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Craig

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The Poor?
« on: June 17, 2007, 10:44:14 PM »

> I heard on cable news tonight that Jesus mentioned the poor 3000 times in
> the new testament. is this true?
> Bill


Dear Bill:  My no.  The word "poor" is found 197 times in Scripture (165 times

in the Old Testament and 35 times in the New). This includes the times that even

animals are referred to as being of "poor" quality, etc.  Jesus used the word

"poor" fourteen times. Of those, twice He had reference to the "poor in SPIRIT,"

as opposed to materially poor. That leaves 12 times. Of those, 5 are duplicates.

That is the same reference or event is recorded in Matthew AND Mark, and possibly

Luke and John as well. And so when we eliminate the duplicate statements, Jesus

mentioned the "poor" on about 7 or 8 occasions.

God be with you,

Ray
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