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This question spawns from a misunderstanding of why the genealogy is there in the first place. The genealogy is not a benign collection of facts, much like our own western approach to the topic would have it listed. Instead, Matthew provides Jesus' genealogy to legitimize him for any Jewish readers. First, consider that everyone is from Adam. It means ...


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In the bible, dreams, prophecies and visions are almost always symbolic. The only way they can be understood is if the meaning of the symbols is explained. For example, when Pharaoh had his dream of the sheaves of wheat and the cows, he could not understand it until the interpretation was revealed to Joseph. Likewise King Nebuchadnezzar could not ...


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Modern scholarship tends to see the genealogies of Jesus as theological constructs rather than factual history. Thus the two New Testament genealogies should be understood in terms of what they were meant to achieve, rather than as a collection of facts. Matthew and Luke provide detailed genealogies for Jesus, back through the great Zorobabel to the line of ...


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It seems to me the opinions of mature Christians on the subject of strange visions is that they are called visions precisely because they are the perception of things of a spiritual nature. In order to describe them, the seer is forced to limit them using words. Therefore, trying to 'picture' any of them in your mind's eye is useless as it not only provides ...


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Paul does not forbid women to speak; rather, this is the position held by some Corinthians and it is one of several matters causing division between the believers. After an extended discourse on speaking in tongues [14:33], Paul diverts briefly to another sub-theme [the main theme being division], which has been raised by some Corinthians: the role of women ...


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What means that “(Jesus) breathed on them” in John 20,22 John 20:20-22 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and ...


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Matt 24 is answering 2 questions - so the clue is knowing when Jesus is talking about which thing. The key in greek is the start of verse 36 with the use of the words "peri de" which means in simplified english - "now the other". Up to verse 36 its all about the destruction of Jerusalem including much figurative language similar to old testament ...



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