He means that He taught all those things, for which He is now held answerable before the Sanhedrin as a blasphemer, openly. What are those things? That He is the promised Messiah (Luke 4:21); that He is Savior of not only Jews, but the world (John 12:47; Matthew 28:19); that He has the same dignity and authority as God the Father (John 5:23), for He is His ...
Jesus was making a distinction between himself and the false messiahs who were politically subversive wanting to drive the Romans out of Judah. He taught openly in the Temple, where Roman soldiers watched his every move.
The temple area is about thirty-five acres. At that time, around three sides of that large enclosure there was a long, covered walkway. ...
The answers I glanced at were thoughtful and insightful. My whole hermeneutic pushes different buttons in me.
My basic hermeneutic is that each and every Koine Greek character inscribed on papyrus by the authors of the NT was intended to show, that by "fulfilling," typologically, metaphorically and Platonically, every aspect of the Tanach and other ...
Did Judas Expect Jesus to be Rescued?
There are several good reasons why we should dismiss such an idea. Two of them are as follows:
Any extrabiblical source that, on the surface, might seem to shed light is invariably unhelpful (even blasphemous, e.g. Book of Enoch, and here: The Gospel of Judas).
Throughout the texts, Judas is repeatedly referred to as &...
Isa 9:6,7 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
One cannot know for certain what the Pharisees of Jesus’ day ascribed to or what motivated them beyond money and power but they appeared well versed in the Scriptures, in so far as what they said, even if they had their own prejudicial expectation.
When Herod at the time of Jesus’ birth asked for information he received it most accurately.
“When Herod the ...
Your question is interesting but to me it seems "open ended." What do you mean by, "The Son of God?" Does it mean "did the Jews expect the Messiah to actually be the literal Son of God as in having the same nature as His Father?
The Jews have what is known as the "son of idiom" and it's throughout the Bible. The presence of ...
Proverbs 30:4 provides a hint to the notion of the direct son of God and not just angelic sons of God:
Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
Whose hands have gathered up the wind?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is the name of his son?
Surely you know!
Who has gone up to ...
Which Messiah of Torah & Nevi'im did the Sanhedrin of 1-70 CE expect : The Anointed High Priest [Exodus 30, Leviticus 4] or The Son of David [1 Samuel 16:1-13, 2 Samuel 7:12-16, Jeremiah 22:5-6]?
The answer depends on the truth of [Exodus 30:30-33] and [2 Maccabees 2:1-8].
Which future "Messiah" required the anointing oil that Jeremiah hid ...
The two titles come from independent pedigrees in the OT as follows:
Son of God
The title, "Sons of God" was regularly applied to God's people in the OT (as well as the new!) in many places such as: Gen 6:4, Deut 32:8, 43, Ps 89:6, 29:1, etc.
However, "Son of God" only appears in Dan 3:25 as the "angel" that preserves the three ...