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In ancient Jewish burial rites, were women allowed to prepare the bodies of their sons and husbands for burial?


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Did Jesus eat with idolaters? Paul admonishes Christians to avoid company with unrepentant sinners. 1 Corinthians 5:11, KJV But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. We know that Jesus ...


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Did Jesus eat with idolaters? As Ray Butterworth pointed out, Paul is speaking about "brothers", now-professed Christians, that are not following Jesus' teachings. As to the question of whether idolaters were present with Jesus in Mark 2:15, we really don't know. There is a parallel account in Matthew chapter 9. The study note from the New World ...


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Jesus called on the rich young ruler to give away all his possessions and to follow him (Lk 18:18-27). But the latter, attached to his wealth, could not do so. Our understanding of this wealth, however, should extend beyond his material possessions to include his claims to righteousness that were based on the law. Despite his assertions that he had kept God’...


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Note that in classical Greek (from which Koine Greek arose) had a lot to say about the concept of "mind" and thus had many words to describe the various aspects of mind, thinking, and expression of thought. In the NT, there are no less that six words that are translated "mind" νοῦς (nous) = mind, understanding, reason, eg, Luke 24:45, ...


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Mark is outlining a teaching under Law. Teaching Torah. Paul is teaching from a perspective of Grace. ‘Rebirth’ comes with a ‘new heart’. Under ‘law’ you are to love, with all of your body, soul, mind. Under ‘grace’ you have to let that [new] ‘love’ in you ‘work’ it’s way out. And, that ‘love’ will be the same ‘love’ that’s shed abroad in every believers ‘...


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Jesus quoted from the Shema in Mark 12:30, and it doesn't have φρονέω in it. 30 καὶ ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης °τῆς καρδίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης °1τῆς ψυχῆς σου ⸋καὶ ἐξ ὅλης °1τῆς διανοίας σου⸌ καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος σου⸆. (Mark 12:30, NA28) The closest word in Mark 12:30 is διάνοια. διάνοια, ας, ἡ ... LXX, here nearly always for לֵב, לֵבָב). ...


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How might "one mind" in Philippians 2:2 compare with "your mind" in Mark 12:30? "complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind." Philippians 2:2 ESV -One mind. mind/phroneo. "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your mind and with all your strength." ...


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Did Jesus eat with idolaters ? Technically, no, since there weren't any in Israel, where Christ lived and preached; but that's probably not what you wanted to ask. The main point of 1 Corinthians 5 is partaking of the Eucharist, not meals in general, as can easily be seen from context (5:7-8, along with 10:16-21 and 11:23-30). We know that Jesus ate with ...


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Paul is talking about "any man that is called a brother". He is saying not to associate with so-called Christians that don't actually practice the religion. Jesus is associating with "sinners" that do not pretend to be Christian. The first is a warning against bringing oneself down. The second is about helping others up.


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Yes. In this passage, Jesus is doing exactly that. Expounding works based salvation, and teaching this rich young ruler what was required. Teaching, because this rich young ruler saw Jesus, and came to Jesus as a rabbi. MARK 10:17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to ...


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Mark was the only writer to mention this young man who was clothed with this linen cloth. The relevance of this instance to the betrayal and arrest of Jesus is unclear. This has caused some to speculate that this young man was none other than the writer, Mark, and that he was indirectly referring to himself in the same way that John did in his Gospel. This ...


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Paul and Jesus were at one about the means of Salvation - it is by grace alone through faith in the merits of Jesus alone. Note Paul's neat summary: Eph 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ ...


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Perhaps because of an ambiguity in the text of Psalm 85:13, there are some distinct differences among the various English translations (also noted in the Cambridge commentary): Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. NIV Righteousness will go before Him And will make His footsteps into a way. NASB Righteousness shall go before ...


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The first one called Jesus a good teacher. Jesus zeros in on his basic problem when he says why do you call me good. Only God is good. The man was still looking to himself thinking he was good enough by what he did to have life. Jesus gives him a task that he is unable to do to prove that he is not as good as he thinks. The Spirit of truth will convict a ...


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For almost 400 years, the voice of G'd wasn't heard, because there weren't prophets, and it came to pass that a man called John The Baptist appeared, with the saying registered by Matthew (Matthew 3:2): 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (NIV) And it continues in the next verse 3, and the word straight is the righteousness ...


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The answer to this is actually in the previous few verses of Ps 85:10-13 (the translations vary somewhat)- 10 Loving devotion and faithfulness have joined together; righteousness and peace have kissed. 11 Faithfulness sprouts from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. 12 The LORD will indeed provide what is good, and our land will yield its ...


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What does it mean to "have salt amongst yourselves"? Note the following information from the topic "Salt" in the Insight on the Scriptures: Figurative Use. Salt is often used in the Bible figuratively. Jesus told his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth,” a preserving influence on others, preventing spiritual putrefaction and moral ...


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What does it mean to "have salt amongst yourselves" Mark 9:49-50 Mark 9:49-50 NET 49 Everyone will be salted with fire.[a] 50 Salt[b] is good, but if it loses its saltiness,[c] how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” "Everyone will be salted with fire" If the expression is connected ...


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Mark 9:49-50 According to Cranfield1 and Evans2, the two verses - Mark 9:49-50 - are most probably independent sayings that were placed there due to the word "fire" present in the preceding passage. Nevertheless, in my opinion, due to their presence in this passage, both v.49 and v.50 must be interpreted in context. 49 Everyone will be salted with ...


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Although I appreciate the answer of Toni Chan, I would like to add another aspect. Salt, in former times (more than today although it is still quite the same), is an essence that cannot be replaced. What is this essence that cannot be replaced? It is our faith in God. It is our faith in Good. The faith on the teachings of Jesus and the prophets who preceded ...


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Right after Jesus said in John 9:4 4 "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. " He said, in 9:5, 5 "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." In my opinion, 9:5 explained what "day" and "night" in 9:4 mean. "Day" means when Jesus ...


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