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Why the Inconsistency of the name Mary in the NT?

The OP offers an intriguing variety in how Mary is spelled. I've got a working theory. First, BDF 53.2-3 (1961) indicates that the Hebrew Miriam could be represented in Greek both as Μαριὰμ and Μαρία, ...
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How to ascertain that Luke 23:46 is the last words of Jesus on Cross and not John 19:30?

Well, I am not sure who decided or how they decided the order in which these comments were made but I can say that Jesus' last words would be the ones found in Luke. this can be deduced by the fact ...
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Did Christ not know the season and time when the Jews would flee in Matthew 24:20?

Praying The omniscient God knows all things, who, what and when, things will happen. But disciples are taught to pray for things, anyway. (Check the Lord's prayer contents.) Christ, of course, knew ...
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Why didn't the gospels of Mark, Luke and John give us Jesus' explanation of the parable of the tares of the field in Matthew 13:36-43?

On the premise that Matthew was written first, as the church fathers consistently testify, and the premise that it was widely available (or its contents at least well-known), one can assume that many ...
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In the parallel accounts, why do Mark and Luke avoid using προσκυνέω (worship), with respect to Jesus?

I hesitate to make too much of this, but the data do fit with the idea that Mark's Christology was relatively "low" compared to Matthew's emphasis of Jesus as the Son of David, while Luke (...
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In the parallel accounts, why do Mark and Luke avoid using προσκυνέω (worship), with respect to Jesus?

OK - here are the raw statistics. The verb προσκυνέω (proskuneó) occurs 60 times in the NT as follows: Matthew - 13 times Mark - 2 times [5:6, 15:19] Luke - 3 times [4:7, 8, 24:52] John - 7 times ...
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How to understand Luke 19:8 in light of Luke 18:22?

Please note that in the actual passage of Luke 19, Jesus does not require anything from Zacchaeus, other than "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." It is ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

I think it's a little hard to deal with your question since any answer is going to be an argument from silence. But, let me share some thoughts. From a 1st CE perspective, Christians appear to have ...
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