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Nov
16
comment How can we determine if a text is sarcastic?
I think that if Paul had said these things in the order that you presented them, it might make your case much stronger. However, Jumping from 1 Cor. to Gal. back to 1 Cor. to 1 Timothy... it seems that this narration isn't quite in order. Do you have any external sources that support this understanding?
Nov
16
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
Probably not with a calculator, given they didn't exist when the book was written...
Nov
16
comment Is the person who “denied the faith” in 1 Timothy 5:8 still a believer?
Good points. It seems like I once heard that the early church (pre-1-Timothy letter) were having trouble because they thought that Jesus was saying that we should ignore our parents. (Matt 10:37 and Matt 12:48-50, for examples)
Nov
16
comment What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
Oh, I think it's fine as it is. I just wanted to make sure you knew about that. :)
Nov
16
revised What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
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Nov
16
comment What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
I feel that I should warn you that the best answers you will get around here will only partially answer the question, as it is currently worded (which is wide open). Since this is not a site about doctrine or application of the passage, you won't find answers explaining how we should apply this passage--only answers on potential intentions of Paul and probably the translation of the passage. If you are curious how we should apply this to our lives, you need to ask on Christianity.SE.
Nov
15
comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
I believe that the vote to close this question has received is based on the fact that this is a question regarding historical Jewish and Roman laws, rather than hermeneutics or exegesis of biblical texts. A meta post exists dealing with this subject, but has not really gathered much support that these are off-topic or on-topic.
Nov
15
answered Translation of “this generation will not pass away” in Matthew 24:34?
Nov
15
comment Translation of “this generation will not pass away” in Matthew 24:34?
Here is a related exegetic question about the subject: What does Jesus mean by generation when talking about the end times?
Nov
15
asked Translation of “this generation will not pass away” in Matthew 24:34?
Nov
14
accepted Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
Nov
12
comment Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
@IanPugsley What's really questionable about it is that this word is only used once in the Bible. Maybe the translation of this as "anguish" must come from some outside sources.
Nov
10
comment Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
It makes me wonder if a thought-for-thought or a paraphrase would translate it that way. But at this point, even that seems a stretch.
Nov
10
comment Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
So, "anguish" is not even close to a valid translation?
Nov
10
comment What is “Regula Fidei”?
@Caleb OK, after a day, I've regrouped and finished the answer.
Nov
10
revised What is “Regula Fidei”?
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Nov
10
asked Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
Nov
10
comment Does 2 Corinthians 9:6 indicate a reaping of earthly wealth?
After looking at this with fresh eyes, I agree. It really should be moved to C.SE, pending the community agreement on some sort of doctrinal guideline
Nov
9
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
Those articles are excellent. Also, thanks for the work that went into this one.
Nov
9
accepted What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?