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The speaker is Michael Oh, the founder of Christ Bible Institute Japan. He is of Korean heritage but grew up in America. I found a video (plus transcript) that explains more fully his animosity toward Japan, and the process of forgiveness he underwent. The video is of a talk he gave on night 5 of the Urbana missions conference in 2009. The animosity ...


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The MacArthur New Testament Commentary has this to say: There is a word in the Old Testament for “slave” that appears eleven hundred times, but in your English Bible [KJV] it’s translated “slave” once. If you go to the New Testament, you will find the Greek word for “slave” about 150 times in all its forms. And you will find it actually translated ...


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Pilate may have known that Jesus was welcomed into town when he rode in on the donkey. What he may have wanted to know here is whether Jesus still had a solid support among the people. If so, crucifying him may have cause a widespread outcry, even tho' that was what the San Hedrim wanted. Such an outcry was something Pilate could do without, so he tested ...


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John Shelby Spong says in Jesus for the NonReligious, page 168, that in his research, he has been able to find no evidence that there was a custom of releasing a prisoner at the time of the Passover. He says the original crucifixion story could have been related to Yom Kippur because in this tradition, one lamb or goat was killed for our sins and one had ...



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