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Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30)

The last supper is described in all of four gospels (Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-39, and John 13:1-17:26). Jesus and his disciples gather to consume traditional Passover meal. On this occasion, Jesus transcribed the Old Testament ritual onto a new meaning linked with his own...

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Song of Angels: Gloria in Excelsis (Luke 2:14)

Gloria in Excelsis refers to a short hymn that is pronounced by angels when the birth of Christ and savior was announced to shepherds. The name "Gloria in Excelsis" is based on the first three words from the verse in the Latin translation: "Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae...

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Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12)

Key word of eight beatitudes is word μακάριος (makarios) which could by simply translated as "happy". But in this case, the text has a much oader meaning in mind. Every beatitude is ended followed by reasoning why it is good to be so. And this reason assures that being such is not in vain....

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Christology (study of Christ)

The New Testament Christology studies the nature and significance of the person of Jesus Christ. Especially prominent is the understanding of Christological titles in the NT and their variations or emphasis among NT authors. The most important of these titles is the Messiah and the Son of God. In...

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Gospel of Matthew

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Priestly Blessing (Numeri 6:23-27)

The text of Numbers 6:23-27 is known as Priestly Blessing or Birkat Kohanim (coming from He ew ברכת כהנים). This liturgical text bears a strong expression of the idea of God in the Old Testament. The passage is a conclusion of a series of priestly legislation. The primary concern of the text is the...

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