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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
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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
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answered What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
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revised How can we understand “fear”?
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answered How can we understand “fear”?
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comment How can we understand “fear”?
Actually... Merriam-Webster seems to show this second definition as well. Huh. Thanks. +1
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comment How can we understand “fear”?
Would it be better, then, to translate this one Hebrew word (or the Greek variant) separately to avoid this confusion? Or should we try to change our English understanding of "fear" to accommodate this the definition of "revere"?
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revised How can we understand “fear”?
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asked How can we understand “fear”?
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comment “Sealed” (ἐσφραγίσθητε) in Eph. 1:13
Nice answer! Plus, it's a whole lot better than this seal or this one . ;)
Oct
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comment Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
Where did you get that Greek from? That's really nice!
Oct
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accepted Does the Bible mention unicorns?
Oct
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comment Was “Τετέλεσται” actually stamped on paid bills and debt certificates in the first century?
I can find even less support for that. The closest that I found was someone's sermon on a forum site (ie very unreliable) that said that people put in prison for debts owed had a paper with a running total owed. Once the debt was paid, they got the "It is finished" scrawl. Realistically, that sounds sounds just as possible as the tax receipt issue, but it could have been taxes that landed them in jail in the first place. There could be something to it, but only in the sense that it could have been used for tax receipts (not dealing with jail terms specifically).
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comment Does the Bible mention unicorns?
Nice find on the Septuagint.
Oct
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answered Primary components of lexical-syntactical analysis
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asked Does the Bible mention unicorns?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Analytical
Oct
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asked What does “Jealous” mean in Exodus 34:14?