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In the Hebrew Bible, Jubilee refers to a set of practices around forgiveness of debts and restoration of land. Basically, every 7 years the people were supposed to hold a "sabbath" for the land and rest from farming. Then in the 50th year (the year after the 7th Sabbath/Sabbatical Year), all land ownership was supposed to resort to it's original ...


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In addition to the reward in Mathew as having no specific time line, the reward mentioned in Mark is spiritual. Brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and even homes and fields are spiritual rewards. Seriously, how would receiving material gains such as houses and lands match up expectations of persecution? “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a ...


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Twelve = Abundant Completeness of God's Blessings The number twelve is suggestive of abundant completeness, particularly in terms of blessings (as opposed to the number 40, which is usually associated with complete punishment or adversity, e.g. the flood, Moses' exile from Egypt, years wandering in the wilderness, Jesus' fasting in the wilderness, Jewish ...


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1) In the resurrection it is our flesh that is raised up out of the grave. We don't get some other body to replace it so any covenant in our flesh (ie: with our spouse) will likely still remain (One Flesh). 2) In Mat 22:29 when Jesus said "You are ignorant of the law" he may have been referring to Deut 24:4 which would clearly states that the others "may ...


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With Mark, in order to see the context for this promise of Jesus, we need to go back just one verse, to Mark 10:28: Mark 10:28: Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. By 70 CE, when Mark is now believed to have been written, its author knew that there were followers who had left their "houses, brethren, sisters, ...



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