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The first thing I want to do is define this word ford. It is a shallow place with good footing where a river or stream may be crossed by wading. A ford is mostly a natural phenomenon, in contrast to a low water crossing, which is an artificial bridge that allows the crossing of a river or stream when water is low. So with lack of a better term it would be a ...


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They probably crossed it at a low point. During the spring floods, as seen at the beginning of Joshua, this would have been impossible except for strong men in the prime of their lives. During other times of the year, it should have been much easier. My source for this is my experience living 100 yards from the Little Susitna River in Wasilla, Alaska. ...


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Luke 1:36 describes Mary and Elizabeth as relatives (συγγενίς). The King James Version describes them as cousins, but most other translations simply say they were relatives. Given the ambiguity of the text, we can not say that Jesus and John were actually (second) cousins, but it appears from this that they were related and would have known each other. In ...


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Besides that, what is John the Baptist's contribution/significance/utility to Christianity? Introduction: To begin let me take this opportunity to congratulate the other posters preceding this element of the answer! It would be frivolous for me to take a chance to improve what has already been shared; and I humbly yield to the others discourse and factual ...


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Ok, Luke goes the extent of not just introducing John but introduces his parents as well. This I think is very important as it implies the authority from which John himself might have received his ordination. Zechariah was a priest who got a specific word from God about his son John. In this way we can safely say that John had the role of publicly initiating ...



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