:54,5 ASV 54 He hath given help to Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy 55 (As he spake ...
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Since Jesus offered his blood in heaven, must he have done so after talking to Mary but before talking to Thomas eight days later? [duplicate]

Previously a question was asked, "According to Hebrews 9:12, did the Lord Jesus Christ offered his blood in heaven?" In John 20: 16-17 we read: Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and ...
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Is the KJV wording holy 'thing' wrong in Luke 1:35?

Luke states the following in 1:35 : και το γεννωμενον αγιον κληθησεται υιος θεου also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God [KJV] Note : My question ...
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Why the Inconsistency of the name Mary in the NT?

Or rather, why is the mother of Jesus exclusively written μαριαμ, and the others inconsistently either μαρια or μαριαμ? I was originally prompted by a mini quest into the original meaning of the ...
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Why were the most important women in the ministry of Jesus named Mary [closed]

So many times in the gospels, you see a woman who is important in the life of Jesus and her name is called Mary. a). When he came out of a belly, the first woman that saw him was Mary his mother ...
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Is there a Hebrew equivalent for the Greek word recorded as Gabriel's initial greeting to Mary in Luke 1?

I am moving this question from https://christianity.stackexchange.com/q/60285/38450 Gabriel addressed Mary as "O favored one" in Luke 1:28 (ESV). From Strong's, according to http://blueletterbible....
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What is the significance of Mary's contemplation in Luke?

It's quite well-known that St. Luke gave the most attention to Mary's story than the other Gospels, but what in particular is he trying to convey by recording Mary's "pondering" certain 'revelations' ...
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John 19:26-27 Why didn't Mary's other sons take charge of her? [duplicate]

26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son! 27 Then said he to the disciple, Behold your mother! And from that ...
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What did Joseph suspect Mary of in Matthew 1:18-19?

There only seem to be three options I’ve heard or seem possible: Adultery (Post-marriage) Fornication (Pre-marriage) He knew the child was born of the Holy Spirit and want to remove himself from the ...
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Did Mary leave before John was born? [duplicate]

In Luke 1:26-27 it says Elizabeth was 6 month pregnant when God sent Gabriel to tell Mary that she will become pregnant with Jesus as a virgin. In Luke 1:39-40 we see just a few days later Mary ...
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In Luke 2:34-35, Is Simeon's Dedication Blessing Sympathetic towards Mary, or Against Her?

Related To: "In Luke 2, Whose Soul is Simeon Suggesting Will be “Pierced”?", (SE Link). The Question Given the context and contents of Simeon's "blessing" at Jesus' dedication - Is there textual ...
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Translation of Luke 1:28 “Greetings, favored one!”

Can someone tell me about the translation of the word κεχαριτωμένη as it appears in the context of Luke 1:28 (where Gabriel greets Mary)? ...
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Did Mary actually leave Elizabeth before John was born?

When Mary heard from the angel Gabriel that Elizabeth was in her 6th month of pregnancy, Mary quickly left to join her. As the two greeted and the baby John leaped for joy in her womb, Elizabeth was ...
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Does Gabriel's initial announcement to Mary suggest the virgin birth?

Luke 1:31 records the angel telling Mary, "you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus." Mary's question in reply shows mystification or surprise; it's clear she ...
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Why did Jesus tell Mary not to hold onto Him?

John 20:17a: Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father." Why did Jesus tell Mary not to "hold on to" Him? Presumably it was not a problem with touching, since ...
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In Luke 2, Whose Soul is Simeon Suggesting Will be “Pierced”?

and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will ...
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In John 19:26-27 why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?

What exactly does "took her into his home" mean in the following passage? John 19:26-27 (NIV) 26  When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to ...
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What is the difference in response between Zechariah and Mary?

In Luke 1, we read very similar accounts of two births foretold. In the first, the angel Gabriel tells Zechariah that his wife Elizabeth will bear a son to be named John. In the second, Mary is told ...