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Are Christ's Words in the Gospels part of the Old Covenant or the New? One key to answering this question is to determine the point at which the new covenant was established. There are some rather diverse opinions about this. It can be helpful to review some of the context to consider this answer. Israel had received the old covenant. Exodus 24:3 And ...


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The following is adapted from this book (of which I happen to be the rights-holder). For anyone interested, the full text of the book is available both online in Google Books, as well as for download as PDF from the same site (simply hover over the EBOOK link on the left and click PDF to download). So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed ...


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Joseph was a carpenter, i.e., in construction. Jesus most likely took up this profession to earn money for food, etc. with His Mom, Mary. In those days they would have to take raw wood, turn it into useable 2x4's or whatever, break up rocks into a size useful for building. One can imagine that He is an exceptional learner and had no difficulty with ...


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Thanks to everyone for the comments and to @Narnian and @Flimzy for their answers. @Narnian, I don't consider the Moses reference a quote, so I was left with the "hard way" suggested by @FMS, which was to individually check every instance of the word "Pharisee" (or "Pharisees") in the Bible. This turned up 93 hits, which I investigated one at a time. I ...


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There are several examples that would indicate that Jesus could read and write. When he was in the wilderness tempted by the devil, he replied to his temptations, “it is written.” How did he know if he had not read it. Also when he addressed the Sadducees, about marriage in heaven, he said “ye do err not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” He ...


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Jesus can indeed read, as this portion of Scripture indicates: Luke 4:16-20 And he came to Nazareth, where he hath been brought up, and he went in, according to his custom, on the sabbath-day, to the synagogue, and stood up to read; and there was given over to him a roll of Isaiah the prophet, and having unfolded the roll, he found the place ...


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These all touch on the topic of greed, because they put money in their place. The ones marked with a = I consider to be more so. = Matthew 13:22.. the seed among thorny soil was choked by the deceitful ness of wealth. Luke 16:1-12, Jesus refers to "unrighteous mammon". = Luke 16:14 also points out sneering Pharisees who loved money. Luke 21; Mark 10, ...


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Jesus was more than just literate. Even at twelve years old, Jesus knew the scriptures and had a level of understanding and answers that astonished learned rabbis. So, in addition to Luke 4:17-19, I would add Luke 2:46-47 as strong evidence of this though it is implied. Luke 2:46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, ...


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Very literate. In Luke 4:17-19, he is able to locate a passage in a scroll, which would be very difficult for someone with only basic reading skills. He then of course reads a passage from it. In John 8, there is the famous story in which Jesus suggests that the sinless person in the crowd should be the first to cast a stone. He is depicted as writing on ...


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Sometimes the Scriptures identify Pharisees specifically, but other times they merely reference chief priests, who may have been Pharisees. There are a few passages of note: The Chief Priests and Scribes cite Micah 5:2 in reference to the birth of the Messiah Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where ...


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Paul was a Pharisee, and he quoted scripture extensively in his epistles, but that's not in the Gospels. I find no other examples of Pharisees directly quoting scripture recorded in the New Testament, based on my search at Bible Gateway. But it would be very surprising to think they didn't, as well as they knew the law, which was based on (but not ...


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The gospels do not specifically address the question, but the book of Hebrews does. It is appointed for men to die once--not many times. After that is the judgment--not one of many judgments--the judgment. And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of ...



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