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Monasticism is frequently associated with "the contemplative life", as opposed to "the active life". While there are many different kinds of monastics, an important subset is those who are chiefly engaged in maintaining a simple, prayerful life in an enclosed community, and are therefore found much more towards the contemplative end of the spectrum. The ...


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Protestantism is so broad that you can't avoid getting a broad answer. As the protestant church has no official head there is no official answer and there was never an official LOTH rejection meeting. Furthermore, some Protestant denominations still do practice LOTH. The best you can do in this case is summarize the most common Protestant beliefs and come up ...


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What if Jesus was exceptionally tall? An average result tends to exclude some exceptional value. For example, Suppose there are 100 people; 99 of them are 5 feet tall and only one of them is 7 feet tall. Average height= ((99x5)+7)/100 = (495+7)/100 = 5.02 The Bible doesn't tell us about the physical appearance of Jesus. We don't know how tall ...


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Here is a summary of what I found on this subject : The Greek word for “dagger men”, used in the the quoted verse, is derived from the Latin sicarii, which means “users of the sica,” or dagger. First-century historian Flavius Josephus describes the Sicarii as a band of fanatic Jewish patriots, unrelenting enemies of Rome, who engaged in organized political ...


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As usual, my answer is long-winded, but it is, I hope, worth reading nevertheless. In answering many such questions, we need to take the long view, so to speak, and treat an important issue such as this one in the context of the entire canon of Scripture, which we today--unlike the saints of old--have the privilege of possessing in its fullness. Did ...


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Hebrew and Greek Words Translated as 'Wine' When the Bible referes to "wine" it does not necessarily refer to the same thing every time, there are at least 18 different words that have all been translated as "wine" somewhere in the bible, they are listed below. It is interesting to note that in the N.T., which was composed in Koine Greek, all occurrences ...


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The average height of a Jew in the first century was not 5', but up to about 5' 10". The image on the Shroud cannot be accurately measured for a variety of reasons (stretching of the cloth, knees are bent, etc.), but the best estimation is about 5' 10" which comes from world renown Shroud expert Barrie Schwortz, the documenting photographer on the 1978 ...


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Answering From the scientific method, there would be discrepancy calling to question the authenticity of the shroud based on the height of the image only if 1) the actual height of Jesus was known, 2) a claim was made that the image on the cloth is his image, and 3) the height of image when compared with his known height could not be reconciled within ...


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I just found out about this "grape juice" theory today. Maybe it was a mom who came up with that theory to protect her children from thinking that they should drink wine to be more like Jesus. That's something I would do, but according to the .pdf found here: http://www.cuf.org/FileDownloads/wine.pdf The theory comes from the idea that the current process ...


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My reply is generic because not all Protestants believe the same things, there is a great variance with that wide-ranging, generic term which historically refers to protesting against the Catholic Church or what it believes. For the first replier, it certainly has nothing to do with vain repetitions, otherwise Protestants would only pray the Our Father ...


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Each Protestant body does different things. Remember, "Protestant" is not a denomination. Various bodies actually do practice it, including Lutherans. As a Lutheran, we have it in our Divine Service book. There is also the Book of Common Prayer available. We don't see it as "vain repetition", but rather a solid structure - just as many recite the Lord's ...


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Paul's Letters were written first; 45-60s. Ephesians, likely pseudopauline, is late 1st century. Mark is the first Gospel written, around 65. Luke (80s-90s) and Matthew (90s) are later. Acts is by the same author as Luke but written a bit later (90-100s). Hebrews is anywhere from the 60 to 100. James is probably 80s or 90s. John's gospel is usually dated ...



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