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The Son of Man was standing because the throne was already occupied. In the apocalyptic belief of the time, the Son of Man was God’s divine agent who would one day bring judgment on God’s enemies and inaugurate God’s reign on earth. The clearest picture of the role of the Son of Man in canonical scripture is in Daniel 7:13-14: “In my vision at night I ...


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Acts 7:55 tells the story of Stephen, who was the first disciple to be martyred in the name of Jesus. What is interesting about the account of Stephen, aside from being the first, is that his death follows almost exactly what Jesus foretold in The gospel of Mark: 9 "But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be ...


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To be "seated at the right hand of a king's throne" (see Luke 22:69; Ephesians 1:20; and Colssians 3:1) is to participate and share in the prerogatives of a potentate in the exercise of his authority and power. Jesus earned the right (so to speak) to be seated at the Father's right hand by dint of having completed the work his Father gave him to do; ...


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Yes, these do appear to be inconsistencies, but only because we often think of the history of ancient Israel and Judah backwards. The broad consensus of scholars is that the Book of Deuteronomy – though set by its authors in an earlier era – was actually written after the period of the judges and the kings. Worshiping Yahweh in the many temples and 'high ...


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Yes guys, Thank you so much for your help! ...Warren, if we say this concept of "temporary, limited" worship, or "specific, not general" worship was permitted, I guess I'm still left wondering about why Elijah seems to lament that certain altars to the LORD were torn down. After all, they were never really supposed to be permanent anyway. Just temporary. And ...


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Many places in the Old Testament show the people of Israel either being directed by God, or of their own accord, building altars to Him that were not either in the tabernacle, or (much later) the temple. A sampling of passages: Deuteronomy 27:4ff, "So when you have crossed over the Jordan, you shall set up these stones, about which I am commanding you ...


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The story of Joseph's dream is central in the whole scheme of events. It is obvious that the mention of the dream is indicative of the surety of its later fulfillment. The moon in the dream must be a parent of Joseph, and since his mother was not in the picture, that person would be someone Joseph considered a parent. That was the person who bought him from ...


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After King Solomon, The kingdom split in two due to varies disagreements and abuses started with Solomon and Continuing with his Son Rehoboam. As a result, 10 tribes split from the temple worship in Jerusalem and started the Northern Kingdom of Israel; the Southern Kingdom was called the Kingdom of Judah. Judah is where we get the word "Jew”. When ...


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In the case of "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani" (Mark 15,34) the Aramaic is needed to explain the misunderstanding in verse 35 when some of the crowd think He is calling for Elijah. The mistake is explicable only because of the similarity between the sound Eloi and the sound Elijah. In the case of "Talitha kuom" (Mark 5, 41) the Aramaic phrase seems to have ...


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Yes. From that point on Levi became a disciple of Jesus. Levi left everything and followed Jesus. The Greek for left everything, katalipon panta, means abandoned all, forsook or deserted. The word for followed is in the imperfect tense, not a one-off action but a continuing state. He didn't knock off for the day, he quit his job. He didn't sneak off ...


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I believe this to be a literal description of the Thrown of God. There is plenty of literal scripture surrounding the fiery wheels as to not interpret this as symbolic. Notice the literal descriptions of His person, same as at the transfiguration, him at the second coming and in John's vision in Revelation. And then you have literal descriptions of those ...


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...transliteration involves representing the characters of one alphabet in another alphabet; it has nothing to do with translating the meaning of the word, only the sound of it. (source) Transliteration would then occur in scripture when the sound of the words are as important (or more important) to the story/message than the meaning of the words. ...


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The Catholic Haydock Commentary, which collects the Fathers' and other Catholic scriptural scholars' commentaries, says for John 10:34: Ver. 34. This is addressed to princes established to govern the people of God. They are the image of God on earth by the authority they exercise, and which they have received from Him. --- Is it not written in your law, ...


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As expected, "once saved, always saved" advocates (I'll use "reformed" as shorthand for this) generally agree that both the second and third types of soil represent people who were never saved. Broadly speaking, they make these points: The four soils represent four types of people or hearts: the unresponsive, the impulsive, the preoccupied, and the ...


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Marjin, the context wherein the word is used is directed to those who practiced the law and would have meant any part of all laws dispensed primarily (if not entirely) in the Mosaical writings. There are several Greek words used for "law" in the NT. That specific usage dictates the laws aforementioned. Unless a specific law or sets of laws are leading ...


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The Jews divided their bible up into three sections: the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings. The Law contained the books of Moses. The Prophets were the historical and prophetical books. The last of the three divisions are the rest of the books, the poetical books. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanakh So Jesus was referring to the books that were not ...


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I think your confusion comes from defining "Israel". In Romans 9:6 it says "Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:" Just being ethnically a member of Israel, does not make you a part of Israel that Paul talks about in Romans 11:26. In order to be "Israel" you had to follow the law laid out ...


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Peter, being the most radical follower of Jesus (he "rebuked" Jesus at Mark 8:33, he was rebuked by Jesus, and called "Satan," at Matthew 16:23, he is the one who cut off the soldier's ear at Jesus' arrest in John 18:10, and so on), was probably by consequence, also most easily recognized as a follower of Jesus, whereas John (who would seem more meek) might ...


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Absolutely he did. If we inspect a couple of key words we will see that he had no choice in the matter. In the Hebrew language we see that the following verbal phrase was used twice in Hosea 3: יַֽעֲזָב־אִ֔ישׁ אֶת־אָבִ֖יו Current interpretations most directly indicate the phrase means “tender embrace”, or even “tight squeeze”. “Tender” or ...


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In Hebrew, Genesis 2:24 reads: עַל־כֵּן֙ יַֽעֲזָב־אִ֔ישׁ אֶת־אָבִ֖יו וְאֶת־אִמֹּ֑ו וְדָבַ֣ק בְּאִשְׁתֹּ֔ו וְהָי֖וּ לְבָשָׂ֥ר אֶחָֽד The fully understand what the verse means, it is helpful to look at a few key words more closely. וְדָבַ֣ק Comparing several translations, there is a wide variety on how the verb וְדָבַ֣ק is translated. The NIV uses "is ...


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I am brand new to this forum. I found this page while searching this topic on Google. But, I joined and read the rules and the information about how the site works, and I'm not sure how the answer that Mark Russell has allowed to even stay on the site for 4 years!! While we are all entitled to our opinion, this is not the place for unsupported opinions. ...



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