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    The article that I have chosen is the story about Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis and King Esarhaddon of Assyria, who ruled Western Asia from 680-669 BCE. This article analyze and compare the parallel between both important figures. According to the Bible's Book of Genesis, Joseph was the younger son of Jacob. He had ten elder brothers who were envious of him since Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son with his second wife, Rachel. There was a plot against Joseph in which his half-brothers…

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    Donald B. Kraybill’s book “The Upside-Down Kingdom” reveals the kingdom of God that Jesus talks about in first century Palestine. The main point that Kraybill develops in his book is that the kingdom of God that Jesus teaches during His time on earth appears to be upside down in the sense that He focused on winning by serving and triumphed by losing. His principles were seemingly unorthodox as they disregarded the commonality of that time where the wealthy became wealthier and the poor became…

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    Ephesians; Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians Ephesians is the tenth book of the new testament. It is also the fifth letter Paul wrote to various groups of people. It is an intense, in depth letter about how important the church is for the christian faith. Paul was targeting the Gentiles and Jews to bring their beliefs and differences together. It is highly debated as well if Paul actually wrote this letter or was it an imitator. The importance that Paul chose to write this letter to Ephesus, was…

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    point in my Christian walk I was a pharisee. I invited people, but I discriminated towards certain people I would invite. Through maturity I realized even the least of people need God. Usually, it is the least or lower class people who follow Christ. Matthew 5:3 became a real revelation to me; the poor in spirit are blessed. During my immature days I would try to go for the leaders or popular people, this would work sometimes. On the other hand, my friend will invite anyone, it was usually not…

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    “The Last Supper” is in the Holy Bible in the book of Matthew chapter twenty-six verses seventeen through thirty. This particular story in the Bible has Jesus Christ preparing for the Passover meal. He directed his disciples to go into the city and tell a specific man as Jesus has requested that “The Teacher says: My time has come and I will eat the Passover meal with my disciples at your house.” (Matthew 26:18). While Jesus and his twelve disciples are eating, he announces that one of the men…

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    Gospel Of Mark Themes

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    When it comes to the Bible there are many themes that are expressed throughout it. The visibility of many themes is especially true when it comes to the Gospels, and in this case in particular the Gospel of Mark. There were many themes within this Gospel, but the one that stuck out the most was Jesus as Healer. This is seen first in Mark 1:23-26 and continues all the way to Mark 16:9. This is expressed in three main ways, when Jesus heals the ill, when he frees people of demons, and when he…

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    There are a significant amount of differences between John’s Gospel and the Synoptics. The Synoptics consist of the Gospels Matthew, Mark, and Luke. All three Gospels have a large narrative approach. They include geographical settings, extensive numbers of characters, and a considerable amount of dialogue. They also capture Jesus as teaching generally through parables and short sequences of proclamation. John’s Gospel, however, is much more drawn out and inner-directed. John’s Gospel clarifies…

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    survive three days and nights in a fish’s belly? Was he swallowed by a fish or a mammal?” First: Although it has been argued that the Old Testament book of Jonah is a fairy tale, the Lord Himself referred to it as a sign that His teaching was true. (Matthew 12: 39-41) Fiction proves nothing. Second: Whether this was a miracle or the providential operation of God the facts remain the same. God may have performed a miracle and created a special sea creature for this occasion or He may have…

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    Bible Contradictions

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    describing the same object. The bible is a very reliable source and once the verses are broken down and looked further into the “contradictions” will not seem so contradictory anymore. The first contradiction comes from the verses of Mark 14:30 and Matthew 26:34. The problem is how many times did the rooster crow and what did Jesus really say? The answer to this is that, both books do not state how many times the rooster but state that Peter will deny the Lord three times. The only major…

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    The First was in Matthew 22:32 where he said “I AM the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” He also said he was when he was being tried by the elders and chief priests to which the Jews clearly saw…

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