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This seems to suggest that some images, fulfilling certain criteria, are "recognized" to be accurate representations of Jesus thanks to special information given directly by God to the artist. There are no specific criteria that I am aware of. Furthermore, I think it is correct to say that we Orthodox do not necessarily believe that the images ...


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As a Biblical Hebrew professor, I like to go back to the original for deeper understanding. Though Jesus is Truth personified and the Bible is referred to as the Word of Truth, Jesus was here referring to the way of worship. As well instructed in the Hebrew scriptures, He would have been thinking of the Hebrew meaning of the Greek words we have recorded in ...


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It goes all the way back to Genesis 29:35 at least with Leah raising her hands in praise to YHWH in naming Judah. As a Biblical Hebrew professor thinking in Hebrew, I find the Old Testament full of hand raising. After the most frequent verb for spoken praise HaLeL (Strong's #1984 & 8416), the word most translated (53 times) as "praise" is the verb YaDaH (...



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