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The second part of the Christian Biblical canon, dealing with the life of Jesus and the teachings and history of the early church. Could also refer to the new covenant.

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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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Where do the writings of John place chronologically according to preterists?

Under the preterist view that all of John’s writings we're completed prior to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, where would they be placed chronologically in the New Testament canon?
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Did Erasmus use Codex Basilensis for his Novum Instrumentum omne?

I am looking for a definitive answer to whether or not Erasmus used Codex Basilensis 'A. N. III. 12 (07 on the list Gregory-Aland) — the four Gospels in Greek in uncial letters; 8th century' in his ...
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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Rev 17 and 18?

At the time of Daniel, Rome was not yet powerful and known, but at the time of St. John at Patmos. So why it is referred to as Babylon by many Christians.
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Why did Jesus said she is come to anoint my body to the burying?

What is the significant of Burying . In Hebrew tradition anoint of oil will be done to dead person in their grave.
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Recommendations for Ancient Greek NT “versions”

What are some methods I can use to look for and find an Ancient Greek Bible that I can buy and use? My goal is to find one that would be as accurate as possible to the manuscripts. If my use of "...
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Is Hell, the Lake of Fire & the Bottomless Pit all the same place? [closed]

For what reason is there for a new prison of the damned if there already is one in Sheol? Is it possible they all speak of the same place, just having multiple names for different points in scripture?...
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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 Christianity allow for believing on someone else's behalf?

In 1 Corinthians 7, verse 14 (ESV) we can read: 14 For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your ...
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Take your cross, how do evangelicals do this in practice - Matthew 10:38

What does picking up your cross look like practically speaking for evangelicals? What does picking up your cross mean in every day life? ——————————— I’ve read the related questions to this verse “...
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What is the original explanation Christian Scholars gave for Jewish prophecies not being fulfilled?

What is the original explanation Christian Scholars gave for these Jewish prophecies not being fulfilled? A. Build the Third Temple (Ezekiel 37:26-28). B. Gather all Jews back to the Land of ...
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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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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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John 3:16 vs 1 John 2:15

Why does the bible say in John 3:16 that "For God so loved the world" but 1 John 2:15 says "Love not the world". If God Himself loved the world, why shouldn't we love the world?
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Is there a translation of the Bible into Hebrew that is based on the LXX+NT?

What I mean by my question is this: Has the Septuagint and the Greek New Testament both been translated into Hebrew and put together in one volume?
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Jehovah's Witnesses and Shunning Reconciled with New Testament

Jehovah's Witnesses shun people who fall foul of scriptural law, Jehovah’s Witness kids grow up knowing that if they ever mess up, their parents will leave them — and that’s scary (quote from ...
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How many letters might Paul have written over his career?

How many letters might Paul have written over his 30+ years as an Apostle? For example, if one expects that he wrote one letter a month, that would suggest 300-400 letters. I'm curious if there is ...
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What did Christian authors of the 7th - 15th centuries say about the Muslim claim of Gospels being direct revelations from God?

According to the Quran, God revealed the Gospels (which it calls Injeel) to Jesus, just like He revealed the Quran to Muhammad, and Torah to Moses, but the New Testament doesn't have any books that ...
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Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of the previous covenants necessary for salvation today?

Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of the previous covenants necessary for salvation today? To those who wants a longer wording: Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of ...
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Was the covenant with Adam suspended or replaced by the covenant with Noah?

I am a new Christian who just started reading the Bible and just read the first few books in one sitting, and I have a lot of questions. Before I ask them all, I would like to ask just one question, ...
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What is chronologically the last mention of redemption in the Bible? [closed]

What is chronologically the last mention of redemption in the Bible?
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Where can I find the 5800 Greek NT Manuscript copies? [closed]

How do we know 5800 is a correct figure if we can't even locate these manuscripts? How reliable is this figure? Which libraries in which countries in the world hold these manuscripts? Who first found ...
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How do Christians justify worshiping someone who kills naive children/innocent beings? [closed]

For example, in the Old Testament, Jehovah sends two bears to maul 42 children to death when some of them mocked one of his followers: "[23] And he went up from thence to Bethel: and as he was going ...
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When did the term “New Testament” first come into usage?

While reading William Bridge's, "The Wounded Conscience Cured," (1642) I came across Bridge's usage of the term "New Testament" : "And in the New Testament, Romans 13.1..." -William Bridge, "...
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Why did Swedenborg accept any New Testament books?

Based on this question we see that Swedenborg denied most of the New Testament as being divinely inspired. Swedenborg did not reject the rest of the books of the Protestant Bible. He considered ...
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What did Protestant reformers think about the date and authorship of the New Testament?

Biblical scholars state that the different books of the New Testament were written between 49 and 120 AD, approximately. This means - rather uncontroversially - that the activity of the Church (i.e. ...
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How many times does the New Testament quote the Old Testament?

I found this resource [1] that lists all the references to Genesis found in the New Testament, and it made me curious if there is a list of all Old Testament quotes found in the New Testament. Have ...
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Who were the eyewitnesses mentioned by name who were still living to the audience of the book/letter in question?

My wife and I are wracking our Brains, and we cannot remember where the reference is or who the reference is about, but there is somewhere in the New Testament that mentions people who were ...
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Where does the thought 'we were not even fit to eat the crumbs from under your table' originate, in the Anglican communion service?

Does anyone know if there is a scripture reference for this, if not what is the thinking behind it?
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Is Any New Testament Book Undisputed In Its Authorship?

It seems as though every time I turn around, I find that "the majority of scholars" doubt this person wrote this gospel or letter. It seems as though no book of the NT is immune to this doubting and ...
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Question on “The Forged Origins of the New Testament” and Josephus

Does anyone have an apologetic response to this website? The forged origins of the New Testament Basically, here the author claims that Constantine gathered up all the manuscripts and burned all ...
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Was casting out of demons done in the Old Testament by any Prophets or was it started in the New Testament?

Was casting out of demons done in the Old Testament by any Prophets or was it started in the New Testament?
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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 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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Did St. Paul ever claim prophethood?

Much of Christianity is based on St. Paul's writings. Did Saul of Tarsus ever claim to be a prophet of God anywhere in the new testament?
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Are there explicit statements in the New Testament about the purpose of life?

Is the purpose of life directly and explicitly addressed in the New Testament? Most of the citations I found are implicit at best.
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Biblical era gesture signifying peace between two parties? [closed]

I am working on a painting set in the Biblical era which shows a military group confronting another group. I am trying to find a gesture which the leader of one army would make to indicate that they ...
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Why did no New Testament books mention AD70? [duplicate]

My full question is; which of the New Testament books were written after AD70? Assuming there are several, why did none of them mention the 'earth-shattering' events of AD70? The destruction of 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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Do protestants believe that the New Testament is the final covenant?

Do Protestants believe that the New Testament is the final covenant/testament? For example, many branches which built off Christianity believe the Bible is not complete and requires another revelation/...
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Do Pentecostals include the Old Testament in their Bible? Or do they only follow the New Testament? [closed]

I have a church near my home, and it's called the New Testament church. So, just wondering if their Bible doesn't have the Old Testament.
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Hebrew New Testament with cantillation marks

Hebrew manuscripts of the Hebrew Tanakh feature taʿamim or “cantillation marks” incorporated by the Masoretes. Are there any Hebrew translations of the New Testament that feature cantillation marks?
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Is there any doubt among New Testament scholars that “and then to the Twelve” in 1 Corinthians 15:5 refers to an appearance to a group?

Just to be clear, this isn't a question about whether there were ten, eleven, or twelve in the group, but rather how certain we are, perhaps based on the syntax of the original Greek, that "and then ...
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How do we know that Judas was a “wealthy landowner”?

In an interview that the New York Times had with the author Amos Oz, there is a mention of Oz's interest in the New Testament, "which began when he was a 16-year-old, living on a kibbutz and spending ...
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What is the Biblical basis for believing God is the same throughout the Old and New Testament?

My first ever question here is: What is the Biblical basis for believing that God is the same throughout the Old and New Testaments, especially when one might struggle to reconcile the apparent ...
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What is the basis for the belief among some Protestants that Christ's teachings do not apply to us today?

I have seen some Protestants arguing that Christ's teachings in the Gospels don't apply to us; that they were applicable only to the Jews, the immediate audience, since the new covenant did not begin ...
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Is repenting the same as it always has been or do we in the New Covenant repent in a new way? (Roman Catholic perspective)

In Judaism you repent to get back to "normal" or back to God. Another reason is to stop the consequence of sin. So you have Thesuva (repenting) for a week before Yom kippur in order that God will ...
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Why doesn't the Gospel of Peter, who was given the keys to the kingdom of heaven, lead the new testament? [closed]

St Peter was the first to recognise Jesus as Lord. He was the only desciple to be given the keys to the kingdom of heaven. 1 Chorinthians 15:5 says that the resurrected christ came to him first and ...
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Do any church fathers directly connect “speaking in tongues” with anything other than existing human languages?

One of the arguments made by those who believe that the gift of speaking in tongues has ceased (cessationists) is that the "tongues" spoken of in both Acts and 1 Corinthians 12–14 are "real" human ...
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Did any ancient source believe in more than four gospels?

I'm listening to a lecture series by Dale Martin (Professor of Religious Studies, Yale), and he makes the passing claim that during development of the New Testament canon there were some who thought ...