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What Protestant arguments exist for the perpetual virginity of Mary?
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Protestant arguments for the doctrine can be divided up into 3 categories. The Bible allows for it The bible does not indicate Mary had other children after Jesus. When Matthew 13:55 (as well as ...

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Which church father first taught the perpetual virginity of Mary?
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As with many doctrines in the first few hundred years of the church, they tended not to be explicitly defined until heretics arose forcing the church to define doctrine. This is why history is ...

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What deuterocanonical books are quoted in the New Testament?
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The Deuterocanon quoted (or referred to) in the New Testament Other answers give lists, but here's a quick one with the cross-references in the Protestant King James Bible (1611). Matthew 6:14-15 ...

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Why were Deuterocanonical books rejected in the Reformation?
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The Protestants rejection of the deuterocanonical books being equal to Holy Scripture is based primarily on Jerome's Helmeted Preface: Jerome, in his Prologue to the Books of the Kings This ...

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How were the books of the New Testament chosen?
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The New Testament Books were written by various authors, to various geographic regions (from Galatia to Rome), spread across time (from ~45 AD to as late as ~95 AD). It took time for them to spread, ...

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Which canon did the Early Church recognize?
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I’m trying to compile the History of the Bible, at least the Christian recognition of what was inspired and what wasn’t in the Old Testament. Best way to see what Christians recognized as inspired ...

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What record is there of a canon of Scripture having been set at the First Ecumenical Council?
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The records from the Nicene Council that survived to the modern day make no mention of setting a canon. Jerome's preface to Judith, less than 100 years after the council, says that the Nicene Council ...

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Who do Catholics say the Mary in Matthew 27:56 is?
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The accepted answer succinctly nails it. To add a bit more information regarding it from the bible: In the Gospel of John, we see that there are three people named Mary standing by the cross: the ...

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Who, exactly, are James son of Alphaeus and Judas the Son [Brother] of James?
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Modern Protestants generally believe that there are five individuals named James in the New Testament. James the brother of Jesus, eventual leader in Church of Jerusalem (Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55, ...

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Was the 66 book Bible being used by early Christians?
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The modern Protestant Bible is comprised of 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament, for a total of 66 books. Your question is: "Was the 66 book Bible being used by early ...

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What is the Biblical evidence against the perpetual virginity of Mary?
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Biblical argument against the Perpetual Virginity of Mary Jesus' brothers Several scriptures mention the brothers and sisters of Christ (Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55, John 7:3-5, Acts 1:14, 1 Corinthians 9:...

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How do those who support the perpetual virginity of Mary doctrine harmonize the Protevangelium of James with the Gospel of Matthew?
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Your question is: How do those who support the perpetual virginity of Mary doctrine harmonize the Protevangelium of James with the Gospel of Matthew? It feels like there's an implicit assumption ...

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On what do Catholics base their doctrine of the eternal virginity of Mary?
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Biblical Evidence The bible does not indicate Mary had other children after Jesus. When Matthew 13:55 (as well as Mark 6:3, John 7:3-5, Acts 1:14, 1 Corinthians 9:5, and Galations 1:19) speak of the ...

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and Protestant canon
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No, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls hasn't had an effect on the Protestant view of the Old Testament canon yet - but it should! Even though the Dead Sea Scrolls were found several decades ago, ...

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