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To answer a question about why John reports that there was an arcitriklinw--the actual Greek word used--at the Wedding in Cana, the best answer is that John thought it necessary to eliminate future questions about the quality of the wine resulting form Our Lord's miracle. While John's narrative was about a Jewish wedding, the language in which John wrote ...


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The Apocrypha will help on this issue. Sirach, which is believed to have had a Hebrew original (e.g. DSS) and which is quoted several times in Hebrew in the Talmud, has a chapter concerning being the master of a feast: Sirach 32:1-9 (NRSV) If they make you master of the feast, do not exalt yourself; be among them as one of their number. Take ...


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The early church fathers explained the verses where Jesus claims to have a God as referring to both in his divinity and his humanity. It means that Christ has his own Father as God not only his human nature but also in his divine nature. The Son has his Father as his "God" because the Son's being "God" came from his Father via begetting. In other words, ...


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I found this by William Barclay in his Daily Study Bible in 17 volumes. This section is from Revelation of John Vol 1; the 1976 United States reprint. http://www.dannychesnut.com/Bible/Barclay/Revelation,%20Part%20I.htm THE AUTHOR OF THE REVELATION (i) The Revelation was written by a man called John. He begins by saying that God sent the visions ...


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First, to do an exegesis on the passage in question, I would not that there is a parallel passage to your citation from John in each of the other three Gospels: Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; and Luke 19:45-46. Comparing Jesus words in the three Synoptic Gospels, with those in John, one finds that John gives a more benign description of the activities in ...


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One of the comments: "This is too long. Please try to make it more concise." Is this passage a "call to action" for Catholics? Not especially, we are sinners and Jesus was not. Should Catholics be on alert for those who may hijack and corrupt the Church for unsavory purposes? Yes, see Acts IV. And should Catholics feel compelled or obligated to ...


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Jesus was the last Adam. Adam was created in the image of God but being a created entity, obviously did not have the attributes of omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence. In order to be the appropriate sacrifice Jesus had to be incarnated in the likeness of Adam, with all the same limitations Adam had. If Jesus had an advantage over Adam (maintaining ...



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