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The term "Jew" is an Anglicization of "Judean" which comes from the Greek Ἰουδαῖος (Ioudaios). Technically, it can simply be a regional distinction, that is someone who is from Judea. But it can of course represent one's ethnicity. Greek who happened to grow up in Judea would not have identified himself as a Judean. In the book of Esther, the Hebrew "...


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The John Owen who translated many of John Calvin's works was the Vicar of Thrussington, Leicestershire. OWEN , JOHN ( 1788 - 1867 ), cleric and author ; son of Owen and Eleanor Owen , Cilirwysg , Llanfihangel Ystrad, Cards. The parents were Calvinistic Methodists but two of their sons took orders — John Owen and David Owen (for the latter see Yr Haul , ...


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By the time of the New Testament "Jew" and "Israelite" had effectively become synonyms. This is because the large majority of people who returned from the Exile were from the former Kingdom of Judah. So Acts 21:29 is talking about his nationality, not his tribe.


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There are three principal interpretations of this passage among Protestants and Catholics. "All Israel" might refer to: A future large-scale conversion of Jewish people to Christianity All the Jewish people elected by God All the people of God, both Gentiles and Jews The first of these views is easily the most popular, and is widely held by ...


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In essence, the Catholic Church takes the position that Paul is not intending to attribute actual sin to every human being that has ever existed. For the benefit of readers not familiar with the Catholic doctrine on sin, the Church distinguishes between actual sin (sometimes also called personal sin), which consists in concrete actions in which a person ...


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Jesus said to a Samaritan women: Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is ...


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Evangelical theologians teach that these two passages do not instruct us to "enjoy" trials in the sense of getting pleasure out of them. Rather, we are to have joy despite the trials, because we recognize them to be profitable. On James 1:2, Thomas Constable writes that the trials themselves are not the source of joy, but rather what they produce: ...


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What you see is narrowness and broadness, so you see the two passages as contradictory. But if we look at their details, we see that they have nothing to do with each other. Jesus is talking about destruction, roads, and gates while Paul is talking about days and food. Jesus is using roads and gates figuratively while Paul is talking about days and food ...


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How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”? The Romans verse in context is referring to disputes between Christians. The "narrow way" refers to those from the population at large who have become Christian. Even the nation of Israel had the problem of the "broad way" that leads to ...


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Yes, clearly and obviously, Luther added the word "alone" to his translation. But that's not the real question to ask. If you'll permit a small digression, the real question is why. It is clear that his reason is to make the meaning of the greek in the receptor language (german). In other words, the greek carries with it the nuance of 'alone' in the greek ...


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The Apostle John tells us, [Jesus] came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name (John 1:11-12 NASB Updated). These words summarize quite well the evolution, if you will, of Jesus' ministry to a world of lost people....


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Both verses are valid, but some significant things changed between the Book of Matthew and Paul's letters. After all, the Paul was still Saul back then! While on Earth, Jesus delivered his message to the Jews, but after his death and resurrection, a new covenant was offered to all of humanity, both Jews and Gentiles alike. This singular event changed God'...


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Which tribe did Paul belong to? Some of the confusion is a result from the split in the nation of Israel into two kingdoms after the reign of Solomon. These two kingdoms were called Israel and Judea. What was called the kingdom of Israel had most of ten tribes. Both kingdoms had trouble with the practice of idolatry. Punishment first came on the nation of ...


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Does the Bible tell us what the phrase “times of the Gentiles” or "fullness of Gentiles" means? Often the Bible says something that offers a glimpse of something that raises many more questions than it answers. Luke 21:20-24 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which ...



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