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Well spotted. I think you are onto something here. The number seven is popular in John's Gospel. There are seven signs, seven "I am" sayings, the woman at the well had five husbands plus one who was not her husband, so the One sitting at the well waiting for her is her seventh Husband, the Seventh Man in her life, her perfect Man and Husband. This will ...


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Surely it means simply when I am lifted up on the cross of crucifixion. In the same Gospel of John he is quoted as saying two things about being "lifted up": And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. (John 3:14) and When you have lifted up the Son of ...


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Summary John used "night" seven times, most likely as an allusion to creation and to reinforce the theme of light and darkness central to the Gospel. The uses have been distributed throughout the work following the principles of a chiasm in order to highlight this use: But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” (John 11:...


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The Bible informs us that Paul was a powerful orator and we have evidence of the impact of his public speaking, for example as recorded in Acts 17:16-34. However, there is no “evidence” that Paul, having written or dictated letters to the various churches scattered throughout Italy, Greece and Asia, then stood up in the church and delivered his message like ...


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How do the Jehovah’s Witnesses understand Hebrews 1? The Jehovah’s Witnesses understand Hebrews Chapter One as an affirmation that the Son of God occupies an intervening rank between the angelic orders and that of Jehovah the Creator within the celestial hierarchy, and that the Son is our ransom sacrifice. The Watchtower Society teaches with regard to ...


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“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell [or Hades] shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). I found an article that answers this question, part of which says this: In ancient times, cities were surrounded by walls with gates, and in battles the gates of these cities would usually be the first ...


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The original Hebrew is only two words: "מִבֶּטֶן שְׁאֹול", one meaning "out of the belly" and the other "grave". Some versions translate the latter word as "Hell", but most leave it alone as "Sheol". Today's English Version isn't really a translation of the Bible though. It is a paraphrase. Its original purpose was to provide a Bible that is very easy ...


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Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion ? It... doesn't. At the famous wedding of Cana in Galilee, Christ literally made water into wine (John 2). One and a half millennia prior to that, Moses literally turned water into blood (Exodus 7). The Scriptures may indeed be laden with metaphors, but, then again, they also abound in miracles. The main ...


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This word shows authority. Jesus is an "ambassador" talking to us about God's kingdom. Jesus was fulfilling God's purpose here on earth. He was on a mission. Jesus has said many times that he does not speak on his own authority but for the one who sent him. John 12:49. John 8:42. John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. We understand ...


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first answer. :) From my understanding so far of the scriptures, this verse is talking about the burnt, meat & drink offerings of the old testament ordinances That is why he's mentioning Drink and Food, and Holydays, New Moons & Sabbaths, compare with Ezekiel 45:17 It will be the duty of the prince to provide the burnt offerings, grain offerings ...


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