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Jun
5
comment Why is Wisdom personified as a woman?
@warren: Easy there, fella. I didn't say David wrote the Proverbs; I said that the OT book of Proverbs MAY have had its genesis in David's throne room where he and his son Solomon MAY have had some talks about spiritual things. David planted the seed, so to speak, and when Solomon was older and was wise enough to ask the Lord for wisdom (1 Kings 3:11 and 2 Chronicles 1:11), he channeled that wisdom into the writing and compiling of proverbs. Don
Jun
4
comment Why is Wisdom personified as a woman?
@warren: Are you suggesting that King David never shared some godly and practical wisdom with his son Solomon? At the very least, inspired writing seems to have run in the family. David was, after all, a contributor to the Psalter, and he had a gift with words. Like father, like son, yes? Don
Jun
4
comment What is the “Lot” in Proverbs 16:33
@JohnUnsworth: Thanks for the vote of confidence. I attribute--rightly or wrongly--the negative votes to my having offended a few of my fellow contributors back in November when I wrote this answer. These things happen; feathers get ruffled, and the chickens come home to roost. Don
Jun
4
revised What is the “Lot” in Proverbs 16:33
a few minor changes in syntax here and there
Jun
1
comment Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
@Tau: I've included an addendum to my answer by which I attempt to contextualize some of Jesus' teachings in the Sermon on the Mount, including his teaching on not resisting an evil person.
Jun
1
revised Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
included an addendum in light of OP's comment
May
31
revised Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
erratum
May
31
revised Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
reformatted a bit; excised the offensive personal content
May
31
answered Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
May
28
revised Did the disciples go out preaching to “Jews only”?
formulated a question based on the verse the OP was searching for
May
26
revised Who is the “god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4?
errata, re-wording here and there
May
19
reviewed Approve What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
May
15
answered Why did the reply in Luke 4:24 make the people furious?
May
9
revised Is Luke 11:8 about honor or persistence?
cleaned up the grammar, syntax, and punctuation
May
9
answered Is Luke 11:8 about honor or persistence?
May
9
comment How did Joanna “get away with” sponsoring Jesus' ministry?
@Susan: How stupid of me. Luke's syntax tripped me up a bit. "Evil spirits" links to Mary, and "infirmities" links to Joanna. As Inspector Clousseau of Pink Panther fame would say, "Case is saul'-ved"! Don
May
7
comment How did Joanna “get away with” sponsoring Jesus' ministry?
@JonathanChell: What is the reference for Joanna being healed of some illness? (Just wondering.) Don
Apr
7
comment What did Satan mean, when he replied to God, “Skin for Skin”?
@Bagpipes: Offhand, I'd say that the skin condition with which Job was afflicted may have caused his skin to turn black. After all, Satan "smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head" (2:7). Evidently, Job got some relief by scraping the boils with a fragment of broken pottery (2:8). Not a pretty sight, by any means!
Mar
17
comment Why is the word ἐβαπτίσθη used in Luke 11:38?
What you have here is an instance of Synoptic differences. Two folks witness (or are told about) an incident through the eyes of two or more people. One person or group "sees" the same incident differently than the other person or group. I, for example, can see a neighbor of mine dutifully washing his car. Another person sees the same person lovingly detailing his car. We both see the same behavior, but characterize it differently. In the Synoptic Gospels, something similar is occurring. Thanks to the Holy Spirit, the perspectives, though different, are equally true, accurate, and significant.
Mar
17
revised Concealing & revealing in Proverbs 25:2
errata