The question in a sense has no answer because it contains an incorrect premise - that Jesus and John were 'cuddling'.
As Benson says,
"This phrase only expresses the then customary posture at meals, where the guests all leaned sideways on couches, and each was said to lie in the bosom of him who was placed next above him"
Psalm 110:1 New International Version
Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."
יְהוָ֨ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
to my Lord:
Preposition-l | Noun - ...
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Genesis 2:18) [ESV]
ויאמר יהוה אלהים לא־טוב היות האדם לבדו אעשה־לו עזר כנגדו
"Helper" is עזר, one who helps; other than Genesis 2:18, 20, it is never used to refer to only a woman or wife. The term is used 21 times and 16 are in reference ...
In Genesis 2:18, God spoke to Adam specifically and to mankind in general at the beginning of human history.
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
1 Corinthians 7, the context is the last days.
29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have ...
I am answering purely out of courtesy as I stated in comment that I think the question well answers itself and needs no further citation than that made within it, being the extensive quotation of Paul the Apostle from his epistle to the Romans.
Paul makes no argument based on pantheism, nor any suggestion of the natural order being, in and of itself, a deity ...
It is not the letter of the law that matters.
Matthew 5:28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman [or man] lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
2 Samuel 1:26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.
We should avoid reading ...
What are the benefits of “walking among these that stand by” in Zechariah 3:7?
1 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of
Jehovah, and [a]Satan standing at his right hand to be his adversary.
2 And Jehovah said unto Satan, Jehovah rebuke thee, O Satan; yea,
Jehovah that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke ...
I think the two questions you ask about what Luke is saying gets it right. Side note, I don't think Luke is specifically drawing a comparison to Esau, but the comparison makes sense. The question seems to be, how does what Hebrews says of Esau work with what Luke 15 says about repentance? So...
By the time Esau pleaded with his father, Jacob had already ...
This is an interesting observation that compares two situations that are so different.
In Gen 2:18 we only have ONE man and God has recently created the world and needs to propagate the human race. In His wisdom, he has chosen to use sexual rather than asexual reproduction; therefore, God needs both man and woman and MUST provide both for anything to occur.
I absolutely believe that the two beasts in Revelation refer to Behemoth (the beast on the land) and Leviathan (the beast from the sea), and that this can aid in interpreting Revelation.
This is a personal belief, there is no verse that directly says this, but there are some suggestive parallels which lead me to believe it. But again, this is an attempt at ...
This is a theologically loaded question on which much ink (and now electrons) have been spent.
In both Job 40:19 (Behemoth) and Prov 8:22 (wisdom) is described as רֵאשִׁית (reshith) meaning either: "beginning"/"first" or "chief". The same word occurs in Gen 1:1 - "in the beginning".
We have a very similar word in ...
Paul is writing to a church he considers to be living in a crisis:
1 Corinthians 7:25-28 (NIV): Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27 Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be ...
A New Testament contradiction to the book of Iyov (Job) could be made when reading John 3:13 in contrast to Iyov 1:6-7. - How could the author of Iyov go into Heaven to witness God's conversation with the Satan, if John 3:13 is true? This raises the question if the author of Iyov is actually telling a parable about the land of Uz ( ע֖וּץ), instead of ...
The answer is GODS are GODS.1A fundamental purpose of the Fourth Gospel is to demonstrate the errors in monotheism as taught during the Second Temple period. The Old Testament is unquestionable in stating there are GODS, and the Israelites are to worship the GOD who brought them out of Egypt, who is the GOD of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob. The correct teaching ...
God's Breath is God. Hovering or brooding upon the flooded earth like a hen over her eggs. God is Breath, the Son of God, the embodiment of God, tells us in the New Testament (Jn 4:24). The word "Spirit" maybe better translates this Person.
The Holy Spirit is God. The same Spirit who started touching our lifeless buried planet in Gen 1:2. Mary is ...
The expression (referring to the LORD, YHWH) is common in the OT:
Ex 15:2, The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
1 chron 29:3, Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give for it my personal treasures of gold and silver, over and ...
I posted the question and in it I mistakenly associated the Lukan passage with the redemption of the firstborn male found in Exodus. The actual background of Mary's offering is found in Leviticus, most specifically verses 2 and 6-8:
[Lev 12:1-8 NLT] (1) The LORD said to Moses, (2) "Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. If a woman ...
Berean Study Bible Isaiah 1:3
The ox knows its owner,
and the donkey its master’s manger,
but Israel does not know;
My people do not understand.”
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1167: A master, a husband, owner
Noun - masculine ...
It is difficult to ascertain with certainty the age of a statement the Babylonian Talmud:
It could go back all the way to the attributed speaker
It could be a statement based on what the attributed speaker said,
but has been developed/expanded upon since that time
It could be an incorrect attribution
Much of the material was in oral ...
John 1:1-3 derives from the rich Jewish interpretive traditions of Proverbs 8 and Genesis 1.
Psalm 33:6a is also part of this biblical background:
בִּדְבַר ה' שָׁמַיִם נַעֲשׂוּ
"With the word of the LORD the heavens were made"
Some Jewish Interpretative Background:
Wisdom in Gen 1:1 in the Targums:
For example, compare the Aramaic ...