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Oct
7
comment Who subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?
"in classical Greek, has the general signification of expectancy, relating to evil as well as to good. Thus Plato speaks of living in evil hope (“Republic,” i., 330); i.e., in the apprehension of evil; and Thucydides, of the hope of evils to come; i.e., the expectation or apprehension." (Vincent, M. R. Word Studies in the New Testament Vol.) In context though ("hope that creation will be set free"), I agree that this is "hope of good" rather than "evil hope".
Oct
7
comment How does the Noah's Ark narrative relate to the Gilgamesh flood account?
It is an interesting question (so +1), but I don't think it's on topic for this site since it's not asking about the Biblical text, but about other beliefs, myths, stories, etc. (so VtC)
Oct
7
revised Is Keller's view of the father in the Prodigal Son parable a reasonable interpretation?
Trying to make the question more about the text and the interpretation rather than the book itself.
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
6
awarded  Vox Populi
Oct
6
awarded  Self-Learner
Oct
6
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
6
comment Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
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Oct
6
revised Who were the “chief priests” and “Sanhedrin” in reference to the people trying to kill Jesus?
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Oct
6
asked Who were the “chief priests” and “Sanhedrin” in reference to the people trying to kill Jesus?
Oct
6
comment What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
It kind of is for meta. But the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics is actually exegesis itself. So... I'm not sure where that leaves it!
Oct
6
answered What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
Oct
6
answered What does it mean to be “born of water”?
Oct
6
comment Why is 1 John 5:7-8, found in the KJV, kept in the NKJV when it is believed to be inauthentic?
Admittedly, it's not ideal, but they weren't trying to "fix" the authorized version, but rather they were just trying to make it more understandable. I think this comes from the desire to preserve the KJV as much as possible for the love of the old, poetic phrasing. I agree it is a bit annoying, but it's not like the trinity is solely based on this verse.
Oct
6
comment What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
I really think that this whole line is borderline (if not fully) doctrinal. However, with the text being so crystal clear, it's hard to interpret this in a way that that changes the meaning. Paul's meaning and intention were very clear (both textually and doctrinally)
Oct
6
answered What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
Oct
6
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
6
revised How can we understand “fear”?
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Oct
6
answered How can we understand “fear”?
Oct
6
comment How can we understand “fear”?
Actually... Merriam-Webster seems to show this second definition as well. Huh. Thanks. +1