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revised Moses' manufacture of the “bronze serpent” - what bronze?
tiny typo ... but we hates 'em
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comment Why are gentiles so dramatically different than Israel? Who knows of Paul's calling when called?
At least one of your "contradictions" is manufactured: "Born a Jew but yet the son of Romans." - better put: "...yet the son of Roman citizens". There was nothing inherently problematic about Jews also bearing Roman citizenship. By calling Paul's parents simply "Romans", you make them appear to be non-Jewish "Latin" rather than Jewish. See also the information in the Q&A on "what we know about Paul's family".
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comment Moses' manufacture of the “bronze serpent” - what bronze?
@DavidH - HALOT is a century younger than BDB: 2001 vs 1906. I see "bronze" in English Wikipedia links to ארד in Hebrew, but this is not part of the classical vocabulary, and I'm not sure of its origins. It seems not to be part of Mishnaic/Talmudic period Hebrew either. Sorry to draw a blank on that! Perhaps someone else (@fdb) can help?
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comment Moses' manufacture of the “bronze serpent” - what bronze?
@DavidH Did they just have one word for copper and bronze? - Yes, נְחֹשֶׁת = nĕḥōšet is usually glossed either with "copper" or "bronze": see Brown-Driver-Briggs (p. 638, bottom right column and following). By contrast, the more recent HALOT gives "copper-tin alloy, bronze" only. For more on the metal (not semantics) see the recent: E Ben-Yosef, et al, "A New Chronological Framework for Iron Age Copper Production at Timna (Israel)" [PDF] Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 367 (2012): 31-71.
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revised Moses' manufacture of the “bronze serpent” - what bronze?
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answered Moses' manufacture of the “bronze serpent” - what bronze?
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revised Moses' manufacture of the “bronze serpent” - what bronze?
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comment Why are the peoples of your house your enemies?
This constellation of texts gets some attention in this article: D.J. Reimer, "Interpersonal Forgiveness and the Hebrew Prophets", in Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel..., ed. by J. Day (T & T Clark Int'l, 2010), pp. 81-97. FWIW!
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comment Looking for electronic copies of the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic texts, and electronic translation/analyses databases to interpret them
Also - welcome to the site, i336_! You might want to take the tour and visit the Help Center for some guidance on how this site works, and what kinds of questions it handles.
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comment Looking for electronic copies of the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic texts, and electronic translation/analyses databases to interpret them
I think this is a Meta question, and in fact there's already an excellent collection of e-resources in a Q&A there. In light of that, it's possible the moderators will close or move this question.
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comment Does God have DNA?/ Sperma?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem that does not arise from the text quoted. The use of σπέρμα in the parable has nothing to do with the divine nature.
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comment Are there differences in how the Spirit empowers people?
It's one of the "trivia" questions I like to ask: "Who in the Bible was the first to be 'filled with the Spirit'?" The answer is in Exodus, of course. ;)
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comment Are there differences in how the Spirit empowers people?
Nicely done! (Especially on lābaš - the formulation of Job 29:14 is very striking.) On ṣālaḥ, probably worth noting that all examples are ṣālaḥ ʿal (except 1 Sam 16:13; 18:10 which use ʾel instead), and the only examples of this vb + prep combo. Is it likely that in these cases it ṣālaḥ is a "phrasal verb" (a bit like the difference between "shut" and "shut up", or "look" and "look out"), and its sense idiomatic? Anyway - appreciate your work on this!
Sep
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comment Is the source text of part of 1 Kings 19 potentially from a corrupted copy?
Question is now clear, and of the three new "bullets", two have very quick answers; the third is actually quite interesting. Glad you and @ScottS worked so productively on this. :)
Sep
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comment How Did Noah Know About the Clean and Unclean Animals?
It looks like the "pairs vs. sevens" question has also already been asked and answered. It would be worth doing a site search before posing the question. ;) There are plenty more to ask, though, I'm sure!
Sep
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comment How Did Noah Know About the Clean and Unclean Animals?
Welcome to the site! It looks like you've asked a question that has a direct duplicate already asked/answered. Do have a look at it; if your question is different somehow, please edit to clarify the distinction. It's worth having a look at the site tour and help pages if you need an orientation to how things work here. Hope that helps!
Sep
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comment Why doesn't St. Paul use LOVE for each of the members, when he lays out the Rules for a Christian Households [Col 3:18-20]?
Hmm - yes, the link provides a modern view, and my answer is saying that the "modern view" provides an inappropriate context for explaining the language of the Colossians text -- I've tried to word that carefully. I hope it's clear!
Sep
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comment Why doesn't St. Paul use LOVE for each of the members, when he lays out the Rules for a Christian Households [Col 3:18-20]?
@FMS - errrmm... no - it entirely misses the point. Did you actually read anything at any of the links provided in this answer?
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answered Why doesn't St. Paul use LOVE for each of the members, when he lays out the Rules for a Christian Households [Col 3:18-20]?