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Did the Jews expect the Messiah to be the Son of God? Matthew 26:63

I will provide a minority report. The answer is no. The Jews did not generally expect the Messiah to be the Son of God. Other answers, with the notable exception of @חִידָה, have shown that this title ...
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Did the Jews expect the Messiah to be the Son of God? Matthew 26:63

Yes they would’ve understood the Messiah as being a son of God but that’s not very specific. They more specifically understood the Messiah as being from the house of David, a son of David. They being ...
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Jesus Withdraws to the Mountain...Again? - John 6:15 (Confusion/Clarification)

The answer to this question is informed by the record in the gospel of Luke: Luke 5:16 - But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. thus, the fact that Jesus withdrew to lonely places ...
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Jesus Withdraws to the Mountain...Again? - John 6:15 (Confusion/Clarification)

I suggest that the question in your edit is part of the answer to your other questions. Physical evasion is a natural response to their attempt to seize him by force. It also helps to explain why the ...
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Why do people believe that John the Baptist and Jesus never knew one another?

John the Baptist knew one another as the John's prologue shows. John's prologue and its early chapters shows the relationship between Jesus and John the Baptizer. Observe the words "this one"...
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Why do people believe that John the Baptist and Jesus never knew one another?

When examining any such statement, it’s absolutely essential to take it in context and to look up any references and allusions. To start with, here’s John 1:19-23 ESV: And this is the testimony of ...
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Why do people believe that John the Baptist and Jesus never knew one another?

Why do people believe that John and Jesus never knew one another? No one can really know why other people believe the way they do, but the best I can figure is that they ignore the context and take ...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

Yes, quite literal. How could anyone expect to have anything if they were going to follow Jesus around. The only way to learn from Jesus was to be there with him. Television, bibles, churches, ...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

The standard that Jesus expected his immediate disciples to live up to during his lifetime is not the same as what is expected of Christians after the resurrection and the progress of Christian ...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

I would approach this question by instead asking two other questions: What do I invest? For whom do I invest? These questions are intended to shift the focus in two ways: From one of cost (aka ...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

This query is best answered by stepping back a bit from this one verse to see what had happened, and what happened next. Luke chapter 14 has a parable of Jesus about invitations going out to enjoy a ...
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Jesus says mustard seeds are the smallest but they are not actually

The mustard tree of the Middle East, Africa, and India is Salvadora persica, not the smallish plant with the large yellow seeds we get mustard from, which is Sinapis alba. Salvadora persica typically ...
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The Temple Tax paid by a fish

It would be interesting to reason out why the question was put to Peter.Going by Exodus, only those of20 Years of age and above, AND had been counted in the Census, were treated as Temple Tax payers. ...
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Should Jesus pay the temple tax, in light of His statement in Matthew 3:15, "It is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness"

First a correction: In Mt. 17 Jesus does not say the Son is exempt from paying taxes to the Father. (This may be true, but he does not say so.) He says that only foreigners have to pay tolls and ...
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The Temple Tax paid by a fish

The collectors of the temple tax asked Peter, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?" NIV "Does your teacher not pay the tax?" ESV "Doth not your master pay tribute?" ...
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The Temple Tax paid by a fish

Answer Jesus didn’t condemn Simon Peter because Simon didn’t lie but said only the truth. Explanation The grammar rule of Tense prescribes that the present indefinite (simple present) is used mainly ...
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The Temple Tax paid by a fish

One of the reasons why rulers took census was to assess the number of citizens who would fall in the tax net. Jesus was thus registered even before birth, as a prospective tax payer of the Roman ...
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The Temple Tax paid by a fish

Peter did not lie and that text does not suggest this. Here is my translation of the question in Matt 17:24 - But now, they arrived at Capernaum, those collecting the didrachma tax came to Peter and ...
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The Temple Tax paid by a fish

Short Answer: There was no lie. Just because Jesus hadn't paid it yet, it does not follow that He wasn't planning to. It also does not follow that Jesus hadn't paid it before in years prior. For ...
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Matthew 22 and Psalms 110. Did Jesus lose the original meaning? Was there ever such a thing as the original meaning?

Answer Jesus didn’t lose the original meaning of Psalms 110:1. (After all, as the Word of God, He inspired it!) Explanation Let us not be like those Jews who didn’t look at the big picture but were ...
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Are the 480 years of 1 Kings 6:1 wrong?

Are the 480 years of 1 Kings 6:1 wrong? The short answer is no. The Bible Chronology Timeline-part III provides in my opinion a pretty reasonable overall Old Testament Chronology (although I think 5 ...
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Why did the Jews refuse to have dealings with the Samaritans? John 4:9

What we see is that the rift between Jews and Samaritans had very deep historical roots. Here are 4 reasons why Jews generally avoided dealings with Samaritans: Got Questions says this: The Jews, ...
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Why did the Jews refuse to have dealings with the Samaritans? John 4:9

The most accurate translation of John 4:9 is that Jews and Samaritans did not share communal property, like this well. It says that they shared nothing in common. That they refused to associate is a ...
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Matthew 22 and Psalms 110. Did Jesus lose the original meaning? Was there ever such a thing as the original meaning?

To go against the flow here. Yes Jesus did lose the meaning of this psalm but not for the reason I have seen outlined. This psalm is attributed לְדָוִ֗ד מִ֫זְמ֥וֹר Of David a psalm Rather then the ...
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Was the power they received in Matthew 10 different from the one they received in Acts 2?

I think the answer is found in the verses that follow. On this day, Jesus declared their calling and purpose which marked the beginning of teachings that prepared them for when they would begin after ...
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Does "great tribulation" (Matthew 24:21) refer to a massive End Time trauma, or is it a general description of the Conquest of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.?

@Ray Butterworth wrote in a comment: The destruction of the Temple and the conquest of Jerusalem are hardly on the same scale. I'd like to answer the question by suggesting that, in fact, it ...
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Is "Chief Agent" an appropriate translation of ἀρχηγός at Heb 12:2?

The Greek word ἀρχηγός (archégos) only occurs in a few places in the NT and always means "originator, author, founder, prince, leader" (Strongs). It is composed of two words: archó = ...
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Why did Nicodemus visit Jesus at night?

From a literal standpoint, there are a number of possible reasons why Nicodemus comes to see Jesus at night. The passage, however, does not offer any explanation but instead explores the metaphorical ...
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Where did Jesus perform the “Feeding of the 4,000"?

Mark reports a location missing in Matthew. Following Jesus's healing of the Canaanite woman's child, Mark 7:31 reports that Jesus departed from the vicinity of Tyre, passed through Sidon, proceeded ...
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Where did Jesus perform the “Feeding of the 4,000"?

Preliminary point: Some suggest that the feeding of the 5000 and the 4000 are the same incident. However, it is clear from Matthew and Mark's account that the two are distinct incidents for the ...
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Does Isaiah 66:21 contradict Jesus as High priest?

If the question is assuming that Jesus the High Priest is the Lord speaking in Isaiah 66 verse 15-16: See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his ...
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Where did Jesus Christ claim to be God?

Welcome to the Biblical Hermeneutics forum, malachiMDJ. What you're asking here is actually more in the domain of "Christian apologetics" in defense of our precious faith. But let me provide ...
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Is the Son sealed, by the Father, 'as God' (John 6:27)?

“Does the text indeed state a grammatical equivalence?” Based on the grammatical construction of Jn 6:27, “the Father” and “the God” are not nouns in apposition. While both “the God'' and “the Father” ...
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Jesus's genealogy: 28 generations or 41 since David?

I am pretty sure conformingtoJesus.com has it right. They claim some Hebrew texts close to the time period show Matthew's lineage as reading "Joseph, father (abi) of Mary". There were two ...
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In Matthew 15:26 who are the children, the dogs and what is the bread?

“And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:26‬ ‭ The children are the Jews, the primary target of Jesus' ministry the dogs ...
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Why did Nicodemus visit Jesus at night?

"Busy schedule" is the best choice, especially considering Nicodemus' duties as a member of the Sanhedrin, which convened every day except festivals and sabbaths in Jerusalem. Fear of ...
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What did Jesus mean when he said, Forgive them "for they know not what they do"?

Forgiveness is about lifting the unnecessary burdens of anger,frustration, and guilt (guilt coming after unforgiving) from one’s mind. It has nothing to do with those who are being forgiven. They ...
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Were Jesus and Zacchaeus previously acquainted?

Jesus had earlier pre-seen Nathaniel when sited under the fog tree - when Jesus met him physically, Nathanael was surprised at this. Scriptures says He has no need of human witness on anything. ...
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Why did Jesus not appear after resurrection to the Pharisees and Scribes?

It's a heck of a lot simpler than all of this...because if He HAD shown himself to the Jewish leaders, all the Jews would have believed and salvation would not have come to the gentile nation...read ...
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Why did Nicodemus visit Jesus at night?

He was afraid, or as minimum, was at unease to communicate openly with Christ because he was a prominent member of the Sanhedrin and the latter did not acknowledge Christ as He claimed Himself to be - ...
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Why did Nicodemus visit Jesus at night?

Besides chapter 3 in John, the following are the only passages that we have about Nicodemus. After that we can only speculate. Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to ...
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Why did Nicodemus visit Jesus at night?

We are not directly told the answer to this question but here are some plausible reasons for the night visit of Nicodemus based on educated guesses: Nicodemus was a pharisee and thus came from a sect ...
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Why did Nicodemus visit Jesus at night?

The last clue before John 3:1-2 is John 2:13-17. 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, ...
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Why did Nicodemus visit Jesus at night?

The name Nicodemus appears in the Bible five times all in John. John 3:1 John 3:4 John 3:9 John 7:50 John 19:39 Twice - John 3:2 and John 19:39 we see that Nicodemus visited Jesus by night. At no ...
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Is the dove mentioned in Luke 3:22 the same dove mentioned in Genesis 8:12?

In Genesis 8 6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made 7 and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth. 8 Then he sent ...
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Does Jesus mean "Salvation" or "God is Salvation"?

This is a linguistically tortuous story. Our English Jesus comes a transliteration of the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iesous). In turn, the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iesous) is a transliteration of the late Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ (...
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Does Jesus mean "Salvation" or "God is Salvation"?

My answer was taken from https://researchsupportsthetruth.wordpress.com/ “Originally, the name of the Messiah was pronounced Yehoshua. This is the Messiah’s original name and meant ‘Jehovah is ...
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Luke 2:49-50. What is the earliest translation?

Thw Peshita is second century: https://www.dukhrana.com/peshitta/index.php Lk 2:49 Khabouris_C Khabouris_T Paul_Younan PNT_NY_1886 PNT_NY_1886_UBonn M_Syr_148 PNT_Malayalam Ishodad of Merv Luke 2:49 - ...
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Luke 2:49-50. What is the earliest translation?

As far as the specific text of Luke 2:49, 50 is concerned, the oldest copy of the Greek text is Codex Sinaiticus from about 350 AD the oldest translation, into Old Latin, is Codex Palatinus from ...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

Notice the context. Starting in verse 25, we see that large crowds were starting to follow him. Unlike modern churches that want to grow as large as possible by appealing to the demographics and ...
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