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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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Did Paul give authority over fathers to decide on their marriage?

1 Corinthians 7:36-38 says: But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let ...
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Learning New Testament Greek through Bible verses

I have been searching the internet for hours but the only resource I could discover so far that teaches biblical Greek a bit like I imagine is Little Greek 101: Learning New Testament Greek It's not ...
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Why was Christ's birthday changed?

I have always had issues with the Bible and thought about God but my life is in shambles and everyone keeps telling me to just believe. So I am coming to get help and understand. When looking into ...
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Church Fathers Who Have Commented on Matthew 18:20

Matt. 18:20 (D-R): For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Does anyone know of any Fathers of the Catholic Church whom have commented on this ...
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Defintion(s) of Faith in the Bible?

According to Heb. 11:1-5 (D-R): Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. Does the Bible offer what may be considered to be a definition of faith ...
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Do we know definitively in what order were the letters of James, Peter, John and Jude written?

In the New Testament, in addition to the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, The Acts of the Apostles, and the Epistles written by Paul, there are other letters (epistles) written by James, ...
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Arguments for and against images of God

I am orthodox christian and on my walls I have icons of Jesus and Saints. But theese days I thought of the stature Christ the Redeemer from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and I remembered some words from a ...
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On a Conjecture: "The God of X will be the Son of X"

In an answer given here: On Inferring That the Redeemer Will Spring from the Race of Shem, Paul Chernoch makes the very interesting observation: Going through the ESV, I checked every verse with the ...
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Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until the dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb?

When our Lord died on the Day of Preparation (for the Sabbath) that is Friday, there was an urgency to get his body into the tomb before sunset, because at sunset the sabbath day would begin and any ...
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How did the disciples' view of the messiah evolve?

Numerous miracles and theophanies in the New Testament make clear the Christ was perceived to be divine. A range of epithets were used across the books, such as "Son of the Living God" ...
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Did Jesus cancel the entire old testament laws or just part of it? [closed]

I am always confused regarding the role of the laws of the old testament in Christianity (in common with the main movements). Did Jesus cancel the entire old testament or just part of it? Or maybe he ...
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What's the position of the Catholic Christianity and the new testament regards homosexuality?

What's the position of catholic Christianity regards homosexuality? Does the new testament agree with the old testament approach to homosexuality? The new testament approach appears in Lev (18,22-23): ...
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Has a substantial case been made from the New Testament that burning heretics is against the will of the Spirit?

Heresy is defined by the Roman Catholic Church as "the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith" (...
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According to Roman Catholicism, can the death penalty for heresy be squared with any New Testament teaching?

Much of the background for this question comes from comments and answers to this question: Is the statement "That heretics be burned is against the will of the Spirit." still a statement ...
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What is the perspective of Emanuel Swedenborg and the New Church (Swedenborgian) on Christ's death and resurrection. Does Jesus' blood cover sin?

I have spent time on the website Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life, by Lee & Annette Woofenden, which has articles about some of this information but I cannot find what seems to be a sufficient ...
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Why is there no cross-reference to Deut 5:9-10 on the loving nature of God the Father , in the New Testament?

We read in Deut 5:9-10 : ..for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to ...
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How many different people in the New Testament are called or claim to be "Brothers" or "Sisters" of Jesus?

Regardless of the doctrine of the Perpetual Virginity of Mary acknowledged as dogma by most Christians, which would necessitate a different interpretation of the words "brother" and "...
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What was the Early Church's view on slavery? [duplicate]

Slavery exist in both the Old and the New Testament with God even regulating slavery in the Old Testament (Exodus 21:20-21, Deuteronomy 23:15) and St. Paul advocating for the freeing of slaves saying ...
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What is the evidence for the authenticity of St. Paul’s writings?

Muslims and even some atheists claim that St. Paul’s writings are forgeries, but what is the evidence that the writings of St. Paul are authentic?
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Was "peace be with you" a common greeting in the Early Church?

In the Old and the New Testament "peace be with you" was a common greeting among Jesus Christ and the prophets (Genesis 43:23, Judges 19:20, Luke 24:36, John 20:19) but was "peace be ...
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In what language were the four Gospels and Paul's writings originally written?

I'm an Orthodox Christian and the tradition we believe says that Matthew and John (the Gospel writers) are the same as Matthew and John (two of the original 12 apostles). I know that scholars say that ...
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Are any Classical Hebrew translations of the New Testament based on ancient languages other than Koine Greek?

There seem to be many Hebrew translations of the New Testament, both Classical and Modern. However, most of these seem to be based on some form of the Koine Greek New Testament (whether it be the ...
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Does this quote from Origen prove the Bible is corrupt?

The differences among the manuscripts have become great, either through the negligence of some copyists or through the perverse audacity of others; they either neglect to check over what they have ...
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What is the meaning of "rest in peace" ("RIP")?

According to the New Testament of the Holy Bible, what is the interpretation of the phrase "may his/her soul rest in peace. RIP"?
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Did Mark write for Peter

I have been told that Peter could not read or write. Mark wrote all of Peters’s stories and scriptures. How can I determine if this true?
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What Early Church Father taught that marriage is between a man and a woman?

It is very obvious that marriage biblically is defined as being between one men and women one (Genesis 2:23-24, Matthew 19:5-6, Mark 10:6-8, 1 Corinthians 7:2, Hebrews 17:4) but what Early Church ...
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Is there any evidence of the crucifixion of Jesus outside of the bible?

Muslims believe that Jesus was not crucified but someone instead replaced Jesus Christ during the crucifixion, Surah An-Nisa - 157-167 states that: and for boasting, “We killed the Messiah, Jesus, ...
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A story in the Bible where Jesus tested the faith of a sinner?

I'm looking for a story in the Bible where Jesus put a sinner's faith to the test. I originally heard this story during a Church sermon. It was nearly 4 years ago, and and I'm having trouble figuring ...
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Was the division of the Holy Bible into the Old and New Testaments divinely inspired?

We hear Jesus telling the disciples in John 13:34-35 (NRSVCE): I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone ...
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How do those who deny Jesus' pre-existence explain the large number of verses suggesting it?

Some hold that Jesus did not have literal pre-existence. How do those who believe this then exegetically reconcile it with passages such as John 3:13 "No one has ascended into heaven except the ...
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Does 1 Timothy 2:5 debunk intercession of the saints? [duplicate]

1 Timothy 2:5 says: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Does this mean that intercessions of the saints is not possible since Jesus Christ is the only ...
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According to Protestant New Testament exegetes, did Jesus use figure of speech with respect to the second death in these 2 places in scripture?

If we read John 16:25-30 we know Jesus sometimes spoke figuratively. Jesus even said so Himself. My question is, in 2 places in Scripture is Jesus using the term death figuratively to refer to the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for prohibiting sex outside marriage?

My friend is a Progressive Christian who says that the bible doesn't condemn or even mention sex outside of marriage in the bible. Is this true? If not, what is the Biblical basis for condemning sex ...
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According to the Bible, how should Christian clergy be compensated for their services?

In Mark 6, we read, in part: Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits. 8 ...
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What was the Early Church’s view on socialism? [closed]

I am fundamentally opposed to socialist but I was reading the Bible and came across ‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:32-35, where it says they practiced what looks like socialism. Now the full number of those who believed ...
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Did the Early Church believe in purgatory?

Roman Catholics believe in purgatory, which is a state of purgation in which our soul goes through before entering into the kingdom of God, but are there any Early Church Fathers who believed in the ...
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How did the Early Church Fathers view homosexuality?

How did the Early Church Fathers view the act of homosexuality, did they condemn it or did they interrupt the verses differently than we do, verses such as: You shall not lie with a male as with a ...
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How do proponents of the 'Critical Text' respond to the claim that it preserves an anti-Trinitarian corruption dating from the fifth century?

When Dr Vance Smith, a Unitarian, was appointed to the Committee to revise the Authorised Version, public opinion objected to the appointment and Drs Westcott and Hort (Hort, also, leaning towards ...
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Are there any prophesies in Old Testament which got fulfilled in Jesus, but of which one cannot find a mention in New Testament?

It is said that there are more than 350 prophesies in the Old Testament which got fulfilled in Jesus and of which parallel reference can be found in New Testament. But the Evangelists have not given a ...
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Does the New Testament disregard the Old Testament?

I'm a young and curious believer and I want to know what the link is between the Old Testament and The New Testament. Do the scriptures in the New Testament disregard the teachings of the Old ...
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Did Jesus ever tell jokes or use humor? [duplicate]

The New Testament tells us that Jesus was an exceptional storyteller who used symbolism to spread the Word of God. But did He ever use humor while telling stories? Or in His day-to-day life? Did He ...
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Did the concept of Heaven as the dwelling place of God where the chosen ones join Him for eternity, gradually develop?

We see many instances in the OT in which prominent people die and are gathered to their people, for example: Abraham (Gen 25:8) Ishmael (Gen 25:17 ), Isaac( Gen 35:29). There is no mention of the ...
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Greek or any other language New Testament edition or document(s) predating the Old Latin (Vetus Latina) translation?

I've been told that the Vetus Latina (Old Latin) translation of the New Testament is oldest edition/version of the New Testament texts available to the public. It seems some of the "originals&...
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Where can I find a PDF scan of Rahabi Ezekiel's "Travancore Hebrew New Testament" or "Book of the Gospel Belonging to the Followers of Jesus"?

It is a polemical rabbinic translation of the entire New Testament, allegedly in an uneven and faulty Hebrew, and with a strong anti-Christian bias.
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What NT evidence is there for the idea that the apostle Paul's introductions to his letters were to authenticate his position as an apostle?

One comment in a previous, related question I asked was, "Paul consistently announces himself in some kind of relationship to Jesus as some way of credentialing himself at the beginning of his ...
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When was the New Testament written, and by who?

My question is when the New Testament was written and by whom the New Testament was written? I guess strongly that there had been so difficulty in writing the Bible at that time, because there must ...
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What New Testament events after Pentecost have been claimed to have typological precursors in the Old Testament?

There's quite a bit of good stuff that happened in the early history of the Church after Pentecost, but was any of it predicted in any meaningful way or, to put it a more objective way, do any ...
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Which translation of the bible does this version of the Lord's Prayer come from?

When I was very young, the version of the Lord's Prayer that I was taught went like this: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in ...
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What is the original source of summary of the 10 Commandments, which Jesus quotes in Mtt 22: 35-40?

We read in Lk 10: 25-28 : Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?...
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What is the Biblical basis of the idea that men can be given authority to forgive sins?

This question is inspired by the question What is the Old Testament basis to the idea that only God can forgive sins? What is the Biblical basis (Old or New Testament) for the idea that men can be ...
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