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When Jesus was talking about leaving a gift at the altar, He was speaking to people who understood that He was speaking literally. There was a physical altar in a physical place to which these people brought literal sacrifices commanded by God. What Jesus teaches here is that the Torah descended from higher principles, which established priorities that were ...


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The rationale is that since Jesus preached while the Torah was in effect, His teachings were part of the Torah and were fulfilled by His sacrifice on the cross and are not binding on us. The motivation is to get around something that is condemned by Jesus in His teachings but which is not condemned anywhere else.


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I think what Jesus might have known from traditions alive in His time would count as a Catholic answer, and this is precisely what a retired Catholic Professor of New Testament Studies at Notre Dame, Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J., investigated in his article titled "Jacob Traditions and the Interpretation of John 4:10-26" published in the Catholic Biblical ...


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What does the Catholic Church teach about the significance of reference to Jacob's Well in John 4:12? The Catholic Church does not place any particular significance to the reference of Jacob’s well in the Gospel of St. John. In fact we do not know for sure where the actual well existed. Jacob’s well is only mentioned in John’s Gospel, so biblical ...


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Ken Graham's answer handles one side of your question nicely, but he takes up the problem of "How" the Gospel writers got the information. But you asked, "Why?" If you were the woman at the well, even as sinful as you were, would you approach the well if thirteen strange men were hanging out there? No. They might attack you. Only because Jesus was alone ...


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We know that Jesus said and worked many more miracles than are simply mentioned in the Gospels. St. John’s last words of his Gospel admits as much. 25 Now qthere are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that rthe world itself could not contain the books that would be written. - John 21:25 Just because ...


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