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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

The Pharisees had rules that were much stricter than God's rules. They interpreted "work" to include almost every physical activity. Even today, orthodox Jews consider turning on a light ...
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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

Based on Exodus 31:14-15, Jesus did not violate Shabbat in [John 5] - However, Jesus did violate Shabbat rules of "Pikuach Nefesh" in [John 5] by healing a patient without terminal illness. *...
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Are there two separate reasons given for wanting to stone Jesus?

The second reason for picking up the stones is the same as before. He was claiming to be the divine Messiah, Son of God. They eagerly pushed him- v24 tell us plainly if you're Christ, so we can stone ...
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What is the argument that Jesus' 'ego eimi' at John 8:58 should be translated as 'I am he' instead of 'I am'?

The debate is simple - it resolves to a matter of the intention of the statement: "I am he" is a statement of identification "I am" is a statement of existence. For "...
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Are there two separate reasons given for wanting to stone Jesus?

Both reasons are about the same: “My Father is working until now and I work”, here “now” expresses eternity, for in the dimension of time, the changeless eternity is expressed only by “now” in virtue ...
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Are there two separate reasons given for wanting to stone Jesus?

In order to place this question in context, I have listed in the appendix 1 below all the examples in the Gospels where the Jews determined to kill Jesus and why. Their reasons all boil down to just ...
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John 1:4 to 1:9 - is it the Light or the light?

Before answering, let me agree with Bill Mounce in https://www.billmounce.com/monday-with-mounce/should-we-capitalize-divine-pronouns that adding capitalizations for pronouns and Divine Titles is not ...
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Is it grammar or theology that causes translators to typically translate John 10:33 as "declare Yourself to be God" as opposed to "a god"?

This answer was copied and pasted from http://www.biblebookprofiler.com/the-forgery-of-john-10-33.html The Felony Forgery of John 10:33 Article Outline: Introduction This trinitarian Felony Forgery ...
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Are there two separate reasons given for wanting to stone Jesus?

There are definitely two reasons given why they want to cast stones at Jesus. Therefore the word "and" is appropriate since both of them in their minds deserve stoning. In the first one the ...
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What did Jesus likely say in John 8:58?

Let's assemble the clues to understanding John 8:58. 1. The grammar of the statement itself. The grammar is ambiguous and much debated, but contemporary translators are unanimous that this involves ...
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What are the exegetical options for the argument the Jews are making at John 5:18?

Their argument would look like this: Jesus is working on the sabbath, which only God can work on, being God. Jesus claims that he is allowed to work on the sabbath because God works on the sabbath, ...
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What are the exegetical options for the argument the Jews are making at John 5:18?

I agree with both lines of logic as presented by the OP. But let me put this in greater context. God is frequently spoken of as the “Father” of the Israelites throughout the OT, Deut 32:6, Ps 89:26, ...
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If Jesus broke the Sabbath at John 5:18, why does He say "Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" at Matthew 12:12?

In these last days He speaks to us through His Son. Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath and can change up the rules. Sabbath was meant as a rest for the people of Israel who had been working for years under ...
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If Jesus broke the Sabbath at John 5:18, why does He say "Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" at Matthew 12:12?

There are two reasonable interpretations of this. One is that John 5:18 is recording the thoughts of the Pharisees. The Pharisees think Jesus is breaking the Sabbath, but in fact he isn't. The absence ...
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If Jesus broke the Sabbath at John 5:18, why does He say "Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" at Matthew 12:12?

From the perspective of some "Jews" the issue was not simply a matter of doing good. One must consider if the action could be reasonably postponed until after the Sabbath. In every Sabbath ...
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How do we reconcile John 15:15 with Romans 6:22?

So are we slaves or not? In short, we are both. Let's look at each separately. As descendants of Adam, we are sold into sin and become slaves to sin. (Romans 5:18, 19; 6:16; 7:14) There is nothing we ...
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What are the arguments of scholars who suppose that the Gospel according to John does not go back to John the disciple of Jesus?

The main argument against the Gospel of John being written by John the eyewitness to Jesus' ministry and for it being written centuries later by an unknown author is the so-called contradiction ...
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What is the argument that Jesus' 'ego eimi' at John 8:58 should be translated as 'I am he' instead of 'I am'?

Unfortunately, neither is the answer to your Q. A lot of issues on this passage. I have tried to limit so it not to overwhelming as so much can be written about this. Quite a bit is covered in this -...
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What is the argument that Jesus' 'ego eimi' at John 8:58 should be translated as 'I am he' instead of 'I am'?

The Lord just makes a clear and unmistakable allusion to Septuagint 89 (90):2 "πρὸ τοῦ ὄρη γενηθῆναι καὶ πλασθῆναι τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν οἰκουμένην, καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος σὺ εἶ" (&...
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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

I would beg to differ with the premise of the question that the Jews leveled two charges against Jesus (in John 5) of: breaking the Sabbath claiming equality with God. It is certainly true that the ...
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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

The equality topic shown in the context was that Jesus was claiming the same right as his Father (my Father is working) to heal/ do good on the Sabbath. John 7:22-23 shows that the forefathers of the ...
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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

Matthew 12:11-12 says (NIV): He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a person than ...
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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

Here is a backdrop to this statement of Jesus breaking the Sabbath. The heart of God is being revealed through the work of Jesus on a Sabbath day. The very word the Jews used of Jesus "breaking&...
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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

Jesus did not violate Sabbath by healing the sick and eating on the Sabbath according to the law. He proved it by arguing that Sabbath is made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Works like rescuing ...
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What is the significance of Christ being human?

(This answer is meant to complement the existing answers, not to disagree with them.) Consider how Jesus's incarnation is described in Philippians 2:5–11 (NKJV): Let this mind be in you which was ...
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What is the significance of Christ being human?

A God who Sympathizes Matt 8:17 (ESV) This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnessesGrk:astheneia and bore our diseases.” The humanity of Christ is often ...
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Was the healed man trying to placate the Jews by identifying Christ in John 5:15

The short answer to this question is, We do not know because we are not told what each of these men was thinking. However, here is a plausible scenario which I cannot prove: John 5 In the case of the ...
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By the end of John 5, had Jesus successfully rebutted the charges made by the hostile Jews at John 5:18?

Both of the charges mentioned are John's own words which affirmatively describes him of doing those things. He was indeed doing those works on Sabbath, and saying those things. Though he was breaking ...
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By the end of John 5, had Jesus successfully rebutted the charges made by the hostile Jews at John 5:18?

John 5:18 YLT says, because of this, then, were the Jews seeking the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the sabbath, but he also called God his own Father, making himself equal to God ...
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By the end of John 5, had Jesus successfully rebutted the charges made by the hostile Jews at John 5:18?

The question asks if Jesus successfully rebutted the charges made by the hostile Jews. The definition of "rebuttal" is: > a refutation or contradiction. Jesus did refute and contradict ...
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