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The missing reference to the letter to Laodicea is found in Col 4:16 Col 4:16 And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea. (ESV) where "from" actually should be translated as "of", meaning "the one I sent there".


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Jerome Murphy-Oconnor says: The intensity of Paul's relationship with the Corinthians is illustrated by the fact that he wrote more letters to them than to any other church. The New Testament contains only two letters, but these mention two others, the Previous Letter (1 Cor. 5: 9) and the Painful Letter (2 Cor. 2: 4). Hence, four in all. From the ...


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Michael Card's hypothesis is interesting, and certainly not outside the realm of possibility. It is quite true that skilled Greeks were enslaved and brought to Italy during times of conquest and revolt, and perhaps even during times of peace between Greece and Rome, such as was the case when Luke was living. But it seems to me that Card's main argument ...


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I think here's where the trend started... From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separate_Baptists: The Great Awakening was a religious revival and revitalization of piety among the Christian churches. It covered English-speaking countries and swept through the American colonies between the 1730s and the 1770s. Three important preachers of the times were ...


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The dates for these events, as with most biblical chronological estimates, are debated. Scholars cited in this answer date the crossing of the Jordan at 1406 BCE, 1260 BCE, or 1451 BCE, and the first year of Jubilee to immediately after or some time soon after those respective dates. Here is a (lightly edited) elucidation on the method of the calculation of ...


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Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. Gen 2:1 says God was done creating Earth i.e. our Earth. What about those other planets out there. If at all you find scientific evidence of other planets or stars or heavenly bodies being approximated to at least that were created after Earth, then Yes, there could the possibility ...


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Jonathan Cahn a Messianic Jewish Rabbi and pastor has a very interesting and intriguing take on this. His detective work, drawing from Scripture and Jewish Laws, Traditions, and on Hebrew Holy Days, leads him to propose Nisan 1, 3756 i.e. March 20, 6 BC. See more here: Jonathan Cahn - When was Messiah Jesus born?, Connie Oelbaum | YouTube. How does this ...


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There are art references that cause many to think Paul fell from his horse. One of the most famous of these is Caravaggio’s famous painting titled “Conversion on the Way to Damascus”.(1) Wikipedia (2) suggests the Golden Legend (3) may have framed the event for Caravaggio. In doing some online research on this question, I discovered some interesting ...


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Baptism in the early church was modeled after the Mikvah immersions of Judaism.[1] The Mikvahs were done in the nude.[2] I believe that the baptism of John the Baptist was very similar to the Mikvah immersions.[3] The difference [4] was that (1) All people now had to immersed (not just proselytes to Judaism), (2) this immersion was in the nude and was an ...



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