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There are three Herods in scripture. 1 The one that killed the infants at the time of Jesus' birth - 'Herod the Great'. 2 The one that killed John the Baptist - 'Herod Antipas'. (Also 'the Tetrarch'.) 3 The one that killed James, the brother of John - 'Herod Agrippa'. (See Young's Analytical Concordance under 'Herod'.) Wikipedia - Herod Antipas agrees ...


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Why did Jesus begin his ministry at age 30? Jesus a sympathetic High Priest that can sympathize with our weaknesses. For this reason, he came to earth born as a man having flesh and blood, and experiencing life as a human, having feelings and emotions at first hand. Hebrews 4:15 (NASB) 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our ...


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Here is an extract from Wikipedia about the Herodian family (source): Herod the Great (born c. 74 BC, ruled 37–4 BC), client king of Judea who built the Second Temple (in Jerusalem) and in the New Testament orders the Massacre of the Innocents Herod Archelaus (born 23 BC, ruled 4 BC–AD 6), ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea Herod Antipas (born 21 BC, ...


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At birth, what titles did Jesus already possess? Luke 2:11 & 21 (NKJV) "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." "And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb." At birth,...


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At what exact moment did Jesus give up His "wealth?" Answer: It depends on how we interpret 2 Corinthians 8:9 as suggested in the OP. I. Was this at his birth? Well, we might be even more specific: "Was this at His conception?" We should recognize that Christ was unfathomably wealthy as the Creator of the universe. Hebrews 10:5 may help ...


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2 Cor 8:9 says this: For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. There are several things to notice about this "divine exchange": It was Christ's poverty that was the key to our salvation Christ's poverty was gained at the expense ...


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Jesus was the poorest of the poor when he cried upon the cross as he had nothing left, including his only clothes. At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Psalm22: 14 through 18 speaks volumes. 14As waters I have been poured out, And separated themselves ...


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I suggest that the short answer is yes. In a post shared here I made the case that: The gifts of the Magi were very likely used to finance the trip to Egypt Joseph & Mary didn't yet have those funds when the avian sacrifice was made in the temple I understand some do not like that perspective; please see the linked post for a more extended discussion ...


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The disciples (James, John, Peter and Andrew) were called personally by Jesus after they, like many others, went from Galilee down to Judaea to repent and be baptised under John's ministry. They must have temporarily laid aside their family businesses to focus on the spiritual events taking place near the River Jordan. Whilst responding to John's ministry, ...


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When Jesus died. -- From Matthew 27: 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; Compare to Hebrews 9: 3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; ... 7 But into the second went the high priest alone once ...


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This question is an exact replica of the same question on Got Questions. The answer is - also - on Got Questions, after the question. So I have just copied the answer to here : Jehoram is anointed king of Judah (2 Kings 1:17), ruling with his father, Jehoshaphat, for the final 5 or 6 years of his father’s reign. Elijah is translated to heaven (2 Kings 2:1–...


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The answer to this question hinges on the meaning of "Last Days" (Acts 2:17). Was it Peter's time or our time or both or neither? It comes as a rude shock to some that the New Testament calls the time after Jesus’ resurrection, the “last days”, or “last hour”, or similar. Note the following: Acts 2:17 – Peter calls the day of Pentecost the “last ...


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Such an excellent and important question!! A more literal rendering of Matt 26:63, 64 (BSB) gives: Then the high priest said to Him, “I charge You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God.” “You [pl] have said it yourself,” Jesus answered. “But I say to all of you [pl], from now on you [pl] will see the Son of Man sitting ...


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You've inspired an interesting scenario. I can imagine the following exchange between Paul and James in front of Peter at the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1-29). James alluding to Genesis 22 asked Paul, "Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?" Paul alluding to Genesis 15:6 replied, "Yes, ...


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Short answer There would have been no conflict between Paul and James at the Jerusalem council because in their letters they cited Gen 15:6 for a different purpose. Furthermore, "works" in Galatians means differently and has a different relationship with faith than in James. In Galatians "works" means obeying the law of Moses to be ...


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The short answer is - we are not told when the decision of the Godhead decided to make Jesus the Messiah and propitiation for sin. However, we have some strong hints: Ps 110:1 - The LORD said to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." Ps 2:2, 7-9 - The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers ...


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The first reason to believe the predictions of Matthew 24:29-31 are fulfilled is that's the most straightforward way of reading the text. Matthew 24:34 (shortly after) says "Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened." To this you can add that it's the most straightforward way of reading Matthew 16:...


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NIV Hebrews 10: 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the ...


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Earlier in the same book, we have 1 Corinthians 8:3 English Standard Version But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. 1 Corinthians 13: 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. I.e., fully known by God. I believe Paul is expressing the idea of seeing God ...


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When shall we see Jesus "face to face"? The simplest direct answer is found in Rev 22:3, 4 - No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be within the city, and His servants will worship Him. They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. To be with Jesus is the primary reward of the saved saints ...


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Matthew 26:64 "You have said so," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." https://biblehub.com/matthew/26-64.htm from ἀπ’ (ap’) Preposition Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, ...


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Initially, your question perplexed me. After delving into this beautiful love story I was still none the wiser. Why uncover his feet? Was there some significance about this single act? Four hours later, after immersing myself in this story, I gave up. There was no obvious explanation to be found in the Bible. However, I think I should share with you ...


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I prefer the above, accepted answer (Luke 2:11) to my own, here. Although what I have stated is true, I think the accepted answer better answers the question. Consequent upon his sufferings for sins ('he bore our sins in his own body on the tree', 1 Peter 2:24) and his yielding his life to eradicate sin, itself, in death ('he hath made him sin, that we ...


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The Apostle Paul explains it quite nicely at Philippians 2:3-8. Vs3, "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of your regard one another as more important than himself; vs4, do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interest of others." This is not hard to understand because ...


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Mt. 28:2 And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it The angel rolled back the stone and sat on it. He did not roll back the stone, go inside and perform the resurrection miracle. The resurrection was performed by God (Romans 8:11). When? Matthew 27:50 When ...


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Let's take a look at the two calendars most relevant to New Testament chronology Julian Calendar When implemented the Julian calendar was a significant step forward in chronological accuracy, pegging the tropical year at 365.25 days (just a little over 11 minutes off). There was a problem though--they accidentally held leap year every 3 years instead of ...


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The simple answer is "yes" in the sense that Jesus is discussing. The problem is the preposition usually translated "again" which is ἄνωθεν (anóthen) in John 3:3, 7. It occurs just 13 times in the NT and mostly means either: "from the beginning", Luke 1:3, Acts 26:5 more often "from above", Matt 27;51, Mark 15:38, ...


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Yes, surely, also the OT prophets should be born anew, in Holy Spirit, in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, which means that before Christ's crucifying and destroying the sin of humanity on Cross, the sin that has infected humanity since Adam's fall and His death and resurrection, the prophets are not yet in the Kingdom of Heaven. Yet, we also definitely ...


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There are so many things here - let me try to take them one at a time. Shadow The idea of the OT Ceremonial law and system being a shadow occurs several times in the NT: Col 2:17 - These [religious festival and temple rites] are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. Heb 8:5 - They serve at a sanctuary that is a ...


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This question is part of a far more general pattern between the OT and NT that takes the titles and unique attributes of Jehovah in the OT and applies them to Jesus in the NT. Unique Attribute OT Jehovah NT Jesus God Deut 4:35, 6:4, 32:39, Isa 44:6, 45:5, 6 Matt 1:22, 23; John 1:1, 18, 20:28, Col 2:9, Rom 9:5, Heb 1:8, 9, Tit 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1, 1 Tim 3:16, ...


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