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Is Matthew alluding to Psalm 2 in Herod's court?

Is the mention of King Herod and the Chief priests being troubled because of the announcement of Christ a veiled reference to the Kings and Princes from Psalm 2? I don't understand Greek, but a quick ...
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Why do we follow Jesus blood line through his father? When he did not physically come from Joseph?

If Jesus wasn’t the actual son of Jospeh. We don’t follow Mary’s blood line.
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Is forever literal in Isaiah 9:7?

Isaiah 9:7 (ESV) (emphasis mine): Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and ...
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Which is the oldest fragment of LXX containing Psalm 22:16?

As far as I am aware, LXX uses a word in this crucial verse which would uncontroversially be translated as "pierced" into English. If it predates the Roman practice of crucifixion and/or ...
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Do the prophecies of Luke 1 imply that Jesus would be a political messiah rather than a spiritual savior?

Luke 1 The "Magnificat" of Mary 51 He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart. 52 He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. 53 ...
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Jesus, Messiah sent by whom?

Paul equated Jesus to Melchizedek (Heb 5:6) who was high priest of the "Most High" even before Israel existed. Jesus was sent as messiah by the "God of Israel" (Deut 32:9) for the ...
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How do we know there should be commas in between the titles in Isaiah 9:6?

Isaiah 9:6 commonly reads: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, ...
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Is there any basis for thinking there could be a future modern-day application of the prophecy in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh; Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab and all who live in the desert in distant places. For all ...
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How do we translate Daniel 9:26?

Why do so many of the Bible versions translate Daniel 9:26 as "the Messiah" or "Messiah" when instead the more literal translation seems to be "a messiah"? King James ...
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Did the imparting of the "gospel of Jesus Christ" start with the ministry of Jesus, or with the ministry of John the Baptist, or are they entwined?

Benson commentary on Mark 1:1-3: The evangelist (Mark) speaks with strict propriety in this sentence ... "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." Mark 1:1 NASB ... ...
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Is "Seeing the Light" after "the suffering of His soul" a reference to the Resurrection of Jesus in Isaiah 53:11?

It is acknowledged by nearly all Christian denominations that Isaiah 53 is a prophetic reference to the crucifixion and substitutionary Death of none other than Jesus Christ. And verses 8-10 ...
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Were Verses 22-42 of John 10 originally part of a separate Chapter?

We read in John 10:22-24 how the Jews pose a question to Jesus on his mission - whether he is the promised Messiah. In Verse 22 and 23 the Evangelist appears to have prepared a perfect setting for the ...
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Does the use of "El-Gibbor" in Isaiah 9:6 substantiate the Deity of Jesus (The Incarnation of God)?

Jesus is known to have said, He who has seen Me has seen the Father! An emphatic assertion of Divinity, if there ever was one! But was it backed up with a supernatural prophecy given hundreds of year ...
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Does God use sarcasm in Zechariah 13:7

“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me,” declares the Lord of hosts. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ...
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How can we know WHEN Jesus became "Messiah the Prince" as per Dan, 9:25. Was it at his baptism; arrival on a donkey; or at his death?

Messiah/Christ means "Annointed One/Chosen One". In Dan 9:23, NASB, The angel Gabriel tells Daniel that he needs to ... give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision. 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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I am reading Acts 3:17-23 (NIV) and I am trying to understand why it seems like the writer is discussing Jesus, but also a Messiah other than Jesus [closed]

17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would ...
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Are there systematic hermeneutical principles that help clarify which prophecies have double fulfilments?

I'm exploring the prophets and Ezra at the moment. In them, there are many prophecies that either refer to the day of The LORD. Now, the day of The LORD seems to refer in different contexts to: A) The ...
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An anointed one vs The anointed one?

Throughout the Hebrew Bible, many individuals are described as ‘anointed’, typically with the task of carrying out God’s will. As many understand, ‘anointed’ translates to ‘Messiah’. The concept of ...
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Is this interpretation of Daniel's 70 weeks bulletproof? Dating "Nisan 20th year of Artaxerxes to March 4, 444 BC

The paper The Prophecy of Prophecies: Correcting Harold Hoehner Interpretation of Daniel’s 70 Weeks has been catching my eye. The view presented hinges on a few things described by the author that I ...
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Why does Jesus quote Zechariah 13:7?

In Matthew 26:31, Jesus says this: “Then Jesus said to them, “This night you will all fall away because of me, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be ...
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How does John and Jesus Fufil the Expectations of the Jews

In the Gospels, During the time Jesus asks "Who do men Say I Am" The replies he got shows that the People of Israel, expected Elijah Christ (Messiah) Jeremiah, or one of the Prophet The ...
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John 7:31 When Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?

How did the people come to have the expectation that the Messiah, when he appears, should be accompanied by a multitude of miraculous signs? Yet many of the people believed in him. They said, “When ...
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Is the term שָׁלֹום (peace) in Isaiah 53:5 usually misunderstood?

Is it referring to restoration from sin through sacrifice paying the penalty of sin rather than what we think of with the English word peace? But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was ...
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Does Jesus quote portions of Scripture with the expectation that his listeners will fill in the parts he leaves unsaid?

I've heard this theory before, but I'm trying to find a reliable source to cite. In English, sometimes we say things like, "when in Rome..." and expect our hearers to complete the figure of ...
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Who are the builders in Psalm 118:22 and why did the Psalmist call them "builders?"

In Psalm 118:22 (KJV) we read: The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. As I understand, the "stone" is Jesus Christ and the builders' refusal refers ...
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Why did JESUS keep his messanic misson a secret? [duplicate]

If Jesus in Mark chapter 1 casts out demons and heals lepers ,why did he want to keep his messiahship a secret?
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What is the connection between "I am the resurrection and life, whoever believes in me will live" and Martha's "You are the Christ, the Son of God"?

After Lazarus has died, there is this exchange in John 11 between Jesus and Martha (John 11:21-27). 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

Luke 4:16-22 is "Then Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath. And when He stood up to read, 17 the scroll of the prophet ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ? [closed]

The problem is this: David was told that the Messiah would come from his body (2 Samuel 7:12), and Matthew and Luke both record genealogies from David to Joseph. There are extra-biblical arguments ...
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Was Jesus referring to Dan. 9:24 in Matt. 18:21, 22?

In Matt. 18:21,22 we read: Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven ...
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Is peace guaranteed only in the holy mountain?

The first part of Isaiah 11 is usually understood as a guarantee that, in the days to come, there will be global peace, and even the wild beasts will not harm each other: the wolf shall dwell with ...
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Jeremiah Prophecy

I am confused about the verses in Matthew 27 :9-10 : ⁹Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was ...
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Who is the speaker in Psalm 45:6 and who is its subject? God or a human king? [duplicate]

JPS Tanakh 1917 Thy throne given of God is for ever and ever; A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Who is the speaker in Psalm 45:6 and who is its subject? God or a human king? Does this ...
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Is Job 33 Messianic?

I’ve been looking at the distinction between God (el), God (eloha), and the Almighty in the book of Job and noticed something. Oftentimes these seem to be named alongside one another rather than as ...
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Who or what is God referring to in Isaiah 11:1?

Isaiah 11:1: "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit."
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How does one reconcile Jesus, as the anointed successor (a priest), with his post cross High Priestly role when reading Leviticus 16:32&33

32The priest who is anointed and ordained to succeed his father as the high priest shall make atonement. He will put on the sacred linen garments 33 and make atonement for the Most Holy Place, the ...
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Is there some prophetic significance to the location of Benjamin’s birth, his names, and the manner of his birth (Genesis 35:16-19)?

This question is about the four verses concerning the birth of Benjamin and death of Rachel: 16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed,...
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Does John 12:41 prove the doctrine of the trinity? [closed]

Does John 12:41 prove the doctrine of the trinity, in John 12:41 it says: These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. This is quoting from Isaiah 6:1-5: In the year that king ...
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Is Jesus the Messiah? [closed]

Does Isaiah 7:14 confirm that Jesus is the Messiah, or is there tension with other parts as below. Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, ...
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Seeking explanations for renounced covenant and God’s wrath “against (His) anointed” in Psalm 89:38-45

Psalms 89:38-45 38 But now you have cast off and rejected; you are full of wrath against your anointed. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant; you have defiled his crown in the dust. ...
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The Messiah would suffer according to Moses?

“Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things ...
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Who is the battle axe in Jeremiah 51:20?

NKJV Jer 51: 19 The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things; And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. The Lord of hosts is His name. 20 “You are My battle-ax and ...
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Why would the resurrected Messiah eat ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43], if YHVH was to restore Vegetarianism [Isaiah 65:25]?

We learn Jesus the Nazarene after being resurrected - eats ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43] : "And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb" (24:...
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Based on Zephaniah 3:9 & John 14:14, what Name should All peoples be calling & serving : "Yehovah" or "Iésous"?

If Zephaniah 3:9 is about Converts calling God's Name in pure speech (with Honesty) & serving God in His Name - What is [the] שֵׁם Shem of God declared by His prophet צְפַנְיָה֙ Tsefaniah? [...
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Are verses 1-19 of Psalm 22 speaking of Christ, or is the entire psalm Messianic?

In the Book of Psalms, Psalm 22, a psalm of David, appears to be describing Christ and His Sacrifice for humanity throughout: Psalm 22:1-19: "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from ...
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Was Christ's statement in John 8:24 a claim of deity, and why would the Jews follow-up with "Who are you?" (8:25)?

John 8:23-25: "And He was saying to them, 'You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 24Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless ...
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Dual fulfillments [closed]

Can anyone provide examples of prophecy that has dual fulfillment? That which has happened will happen again. However, there is a distinction between a story that has happened paralleling to a ...
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Why did Jesus in John 7:2-43 ignore fulfillment of Leviticus 23:36-39 for the 8th day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת Chag Sukkot causing Unrest instead of Rest?

When studying "Festival of The-Tabernacles" in [John 7:2-43], we read about Jesus' rather non-Messianic actions on the 8th [last] day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת. Chag Ha-Sukkot : "**On the last ...
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Do we know where the Matthew 2:6 prophecy is from?

Do we have a document recording that this was prophesied? Is it in the Old Testament somewhere? Matthew 2, KJV 4 And when he [Herod] had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people ...
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