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Nov
29
comment Were the Nephilim in Genesis 6 aliens?
This... Yes. It's one theory. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
Nov
29
comment What does Hebrews 6:4-6 mean?
As a side thought, How much doctrine should we allow? is still a pretty open question.
Nov
28
comment What were the Corinthians doing when they “baptized on behalf of the dead”?
A small little reference and yet so many people have based entire beliefs around this verse. +1 for a question that I'm surprised hasn't already been asked.
Nov
22
comment Did Jonah expect to die when he was thrown overboard?
@JonEricson Possibly so. That would make a good followup question...
Nov
22
comment Did Jonah expect to die when he was thrown overboard?
@JonEricson It seems that, in verse 6, Jonah considered his life spared. From that, it seems that he thought he was a goner but was then spared (while still in the whale's belly). Personally, if I was in the whale's belly, I would presume that I was about to die slowly. Jonah doesn't seem to think that way, though.
Nov
18
comment What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
@vasquez If you disagree with the answer, please post your own interpretation. From my interpretation, the passage is crystal clear.
Nov
16
comment How can we determine if a text is sarcastic?
Also, is it safe to presume that Item 2 there is a sensus plenior interpretation of that passage?
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
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
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
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
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.