Questions tagged [life-of-jesus]

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Why did Jesus use the expression, “very truly I tell you”?

I used to think nothing of it until someone said, "it makes you wonder what he was saying the rest of the time". Now I don't believe for one moment Jesus was a liar, but why did He use that strange ...
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How tall was Jesus?

We read at Luke 19:2-4 (NRSVCE): " A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because ...
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Why did Joseph and Mary take one day's time to realize that Jesus had been left behind at the Temple?

We read in Luke 2: 43-46, the incident relating to the visit of child Jesus and his parents to the Temple and his `getting lost' at Jerusalem: After the festival was over, while his parents ...
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Why are the disciples addressed differently in different contexts?

At John 21: 4-5 we see a post-resurrection event when Jesus addresses the disciples as children: Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was ...
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Why did Jesus keep himself and the disciples hungry and thirsty on some occasions?

We see at Matthew 12:1 (NRSVCE) : "At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat." We also see at Mark ...
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The uniqueness of Christ's suffering

I volunteer at a soup kitchen which is run by a pastor with a Born Again style. Each meal is preceded by a sermon and attendees are encouraged to come to Jesus. I had a come-to-Jesus conversation ...
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Reason for drawing water at unusual time

John 4:5-8 New Living Translation (NLT) 5: Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6: Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus,...
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How much did the Cross of Jesus weigh?

Catholic tradition tells us that Jesus fell three times under the weight of the cross on His way to Calvary. I wish to know if any studies based on historical evidence have been conducted by ...
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What did the man in Luke 14:15 mean by “the kingdom of God”? [migrated]

Luke 14:15 - When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!" What would have been his ...
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Without Hell, from what does Jesus save?

This question is about the liberal versions of Christianity, the versions which don’t have a conception of Hell. Put simply, without Hell, just what exactly is Jesus saving me from? Even the most ...
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Why was Jesus asleep during the storm?

In the Bible, it is said that Jesus was asleep in the boat during the storm. What is the reason?
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Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source?

"Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source" However, I came to that post because of my puzzlement regarding Hebrews 10:5-9. I believe Paul is generally considered the author ...
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What was Jesus wearing while drying the disciples' feet?

John 13:5 states that “He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.” My question is if he would have been wearing ...
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What extrabiblical sources support the existence of Jesus in history?

What sources outside of the Bible give supporting evidence to the existence of Jesus and any of the events in His life?
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Have any prominent theologians written on what the ascension looked like?

Some postmodernists believe the picture of Jesus floating up into the sky like a balloon is absurd. I remember C. S. Lewis saying (in Miracles) that we don't necessarily have to believe that if we ...
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Why does Jesus speak of himself in the third person?

There are a number of places where Jesus refers to himself in the third person. The most common is when he uses the title 'Son of Man' (by my count, there are some 78 times Jesus uses that title in ...
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How would Jesus write his full name as, in civil records?

Jesus, Joseph, Mary, James, John - these were popular first names used by the Jews in the days of the Lord. Naturally, each would have some additional names like that of his/her father or of the clan/...
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At what time of day was Jesus crucified?

Mark 15:25, 18 KJV And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. and And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! John 19:14-16 KJV And it was the preparation of the passover, and ...
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Does Jesus contradict Himself in these verses?

Just to state, I don't necessarily believe Jesus contradicted Himself. But these parts of Scripture sound like a contradiction, and I would like to hear any thoughts on how this can be reconciled. ...
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According to Catholicism, why did the robbers strip the traveler to Jericho?

At Luke 10:30 (NRSVCE) we meet the traveler to Jericho who was saved by the Good Samaritan, in a vivid narrative given by Jesus: " Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and ...
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Could Luke 3 be Joseph's genealogy?

I am considering the possibility that Luke 3 is in fact the genealogy of Joseph and not Mary. Here is why... Luke mentions the circumcision and the naming of both Jesus and John on the 8th day in ...
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Did Jesus have wealth and mansion's?

Did Jesus have many mansion while on earth? I heard a teaching from T.V that he preached from his many mansion? It just does not sound right,am I wrong?
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What is meant by the expression that Jesus came in the fullness of time?

What do they mean when they say "in the fullness of time Jesus came"? I want to know what the fullness of time means in this scriptural context.
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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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Why didn't the Archangel Michael save Jesus when he was crucified? [closed]

I have read several articles about Michael the archangel, who is meant for the protection of people and souls. Out of curiosity, I wondered: since Jesus is Son of God and also a prophet, why didn't ...
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Was Jesus a sun god? [duplicate]

(source: wordpress.com) Hello people, Can anyone explain to me how I can maintain my Christian faith in the light of evidence that many other saviour stories from even more ancient religions have ...
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How does Protestant Church explain Luke 2:48?

At Luke 2:48 we read of St. Mary's complaint to Jesus for `getting lost'at the Temple: His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously ...
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How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph?

At Luke 2:48 we read of St. Mary's complaint to Jesus for giving them a scare, by `getting lost'at the Temple: "His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I ...
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Which Christian denominations believe Jesus is buried in Japan?

The town of Shingo in Japan claims to be the burial site of Jesus of Nazareth: someone took his place on the cross, and he made his way to Japan, where he died. (Wikipedia.) Do, or did, any ...
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Is there a Christian equivalent of the Muslim hadith, but for narrations relating to Jesus?

Muslim here; I'm not particularly familiar with Christianity (so bear with me please). In Islam, we have hadith: A hadith is one of various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the ...
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For people who believe in Jesus and not the devil, what happened in the desert?

Some Christians believe in God and Jesus, but not the devil. If so, what is their explanation of the temptation of Christ in the desert?
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Does the Catholic Church explain why Jesus only appeared in short apparitions to his followers post-resurrection?

The Gospels give the account of ten apparitions of Jesus, which he allowed his followers after the resurrection. The longest time he spent with them was perhaps during the co-journey to Emmaus, that ...
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Where did people who lived in Jesus's time go to when they died?

This sounds weird but when Jesus existed between approx. 6-3 BCE to 33 CE in Judea as a man (still retained His God nature) how were people living in this exact time frame judged after they died? ...
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Did God want Satan to tempt Jesus as a means of showing the spiritual realm that Jesus's love for and loyalty to God was undeniable?

Matthew 4:1 "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil." I am wondering if God wanted Jesus to be tempted by Satan as a means of showing Satan and the demons, ...
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Why is the Gospel of Luke the only Gospel to claim Jesus was John the Baptist's cousin?

Why is Luke's Gospel the only of the four Gospels to make the assertion that Jesus was the cousin of John the Baptist?
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John 1:18 - “No one has ever seen God” - How do Trinitarians reconcile this scripture with the belief that the Lord Jesus Christ is God?

In John 1:18, it states θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε "No one has ever seen God." Trinitarians believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God [the Son], the second person of the Trinity. That being said,...
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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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The Jews were so offended after Stephen said that he saw Jesus “standing” at the right hand of God in Acts 7:55 that they stoned him. Why? [closed]

Jesus is pictured as "sitting" at the right hand of God, rather than standing, in most of the New Testament. But Stephen saw Jesus "standing" in Acts 7:55. Then in verse 58 they cast him out of the ...
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Jesus death on the cross

Please can you provide me evidences from the Holy Bible that Jesus died on the cross. I.e. eye witness accounts, anyone who said 'Jesus was dead' and there was no doubt in it. Many thanks and go easy
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Has any prominent theologian ever explained why Jesus let a thief be in charge of the money?

From John 12:4-6 we learn that Judas was a thief, but also that he was in charge of the money bag. I've always thought of this as Jesus way of allowing Judas to master it rather than be mastered by ...
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What is the difference between LORD and GOD?

I need to understand whether GOD and LORD is the same or different.
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Why is Jesus' genealogy traced through Joseph?

Why is Jesus' genealogy in Matthew and Luke traced back to David through Joseph if Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit?
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What is the most accurate calculation of Jesus' birth date?

I am trying to develop an accurate historical timeline (expressed on the Gregorian calendar) that includes the events surrounding the annunciation, birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of ...
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Did Jesus wear premium clothes?

In John 19:23, it is said that Jesus clothes were not ripped because they were seamless and woven in one piece from top to bottom. Does that mean Jesus used to wear premium clothes? Since the ...
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How could Jesus get through locked doors?

Since Jesus tomb was empty, he obviously arose in his material body, and throughout the Bible references to shutting the door at night, is the same as us locking the door at night since it is obvious ...
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How does the life of Joseph (son of Jacob) foreshadow the life of Jesus the Messiah?

In theology, there are many things identified in the Old Testament as foreshadowing things in the New. The life of Joseph, the son of Jacob, is one of these that is identified as such the life of ...
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Did the conversion of Paul occur before or after the Ascension?

According to the Bible, the conversion of Paul occurs when he is walking on the road to Damascus and suddenly has an encounter with the resurrected Jesus. My question is, did this encounter occur ...
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What are the predominant Christian views on whether Jesus had to specifically die by crucifixion? Could he have chosen another kind of death?

As I understand it, Jesus was sentenced to die "under Pontius Pilate" and was crucified as punishment. It seems to me that Jesus had no choice but to be crucified. After all, if a criminal is ...
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Jesus called God his own Father, and this is supposed to mean that Jesus is equal with God. Why?

John 5:18 reads as follows: This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself ...
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Why is Christmas on December 25th?

Why was December 25th chosen as the day to celebrate Jesus' birth?