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comment Translation and historical background of Job 29:6a
We essentially agree on the authoritative text, though I do disagree about not being able to map Hebrew to English (or grammatical concepts of each). Your answer is helpful (+1), and may prove to be acceptable (you certainly attempted to answer the questions I asked).
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asked Translation and historical background of Job 29:6a
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revised Is dispensationalism a theological framework or a hermeneutical approach?
Toned down the harsh language
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comment In 1 Tim 2:12, how does αὐθεντεῖν (αὐθεντεω) differ from the more commonly used ἐξουσιάζω?
I gathered Westfall did not, and knew you did not from the Library post, which is where I will comment further rather than cluttering comments here.
Aug
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comment In 1 Tim 2:12, how does αὐθεντεῖν (αὐθεντεω) differ from the more commonly used ἐξουσιάζω?
So the conclusion from this study for 1 Tim 2:8 appears to then be for a woman not "to teach or have 'autonomous use or possession of unrestricted force' over a man" or as earlier noted, "domineer" a man. That seems to fit exactly with what has been historically viewed as women not having a leadership role in the church, as such a role is "autonomous" from a human perspective; meaning Timothy was to "fight the good fight" (1 Tim 1:18), remaining autonomous from those lacking faith (1:19-20) and even elders under him (4:12), as he performed as an "overseer" (3:1-7).
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answered Does 1 Peter 2:8 suggest humanity is destined or called to purposes set by God?
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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comment How old was David when he fought Goliath?
@Mark: I have to admit I did not consider the sisters in my initial calculations. I do not know how you are deriving your "chance" numbers, but I can state this much: Zeruiah is certainly not a factor, but Abigail may be (see my updated answer for my revised analysis taking them into consideration).
Aug
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revised How old was David when he fought Goliath?
Added calcuations based on David's sisters
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comment Morality of God's commandment to kill rebels
For another critique of "inversive-vav," but differing in some conclusions, this paper provides an interesting read. It still understands the construction as indicating a past-tense idea, but for different reasons.
Jul
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comment Genesis 4:15- Why did God protect Cain?
@TimBiegeleisen It is not the length of this answer that bothers me (many answers on this site benefit from lengthy answers), it is the fact that the answer is almost exclusively just a series of quotes and citations, without making any connections, nor making any real argument for a specific answer to the question. I know Joseph can produce more reflective answers, as I've viewed a number of them.
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revised Earliest attestation to Luke's gospel
Updated with 1 Thess 5 evidences
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revised Earliest attestation to Luke's gospel
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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revised Did Eli rebuke his sons?
Fixed typo
Jul
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comment Did Eli rebuke his sons?
You read BDB (HALOT) correctly. I'm just proposing that perhaps they are wrong, that the typical meaning recognized elsewhere would seem to fit just fine with my proposed reading of the text (and so no need to seek a homonym). However, I placed that secondary in the answer, since I do feel that the main point (even if it means "rebuke" or "restrain") is that Eli did not go far enough in what he should have done, namely, he did not call for his sons to be put to death.
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answered Did Eli rebuke his sons?
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comment How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
Regarding "other examples," the link I gave to Liddell and Scott gives many, and the quote from Harrison by Pentecost notes such within the context of John 4 and 5 elsewhere. But I'll point out some specific others when I can research it further.
Jul
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comment How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
@JonathanChell: Agree about context sets meaning. But this context does not define the length of the "hour" here, nor does it necessarily define the same "hour" for each individual raised; like saying "the hour the judge calls all who are awaiting trial" would not be indicating each person awaiting trial in a prison is coming at the same time, but rather each has an appointed time, such that all will face the judge for trial. So each "possible meaning" needs to be considered as a potential "fit" for the passage, the greater context of Scripture helping determine what "time" Jesus meant.