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This verse is found in Matthew 7:12 and is best understood in the context of that chapter. Verse 1 begins by saying, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged" (NIV). Verse 2 goes on to explain that...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019, 11:36 pm (UTC)

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Psalm 23, “The Lord is my shepherd,” is arguably the most famous psalm in the Bible. It is labeled “A Psalm of David,” and many scholars believe that David wrote this psalm some time during the...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2020, 3:38 pm (UTC)

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In the original Hebrew, Shadrach was named Hananiah, which means "God is gracious." Meshach was Mishael, which means "who is God?" Abednego was Azariah, means "God has helped." However, as often...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2020, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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One of the original twelve disciples, religious scholars believe Matthew was probably a tax collector for the Roman Empire. Matthew was well versed in Jewish religious practice. Of all the...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2020, 11:46 am (UTC)

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In The Prodigal Son parable, the setting represents the kingdom of God. Naturally, God's kingdom would be a rich setting. In Psalm 50: 10-11, the Bible states that God owns it all: 10For every...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2011, 4:23 am (UTC)

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I would argue that loyalty is the most important theme of the book of Ruth. Loyalty is about sticking with someone even when doing so is not the logical course of action. This is exactly the kind...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020, 10:52 am (UTC)

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The quote from Luke 6:35--"But love your enemies, do good to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, because he is...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2017, 2:12 am (UTC)

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In this passage the Lord speaks to Cain like a kindly father, who is concerned that Cain's anger over the fact that his offering has been rejected by God will lead to his eternal disgrace and...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2009, 9:17 am (UTC)

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The parable is found in Luke 10. The characters of the parable are a Jewish traveller, a Jewish Priest, a Jewish Levite and a Samaritan. The one telling the story is Jesus and he is speaking to an...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2010, 12:04 pm (UTC)

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The Bible is so important to Christians because they believe that it transmits God's ideas to human beings. Christians believe that, after death, God judges all people who ever lived and assigns...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2012, 1:06 pm (UTC)

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I cannot agree that Job's religious observance was perfunctory as some answers above suggest. A simple reading of the book of Job indicates otherwise. In fact, God speaks highly of Job to Satan...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2011, 2:06 am (UTC)

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As the other answer mentions, the colt is seen as part of prophetic fulfillment, going back to Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah. It's not exactly practical, since Jesus could have walked...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2019, 12:37 pm (UTC)

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I assume that this question is asking about proverbs and the standard bible that Protestants use. This is important because the Catholic bible contains seven extra books. The unknown variable in...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2020, 12:48 pm (UTC)

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The first section of the Old Testament is called the Pentateuch, and it refers to the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books are said to...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2020, 12:43 pm (UTC)

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First, please note that it is not in Luke 19: 41-44 that Jesus is told to rebuke his disciples. Instead, he is told to do so by the Pharisees in Luke 19: 39. As to the gist of your question,...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2012, 1:38 am (UTC)

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Paul penned 2 Corinthians after sending a letter via Timothy from Ephesus; this letter would become known as 1 Corinthians in the New Testament. Paul then left for Macedonia, as he had prior...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020, 11:39 am (UTC)

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Both Genesis 1 and 2 are alike in that they tell the story of God creating the Earth and all that is in it, with an emphasis on the creation of humankind. However, biblical scholars have long...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019, 4:50 pm (UTC)

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Some biblical experts believe that Joshua himself penned or contributed to most of the twenty-four chapters found in this sixth book of the Old Testament. The events begin following the death of...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020, 12:47 pm (UTC)

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The Bible does not specify a chief god for the Amalekites, but Numbers 14:39–45 tells the story of the Israelities fighting "the Amalekites and the Canaanites," who live together in the mountains....

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019, 4:19 am (UTC)

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Multiple authors are credited with composing the book of Proverbs, yet its 915 verses accomplish a strongly unified theme: how to live an effective earthly life. The overarching context of this...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020, 12:22 pm (UTC)

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I believe we need to see the Ten Commandments as being relevant to a particular time frame and to a particular context. That is not to say they are irrelevant today. They do present good moral...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2011, 12:04 am (UTC)

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The reason why the men in the synagogue are angry at Jesus can be found before the verses that you actually cite. Most of the reason why they are angry at him comes from Luke 4: 16 to 22. In...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2012, 2:37 am (UTC)

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Chapter 24 of the gospel of St. Luke relates the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead after His crucifixion. On the third day after Jesus's death, Peter ran to the tomb and found his Lord gone. As...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2012, 5:54 pm (UTC)

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Both the "Fall of Man" and "The Prodigal Son" are parables found in the Holy Bible, and they share similarities and differences. In both stories, you'll be able to compare the actions of the sons...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019, 12:57 pm (UTC)

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Abraham, one of the three patriarchs of Judaism, is regarded as a model of faith because he is called on to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac, and does so, following God's commandment. Abraham waits...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2017, 12:27 pm (UTC)

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This is a quotation from Genesis, and refers to the story of Isaac and Rebecca, and their two sons, Esau and Jacob. Esau and Jacob are twins, and when Rebecca is pregnant with them, it is...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2009, 7:59 am (UTC)

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We are, of course, told almost nothing about the hopes of the prodigal son. Therefore, we have to use our own understanding of human nature to try to understand what his motivation was. There are...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2012, 3:46 pm (UTC)

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The book of Hebrews in the Bible often emphasizes the importance of clinging to faith and persevering despite adversity and difficult circumstances. The New International Version (NIV) of Hebrews...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2020, 3:51 pm (UTC)

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The Gospel of Mark in the New Testament of the Bible does indeed stress the importance for the son of God to suffer and die on the cross. Beginning in Mark chapter 8 verse 27, Jesus began asking...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2018, 11:42 pm (UTC)

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Matthew is written to persuade a Jewish audience that Jesus is the promised Messiah. For that reason, Matthew emphasizes Jesus's connection to Judaism and presents him as God's chosen, in the line...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2019, 3:55 pm (UTC)

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Jesus stresses the idea of ensuring that individuals understand that the love of God is what is real in a world where the individual is surrounded by the unreal. In Chapter 12, verses 4- 7, Jesus...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2012, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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The Gospel of John is the fourth Gospel. It is said to have been written between 50 and 84 A.D. It is self-identified as having been written by the disciple John. He identifies himself as "the...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2011, 9:27 am (UTC)

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The reason for this is that the scribes and the Pharisees wanted a blind devotion to the law and Jesus did not act in that way. He did something on the Sabbath that they thought was prohibited and...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2012, 2:43 am (UTC)

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The book of Proverbs contains thirty-one chapters. It was predominantly written by King Solomon, who was well-known for his wisdom. Proverbs forms part of the collection of Old Testament books...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020, 11:54 am (UTC)

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Job is a book from the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible - depending on your religious background. Job lost pretty much everything, including his health (eventually). When this happened, he responded in...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2012, 11:09 am (UTC)

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"Emptied" may be a misleading term. In context in the Greek, "emptied" is contrasted in verse 7 to the Greek phrase "form of bondman having taken." Therefore what "emptied" is expressing is the...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2011, 8:50 am (UTC)

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[I have tried to find a separate group for this excellent parable, but unfortunately it appears that such a group does not exist, so I will leave this question in The Bible group, though of course...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2011, 7:36 pm (UTC)

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The Hebrew word "makor," when translated into English, means "source," as in a source of fresh water, such as a clear mountain spring or a fountain. However, this word has a deeper spiritual...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020, 12:05 am (UTC)

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As king, David was in a position to give orders and know that they would be carried out. When David saw Bathsheba, he was attracted to her because "the woman was very beautiful." (2 Samuel 11:2)...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2012, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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Ruth isn't Boaz's daughter; she's his servant. So when he addresses her as "my daughter," he doesn't mean it in the literal sense of the word. At that time and in that place, the word daughter had...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2021, 6:54 am (UTC)

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The greatest difference between the portraits of Jesus according to Matthew, Luke, Mark and John is that whereas Matthew, Luke and Mark paint portraits of Jesus as a natural man who has elements...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2011, 11:58 am (UTC)

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The book of Romans is one of the early New Testament texts, written, most scholars agree, between late 55 and early 57. A few scholars date the book as early as 53, but, overall, the consensus on...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2020, 1:16 pm (UTC)

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The unleashing of human misery are attributed to both women. Eve yielded to the temptation of the serpent and her own curiosity by tasting the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2009, 5:37 am (UTC)

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The Messianic secret is the name given to the peculiar way in which Mark's Gospel contains many references to Jesus trying to keep his actions and his identity secret. Consider how he commands...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2011, 11:26 pm (UTC)

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You do not mention the title of the book, poem or play you are working on, so I will give you an overview of the story of Abraham and Isaac in the Bible. Abraham and his wife Sarah were very old -...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2010, 7:22 am (UTC)

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Some of the Ten Commandments could be considered good rules to live by even if one is not necessarily a religious person. There are rules all over the world against killing and theft. Adultery is...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2017, 10:34 pm (UTC)

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After the Exile of the Jews from Israel and the rise of Christianity across the world, prophetic literature began to focus on the theoretical "end of days," a time when the Messiah would rise and...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012, 2:22 am (UTC)

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King David is believed to have written most of the psalms, many of which praise God through times of suffering. David was a man who knew both glory and tremendous suffering, being both a king and a...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2020, 12:09 pm (UTC)

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In 1 Corinthians, we find out a lot about how Paul (aka Saint Paul or Paul the Apostle) understands the phenomenon of Jesus Christ. Speaking about the resurrection of Christ, we might be able to...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2020, 12:35 pm (UTC)

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With its emphasis on the vanity of human existence, Ecclesiastes is one of the more bleak books in the Old Testament. I would say that the most frequently used literary device in this book would...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2012, 11:09 pm (UTC)

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