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Why did the women want to anoint Jesus after his body had already been laid in the tomb

It appears the anointing the women want to perform is the same as what Nicodemus helped Joseph do. The main possibilities then are: They were unaware the men had performed the burial rites; The men, ...
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Why did the disciples have so much trouble recognizing Jesus after his resurrection?

In the first case, Mary was exceedingly upset. 'They have taken away my Lord and I know not where they have laid him.' Grief overcame her. And frustration, that she could neither find Jesus nor lay ...
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How do those who argue the Hebrew Bible does not have a concept of the afterlife support that claim?

Introduction I take it this is a question about the nature of the evidence relating to "life after death" in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament; hereafter "HB"), and the scholarly interpretation of that ...
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According to Hebrews 11:5, did Enoch actually die? (Compare Hebrews 11:13)

Is it not the case that the writer, having clearly stated that Enoch did not see death, then excludes Enoch from the statement, "These all died," ? It is unnecessary for the writer to break into the ...
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What were the Corinthians doing when they "baptized on behalf of the dead"?

Looking through the answers posted so far, one view seems to be missing, which happens to be my view. Baptism in 1 Corinthians Additionally, the context of 1 Corinthians shows that water baptism had a ...
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Does Paul mention anywhere in his own writings his encounter with Jesus and his coming to belief in the gospel?

Short version: Paul tells us the same basic story: he was persecuting Christians in Jerusalem, he was sent to Damascus, he was converted, he left Damascus, and he went to Arabia before going to see ...
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Why did the women want to anoint Jesus after his body had already been laid in the tomb

I think the OP has answered the question. Jesus died late on Friday and the preparation for burial takes some time. Since the Sabbath was almost there, they did not have enough time to finish ...
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Is the resurrection taught in the Old Testament?

Yes, the resurrection was talked about in the Old Testament, but some Jewish sects accepted only 5 of its 39 books as divinely inspired (just as today Roman Catholic Bibles have 46 books in the Old ...
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Does "asleep" in 1 Corinthians 15 mean that the dead are unconscious prior to the resurrection?

At your suggestion here is a longer series of comments about what the Bible teaches about man during death. Mortal man is just that, and the soul can die. Eze 18:4, 20, 24, Gen 6:3, 1 Tim 6:15, 16. ...
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Why did Jesus not appear after resurrection to the Pharisees and Scribes?

Any truth needs a heart and mind disposed to accept the truth, for without the disposition truth will not be seen as such at all. Imagine, a Sadducee denying resurrection and ridiculing Jesus' ...
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Is there historical evidence for the resurrections reported in Matthew 27:52-53?

It is defended regularly by Early church fathers such as: Ignatius to the Trallians (c. AD 70-115) “For Says the Scripture, ‘May bodies of the saints that slept arose,’ their graves being opened. ...
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Is there historical evidence for the resurrections reported in Matthew 27:52-53?

Very old question, but I'm surprised that no one brought this up. In 2 Timothy 2:17-18, while dealing with the subject of false teachers, Paul mentions some significant particulars: Their teaching ...
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In Luke 20:36 how does immortality obviate marriage?

Based on a comparison of various translations of this passage, it would appear that the conjunction γὰρ does not necessarily always imply a direct dependency. The NETBible, for example, translates it ...
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John 20:27 - doubting Thomas. But, was Jesus recognizable?

My sense is that the reaction of Thomas is not the best place to raise the question of Jesus somehow looking different in the post-resurrection appearances. Thomas had, after all, the testimony of the ...
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Will everyone be gender-neutral in Heaven, and if so, does that mean that sex was designed to be a temporary thing?

They will neither marry, nor be given in marriage. But there is a marriage union, for the Lamb and his wife are married, a spiritual union that is eternal. Christ and his Bride: the Head and the Body, ...
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What did Martha most likely mean by "the last day" in John 11:24?

The "Last Day" ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ (yes, usually in the dative case) is a technical phrase, that occurs regularly: John 6:39, 40 - And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none ...
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Is the resurrection taught in the Old Testament?

The NT doctrine of the resurrection of the dead is taught in many places and based on the OT teaching. Here is a sample. Job 19:25-27 - I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will ...
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Which specific scripture does John 20:9 refer to?

In Westcott's commentary on the verse (The Gospel of John, p290) the Bishop remarks that "the reference is probably to Psalm 16 v10". This reads "For thou dost not give me up to Sheol ...
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Was Jesus as the Lamb of God, offered without spot or blemish?

There is an interesting pattern in the NT concerning the Messiah, typified by the sacrificial lamb "without spot and without blemish." However, I would add another to the OP list: Heb 7:26,...
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What is the "first resurrection"?

What is the “first resurrection”? Answer: From a New Testament perspective, it is baptism into Christ. The Book of Revelation is remarkably symbolic throughout. Rarely is it relating to literal ...
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What were the Corinthians doing when they "baptized on behalf of the dead"?

There is no mention made in the New Testament, but in the Old. I suppose that they weren't ever really water baptized for the dead, but put themselves through various forms of penance (e.g. fasting; ...
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What were the Corinthians doing when they "baptized on behalf of the dead"?

The context of this verse is Paul's argument with some of the Corinthians regarding the nature of the resurrection of the dead. Certain Corinthians believed that Christ had, in fact, been resurrected ...
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In Luke 20:36 how does immortality obviate marriage?

Regardless of how the particle γὰρ is translated, I don't think a causal relationship between marriage and death can be avoided in these verses. If we take γὰρ in its basic sense of "for", then Jesus ...
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Where is what Luke 24:46, 1Cor 15:4 states written in Heb Bible that Christ would rise from the dead on the Third Day?

Jesus says in verse 44 of the same chapter : These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in ...
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On what event the timing mentioned in this commentary?

I am not clear as to your links/quotes and I am not clear as to what exactly is your question. I am reproducing, here, my answer to the previous question (in one of your links) in the hope that it ...
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When did Jesus receive authority over heaven and earth?

Ezekiel 46:16-18 demands: Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance. But if he ...
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