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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

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 ...
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How did Peter, James and John know that the two figures (Matthew 17:3) beside Christ at his transfiguration were Moses and Elijah?

The short answer is - We are not told. However, we have the following credible possibilities: The disciples are recorded as hearing :Jesus talking with Moses and Elijah", Matt 17:3, Mark 9:4, ...
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How did Peter, James and John know that the two figures (Matthew 17:3) beside Christ at his transfiguration were Moses and Elijah?

How did Ezekiel know that certain images were 'cherubim' ? How did John know that a certain image was Diabolos ? It is part of the gift of a vision to be (also) given the understanding along with the ...
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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

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 ...
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Why does Jesus seek out Philip in John 1:43?

Matt 10:1 suggests that 12 of the disciples were "called" by Jesus. The record in John 1:35-50 is consistent with Jesus deliberately placing Himself where He knew the disciples would be to &...
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Does 'disciples' imply apostles in John 20:22?

Note should also be taken of the expression, in John 20:24, 'one of the twelve' (despite that, Judas being deceased, there were only eleven, meaning - Thomas absent - there were only ten present). The ...
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Does anything about the disciples’ position with God change now that they are Christ’s and not just the Father’s?

Not so much a change - more a 'moving on'. The belonging and the giving are a continuum - part of the act of the will of the Father decided before creation began, but awaiting a certain time in ...
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Why did John the Baptist's Ephesian disciples (Acts 19:1-3), not listed as his disciples (Mat 3:5), say John never mentioned Holy Spirit (Mat 3:11)?

I’ve never read this as them being John’s disciples, but rather as disciples of Apollos, and that Apollos baptized them into John’s baptism and never explained the Holy Spirit to them. As we see in ...
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Matt 15:33 - Are the Disciples really this dense? What explains their inability to integrate the lesson from the recent feeding of the 5000?

Failing to put two and two together, to come up with the right answer, is not necessarily a matter of being dense. It is more like a case of not realising the need to do that. Had they compared the ...
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Why is the word "disciple" rarely used by anyone except Jesus?

A “disciple” is a student, i.e., one who learns from and is taught by a teacher.1 The English word “disciple” is a loanword from Latin discipulus. According to Oxford English Dictionary on “disciple”: ...
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In Luke 24:31, is there a biblical or symbolic interpretation for Jesus vanishing after being recognized?

The answer to this question, "Why did Jesus disappear when the two men recognized Him?" is found in asking the opposite question - what would have happen if Jesus did not disappear and ...
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Did Judas drink at the Last Supper?

The implication in my mind is that Judas received the Eucharist. Mark's version of the Last Supper, which is essentially the same as Matthew's. 17 When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 ...
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Did Judas drink at the Last Supper?

The four evangelists present the four events in a different order: Matthew: Sop, Bread, Wine Mark: Sop, Breadd, Wine Luke: Wine Bread, Sop John: Sop, Judas' departure Notice several things about these ...
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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

Q: Who was preventing Jesus’s statement from being understood? Luke 9:45 NET Note Says: The passive verb that had been concealed probably indicates that some force was preventing them from responding. ...
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"Let the dead bury the dead" Matt 8:21,22 How does Jesus' rebuke of a follower here hold water when it comes to honoring one's Father or Mother

Here we must tread carefully - Jesus cannot and should not be taken literally in this instance precisely because, literally dead people cannot bury or do anything!! The safest approach is to take the ...
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Possible Gospel timeline contradiction regarding John the Baptist's imprisonment and the calling of the disciples

Robertson in Robertson, A. T. (2009), A Harmony of the Gospels, Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, put Matt. 4:12 between John 4:1-4/Luke 3:19-20 and John 4:5-42. Aland in Aland, K. (2009) Synopsis ...
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Word Study: G5546: Χριστιανός Christianós

Grammatically, the Greek word "Christianos" is an adjective that is cognate with the noun Christos. The Greek noun Christos is a title and is the equivalent of the Hebrew "Messiah" ...
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What is the connection between Jesus’s sanctification and His disciples’ sanctification in John 17:19?

Jesus was already pure, holy, and undefiled. He was sinless, and therefore we could say he had been "sanctified" already. But as we observe his life, we see that he exemplified, through ...
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Does 'disciples' imply apostles in John 20:22?

Briefly, in restored papyrus P66, and also in codices Sinaiticus (01, א); Alexandrinus (02, A); Vaticanus (03, B); Bezae Cantabrigiensis (05, D), and Washingtonius (032, W) at John 20:19, μαθηται; i.e....
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Is there any hint as to the Criteria Jesus was given by the Father for Choosing specific Apostles in Luke 6:12-16?

The immediate text gives no hint, but later on in the same chapter, Luke relates important criteria of apostles in his version of Jesus' key sermon (The Sermon on the Plain). The sermon is delivered ...
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Is there any hint as to the Criteria Jesus was given by the Father for Choosing specific Apostles in Luke 6:12-16?

Jesus’ choice of the Twelve is as mysterious to us as God’s choice of Abram in Genesis 12. God, and His Son, certainly have reasons for the choices they make in choosing followers, but don’t seem to ...
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On St. Peter's Sword

The simplest answer is obedience Let's see the preface of that story as explained by Luke. And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they ...
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On St. Peter's Sword

The "sword" used by Peter in the garden of Gethsemane was likely a skinning, carving, or utility knife and not the combat weapon usually envisioned: The noun μαχαιρα (machaira) denotes a ...
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Why does Jesus choose two sets of brothers? (Matthew 4:18-22)

The answer may lie in Jesus' previous relationship with these men. The story is told in such a way that we infer Jesus had no prior dealings with them. He simply calls them and they follow. However, ...
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Does 'disciples' imply apostles in John 20:22?

There are two comments to make about the composition of "the disciples" as recorded by John 20:22 Eleven?? We know that whatever "disciples" means it does NOT mean (at this point) &...
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Does 'disciples' imply apostles in John 20:22?

I've just looked up Westcott's commentary, and he draws our attention to "the eleven and those that were with them" (and also the two returned from Emmaus) in Luke ch24 v33. Luke, anyway, is ...
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