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What verses focus on the prophecies that were fulfilled by Jesus being pierced on the cross? [closed]

What are the specific versus that support the prophesy of Jesus' side being pierced on the cross?
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When did Jesus preach from inside a building?

Are there any documents were he preached publicly inside? Is there a map of the points where he talked?
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Which Jesus' movie is shown in this image?

In many music videos in my language, there is a specific movie that clips are taken out of. I have looked in many places but I cannot pinpoint the specific movie. Here are a couple of images from the ...
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Why did Jesus use parables to teach?

At first, Jesus taught by direct instruction and expounding the scriptures. For example, Luke 2:46-47: ​​​46 ​And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the ​​​temple​, sitting in ...
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If Jesus Christ is supposedly part of the trinity how come he didn't even know when the hour would come [duplicate]

If Jesus Christ is supposedly part of the trinity how come he didn't even know when the hour would come? Mark:13:32 "Jesus says, “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels ...
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Do Mormons believe in the Virgin birth taught in the Bible? (LDS)

According to Brigham Young, the second prophet and president of the LDS church: "The birth of the Savior was as natural as the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He ...
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According to a Catholic interpretation of the Bible, was Jesus being glib in Matthew 6:34?

When Jesus says "Sufficient for a day is its own evil," was Our Lord making light of the fact that a lot of bad stuff happens every day? I'm reading this as part of a scripture study with some ...
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What was the amount of bread and wine used when Jesus did communion?

I could imagine that times then were hard and food somewhat scarce. A whole loaf of bread divided equally would be a small meal and a bottle of wine could serve well to wash down the bread. I could ...
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Besides Satan, was Jesus alone in the desert?

If Jesus went to desert alone for forty days and forty nights, how could the apostles write about it?
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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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Does the Catholic Church attempt to explain scientifically any miracles associated with Jesus' time on earth?

Miracles by their very definition defy logical scientific explanation. However human nature is to try to figure a way to explain how something incredible may have occured including what molecular ...
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How do Catholics explain the fact that Jesus is male yet he has no human biological father?

Science states that the mother contributes an X chromosome, while the father contributes either an X or a Y chromosome. If the father contributes a Y chromosome, the fetus will develop into a male (...
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Is it possible for a spirit to eat fish? [closed]

Is it possible for a spirit to eat fish? Then how did Jesus eat fish after his resurrection (Luke 24:43).
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What writing materials did the writers of the Gospels use?

I am wondering what kind of writing materials the writers of the Gospels used to make the original scrolls. I know that papyrus and parchment were used widely at the time.
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If Joseph was Jesus's adoptive father then did Jesus really have David's blood? [closed]

I'm new to this site, but I'm as well searching for answers of several questions I've been facing. Last Monday, I had a question involving the relationship of Jesus and Joseph. So far I know, Joseph ...
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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 did Matthew know that Hosea 11:1 was about Jesus? [closed]

How did Matthew know that Hosea 11:1 was about Jesus? “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. (NIV) Even looking at the context of the verse, I see no clues that ...
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If Jesus' ministry was to the Jews, why did He go to Syria?

Matthew 4:25 (HCSB) says, Then the news about Him spread throughout Syria. So they brought to Him all those who were afflicted, those suffering from various diseases and intense pains, the ...
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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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Are there any buildings standing that Jesus visited? [closed]

I am wondering if there are any buildings that are still standing that Jesus visited. Thanks.
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According to the Catholic Church, why did Jesus walk on water?

Why did Jesus walk on water? In the gospel of Mark we see Jesus walking on water, but why? Is He fulfilling the law? He could have been walking on clouds or flying like an angel around them or any ...
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How did the man with leprosy come into the city?

Anyone with leprosy should stay outside the city until he is clean. Leviticus 13:46 He is to live by himself in a home outside the encampment. With reference with below verses, we see Jesus ...
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Does Jesus' public reading of the Scriptures imply that he had any authority within the religious community?

In Luke 4:17, Jesus reads from the Scriptures during a religious meeting. The passage reads, Luke 4:16-21 (NIV) He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went ...
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If Anger is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, how could Jesus have been angry yet still be sinless? (Catholicism)

Anger is one of the Seven Deadly Sins recognized by the Roman Catholic Church (the origins of which are described at this question). However, Jesus was shown to be angry. He looked around at them ...
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Is there, or was there, a Christian denomination that believes, or believed, that Jesus Christ was “just a normal human”? [closed]

I have met several people that came in contact with Christianity as adults. Their perception is that Christ was a human preacher that voiced his concerns in a time of corruption, abuse by authorities, ...
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Where in the bible is Jesus referred to as Jesus bin Miriam?

I've heard that there is a reference to Jesus as 'Jesus bin Miriam' (may have misspelled Miriam), however I can't find the reference. It may only be in some versions. Any suggestions? Citation: ...
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Why is the Crucifixion said to have been between 30-33 AD, if Jesus was born between 4-6 B.C. and lived to be 33 years old? [duplicate]

Here are the facts as far I know: Jesus must have been born between 4 and 6 B.C. to precede Herod. Jesus's ministry begins when He was about 30 years of age He engages in a 3-3.5 year ministry He ...
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Jesus rejects equality with God - How does this statement reconcile with traditional teachings? [closed]

What does this mean Jesus rejects equality with God? I was always taught Jesus and the Father where separate but equal? Did they mean to say separate but both God but not equal? Well I know of at ...
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Where were the Magi from?

I heard an idea that the Magi that followed the star, came and brought gifts to Jesus, came from Japan. However, the one saying this didn't mention the source. He mentioned the fact that Japanese ...
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What is the Etymology of the Name of Jesus? [duplicate]

What is the origin of Jesus' Name? Is it derived from the Greek god, "Zeus"? Here's some context for my question. At my church this Sunday a woman told me that the name "Jesus " was derived from the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that the Jews rejected their king?

Jews are persecuted and harassed for rejecting their king, yet, Jesus was never anointed by a prophet and set up as a king, and slipped through the crowds not allowing the Jews to make him their king ...
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Was it culturally acceptable for the sinful woman to enter the Pharisee's house to see Jesus?

This is an odd question I know and I'm not very hopeful I'll find a good answer. But has it ever stricken you odd that in Luke 7, the woman who comes to see Jesus just straight walks into the Pharisee'...
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Jesus concealing his identity [closed]

In Mark 8 and Matthew 16 after the feeding of the four thousand Peter declares Jesus as the messiah. Immediately after this Jesus tells his disciples not to reveal his identity. How does this ...
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Help with Verse Identification — 'Jesus has not yet returned because…'

I have a particular verse in mind that I can't seem to remember. The gist is: 'Jesus has not yet returned for the sake of those who have yet to be added to his kingdom...' It's something along those ...
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How do trinitarians explain Luke 4:8, if he's a God himself? [closed]

How do trinitarians explain Luke 4:8, where Jesus responded to Satan's question his request to worship him: Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him ...
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What does the Catholic Church think John the Baptist was referring when making the statement on greatness of Jesus?

John 3:30 (NIV) presents John the Baptist as saying about Jesus: " He must become greater; I must become less.” My question is: What exactly is the Baptist referring to (for example, public ...
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Is there consensus between Christian commentators about how Jesus came to be atop the temple when being tempted by Satan in the wilderness?

After his baptism we read that Jesus went off into the wilderness fasting for 40 days and being tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1-11 NIV: 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to ...
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Why did Jesus wash his disciples' feet? [closed]

What was the meaning of that? I have read about this in the bible on numerous occasions.
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Can I say Jesus' arrival was through conception of the Holy Spirit? [closed]

I am writing an essay. I wrote an sentence like this, Jesus' arrival was prophesied and, moreover, was through the conception of the Holy Spirit. I am not sure whether it makes sense doctrinal sense ...
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What is difference between God and Jesus Christ in Mark 10:17-19? [duplicate]

I have a question about some verses in Bible Mark 10:17-19 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit ...
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Was Jesus a Hindu saint and belong to the religion of Hinduism? [closed]

I am from India and in various newspapers and in different electronic medias, people are arguing that Jesus was a Hindu person. His religion was Hinduism. He was born in Kerala state of country India ...
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What is the biblical basis for a continued illness indicating unforgiven sin? [closed]

Jesus says in Mark 2:9-12 [Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has ...
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According to the Catholic Church, does Jesus condemn those who don't believe?

From the Nicene Creed: I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ ... He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead After reading this today, which appears somewhat to contrast the Creed: ...
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Has the Catholic Church made a list of events in the life of Jesus which took place in fulfillment of prophecies of the Old Testament?

There appears to be a number of events in the life of Jesus which took place in order to fulfill one prophecy or other of the Old Testament, but are not specifically quoted as such by the evangelists. ...
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According to Catholicism, does the depositum fidei include the proper interpretation of scriptures about Jesus?

While walking on a road from Jerusalem to Emmaus, two disciples encountered a man whom they later recognized to be the risen Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ then, "beginning at Moses and all ...
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How are the broken bones in the Shroud of Turin seen to be consistent with the bones of Jesus not being broken?

Many Christians believe that the Shroud of Turin is authentic. Recent research demonstrates how two nails pierced the right foot of Jesus, and the first nail actually went through his heel bone. ...
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Relationship between Mary/Elizabeth or Jesus/John?

How were Mary and Elizabeth related, outside of the obvious of being of the children of Abraham. Mary was of the tribe of Judah, and Elizabeth would have been a Levite. How could Mary and Elizabeth ...
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Do Jehovah's witnesses believe that Jesus appeared in the Old Testament?

Many Christian teachers as far back as the early church fathers have taught it was Jesus that appeared to Abraham before destroying Sodom and Gammorah, wrestled with Jacob in the dessert, and appeared ...
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Baptism in the New Testament [closed]

Why was Jesus baptized in the New Testament? Moreover, why does baptism even exist in the New Testament? After reading the old it seems it is not present anywhere.
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Did Jesus really go to “hell”? [closed]

There are several sayings that "Jesus went to 'hell' after His death to save the then present people in hell". I do find it hard to believe this. A few questions then conjure themselves to mind that "...

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