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Strong’s Analytical Concordance shows that the word “Christ” appears 570 times in the New Testament. Why can’t this transliterated word be given its translated form, “Messiah,” in our Bibles instead of the transliteration?
Scholars of the Jesus Seminar are strongly influenced by the theory of dissimilarity.
The Greek text of John 21:15-17 indicates that Jesus used ἀγαπᾶν (agapan) for the Greek verb “love,” while Peter used φιλεῖν (philein) in his reply. The explanation often given is that the first word refers to a higher, truer love, whereas the second word means only “to be fond of.”
Both Jewish and Christian members of the School take very seriously the stories in the Gospels.
Today, all Hebrew New Testaments are printed in Israel by the Israeli Bible Society and supplied to the other national affiliates of the United Bible Societies.
Why is your research focused on the synoptic Gospels? Why leave out the Gospel of John?
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What is the view of Jerusalem Perspective Online on inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture?
Obviously, Jerusalem Perspective Online cannot have a creed or statement of faith since its authors are men and women of different faiths.
Jerusalem Perspective magazine was published from 1987 until 1999.
The Jordan River was not the border of the land of Israel in the time of Jesus. According to early halachoth dating from before the destruction of the Temple, the land of Israel was composed of Judea, “Beyond Jordan,” and Galilee (e.g., Tosefta, Shevi’it 7:10; Ketubot 13:2).
I believe that in Scriptures such as John 14:26, 16:12-15 and Matthew 18:18-20, Jesus established the principle of apostolic authority—and authorship—of the New Testament Scriptures. It seems to me that the governing thesis of the Jerusalem School, i.e., that the authentic teachings of Jesus must be “reconstructed” from our existing Gospels, contradicts this principle of apostolic authority.
We use the spelling “Jesus” simply because that’s the way the name is written in English.
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