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The traditional answer is that Luke gives Mary's ancestry, while Matthew gives Joseph's. Traditional Christian scholars (starting with Africanus and Eusebius) have put forward various theories that seek to explain why the lineages are so different, such as that Matthew's account follows the lineage of Joseph, while Luke's follows the lineage of Mary. … ...


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Is Luke 3 the genealogy of Joseph? In a word, no. That Matthew's Gospel gives an account of Joseph's genealogy as is clear: And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ (Matthew 1:16). The Old Testament tells us that the Messiah will be a descendant of David: I will set up your seed after you, who will ...


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If "The Lord God will do nothing, but He revealth His secret unto His servants the prophets" Amos 3:7. What is the prophecy referenced in these verses? "When the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His son... "(Gal 4:4) "Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of ...


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I think it's just to give emphasis of the story. First, it certainly wasn't an impossible thing to happen. The road from Jerusalem to Jericho is a long and desolated one. Surely robbers had plenty of time to do what they wanted, and since clothe was valuable, why not steal it? Moreover, there are several too familiar references in the New Testament about ...


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According to the Catholic Church, did Jesus have faith or hope? It is the common opinion of the greatest theologians of the Catholic faith and Sacred tradition that Our Lord Jesus Christ enjoyed the beatific vision from the moment of his conception and as a result did not have need of faith or hope. The question of the knowledge of Jesus is a reflection ...


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What is meant by the expression that Jesus came in the fullness of time? In the Extraordinary Form of the Catholic liturgy, we can glean some of its’ meaning from the office of prime, when the readings of the martyrology are read for the next day. In the year, from the creation of the world, when in the beginning God created Heaven and Earth, five, ...


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There are some things about Jesus divinity which need be understood in consideration of your question. We must first understand that when we subscribe to the concept of the Trinity; we are accepting that Jesus is a third part of God. The other two parts of God being the Father and the Holy Ghost. Angels are not creatures with free will as are Mankind. Angels ...


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Jesus' main purpose in coming to earth was to die on the cross in order to redeem mankind from their sins. He attests to this in a number of places in the Bible, and other writers of scripture also say this. Therefore to have Michael or any other archangel rescue Jesus would be to go against the wishes of God the Father - which Jesus, in his obedience, did ...


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The fulness of the time refers to the 70 weeks of Daniel coming to completion. The Greek includes the word for "the", a definite article. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Gal 4:4 Fulness refers to completion, a filling up. Hence we look for some reference to that event. Seventy ...


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Which Christian denominations believe Jesus is buried in Japan? The short answer is that no Christian denomination believe in this myth. The Tomb of Jesus Christ in Shinzo, Japan has nothing to do with the Kakure Christians of Nagasaki (of 1865) in Japan. The Kakure Christians of Nagasaki were in fact hidden Catholics living in secret due to persecution. ...


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Galatians 4:1-3 gives us a clue as to what verse 4 means. I’m quoting from the New Living Translation Study Bible because it makes it very easy to understand: Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own ...


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The alleged burial site of Jesus in Japan has no connection with the Kakure Christians. The Kakure(=hiding) Christians had stayed from the 17th to 19th century in the western end of Japan and the burial site is in the north, very north. I had visited the place 2 years ago. The site is developed for tourists, not for Japanese Christians. They hold annual ...


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The difference between Protestants and Catholics here all starts with the Catholic view that Mary died a virgin. But some scriptures talk of Jesus's brothers, such as Matthew 12:47 and Mark 6:3. So some Catholics say that brothers here means cousins. Protestants reply that there is a specific Greek word for cousins which would have been more appropriate ...


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Fortunately no. Neither is there any need for any Christian equivalent of the hadith. The nearest the Christian faith has to the hadith are the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Each one of these four accounts is considered as Scripture, fully given by inspiration of God. And each one is easy to understand. Each one stands alone as an ...


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It was common at that time for several families to travel together, this was a necessity; since there were many highwaymen. And the smaller children were probably left in the care of a trusted member of the family; or a trusted friend. Since it was normal for all families in that era to watch over all children. This would have been quite normal. As a child ...


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If we accept the bible teaching that Mary/Joseph had children, then they would have been younger than Jesus. In the question, the age of Jesus was 12. The oldest sibling was probably no older than 10 at that time. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? ...


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According to Catholicism, How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph? Neither the Scriptures nor tradition provides any record of Jesus addressing Joseph in any way, and the only recorded uses of “Father” by Jesus are in reference to God the Father. Jesus spoke of God the Father as “My Father” and He spoke to others about God as “your Father” but nowhere in ...


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I do not know if you have done this, but it is unfortunately common to read the Bible through the glasses of modern language and culture. This is too often a mistake. From Frederic W. Farrar,1 The Life of Christ (Dutton, New York, 1893) concerning John 2:4we read: "Woman, what have I to do with thee?" The words at first sound harsh, and almost repellent ...


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"Joseph, son of David" is how "the Angel of the Lord"* addressed him in Matt. 1:20. *traditionally understood to be St. Gabriel Angels are messengers / ambassadors of God, and it would be inconceivable that such an angel would address St. Joseph differently than how God (=Jesus) wanted him to address him.


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For people who believe in Jesus and not the devil, what happend in the desert? There are Christians who believe in Jesus, but not in a personal Devil. For example: the Christadelphians. Devil Christadelphians believe that the Satan or Devil is not an independent spiritual being or fallen angel. Devil is viewed as the general principle of evil and ...


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As a Christian of the Reformed Protestant persuasion, I do not think there is anything in the New Testament to suggest that Jesus, when on earth, was personally or individually in the business of judging the dead, either Jew or Gentile, or of escorting them either to heaven or to hell. We know that our eternal destination is decided at the point of death. ...


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This is an argument from absence - Paul records a scene not recorded in the Gospels: 1 Co 15:6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. John also explains the reason why not everything was recorded. John 20:30 NKJV - And truly Jesus did many other signs in the ...


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