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For questions related to the life of Jesus on earth. For primarily theological questions, use the 'christology' tag instead.

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Why was John the Baptist not excited at seeing Jesus at Jordan?

At Luke 1: 41 we see: "When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb..." We also see at John 1: 29: "The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the ...
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Why did the very people who accepted Jesus to Jerusalem by saying “Hosanna He who comes in the name of the God.” rejected Him the very next day?

Why did the very people who accepted Jesus to Jerusalem by saying "Hosana Hosana He who comes in the name of the God, Hosanna" and lay down olive leaves before His path rejected Him the very next day ...
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Why did Pilate call Jesus The Man ?

At John John 19:5 we see: " So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” Elsewhere, we see Jesus referring to himself as Son of Man on ...
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According to Catholicism, why did God lower Himself so much for the specks of dust like us?

St. Paul said, "It is through suffering that we find strength." St. Augustine said, "My heart is restless until I find abode in You." And not only that God wanted to feel how humans feel the love ...
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Did Barabbas have the first name Jesus?

At Matthew 27:17 of Contemporary English Version we read: "So when the crowd came together, Pilate asked them, “Which prisoner do you want me to set free? Do you want Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is ...
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Did Jesus transcend from human to God step by step? [closed]

There are verses in the Bible which suggest that Jesus poured out his divinity, took birth as a child, grew in wisdom, died and ascended to heaven to become fully God. So does that mean that Jesus in ...
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What is the difference between Jesus “resurrected body” and Mary's “glorified body”?

Jesus is Ascended into Heaven with a "resurrected body". Mary was Assumed into Heaven with a "glorified body? Revelation 21:27 "Nothing defiled shall enter the Kingdom..." I put a question ...
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Was Jesus The Lamb of God or the High Priest (that offers the lamb as a sacriffice)?

Was Jesus The Lamb of God or the High Priest (that offers the lamb as a sacriffice)? John the baptist said " Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" John 1:19 And in Hebrews 4:...
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What is the meaning when Jesus said “I commend my spirit” in Luke 23:46?

Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit.” And when He had said this, He breathed His last.(Luke 23:46) The Catholic Church teaches the Jesus Christ was True ...
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Are there eyewitness accounts of Jesus Christ written during (or closely after) his lifetime?

I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Saviour. The Lord has laid upon my heart, the noblest task of all, that is, to search for the truth. In recent times, it has come to my ...
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How does Roman Catholicism justify a literal meaning of 'Hoc est meum corpus'?

The words :- τουτο εστιν το σωμα μου το υπερ υμων διδομενον [Stephanus 1550/Elzevir 1624] this is my body which is given for you [KJV 1769 Luke 22:19] and, particularly : hoc est meum ...
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Why does Romans 5:19 say “many” instead of “all”? (Overview) [closed]

By one man’s disobedience many were made sinners Rom 5:19 Why does it not say "all" but "many"? Because the previous verse says: By the offence of one judgment came upon all men to ...
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Does Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:14 contradict Jesus in Mark 2:17?

When Paul says: "Don’t become partners with those who do not believe. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What ...
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Where did the name Jesus come from? [duplicate]

The name Immanuel is the name of prophecy,( Isaiah 7:14 KJV)"... Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his NAME Immanuel." This was told to Joseph again in Matthew 1:22-23. ...
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How is it possible that Saint Andrew was an apostle of Jesus Christ?

Saint Andrew is listed as one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, however on Wikipedia, it is written that Saint Andrew was born in 5 BC. How is it possible that a 5 year old child is an apostle? ...
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Name the three proofs that Matthew gives us for Jesus being king? [duplicate]

What are the three proofs that the Apostle Matthew gives us for Jesus being king?
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What was Jesus referring to when He said “it is finished”? What is “it” in this case?

At the end of Jesus' ministry, what did Jesus mean when He said "it is finished"? Is this to be considered the end of Satan's Reign over humanity?
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Atheist Arguments [closed]

Has there ever been an atheistic argument for why Christianity? I've heard arguments about the "inconsistencies" and "divinity of Jesus" and etc. but I've never seen one that tries to explain why a ...
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Did Baptist and Methodists ever believe that Jesus is Michael the Archangel?

I recently found references that suggest both Baptists and Methodists used to believe that Jesus and Michael the Archangel are one and the same. This surprised me because both Baptists and Methodists ...
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Was Judas based on the story of Buddha and Devadatta? [closed]

To oversimplify greatly, Devadatta was a cousin of the Buddha when he was teaching his core disciples. Devadatta and the Buddha had many disagreements on things such as Asceticism. This cause and ...
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Did Jesus commit suicide? [closed]

As you might know, Jesus willingly submitted himself to crucification and therefore death on good friday. If he had not done so, nobody else would have died. Hence does that mean that Jesus ...
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What does Jesus call God?

Is it accurate that it was only on the cross that Jesus referred to God as "God"? My God why has thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:46
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Is trinitarianism Biblical or pagan? [closed]

Is the concept of Trinity from the Bible? If it is then should I as a Muslim conclude that Bible does not uphold the unity of GOD, rather teaches 'tritheism', as the Bible says "Three are witness in ...
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Why do Jehovah's Witnesses hold a “commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ”?

For the last several years, I have received mailings from Jehovah's Witnesses that say the following: Lo invitamos a acompañarnos a la Conmemoración anual de la muerete de Jesuscristo. Este es el ...
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Based on archaeology, what might be the most likely architectural style of house of Joseph and Mary in Nazareth? [duplicate]

Good day, This post may be seen as a sequel to my post of a few days ago, regarding the type of house in which Jesus probably grew up in Nazareth. I have reconsidered that I did not quite word my ...
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What is the basis for the idiomatic understanding of “three days in the tomb” as two nights and a day?

The Messiah said that He would be three days and three nights in the "heart of the earth" There are those who think that the crucifixion took place on the 6th day of the week with the resurrection ...
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Greek orthodox prophecy of the messiah in Meteora

I have attached an image. This week I traveled to Meteora, Greece to visit the Great Monastery. I found a text there quoting famous Greek persons from ancient times (b.c.) writing about a messiah ...
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Isn't Israel the firstborn Son of the Lord?

We read in Exodus 4:22 that the people Israel are God's firstborn son: "Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, "Israel is My son, My firstborn. (NASB) So now, how can Jesus be the ...
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What was the literal meaning of the term 'stone rejected by builders'? [closed]

Matthew 21:42 (NASB) says: Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone; This came about from the Lord, ...
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(LDS view) Do animals have a possibility to eternal life and is this dependent on Jesus atonoment applied to them?

This is my other question that was inspired by what a quotation in this other question says about pre-existence prior to conception. The highest rated answer quotes from The Encyclopedia of Mormonism,...
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Why did Jesus groan and use spit while healing the deaf man? (Mark 7)

In today's reading Mark 7 says, He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man's ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned,...
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According to the Catholic Church, did Jesus have faith or hope?

St. Paul says that faith, hope and love remain and the greatest of these is love; I've heard it reasoned that faith and hope aren't needed once you've been in the presence of God - but love alone ...
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According to Catholicism, why did the Blessed Mother stay a virgin during her pregnancy with Jesus?

Why was Jesus born of a Virgin instead of just being conceived of a Virgin? I know the Bible teaches the virgin birth, but why did the Blessed Mother refrain from sex during her pregnancy with Jesus (...
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When was Jesus born, exact date/month [duplicate]

I am an Ethiopian Catholic and we celebrate the birth of Jesus on January 7th based on Julian calendar, while most Christians celebrate it on December 25th. I understand this is probably due to ...
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Was the darkness that came during Jesus's death a solar eclipse? [duplicate]

Matthew 27:45 - From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. I know a solar eclipse is only a few minutes, but it seems like it would match the description. I want more ...
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Were the Wise Men from the East in fact, Jews settled in a far away place?

At Matthew 2:16 (RSVCE), we read about the visit of the Wise Men to Infant Jesus, and the massacre of children by Herod : " Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a ...
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Is there any theological tradition holding that soon after being born, baby Jesus was full of wisdom because this baby is God?

Is there a doctrine that teaches that the baby Jesus was full of wisdom—realizing that he can do anything and doesn't need anything because he knows he is God? If so, what theological traditions hold ...
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What does the quote from the Old Testament in Luke 2: 23 refer to?

We read at Luke 2: 22-23: When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the ...
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How are people who were not approved by Jesus (Matthew 7:21-23) still able to expel demons? [closed]

In Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus said about a future situation as follows: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father ...
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Why was Jesus condemned for blasphemy by the Jews?

Jesus confirmed that He was the Messiah. But this can't be a blasphemy as the Jews were waiting for him. Jesus confirmed that He was the Son of God. But a lot of people in the old Testament were ...
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What does mean the fact of washing the feet of the disciple by Jesus? [closed]

There was the fact of washing the feet of the disciples by Jesus. What does it mean ?
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What did Jesus actually get up to in America (according to Mormons)?

I'm wondering where I should flick to in my LDS quad in order to learn about what Jesus supposedly got up to when he visited America. Could someone provide an outline of his interactions on the ...
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Given that Mormons believe the father has a physical body, what is the significance of the incarnation?

In mainstream Christianity, the incarnation is a really big deal. The idea that the transcendent and ineffable God could enter into creation and become a man is a mind-boggling concept (and provides ...
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Did Jesus celebrate Hanukkah?

John 10:22–24 (NIV) says: 22 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 The Jews who were there ...
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Why was it not necessary to break Jesus' legs during crucifixion?

Jesus was put to death by crucifixion, between two "real" criminals, on a Friday. Because the Jews wanted the execution to be over by the Sabbath, they had the Roman soldiers "speed up" the process ...
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is it possible to practice Christianity without believing Jesus is the son of God and that he died for your sins [closed]

I'm not a Christian, partially because I was born in a country that didn't accept Christianity. Now as I get older, I believe that there is a higher force out there that is benevolent. And since I ...
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Is the 'Ho' in Hosanna! connected in any way to the 'ho' in Jehovah?

While studying Jesus' name and the prophecies fulfilled or reiterated by Gabriel when he addressed Mary to announce the expectant birth, I was led to praise, and the Bible word, "Hosanna" came to mind....
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Did Paul hear Jesus teach in person? [closed]

Did Paul (Saul) hear Jesus teach? I base this on his being approximately the same age and being taught by Gamaliel in Jerusalem during the time of Christ's ministry. A Jewish source mentioned that ...
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In John 8, were the scribes and pharisees guilty of the sin of Fornication / Adultery?

The Lord Jesus said, "He that is without sin may throw the first stone." Since all of the accusers went away beginning with the oldest, does that imply that the scribes and pharisees (accusers) guilty ...
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How many hours does Jesus speak in the New Testament?

If one were to put together all the words that are recorded to come out of Jesus' mouth in the New Testament, for how long would such collection of speeches amount to? Naturally, the answer depends ...