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There sure are some intriguing ideas in the answers. Rather than get distracted, let's look at the immediate context for some direction. God, having spoken long ago to our fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the ages, 3 who,...


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Answering from a Biblical Unitarian perspective. The day in question is indicated in Luke 1:31-35. "Behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, 33 and He will reign over the house of ...


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The answer to this depends on which prediction in 2 Peter 3:3-13 one wishes to discuss. Let me enumerate them: V3, 4 - scoffers who assert uniformitarianism (as distinct from catastrophism as taught in the the Bible, eg, the flood, V5-7) - this doctrine was first officially propounded by James Hutton in the 18th century and has had significant influence ...


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They are partially fulfilled. However, the part of the prophecy that most people see in this passage is as the tip of the iceberg: there is a trove beneath the surface. For those interested in doing a little digging into the treasure of 2 Peter 3:1-13, I would point out the following clues to get started: Notice what Peter speaks of in verse 4: "...


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Is there any interpretative room for the predictions of 2 Peter 3:3ff as fulfilled? Answer: Yes, and No. I. Yes, Peter states that scoffers will point out the delay in the Lord's return. The scoffers have a valid point. II. God is eternal. As you noted in the OP, "with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (v8). ...


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It is possible to understand Ps 2:7 in different ways: A statement about David becoming the "Son of God" in the royal sense (we see this often such as 1 Sam 8:7, 8, 24:6, 2 Sam 19:21, 1 Chron 28:5, 2 Chron 9:8, 13:8, Ps 5:2, 44:4). That is the Davidic kings were to rule as deputies of the real king of Israel, God. Recounting a past event about ...


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It is very tempting to start with the answer, the day, the only day that makes any sense in light of all the Scripture verses, is day 1 Psalm 2 “I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭ Notice that the Son is retelling the decree which He witnessed the Father speaking to Him. This is a ...


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Today” is considered by some scholars and commentators to be a reference to what is called “the eternal generation of the Son.” The assertion behind this opinion is that “Today I have begotten you,” does not reflect upon Jesus’ humanity but upon his eternal existence. Origen (184–253), believed that “today” refers to that timeless ever-present, eternal day ...


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God's word interprets itself (Gen. 40:8, 41:15; Dan. 2:28). We are not allowed to make our own interpretation (2 Pet. 1:20). Therefor, the scriptures are the source for their meaning, and most all of the NT books are quoting from the OT. We must first identify a few things when we are reading scripture: 1) who is the speaker, 2) who is the audience, 3) ...


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This is my understanding. The Kohathites were responsible for the care of the holy things in the tabernacle like the incense stand, showbread, menorah... and the items used for sacrifices (plates, dishes, bowls, firepans, meat forks, shovels, and sprinkling bowls) see Numbers 4:1-17 (Age Group 30-50) The Gershonites carry the curtain, Items of the ...


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John 6:40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." 1 Corinthians 15:52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. Matthew 24:31 And he ...


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If we examine the occurrence of the verb σαλπίζω (I trumpet) and the noun σάλπιγξ (trumpet) in an eschatological context (apart from Revelation), we have the following results: Matt 24:31 - And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 1 Cor 15:52 - in a ...


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I am unaware of any Biblical text that explicitly answers this question, but we can answer what was done in practice: a new moon was recognized at the first sliver of the waxing crescent (see discussion by Ben Dreyfus here). As noted in the first link you cited, this was done by the Jews by observation until the 4th century, and by calculation thereafter. ...


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Some answers have tried to apply this section of Matthew, the [so called] Beatitudes to all sorts of applications. But the actual answer is very simple. And, you get that answer from context. Context is ‘king’. Jesus is preaching the Kingdom. The Kingdom of Heaven. Heaven on earth, exactly as the ‘Lords’ prayer asked. Just previous to this message we have ......


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This appears to be saying that Joel 2:12-19 would soon be fulfilled by the good shepherd: [Joel 2:12-19 NASB20] (12) "Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping, and mourning; (13) And tear your heart and not [merely] your garments." Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious ...


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According to the Pulpit commentary: "When shall they be filled? As in the case of vers. 3, 4, now in part, fully hereafter."


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When shall those who hunger and thirst for righteousness be satisfied? Matthew 5:6 Matthew 5:5-6 NASB 5 “Blessed are the gentle, for they will inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. In what sense do those that hunger and thirst for righteousness be satisfied. When Jesus holy brothers ...


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The Beatitudes begin with Matthew 5: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Around the middle, we have: 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. will be filled. χορτασθήσονται (chortasthēsontai) Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural This is one place where we can ...


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It is not specified, but one can tell that a) they are already smacking the satisfaction that they are fighting a noble fight in order not to "conform to this world" (Romans 12:2), but to live according to the eternal values already in this world, having become thus "salt" of this world through the "fire", i.e. grace of Holy ...


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John says the Priest sought to kill Lazurus also. With Bethany being so close to Jerusalem the story of the Resurrection of Lazurus would circulate quickly. So it seems reasonable that the Resurrection of Lazurus was not that many days sooner than the crucifixion.


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The (currently accepted) answer by @OzzieOzzie is just plain wrong. This has nothing to do with priesthood - but being a Rabbi At this time, one had to be approximately 30 years of age to become a Rabbi. This recorded in the Code of Jewish Law (O.C. 581:1), which was being written at that time, along with the codification of the Talmud. You can read more ...


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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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The short answer is yes, but perhaps this will help establish a context for you. In Jn 10, the context of 'one' is in relationship to Jesus and the Father as the shepherd of the flock. The flock quite obviously represents the people of God. The shepherd is represented in the following ways. Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd" to whom the flock belongs ...


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If one takes the whole OT in ensemble you will see a theme The theme of the seed. The seed of the woman would crush the head of the serpent The serpent’s kind raped human women and mixed their seed with human seed giving rise to a hybrid of humans and heavenly beings called Nephilim Then God opts to reset this aberration of genetic corruption by wiping out ...


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In Psalm 23 the shepherd is explicitly יְהוָֹה (Jehovah) I recognize others do not hold this view, but I believe in John 8:58 Jesus identifies Himself as Jehovah (compare Exodus 3:14) -- a more extended discussion of the passage on this question. "Before Abraham was I am" I understand this to be a claim to be the same Being who spoke to Moses, ...


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