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Luther Seminary's Bible Q & A

Which Gospel Is True? - Eric Barreto

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When did Jesus drive out the money changers from the temple? In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus cleanses the temple near the end of his life. In John, Jesus does so in the earliest days of his ministry.

What were Jesus’ last words?

  • According to Mark and Matthew, Jesus cries out in pain and isolation: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
  • According to Luke, Jesus’ life ends with words of forgiveness for his persecutors (“Father, forgive them; for they do not

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Which Bible Should I Buy? - Mark Throntveit

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How do you know which Bible to buy?

Has your church joined the Bible blitz? Are you involved in a Bible reading program? While this craze is to be applauded, such programs immediately encounter an embarrassment of riches: Never before have there been so many different translations from which to choose. But which one is best?

I confess that I do not know. What I do know is that any Bible you are reading is better than any Bible that just sits on your nightstand or coffee table, and that responsible

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Why isn't the Gospel of Thomas in the Bible? - Matt Skinner

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What is the Gospel of Thomas about?
The Gospel of Thomas isn’t really “about” anything. Well, it isn’t and it is. That’s because the Gospel of Thomas doesn’t tell a story. It’s a collection -- a list -- of 114 sayings attributed to Jesus, many just a sentence or two in length. The sayings usually don’t refer to any narrated action. The book therefore lacks a sense of plot or development, and it has no discussion of Jesus’ deeds, death, or resurrection,

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About the Bible Q&A Blog

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Are there questions about the Bible that you’re afraid to ask? Well, maybe you aren’t afraid, but you have a friend, or a friend of a friend, who has some questions he’d rather not share publicly just yet.

This is the place for you, because here we’re interested in questions about the Bible. We’re especially interested in questions that stick their noses into the Bible’s business — asking about  where it came from, what it means, and what it is

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