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MESSIAH HIDDEN AND REVEALED IN LUKE-ACTS (2)

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  We have already seen that in Luke’s Gospel Jesus continuously forbids his countrymen to speak of his messianic status and his miracles. On the other hand, in the book of Acts, right from the beginning, Peter loudly proclaims the messiahship of Jesus to the house of Israel. Nothing is …

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MESSIAH HIDDEN AND REVEALED IN LUKE-ACTS (1)

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  We are back to the “hidden Messiah” theme.  So far, we have been dealing with the Second Temple extra biblical sources.  We have seen that, by the turn of the era, the pattern was already set: a transcendent messiah was to be hidden in heaven till the appointed time …

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FIRST BELIEVERS

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Shalom friends,   I know that some of you have been waiting for the next episode of the Hidden Messiah series – and I will return to that subject very soon. In just a couple of weeks, we will begin studying the “hidden Messiah” concept in the New Testament. But …

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UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH

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  This is the third and last installment of our study of the Jewish background of the Messianic secret.  We will then take a break from this topic, and will come back to it later, to examine the theme of hidden/revealed Messiah in the New Testament. In our last post, …