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  • Brief Summary Of Acts 1-25

    towards followers of Christ, and talks about how and why he became a devout follower. He talks about how the Lord told him to leave Jerusalem immediately, because the people there would not accept his testimony. However, the crowd still wanted Paul to be killed and taken away, because of his interaction with Gentiles. Just as Paul was about to be flogged by the Roman soldiers, he says that he is a Roman citizen. At this, the interrogators drew back, and the commander was alarmed that he had put a Roman citizen in chains. Acts 23: Paul was allowed to speak before the Sanhedrin to explain himself. Paul presents himself as one of the Pharisees, and says that he was standing on trial for “the hope of the ressurrection of the dead”. At this, the Sadducees and Pharisees began aruging (because one believed what Paul said, while the other did not). The Pharisees believed Paul to be innocent, while the Saducees found him guilty. The next morning, some Jews vowed to not eat or drink until they had killed Paul. Paul’s sister’s son overheard them and told Paul, who told one of the centurions, who warned the commander. Then, the commander wrote a letter to Governor Felix explaining the situation, and planned to safely send Paul to Caesarea with soldiers to protect him. Governor Felix ordered Paul to be kept under guard at King Herod’s palace. Acts 24: Five days later, the high priest Ananias went to Caesarea with some elders and presented their case against Paul. They accused him of…

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  • John 7 Features Jesus Return To Galilee And Then To Jerusalem

    well as the highlighting of the racism of the Pharisees (we will also see a return of Nicodemus). 7:1-24 This section immediately lets us know both Jesus ' setting (Galilee) as well as his rationale for avoiding…

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  • John 8 Conflict Between Jesus And The Judeans

    to show us a further conflict between Jesus, and the Judeans. While the initial conflict takes place between Jesus and the Pharisees, he will be attacked by a larger group of general Judeans (8:31). Chapter 8 represents the growing enmity between Jesus and people, other than the disciples, who have potential to follow him. He becomes more and more bold throughout the chapter, being able to confidently assert himself as a child of God, and not as an adversarial force (as the Jews had labeled…

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  • Jesus 12: 35-44 Analysis

    Introduction Thesis: Biblical teachers should be focused on the needs of the vulnerable in their society rather than their appearance with the people in public settings. Two Types of Teachers: Scribes vs. Jesus (12:35-37; 41-44) Chapter 12:35-44 is a continuation of the previous events in chapter 12. One of the themes seen in the previous events is Jesus being questioned, specifically by the scribes. The goal of the Pharisees and Scribes was to catch Jesus in the offense in order for them to…

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  • Lachrymose Theory Analysis

    Martin Goodman comments vehemently on the first century CE sects of Judaism and focussing on important similarities as well as differences, this paired with Philo’s Apologia pro Iudaeis and Josephus’s Jewish War and Jewish Antiquities calls for some interesting, thought-provoking discussion. I especially find interest in his comments on the contradictions between the Sadducees in contrast to the Pharisees, it is easy to presume that the Sadducee and the Pharisee as an individual could not be any…

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  • Coming Of The Kingdom Of God Analysis

    differently to give some different thoughts of words said by either the Pharisees or Jesus. This passage says a lot in few words. The New American Bible says that “God is among you.” The New International Version says that “the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Both versions can imply different outcomes. However, the New American Standard Bible version is the one that will be addressed here. To understand the significance of this biblical passage, it is important to look at the significance…

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  • Book Of Matthew By Mark: Analysis

    The first is to not fall into the same sin the Pharisees did, by blaspheming. The Pharisees did not think about what they said, and therefore committed the unpardonable sin. Jesus tells the people and the Pharisees that by their words they will be justified or condemned (Ryle 132). Jesus again talks pointedly to the Pharisees when he tells them that everyone will give account for their words on the final day. He indirectly calls their claims idle or careless, depending on the version, saying…

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  • Jesus And The Catholic Church

    There are many people and religious sects that resemble the Scribes and Pharisees from when Jesus was walking the earth. Even though there is plenty of evidence of the events that took place some two thousand years ago, people and religious groups do not believe they had taken place. Some groups that could resemble the Pharisees and Scribes of today lack some of the attributes of the teachers of the past. When Jesus was dealing with the questions of the different religious sects of the day, He…

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  • Jesus: Analysis Of The Thematic Modifications

    2:15). Instead, he adds “others were at the table with them” (Lk 5:29). Luke has carefully avoided calling the guests as “sinners” but the Pharisees does not hesitate to use this label. In fact, in this pericope, the Pharisees who first call the “others” as sinners in 5:30. Thus, this is a judgmental categorization by the Pharisees only. Luke portrays a contrast here between Jesus and the Pharisees. While Jesus is not judgmental on people, the Pharisees shows their self-righteous. They call…

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  • The Similarities Between Moses, And The Law Of Moses

    I. The opposition of the believed Pharisees V.5 In the first century some of religious group like “believing” sect of the Pharisees were converted and accept Jesus as their personal savior. Even though, they converted to Christianity but they were very conservative for the laws of Moses or Torah. This verse (v.5) speaks about the believing Pharisees who belonged to the party of Pharisees. They argue for the need of circumcision and the necessity of keeping the law as Carter and others explained…

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