Jesus of Nazareth

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  • #358325
     t8 
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    While studying an unrelated subject, I came across this in Wikipedia.

    The Gospel of Matthew explains that the title Nazarene is derived from the prophecy “He will be called a Nazorean”, but this has no obvious Old Testament source. Some scholars argue that it refers to a passage in the Book of Isaiah, with “Nazarene” a Greek reading of the Hebrew ne·tser (branch), understood as a messianic title. Others point to a passage in the Book of Judges which refers to Samson as a Nazirite, a word that is just one letter off from Nazarene in Greek.

    Anyone know an Old Testament scripture that this Mathew verse is referring to?

    Matthew 2:23
    and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.

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     mikeboll64 
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    From the JWs:
    Gr., Na·zo·rai′os; probably from Heb. ne′tser, meaning “sprout,” hence, figuratively “offspring.” See Isa 11:1 and ftn, “Sprout.”

    From NETNotes:
    Judging by the difficulty of finding OT quotations (as implied in the plural “prophets”) to match the wording here, it appears that the author was using a current expression of scorn that conceptually (but not verbally) found its roots in the OT.

    I don't remember Nazarenes being scorned in the OT, but it does bring to mind these words of Nathanael, “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?”

    Interesting point.  I hope others can shed some more insight.

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     Wakeup 
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    Quote (mikeboll64 @ Sep. 22 2013,10:39)
    From the JWs:
    Gr., Na·zo·rai′os; probably from Heb. ne′tser, meaning “sprout,” hence, figuratively “offspring.” See Isa 11:1 and ftn, “Sprout.”

    From NETNotes:
    Judging by the difficulty of finding OT quotations (as implied in the plural “prophets”) to match the wording here, it appears that the author was using a current expression of scorn that conceptually (but not verbally) found its roots in the OT.

    I don't remember Nazarenes being scorned in the OT, but it does bring to mind these words of Nathanael, “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?”

    Interesting point.  I hope others can shed some more insight.


    I think that because Jesus was born in Bethlehem,
    that makes him a Nazarene.

    I could be wrong.

    wakeup.

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     NickHassan 
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    Hi t8,
    I expect it may be found in a book not accepted in the canon.
    There is this use of the word too
    Acts 24:5
    For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

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     terraricca 
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    per ups just to mean 'FROM NAZARETH”

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     NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    Jesus of Nazareth was anointed with the Holy Spirit.Acts 10

    Not born anointed.

    Tradition denies the anointing at the Jordan.

    #820793
     NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    Lk 4.18

    The Spirit of the Lord is upon me

    for He has appointed me to preach the gospel to the poor.

    He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives,

    and recovery of sight to the blind,

    to set free those who are oppressed,

    to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord.

     

    #821022
     NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    Repent and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins…

    #821665
     t8 
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    Then show the fruit of being born from above. Love, patience, kindness…

    No love, no Spirit.

    Men can walk away from God and in their own direction.

    Our own understanding can be decpetive.

    Need to have faith in God and the scriptures, even when they contradict your own understanding.

    #821672
     NickHassan 
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    Hi T8,

    Yes love does not rejoice in unrighteousness,

    but rejoices with the truth.

    #821808
     t8 
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    Yes, and love has many other obvious attributes such as loving others and not condemning everyone. Spending our lives condemning people is basically the Devil’s territory right?

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     NickHassan 
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    Hi T8,

    Yes be positive.

    It is is the way of a true teacher.

    #822262
     t8 
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    Love never fails. Remember that.

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     NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    Acts 10.38

    You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power,

    and how he went about doing good and healing those who were oppressed by the devil,

    for God was with him.

     

    Jesus of Nazareth was anointed,

    not the embryo nor the infant.

    #829246
     t8 
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    Now you are saying that Jesus of Nazareth was not an embryo nor an infant.
    Well, you must see how silly your teaching is looking now right.

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