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And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene. (Matthew 2:23) [ESV] In his book, Barney Kasdan states Matthew is using a midrash, which is "an interpretive act, seeking the answers to religious questions (both practical and theological) by plumbing the meaning ...


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When a Muslim asks "Is Jesus the last Prophet?" he means "Will there be any religious leaders coming after Jesus who will supplant him?" Jesus is the last Prophet in the sense that no religious leader will come after him to supplant him. The way of salvation that Jesus brings is the last way of salvation for mankind. In truth, the way of salvation ...


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In Luke 13:33 the word apoollumi is translated to perish. apoollumi 1) to destroy 1a) to out of the way entirely, abolish, put an end to ruin 1b) render useless 1c) to kill 1d) to declare that one must be put to death 1e) metaph. to devote or give over to eternal misery in hell 1f) to perish, to be lost, ruined, destroyed 2) to destroy 2a) to lose ...


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