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Questions tagged [life-of-jesus]

For questions about the life of Jesus, including his birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension. Use [christology] for questions about his nature, his offices, and his relationship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

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Why were the Pharisees trying to trap Jesus? What were they trying to achieve?

I would like to know why were the Pharisees trying to trap Jesus (in his words) and what were they trying to achieve by it?
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How many prophecies in the Old Testament are about Jesus?

From what I’ve ‘heard’ at times there are select prophecies in the Old Testament that are apparently a reference to Jesus. Are there only a select few, if so which are they? Or are they a truly ...
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The Real Name of our Savior [duplicate]

I don't want to know about 100s of translation names and titles of our Savior etc, etc. I want a simple answer to a simple question: what was Jesus's real name? Example of usage: what did His ...
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Why was Jesus portrayed as white in art and subsequent media? [duplicate]

Jesus was Middle Eastern, right? I'm curious as to why He has been white-washed ever since in popular art and media.
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Who's talking to John in Revelation 22?

This short chapter raised a few extra questions for me lately. The basic premise seems to be some heavenly being speaking to John. And, grammatically, it appears to be a single one. Verses 13-16 in ...
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Teachings of Jesus Abandoned? [closed]

When and why did the church stop preaching and teaching the Teachings of Jesus, found in the Sermon on the Mount and throughout the Gospels?
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Did Jesus write a Bible commentary?

It seems that Jesus is what the New Testament tends to consist of; him and his teachings. Did he ever ‘teach’ about the Bible, the first testament, in any capacity?
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Who did Christ first appear to after his resurection?

In First Corinthians, St. Paul says the Cephas (Peter) was the first that Christ appeared to after he was raised to life, yet in the Gospels it is said that Mary of Magdala was the first. I am ...
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Does Judah's betrayal to Jesus have something to do with Judah's betrayal to Jehovah in OT (Jeremiah 2:23?)

Judah got sold for 30 silver coins and betrayed Jesus Judah (tribe) betrayed LORD by worshipping that false god Baal and other worthless idols Do these both incidents have something in common?
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What does Jesus mean when he said “Night is coming” in John 9:4? [migrated]

John 9:4 NIV As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. He also says in the next verse, While I am in the world, I am the light of the ...
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Why did Jesus ask for forgiveness?

If Jesus lived a perfect life, for what was he asking forgiveness when said the Lord's prayer? What "debt" or "trespass" had he committed that he felt needed to be forgiven? If he was just giving a ...
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Did Jesus heal a person with a chromosome defect?

Is there anywhere in the bible a hint or something saying Jesus healing someone with a chromosome defect? For example somebody with a Down Syndrome or similar. What about today's healings? Was it ...
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How does Jesus have two wills in light of the rejection of Nestorianism? (Orthodox Trinitarian view)

Related answered questions: Chalcedonianism is a moderate between Nestorianism and Monophysitism?, What does it mean that the two natures of Christ cannot be separated?, and Does the Chalcedonian ...
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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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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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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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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?

In recent times, it has come to my understanding, that the New Testament was written in its entirety only after Jesus Christ has died. I ask for in the search of documents which date to Jesus' ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...