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According to those holding that Lazarus was literally raised from the dead, why did Matthew, Mark, and Luke not mention it?

Commentators give a number of explanations for the silence of the Synoptists on the raising of Lazarus: To protect Lazarus from persecution Differing source material Distinct criteria for what to ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

When you say that Someone made the claim that God's revelation is progressive, I’m assuming that you are referring to our conversation. Allow me to offer some thoughts on your statement of: That may ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

tl/dr: The purpose of Genesis 1-9 is quite clear: to teach us where we came from, why our world is a mess, and why we need a savior. If you missed that part I suggest you go back and read it again :) ...
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What evidence does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offer regarding claims of degradation of Biblical texts?

As noted in the OP, this is a very extensive subject. I'll offer a very high-level overview of key points, and then drill down specifically on one example. Scriptural teachings The most well-known ...
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Why did God allow for the original Biblical manuscripts to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

"the modern Bibles are bounded (sic) to have contradictions because of copyist errors and translation errors." The premise of the question is insubstantial. I am assuming the question ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

why include elements that are factually wrong but appear to make no difference I wanted to provide a less controversial example of when Jesus does exactly this. Matthew 13:31-32, NIV translation: He ...
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How come Good and Evil fruit brought from same tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden?

Thanks for asking. There are some important principles here. First it is important to understand that in Matthew 7 Jesus is not talking about trees. He is using trees as a metaphor for people. To try ...
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How many New Testament Manuscripts do we have from the period between the first century and the fourth century?

How many early New Testament manuscripts do we have? You ask about the first four centuries, until about 400 AD. I am inclined to initially answer through 300 AD, because I believe that period is ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

Well I got a few different answers to your general question. I will note that your assumption about history is right. I myself am an old Earth Creationist and read a wonderful article from a Old ...
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According to those holding that Lazarus was literally raised from the dead, why did Matthew, Mark, and Luke not mention it?

I believe it is simply because when Matthew, Mark and Luke wrote their respective Gospels, Lazarus was still a living testimony to Christ having raised him to life. They had no need to mention the ...
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Besides Satan, was Jesus alone in the desert?

It's not written in any of the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) that Jesus was alone. Someone in a comment below prior to this edit referenced a hymn called "Jesus walked this lonesome valley" ...
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How is the historical accuracy of the Bible defended?

For those who have grown up in the church or around the Bible for many years, giving a defense of the origins and reliability of the Bible is something they have not really looked into. As you know, ...
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How is the George Lamsa translation of the Bible (from Aramaic) viewed by Evangelical scholars?

The Bible scholars involved in the translating of the English Standard Version say this: Acts 20:28 (ESV): “to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.” Refers to the blood ...
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What are the most challenging objections to the divine inspiration of the Bible?

"What are the most challenging objections . . . ? " After over half a century of reading and studying and meditating on the holy scriptures (Genesis to Revelation, 66 books, TR/KJV/YLT/EGNT)...
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Why did God allow for the original Biblical manuscripts to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

Because humans are stupid. If we had an original manuscript we would treat it like the Snake that Moses lifted up and worship it. Hezekiah had to have it melted down. Thus it's really better we don't ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

Let me give another answer which doesn't directly address the "What does it mean?" question does answer the related "Why would God write a metaphorical creation story?" The reason ...
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What are the claimed instances of contradictions and omissions in the Bible the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has identified?

The question refers to plain and precious truths that were removed from the Bible before the earliest manuscript copies we have access to, as described here: they have taken away from the gospel of ...
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What are the claimed instances of contradictions and omissions in the Bible the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has identified?

The OP source references some of the omitted scripture: The Bible itself speaks of other authoritative books of scripture, including books of Nathan the prophet and of Jehu and Enoch, the prophecy of ...
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Why did God allow for the original Biblical manuscripts to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

It is unarguable that no autographs of either the Hebrew, or the Greek scriptures have been discovered. Those, however, contain only written words, but this question invokes Matthew 24:35, which ...
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Why did God allow for the original Biblical manuscripts to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

There are a number of practical reasons why the original texts - the very first copies that were written down by the original bible writers - would not have survived, as well as some scriptural ...
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Atheist Arguments

Atheists and sceptics have plenty arguments against the existence of Jesus, the divinity of Jesus, the resurrection of Jesus and even arguments that the early Christians were not persecuted. There ...
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How do Bible scholars view the accuracy and reliability of the Aleppo Codex?

The Aleppo Codex is a bound manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, written by scribes called Masoretes in Tiberias, Israel, around 930 C.E. They surfaced in Aleppo, Syria, sometime in the second half of the ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

Let's start by jumping ahead to the New Testament. In Galatians 4:22-24, Paul writes (NIV): 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23 ...
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Were New Testament writers infallible when they wrote Scripture?

Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Let's be careful about the usual meaning of those 3 technical terms as they are generally used in Christianity, with different shades of meaning according to the ...
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How can the gospels use omniscient narration?

The "omniscient narrator" style is not unique to the Gospels/Acts; it is abundant in ancient Roman, Greek, and Jewish writing (e.g. Tacitus, Dio Cassius, Thucydides, Josephus, all over the ...
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What are the claimed instances of contradictions and omissions in the Bible the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has identified?

To supplement the answers already provided, I'll provide details on one specific, meaningful case of omission. I'll quickly highlight other examples and then provide some general background. Baptism ...
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Do the notes in the NABRE accurately reflect the Catholic Church's understanding of biblical inerrancy?

The footnote apparatus in the NABRE consists mainly of philology, that is describing how the extant text developed into what we have today. Mixed within are some details regarding Catholic doctrine, ...
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Is there any true evidence for any miraculous event written in the bible?

In your recent question about human thought you speak of a realm in which physics does not apply. And you speak of communication to, and perhaps from, this other realm. I call this the realm of spirit....
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Where is the reference in the Bible that Jesus preached for three and a half years?

In support of what Mac's Musings has already submitted, I found an article that I have quoted below in full (with permission). According to Luke 3:1, John the Baptist began his ministry in the 15th ...
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