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    There is an acknowledgement of the lost document given the name “Q”an abbreviation for the German word Quelle meaning “source”. The existence of “Q” was suggested because of the similarity of materials in Matthew and Luke not found in Mark. (Lea and Black,The New Testament Its Background and message 2003:121) Markan priority is most popular because it seems to coincide with statements by the earlier church fathers unanimously asserting that Matthews predated both Mark and Luke. (Lea and Black,The New Testament Its Background and message 2003:122) The arguments for Markan priorty is based on the brevity of Mark, the verbal agreements among the gospels, the order of events, Mark’s arkward and more primitive style, and Mark’s more primitive theology. In contrast the arguments against Markan priorty is based on doubts of the “Q”. Moreover those doubts include a theology of the “Q”, the agreement in order, Doublets in Matthews and Luke, and different placement of the Q material. (Carson and Moo An Introduction to the New Testament 2005:…

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    between the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke is known as the Synoptic Tradition. Within the Synoptic tradition are two concepts that were created by biblical scholars called the triple and double tradition that are used to try to solve the Synoptic Problem. The two-document theory and Griesbach’s theory were two of the major theories that were developed to try to solve the Synoptic Problem. The two-document theory is first major theory that was developed to try to solve the Synoptic Problem.…

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    Discuss Thomas Gnosticism. What did it mean to be a Thomas Christian? How was that different from Johannine or Pauline Christianity ? Include a broad description of the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas the Contender, and the Acts of Thomas , pointing to their similarity and differences Gospel of Thomas According to class lecture notes on November 17th 2016 , The Gospel of Thomas can be set during the early part…

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    I have done many community services. Throughout the summer and I volunteered at a Cowtober on October 8, 2016, at Fair Oaks farm. I volunteered at the food pantry in Rensselaer and donated books to the Saint Joseph’s College library. The experience as a volunteer gave me the greatest gift. The joy of giving others and making their lives better. One of my absolute favorite lectures of all four years of Saint Joe was Maia Hawthorne’s lecture of the Declaration of Human Rights. I was amazed by this…

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    During his time of popular ministry, Jesus traveled throughout Israel, and as he traveled he taught. His teachings were recorded by his disciples and are comprised for modern readers in the New Testament, specifically the synoptic Gospels. In general, the parables teaching about the coming kingdom of God, and are fictional stories used to answer questions either asked by one of the disciples, scribes and Pharisees, and in come cases just a member of the crowd. Many of the parables overlap appear…

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    Beatitude Research Paper

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    The definition of a beatitude according to Merriam Webster is to “be in a state of utmost bliss.” Many would compare it being extremely happy with a feeling of great joy, recognizing what it feels like to be blessed. The message or the Sermon On The Mount is a message for Jesus’ disciples to spread to the world and provide the foundations for love, how to get along with each other, and at the same time, act in accordance of being a Christian – Being In God’s Image. The Eight Beatitudes does not…

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    Synoptic Gospels Analysis

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    Several individuals can see or hear an accident, but tells the story with different wording, order and sequence of events; however, the overall report is the same. Further, there are no church fathers that actually articulated support for the Markan priority. The “Two-Source” hypothesis brings into question the reliability of the “Q” source due to lack of evidence. To collaborate and support a theory without evidence questions the authenticity and reliability of the source in…

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    The Broader Context: The Gospel of Luke In order to best understand how to properly interpret Luke 16:1-13, it is best to first read the passage in light of its surrounding context—the entire book of Luke. In his introduction, Luke clearly states his purpose in writing this gospel: “so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught,” (Luke 1:4). This is Luke 's purpose statement, but what is the truth the Luke is trying to demonstrate? The main theme Luke wants to…

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    Introspection Of Jesus

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    Savior, counselor, friend, redeemer, shepherd, and I Am, are only some of the names brought to mind when confronted with who Jesus is, with a key one being Immanuel, or God with us. The exhaustive list should speak for itself in that Jesus encompasses every plausible Godly characteristic fathomable to man. While the human race assigns numerous titles to describe Jesus, personal introspection of who Jesus is might differ from that of a worldly viewpoint. Thus, deliberating on Jesus in a biblical…

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    Advanced practice nursing (APN) reflects the combination of graduate education and nursing. Within advanced practice nursing, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have become one of the four major roles for nurses. Throughout history, NPs have been and are called to serve by gathering patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering procedures, diagnosing, treating, and managing disease, and prescribing medications and making referrals. In correlation to the servitude of NPs, Jesus taught us how to…

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