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think of oxen, and how for them a yoke is both guidance and control. now think of any of the people you know. think about how so many work so hard to 'fit in', to measure up, to have the latest tech gear, to wear the 'right' clothes, and be in relationships because society says so. that is the yoke of the world. in the old testament it was following the ...


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In an encouraging article of the December 15 2001 watchtower magazine a discussion on this scripture about the kindly yoke said in part: Back then, a common man might have felt as though he were working under a yoke. From ancient times, the yoke had been illustrative of slavery or servitude. (Genesis 27:40; Leviticus 26:13; Deuteronomy 28:48) Many of ...


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What does Jesus mean when he says his yoke is light and how do we know if we are yoked to him? Matthew 11:27-29 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy ...


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Per the Patristic interpretation of this passage, Christ's yoke is humility and meekness (see Matthew 11:29). Theophylact wrote: For he who humbles himself before all men has rest and remains untroubled; but he who is vainglorious and arrogant is ever encompassed by by troubles as he does not wish to be less than anyone but is always thinking how to ...


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Christ's New Law has abrogated the Old Law's ceremonial precepts (if Yom Kippur is even a ceremonial precept of the Old Law or an invention of Talmudic Judaism, which is a different religion than Judaism before the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D.). St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica I-II q. 103 a. 3 ("Whether the ceremonies of the Old Law ceased at the ...


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Within Roman Catholic doctrinal orthodoxy, one can hold either that the Incarnation would have taken place regardless of Adam's fall or that it would not. But if one adopts the former position, it would not be for the reasons mentioned by the OP. First, the Incarnation is an act (Incarnation "in fieri") that results in an enduring reality (Incarnation "in ...


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The bottom line of my answer is that John is factually accurate and that he intentionally deviated from the Synoptics for the purpose of noting important theological meaning, not for the sake of dating accuracy itself. There are two possible chronologies, which I will call C14 and C15. C14: Crucifixion on 14 Nisan. It implies, with Nisan dates reckoned as ...


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The estimation of the year of Jesus' birth depends on the estimation of the year of Herod's death. The information to date the latter event is provided by Flavius Josephus in his Antiquities of the Jews, book 17 [1]. In 17.6.4, when narrating events leading to Herod's last times, he notes an event involving the high priest Matthias ben Theophilus: Now ...


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The problem of Jesus telling others not to reveal his identity is known as the 'Messianic Secret' and is a motif primarily found in the Gospel of Mark. According to William Wrede (Das Messiasgeheimnis in den Evangelien, 1902) the messianic secret is a prohibition to make known the messianic character of Jesus. The following essay: 'Mark Essay 3: Is there a ...



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