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Jan
7
comment Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
The more I study the less I believe. Or rather, I'm at a state where the more I study the more I'm affirmed in my non-belief.
Jan
7
comment Why does Jesus say, “Very truly I tell you”?
This question is currently the topic of a meta discussion.
Jan
7
comment Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
That last sentence is probably the most helpful here. I thought, also, perhaps that the whole Lazarus resurrection story in John was a fabrication or at least exaggeration, but I didn't want to offend anybody here. You are saying that some scholars, even among believers, believe it is a fabrication? It does seem a bit Gnostic to me.
Jan
7
comment Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
Research is for this answer: What about the story of the "Rich Man and Lazarus" indicates whether it is a parable or not?
Jan
7
comment Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
This was illuminating, but a little difficult to follow: What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
Nov
4
comment Who said “of them which thou gavest me have I lost none”?
It looks to me like the words are Jesus'. The NIV places quotes and makes this more clear.
Oct
9
comment What does “torture” mean in Matthew 18:34?
There are two Christianity based sites on the SE network. This one, BH for short, focuses strictly on the texts. In this case, the answer should point to the word translated "torture" and make a case for what it meant to the author and what he expected his audience to believe about the word. Your answer here is more theologically founded, which is where the other site comes in: Christianity.SE. Both are great sites to be a part of and offer excellent researched answers. Just be sure to tailor your posts to the specific goals of each.
Sep
28
comment Is there any reason to think that Mark 7:19 has a later addition?
"the Greek" doesn't particularly mean much. Which Greek? What manuscripts is this quote from? The NKJV says "purifying all foods," also missing the "In saying this, Jesus declared." The last paragraph in the top upvoted answer has an explanation for this.
Jul
24
comment Why doesn't Jesus give away all his money?
I don't see your summary and conclusions as different than "the typical Christian answer of 'Jesus was addressing his personal idol.'" Are you not saying that he loved his money more than anything else, a common problem for the wealthy?
Jul
8
comment Is there a sacramentalism in the “Bread of Life” discourse?
My highest upvoted answer on the Christianity site is also pretty much a copy and paste from previous research.
Jul
3
comment Why doesn't Jesus give away all his money?
@user2422960 Study will illuminate many things about the Bible. Glad to have stimulated your intellect. Thanks.
Dec
27
comment The Ten Commandments were based on the Code of Hammurabi?
They are called the Noahide Laws.
Dec
11
comment How can we determine the author's intent in listing various ages in Genesis?
Excellent summary. +1
Dec
9
comment What is the meaning of John 4:24?
@Sarah No, it complicates things further, because in English, those words are never interchangeable, except when trying to be poetic about death (ie "his breath left his body").
Jun
17
comment Can the word translated as “messiah” be considered a title when referring to Jesus?
Very good. A few things to clarify. So Jesus was anointed, but differently. He is the only one anointed in this way. Is that enough to make the title for Him: "The Anointed One" or "The Messiah"? Maybe I should see what ancient Christians said about this.
Jun
17
comment Does “Thou hast said”equate to “yes”?
So like most times, Jesus was speaking in riddles so that he was difficult to understand.
Apr
20
comment What does “break bread” mean in Acts 20:7 and 11?
Yes, this shows precedence that breaking bread did not always mean the Eucharist and that it was done before the Last Supper. Are there more verses like Matt 14:19. Even in Old Testament?
Mar
6
comment What were the major objections that Augustine had with Jerome's translation of the Hebrew Bible?
@jonE okay, I will try to find some time for that in the next few days.
Feb
28
comment What can we infer about archangel(s) from the text of the Bible?
It is sufficient to keep me busy looking and cross-referencing for days. You assumed correct that I would not consider Enoch cannon (see OP edit) but I am interested in Apocrypha. So is seems that the Arch prefix does not necessarily imply singularity of person or title, primarily because of it's usage in other texts (Apocrypha)? Maybe off topic but what about its usage outside of religious or angelic context?