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Questions involving Jewish synagogues, customs, cultural relevance, and history in providing historical and cultural context. Do not use this to ask general history questions about synagogues.

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What synagogue-rules allowed the 'formerly blind man' to be put out of the synagogue?

Generally, we often see in Bible study that the Pharisees would "kick them out of the synagogue because they didn't want people to believe in Jesus". But, that doesn't address the actual ...
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Why was it normal for Jesus and apostles to teach in (and perhaps be rejected from) so many NT Jewish synagogues?

I want to know what was being taught in the synagogues and what the rules were so that Jesus and the apostles of Acts did what they did. Why were they welcome as non-teachers and why were they ...
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What are the differences between a synagogue and a temple?

I had actually considered these two to be the same thing. Probably because they are both religious institutions. Matthew 21:12-13 NKJV 12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all ...
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Why did the Jews accept the Synagogue built by a non-Jew in Luke 7:4?

Luke 7:4 KJV And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he [the Centurion] was worthy for whom he should do this: 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a ...
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What is the backdrop of Matt 12: 6 , which hints that there were separate synagogues for different sects of Jews during Jesus' ministry?

We read at the opening of Matt 12, how Jesus confronts the Pharisees' scrupulosity in following the rules related to Sabbath: At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His ...
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Is the church at the time of the book of James meeting in synagogues?

In James 2:2 (YTL) for if there may come into your synagogue a man with gold ring, in gay raiment, and there may come in also a poor man in vile raiment, or in ASV For if there come into your ...
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Are the multiple mentions of Gentiles attending synagogues on Sabbath in Acts evidence that the Gentiles are to keep the Sabbath?

Acts 13:42-48 (ESV) 42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to ...
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Who was attending the synagogues in Jesus times?

Were there only Jewish men, or women as well? Were there children? If so, of what age? 42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people repeatedly begged to have these things spoken to them the ...
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