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It appears the anointing the women want to perform is the same as what Nicodemus helped Joseph do. The main possibilities then are: They were unaware the men had performed the burial rites; The men, being hurried, had not completed the process; The women wanted to add their honour to the honour given by the men, much as if there were 20 bouquets at a ...


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There is a parallel account in Matthew 27: 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new tomb that he ...


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I think the OP has answered the question. Jesus died late on Friday and the preparation for burial takes some time. Since the Sabbath was almost there, they did not have enough time to finish preparing the body. Thus, the women came Sunday morning at first light to finish the job of embalming Jesus' body. On Friday, the body had only been hurriedly wrapped....


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God revealed himself in literal fire a number of times. He appeared in a burning bush to Moses, Exodus 3:1-6. Fire came out of the tabernacle from before the Lord and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering .. and the people shouted and fell upon their face, Leviticus 9:24. This in the inauguration of the Aaronic priesthood. But some thought to mimic this ...


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Does Mark 14:51 Allude to Amos 2:16 I'm afraid the answer to this question is decidedly no. Amos 2:16 refers to the humiliation that would consume Israel's/Judah's mightiest warriors when God brought judgment against them long before Jesus' ministry in the first century: Amos 2:16: "Even the bravest among the warriors will flee naked in that day," ...


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In all the references quoted by the OP, the word "hand" is NOT in the text. There are many places where this idea is present. Possibly the most complete is in Rev 5:1 which has the phrase (similar to most such references): ἐπὶ τὴν δεξιὰν τοῦ καθημένου ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου = "on the right of the one sitting on the throne" Again, note that &...


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What did Jesus mean by saying 'drink of the fruit of the vine' and 'new in the Kingdom of God'? What is the fruit of the vine? Any red wine that is not sweetened, fortified, or spiced is appropriate for use as a symbol of Christ’s “precious blood.”1 Peter 1:19. What is meant by drinking it 'new'? Jesus informed the disciples that the wine he had drunk (at ...


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Is Jesus' description of Gehenna (Hell) literal or figurative? This is a difficult subject because we do not recognize our wretchedness as God does. A couple of passages from the Gospel of Mark may suffice for illustration: Mark 7:21-23: "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, ...


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Psalm 18:35 shows God's right hand of protection: You have given me Your shield of salvation; Your right hand upholds me, and Your gentleness exalts me. God is spirit (John 4:24). The psalms (Psalms 63:8, 18:35, 73:23) show the right hand of God as an anthropomorphic image for our finite brain to comprehend this aspect of God: He holds us up with his right ...


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Short Answer: The variant probably pre-dates the 5th century Long Answer: This is a variant with a long and interesting pedigree. Although we do not know the exact date of the variant--referring to the prophets instead of to Isaiah--it is indeed found in texts prior to the Textus Receptus. The 1550 Textus Receptus of Stephanus (see here) references "...


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I find this phenomenon fascinating—so much so that I once made a couple videos about it. The phenomenon is discussed here, and my conclusions from it here. Discerning the relationship among the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) is known as the Synoptic Problem—at the bottom of the post I’ve shared links to several of the major views, as discussed on ...


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Isaiah 33 14The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling grips the ungodly: “Who of us can dwell with a consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting flames?” 15He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears against murderous plots and shuts his eyes tightly against ...


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This is not difficult - either the expression, "where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched" is literal or figurative/metaphor. We should pause to note Mark 9:48 is a direct quote from Isa 66:24. The passage immediately preceding this verse is about the New Heavens and the New Earth. Note the following elements The LORD will come ...


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I think there's an allusion. You must take in consideration Mark 14:52 and Amos 2:16 in their context. And what can we read in Mark 14 ? From Mark 14: 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them. 11 They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money (ἀργύριον δοῦναι) 42 Rise! Let us go! Here ...


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Great question! This made me scratch my head too. Let me share my personal understanding, if you keep reading, you'll see what happened next in a later verse: Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, ...


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The Bible is clear. Jesus is the one an only, unique Son of God. This is confirmed at John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His "only' begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 1:18, "No man has seen God at any time; the "only" begotten Son/God, who is in the bosom ...


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The Son and Children of God I'm not certain this entirely addresses your question, but the New Testament speaks of those who have been baptized into Christ as "wearing Christ" or "putting on Christ" through water baptism (Gal. 3:27). This is significant because when God (as @Dottard explained, the Most High God: the Father) looks at the ...


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First, the passage in Mark 16:9-20 is highly disputed and many do NOT believe it should be part of the Biblical canon. However, for the sake of this question, let us consider the text without the matter of textual criticism. The text of Mark 16:17 lists several phenomena: And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out ...


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Why did the demon-possessed Gadarene feel the sudden urge to run up to Jesus and bow down before him when he saw him from afar? As you mention about vs. 7, the demons recognized who Jesus was and the authority Jesus has over them. Were the demons inside the ones who caused him to do this? The parallel account at Luke 8:26-39 sheds some light. Verse 29 ...


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And how did the demons inside the man know that he was Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Where did they get this information from? The demons got this info from what happened years earlier in Luke 1: 26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named ...


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The verb προσκυνέω (proskuneó) occurs 60 times in the NT, 24 just in the book of Revelation alone. In all but two cases, this verb is used to describe someone prostrating themselves before God or Jesus or a presumed god in an act of worship. The exceptions are important as listed below. BDAG defines this word as follows: to express an attitude of gesture ...


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Earlier in Matthew 4: 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ ” After refusing ...


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The fruit of the vine is wine, specifically, the wine passed around here: Mark 14:23-25 (ESV), 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until ...


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Isaiah 25 depicts a feast: 6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine— the best of meats and the finest of wines. 7On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; 8he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away ...


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Could “new” refer to his body rather than to the occasion of drinking? Like the appearance of Daniel, who became more youthful looking when abstaining from meat and wine. ”At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to ...


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The three questions are: 1. "Fruit of the Vine" Fruit of the vine occurs in several places, such as Matt 26:29, Mark 14:25, Luke 22:18, Isa 32:12 and always refers to grapes and grape juice; by extension, wine more generally. 2. "Drinking it new" At the last supper, Jesus took a kind of Nazarite vow - He promised not to drink and grape ...


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