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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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comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
I (of course) tend to agree with @JackDouglas here, but I have added further thoughts on this into my answer.
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revised Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
Added more explanation of my logic
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comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
+1 Good research on the "why," even if I disagree with the conclusion of omitting.
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revised Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
Added verse reference to title
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answered Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
Oct
16
revised What are the arguments used by literal interpreters of Ezekiel's temple (Ezek. 40-48)?
Added information about Youman's dissertation on genre
Oct
16
comment Which Greek NT passage has proven to have the most variant readings?
@Davïd: I've edited the question. Let me know if that is any more clear to you.
Oct
16
revised Which Greek NT passage has proven to have the most variant readings?
Edited for clarity
Oct
16
comment Which Greek NT passage has proven to have the most variant readings?
@JackDouglas: I see a "shopping" question as desiring a list, and not having a single answer (similar to what you mention here). My question should have but a single correct answer, technically a verse reference with some documentation to back it up (so I also would not classify it as "too broad," like one close vote has). I'm seeking an answer based on statistics, somewhat like this question.
Oct
15
asked Which Greek NT passage has proven to have the most variant readings?
Oct
15
comment Matthew originally written in Hebrew?
In my opinion (and I have my reasons), I generally consider the majority reading is the correct one (and a far more objective measure). Also, to clarify, "every word counts" is a bit misleading, since some words count more than others when determining the meaning of a text (e.g., the presence/absence of the article in some cases), and some variants more than others (spelling need not matter, e.g. color vs. colour). I hope that at least eliminates your confusion on my view (whether you agree or not).
Oct
15
comment Matthew originally written in Hebrew?
@publicstatic: My answer is "yes" we do have the "text" located "in a single book form now" (though the "text" would not need to be in a single book for it to still be preserved and useful), as the text exists as one of the few variants noted in any particular passage that has a variant (many do not) in the modern critical editions of the Greek NT. Those editions generally do not "flux" because of new textual information, but rather opinion of parameters for determining the best reading from the variants, but the text is still there.
Oct
15
answered What are the arguments used by literal interpreters of Ezekiel's temple (Ezek. 40-48)?
Oct
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comment What did Paul call Christians?
Great info! Realizing the books vary in length (some normalization based on length would be interesting), it is still intriguing to see the emphasis of ἐκκλησία for the Corinthians (35% in 1 Cor, 50% adding 2 Cor) dealing with issues of their assembly (1 Cor 1:10-17). Additionally, 35% of the uses of ἀδελφοί were in those two books also, as he tried to emphasize unity. Other similar things jump out: 24% of ἅγιοι in Eph, which deals with being and living sanctified, 18% of ἀδελφοί in 1 Thes with a church Paul had to leave quickly (Act 17:1-10, 1 Thes 2:17), showing his attachment and care.
Oct
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Oct
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comment What are the arguments used by literal interpreters of Ezekiel's temple (Ezek. 40-48)?
I'm not sure why this question had three close votes due to it being "systematic theology" related, when it clearly was asking a question about one type of interpretation of the later chapters of Ezekiel. However, I have modified the question which I hope fits the format of BH.SE better, with more emphasis on the particular interpretation in question. If my edits have taken away anything that you desired, please feel free to re-edit.
Oct
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revised What are the arguments used by literal interpreters of Ezekiel's temple (Ezek. 40-48)?
Modified question to focus on interpretation
Oct
10
comment Is verse 114 of the Gospel of Thomas a later addition?
I voted to close, and weighed in on this meta answer with a comment that qualifies in my mind a special case that would allow direct examination of Gnostic texts, which this question does not meet. I had already previously upvoted Dan's list of texts, but would encourage others to weigh in on that meta thread as well.
Oct
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revised To what do the “parchments” (and tangentially the “books”) refer in 2 Tim 4:13?
Corrected a missing "not" and made other tweaks
Oct
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comment What is meant in 1 Peter 3:21 when it says “baptism now saves you”
Welcome to BH.SE! I've edited the question, which I hope still captures your intent and also the version you were using to quote from (feel free to re-edit if needed). Given that you tagged it with "hermeneutical-approaches" to begin with, I guessed that you would like to see some various ways the clause is interpreted, along with trying to isolate the correct interpretation, so I clarified that (which I also hope was correctly understood by me).