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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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How do the meanings of "alloi" and "heteroi" compare in Matthew 16:14?

The best place to see the two words contrasted, in my own view, is Galatians 1:7 and 8 where Paul calls the false gospel being preached at Galatia as hetero. He says that that gospel is 'another' (...
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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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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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Question Revision Matthew 5:9

With the plural, such as υἱοὶ θεοῦ, as opposed to the singular, the translation sons is not so clear cut. For example (Gal. 3:26-28) ends up with male and female (ἄρσεν καὶ θῆλυ) sons of God (υἱοὶ ...
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Question Revision Matthew 5:9

There is an old aphorism that "Men do not own their own gender". By this is meant that a feminine word (for a person) is always feminine; but a masculine word often includes both sexes. One ...
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Question Revision Matthew 5:9

Typically, the word for children is translated from 'tekna'. Huios is usually translates as sons. But this is not always the case.
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Does MT 5:22 contradict other passages regarding Anger & Fool?

“You have heard that the ancients were told, you shalt not commit murder…. But I say to you, whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be in danger of hell fire,” “You shalt not commit murder” simply reflects ...
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Does MT 5:22 contradict other passages regarding Anger & Fool?

The word "fool" in Matthew 5:22, to my understanding, the original script is a Aramaic word, that KJV translate it as "Thou fool". Will it be possible that English translation not ...
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Who/what is the source of the power behind the miracles, signs and wonders in Matthew 7:22?

From WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE POWER OF MIRACLES, AND MAGIC The idea of miracles has complicated the relationship between magic and religion for the last 3000 years or more. within Jewish ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

I don't think the Nazarene in the synagogue had a moment thought Jesus was the Christ. After Jesus said, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." Luke 4:22 told the response of ...
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Will everyone who calls on the Lord be saved or Not?

Addressing God as "Lord" does not, in itself, mean that the person is calling upon the name of the Lord in a saving way. In Matthew 7:21, the surrounding verses are clear that Jesus is ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

Modern views There is a risk of reading this passage anachronistically, and both Jews & Christians have been known to apply post-2nd temple-interpretations to these verses. A common, contemporary ...
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Will everyone who calls on the Lord be saved or Not?

In [Matthew 7:23], Jesus correctly identifies the preconditional Tsom(צוֹם):"Fast" [Isaiah 58:6-11] required by YHVH for emergency responses to prayers. | אָז תִּקְרָא֙ וַיהֹוָה יַעֲנֶה &...
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Does MT 5:22 contradict other passages regarding Anger & Fool?

The original Greek word translated "foolish" is μωρός from which our English word "moron" comes directly. It is also preserved in our expression, "oxymoron" = (literally)...
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What do Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 mean with respect to his Church never being defeated by the powers of hell?

In Matthew 16:18 Jesus talks about Himself. He is the rock and on Him the church has been built. If you believe that He died for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day, the gates of Hades (...
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Inconsistent interpretations of the word "until" in Matthew 1:25 and Luke 12:59?

again this is a matter of NOT taking your grammar and learning above the FAITH Pope John Paul II made several corrections to the Neo-Vulgata ( or Nova Vulgata) and one was to the Matthew 1:25 because ...
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Regarding the ambiguity of the "hanging" of Judas in Matthew 27:5

There is still ambiguity But this is what gives me pause, these quotes Even when Jesus says of Judas, the traitor, "It would be better for that man if he had never been born" (Mt 26:24), His ...
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Regarding the ambiguity of the "hanging" of Judas in Matthew 27:5

About a literal understanding of ἀπήγξατο we do have other verses in the new statement clearly arguing against this. I will be short in my demonstration but clear enough, crystal clear I would say. ...
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If Jesus broke the Sabbath at John 5:18, why does He say "Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" at Matthew 12:12?

From the perspective of some "Jews" the issue was not simply a matter of doing good. One must consider if the action could be reasonably postponed until after the Sabbath. In every Sabbath ...
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If Jesus broke the Sabbath at John 5:18, why does He say "Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" at Matthew 12:12?

There are two reasonable interpretations of this. One is that John 5:18 is recording the thoughts of the Pharisees. The Pharisees think Jesus is breaking the Sabbath, but in fact he isn't. The absence ...
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If Jesus broke the Sabbath at John 5:18, why does He say "Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" at Matthew 12:12?

In these last days He speaks to us through His Son. Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath and can change up the rules. Sabbath was meant as a rest for the people of Israel who had been working for years under ...
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Meaning of "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather."

Believers leave their flesh on earth in the Luke 17:22-37 event and related verses in Matthew 24. It is a pre-trib event because there is eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building and ...
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Did the centurion have Saving Faith?

First things first the centurion in question did not believe that "Jesus was Son of God" instead he believed Jesus could heal his son which is corroborated by this verse Matthew 8:13 And ...
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What does the image of burning up the chaff in Matthew 3:12 convey?

NOTE: Many think that the expression "burn with unquenchable fire" supports, if not proves, the notion of eternal conscious torment (hereafter ECT), also known as traditionalism. However, we ...
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Did the centurion have Saving Faith?

We read in Gal 2:16 - know that a man is not justified by works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

At the time, no, that's why Herod and pharisees were trying so hard to get Him to make a mistake, scripturally and non-scripturally. It was unheard of at the time, imagine the Son of God who is God ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

The place where the Lord read from the scroll of Isaiah was in His own city, where he grew up and lived most of his own life. He says in verse 24 that a prophet is not acceptable in his own country. ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

The Messianic claim is evident in the passage, and it was clearly understood by the listeners. You don't have to clearly spell it out. The works of miracles that Jesus did made him a candidate for the ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

It is true that very few people knew that Jesus was the Christ = Messiah; the reason is rather simple - it had been revealed to very few people. More specifically, we have: Matt 2:4 - the Magi were ...
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What do Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 mean with respect to his Church never being defeated by the powers of hell?

It's good to know what the ecelisa is that Christ is building. 1577 ekklēsía(from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 2564 /kaléō, "to call") – properly, people called out from the ...
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What do Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 mean with respect to his Church never being defeated by the powers of hell?

In Matt 16:18, as the OP has already observed, "gates of hell" (KJV) is an unfortunate translation. "Gates of hades/grave" would be more accurate, as Ellicott observes: The gates ...
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What do Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 mean with respect to his Church never being defeated by the powers of hell?

The First Century Jewish Context of Jesus' Words The more one reads and re-reads the Old Testament, the more one becomes aware of just how many allusions the New Testament makes to the Old (by way of ...
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What do Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 mean with respect to his Church never being defeated by the powers of hell?

Shall their unbelief destroy the faith of God? The question is valid: Did the Roman genocide of the Jews and then Christians, wiped out Christianity, thereby defeating the Church of Christ? The ...
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What do Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 mean with respect to his Church never being defeated by the powers of hell?

The beneficiary of [Matthew 16:18][a] Promise/Prophecy is 'Πέτρος'(Petros):"Peter". | Were Peter's biological descendants considered the 'ἐκκλησίαν'(ekklēsia):"Church"? If ...
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In Isaiah 42:1-4 why is the servant also likened to a reed?

In this first of the four servant-songs of Isaiah (all Messianic!), the Servant is NOT likened to a bruised reed, but how the Servant would treat someone else that is likened to a bruised reed. ...
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