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In looking at all four Gospels, there are only two genealogies and two accounts of the birth. Matthew presents a genealogy through Joseph and Luke through Mary. In addition, each gives an account of the birth of the birth from the same perspective: Gospel Genealogy Birth Account Matthew: Through Joseph Joseph's point of view Luke: Through Mary ...


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This is one possible exclamation to your question about why the 4 gospels gave or did not give emphasis to the genealogy of Jesus to establish that he is indeed the promised messiah in Tanakh. Mark was probably written in the 70s and the belief at this time among the followers of Jesus was that Jesus was a good man and God adopted him as the son of God at ...


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Perhaps Jesus himself, as a human body incarnate here on earth, was showing deep human frailties, He had certainty enough to say who he was to those He loved and chosen as his own.


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Jesus, as a man, was not God (though God "possessed" him--see Prov. 8:22 and John 14:10-11). God is all-knowing, immortal, and cannot be tempted with evil (see James 1:13). But Jesus was both tempted (see Matthew 4 & Luke 4) and died. Numbers 23:19 tells us that God is not a man--yet Jesus was a man. Therefore, as man, Jesus cannot have ...


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It appears to me that Jesus was concerned for the disciples safety as there was an uprising of those against the new movement. Jesus himself does not need protection, but the disciples away from Jesus would at the very least not appear to be defenseless. The swords were a deterrent for rioters and religious malefactors. Peter did have a sword on when in the ...


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