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The term Messianic Jew refers to Christians who identify as Jewish, as compared to those who identify as Russian, English, Thai etc. Most of them are of Jewish descent, though there are some who are not but have chosen to identify themselves as Jewish. Most Messianic Jews believe there is a very strong continuity between the Hebrew scriptures and ...


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In his book, Eternity in Their Hearts, Don Richardson details what he calls "A World Prepared for the Gospel", which is the title of the first section of the book. People of the Lost Book Chapter 2 is entitled "Peoples of the Lost Book", which details tribes that bemoan the fact that their ancestors had lost "the book" from God. Some of them looked ...


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This is a complex question and you need to do a little investigative work. The underlying questions you need to answer are. Who was Matthew? What did he believe? Who was his audience? Is Matthew 1 accepted as authentic by the majority of biblical scholars? Does the answer change your underlying faith in the accuracy of the bible. Who was Matthew? What ...


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Since all scripture is inspired by God1, no one comprehends it except by the Spirit of God2. There are at least a couple of ways from scripture that may have enabled St. Matthew to present what he was writing as a fulfillment of the Isaiah passage. Since he was the Gospel writer, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God, who inspires all scripture, and ...


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When the monks translated the King James version, They considered the name of God(yehôvâh) to be so Holy that they would not translate יהוה to the word yehôvâh, instead they inserted LORD in it's place. They used all capitol letters as a form of honoring the Deity. Later translations which bore heavily on the King James translation also used that ...


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I'm not sure this adds substantively to FMS's excellent answer, but this is the sort of criticism that could be levelled at a lot of the Messianic prophecies (eg Matthew 2:23), and I think further clarity as to why we should look beyond the context in which the original 'prophecy' (completely de-contextualised reference in scripture would seem to be a more ...


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Your consternation may stem from not considering that time has no meaning in the realm where God resides. As with most Old Testament Prophesy it may span a period of days, years or even centuries, as we see in the book of Daniel (as an example ) and in the New Testament book of the Revelation. All of the time of the Earth will not even be a blip in ...


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Definitions "Messiah" ("Christ" in Greek) is a Hebrew word that essentially means the anointed one. Prior to the crucifixion, the expectation of both Jews and Christians was that a man would arise who would be reminiscent of David, whom Samuel anointed to be king. The Messiah would deliver Israel from oppression and lead her as their king. The NT authors ...



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