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The New Testament is the portion of the Bible that was written after the events of Jesus Christ. It is composed of 27 books, typically named after the author or the person it was addressed to.

Asked in History of Italy, Bible Statistics and History, New Testament

Who was Pontius Pilate?

Pontius Pilate was a Roman citizen, a prelate appointed by the emperor to oversee the province of Judea. He was responsible for releasing Jesus to be crucified. Between the Pilate of the New Testament and the Pilate of history there is nothing in common. The Pilate of the New Testament is subservient to the Jews, acceding to their every wish, even to murdering an innocent prisoner. The Pilate of history is noted for his hatred of the Jews and his cruelties to...
Asked in The Bible, New Testament

What biblical Scripture says that your body is a temple?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. ...
Asked in The Bible, New Testament

Who were the 12 disciples?

Twelve Apostles The 12 apostles were people that were called by Jesus to follow, listen, obey and spread the word. Jesus' disciples were: 1.) Simon (whom He named Peter) 2.) Andrew 3.) James 4.) John 5.) Philip 6.) Bartholomew 7.) Matthew 8.) Thomas 9.) James son of Alphaeus 10.) Simon who was called the Zealot 11.) Judas son of James 12.) Judas Iscariot- later replaced with faithful Matthias. Note: Several disciples had their names changed, or were given additional descriptive names or titles to distinguish one from another; for example, John and his brother...
Asked in The Bible, Bible Statistics and History, New Testament

Where does the word corban appear in the Bible?

Corban (Qorban-Hebrew)(Korban'-Greek) means an 'offering' or a 'gift dedicated to God', and was used in the Hebrew scriptures at: Leviticus 1:2, 3; 2:1; Numbers 5:15; 6:14, 21, Ezekiel 20:28 and 40:43. In Jesus time, the word was used in the paralell accounts at: Mark 7:9-13 and Matthew 15:3-6. A bad practice had developed among the Jews, ignoring the obligation of 'honoring one's parents'(Exodus 20:12)(Deuteronomy 5:16)(Ephesians 6:2), and caring for their needs as they aged. The religious leaders, had come up with the idea that...
Asked in Christianity, New Testament, Jesus Christ

What was gall given to Jesus Christ on the cross?

The "gall" given to Jesus on the cross (which Mark calls "myrrh" and Luke and John do not mention) was a bitter substance used as an anesthetic; a first-century "painkiller." ...
Asked in New Testament

What does Reap what you shall sow mean?

It means you will get just as you do to others , if bad then you will get bad deeds , if you do good deeds you will get good. Answer: You reap what you sow. Another way of saying this might be you get back what you put in, or what goes around comes around. Whatever you practice doing will come back to you eventually. Universal Laws are believed by many to have been brought into existence when God created the Universe....
Asked in New Testament

What five events occurred on Pentecost?

In the book of Acts, chapter 2: A gathering in the upper room, in one accord, in prayer The Holy Spirit came sounding like a mighty, rushing wind, and appearing like tongues of fire They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, then a crowd gathered because each one heard them speaking in his own language The apostle Peter preached for the first time Three thousand were converted and baptized ...
Asked in The Bible, Bible Statistics and History, New Testament

Who is yagus in The Bible?

There is no person of that name in the Bible according to my concordance. Additional Answer: Your are probably referring to Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician (in Latin Simon Magus) and he first appears in Acts 8:9-14. It is said by some that it was this Simon who was in Rome and not Simon Peter. ...
Asked in New Testament, Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

Why is old age called second childhood?

Old age is called "second childhood" because as we age our bodies tend to shut down and not function as they once did. When we are babies we need to be fed, dress, bathed and taken care of in every form and fashion. When we are elderly we have the same type of need for a caregiver. We often end up wearing (adult) diapers, and sometimes dont have teeth (like a baby). We have accidents and sometimes have trouble communicating and...
Asked in The Bible, New Testament

What does 'manifold grace of God' mean?

The Greek word translated "manifold" (poikilos) means "of various colors or sorts." Thus, "manifold grace of God" (a phrase which appears only in 1 Peter 4:10) means that His grace is demonstrated in numerous different ways. ...
Asked in The Bible, New Testament, Jesus Christ

Who helped Jesus carry his cross?

Simon from Cyrene (Matt. 27:32; Mark 15:21). Little is known of Simon. Many Bible scholars believe that he was likely a Jew who was celebrating the Passover in Jerusalem. He had two sons, Alexander and Rufus. Cyrene was an important city in North Africa, where Libya is located today. Cyrene had a large Jewish population. ...
Asked in New Testament

Where do you find the biblical verse Who God bless no man curse?

As phrased, it is not biblical. Not exactly sure which verse you're referring to, but here are two possibilities: (Romans 8:31-32) ". . .If God is for us, who can be against us?..." (Matthew 19:6) ". . .what God has joined together, let no one separate." ...
Asked in New Testament, Books and Literature

What book has the more stirring chapters?

A cook book (e.g. stirring is a reference to the stirring of pots)
Asked in New Testament

What audience was Mark's Gospel written for?

Mark is commonly believed to be written for a Roman audience, mainly because of his emphasis on action and the omission of details of lesser interest to them. Mark's Gospel was written for the benefit of a Greek/Roman readership. It contains relatively few references to Old Testament prophecies, explains some Jewish words and practices, and is fast-paced and to the point about Christ as a servant to man, rather than the King of the Jews. It contains fewer (or shorter versions) of...
Asked in Bible Statistics and History, New Testament, Paul McCartney

What does Paul of the Bible mean I die every day?

This is ok: when he said I die daily he meant he no longer lives for himself but every day he becomes closer to God by doing God's will and not his own. This is not correct: Paul was also referring to the daily possibility of his martyrdom. 1 Corinthians 15 v31. 2 Corinthians 11 details some of the suffering he endured over a period of time. This is the real answer: We are all pieces of divinity playing the game of life....
Asked in The Bible, Bible Statistics and History, New Testament

What is the chiastic structure in Mark's Gospel?

Mark's Gospel is an excellent example in the use of chiastic structures and parallel structures, demonstrating an impressive literary ability on the part of its author. A chiastic structure is a literary sequence in which an opening set of events is contrasted with another set of events that mirrors the first, with the order reversed. A parallel structure is a literary sequence in which an opening set of events is contrasted with another set of events that parallels the first.The purpose of...
Asked in New Testament, The Bible, Old Testament

Where in Scripture does it say God cannot lie?

* 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie Hebrews 6:18., * "we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.Titus 1:2. * God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent.Numbers 23:19. * The Strength of Israel will not lie...
Asked in The Bible, Bible Statistics and History, New Testament

What are the biblical verses with the word redeemed?

In the King James version the word - redeem - appears 56 times the word - redeemed - appears 62 times the word - redeemedst - appears once the word - redeemer - appears 18 times the word - redeemeth - appears twice the word - redeeming - appears 3 times the word - redemption - appears 20 times There are too many verses with the word - redeemed - to be listed here. Some of them - one from each of the books the...
Asked in The Bible, Bible Statistics and History, New Testament

What is a summary of Matthew Chapter 10 in the Bible?

Matthew 10:1-42 describes Jesus as he was training his twelve apostles to do the preaching work and warning them of the persecution that would follow. (Matthew 10:7-8)The Apostles were given special healing powers to prove that God's spirit was now with THEM and no longer with the Jews. Jesus gave specific instructions on how to preach and what to expect when others realized they were taking a stand for the truth and objected.(Matthew 10:16-39) Background Info: The Jewish nation had been God's chosen people for...
Asked in The Bible, New Testament

When were the Synoptic Gospels written?

EARLIER DATING The Synoptic Gospels are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. They are called 'synoptic' because they are all chronological accounts of the three-and-a-half-years of Jesus Christ's life on earth from His birth to His crucifixion and resurrection. They are all similar but each is slightly different, and no one Gospel is the basis of the others. Various very broad ranges of dates such as the folowing have previously been put for the Gospels:- Matthew: 37 to 180ad/ce Mark: 40 to 175...
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Where in the Bible does the word Shekinah appear?

The word 'Shekinah' (Shechinah), which means "that which dwells", is not found in the Bible, but it's description is. Exodus 25:21-22 and Leviticus 16:2 describe a luminous cloud above and between the two cherubs on the Ark of the Covenant. It would have been the only light in the "Most Holy" compartment of the tabernacle, especially benefiting the high priest when he entered the chamber on Atonement Day. The word, Shekinah is, however, found in the Targumim (the Aramaic paraphrases of the Hebrew...
Asked in The Bible, Bible Statistics and History, New Testament, Old Testament

How many verses mention praise and worship in the Bible?

261 verses mention praise, and 188 verses mention worship, but in only 3 verses are they mentioned together in the Bible ...
Asked in Bible Statistics and History, New Testament, Jesus Christ

How old was Joseph husband of Mary mother of Jesus?

Some conjecture Joseph was in his mid 30s to early 40s when he married Mary, as he is not mentioned a mere 10 years later, but your guess is as good as mine. ...
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How many times evangelist appears in the Bible?

The word "evangelist" is in the King James Version of the Bible 2 times. It is in 2 verses. Please see the related link below. ...
Asked in History of Ireland, New Testament

The Book of Kells is an example of?

an illuminated manuscript. [APEX]