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How many times did the gift of tongues occur in Acts?

This answer relates only to the comprehensible tongues recorded in Acts. It does not relate to the incomprehensible tongues Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 14. 2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 14:2 […]

What does John 4:23 mean by praying in spirit and truth?

John 4:23 actually says “worship in spirit and truth”. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”  John […]

Was Galilee not part of Israel (the Northern Kingdom) after being destroyed by the Assyrians? If so, why were Galileans not stigmatized to the same degree as Samaritans?

The region of Galilee is in Northern Palestine, and thus would have formed part of the Kingdom of Israel. The Israelite population of Galilee was deported by the Assyrians (cf. 2 Kings 15:29). This region would have been repopulated by Gentiles from other parts of the Assyrian empire (like the Samaritans). Under the Maccabees this region […]