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Did Paul remain a Jew even after his conversion?

I'll offer a response broken into 2 sections: Was Paul a Jew? If yes, what kind of Jew? 1. Was Paul a Jew? There is a risk here of imposing anachronisms on Paul: we are accustomed to thinking of ...
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Question regarding the name of the Father

Consider English Translation of “JESUS” | Collins Portuguese-English Dictionary: Language Spelling American English Jesus /dˈʒizəs/ Arabic ﻲَﺳُﻮﻋ Brazilian Portuguese Jesus Chinese 耶稣 Croatian ...
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Did Paul remain a Jew even after his conversion?

It is certainly true that "Paul had a very remarkable role in shifting the Christian faith into a more Gentile and independent religion rather than enforcing Mosaic laws." However, the ...
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What is the origin of the Pharisees and Sadducees?

Finding information on the origins of the Pharisees and the Sadducees has proved difficult. There are claims from the Pharisees that their origins stem from the time of Moses and the establishment of ...
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Are there references in the gospels that confirm or deny the dual eternal resurrections of both the wicked and righteous souls in the Talmud?

Are there any references in the Gospels that confirm or deny the dual eternal resurrections of both the wicked and righteous souls in the Talmud? I believe there is at least one clear Gospel reference ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

This is all I could glean from "scholarly sources" about this matter. First, under the heading "Biblical Concept of Salvation", this Catholic source shows a change in view after ...
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How did the disciples' view of the messiah evolve?

The idea of the disciples doing a "check-the-box exercise" when Jesus began his ministry, in order to decide if they would believe him to be the foretold Messiah, did not seem to even enter ...
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Does Catholic Church believe that Jews suffered because of the curse of their forefathers at Matthew 27:25?

If you want to know what the Catholic Church believes, and not what some Catholics may or may not believe in any time in history, it is always best to look into the official documents of thee Church ...
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What reason is there to believe that 1st C Jews thought that being the Son of God = God?

The reasons are detailed in John chapter 8, from verse 12 to verse 59. There is far too much there to do justice to here, but those 47 verses show the debate between Jesus and some 1st century Jewish ...
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How did the disciples' view of the messiah evolve?

At the time in question there was no Old Testament canon, nor were rabbinical teachings codified. Many scriptures circulated that did make it into the OT. Among these were many messianic prophecies, ...
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How did the disciples' view of the messiah evolve?

OP: why the disciples were able to accept Christ as Messiah while not undertaking the rigorous check-the-box exercise that they were most likely at least familiar with? The Gospels are filled with ...
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Could the messiah be adopted into the lineage of David like Jesus and if no why?

The key verse in my opinion is 2 Samuel 7:12 which I put below from many English language versions. These conclusively prove that the Messiah had to be a biological descendant of David. Mary is not ...
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Could the messiah be adopted into the lineage of David like Jesus and if no why?

The genealogy connection of Jesus to David was something that was proved when the records actually existed and mattered more. It was proven two thousand years ago to those that had direct records to ...
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Has any comparative study been made on Jewish and Islamic perceptions of Christianity?

My previous answer touched on how Rabbinic Judaism views Islam and Christianity. You have now asked for the Islamic perception of Christianity, and how they stand against Talmudic viewpoints. Talmud ...
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Has any comparative study been made on Jewish and Islamic perceptions of Christianity?

Introduction: It was not until the Middle Ages that the status of Christianity (and of Islam) as a rival religion was considered from the Jewish point of view. Today, on the scholarly level, there ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

Acts 2:47 says : " And the Lord added to the church day by day, those who were being saved ". As such, joining the church itself meant that one was saved. On my side of the planet, converts ...
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What caused radical shift in Protestant disposition toward Jews between Martin Luther and today?

This shift has been mostly or entirely the consequence of dispensationalism, which was generally unheard of prior to the 19th century when it was popularized by John Darby. There is some argument ...
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Did Paul remain a Jew even after his conversion?

Did Paul remain a Jew after his Conversion? Before Before his conversion, Paul was an ethnic Jew, raised in the culture of first century Judaism (rabbinism). He ate kosher food, refrained from contact ...
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Are there references in the gospels that confirm or deny the dual eternal resurrections of both the wicked and righteous souls in the Talmud?

Luke 14:14 says "thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just", confirming the first group. There are no Gospel scriptures that confirm an eternally conscious resurrection for ...
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Is the context of Mark 7:19 eating bread without ceremonial handwashing (Ref. Mark 7:1, Matt 15:2) or about unclean animals?

How do Christians reconcile … ? There are many denominations within nominal Christianity. Not all of them disagree with you. NLT has: They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation? 15 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, ...
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What reason is there to believe that 1st C Jews thought that being the Son of God = God?

The Son of God reference was definitely not unique, but can be applied to all children of God, to angels, etc. However, you are looking from the context of Messiah/Christ's title, Son of God. In that ...
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Had Jesus formally been given authority to preach in the synagogue?

In Jesus' time, attendance in the synagogue on the Sabbath would have been a standard practice for most Jewish men living in towns such as Nazareth. So, to your first question, yes, very relevant. The ...
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