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Is there historical evidence for the resurrections reported in Matthew 27:52-53?

A simple alternative way to interpret Matthew's account is that it is not a zombie invasion. Rather, it is a report of a small (i.e. many, but not all) number of fleeting ghost like apparitions. Here ...
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Is there historical evidence for the resurrections reported in Matthew 27:52-53?

Something you would think would be recorded many times (appeared to many) ‘dead bodies / Zombies’ walking around Jerusalem, yet this incident has never been recorded in any history book concerning ...
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When did Jesus ascend into heaven?

According to "A Harmony of the Gospels" by A.T. Robertson, the following events take place on Sunday morning and Sunday night. Jesus tells Mary Magdalene to stop clinging to him on Sunday ...
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Why are the four gospel accounts of the empty tomb so different and how do we reconcile them?

[This was a crude article I wrote sometime before when I was studying. So, please bear with me] The chronology at the Tomb of Jesus Christ There have been a lot of controversial disputes about the ...
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What is the logic behind Jesus' refusal to be touched / clung to by Mary because he had not yet ascended to the Father? John 20:17

Jesus is reassuring her. Consider 'cling' ἅπτω with 'ascend' ἀναβαίνω. This is theater, not theology. This isn't theological like John 3 The passage indeed has theological implications, but Jesus is ...
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When did Jesus ascend into heaven?

Hebrews chapter 9 should make it clear, along with other scripture posted here. He had to assend to the heavenly tabernacle and apply His blood in the Most Holy place. Without His blood on the mercy ...
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Why are the four gospel accounts of the empty tomb so different and how do we reconcile them?

First of all, one has to decide whether the authors of the four Gospels are getting all their info from eye-witnesses. This is unlikely. The oldest Gospel was Mark (c. 60 CE)--forty years after the ...
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Who first gave Mary Magdalene the joy that Jesus was risen, an angel (Matthew) or Jesus (John)?

First of all, one has to decide whether the authors of the four Gospels are getting all their info from eye-witnesses. This is unlikely. The oldest Gospel was Mark (c. 60 CE)--forty years after the ...
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Would 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that full preterism is a salvation issue?

The timeline between Paul's penning of the letter and when the fall of Jerusalem actually took place. "1290 days from the taking away of the daily sacrifice to the setting up of the abomination ...
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Why did Jesus not appear after resurrection to the Pharisees and Scribes?

There are many beautiful answers here. To those answers I will also add this thought. When reading verse 39 as quoted by the OP, then the word generation has always stood out to me. 39 He answered, “...
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What is the logic behind Jesus' refusal to be touched / clung to by Mary because he had not yet ascended to the Father? John 20:17

Why did Jesus tell Mary not to "touch" Him? Because, Jesus was the “Firstfruit” (1 Cor 15:20) of the firstfruits. Because, that day was the Wave sheaf offering day! Explanation Representing ...
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What is the logic behind Jesus' refusal to be touched / clung to by Mary because he had not yet ascended to the Father? John 20:17

The answer may be quite simple and straight forward, if we refrain from analyzing it metaphorically or spiritually. In John 20:17, Jesus said to Mary Magdalene, “Do not (hold on to/touch/cling) to me, ...
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What is the logic behind Jesus' refusal to be touched / clung to by Mary because he had not yet ascended to the Father? John 20:17

Jesus had not yet ascended to the Father. This reason Jesus explicitly stated after he forbade Mary from touching her John 10:17 Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to ...
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Does "Taken up" imply an Agent's involvement? Angel? or God?

Yes it does. The Bible clearly says that Jesus will send his angels and they shall collect the saints from all over the world Mathew 24:31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, ...
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Does "Taken up" imply an Agent's involvement? Angel? or God?

The usage of these words are often amplified when referencing them in the LXX. While analempseos is not found in the LXX, analambano is used numerous times such as in Daniel 4:34 ESV, "At the end ...
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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?

Luke 24:46 connection with the OT OT Reference concerning the third day Leviticus 23:11,15, Exodus 12:1-1, Numbers 28, 29, Introduction: The central theme and message of the New Testament is ...
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What is the logic behind Jesus' refusal to be touched / clung to by Mary because he had not yet ascended to the Father? John 20:17

All the Gospels tell us that the tomb where the women had buried him was the same tomb that was empty of Jesus' body. MM [= Mary Magdalen] even thinks that someone must have moved his body to another ...
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What were the Corinthians doing when they "baptized on behalf of the dead"?

The plain sense of the scripture is that people in the Corinthian church were indeed getting baptized on behalf of the dead. Based on the beliefs of those who practice similar ceremonies today, they ...
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What were the Corinthians doing when they "baptized on behalf of the dead"?

Oh, no, the Corinthians were not doing any strange things; nor were there any group of people who were baptizing on behalf of the dead people, as I understand it. Baptism is Symbolic The Greek word “...
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Question regarding apparent contradiction between Luke 24 and John 20

I see no problem in accepting as fact that the different evangelists provide different accounts that are not in complete agreement. God inspired both versions of Peter's going to the tomb even though ...
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Question regarding apparent contradiction between Luke 24 and John 20

This contradiction is easily resolved. Let's take 2 examples. Example A: The following statements are not contradictory: Peter was present Peter & John were present Example B: The following ...
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Question regarding apparent contradiction between Luke 24 and John 20

Answer If God is the real Author of the Bible, then there should be a special reason why He selected four writers to describe the life of Jesus. We must not limit our study only to one writer. All the ...
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What were the Corinthians doing when they "baptized on behalf of the dead"?

For beginners, there are well over 40 or so scholarly opinions on this text, but I believe context and culture from roughly 2000 years ago is important. All information that I will be sharing can be ...
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