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"Until they see the kingdom of God" in Luke 9:27 and parallels

Jesus was talking here about revealing His full glory. He revealed it to Peter, James and John. The sabbath, the Old Testament feasts, the sabbath year, the jubilee year were all a foretaste pointing ...
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Is there a difference between "the devil" and "Satan" in the Synoptic Gospels?

Clearly No Distinction of Being Your core question is "Did the Synoptic writers intend to convey any distinction between διάβολος and σατανᾶς?" If by "distinction," you mean differing personalities (...
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This question is not what does "I am" mean in Mark 14:62, but is the meaning of it affected by Luke 22:70?

In Luke 22:70, the last clause is literally, "You say that I am", but this does not capture the force of what Jesus said and meant. I note the helpful remarks of the Pulpit commentary: And ...
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Why did Jesus appear to despair before dying on the cross in Mark and Matthew?

Leading up to his death on a cross, Jesus knew what lay ahead of him even before he was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane. His prayer then teaches much about seeking God's strength to proceed into ...
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Did John know about the Synoptics?

It is generally accepted that John was the last gospel to be written, in which case it would have been possible, even likely, that the author1 knew one or more of the earlier gospels, whether or not ...
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"Until they see the kingdom of God" in Luke 9:27 and parallels

The most authoritative Church commentators in antiquity understood Jesus here to be referring to the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36). It is no coincidence that the ...
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Was there an eclipse just before Jesus died?

This is an emphatic NO! Sextus Julius Africancus, a 2nd century historian, wrote that two other non-Christian historians Thallus and Phlegon also wrote about this darkness. During the time of Jesus' ...
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What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?

Kingdom of heaven is found only in Matthew and it is normally said that Matthew used that phrase because he was writing to a Jewish audience. Two reasons are given why the nature of the audience is ...
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What can we infer from the different nativity accounts in Matthew and Luke?

Chronologically there is no conflict between Matthew's and Luke's account. The clue that Herod decided to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under (Matthew 2:16)...
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Are Simon the Pharisee (in Luke) and Simon the leper (in other Gospels) the same person?

Simon the leper and Simon the Pharisee are probably not the same person, but there doesn't seem to have been consensus on this among early commentators. The Diatessaron of Tatian is one of the oldest ...
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What was the gospel being preached to the poor, that was of such good news?

The gospel is: the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16 - KJV). The gospel is the fact that God chose to forgive our ...
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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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Was Jesus really a carpenter?

Nearly all New Testament scholars believe that Mark's Gospel was written first1, and that Matthew and Luke were substantially based on that original gospel. So when Mark 6:3-4 says in the context of ...
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Was John criticizing the synoptics in Gethsemane?

I would answer with just two comments: It is almost certain that since John probably wrote his Gospel almost at the end of the first century and the synoptics were written possible 25 years earlier, ...
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What is significant, if anything about “This is my Son”?

This is a great question There are three times in the New Testament where God the Father speaks out to and about His Son. I would suggest that it is more enlightening to consider the context of the ...
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Why did Jesus appear to despair before dying on the cross in Mark and Matthew?

A prayer may be addressed to God (to God as such or, perhaps, to the Father) which is questioning, which is expressed in adversity, which may have a tome of perplexity, of need, and even of a query as ...
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Why did Jesus appear to despair before dying on the cross in Mark and Matthew?

Just worth pointing out... Superman was never my favorite superhero. It's easy to be confident when you're indestructable. Similarly, Jesus' singularity of purpose is easy to imagine if he's got a ...
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What was the gospel being preached to the poor, that was of such good news?

I'll share some of my own research when I was also looking for answers. I was reading Mark so I'll start there: Mark 1:1–3, 14-15 (LEB): 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2 Just as it ...
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What can we infer from the different nativity accounts in Matthew and Luke?

It is not clear why there is a discrepancy between the accounts of Matthew and Luke regarding the location of Jesus' family in the time around his birth. One possible explanation is that the authors ...
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What was the gospel being preached to the poor, that was of such good news?

The “good news” (gospel) is the fulfillment of the promise of Yahweh (God) to mankind that there would be a kinsman redeemer Yeshua (Jesus); and that this Savior would redeem us from sin, so that we ...
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What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?

The phrases "Kingdom of God" and "Kingdom of Heaven" originate from the same OT passage. They are found in the synoptic Gospels, but rarely in the Gospel of John. As others have already said Matthew'...
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Meaning of "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather."

Meaning of "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather." Seeing as my last answer, on this site, was bordering on being extremely long, and all I got out of it was an ...
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What does Jesus mean by "generation" when talking about the destruction of the temple and the end of the age?

The answer to the question of what “this generation” is referring to is, quite frankly, very simple. And many have made it, well, very complicated. Everywhere Jesus uses the phrase “this generation,” ...
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What does Jesus mean by "generation" when talking about the destruction of the temple and the end of the age?

By saying 'this generation' Jesus was referring to his current generation. In Luke 21:31,32 the subject is the coming Kingdom of God. So Jesus is telling his followers that it is close to coming, and ...
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What can we infer from the different nativity accounts in Matthew and Luke?

We can infer that neither author was out to write a biography. We can infer that each author had a distinct readership in mind, and was aiming their accounts particularly at them. We can infer that ...
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Is there a difference between "the devil" and "Satan" in the Synoptic Gospels?

Note: The context of the following argument is confined to the NT. The use of διαβολος in the LXX is another matter, entirely. There can be little doubt that διαβολος and σατανας are referring to the ...
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Sabbath, Sabbaths or week? Matthew 28:1

Background All four accounts use the same word to identify the day of the Resurrection: Now after the Sabbath (σαββάτων), toward the dawn of the first day of the week (σαββάτων)... (Matthew 28:1) [...
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Why would the tenants who killed the landowner's son expect an inheritance?

Not tenants, but caretaker. The translation you are using is not a good one. In the KJV Matt. 21:33 reads: "Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and ...
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Is Luke 18:18 alluding to Exodus 2:2?

I don't see how a child of three months can be called 'good' in a moral sense. The Septuagint, in Exodus 2:2, Luke in Acts 7:20 and the writer to Hebrews, in 11:23, all use the Greek word αστειος, ...
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