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Why does Jesus ask about saving a life in Mark 3:4?

In Mark 3:1-6, Jesus goes into a synagogue where there is a man with a shriveled hand and the Pharisees are watching to see if he will heal on the Sabbath. Jesus then Then Jesus asked them, "...
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What does from Sabbath to Sabbath mean in Isaiah 66:23?

Isaiah 66:23 23 “And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from sabbath to sabbath, All mankind will come to bow down before Me,” says the Lord. Does this mean that mankind will come and worship ...
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Sabbath on Saturday or anyway? Mark 2:27 [closed]

Is Jesus changing the meaning of what "Sabbath" is for us? Like the sermon on the Mount Mt. 5-7 where Jesus is taking the next step, " You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You ...
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In John 7:23, which law is not broken—circumcision or the Sabbath?

John 7:23 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath? NASB, ©1995 Is it ...
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Does the sixth day before the Passover in John 12:1 rule out a Friday crucifixion day?

John 12:1-3, "Jesus, therefore, six days before the passover, came to Bethany, where was Lazarus, who had died, whom he raised out of the dead; 2 they made, therefore, to him a supper there, and ...
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On which day was the wave offering made in Leviticus 23:10-11?

Leviticus 23:10-11 New International Version (NIV) 10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf ...
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According to Exodus 20:8-11 when is the Sabbath to be observed?

Which day is the correct Sabbath as prescribed in the ten commandments found in Exodus 20:8-11? 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 ...
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Was the city of Emmaus along a populated route from Jerusalem?

Luke 24:13, "And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs." (KJV) As Emmaus was 60 furlongs from Jerusalem, and as 1 ...
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Gen 4:3 Is this a specific time / day that Cain/Abel were to come and meet with YHWH? If so what time/day is it?

In Gen 4:3 it says that "in the course of time" (NASB) they brought an offering to YHVH. The 2 Hebrew words are typically translated "at the end of days" which seems to me to imply a specific end of ...
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The purpose of resting on the Sabbath

There are two main reasons given in the Old Testament as to why the Israelites are to observe the Sabbath. The first one is mentioned in Exodus 31:16-17 [KJV]: 16 Wherefore the children of Israel ...
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Hebraically, did God ordain the weekly Sabbath in Genesis 2?

By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He ...
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John 19:31 - How does the Sabbath Explain why Jesus' Body had to be Taken Down?

1. Question, for Historical Interpretation of Sabbath Law What Sabbath considerations might have applied - that would lead to a request to take Jesus' body down from the cross? Aside: Does the Greek ...
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Luke 23:54 - Historical Evidence that the Jewish Calendar Day began at Sunrise?

Closely Related: - Historical Evidence that the Jewish Calendar Day Began at Sunset? - Luke 23:54 - How should "Sabbath Dawning" be Interpreted? - Historical Evidence of the Sabbath Rest ...
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In Genesis, Did God Work and Rest on the Sabbath?

Closely Related: - Judaism.Stackexchange - Did God Create the Sabbath Rest? 1. Question - Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Analysis : Setting aside Jewish and Christian doctrines, and traditional ...
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During the Passion - What laws might Jesus and his disciples been accused of breaking?

Related to: Luke 22 : What was Jesus' Basis to Order His Disciples to Violate the Passover Sabbath? 1. Question - During the Passion Narrative1 - What laws might Jesus and his disciples been ...
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Luke 22 : What was Jesus' Basis to Order His Disciples to Violate the Passover Sabbath?

Related: - In the early church, was the Last Supper Considered a Passover Feast? - During the Passion - What laws might Jesus and his disciples been accused of breaking? NOTE: Hopefully, this ...
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Why is Jesus the Lord of the Sabbath and NOT the Father?

In Matt. 12:8,1 the Lord Jesus Christ refers to himself, the Son of Man, being “Lord of the Sabbath”: 8 “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” NASB Ηʹ κύριος γάρ ἐστιν τοῦ σαββάτου ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ...
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In Genesis 2:3, what are the practical implications of God "blessing" and "sanctifying" the seventh day?

In Genesis 2:3, what are the practical implications of God "blessing" and "sanctifying" the seventh day?: Gen 2:3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God stopped ...
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Pronoun confusion in Exodus 31:17? Who rested?

Exodus 31 closes with Moses being told what to say to the people, verbatim. The use of first person pronoun to refer to the LORD is consistent throughout the section. I quote it all just to display ...
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Is "The Lord of the Sabbath" the LORD God?

The Gospel of Jesus Christ records that Jesus states He is Lord of the Sabbath: For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath. (Matthew 12:8 ESV) So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath. (Mark 2:28 ...
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Historical Evidence of the Sabbath Rest Beginning the Preceding Night?

1. Question - a Reference Request for Historical Evidence: In view of this question : Luke 23:54 - How should "Sabbath Dawning" be Interpreted? Is there any historical evidence showing ...
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Did Chrysostom's Text Say a "Double Sabbath" was One Day? or Two?

Related: - What does sabbaton deuteroproton in Luke 6:1 refer to? - Do Idioms Used in the Crucifixion Narrative Resolve the "3 Day/3 Night" Objections? 1. Question: Homilies on Matthew (...
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Sabbath, Sabbaths or week? Matthew 28:1

Reading in Matthew 28:1 (ESV): Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. ὀψὲ δὲ σαββάτων τῇ ἐπιφωσκούσῃ εἰς μίαν ...
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Is there a hint in any of Evangelions why Jesus was crucified so close to Sabbath?

There's a passage in St. John's Evangelion: 31 Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of ...
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What was the intention behind Jesus stating that he is "lord of the Sabbath?"

Matthew 12:1-8 ESV 1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, ...
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Was Israel to be without heating or an ability to cook food on sabbath? (Exodus 35:2-3)

Ex. 35:2-3   “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, ba sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. “You shall ...
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What are the many Sabbaths referred to in scripture?

As I was studying this morning, I came across Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them. ...
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Colossians 2:16 speaks of holy days, festivals or weekly sabbaths?

LITV says Then do not let anyone judge you in eating, or in drinking, or in part of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths, GW says clearly weekly worship days. for "Sabbath." However, ...
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Calculating months and weeks in the Mosaic Law

Is the Law of Moses based on the lunar calendar? According to Genesis 8:3-4 the ark of Noah rested on Mount Ararat "on the 17th day of the seventh month." Genesis 8:3-4 (NASB) 3 and the water ...
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How can Jesus say "My Father is working until now" in John 5:16,17 if God rested on the 7th day?

John 5:16,17 (ESV) And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working....
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What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?

I have a question about the context of Mark 16:1 and Luke 23:56 as they relate to the buying and preparing of the burial spices for Jesus of Nazareth. Mark 16:1 (ESV) states: When the Sabbath was ...
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Was John in the Spirit on the "Day of the Lord" or "Sunday" in Revelation 1:10?

I have a translation of the New Testament in my hands, in which Revelation 1:10 is rendered as "I was in the Spirit on Sunday". When I looked up the same verse in some other translations, I saw "I was ...
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How does Jesus' argument from David and the showbread work?

Jesus defended his disciples gleaning on the Sabbath by retelling a story about David. Mark 2:23-28 (ESV): One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his ...
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