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Question regarding apparent contradiction between Luke 24 and John 20

Unfortunately, I don't follow what the answers are trying to say. I'll try to clarify the question. According to John 20:1-3. Mary Magdaline came to the tomb and saw that the stone was rolled away (...
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How did Jesus "hide himself" or "pass through the midst" of mobs intent on killing him?

Gentlemen and ladies, You are missing the point! Each time Jesus “went through the midst of them”, Jesus was telling them whom He is. Each time He showed them and those around Him that He physically ...
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NASB translation of John 4:1

Well, after the darkness, light - indeed! So, let there be some light thrown on to this rather dark patch. There are two main textual sources for translations from the Greek. Literal, and older ...
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How should one interpret "if you wish to be perfect" in Matthew 19:21?

If surrendering all wealth were a prerequisite for achieving perfect followership of Jesus, why is this concept only mentioned once in this account, and not emphasized elsewhere? In the account ...
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How should one interpret "if you wish to be perfect" in Matthew 19:21?

This is another "old chestnut" that has consumed far to much theological ink and debate. The troublesome word at the heart of this debate is the adjective, τέλειος (teleios). The meaning ...
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What did the Jewish exorcists do wrong in Acts 19:13

We should distinguish between the traveling exorcists and the sons of Sceva. The former were itinerant miracle-workers. The latter were sons of a high priest. The traveling exorcists might indeed fall ...
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NASB translation of John 4:1

Both the ESV and the NASB do a good job of reasonably literally translating their respective Greek texts. The problem in John 4:1 is that the Greek text is disputed and highly uncertain, even among ...
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NASB translation of John 4:1

I can't speak for the NASB translators, but my guess is that they chose a different textual tradition. Both Ἰησοῦς and κύριος are represented in copies of the original. Ἰησοῦς is more difficult to ...
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From what "version" of Isaiah 61 was Jesus reading in Luke 4?

@user61299... It's because the original 5 books of Moses was translated by 72 individuals into Koine Greek, followed by translation of minor pophets later,other remaining books were translated in the ...
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Centurion Dispute

The answer resides in the diverse perspectives offered by the gospels. The Gospel of Matthew is positioned as the first gospel in the New Testament, as it's narrative serves as a link, connecting the ...
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Centurion Dispute

Here is a table comparing the two accounts: OPTION #1. The Centurion came AFTER sending emissaries. While the centurion originally felt shame in approaching Jesus (Lk. 7:6), it’s possible that he ...
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Centurion Dispute

Both accounts are true: Matt 8:5-13 - the centurion speaks for himself Luke 7:1-10 - the centurion sends servants with a message When a servant/diplomat/messenger delivers a message, he delivers on ...
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Does Lk 24;39 hint at the existence of ghosts on the earth?

Short Answer: It does not necessarily hint at the existence of ghosts on earth. However, it does prove that the disciples had a concept of ghosts or spirits. That being said, the point here was Jesus ...
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Does Lk 24;39 hint at the existence of ghosts on the earth?

First a word about translation: The Greek word here is pneuma (spirit). Translators are roughly evenly divided as to whether it should be rendered as "ghost" or "spirit." Related ...
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Why did the angel speak to Mary in the future tense (Lk. 1:26-38)?

The future tense is usually used to express a plan or prediction. It does not necessarily mean that an action or event will take place for certain. An example is when I say, “I will do my homework ...
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Could Christ's words "will He find faith on the earth" (Lk. 18:8) parallel Gen. 6:6-8?

In examining Jesus' statement in Luke 18:8b, "will He find faith on the earth", it's essential to discern its contextual relevance to the narratives of Noah and Lot's families. Notably, Lot'...
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Could Christ's words "will He find faith on the earth" (Lk. 18:8) parallel Gen. 6:6-8?

I've pondered this question Jesus puts to his disciples then, and also through time to us directly in our day. Supposing Jesus not knowing the day of his return, while God his/our Father does, but ...
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In Luke 24:31, is there a biblical or symbolic interpretation for Jesus vanishing after being recognized?

I believe caution is always warranted when one attempts to see a deeper meaning of the context of the passage. For example the text answers the question - why did they finally recognize him? Verses 24 ...
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In Luke 24:31, is there a biblical or symbolic interpretation for Jesus vanishing after being recognized?

The answer to this question, "Why did Jesus disappear when the two men recognized Him?" is found in asking the opposite question - what would have happen if Jesus did not disappear and ...
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Why did the angel speak to Mary in the future tense (Lk. 1:26-38)?

In Lk 1:36 ( KJV) the Angel cites the case of Elizabeth to reassure Mary that nothing is impossible to God ; And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this ...
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Why did the angel speak to Mary in the future tense (Lk. 1:26-38)?

The OP has answered the question. As is well-known Greek has three forms of the verb action: active voice where the subject carries out the action on something else middle voice where the subject ...
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Why did the angel speak to Mary in the future tense (Lk. 1:26-38)?

Venerable Bede gives some insight into this (Catena Aurea on Luke, cap. 2 l. 10), arguing that the future tense shows that divine and human natures were united in the Second Person of the Holy Trinity:...
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Significance of the Rich Man Having Five Brothers in Luke 16:28

This is yet another of Jesus’ parables which condemn the leadership of the Jews. The rich man was dressed in purple, signifying royalty, and fine linen, signifying the priesthood. Both Judah, the ...
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Luke 3:1 "In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar" - convention for counting years (NOT what the actual A.D. year was)

God put the Sun and the Moon for times and seasons - Genesis. There is a solar calendar. There is a lunar calendar. Each needs adjustment to keep seasons from drifting. Seven times in 19 Years the ...
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To whom was Christ referring in Luke 9:41?

With the Mark 9 account as a base, we have Mark 9:14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. so "they" are ...
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Why does Luke claim that Jesus and John the Baptist were related?

Apart from the obvious possibility that they were related, there is more to consider, quite apart from conspiracy theories long after the event. All four of the accounts about the birth, life, death ...
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Why does Luke claim that Jesus and John the Baptist were related?

Let us keep in mind that Infant John was less than two years of age when Herod ordered the killing of the babes. In the case of Jesus, his parents fled with him to Egypt. But how was Infant John saved?...
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Why do translators translate Luke 2:25 and 11:13 as "the Holy Spirit" instead of "a holy spirit"?

It is true that the NT speaks of the "spirit of man" (eg, 1 Cor 2:11) as distinct from the "Spirit of God" (eg, 1 Cor 2:11, Rom 8:9, etc). However, when the word "spirit" ...
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Could Christ's words "will He find faith on the earth" (Lk. 18:8) parallel Gen. 6:6-8?

There are distinct similarities, for both periods of time relate to times of divine judgment on the Earth. First, when there was so much evil, and so little faith, only eight faithful souls were saved ...
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