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Why does Jesus seemingly contradict what He states in Mt 5:19 by later appearing to relax the Law of the Sabbath?

The difference needs to be seen between what the Mosaic law actually stated regarding Sabbath rules, and the additional interpretations that later scribes wrote down, so that the most minute detail ...
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How did they keep warm on the Sabbath day?

It says "Don't kindle a fire," not "don't allow a fire to be burning." The prohibition is on the act of lighting a fire, not of having a fire be lit. Having a fire burning to ...
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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

The Pharisees had rules that were much stricter than God's rules. They interpreted "work" to include almost every physical activity. Even today, orthodox Jews consider turning on a light ...
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What are the many Sabbaths referred to in scripture?

You appear to be overlooking the obvious reading because you are attaching the plural to the wrong thing in your head. 1 sabbath = 1 period of 7 days ending in a day of rest. 2 sabbaths = 2 periods ...
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At John 5:18, did Jesus break the Sabbath?

Based on Exodus 31:14-15, Jesus did not violate Shabbat in [John 5] - However, Jesus did violate Shabbat rules of "Pikuach Nefesh" in [John 5] by healing a patient without terminal illness. *...
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What was the intention behind Jesus stating that he is "lord of the Sabbath?"

Jesus states He is the Lord of the Sabbath. Thayer’s meaning of Lord κύριος: “he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has the power of deciding; master, lord; used a. universally, of the ...
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How does Jesus' argument from David and the showbread work?

Unlike what some consider to a blatant mistake, the argument from David and the Showbread works to show the identity of Jesus as the Lord of the Sabbath who is also the Son of God. The original ...
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In John 7:23, which law is not broken—circumcision or the Sabbath?

It is the commandment to circumcise one’s son on the eighth day of their life.1 3 And on the eighth day, you shall circumcise the flesh of his foreskin. The Jews debated whether it was permitted to ...
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How does Jesus' argument from David and the showbread work?

I think that the argument could be stated very simply: Jesus is in effect stating that, "You are trying to lambast us for a perceived infraction (rabbinic law), but one of your heros actually broke ...
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can Nisan 15 be referred to as "the sabbath"?

It is true that in the Hebrew, "Sabbath" almost always refers to the weekly Sabbath with only very few exceptions such as Lev 16:31, 32 where it refers to the Day of Atonement. However, in ...
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can Nisan 15 be referred to as "the sabbath"?

Can Nisan 15 be referred to as "the sabbath"? PART ONE As "The" Sabbath, not likely. As "A" Sabbath, yes, sort of. In the Hebrew Bible, the weekly Sabbath was almost ...
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can Nisan 15 be referred to as "the sabbath"?

Nisan 15 can be a Sabbath. Specifically a High Sabbath. Leviticus 23 explains the rules for the weekly Sabbath and then goes through the other days throughout the year that required a “sabbath rest” ...
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Sabbath, Sabbaths or week? Matthew 28:1

Matthew 28:1 is an obscure use of the preposition ὀψὲ, which means "after" when taking the genitive plural. This is explained in Blass et al., A Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Early Christian ...
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John 19:31 - How does the Sabbath Explain why Jesus' Body had to be Taken Down?

Οἱ οὖν Ἰουδαῖοι, ἐπεὶ παρασκευὴ ἦν, ἵνα μὴ μείνῃ ἐπὶ τοῦ σταυροῦ τὰ σώματα ἐν τῷ σαββάτῳ, ἦν γὰρ μεγάλη ἡ ἡμέρα ἐκείνου τοῦ σαββάτου, ἠρώτησαν τὸν Πειλᾶτον / Πιλᾶτον ἵνα κατεαγῶσιν αὐτῶν τὰ σκέλη καὶ ...
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What does from Sabbath to Sabbath mean in Isaiah 66:23?

Your latter interpretive option is the most reasonable in my opinion. It could mean from month to month and week to week or month to month and year to year depending on if sabbath in this context is ...
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Why were the Sabbath breakers not punished in Exodus 16:27-28?

The argument is about the difference between will and subsequent action. The Numbers' (15:33) Israelite man had the will to gathering wood, as well as performed the action to gather wood. The ...
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Why were the Sabbath breakers not punished in Exodus 16:27-28?

If nothing was found on the sabbath, then no work was done in carrying it back to the tents. Therefore, the sabbath was not violated (in any way which could be proved). All that happened was that ...
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Is Jesus implying that He expects his disciples to be Sabbath-keepers in Matthew 24:20?

The context of the scriptures is very key. Matt. chap. 24 & 25 is a discussion centered around the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. "And having gone forth, Jesus departed from the ...
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Is Jesus implying that He expects his disciples to be Sabbath-keepers in Matthew 24:20?

When we interpret such things, first of all, a precise philosophical-theological principle should be established, otherwise we are doomed to commit an error. Here we should establish as the principle ...
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What law of Moses forbade the lame man from "carrying his pallet" on the Sabbath (John 5:10)?

Jer. and Neh. in their writings mention that it is unlawful to carry a burden on the Sabbath. However, this was an extreme since the man was not carrying his mat to sell it. But, while Neh. mentions ...
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What are the many Sabbaths referred to in scripture?

In regards to your citing of 2 Chronicles 36:21: "To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, ...
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What are the many Sabbaths referred to in scripture?

Leviticus 23 contains all the appointed times starting with the most frequent, the weekly Sabbath. Then there are annual days primarily set by the day of the month. The two exceptions are first fruits ...
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What was the intention behind Jesus stating that he is "lord of the Sabbath?"

The Law (Ex. 20:8-11) Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt ...
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Colossians 2:16 speaks of holy days, festivals or weekly sabbaths?

Scriptural context must be the primary driver for the answer, particularly because this section starts with "therefore". Paul's admonition to "let no one pass judgment" springs forth from verses 2:1-...
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Was John in the Spirit on the "Day of the Lord" or "Sunday" in Revelation 1:10?

Pleasd read Acts 20:7 or 1 Cor. 16:2 using a Greek interlinear, you will find that in Greek it shows the word Saturday or Sabaton and not 1st day or Sunday. The first Christians kept the Sabbath or ...
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Pronoun confusion in Exodus 31:17? Who rested?

The "He" Refers to the LORD Grammatically Hebrew functions just like many other language in that pronouns, unless specified by some grammatical gender distinction that would point to a ...
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Luke 22 : What was Jesus' Basis to Order His Disciples to Violate the Passover Sabbath?

1. Scripture - There is a key part of your Luke 22:36, (from Isaiah 53:12) reference where Yeshua says, "...For I tell you this: the passage from the Tanakh that says, ‘He was counted with ...
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