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Q&A#35 Was Jesus a Fruitful Eunuch?

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#35 Was Jesus a Fruitful Eunuch?

August 31, 2018
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "Some have described Christ as a sort of "fruitful eunuch." Others have pointed out that he in fact has a bride. While these would be mutually exclusive in a literal sense, does the Bible require us to choose between them when taken as metaphors?"

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