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What does "being salted with fire" mean in Mark 9:49?

What does it mean to be salted with fire?! Salted with fire is to be purified as gold with Calcium hypochlorite. Compare Mal3:2-3 For He will be like a refiner’s fire, like a launderer’s soap. 3And ...
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Does Mark 13:24 suggest that Jesus believe the moon had its own light source?

Jesus said the moon has its own light, so he didn't know that the moon reflects the light of the sun, how do we know this? Greek grammar, the verse saying the moon giving it's light it's in the Active ...
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Did Jesus speak Greek, Aramaic or Latin with Pontius Pilate?

While "Hold To The Rod" gives accurate speculation, as an appendix, Paul's encounter with the Romans in Jerusalem specifically mentions the languages spoken, specifically because it explains ...
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Did Jesus speak Greek, Aramaic or Latin with Pontius Pilate?

Let us consider the 4 most prominently spoken languages in that region at that time. Greek The lingua-franca of the Eastern Roman empire, it had been widespread in the East since the time of Alexander....
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Is the Pharisees' question on taxation a trick question or not?

Other answers have made the points that the question was a trap, and that either a "yes" or a "no" would have been used against Jesus. However, there is additional richness to ...
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“Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. Why does Jesus rebuke the young man? (Mark 10:18)

My answer was taken from http://examiningthetrinity.blogspot.com/2009/10/phil-26-pt-2-notes.html with some omissions. The answer lies in the distinction between the greek words kalos and agathos. ...
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Is the Pharisees' question on taxation a trick question or not?

Yes, it was most definitely a trap, but Jesus saw right through it. As with most of their questions, the Pharisees weren't asking because they wanted to learn something; they were explicitly trying to ...
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Is the Pharisees' question on taxation a trick question or not?

The answer to the OP's question is found, in all three records in the following verse: Matt 22:18 - But Jesus knew their evil intent and said, “You hypocrites, why are you testing Me? Mark 12;15 - ...
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Is the Pharisees' question on taxation a trick question or not?

I think that there was a question about patriotism and fidelity towards the cherished Jewish cause of treating Romans as aggressors and invaders (quite rightly so) and, thus, also the ensuing general ...
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Who was the author of Mark?

The 'consensus view' you ask about is that, "In the early twentieth century, form critics theorized that the Gospel of Mark was formed [by an unknown Evangelist] from various sources, such as ...
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What do the words "fear and trembling" in Philippians 2 refer to?

The word translated as fear in the Old Testament tends to mean afraid when it’s in a moral context; for example, in Genesis 18 Lot is afraid to live in the area where Sodom was destroyed. But it tends ...
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Will everyone be gender-neutral in Heaven, and if so, does that mean that sex was designed to be a temporary thing?

This is a passage that has been tragically misrepresented for millennia, causing intense confusion (to say nothing of immeasurable sadness). Getting married vs. Being married The two key verbs are ...
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This question is not what does "I am" mean in Mark 14:62, but is the meaning of it affected by Luke 22:70?

Existing answers provide a solid response regarding the idiom in play in Luke. In the interest of supplementing these answers, I'll address the question as it relates to the synoptic problem (which is ...
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This question is not what does "I am" mean in Mark 14:62, but is the meaning of it affected by Luke 22:70?

In Luke 22:70, the last clause is literally, "You say that I am", but this does not capture the force of what Jesus said and meant. I note the helpful remarks of the Pulpit commentary: And ...
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This question is not what does "I am" mean in Mark 14:62, but is the meaning of it affected by Luke 22:70?

You are struggling with the Hebrew idiom "You say," אַתֶּם אוֹמְרִים, which means "Yes, indeed ... just as you have asked in your question." That is exactly how those questioning ...
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This question is not what does "I am" mean in Mark 14:62, but is the meaning of it affected by Luke 22:70?

The meaning of Mark 14:62 (I am) is not effected(as in changed) by Luke 22:70 (Ye say that I am). These two statements (I am and Ye say that I am) are synonymous and evidently the reaction in both ...
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What does the Greek word “σκωληξ” in Mark 9:44 really mean?

Modern Greek is not ancient Greek. The word for "worm" in ancient Koine Greek is simply σκώληξ (nominative masculine singular). Modern Greek has simplified the language in many respects ...
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What is the difference between Corban in Mark 7 and the pledges in the Leviticus 27

Technically, there is no difference because Mark 7:11 directly alludes to a voluntary gift devoted to God as referenced in the Torah in places like Lev 2:1, 5, 7:3, 5, Num 28:2, etc - the Hebrew is ...
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What is the difference between Corban in Mark 7 and the pledges in the Leviticus 27

I would suggest that based on what Jesus is describing, the difference is purpose and intent. Jesus does call their practice of Corban a tradition rather than something given of Moses, which might ...
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