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answered Commas amid the fruit of the Spirit
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comment “he will rule over you” — good, bad, or neutral?
FYI, our site community expects a strong example of showing your work, on this site in your answer, not just a brief statement with a link to a blog to get the "more thorough explanation." At the same time, we do not expect you to simply copy from another site (whether your blog or not), and so reworking the information to make it fit an answer to the question is expected. Also, your answer mainly speaks to the word "desire," which probably needs to be related more to the last part of the verse (which is what the question was about).
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answered Whose נְבָלָ֔ה in Job 42:8?
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comment Why do some translations say “translated Dorcas” in Acts 9:36?
@RevelationLad: No, there is no cause to believe she was Gentile. She had an Aramaic name, Tabitha, which in Greek = Dorcas, so it seems clear she was non-Gentile. But the event happened in Joppa, with Peter, prior to and leading up to his call to the Gentiles (Dorcas is what got him to Joppa, v.38), so I do think that is why she became known among the upcoming new Greek believers (in ch. 10), and hence why Luke was clarifying for Theophilus who she was and the story about her. Regarding Jewish body prep, see Jn 19:39-40 and laying out the dead, see girl in Mk 5:35-43 // Lk 8:49-54.
Apr
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answered Why do some translations say “translated Dorcas” in Acts 9:36?
Apr
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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
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revised Historical Evidences that the Israeli Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
Cleaned up some extra unnessary characters and text
Apr
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comment In Luke 23:54 - Was Jesus Entombed Right Before the Sabbath Dawn?
@Daisy: To be put in a tomb is to be buried; it may not be the same way a typical coffin is buried today, but both are a burial. Hence, Paul says of Christ "He was buried [ἐτάφη, aorist passive of θάπτω, 'bury']" (1 Cor 15:4).
Apr
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comment Did Paul take the Old Testament out of Context?
@Marisa: The hermeneutic I follow does not allow for any real contradictions between the texts, as foundational to it is that the text is inspired of God, as much His words as the human author's words. But not all hermeneutics follow that view. I'm thankful this answer was a help.
Apr
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revised Did Paul take the Old Testament out of Context?
Fixed typos and added some material
Apr
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answered Did Paul take the Old Testament out of Context?
Apr
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awarded  Cleanup
Apr
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revised Historical Evidences that the Israeli Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
rolled back to a previous revision
Apr
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revised Historical Evidences that the Israeli Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
Clarified dusk vs. midnight and Babylonian influence
Apr
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comment Historical Evidences that the Israeli Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
@elikakohen: Your original question was essentially about a transition at night (sunset to sunset) versus day (sunrise to sunrise), and the title still notes the point is "why ... assert ... day began at night"; so the evidence above shows why a "night" transition. However, if I understand your present objection/question, it is now based on a refined view of "when" in the evening (i.e., dusk [traditional Jewish], midnight [Roman], or otherwise). I will work on an edit to clarify that aspect.
Apr
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Apr
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comment Historical Evidences that the Israeli Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
@Susan: Not all date the entire Pentateuch as pre-exilic; note in Dick's answer where he notes some view at least parts of Genesis 1 as post-exile, and I know some view Deuteronomy as post also. Hence why I emphasized agreement on the texts I noted. But you are correct, I read the question as excluding "later" texts (as stated, "to avoid circularity"), but clearly the question is seeking "earliest texts and evidences," and I dare say one is not going to find earlier texts on the matter than Exodus and Numbers, and those clearly existed in 2nd temple period.
Apr
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revised Historical Evidences that the Israeli Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
Added link to Job being early
Apr
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comment Historical Evidences that the Israeli Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
@Susan: Also notice that while I do have my own presuppositions about the dating of the text, observe that the two primary passages I use to argue for dating, Exodus 12 and Numbers 33 even Dick's answer notes are pre-Exilic. So my argument supports a pre-Exile dating of sunset to sunset, showing it was not an adoption of Babylonian dating, but an earlier dating system the Hebrews shared with them.
Apr
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revised Historical Evidences that the Israeli Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
Modified conclusion to include revised question