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The book of the Bible describing Jesus' life, usually attributed to Matthew.

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Matthew 5:3 why is the dative article omitted in English translations [migrated]

Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι Why is the τῷ omitted in English translations? At face value, the proper translations appears to be Blessed are the poor in the spirit This is material to me, as I ...
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Did a priest of the temple write Matthew's Gospel, or Matthew? [migrated]

Why do people say Matthew wrote the gospel of Matthew when it says in chapter 27:10 - "And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me". Suggesting it is one of the priests of the ...
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Historical evidence of Slaughter of the Innocents besides St. Matthew's Gospel?

Besides Matthew 2:16, Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from ...
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Matt 15: What penalty for not washing hands?

In Matthew 15:2, the Pharisees accuse the disciples of Jesus of not properly washing their hands before eating. “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash ...
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How is Lent observance reconciled with Matthew 6:16-18?

Jesus says in Matthew 6: 16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their ...
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According to the Catholic Church about Matthew 5:18-19?

Matthew 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what did Jesus mean by saying “Least of these commandments "?

We see Jesus saying at Matthew 5:18-19: For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. ...
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How can John the Baptist be the greatest man born of woman, when Jesus was also born of woman?

Pope Francis tweeted today: Both John the Baptist, who is the greatest man born of woman, and the Son of God have chosen the path of humiliation. God shows this path to Christians so they can ...
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What made Jesus question at Mt 21:25 a good example for Christians or was it a bad question because the Jews could not answer?

What made Jesus question at Mt 21:25 a good example for Christians or was it a bad question because the Jews could not answer? Jesus asked the question to the chief priests: Mt 21:25 The baptism ...
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1 Corinthians 4:15-16 - does Paul have the right to raise himself higher than others going against Jesus teaching? [closed]

1 Corinthians 4:15-16 Even if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you to ...
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Did Jesus die for all? Is “for many” the same meaning as “for all “ in Matthew 26:28?

In Matthew 26, Jesus said, Matthew 26:28: For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins. And In Isaiah, please take note the word “many” Isaiah ...
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The great Deception

I would like to know what different denominations teach about what the great deception is exactly. One so great that even the very elect, if possible, would be deceived. For there shall arise false ...
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Bible phrase from the Gospel of Matthew

In Matthew 16:28 28 Amen I say to you, there are some of them that stand here, that shall not taste death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Was Our Lord Jesus speaking literally ...
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A confusion about the fullfilment of the law

Jesus said in Mat 5:17-18: Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth ...
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What religion did the Wise Men from the East practise? [duplicate]

We read at Isiah 60:6 : " The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense: and shewing forth praise to the ...
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Were the Magi believers?

If so, then why were the Magi still labelled that way? Why call a believer a member of the pagan Zoroastrian religion? Or am I missing something here? And by believers, I meant how the Magi believed ...
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Different genealogy in Matthew and Luke

In the Matthew and Luke we can read the genealogy of Jesus. While in Matthew 1 it dates back to Abraham, in Luke 3 it goes back to Adam. What's the significance of this difference?
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Were the 12 disciples Jewish?

As was brought up in another question; in so using Matthew 10:1-4, which lists the names of the 12. A response from a contributor stated the unavailability of proof in the Scripture to show that any ...
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Does the parable of the Unforgiving Servant have implications re: “once saved, always saved”?

My question is coming from a Protestant / Evangelical perspective. I've always been taught that once one is saved, nothing and no one can snatch him from the Father's hand. That is to say, one cannot ...
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How is Moses' and Jesus' contradictory teaching regarding oaths reconciled?

In Deuteronomy Moses teaches to make oaths in the Lord's name: Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name. Deuteronomy 6:13 NIV Fear the Lord your God and serve ...
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Why does the NRSV-CE omit mentioning prayer and fasting in Matthew 17?

The NRSV-CE omits mentioning prayer and fasting, explaining in footnote (g): Matthew 17:20 Other ancient authorities add verse 21, But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting ...
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Why did Jesus address Yahweh as God at the Cross?

Throughout the Gospels, we see Jesus addressing Yahweh as 'Father'. But we see at Matt 27:46 Jesus addressing the Father as `God': "And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,...
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According to Catholicism, does Matthew 16:18 justify that the Catholic Church is the one true church?

According to Catholicism, does Matthew 16:18 ("thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.") justify that the Catholic Church is the ...
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Are there other explanations of ”right hand” than masturbation (Matthew 5:30)?

The context in Matthew 5:30 strongly suggests that Jesus is talking about adultery. Verse 21 starts with "You have heard", starting a section about respecting your neighbor. Again, Verse 27 starts ...
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Was Jesus good at singing? [closed]

At Matthew 26: 27-30 we see: Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many ...
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Is there any evidence to support Matthew's gospel account of the curtain in the Jerusalem Temple being torn in two?

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land... And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was ...
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What does Jesus mean regarding “Raca,” and “you fool?” - is he contrasting them?

Matthew 5:22, KJV says But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in ...
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What was the intended meaning of the quotation marks around “sinners” in the old NIV?

Take for example Matthew 9:10-13: While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they ...
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Heart of the earth

On what basis do some assume that the phrase "heart of the earth" is equivalent to a burial tomb? For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses say about Matthew 16:28?

If Jesus didn't come until 1914 why didn't those surrounding Jesus not experience death until then? [Mat 16:28 KJV] 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of ...
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Matthew/Luke Generations missing between Rahab and David

While some people are interested in where the generations are different, my problem comes from where they are the same, to wit: Boaz, Obed, Jesse, David Now Rahab is listed as the mother of Boaz. My ...
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How do Protestants explain the relationship between justification and the works of the servants in the Parable of the Talents?

This is not the question 'What does the Parable of the Talents mean according to Protestantism,' but a question specifically regarding the nature of the 'wicked' servant, and how it corresponds to his ...
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What prominent scholars and/or denominations hold to Matthean priority?

This question discusses the differences between Marcan priority and Matthean priority and asks about the arguments in favor of Matthean priority. My question is who holds and promotes this view. I ...
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How do those who believe that salvation cannot be lost explain Matthew 7:19-23? [duplicate]

How do those Christians who believe that the personal salvation once received by an individual by believing unto Christ and turning to Him in a prayer cannot be lost explain Matthew 7:19-23?: Every ...
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Enemy in Matthew 5:43?

Matthew 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ Two things that I would like to know : A. Jack punches Jay. Then in the point of view of Jay, Jack is his ...
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Why did Jesus defend the disciples' failure to wash hands prior to eating? (Catholic perspective)

In Matthew 15:1–4 we see: Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they ...
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What was the significance of thirty pieces of silver Judas was offered for betraying Jesus?

At Matthew 26:14-15 we read: Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I betray him to you?” They paid him thirty pieces ...
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How real is Matthew 4:1-2 in terms of physical realities?

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights after which he was very hungry, and the tempter came to Him (Matt. 4:1-2)....
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How is the command to “Take it to the Church” interpreted in light of Protestant Ecclesiology?

Matthew 18:15-18 (DRB) But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother. And if he will not hear thee, ...
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Do Protestants believe Jesus misquoted Psalm 8:2 in Matthew 21:16?

In Matthew 21:15–16, Jesus is praised by children in the temple after healing the blind and the lame. When questioned by the chief priests and scribes, he points out that what was occurring was ...
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Which are the sins that will not be forgiven in the age to come? [duplicate]

At Matthew 12:32 we hear some tough talk from Jesus: Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this ...
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Was Matthew 28:19 changed? The greatest commission [closed]

The original texts are "baptize them in my name" or "in Jesus name". The texts had been changed to "in the name of the Father, the son and holy Spirit". If it's true that the verse was changed, why ...
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From an Evangelical perspective, why didn't the resurrected Jesus appear to those who doubted that He was the promised Messiah?

In Matthew 27:42, we read: "He saved others," said the chief priests and elders , "but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in ...
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According to Preterism has Matthew 19:27-30 been fulfilled? If so, when?

Mat 19:27  Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?  Mat 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ...
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According to Eastern Orthodoxy, does Matthew 17:20 apply to all people?

In Matthew 17:20, Jesus said: "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will ...
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To break apart families or bring them together?

The prophet said concerning the great day which Elijah will usher in, "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite ...
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Matthew 24:15-20, If we can't go back and get our clothes, where are we to go?

I'm horrible at asking questions on here, so please bear with me. As a Protestant, I'm struggling with finding answers to two questions dealing with Matthew 24:15-20. In Matthew 24:17-18 (NASB), ...
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Do orthodox Christians fast on Monday to exceed the righteousness of the pharisees and scribes?

This question regards Matthew 5:20: "For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of ...
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Why was the Holy Family instructed to flee to Egypt?

At Matthew 2:13-14 (NRSVCE)we read about the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt: " Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and ...
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Where did the rich young ruler hear of eternal life? [closed]

Something prompted the young ruler in Matthew 19:16 to ask Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. (Word search for "eternal life" and "everlasting life" ) The phrase "everlasting life" ...

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