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I will limit my comments to the question is the “inclusive” reading of οἱ δὲ grammatically impossible rather than merely improbable which is the majority view: Stephanie Black objects to Grayston's approach, observing that οἱ δὲ signals discontinuity and would be highly unlikely if there were continuity of subject with the previous sentence. (Stephanie ...


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RE: (Aramaic Bible in Plain English) "gates of Sheol will not withstand it". There isn’t much support for the rendering you found in the greek text. It may be a viable rendering of a syriac version. Not sure which syriac version is being translated. NRSV Matt. 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates ...


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Restatement: What is the significance of "troubled" in Matthew 2:3, and why wouldn't the city "rejoice", rather than be "troubled" at the birth of the Messiah? Why Wouldn't they Be Troubled? Answer: (A.) In all likelihood, "All Jerusalem" was probably a reference to the leadership in Israel, as Jerusalem was the seat of authority. (B.) This is ...


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To translate the so-called "exceptive clauses" of Matthew 5:32 and 19:9 as "unless the marriage is unlawful" (i.e., invalid) is a good translation, although it is not a faithful word-for-word translation. The word used in Greek is πορνεία (porneia), which means anything related to prostitutes and sexual immorality (wantonness, uncleanliness, impure ...



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