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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Did Jesus work for a living?

At Acts 20:34-35 (NRSVCE) we hear St Paul saying : You know for yourselves that I worked with my own hands to support myself and my companions. In all this I have given you an example that by ...
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Did the virgin Mary worship Jesus? [closed]

I was reading about Jesus Christ and his miraculous birth, and this question came to my mind: Would have or did the virgin Mary worship Jesus, after his birth or after his death (according to those ...
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Was the near-stoning of the adulterous woman something to be considered common practice, or was it strictly to trick Jesus?

I have heard the argument that, in the time of Jesus, stoning and other forms of severe punishment according to the law had basically ceased, and therefore was only seen here to try to trick Jesus ...
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What is an overview of different denominations' beliefs about how Jesus Christ performed miracles? (By the Holy Spirit or by something else?) [closed]

for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same ...
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Why does God say we shouldn't eat Crab & Pork but Jesus says that doesn't really matter

Leviticus 11:7,8 say not to eat pork. Leviticus 11:9 says you can't eat crab / lobster. Jesus says it doesn't matter what you eat. Matthew 15:10,11 NIV: Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “...
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Don't understand the Trinity doctrine [duplicate]

Tried to understand the doctrine deeply and in a broader way than it is taught in school, or presented in Wikipedia. And no one can explain it to me in a simple way for my mind to accept it, How it ...
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Have any Christian theologians discussed whether Jesus resembled Joseph?

Mainstream Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God the Father and Mary, a virgin. So my question is, have any Christian theologians discussed whether Jesus only resemble his mother Mary, or ...
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What are the written signs referred to in John 20:31?

John 20:30-31 30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the ...
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In John 1:45–51, did Jesus prophesy that Nathanael was one of the 144,000 Jews in Revelation 7 and 14?

When Jesus tells Nathanael he will see the heavens opened and angels descending on the Son of man is He referring to simply a declaration of His deity, His baptism and other events where God confirmed ...
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Did Jesus really had to be God for the atonement of sin to work? [closed]

Since only Jesus's nature died in our place (and not his divine nature) as said by some theologians , then how can we be saved by the death of a human, how can the blood of an ordinary human save us? ...
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If A = x and B = x and C = x then why isn't A = B = C? (Trinity) [duplicate]

If A = x and B = x and C = x then why isn't A = B = C? If the son is God (A=x) and the father is God (B=x) and the holy ghost is God (C=x), then why isn't the son = the father = the holy ghost = God (...
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What is mortal sin? Is agression a mortal sin? [duplicate]

What is a mortal sin? Is physical or verbal agression to a family member, father, brother, sister, mother, uncle, cousin, aunt or friend a mortal sin. What are the effects and can it be forgiven and ...
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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 was the most likely method of crucifixion that was used on Jesus?

I'm writing a novel that is meant to be as historically accurate as possible. I haven't gotten that far yet, but I know that Jesus' crucifixion will eventually occur and since the novel revolves ...
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Reason for the references to Christ hundreds of years before first century, in Book of Mormon

A common understanding among Christians is that Jesus "fulfilled the law" because of keeping the Mosaic law perfectly until his sacrificial death. After Jesus fulfilled the law, the animal sacrifices ...
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Since Mormons believe in multiple earth-like planets, do they believe that the “fall” was likewise needed on each of them?

As is brought out in the top-rated answer to this other question, according to Mormon belief there are other inhabited worlds (presumably in our own universe) created by God. The answer refers to the ...
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How do Mormons interpret Psalm 110:1 and Matthew 22:41-45?

Based on the answer to this other question, Mormons believe that Jesus and Jehovah in the Old Testament are one and same person. Also my understanding is that, based on information such as the ...
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How does “Lead us not into temptation” need to be interpreted? [closed]

When we Christians recite the "Our Father", we always say: ... and lead us not into temptation ... From this quote I understand very clearly that God can lead us to temptation thus contradicting ...
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What is the earliest reference to the notion that we killed Jesus?

In this blog post, Catholic professor Edward Feser discusses the Crucifixion: No silly talk here of “Flying Spaghetti Monsters” and the like; Nietzsche, unlike so many of his successors, still had ...
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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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Have there been any Christian writings on the genetics of Jesus? [closed]

Mainstream Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God the Father and Mary, a virgin. From a scientific perspective, this means that he would have had no genetic material provided from a male ...
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Is there any significance to the aside in Luke 23:12, regarding Pilate and Herod?

In Luke 23, Jesus is taken to Pilate and Herod to be tried for his supposed crimes against Rome and the Jews. In verse 12, there's an interesting aside: ¶ And the same day Pilate and Herod were ...
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How does the Swedenborgian Church interpret Psalm 110:1 and Mark 15:34?

This question is about two passages: Psalm 110:1 and Mark 15:34. In Psalm 110:1, King David wrote, according to the KJV: The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine ...
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Did Jesus forgot that he was asked by his disciples where he was going? [closed]

In John 13:36, Peter asks Jesus where he is going: Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow ...
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Has there been any major discussion in Catholicism about whether Christ smiled or laughed?

I recall having heard that there was a major discussion inside the Catholic Church centuries ago about whether Christ laughed or simply smiled in the gospels. This question is not about whether he ...
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Why is Jesus' lineage different in Matthew and Luke? [duplicate]

In Matthew 1, there is a genealogy of Jesus from Abraham to Jesus, but in Luke 3:23-28, there is also a genealogy of Jesus from God to Adam to Jesus, but it's different to Matthews' version. Why? And ...
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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

The first chapter of Matthew traces Jesus' lineage through his father Joseph back to King David through something like 18 generations. But as we know, Jesus was born through the agency of the Holy ...
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What is the historical origin of the “Last Supper” expression?

This is not a question about the meaning (self-explanatory) of the expression, but on its origin. In particular, about who, where, and when. There seems to be nothing about this around. The New ...
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What is the difference between Baptism of Jesus and Baptism of others? [closed]

What is the difference between Baptism of Jesus and Baptism of others? For others it was for repentance of sins. Matthew 3:5-6 NIV 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the ...
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Why is Jesus never portrayed as a child or as a teenager?

Most traditional paintings of Jesus portray him either as an infant or as an adult. However I don't believe any classical authors ever portray Jesus as a child, teenager or a young man. What is the ...

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