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I'm basically a self-taught, now inactive, web designer who still seeks to learn more about css (and some javascript) while pushing it to its limits: all as a part-time hobby between my Ph.D. studies in Systematic Theology. For those interacting with me on Biblical Hermeneutics, this meta question of mine will reveal a lot about where I come from regarding that topic.


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answered Does Jesus drink wine?
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comment Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
@davidbrainerd: While I am not sure that I disagree with you about it being received "once one gets to heaven" (I'm still pondering if that is true), I'm fairly convinced that it is not "obvious" that is. From the textual evidence itself, I would lean toward it being something gained at Christ's 2nd coming to earth (based off Rev. 1:7). I would encourage you to possibly investigate your comment further and come up with a textual argument of exactly where/when (if possible) the "white stone" is given and add that as an answer here for further proof against it being the Urantia Book.
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revised Where, and how, did Josiah die?
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revised Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
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answered Where, and how, did Josiah die?
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comment Accuracy of Alfred Edersheim's “Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah”
I guess it was a bit off-topic for the site
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comment Accuracy of Alfred Edersheim's “Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah”
I'm not sure I can answer this question, but I was wondering, who to you is a "respected New Testament scholar" (this list?). So any writing post Dead Sea Scrolls/Nag Hammadi discoveries that use Edersheim in a favorable way?
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comment Are the periods in Revelation a single period of 3 and 1/2 years or something else?
@Joseph: Thanks. That is assuming there is a grammatical nuance there at all. As the OP in that question notes, "some manuscripts have ὅτε," except it just so happens that the "some" is the "majority," so while the OP dismissed the fact that it could be ὅτε in all seven places, I would not be quick at all to dismiss such. For the record, I generally hold with the minority of (modern) scholars that the majority text is the correct reading. If such is the correct reading, then nothing is indicated at 8:1 for the 7th different from the other six.
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comment Regarding Jesus' arrest, why might the gospels differ so much?
I think your second question should be its own question on this site, rather than wrapped up into this question. Both are valid, but the answer to the second is not directly related to the answer of the first question.
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revised In Romans 3:26, why not translate dikaiosunēs as “justice” rather than “righteousness?”
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comment Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
@Daи: Is it "off topic"? It (1) asks about the interpretation of a specific text (Rev 2:17) and (2) can be answered from the text (see my answer). What more does it need to qualify? That it takes its own interpretation of the text is (I assume) not inherently invalid for the site. That it makes its interpretation from outside the text makes it questionable. In this case, however, that outside view is also what makes it answerable by the text.
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answered Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
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revised In Romans 3:26, why not translate dikaiosunēs as “justice” rather than “righteousness?”
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answered In Romans 3:26, why not translate dikaiosunēs as “justice” rather than “righteousness?”
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comment How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?
@fdb: Fair enough. I assumed you were replying to the series of both comments (I focused on my statements in the 1st of the two paired comments), but it appears you missed the context of the 2nd in the pair, which is the previous comment (it is a continuation of the discussion from that comment). So the present tense there in the 2nd of the pair is still intended to be in context of the "in eternity" from the first comment. I hope that clears it up. The elliptical thought was "land of Israel that is on the earth [in eternity] which is owned by all believers in Christ."
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comment How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?
@fdb: I did not say Christians now own the earth, I said they "will inherit the earth ... in eternity." It is a future ownership after Christ's 2nd coming. Also, "American 'Christians'" are not the only Christians on the planet (those are your words, not mine; I have fellowship with Christians from all three of the regions you mentioned). As to "non-Christians," I am assuming you already know the Bible's answer to that--their final destination is the lake of fire. All who refuse Christ's offering of Himself for them will get what they want, to be their own eternal burnt offering to God.
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comment Time in first century Judaism
@Davïd: Thanks, I'll take a look. Yes, I addressed the date because both another answer here as well as the original question on C.SE that elicited this question had answers following a "theological" change by John argument, which I felt could not go unanswered (since I do not believe that is true).
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