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Former ordained and licensed mainstream Protestant pastor-evangelist become retired armchair theologist.


Aug
30
revised What does John 4:24 mean
expand explanation of appearance of indefinite rticle in John 4:24a KJV.
Aug
30
answered Who are the little ones in Matt 18:5, 6, and 10?
Aug
30
comment Who are the little ones in Matt 18:5, 6, and 10?
In the passage you quoted, the words "child," "children," "these little ones," and the like are translated from παιδιον and can refer to a small or young child, or (non-literally) to an immature and childlike believer (cp. Strong's #G3813).
Aug
30
answered What does John 4:24 mean
Aug
27
answered Which beast does the number 666 represent
Aug
26
answered What is Yahweh's gender?
Aug
23
comment What did Jesus mean in John 20:23 when he talked about his followers forgiving sins?
@Jeff: see if, perhaps, Matt. 16:19; 18:18 might answer your question.
Aug
15
comment Why Moses ordered to keep virgins alive but kill all non-virgins and males in Numbers 31:17-18?
Does not the Hebrew of v. 18 refer to all female children and women, regardless of age, who hadn't yet laid with a man? As to sexual slavery, would that not depend on the intent or marital status, or both, of the slave owner? (What would a Jewish wife had said about her husband using captured virgins as sex slaves?) IMO, Moses was ordered to keep alive--perhaps for future use as house servants (cooks, handmaidens, laundrywomen, and the like)--all females who had not yet indulged in sexual activities.
Aug
7
answered What is a “quickening spirit” (1 Cor 15:45) and how is it different from a “living soul”?
Aug
7
answered Does John 1:12 identify believers of the past only, or past and present tense believers?
Jul
19
awarded  Commentator
Jul
19
comment In John 3:16, is the word believe a continous action for everlasting life?
Good question. Looking at a variety of English Bible versions, I see, among others: "everyone trusting in him"; "whoever has faith in him"; "whoever believes in him"; "everyone believing into him," and "who is believing in him". Each of the alternate English renderings of the Greek phrase ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν (which I translate as "that all the believers in and with him") read to me as though they're conditional upon both present and continuing belief in the teachings and abilities of "Jesus, who is called Christ" (Matt. 1:16). Otherwise, what's the point?
Jul
14
comment Is the REB translation of Ex 11:1, comparing to a rejected bride, supported in the original language?
Admittedly, my Hebrew is rusty but, as I read Exo. 11:1, the difference in how to read the word is not in its voweling but its spelling; e.g., KaLaH vs. KaLLaH. More specifically: both the unpointed Masoretic Text (MT) and the Westminster Leningrad Codex (WLC) show כלה (KLH) to be read as "completely". If the Hebrew word for "bride" was in that verse, then the spelling of that word would be כּלּה (note dagesh Lamed or L, transliterated as KLLH).
Jul
7
comment Can the word translated as “messiah” be considered a title when referring to Jesus?
Thanks for the editing, Jon. In the future, I'll try to be more careful as to which "Add" button I hit :)
Jun
27
answered How should we contextualize Paul's “Jesus is accursed” in I Co 12:3?
Jun
27
comment What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
PART 1: refer to your preferred biblical commentary(-ies) for more specific information. PART 2: I concur with Zodhiates (ibid. at 2 Tim. 1:6) that "[t]here is no complete list of all the gifts [however] this was the gift that came upon Timothy as a result of his ordination to the ministry .... The same gift is referred to in I Tim. 4:14." PART 3: there's little or no need for me to explain what someone else has said. I thought the comments, information, and explanatory quotes I used answered your questions satisfactorily. If not, then perhaps someone else will share their personal conclusion.
Jun
27
revised What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
edit punctuation
Jun
26
revised What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
edit punctuation & typo
Jun
26
answered What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
Jun
25
revised What does “My Lord and my God” Mean?
typo.