My question is where is Jesus in the creation:
God has always been but creation had a beginning.
The beginning of Gods creation was Christ.
“The LORD formed me from the beginning, before he created anything else.
Jehovah possessed me -- the beginning of His way, Before His works since then. Proverbs 8:22
What does the Hebrew word 'Qanah' mean in Prov:8:22
Linguistically though, if the context suggested that "logos" were a thing instead of a person wouldn't it be correct to translate as "it"?
It is a misconception that a living thing or a person has to have either "he" or "she" in English, and not "it". For example, the demon or the evil spirit in Matthew 12:...
Should the disciples be amazed or not at the coming resurrection?
In John 5:20, Jesus is plaining telling his disciples that they will be amazed at the miracles that will soon come to pass.
Verse 21, Jesus is describing how Jehovah God, using his prophets, has raised dead ones in the past (1 Kings 17:17-24; 2 Kings 4:32-37; 13:20, 21)
The disciples knew ...
1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of ...
Sometimes language can confuse cause and effect.
Consider the family relationship between a son and a father.
Each son will be very much like his father, and on the average will in every way be his the physical and intellectual equal.
There is really only one way in which they will consistently differ, sons defer to the authority of their fathers.
As Jesus ...
Jesus' incarnation is a mystery which cannot be fully explained, but there are certain facts about it which are revealed. Let's see if we can piece them together in a sensible manner.
God is not a man.
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he
should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he
spoken, and shall he ...
In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.
We should begin the simple answer to the question by actually reading the text, and noting the context.
John is not speaking of Jesus here at all. He mentions the ‘word’. Of course we could read in whatever we want, but that is not the idea of understanding what God has inspired ...
Is Jesus the Son of God temporally (on earth) or eternally?
This same question might be asked slightly differently: "How could Christ be the Son of God at all?" Is He not an eternal Being? To answer this, I believe we need to differentiate between Christ's physical Being, His earthly body as Jesus (from Mary) and His eternal nature as God: His ...
There are 2 major interpretations (plus a few minor ones) on what "water" means in this verse:
"Born of water" refers to natural birth (water referring to the amniotic fluid in the mother's womb)
"Born of water" refers to Christian baptism, or less commonly to John the Baptist's baptism
Because there are 2 meanings of ...
John 5:20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.
This is a general statement about great works that when performed the disciples will be amazed.
28 Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and ...
The Koine Greek word ἀνήρ (aner), ἀνδρός (andros) is used for BOTH "man/male" and "husband". For example:
"Man/male" in Matt 7:24, 26, 12:41, 14:21, 35, 15:38, Mark 6:20, etc.
"husband" in Matt 1:16, 19, Mark 10:12, Luke 2:36, 16:18, John 4;16, 17, 18, etc.
Thus, in a properly constituted household (as distinct from ...
It is true that James, the brother of Jesus did not believe that Jesus was Messiah of the world -
John 7:5 - For even His own brothers did not believe in Him.
However, with James at least, that changed because by Acts 15, it appears that James had become one of the leaders of the early church; see Acts 15:13-18, Gal 1:19. Further, the NT book of James ...
13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s [G435] will, but born of God.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 435: ἀνήρ
with a reference to sex, and so to distinguish a man from a woman; either
a. as a male: Acts 8:12; Acts 17:12; 1 Timothy 2:12; or
b. as a husband: Matthew 1:16; Mark 10:2; John 4:16ff; Romans 7:2ff; ...
After praying for the purity of his followers, Jesus prayed about this matter of unity – no less than three times (verses 11, 21 & 22). The fact that Jesus’ prayer not only centered on his followers right there and then, but all believers in him who would become followers through the preaching of the word about Jesus, indicates immense scope. This means ...
"that they may be perfected in unity"
This is the same unity that Jesus was able to realise by the end of his fleshly life when he had learned obedience through suffering - his unity with the Father was perfected - made complete.
... to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Heb 2:10
Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he ...
If according to the book of Genesis God created first heaven and earth and only then light, it is excluded that this light is wisdom which God created initially, thus even before the heaven and earth, according to the Proverbs. Period.
[I do not treat here the question that "created" κτίζω in Proverbs 8:22 has absolutely the same semantics as "...
It's hardly possible to grasp the significance of 'name' in this verse without consulting the many other times 'name' is used in a similar way in scripture. Even confining a search to its application to Jesus, we are left wondering. Let me just give an example of this.
John 17:11 - The Father gives the Son his name; that name protects all those the Father ...
The Jewish concept of prophet is rather broad. It includes characters like Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jerimiah, ... (major prophets), Amos, ..., Jonah (minor prophets), members of the school of the prophets, men of God, etc. Even Jesus was labeled as a prophet.
The Samaritan woman at the well called Jesus a prophet in John 4:
18 for you have had five ...
Yes. First, consider where the action was coming from, or who was doing the begetting - God, the Father.
?"12 but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God -- to those believing in his name, 13 who -- not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but -- of God were begotten." (John 1:12=13, YLT)
There is an easy answer and a hard answer. Let's start with the hard answer:
Sacred Literature of the Samaritans
From Hjelm, Ingrid. The Samaritans and Early Judaism A Literary Analysis, p 94
often-stated 'critique' of the Samaritans' rejection of the Hebrew
Bible and of their recognition of only the Pentateuch needs a
clarifying remark. The Samaritan ...
I prefer the KJV here:
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
The word here is thaumazo, which has a gloss "to marvel, be astonished". From BDAG:
to be extraordinarily impressed or disturbed by someth., act. ⓐ intr. wonder, marvel, be astonished (the context determines whether ...
I think this statement is confusing the state of being born again with the mechanism of salvation, which is faith (Romans 4.3).
As a result of faith, we are born again. Asking how one can be born again as if there was some other path than faith is exactly like Nicodemus inquiring about crawling up his mother's birth canal. Any approach other than faith is ...
John 3:3 – unfortunately, has a number of problems. Apart from not knowing who wrote it and when it was written, there is a translation issue of ‘born again’
John did not use the phrase "born again". The Greek text reveals, the phrase used by John is born from above. The Greek word used by John is anothen' (ano' + then'). ano' means above' and the ...
The letter or the book of law, Torah refers to the covenant of Moses and also the books of Moses. Circumcision is from the patriarch and the letter is from the patriarchs. To the Jews the basis for circumcision is from the letter or the Torah. Paul is not drawing a contrast between Patriarchs and the New Covenant but between the Torah covenant and the New ...
Jesus promised salvation to the thief on the cross.
Paul told the jailer at Corinth, " Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved". Salvation is an instant action the moment you believe, regardless of which testament you are in.
All believers are born again at the moment they believe.
The O T saints believed from the understanding they had at the time. They looked forward to a future messiah. We look back at a historical messiah. All came to salvation the same way. Saved by grace through faith. Faith is the EVIDENCE of things not seen, even a future Christ.
Let's look at the verse in a literal translation to see what Paul is saying:
Romans 2.28-29 (LEB):
For the Jew is not ⌊one outwardly⌋, nor is circumcision ⌊outwardly⌋, in the flesh.
But the Jew ⌊is one inwardly⌋, and circumcision is of the heart, by
the Spirit, not by the letter, whose praise is not from people but
Paul did not say circumcision ...
Light is the first creation because S.Paul says that "whatever is made visible is light"(Ephesians5,14). But that light was not visible because was the principle of visible light like photon. Wisdom is also the first creation but comes sequentially after light because represents all the images of the history.
Logos is also the first creation but as ...
Paul seems to be categorizing circumcision under Moses in the same was as Jesus did, in that it is recorded in the Genesis and thus "Mosaic" to some degree:
[John 7:22 NASB20] (22) "For this reason Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and [even] on a Sabbath you circumcise a man.
In other words, ...
While she would not immediately recognize him, the Samaritans had likely heard about what Jesus was doing.
But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter.
(Mark 1:45, ESV)
Then one of them, when he ...
The "amazement" that Jesus discusses in John 5 has two separate referents:
In V20, Jesus is saying - do not be amazed at this - the healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda. We can confirm this by Jesus' reason for those listening to not be amazed - Jesus says He will do even greater things than this, ie, greater miracles (eg, the ...
Did people in O.T. times also have to be born again in order to be saved?
Change the auxiliary verb "Did" to "Will", and the answer is yes.
Copying from my answer to What is the biblical basis for interpreting "born again", "baptized in the Holy Spirit" and "filled with the Holy Spirit" as different ...
If the NSA gets this I may incur their wrath.
In my observations of our new neighbors, especially those in Christian regalia, it occurred to me that they a wide spectrum of people's and when the road builder calibrated their construct, they used a crude map covering the sky, there were over staggering hundred stops. Clearly, the King of the Angels was trying ...
ἵνα ὦσιν [present active subjunctive 3rd person plural] ἓν καθὼς ἡμεῖς
(John 17:11, ESV) -- "that they may be one just as we are [one]."
The hint as to how we are one relates to how people will recognize us as Christ's disciples.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. ...
What is the name God gave Jesus? John 17:11
John 17:11,12 in making reference to the 'name' that God gave to His only begotten son, after being manifested in the flesh, we are to understand this to be that of Jesus, Yehoshua in the Hebrew language. Jesus is the latin form of the Greek, I.e.sous and means 'Jehovah is salvation'. We are not to be thinking '...
The short answer - it is both.
Names of YHWH in the OT applied to Jesus:
"God" Deut 4:35, 6:4, 32:39, Isa 44:6, 45:5, 6; compare Matt 1:22, 23; John 1:1, 18, 20:28, Titus 2:13, Heb 1:8, 9, 2 Peter 1:1
"My Lord" Ps 35:23 (LXX: κύριός μου), Ps 110:1; compare John 20:13, 28, Luke 1:43, Phil 3:8, Matt 22:44, Mark 12:36, Luke 20:42, Acts 2:34
Although the given name of Jesus has a meaning (Saviour), this is not the sense in this context.
As @Polyhat has mentioned before, "ὀνόματί", Hebrew "שֵׁם", does often not refer to a given name. Rather, it has the meaning as in English "In the name of", meaning "with autorisation of", leading to the meaning "...
The problem is when we apply our (western/modern) ‘thinking’ to Hebraic concept. In this case ‘a name’. So to correctly discern what John 17:11 means “.. [snip] .. in your name, which you have given me” - we need to look back.
EXODUS 23:20 Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. 21 Pay ...
[NHEB Luke 20:27-40]
27Some of the Sadducees came to him, those who deny that there is a resurrection. 28They asked him, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up children for his brother. 29There were therefore seven brothers. The ...
Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
Is it actually, literally a name?
No, it is not a secret name whose spelling is known only to selected individuals.
The name is the person himself. This is a figure of speech called synecdoche.
The same John makes it clear earlier in ...
Is verse 11 saying that the Father's name has a special place in this "we are one"?
Yes, the two are connected by hina subjunctive.
Berean Study Bible John 17:11
I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them by Your name, the name You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one.
καὶ οὐκέτι εἰμὶ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ εἰσίν κἀγὼ πρὸς σὲ
ἔρχομαι πάτερ ἅγιε τήρησον αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου ᾧ δέδωκάς μοι ἵνα
ὦσιν ἓν καθὼς ἡμεῖς (John 17:11, Textus Receptus)
The Greek word ὀνόματί that was translated here as "name" is rich with potential significance. It can also be understood as reputation or even character. ...
Yes and no! Through His redemptive work, Christ obtained the right to exercise His power to give eternal life. The Father bestows on the Son the power to save those who believe on Him.
In the prayer Jesus made are six references to being sent by the Father. (verses 3,8,18, 21, 23, and 25). In each reference the word "sent" means "to be ...
According to the enumeration of the feast days, festivals and holy convocations in Leviticus 23, only the Sabbath of the Week and the Sabbath of the Year (Yom Kippur) are called by the compound nouns in Hebrew Shabbat Shabbathown or “Sabbath of Sabbaths”. No other festival day or holy convocation is called sabbath, a sabbath or the sabbath. Only the Sabbath ...
The odd verse out of this batch is Luke 20:38 the final pronoun is simply dative: αὐτῷ = for him, to him, by him, etc.
The context of Luke 20:38 is what happens at the (future) resurrection of the saints as Jesus' return. The BSB provides a better translation here:
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are
Thus, the ...
A neutral translation runs thus:
And he said, Look—no! I am thy fellow servant, and that of thy brethren the prophets, and them that keep the words of this book: worship God!
The idea being conveyed is that the angel is the fellow-worker in expounding the revelation of God to His people (John being an Apostle, and the angle, likewise, being a revelator, ...
It's not saying that the angel is of John's brethren the prophets (i.e. one of them); the word "fellowservant" in this translation also goes with the phrase "of thy brethern..." and with "...of them which keep...". So the angel is basically saying that he's John's fellowservant, and a fellowservant of John's brethern the ...