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Doesn't your premise lead to an absurd conclusion in this passage. but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, ...


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There are numerous places where Mary is explicitly called the Mother of Jesus such as: Matt 1:16 - and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Matt 1:18 - This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged in marriage to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to ...


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John refers to Jesus' mother in the crucifixion scene. In John 19:26 Jesus speaks to His mother and refers to her as a woman - I think it it quite safe to say that the "mother of Jesus" in John's Gospel is Mary, the wife of Joseph. If this were ambiguous using only John's Gospel as a source, the ambiguity can be removed by comparing to the ...


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Samson age is never mentioned in the bible but we have this; 30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life. 31 Then his brethren and all the house ...


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Samson was just entering his manhood when he asked his parents to arrange the marriage. In the culture of that time, one became a man (adult) at the age of 20. Therefore, we can safely conclude that Samson would have been at least 20 years old, but not much more. It is likely that the bride would have been about that same age or slightly younger, but we ...


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Affection, especially public displays of affection in the eastern societies, are divided into two categories as this verse makes clear: sibling, familial and friendship affection such as between brothers and sister or between mother and children, or between close friends, etc. This kind of familial affection in public is encouraged and condoned. affection ...


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Song of Solomon 8:1 Oh, that you were like my brother, Who nursed at my mother’s breasts! If I should find you outside, I would kiss you; I would not be despised. It does seem to indicate that if she kissed someone not her brother outside, she would be despised. It should be read from the mindset of the wishful thinking of an innocent girl with no sexual ...


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