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The most helpful comment I found was in the Cambridge commentary which says: with the sword This was the third in order of the modes of execution appointed among the Jews. These are stoning, burning, decapitation, and strangulation. In connection with the execution of James the words of the Mishna are interesting: “The manner of putting to death by the ...


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Let me ask another question to shed some light on this issue: Why did angel had to come to Him in desert while he was fasting at the beginning of his mission? Mark 1:13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. Because Holy Spirit still didn't descended on him, this happened ...


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Matthew 27:46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"). It is true that in the gospels, whenever Jesus is directly talking to/addressing God, he always uses the term Father. When he is not directly addressing God, he sometimes ...


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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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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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OP: Jesus always calls God his father in the gospels. I don't agree with this statement. John 20:17 is a clear counterexample in which Jesus addressed the Father as both Father and God: Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my ...


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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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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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