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Jesus says mustard seeds are the smallest but they are not actually

The mustard tree of the Middle East, Africa, and India is Salvadora persica, not the smallish plant with the large yellow seeds we get mustard from, which is Sinapis alba. Salvadora persica typically ...
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Mark 3:19 versification question

Well, that IS curious. Not only the RSV, but the ASV also has the translation of Καὶ ἔρχεται εἰς οἶκον moved into verse 19. I was thinking, "The ASV is older, perhaps it'll give us a clue." ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

I think it's a little hard to deal with your question since any answer is going to be an argument from silence. But, let me share some thoughts. From a 1st CE perspective, Christians appear to have ...
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Where did Jesus perform the “Feeding of the 4,000"?

Mark reports a location missing in Matthew. Following Jesus's healing of the Canaanite woman's child, Mark 7:31 reports that Jesus departed from the vicinity of Tyre, passed through Sidon, proceeded ...
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Where did Jesus perform the “Feeding of the 4,000"?

Preliminary point: Some suggest that the feeding of the 5000 and the 4000 are the same incident. However, it is clear from Matthew and Mark's account that the two are distinct incidents for the ...
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Where did Jesus Christ claim to be God?

Welcome to the Biblical Hermeneutics forum, malachiMDJ. What you're asking here is actually more in the domain of "Christian apologetics" in defense of our precious faith. But let me provide ...
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When was the Gospel of Mark written?

In 1852, Thomas Birks advanced an alternative view of the origins of Mark's Gospel which still has merit. After acknowledging the Latinisms, he notes that there is also evidence that the Gospel was ...
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In Mark 14:3 would breaking the box be normal?

Alabaster jars were common in biblical times. Alabaster derives from a diety Bastet. Her name means She of the ointment jar. Thousands of alabaster jars have been found in Syria with Bastet depicted ...
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What does "the gospel" mean in Mark 1:15?

“Gospel” or “good news” in the context of Mark 1 is that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, baptism by the Holy Spirit, John the Baptist was the prophet foretold by the prophet Isaiah, that the ...
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