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asked What is the meaning of Jesus' teaching about unclean spirits returning to a person after being driven out?
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awarded  Good Answer
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Aug
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comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Good answer! I'll defer to GoneQuiet on the Hebrew, but in Greek "three days and three nights" certainly had the idiomatic connotation you've mentioned. Early Christians who translated the gospels from Greek to Latin and later to other languages explained the phrase precisely on those grounds.
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awarded  Nice Question
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answered Does Peter intend to identify the Pauline Epistles as canonical?
May
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answered What are the differences between allegorical and typological interpretation?
May
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comment Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
@Kazark: It turns out Witherington doesn't either, at least not exclusively. Witherington says the unusual structure of the sentence, including using "she" in the subject and "they" following the verb, contributes to his conclusion that this is intended to point to Christ's birth.
May
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revised Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
edited to better reflect Witherington's actual claim
May
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comment Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
@Kazark: Gill's commentary (linked in your answer) makes this same case, that this refers to a specific birth: "and the sense is, that notwithstanding the fall of man by the means of the woman, yet there is salvation for both men and women, through the birth of Immanuel, the child born, and Son given; at whose birth, the angels sung peace on earth, good will to men; through the true Messiah, the deed of the woman, through the incarnate Saviour, who was made of a woman, there is salvation for lost sinners: he was born of a woman, and came into the world in order to obtain salvation for them".
May
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answered Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
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accepted How many wives does Deuteronomy allow a king to have?
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asked How many wives does Deuteronomy allow a king to have?
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awarded  Enlightened
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Apr
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accepted What is the evidence for the existence of the Q document?
Apr
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comment Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
@RonMaimon: I never noticed the doublets--not their significance, anyway--until someone pointed out the pattern to me. Accusing others of willful blindness is not likely to help the conversation.
Apr
6
comment What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Just another angle on rough edges: Most translations won't show it (Young's Literal Translation does), but Mark often writes in ungrammatical Greek, switching from present to past tense and back--sometimes in the same sentence. Matthew and especially Luke don't make the same grammatical mistakes.
Apr
6
comment What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Thanks for the thoroughness of this answer.