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What is the "baptism of John" described in Acts 18:25?

John the Baptist was the fulfillment of prophecies about one who would prepare the way before the Lord - as per Isaiah 40:3. That Lord was the foretold Messiah; John was the messenger sent before him -...
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How do scholars reconcile Acts 4:12 with Mtt 1:23?

there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. The question takes the word "name" too literally. Thayer's Greek Lexicon says this of the Greek word "...
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How do scholars reconcile Acts 4:12 with Mtt 1:23?

The one and only name of Messiah was "Jesus" (of Nazareth). He is addressed as such countless times by this personal name throughout the Gospel records. However, Jesus has numerous other ...
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How do scholars reconcile Acts 4:12 with Mtt 1:23?

Naming of God Incarnate It is the custom today, and has been the tendency throughout the ages, to give a person more than one name. And sometimes a nickname. Gideon was also called Jerubbaal (Judges ...
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How do scholars reconcile Acts 4:12 with Mtt 1:23?

You are having trouble with the meaning of "the name" among people in Biblical times especially among the Jews. The “name” of Yahweh does not merely refer to the four consonants of God’s ...
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What did the Jewish exorcists do wrong in Acts 19:13

We should distinguish between the traveling exorcists and the sons of Sceva. The former were itinerant miracle-workers. The latter were sons of a high priest. The traveling exorcists might indeed fall ...
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What language(s) would the Jewish Christians in the various Macedonian cities have spoken?

Languages in Macedonia It is an interesting study of popular languages in different cities---and ghettos---that piques our curiosity. Unfortunately, things are complicated because many of the ancient ...
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What/who did the Israelites not obey in Acts 7:37-39?

The answer in is found in the text itself as quoted in the OP's question. To show this, let me quote Acts 7:37-39 from the OP (with my overly literal translation): 37 This is the Moses having said ...
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What/who did the Israelites not obey in Acts 7:37-39?

It is not as straightforward as merely reading three verses. To truly understand Stephen's defense, we must delve into the entire context of his argument and explore the logical narrative he presents. ...
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What/who did the Israelites not obey in Acts 7:37-39?

37 It was this Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you, from among your own kinsfolk, a prophet like me.’ 38 It was he who, in the assembly in the desert, was with the angel who ...
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What/who did the Israelites not obey in Acts 7:37-39?

All of the above. They would not obey Moses who gave them the oracles from God. So, most directly, they would not obey Moses. Moses was the representation of God’s authority to them, so disobedience ...
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Significance of Paul's conversation with the Tribune in Acts 22:26-28

2 Tim 3:16-17 The difference of how a Roman citizen got his citizenship did matter. Being "born a Roman citizen gave special rights (Acts 16:37-38, Acts 22:25-28),of citizenship which were ...
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Acts 2:38 vs Matthew 28:20- "In" vs "On" - By what nuance of meaning would Jesus use εἰς (eis) in Matthew while Peter would use ἐπί (epi) in Acts

Baptism involves two different people; one who performs the baptism and one who is baptized. As such there are two different baptismal confessions. The first is made by the one who has chosen to be ...
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Acts 2:38 vs Matthew 28:20- "In" vs "On" - By what nuance of meaning would Jesus use εἰς (eis) in Matthew while Peter would use ἐπί (epi) in Acts

As individuals, we can take two distinct actions based on our faith. First: Calling 'on' the Name of God or the name of the Lord as in Acts 22:15, 16 NKJV: 15 For you will be His witness to all men ...
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Was Stephen put to death by legal execution or a lynch mob?

Regarding the original question, two verses are to be compared relative to the effective upon the hearts of two different listening audiences. In Acts 2:37, after hearing Peter deliver his Pentacostal ...
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