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How Many Came to Anoint Jesus’ Body?

Women at the Tomb

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Scholars have tried to piece together the four witnesses in a manner in which told one clear story about what occurred on Resurrection Sunday, but some of the differences in the four Gospel records prevent a definitive chronology that would be accepted by all. To be sure, there is no doubt among believers that the records are true as they pertain to Jesus rising from the dead, but the order in which his resurrection was discovered and the chronology of his later appearances leave many in doubt of an accurate and orderly arrangement. Therefore, whatever may be said about the chronology of the day’s events should be taken with some skepticism, since another, and perhaps equally plausible account, could be presented by someone else. There simply isn’t enough information in all four witnesses to establish chronology beyond doubt. That said, I will now begin to offer my understanding of those events. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 26, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Jesus Arrives on the Mount of Olives

Palm Sunday - 3

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The trip from Jericho to Jerusalem is seventeen miles,[1] and we’ve now come to final week of Jesus’ public ministry and life upon this earth. Six days before the Feast Day of the Passover (John 12:1), we find Jesus and his disciples at the top of Mount Olivet near a place called Bethphage and the eastern gate of Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1; Mark 11:1). Luke includes Bethany when describing the place on the mount where Jesus temporarily halted his journey (Luke 19:29). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Jesus’ Visit to Bethany

Mary of Bethany

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Martha, the sister of Mary and Lazarus, received Jesus into her home (Luke 10:38), which was located in Bethany (John 11:1). The fact that Jesus and his disciples enjoyed at least a meal and shelter in Martha’s home (Luke 10:38), which was less than two miles from Jerusalem (John 11:18), shows that Jesus had finally arrived at his destination, Jerusalem, to celebrate the Passover (cf. Luke 9:51). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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A Sabbath Day’s Journey and Jesus

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It is important to understand that once in Bethany, Jesus could not return to Jerusalem until after the Sabbath day was over. The law concerning traveling on the Sabbath can be found in Exodus 16:29, where Moses tells the Israelites that they cannot go out of their “place” on the Sabbath day. The word for “place” (H4725) is maqowm and means “locality, country, or home.”In other words, Moses wasn’t trying to keep everyone in his tent, but no one was permitted to leave the camp. In Numbers 35:5 the Law fixed the limits of the city to its suburbs of 2000 cubits (3000 feet) on every side. This was considered to be a Sabbath day’s journey, set by ancient rabbis and continued to the time of Jesus (Acts 1:12). That Jesus agreed with this prohibition of travel on the Sabbath can be seen in the Olivet Prophecy in Matthew 24:20, where he told the apostles to pray that their flight in persecution would not occur in winter or on the Sabbath day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2010 in Christianity, Jesus, Religion

 

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