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The Greek grammar is unambiguous that: Jesus was speaking "to Peter" Πέτρῳ = noun dative Jesus addresses "Satan" Σατανᾶ - noun vocative That is, Jesus said to Peter, "Get behind me, O Satan." That is, it appears that Satan had inspired the words of Peter and was at that moment dominating his thoughts - Satan was using Peter ...


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Good question. I will answer it from a psychological instead spiritual perspective. The disciples have witnessed Jesus performing all sorts of incredible signs and wonders. Then in Luke 9 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. 22 And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the ...


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Crucifixion was a Roman punishment, not a Jewish one You will find part of the answer to your question in the previous chapter of John, wherein the Jews explain that they are not authorized {under Roman Rule} to put a criminal to death. John 18: 28-31 28 Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium.* It was morning. And they themselves ...


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I would not presume to comment on much of Zechariah's profound prophecy, couched as it is in language that is mysterious and, I suspect, that has given translators problems in expressing it in English. But this much is fairly clear to any reader from Zechariah 11:12,13 in the KJV : So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver And the Lord said "...


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Also Mark 15:33 and Luke 23:44-45. In his commentary on Luke's passage (Sermon CLIII), Cyril of Alexandria (378-444) saw allusions to Amos and to Psalm 69 here: Amos 5:18 (NKJV) Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good is the day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and not light. Psalm 69:23 (NKJV) Let ...


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We look at these wonderful stories with hind-sight which the disciples did not have. They expected a Messiah something like a political strong-man to free them from the Roman yoke! Jesus was not interested in such political concerns and power struggles. Jesus said this to Pilate: John 18:36 - Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world; if it were, ...


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The word "good" used to carry the meaning of "holy". Good Friday means Holy Friday. It was a holy day because Jesus died on the cross. John 19:31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to ...


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Does it relate to Exodus 12:15 15 For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove dough with yeast from your houses; for whoever eats anything with yeast from the first day until the seventh day, that [a]person shall be cut off from Israel. where the preparation day seems to be considered the first day, and involve the ...


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We read in Ps 5:4 - For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. It is significant that they fell back when they heard what Jesus said, Ἐγώ εἰμι = "I AM". In the Old Testament, Jehovah’s self-proclaimed title of “I AM” is given special prominence in Ex 3:13-15. While we are told “I Am” was to be God’s name ...


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As a reference see Why is Psalm 22:16 not quoted in the New Testament? The answer is Jesus simply quoted the beginning of Psalm 22 to point us to Psalm 22, which depicts the Crucifixion.


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Matthew 4: 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9“All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels ...


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Matthew 13 (KJV) records this: 10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. ... 13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, ...


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Consider understanding: a) Judges 19: 4-5, and the difference between the Hebrew text and the Greek text (LXX). His father-in-law, the girl’s father, persuaded him to stay with him for three days, and they ate and drank together, and spent the night there. On the fourth day they woke up early and the Levite got ready to leave. But the girl’s father said to ...


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There is no such contradiction when we understand the original language of the biblical text. In Hebrew and Greek there were no punctuation marks like now, which allows us to make spaces between the words and understand its meaning. Since a comma makes the difference. But some don't put the comma after the word TODAY to support their own ideas. The Bible ...


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The criminal was dying on the cross and basically asking Jesus' permission to enter His kingdom. Jesus responded with the promise of the Paradise. How did the criminal understand the word "Paradise"? Thayer's Greek Lexicon among the Persians a grand enclosure or preserve, hunting-ground, park, shady and well-watered, in which wild animals were ...


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At the time of Jesus, there were two main schools of thought on salvation: One was physical/superficial; the other was spiritual/deep. Acts 23:8 The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees believe all these things. If she believed superficially that there was no resurrection like the ...


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Jesus was speaking to Peter when he said “Get behind me, Satan!” It is true that Peter’s attempt to dissuade Jesus from going to the cross held the same temptation Satan gave at the outset of Jesus’ ministry (Matthew 4:8-10), but that does not necessarily mean that Jesus was speaking to Satan, although it is possible. Was Peter “under the influence of ...


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The answer here is subtle and tricky for us who have the benefit of hindsight because we know how things worked out. Satan desired a single objective - to have Christ's mission as Messiah fail. Satan's attempts during the desert temptations did not cause Jesus to fail. However, in understanding the events as they played out in the passion week, recall that ...


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Jesus emptied himself of his divine nature, became a human being, and lived a sinless life. He did this all without direct divine intervention, relying on God's holy spirit to provide only guidance and mental strength, something that all Christians can do. Had he ever sinned, or ever given up on his task, he would have failed in his mission, which was to die ...


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One thing that is often missed in the Bible texts is that the day in question is often included in the numbering of days. Passover was on the evening of the 14th, which was a Thursday. The 14th is included in the 6 day numbering, being that the daytime of the 14th is a day. Thursday, 14th-6, Wednesday, 13th-5, Tuesday, 12th-4, Monday, 11th-3, Sunday, 10th-2, ...


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No, there was no separation of the Godhead at any time during the crucifixion. I believe there has been a great misunderstanding about Christ’s quoting of Psalm 22 on the cross. Jesus quoted Psalm 22:1: “My God, My God, why has thou forsaken Me.” Based on this quote, many people have developed all kinds of theories of separation of the persons of the ...


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The color of the robe was purple, the weave of the robe was scarlet. (nerd alert, sorry) Purple (πορφύραν) This one is pretty unambiguous. Purple is the color associated with royalty in a number of cultures, including Rome. The association was effective because prior to the development of synthetic dyes, purple was a very expensive color to produce. 9,000 ...


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No, Christ did not ASCEND into heaven after His death on the cross. Assumptions cause confusion. Whenever scripture appears to us to be contradictory, it is because we are bringing our own ideas or preconceived thoughts into the reading. The appearance of a contradiction should be the indicator that we need to put our ideas aside and examine the ...


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Two questions: hyssop and cross. Hyssop: You are correct about the hyssop being a flimsy plant and therefore ill-suited for attaching a sponge. F. G. Beetham notes in A Note of John 19:29 [The Journal of Theological Studies, April 1993] that the reference to "round a spear" is a later addition and not found in the early manuscripts. Beetham goes on ...


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A literal translation from Greek is something like: It was Passover's preparation (day). There are two ways of understanding the Greek genitive as the BDAG dictionary suggests: παρασκευὴ τοῦ πάσχα day of preparation for the Passover (or Friday of Passover Week). The day called paraskeuē is only used in the NT to designate a Friday, the day before the Sabbath....


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Some of these possibilities can be eliminated immediately - we will assume that Jesus did NOT appear to His disciples naked. However, the eastern custom in a hot land was for men to wear "breaches" as an under-garment plus a loose outer robe. It is easy to imagine Jesus drawing aside the outer robe (compare John 13:4, 12) to allow Thomas to ...


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It is true that Jesus most often addressed the Father as "Father". However, there were several times when Jesus addressed the Father as "God" such as: Mark 15:34 - 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?” (See also Matt 27:46) John 20:17 -...


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When Jesus spoke those words, he had been on the cross for several hours. There were blood loss, muscle strain, and difficulty in breathing. Articulation was compromised. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_Jesus The Markan word for "my god", Ἐλωΐ, definitely corresponds to the Aramaic form אלהי, elāhī. The Matthean one, Ἠλί, fits in better ...


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Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut ...


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