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What is the meaning of Luke 3:8?

Luke 3:8 is essentially a caution to the Israelites against complacency and against relying on their ancestory or bloodline to justify them before God. John as the preparer of the way - is calling for ...
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Does John the Baptist's witness imply the pre-incarnate existence of Jesus?

The central matter here in John 1:15 is the meaning ascribed to the adjective πρῶτος (protos) which can mean: of time - first in time, earliest or earlier, eg, Phil 1:5, Acts 20:18 first in a ...
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John 1:31 Why did John not know his cousin?

Practical Elizabeth and Zecharia were of the priestly Levitical tribe. They lived in the hill country of Judah, probably at Hebron. Joseph and Mary were of the children of Israel in the tribe of ...
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Why was it a public disgrace for Elizabeth to be barren? (Luke 1:25)

Two reasons barrenness was undesirable In antiquity there were typically two reasons that barrenness was undesirable. The first, which isn't really an issue in this text had to do with the security of ...
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What is referred to as 'strong drink' which John the Baptist was restrained from drinking in Lk 1:15?

In Luke 1:15, "strong drink" is the translation of a single Greek word, σίκερα (sikera), a hapex legomenon which BDAG defines as: ... an alcoholic beverage. As a rule σίκερα was ...
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What is the meaning of Luke 3:8?

This is a reference to the stones taken out of Jordan by Joshua and the tribes of Israel when they entered the land. Twelve stones were taken out and piled on Jordan's bank. Twelve were placed in the ...
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What did John the Baptist say about Jesus that resulted in many Jews in Jesus' time to put faith in him? John 10:41-42

In addition to the excellent answer given by Perry Webb, we have the testimony of the Apostle John who, after confessing that the Word was the life and the light of men (in John 1:1-5), said this ...
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John the Baptist compared with Samson, Samuel via Nazirite vow

It’s interesting to me that you say And, if so, please, explain why they were as great as John the Baptizer As though you are anticipating the answer to be yes? Of Samuel and of Samson it is not ...
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Who had the Holy Spirit from birth?

The closest I can find is the case of Samson about whom it is recorded: Judges 13:7 - But he said to me, ‘Behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son. Now, therefore, do not drink wine or ...
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What does the image of burning up the chaff in Matthew 3:12 convey?

An Exhaustive Analysis of Matthew 3:12: [Matthew 3:12] His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will ...
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What is referred to as 'strong drink' which John the Baptist was restrained from drinking in Lk 1:15?

I asked the question of what is being referred to as 'strong drink' at the time of St John the Baptist on Beer, Wine, & Spirits Stack Exchange. And noting that St John the Baptist never drank wine ...
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John 1:31 Why did John not know his cousin?

The Gospels tell us that the word of God came unto John in the wilderness (Luke 3:2), sometime around the year 28 or 29 AD (the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar; Luke 3:1). They do not ...
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What was John doing in the wilderness before his ministry?

And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. [Matthew 3:4 KJV] John's way of life and especially his years in the ...
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What did John the Baptist say about Jesus that resulted in many Jews in Jesus' time to put faith in him? John 10:41-42

Leading up to the time when the virgin Mary gave birth to her first baby, there was great expectancy in Israel that Messiah's arrival was due. This was because of many prophecies in the Hebrew ...
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What is referred to as 'strong drink' which John the Baptist was restrained from drinking in Lk 1:15?

The NIV uses the expression “fermented drink” in Luke 1:15. Luke 7:33 simply states that “John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine.” The Old Testament makes references to the ...
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Did Jesus re-visit John after his wilderness experience?

The scene definitely depicts Jesus returning from the wilderness to "Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptizing." As the question says, the Gospel of John is not recording the baptism event ...
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Matthew 11:13: "prophesied untill John" - No prophesies after John the Baptist?

The verse is simply saying the law (meaning the Torah, the first 5 books of the OT where prophecies of Christ can be found) as well as the prophets (meaning the prophets of OT where prophecies of ...
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In Luke 7:28 why does Jesus say no one among those born of women is greater than John the Baptist?

‘Born’ and ‘Come’ of women ‘Born’ of women in Matthew 11:11, regarding the entering into the world of John the Baptist, his parents Zacharias and Elizabeth, is the translation of the word gennetois (...
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Were the Pharisees baptized by John?

I believe the King James and Young's Literal versions are more clear. Matthew 3:7 (KJV): But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation ...
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At what age was John the baptist when He was beheaded

According to Luke 1:26, John was conceived 6 months before Jesus, so Jesus and John were about the same age. And according to Luke 3:23, Jesus was about 30 years old after his baptism. Since ...
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Is there a herb or plant called "Locust" apart from the typical grasshopper or locust?

Is there a herb or plant called “Locust” apart from the actual grasshopper or locust that St. John the Baptist may have eaten? 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt ...
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Who had the Holy Spirit from birth?

I can't find anything that say anything about Elijah birth or mentioning it, he is first introduced as a grown man in 1 Kings 17:1. Neither does anything state that Samson had the Holy Spirit from ...
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