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When the New Testament books were written the handwriting was uncials, which looked more like capital letters, with no punctuation. Uncials Uncials Minuscules introduced separate capital and small letters, word spacing, and punctuation (the basis of modern handwriting). It didn't appear until the ninth century. Minuscule A modified form of Greek cursive ...


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There's a lot of symbolism going on, I don't think anyone knows the full extent of it. Consider a few things tho : Letting a prisoner go was associated with the scape goat. Historically they say there was never a law about letting a prisoner go, it's likely just patterned after the scape goat. Also, consider all Paul's scripture about being crucified with ...


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The short answer is that manuscripts written in minuscule letters are of later dates than those written in capital or uncial letters. If I remember correctly, the oldest minuscule codeces date as early as the mid 9th century A.D.


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Somewhat, yes. Remember that Jesus was speaking to the disciples and the other Jews on the hillside. It is necessary to understand the mindset of the Jews of that day, and of many nations still today of holding grudges, seeking personal revenge, and never letting a slight go unanswered. Sort of like the American Hatfield and McCoy feuds. No one remembers ...


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Please help me to understand Matt. 5:39. I have heard that this is referring to court tradition, not general violence Court case. Although Jesus' words refer to a court case (Matthew 5: 40), Luke's parallel account of Jesus’ words allows for application even outside court proceedings: Like travelers being accosted by robbers on the highways which was common ...


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Matthew 5:39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. This needs to be understood in a balanced way and not simplemindedly and absolutely. OP: I'm asking if there is any historicity of face slapping in the Hebraic judicial system There was an incident in John 18: 19 Meanwhile, ...


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Jesus' response when being struck while testifying to the high priest brings into question that Matt. 5:39 applies to court cases. It relates more to retaliation. The Law of Moses limited it. Jesus eliminated it. The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 20 Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have ...


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Are you people serious? This doesn't refer to a human king, but Satan. No human king would have been "in Eden" (v.13), but we know Satan was. Nor would a sinful human king be described as having "perfection" or "perfect beauty" (v.12). Nor would God call a sinful human king "blameless" (v.15) when even David called ...


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From Shimon bM's answer at https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/26864/biblical-significance-of-face-veil there is archaeological evidence to support this conclusion. His quote: Rabbi Elazar said, "She covered her face in the house of her father-in-law, as Rabbi Shmuel bar Nachmani said in the name of Rabbi Yonatan: every bride who is modest in ...


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I read an account from a Rabbi that the arrangement of the Tribes around the Tabernacle Tent was according to Jewish Tradition related to Jacob who had a vision of the Angelic Armies of God in the Book of Genesis, Chapter 32: [1] Jacob also went on the journey he had begun: and the angels of God met him. [2] And when he saw them, he said: These are the ...


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In the book "New Testament in its world", by Michael Bird and N.T. Wright, one can read that ‘Theophilus’, whose name means ‘friend of God’, could be symbolic for everyone who seeks such friendship. But this is the hypothesis that they point as more likely Yet it is more likely that Theophilus is actually Luke’s patron, sponsoring his literary ...


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Since John the Baptist was the only man "sent to baptize with water" (John 1:33) with a definition of "repentance" administered to people under the law who "believed Jesus was coming" (Acts 19:4) why would Jesus command Matthew 28:19 knowing that He came back in the glory of the Holy Ghost (John 7:39) since "He breathed on ...


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Let us review the material from the previous question as per the appendix below. We are not told exactly when Benjamin was born but there is a window of a few years to choose. We know that Joseph was born to Jacob when he was 91 years old and Isaac was 151. Benjamin was after this some time. Benjamin was known to Joseph and so must have been born before ...


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Benjamin was born (Gen 35) before Joseph was sold (Gen. 37). Benjamin's birth: Then they journeyed from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor. 17 And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son.” 18 And as her soul was departing (for she ...


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The Chronology of Isaac: Isaac born to Abraham at the age of 100, Gen 21:5 Isaac marries Rebekah at age 40, Gen 25:20 Isaac becomes the father of Jacob at age 60, Gen 25:26 Jacob (at age 71) deceives Isaac when he is 131, Gen 47:9, 45:6, 41:47 Jacob returns from Padam Aram after 20 years at age 91, as Joseph is born, Isaac 151. Joseph is sold into slavery ...


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Joseph was in Egypt when his grandfather Isaac died. In this case, Isaac died when Joseph was about 28 years old--or during the time Joseph was in prison in Egypt. Joseph was taken to Egypt when he was 17 years old (see Genesis 37:2), and became governor at 30 (see Genesis 41:46). But here's the Biblical evidence to support this chronology. First, Jacob and ...


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