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Why was healing power attributed to St Peter's shadow?

We read in Acts 5:15: As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. We are not told ...
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Does Paul mean that Peter's wife traveled with the Twelve and Jesus, along with other women in the group?

We know that several women traveled with Jesus and the Twelve throughout the 3 1/2 year ministry of Jesus, taking care of their needs: And it happened that soon afterward He was going around from one ...
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Can John 21:15–17 be translated to distinguish Agape and Phileo?

Here’s the text with both Greek words agape and phileo which are normally translated as “love” shown in parenthesis: When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do ...
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Filo vs agapas in the dialog of Peter with resurrected Jesus, a linguistic detail [duplicate]

In John 21:15-17 the deep meaning of the text is revealed by using different words to express love: filo (like) and agapas (love). I think, Peter was grieved by the meaning of the text about words of ...
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On St. Peter's Sword

John 18:10: Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And the name of the servant was Malchus. (Douay-Rheims) Why would a ...
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Is it a valid to see Jesus in the boat in Luke 5:3-4 and out of the boat in John 21:4-6 as symbolic physical presence with respect to the call?

In Luke 5:3-4 Jesus was in the boat when initiating the miraculous catch leading into the call for Peter to leave fishing for fish to fish for men (Luke 5:10-11) at the beginning of Jesus ministry on ...
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Why does Acts not mention the deaths of Peter and Paul?

As far as we know, Peter and Paul died in Rome in the mid 60s. According to most scholars the Book of Acts is dated to 80+, sometimes as late as 120. Given how often the book mentions Peter and ...
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Could Peter's denial be classified in the same level as the betrayal of Judas?

Towards his crucifixion, Christ warns of denial and betrayal amongst some of his disciples. First, it's Judas, followed by Peter, who actually falls into the trap KJV Matthew 26:14-16 Then one of the ...
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1 Peter 3:7 - So what exactly are husbands and wives understood to be vessels for to varying degrees?

In 1st Peter 3:7, Peter instructs husbands to be cognizant that their wives lack the strength that men do as vessels. 1 Peter 3:7 7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, ...
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With what quality or sense does Simon Peter ask Jesus to leave him in Luke 5:8?

But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!" Luke 5:8 NET@ Some references to "ἐξέρχομαι ἀπό" Matt. 12:43; 17:...
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Who is 'the disciple that Jesus loved'? [duplicate]

My question, appearing as a duplicate question to what has been asked, identifies a scriptural reference that tells me that this disciple is not the apostle John, as the majority professes him to be. ...
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Why did Peter dedicate his first book to those who are 'strangers'? (1Peter1.1) Was Peter different to the other apostles, and aware of it?

Does the linguistic trope 'strangers' hold implications regarding inner nature of certain biblical characters? If Jesus blessed Peter could he have opened Peter's eyes to his (base) nature in need of ...
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Someone said the Biblical Apostles and Prophets got it wrong about the return of Christ in Acts 2:16-17

This question does not reflect my belief at all, but I would like to know others' thoughts because it almost made me question the authority of Scripture. Recently, the owner of a ministry called ...
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Why Jesus didn't have sins and how is it possible?

I'd like to understand why Jesus didn't have sins, as it states in 2 Cor 5:21: 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. And ...
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4 different ways to interpret 2 Peter 2:20-22?

Given the surrounding context of 2 Peter 2:20-22, we might come to 4 different conclusions on the interpretation of this verse. Given the rule of rational deduction, can we interpret 2 Peter 2:20-22 ...
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Do John 1:35-42 & Matthew 10:1-4 describe the same occasion?

Is the occasion of Jesus calling Simon in Matthew 10:1-4 the same occasion found in John 1:35-42?
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What is the meaning of the Greek - "having been born again"? 1 Pet 1:23

1 Pet 1:23 (NDLT, bold highlights word in question) having been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, by the living and abiding word of God Peter uses a word that seems to be used ...
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Κηφάς (Greek proper name) < κεϕαλή (head) < πέτρος (rock)?

Are Κηφάς (a Greek proper name < Aramaic כיפא‎, kēp̄ā, "rock"), κεϕαλή (head), and πέτρος (rock) etymologically related? Jn. 1:42: "Thou shalt be called Cephas (Κηφάς), which is ...
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What is the significance and meaning behind Jesus giving Simon the name Peter?

What is the significance behind Jesus giving the apostle Simon the new name Peter and him being referred to in scripture as either "Peter" / "Simon Peter" from then on ? I have ...
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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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Acts 1:18 - Matthew 27:5 - Contradiction on Judas death & who purchased the field (silver coins) [duplicate]

Acts 1:18-19 18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it was known unto all the ...
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What does washing of the feet symbolize in John 13:10?

John 13:10 (NASB) Jesus said to him, He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all. What spiritual reality/truth is Jesus getting at by ...
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Might we infer, based on Peter's divine revelation in Matthew 16:16, that the same happened earlier to Nathanael in John 1:49?

Peter identified Christ in Matthew 16:16 by divine revelation. Can we assume the same occurred to Nathanael in John 1:49? In both the Gospels of Matthew and John, we read of Jesus being identified as ...
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Does John 1:41-42 parallel Matthew 16:16-18, where Simon is also named "Cephas/Peter"?

In the Gospel of John, Christ names Simon "Cephas" (Peter): John 1:41-42: "[Andrew] found first his own brother Simon and said to him, 'We have found the Messiah' (which translated ...
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According to Mark 14:68 the first rooster crowed after Peter's first denial, wasn't it supposed to crow after his third denial?

According to Mark 14:30 before, the rooster crows twice Peter would deny Jesus three times: Mark 14:30 And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you ...
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Can we determine from the text/context in what language Peter preached his sermon at Pentecost (Acts 2:14-41)?

We all know that the apostles and disciples miraculously spoke different tongues at Pentecost, that the foreigners around who were native speakers of those languages could understand: 5 Now there ...
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Whom did Ananias lie to? The Holy Spirit, God or both? Acts 5:3-4

Acts 5:3-4 (ESV): 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained unsold, did ...
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Did Jesus address Peter or Satan influencing Peter when he said “Get behind me, Satan!" in Matthew 16:23?

Matthew 16:23 (ESV): 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Was ...
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Simon Peter vs. Simeon Peter - is there significance/context to using one vs. the other

Peter is regularly referred to as "Simon Peter". But in two places in the New Testament he is called "Simeon Peter". At the Jerusalem conference in Acts 15: 13 and after they are ...
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"Thou shalt deny me thrice" - Prophecy or Command?

Peter does a 180 It is curious how quickly Peter changed from the brave (if brash) swordsman in Gethsemane to the frightened denier. Peter denied Jesus 3 times despite being warned in advance: Jesus ...
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What difference does Paul intend the Galatians to place on the changing of Peter's name from Cephas to Peter and back to Cephas?

In writing to the Galatians, Paul includes some historical material: 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the ...
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In Matthew 16:18, was Jesus referring to Peter or himself when he said "upon this rock"? [duplicate]

In Matthew 16:18, was Jesus referring to Peter or himself when he said "upon this rock, i will build my church"? 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will ...
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Did Peter converse with (pray to) the Holy Spirit in Acts 10:9-19?

Acts 10:9-19 (NIV): 9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and ...
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In his sermon, Peter accuses the huge crowd of being guilty of - "nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles". "Why?

Acts 2:23 NASB 23 This man, who was handed over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed by nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles. Many people in this huge crowd of ...
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What did Peter not realize in Luke 9:33?

In Luke 9:33, when Peter suggests setting up tabernacles for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah, the author of Luke says he “didn’t realize what he was saying.” What did Peter not realize? What was wrong about ...
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Why did Jesus ask Peter, no less than 3 times: "Do you love me?'

I was asked this question by a realtor several days ago, while being shown possible retirement homes, I having casually mentioned that I was an advocate for this site, even to the point of ...
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At John 20:6,7, is what Peter saw in the tomb his "lightbulb" moment to recognize Jesus as the Messiah?

In John chapter 20, we see the disciples going into the tomb where Jesus was lain. In verse 6,7: "Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes ...
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Did the apostles think that the end is imminent?

Paul: Romans 13:11-12. 1 Corinthians 7:29. 1 Thessalonians 4:15. Hebrews 10:37. James: James 5:8. Peter: 1 Peter 4:7. The question is so simple: Did the apostles think that the end is imminent?
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Is there a causal connection between the denial of Peter and Christ's question?

According to the Gospels, Peter denied Jesus three times. Is this the reason why Jesus asked Peter "do you love me" exactly three times?
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Mark 16:7 Did Peter lose his salvation upon his denial of Jesus thrice?

Is there reason to believe from the text that Peter was no longer included and numbered among the disciples (followers of Jesus, believers, those who would be saved, have eternal life) when the ...
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How did Peter recognize the OT prophets?

In Matt 17:4, how did Peter recognize Moses and Elijah?
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What are the interpretive options for Acts 15 and Galatians 1-2?

In Acts 15 a dispute between Paul and Peter is described. Here are the details, as I understand them: Peter was denying table fellowship to new Christian converts who were not circumcised and who did ...
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Meaning of Peter's second comment to the maiden's interrogation in Mark

In Mark 14:68, Peter denies knowing Jesus, but he also says he does not understand what she meant: But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went ...
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What is the significance of how Jesus instructed Peter to get the money in Matthew 17:25

In Matthew 17 there is a story of Jesus telling Peter to go and get money for the temple tax. For some reason, Jesus didn't just make money appear or ask Peter to get some from Judas Iscariot (who ...
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I know that you acted in ignorance. Acts 3:17

Whilst giving a sermon in the temple, Peter said to people: Acts 3:17 NASB “And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also." Why did the Jews act in ...
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Is it a written law or an oral law that Peter says is violated when a Jew associates with a non-Jew?

"You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, (Acts 10:28 ESV) Can someone offer a citation from Torah or other Jewish works that may have ...
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Does 1 Peter 3:21 teach baptismal regeneration?

20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21The like ...
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What did Jesus mean by "on this rock, I will build my church"?

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18 What does Jesus mean by "on this rock, I will build My ...
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What prompted Jesus to say "Get thee behind me, Satan" to Peter in Matthew 16:23?

I'm wondering why Jesus told Peter "Get thee behind me, Satan". What do you think Peter's initial reaction was?
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Did Aeneas turn to the Lord with all the others in Lydda and Sharon?

In Acts 9:32-35 32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, who was ...
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