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Short Answer: Paul was not in any way endorsing their action. On the contrary, Paul was bringing this up as evidence of their absurdity. The Corinthians were denying that the dead would be raised... but then they were turning around and getting baptized for them! His point is that they are being ridiculous. Context: The flow of the passage First, Paul ...


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Did Jonah actually die in the whale? No, there is no reason to suppose that is how the text would have been understood at the time of writing, or the time of Jesus. It is a poetic figure of speech indicating a brush with death rather than actual physical death. David uses similar language in Psalms 18 and 86 for example: 4The cords of death encompassed ...


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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, being hurried, had not completed the process; The women wanted to add their honour to the honour given by the men, much as if there were 20 bouquets at a ...


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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 him to rest. True, there were reasons that she should have known what would happen and what was yet to happen, but who can fault her as she wept in her love for ...


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This is a question about English usage. The Greek original has “en”, which can be translated as “in, on, at” depending on the context. In modern English we normally say “at” a certain time, “on” a given date, but in Early Modern English one often finds “at” where today we would say “in” or “on”. The Oxford English Dictionary, entry “at” IV 29 a, has a ...


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The Idea in Brief Jesus compared his death to Jonah, who was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights (Matt 12:40). Jonah had related his ordeal not only in terms of having been swallowed by the great fish but also as having been "at the roots of the mountains" (Jonah 2:6); that is, Jonah stated that "the earth with its bars was around"...


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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 evidence. OP is looking for arguments in support of Christine Hayes' claim in the online lecture as cited: [Hayes:] No life after death in the Bible either ....


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There is a parallel account in Matthew 27: 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new tomb that he ...


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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 second statement and add "except for Enoch" as the writer has already excluded that singular circumstance by previously defining it separately.


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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 the church fathers and beginning his apostlehood. He also says he "has seen Jesus", which he doesn't link to a particular time but it makes sense in his ...


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I believe Paul used the phrase "Baptism for the dead" vs 29, in the context of a spiritual war. I think it means those who "stand in the gap" for (or in the place of) fallen Christian brothers and sisters. I know that sounds a bit odd so let me explain. The Apostle Paul frequently used military terms to describe the Christian's ongoing spiritual battles ...


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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, Revelation 21:9. God dwelling in and among his people, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Revelation 21:3. For ever. But what Jesus does not say, precisely, is that there ...


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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 preparing the body. Thus, the women came Sunday morning at first light to finish the job of embalming Jesus' body. On Friday, the body had only been hurriedly wrapped....


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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 of those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day. For it is My Father’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal ...


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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 as "in fact". So Jesus appears to be using this conjunction to "pivot" from the Sadducees misunderstanding of marriage in the afterlife, to their ...


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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 other ten disciples (or possibly a larger group if "disciples" is not limited to the remnant of the Twelve), and there is the clear expectation that he should ...


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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 give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance ...


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The word "good" used to carry the meaning of "holy". Good Friday means Holy Friday. It was a holy day because Jesus died on the cross. John 19:31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to ...


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It's in Jesus' teachings.  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. ... 44 No one can come to me unless the ...


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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 prominent place of discussion at the start of the epistle, as Paul is thankful that baptism did not become a means of dividing into groups (1 Cor 1:13-17) like ...


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In verse 19 Jesus appears and shows them His hands and His side. Why does He do that? Either He is showing them that He no longer has wounds (He is resurrected and healed) showing them the wounds are still there as verification that He's not a spirit, etc. Jesus goes, and Thomas comes and the disciples tell him what has happened. What does he say? ...


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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 seems to be saying that there will be no marriage in the resurrection because there will be no death. To understand why Jesus would say this, we must first ...


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"it is written" refers to the OT as there was no NT yet. Matthew 12:39-40 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. ...


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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 answers this question, which may well be a different question but can be answered by the same answer : After his crucifixion and death, Jesus was buried late on ...


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Does Paul mention anywhere in his own writings his encounter with Jesus and his coming to belief in the gospel? Paul tells us that he was relieved of his heavy bloodguilt by God’s loving-kindness through Jesus Christ, who appeared to him even after his ascension to heaven: “ 1 Corinthians 15:8-11 (NASB) 8 And last of all, as to one untimely born, He ...


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Read it in the larger context of 1 Corinthians 15:40–44: There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the ...


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I’ll offer a less-popular take (but what fun would it be to repeat things that have already been said on related questions?). I suggest that the spirit is not dormant between death and the resurrection, but does indeed remain conscious. Asleep The Bible frequently refers to the dead as “asleep”. This is clearly metaphorical—even without the advent of ...


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human beings were created perfect in Genesis Genesis does not say that. Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day. If everything was made perfect in the beginning, then why do human beings need to change their earthly bodies into spiritual/heavenly/angelic bodies? Because ...


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Does this verse suggest that Jesus died only in body, but in soul/mind/spirit He remained alive even after the cross? Yes. Just before Jesus physically died on the cross, Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. Only God can kill the soul. Matthew 10:...


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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. Man is unconscious in death. Eccl 9:5, 6, 10, Ps 6:5, Isa 38:18, Ps 88:10. Thus, the Bible very often calls death a “sleep”; Matt 9:24, Mark 5:39, Luke 8:52, ...


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