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Just because it's called the Book of Enoch doesn't mean it's written by him. It's considered one of Pseudopigraphical book, literally "false attribution" (See: Pseudepigrapha (Wikipedia). The subsequent description was taken from the IVP Dictionary of New Testament Background, Entry: Enoch, Books Of. 1 Enoch consists of 5 distinct compositions: Book of ...


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The consensus of modern scholarship is well described in the wikipedia article to which the question refers. Most scholars are committed to a view that the Old Testament for the most part contains myth possibly to bolster/justify Jewish claims on the land of Israel. Many are also committed to the Wellhausen Documentary Hypothesis or similar derivatives. ...


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Were birthdays celebrated by believers? The answer would turn on one's definition of "celebrate". Does "celebrate" mean only the inclusion of cake, ice cream, balloons, streamers, presents, friends, and family singing songs, showing pictures, opening presents, pinning the tail on the donkey, and blowing out candles? Or how "celebrate" means only about ...


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See: What Does "Bible" Mean and How Did it Get That Name? Origin of the word: The word Bible itself is simply a transliteration of the Greek word bíblos (βίβλος), meaning "book." So the Bible is, quite simply, The Book. However, take a step further back and the same Greek word also means "scroll" or "parchment." Of course, the first words of ...


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This is a quite fascinating question, where we can speculate to our hearts' content! First, it must be pointed out that the New Living Translation you have quoted is dogmatic in its assertion that it was "about noontime". The text merely states it was "at about the sixth hour". Commentators point out it is very difficult to know if John's Gospel means the ...


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You ask, how did scripture get the name Bible? Etymology: Middle English Bible "the Bible," from early French Bible (same meaning), from Latin biblia (same meaning), from Greek biblia (plural) "books," derived from Byblos, ancient city in Phoenicia from which the Greeks imported papyrus. - Bible (Student Dictionary) Here is a brief extract from a ...


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And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. Luke 4:16 KJV. Luke records that it was Jesus' custom to attend synagogue on the sabbath in the town where he had been brought up by Joseph and Mary, and to read from the scripture in public. Once ...


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Although Jesus didn't write about the Bible (which at that time would of course be just the Old Testament), He did teach about it. In addition to the specific quotations listed in Ruminator's answer, there's Luke 24:27 about the discussion on the road to Emmaus: Beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the ...


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TL;DR: An Anglican is neither then nor today permitted to be godparent at a Catholic baptism. The then actual Code of Canon Law 1917 (Codex Iuris Canonici, CIC) says: Can. 765 CIC/1917 Ut quis sit patrinus, oportet: [...] 2° Ad nullam pertineat haereticam aut schismaticam sectam, [...]; (my translation) can. 765 In order to be ...


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The earliest reference I can find to individuals confessing their faith in Christ and asking to be baptised (as an adult believer) thereby making a personal choice, dates back to the early 16th century when the Anabaptists rejected infant baptism and went about re-baptising adults who had previously been baptised as infants: The early Anabaptists ...


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From the Bible, we can be pretty sure that Jesus was not born on December 25. Late September or early October, perhaps even on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, is the most likely time. Here is an part of an essay written elsewhere, in which I summarized the birth date: Though it seldom snows there, December in Jerusalem is a cold and wet time. ...


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A simple text search of the Bible on BibleGateway returns 3 references in the King James Version: And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. -- Genesis 40:20 But when Herod's birthday was kept,...


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What was the language that Enoch spoke and did the Book of Enoch get written 3000 years BC and is there any proof or carbon dating of that? Let us start with what language Enoch possible spoke. There is no firm proof of what language Enoch actually spoke. But several hypotheses do exist. One possible hypothesis comes from what else Wikipedia: The ...


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The emphasis on individual choice may not be a distinctly Protestant characteristic, but it is certainly a biblical one. In both the New- and Old Covenants the biblical truth is that human choice is an important element in each true believer's faith walk, regardless of denomination or lack thereof. Joshua's words ring just as true today as they did when ...


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The basic assumption, "I'd imagine that if Christ directly taught the doctrine of the Real Presence, then one of the Gospels would have recorded it. So given that fact that it isn't directly taught, let us assume for the sake of argument that Christ did not explicitly teach this doctrine.", should be changed to "Since scripture depicts Jesus directly ...


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The Bible gives no information on the birth date of Jesus. So we do not know if Jesus' birth date was December 25 and any date is speculation. However, the Bible is clear that Jesus was born and so it is appropriate to accept that as fact. While some condemn the practice of celebrating His birth at the time of Christmas, failing to recognize the event as ...


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One example is omitted by the other answer (argument from silence inherent therein notwithstanding). Job 1:4-5 And his sons would have a feast every man on his [birth]day at his own house, and would call for their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And when the days of the feast were concluded, Job would sanctify them, rising early in the morning ...


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According to catholic-hierarchy.org Carlo Maria Viganò was ordained as priest of the diocese of Pavia on 24th of March 1968. So he was a (normal) diocesan priest before becoming bishop and is no member of any order.


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What happened to the Sarum rite? This is one of those questions that got played out in a truly misfortunate way when it comes to the Sarum Rite or more accurately the Sarum Usage. The Sarum Rite or more accurately the Sarum Use of the Latin Rite was in reality a variation of the Roman Rite in use in England from at least the 8th century until 1559, when it ...


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It is hugely wrong to suppose that there existed poor levels of sophistication in the ancient civilisations before the Roman/Greek era especially when it comes to calculations of the length of the year. If we accept the Bible's own testimony, then the Pentateuch was written by Moses who died 1406 BC, having been very well educated in Egypt. At the time of ...


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How has Roman Catholic Confession changed throughout the centuries? I know that this question deals with the 16th century on, but I would like to give a little background first. According to the Council of Trent, the consensus of all the Fathers always understood that by the words of Christ just cited, the power of forgiving and retaining sins was ...


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I ran across mention of this letter and did some sleuthing. I have no idea where the claims to copies being in various libraries came from, but I did manage to track down its publication in English. It's printed in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 8. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916.) ...


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The Bible tells us everything we need to know about the 12 disciples who were initially appointed by Jesus to follow him. Their experiences are described in the four Gospels and additional insights are to be found in the Acts of the Apostles. However, for more information, try this: Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur published by Christian Book.com ...


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According to J. De Ghellinck, "Pierre Lombard," DTC 12, 2 (1935), cols. 1941–2019., Bishop Lucensis commended Peter Lombard, who was from a poor family, to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, who wrote a "note of recommendation" (billet de recommandation)* for Peter Lombard to the Abbot of St. Victor, in which he called Peter Lombard a "vir venerabilis" ("venerable ...


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According to the Bible, Abraham was born 2166 BC, and died 1991 BC, starting from well-established dates. The reign of King Solomon began 971 BC. (See "Mysterious numbers of the Hebrew Kings" by Edwin Thiele.) (You could also use 587 BC for destruction of Jerusalem by Babylonians, and the year of Ezekiel 40:1 (14th after destruction of city), together ...


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The scourging of Jesus happened immediately after Barabbas had been released, so it would have been about 7 or 8 am on Friday morning. When harmonizing between the book of John, and the synoptic gospels, it is necessary to bare in mind that John used 'Roman time' and the others used 'Jewish time.' So, the following references show "the 6th hour" (roman) ...


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Could December 25 as the birthday of Jesus have come from Pagan influences? It is always possible, but traditions says otherwise. We apply the name of Christmas to the forty days which begin with the Nativity of our Lord, December 25, and end with the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, February 2. It is a period which forms a distinct portion of the ...


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What is the meaning of the stained glass above the altar at Votivkirche in Wien with the Portuguese Quinas on it? The Portuguese Quinas or Coat of arms of Portugal (1481-present) can be seen in the Votive Church in Austria known as Votivkirche. It can be be seen in Vienna, Austria. This is a votive church and as such was constructed in order to fulfill a ...


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