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Feb
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comment 1 Cor 13 gongs and cymbals: waking the gods
For what it's worth, if you go to this site, you'll read an anecdote provided by missionaries(?) Harriet Elizabeth and Francis Edward Clark in their book Our Journey Around the World. books.google.com/…
Feb
3
revised What type of plant was the bush of Exodus 3:2?
corrected misspelling
Feb
2
comment Hermeneutically, how do we reconcile Jesus' teaching on loving our enemies and YHWH's telling Israel to destroy their enemies?
@Tau: When I'm rested, I'll give it the ol' SE/BHB try! Don
Feb
2
revised Hermeneutically, how do we reconcile Jesus' teaching on loving our enemies and YHWH's telling Israel to destroy their enemies?
fixed a few errata; added more meat here and there
Feb
2
revised Hermeneutically, how do we reconcile Jesus' teaching on loving our enemies and YHWH's telling Israel to destroy their enemies?
omitted a caveat
Feb
1
answered Hermeneutically, how do we reconcile Jesus' teaching on loving our enemies and YHWH's telling Israel to destroy their enemies?
Feb
1
asked Hermeneutically, how do we reconcile Jesus' teaching on loving our enemies and YHWH's telling Israel to destroy their enemies?
Jan
19
answered Are 2 Samuel 1:25 and 1:27 questions or an exclamations?
Jan
7
comment Where was Jesus when he received word of Lazarus' illness?
@ScottS: Thanks for coming to my defense. Actually, my arithmetic WAS faulty, but I provided answerer GreatBigBore with a couple alternative explanations, one humorous and one serious. Don. By the way, I just now finished writing my latest gripe in BHB Meta. You may be interested in checking it out. If not, that's OK, too.
Jan
7
comment Where was Jesus when he received word of Lazarus' illness?
@GreatBigBore: Good catch! I forgot to say that Jesus, et al., stopped at Red Roof Inn about half-way between where he was (when the news came to him) and Bethany. Evidently, the inn had an all-you-can-eat buffet for a fixed price, with free swimming privileges! Seriously, however, since we don't know exactly when Lazarus died, there are any number of scenarios I could spin from the given facts. Who knows, maybe Jesus stopped to "minister" to people on the way to Bethany, so the journey took two days instead of one. Maybe the messenger took two days to reach Jesus and Laz. died after one day?
Jan
6
revised Where was Jesus when he received word of Lazarus' illness?
reworded a couple things
Jan
6
answered Where was Jesus when he received word of Lazarus' illness?
Dec
25
comment Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
@JoshuaBigbee: I'm a Westerner, and I don't equate equality with power (though they are related). Jesus had access to every attribute of God, but he chose to limit his access in some ways and at some times. At other times, his divine attributes burst through in glorious fashion in what were called signs and miracles. There is no doubt that divine power was involved in every sign and miracle to some extent, but then so were authority ("even the wind and waves obey him"), glory (the transfiguration), divine approval (at his baptism), angelic ministrations (wilderness temptation, Gethsemane)....
Dec
24
comment Did Jesus subject Himself to the law of the land by paying the temple tax?
@BenchNoviaBensing: Christ did, in a sense, subject himself to God's Law by being made in the likeness of men. He was, in a sense, obligated to obey every jot and tittle of the Law so that he could be the perfect propitiation for our sins, the spotless Lamb of God bearing away the sins of the world. The perfection of Christ's life was mirrored in the way he obeyed both the letter of the law and the spirit of the law simultaneously. Whereas the first Adam (and each person of each subsequent generation) failed to keep the law, Jesus succeeded, and in so doing become the perfect sin-bearer. Don
Dec
24
answered Did Jesus subject Himself to the law of the land by paying the temple tax?
Dec
23
comment Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
@Tau: Interesting comment. Thank you. You've given me something to think about! Don
Dec
23
revised Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
errata
Dec
23
answered Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
Dec
20
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
@BenchNoviaBensing: I'm glad you think so. I'm a little disappointed others seem not to be in agreement with you! Oh well, you can't please all the people all the time. Don
Dec
19
revised What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
cleaned it up