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comment Is there a possibility of a gap of time between Gen 1:1 and 1:2?
@PaulGlennCawley : I'd like to "second" Frank's comments. The source you have used simply does not understand the Hebrew, and is replete with mistakes and misinformation. The revia is indeed on the first word of Gen 1:2. If you want to learn more about Hebrew accents, have a look at the BFBS resources or Wickes's standard treatments. I'm afraid this analysis simply does not stand up to scrutiny.
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comment What kind of desire was given to Eve?
+ Susan T. Foh, "What is the Woman's Desire?", Westminster Theological Journal 37 (1974/75): 376-83.
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comment Is there a difference between “punishment” and “discipline”?
@Andrew - we really need a text to discuss here, not just the broad question in the abstract. Otherwise, your question is in danger of being closed as not "on topic".
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comment Haggai 1:6 - Thirsty vs Drunk
If you want to get closer to the original lanuages, try using the New American Standard Bible which is a bit like "the answer book". On this theme, see also a discussion of literal Bible translations.
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revised Haggai 1:6 - Thirsty vs Drunk
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revised Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
typo - grrr...
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comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
@JackDouglas - Grudem's numbers are for words, not verses. I'm sure "each word and phrase was carefully weighed", but it's still a revision, not a fresh translation! (Much like the RSV itself, in fact - the clue being in the name, of course. ;)
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comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
@JackDouglas - because more than 90% of the ESV is simply the RSV (actually 92% according to Wayne Grudem who ought to know). It's not like it's even close to a new translation. I'm pretty sure this reading was present in the first ESV edition, though.
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answered Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
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comment How can the translation of δοξης as “glory” in Romans 3:23 be justified?
@davidbrainerd "...renders the verse absurd...". On Monday night, one could say that eleven men (or more, actually) "fell short of the glory of Manchester United" -- not an especially absurd form of words, IMO.
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comment Did Judas repent or feel remorse?
You might be interested in reading William Klassen's Judas: Betrayer or Friend of Jesus? (Fortress Press, 1997) - see the Google Books summary; should be in many seminary/college libraries.
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reviewed Leave Closed Sin vs trespass vs transgression