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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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Revelation 10:11. Prophecy ABOUT many nations or TO many nations

It is difficult to answer on the basis of Greek grammar as to whether the verse should read 'about' or 'to' [many nations.] As an answer has already shown, the Greek word in question is the ...
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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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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 is the difference between from God, ἀπὸ θεοῦ and παρὰ θεοῦ?

The OP asks, “What is the difference between from God ἀπό θεοῦ and παρά θεοῦ?” In the Gospel of John, both prepositions are used to express the idea that Jesus is from God. However, while Jesus is not ...
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Bread...and Fish? - Feeding of the Multitudes

It is significant that John records the 5,000 had crossed the sea of Galilee (Tiberias) due to having witnessed Jesus' signs (semia) in healing the sick. It is also significant that the feast of ...
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How to interpret? - "As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just" (John 5:30, ESV)

There is much here of interest, and it has been very well expressed. However, the point of asking a question on this site is to get others to expound the text, the OPs question in view, and then the ...
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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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Does John 6:64 indicate Judas didn't believe in Jesus?

We always have to be careful to take passages like this in context. In the second half of Matthew 6 Jesus attempts to guide the large crowd away from “free food-ism” and the sensationalism of his ...
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Does John 6:64 indicate Judas didn't believe in Jesus?

Earlier in John 6:28-30 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 30 So they asked him, “...
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Does John 6:64 indicate Judas didn't believe in Jesus?

Very likely, yes, Judas never believed in Jesus, even though he was a disciple. Let’s give some definitions first. A ‘disciple’ is a person who attaches himself or herself to a Rabbi for the purpose ...
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Does John 6:64 indicate Judas didn't believe in Jesus?

The answer depends on whether one looks an the immediate context or the literary context. In other words, was Jesus talking to the people of his own time (who knew nothing about the eucharist yet) or ...
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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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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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"Have the people sit down...So the men sat down" - John 6:10

Definitions: Let's start with the definitions. In this case, the Greek text uses the term “anthrópos” for “people” and “anér” for “men”. anthrópos Definition: a man, human, mankind Usage: a man, one ...
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Bread...and Fish? - Feeding of the Multitudes

It is worth noting that both the feeding of the five thousands and the four thousands took place in the lake of Galilee region, where fish is a significant local diet. Although the text doesn't ...
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Bread...and Fish? - Feeding of the Multitudes

One interpretation is that the fish in the “Feeding The Multitude”: 1. It is a symbol that God has finally satisfied the cravings of the Israelites. In Numbers 11 we see that the Israelites were ...
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Bread...and Fish? - Feeding of the Multitudes

Many have noticed that John's Gospel is particularly concerned with the sacraments, especially with the eucharistic meal. This passage is no exception. Jesus' provision of loaves and fish in John 6 ...
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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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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?

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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What is the most likely form of John 1:1 in Hebrew?

The Hebrew New Testament says: This can be transliterated as: Bereshit hayah hadavar vehadavar hayah et ha'Elohim vElohim hayah hadavar. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim (...
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Does θεοῦ in John 1:6 refer to θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος?

John 3 (ESV) 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water ...
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Does θεοῦ in John 1:6 refer to θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος?

"Does θεοῦ in John 1:6 refer to θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος?" I find nowhere in John where the text calls Jesus "God" (as a name). Yes, John 1:1 says Jesus is God, but doesn't call him God. ...
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How accurate is the New World Translation bible?

The NWT is an atrocious translation of the scriptures. It adds in words and letters that are simply not there, in order to fit their theological preferences. They read their beliefs into the ...
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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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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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