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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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What are the implications of the recent finding in Vatican Library in relation to Matt 12:1?

The incident in Matt 12:1-7 is also recorded by Mark and Luke. The wording of the first verse is essentially the same in Mark. However, in Luke 6:1 we have the following record: One Sabbath Jesus ...
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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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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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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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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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Can Nisan 15 be referred to as "the sabbath"?

Can Nisan 15 be referred to as "the sabbath"? by Saber Truth Tiger PART ONE As "The" Sabbath, not likely. In the Hebrew Bible, the weekly Sabbath was always referred to as "...
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What are the implications of the recent finding in Vatican Library in relation to Matt 12:1?

What are the implications of the recent finding in the Vatican Library in relation to Matt 12:1? As @Michael16's answer shows, there is no new text discovered. As @Dottard points out, the longer ...
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Does the sentence imposed by God, during wilderness wanderings, fit the crime?? The crime: wood gathering on the Sabbath-Numbers 15:32-36

The punishment does not fit the crime by human standards. The traditional justification for the punishment often involves the idea that the law was plain and there can be no excuse for violating it. ...
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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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Does the sentence imposed by God, during wilderness wanderings, fit the crime?? The crime: wood gathering on the Sabbath-Numbers 15:32-36

Before answering this question, we should recall that the ultimate penalty for ALL sin (no matter how minor) is death according to Rom 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is ...
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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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Could Jesus have arisen from the dead before sunrise on the Sabbath?

This theory (in slight variations) has been around for some time and predates Daniel Gregg by at least 100 years and has been asked on this site numerous times. There are various motivations (which ...
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Was the Sabbath in force at the time of Abraham?

There are two aspects to this question: "Commandments" The words used to describe "commandments" can apply to any of God's instructions including the 10 commandments. However, ...
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In John 5:18, shouldn't there be scare quote punctuation marks to identify the Jews' false accusations against Jesus?

There are no quotes in the Greek text - either here or anywhere else in the NT. But some translators do go out of their way to make sure readers understand the Bible itself is not teaching that Jesus ...
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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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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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