Questions tagged [new-testament]

The second major part of the Christian Bible. Questions about specific texts should only be tagged with the name of the text. This tag is reserved for questions related to a collection of texts within the New Testament rather than only one individual text within this collection.

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Reconciling Deuteronomy 32:5-9 with 2 Peter 2:1

We seem to have another theme of being "bought" in Deuteronomy 32 as opposed to being bought by the blood of Jesus. I am aware of the other question on this site for 2 Peter 2:1, yet this ...
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Why is the End of the Bible so metaphorical? [closed]

First of all, I believe in the whole Bible, that it is the infallible Word of God. But I also need to understand, at least from the Hermeneutical point of view. Jesus came, 2000 years ago. And His ...
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Marriage to a non-believer allowed in 1 Corinthians 7:12?

there is a very interesting situation I would like to clarify about being Christian and getting married to a non-believer, in 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 it reads: 14 Do not be unequally yoked together ...
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Does Jesus condemn the death penalty in Matthew 5:38-39? If not, what did he mean?

In Matthew 5:38-39 Jesus says: Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy ...
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When does the new testament reference the ark of the covenant or old testament stories that mention it? [closed]

A large amount of the old testament focuses on the Ark and stories involving it. crossing the desert crossing the Jordan the conquest of the holy land the philistine capture of the ark and the ...
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Matthew 9:2-8 Why was "This man is blaspheming" considered an evil thought without knowing Jesus' identity?

I've been meditating on this amazing story of Matthew 9:2-8 and have a question: Why was "This man is blaspheming" classified as an evil thought without the knowledge of Jesus' identity ...
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Does Matthew 3:3 prove the divinity of Christ, and, if so, how? [closed]

I come from a Jehovah's Witness family and only recently became a Trinitarian. Three days ago, I was reading through the scriptures and came across Matthew 3:3 which reads: For this is he that was ...
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In the context of how Jesus is interpreted as the Israel in the OT, how does that bridge covenants? [closed]

Many of the OT scriptures that applied to Israel are applied to Christ in the NT, so that Jesus is the very essence of Israel in a spiritual context. Even the servant psalms in Isaiah, such as Isaiah ...
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Are there scriptural evidences to know when was the New Testament written, and by who? [closed]

My question is; when was the New Testament written, and by whom was it written? I strongly believe that there would have been so much difficulty in writing the Bible at that time, due to the ...
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Two words for love in John 21:15–17

I haven't found a way to search to see if questions on specific Biblical passages have already been asked. I'm trying to find out if anyone has dealt with Jesus' possible Hebrew/Aramaic words in the ...
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Does the "water" in 2 Peter 3:5 refer to a material cause?

2 Peter 3:5 - "...and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God" (ESV) Does this verse's text give us any ideas on how to properly interpret this? I have been ...
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Exodus's hardening heart of Pharaoh similar to Romans 1:24 & Romans 1:26's claim that God gave over women & men to their homosexual lustful sex acts

I suppose this is question to challenge the Calvinists/ Reform Baptists/Presbyterians who support the predestination doctrine. Romans 1:24 & Romans 1:26's claim that God gave over women & men ...
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How did they cook fish and bread over a charcoal fire in the first century (John 21:9)?

How did they cook fish and bread over a charcoal fire in the first century (John 21:9)? When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. (John 21:9, ...
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What caused the switch in the preaching parameters? Luke 22:35-36

Initially Jesus commands his twelve disciples to preach the kingdom of God, but with very particular instructions (which later He reverses). “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave ...
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What does Ephesians 6:10-11 mean?

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. What does it mean when the ...
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Why did Hebrews 9:4 claim Aharon's Staff was in the Ark- contradicting [Numbers 17:25 | 1 Kings 8:9 | 2 Chronicles 5:10]?

The NT author of Hebrews 9:4 recounts items in the Ark of the Covenant (while at the >> desert tabernacle). [Hebrews 9:4] "Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid ...
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What's the significance of using terms for yoked pertaining to marriage?

Matt. 19:6; Mark 10:9 -- ὁ θεὸς συνέζευξεν "what God has yoked together" 2 Cor. 6:14 - ἑτεροζυγοῦντες "unequally yoked" lit. "yoke to another of a different kind" These ...
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Can someone explain Matthew 19:11-12 on eunuchs?

Three days ago I was reading Matthew 19:11-12 and it confused me as what the verse is talking about, can someone please explain to me what the verse means and it's context? But he said unto them, All ...
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Does 1 Peter 4:8 mean that some sins are covered over?

Three days ago I was reading 1 Peter 4:8 and I was confused by this verse does it mean that some sins are covered or automatically forgiven? I would greatly appreciate an answer. And above all things ...
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How come in John 14:22-23 it seems like Jesus doesn't answer the question but talks about something else?

John 14:22-23 (ESV) says: Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep ...
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Does 2 Corithians 3 17 say Jesus is the Holy Spirit [duplicate]

Does this verse tell us that Jesus Christ is The Holy Spirit? 2 Corinthians 3 (KJV) 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. What is THAT SPIRIT? Does ...
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Is Jesus’ response to worship in John 9:38 only consistent with him being God?

ὁ δὲ ἔφη· πιστεύω, κύριε· καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτῷ.(John 9:38, NA27) He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. (John 9:38, ESV). The apostle Peter in Acts (10:26-27), similar incident with ...
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In Luke 16:21 why were the dogs mentioned?

who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. (Luke 16:21, ESV) Some see the dogs as further insult to Lazarus. Some see the dogs ...
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How does the right hand and forehead for the mark of the beast correlate to the hand and forehead for the Shema?

How does the right hand and forehead for the mark of the beast correlate to the hand and forehead for the Shema? Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to ...
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Are there any variant texts missing the word "fire" from Matthew 3:11 and Luke 3:16?

Here are the two verses: Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you ...
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Does John include Jesus’ interchange with Phillip (John 5:7) to emphasize another parallel with Moses (Num. 11:21-22)?

Does John include Jesus’ interchange with Phillip (John 5:7) to emphasize another parallel with Moses (Num. 11:21-22)? Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, ...
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Why is λόγος accusative singular in John 19:8 and genitive plural in John 19:13?

Why is λόγος accusative singular in John 19:8 and genitive plural in John 19:13? In both cases λόγος is the object of the verb ἀκούω (hear). There seems to be three possibilities. In v8 Pilate ...
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Meaning and significance of the greek word "ἅπτομαι" (haptomai \ haptou) in John 20:17 [duplicate]

I have always been struck by the "oddness" and also variation in the translation of Jesus statement in John 20:17 to Mary magdeline after his resurrection. It is rendered in various english ...
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From the account in John 18 did Peter just deny being a follower of Christ, or did he actually disown following Christ?

John gave more details that the other Gospels. To start with he told that Peter cut off the ear of the high priest's servant at the beginning of ch18. Since the high priest and apparently his ...
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In Luke 11:42–43 did Jesus have Micah 6:8 in mind?

See the matching with [A], [B], and [C]. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice [A] and the love of God [B]. These you ought to have done, without ...
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The triad of Peter, James, and John

This is somewhat related to another question I've asked. A common tradition of early Christian literature is that Jesus had a core group of twelve disciples (Mark 3.14-19; Matthew 10.1-4; Luke 6.13-...
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Hebrews 9:28, what is the accurate translation of this phrase?

Hebrews 9:28, DRB: So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many; the second time he shall appear without sin to them that expect him unto salvation. The phrase he shall appear ...
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Date of appearance of the New Testament in Syriac (Peshitta)

I was reading a book [pdf] that defends the translation Reina-Valera 1960 and the Textus Receptus (its base text for the New Testament). One argument says that the version Peshitta used as base text ...
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Did John expect his readers to catch the mistakes Jews made relating to Jesus and his teachings?

The Jews said the Christ is to come from Bethlehem in John 7:42, not knowing that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” 41 ...
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How possible is it that the Gospel of Luke and Acts were written for Paul’s defense?

The abrupt stop of the historic information in the book of Acts leads to the conclusion that the history stops because that was when Luke wrote Acts and his Gospel. Note where the history stops: ...
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What is the best translation of the participles in the Great Commission, Matt. 28:19-20?

All the verbs in the Great Commission are participles except for μαθητεύσατε ("make disciples). For example, πορευθέντες (going) is often translated as an imperative although it is a participle. ...
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What’s the meaning of revelation 20:6 [duplicate]

The resurrection to heavenly life is called “the first resurrection.” (Revelation 20:6) This indicates that there will be another resurrection. It will be an earthly one. is that the meaning? I don’t ...
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How did Judas die? How can the stories in Matthew and Acts be reconciled?

In fact, there are multiple discrepancies between these two verses, what did really happen? Matthew 27:5-8 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged ...
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How is the Sermon on the Mount, Matt. 5:17-20 in particular, consistent with grace?

The Sermon on the Mount stressed keeping the Law at an even higher level than the Pharisees, who were stricter about keeping the Law that most of the Jews. The Sermon on the Mount pushed keeping the ...
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Why does the translation of the pronoun for light change within John 1?

The pronoun (αὐτὸ) in John 1:5 which refers to the light (φῶς) is translated as “it”. But in John 1:10 and thereafter, pronouns which refer to the light are translated as “he/him/his”. Why? This is ...
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Why did Jesus say “we” in John 3:11?

Why did Jesus say “we” in John 3:11? Did Nicodemus understand what “we” meant? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our ...
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What's the difference between ἱεροῦ hieron & ναὸν naos?

What's the difference between ἱεροῦ hieron & ναὸν naos? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple (ἱεροῦ hieron, G2411) profane the sabbath, and are ...
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Matthew 24:1-2 No stone left upon another, prophecy failed?

In Matthew 24:1-2 Jesus makes a prophecy about the temple buildings being totally destroyed and that not a stone shall lay upon another; 1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his ...
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In John 11:2 why did John reference Mary anointing Jesus’ feet before this occurred in chapter 12?

In John 11:2 why did John reference Mary anointing Jesus’ feet before this occurred in chapter 12? It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother ...
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Who are the dogs in Philippians 3:2 and Revelation 22:15?

Deuteronomy 23:18 says Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God. (...
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What are the "fruits of your righteousness" mentioned in 2 Corinthians 9:10?

What are the fruits of your righteousness mentioned in 2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase ...
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What does Matthew 12:6 mean?

What does Matthew 12:6 mean? Is Jesus Christ referring to himself or 'something' else? I mean the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Matt 12:6 - But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.
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Who is Mary Magdalene in John 19:25 and John 20?

There are similar questions, but none ask exactly who Mary Magdalene is. John 19:25 lists three other women including Jesus' mother who aren't Many Magdalene: but standing by the cross of Jesus were ...
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Why is there a separation between Luke and Acts?

Even though there are still some discussions on that, Luke is widely recognized as the author of the book of Acts. Wikenhauser-Schmid (Einleitung, 376) list the following modern interpreters who ...
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Can *he* in Rev. 19:13 be identified as Christ without using "The Word of God" for the identification?

Can he in Rev. 19:13 be identified as Christ without using "The Word of God" (ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ) for the identification? He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is ...

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