SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS If the WH NU reading is correct, then it is possible that this disciple of Jesus was zealous for the law or was “a zealous nationalist prior to his call to follow Jesus.
Matthew 14:16, 27 16 But Jesus said to them, ... 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, ... Was Jesus mentioned here the Gospel of Matthew or not?
Jesus did not fast as the Mosaic Law required, the record of the Gospels does not show him being known for fasting. However, neither Jesus nor the apostles commanded that the disciples had to fast. There are a few accounts of first-century Christians fasting. (Acts 13:2, 3; 14:23) However, early Christians were under no obligation to fast. Nevertheless, ...
What are the original words, what is the correct translation, and what is the correct meaning? Why is it somewhat more significant than might be thought? The original wording in Matthew 8:21 is ...
The meaning is changed when the fourth και (“and”) is included in this sentence or excluded from the sentence. This is not a significant change in meaning. Nevertheless, it is a change in translation and meaning. What are the original words, what is the correct translation, and what is the correct meaning?
Variant Reading(s): differing versions of a word or phrase found in two or more manuscripts within a variation unit (see below). Variant readings are also called alternate readings.
Jesus and the woman caught in adultery is a passage (pericope) found in the Gospel of John 7:53–8:11, which has been the subject of much scholarly discussion.
In his Sermon on the Mount under different forms of worship, he began with a strong rebuke of about not being showy or pretentious in one’s display of oneself in our worship of God. He then used such examples of how to give, how to pray, and how to fast. One textual variant [error] was added three times.
Name: P5 (P. Oxy. 208 + 1781) Contents: John 1:23–31, 33–40; 16:14–30; 20:11–17, 19–20, 22–25 Date: 225 C.E. Provenance (Origin): Oxyrhynchus, Egypt Current Housing Location: London, England: British Library (inv. 782, 2484) Bibliography: Grenfell and Hunt, Oxy. Pap., 2:1–8, no. 208, and 15:8–12, no. 1781. Physical features: two leaves; originally 13 cm x 25 cm;... Continue Reading →
The shorter reading is generally preferred if the change is intended. This is a reflection of scribal tendency, as a scribe is far more likely in his efforts at clarification, willfully to make an addition to a text. Very rarely will a scribe intentionally add to his text by mistake. The original reading was ...