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Apr
8
comment What does Patterns of Elohim followed by Singular Words like in Genesis 1:1 really mean?
So, only Israelites and Judahites have this Elohim followed by singular words. So they do have something "unique" about their beliefs.
Apr
8
comment What does Patterns of Elohim followed by Singular Words like in Genesis 1:1 really mean?
How to go to chat?
Apr
2
comment What does Patterns of Elohim followed by Singular Words like in Genesis 1:1 really mean?
or at least some sort of super god? like super eloah?
Apr
2
comment What does Patterns of Elohim followed by Singular Words like in Genesis 1:1 really mean?
I am not saying that genesis 1:1 makes a monotheistic claim. I am asking if elohim followed by singular words mean something along, "super god creates heaven and earth." That is in a sense, a monotheistic claim. So Yahweh is not just an eloah. He's a super eloah, and hence called elohim.
Apr
2
comment Why is Elohim translated as God rather than gods in Genesis 1:1?
I see. So the pattern of elohim followed by singular words do imply monotheistic claim. Am I correct?
Apr
2
comment Why is Elohim translated as God rather than gods in Genesis 1:1?
I see. So following a plural word elohim with a singular verb is gramatically correct in hebrew. It just means something special. What does it mean? "Royal we?"
Apr
2
comment What does Patterns of Elohim followed by Singular Words like in Genesis 1:1 really mean?
So this pattern of elohim followed by singular words do necessarily refer to a one monotheistic "God"?
Apr
2
comment What does Patterns of Elohim followed by Singular Words like in Genesis 1:1 really mean?
I modified the question. There are many theories of this elohim followed by singular words thingy. Is this only occuring in ancient judaism or do we have something similar in more obviously polytheistic culture like cultures around Israel?
Apr
2
comment Is there a way to express monotheism in hebrew language?
In exodus 12:12, Yahweh is punishing egyptian gods. So Yahweh admit that egyptian gods exist and sentient enough to be punished.
Apr
1
comment Is Deuteronomy 32:39 a monotheistic declaration?
A god that assign stuffs for all people under heaven is a god that's powerful enough to influence all people, not just israelites. That's what I mean.
Apr
1
comment Is Deuteronomy 32:39 a monotheistic declaration?
It's not a latter insertion? And it's henotheistic?
Jan
11
comment Is there any evidence that 'knei bosem' is cannabis or ganja?
People feel "presence" of Yahweh when consuming or inhaling the stuff. Such properties are called entheogenic. Which is psychedelic.
Jan
11
comment Is there any evidence that 'knei bosem' is cannabis or ganja?
So do you know for certain which species kaneh bosem is?
Jan
4
comment Is there any evidence that 'knei bosem' is cannabis or ganja?
so there is no connection between kanna and kannabis. notice the other alternative, calamus, is herbal ecstasy that's actually poisonous
Dec
12
comment Is Deuteronomy 22:28 talking about rape?
Can anyone that downvote explains the downvote?
Dec
12
comment Is Deuteronomy 32:39 a monotheistic declaration?
4:19 is unclear. Yahweh clearly identify himself as Israelites' god. Yet he said that he assign stuff for all people under heaven. Deutereonomy 32:8-9 is also unclear. Yahweh could be Elyon himself. Or Yahweh could be one of son of Elyon that happen to get Israel.
Nov
9
comment Is Deuteronomy 22:28 talking about rape?
What does hammurabi says if the girl is NOT bethrothed?
Jul
28
comment How to interpret John 2:10
So basically I am an amateur hermeneutics that try to understand what bible "originally" mean WITHOUT having to fully understand greek and hebrew. I think 90% of christians are like me to an extend.
Jul
28
comment How to interpret John 2:10
To make things even more complicated, english is not my native language and "they might have drunk freely" could indeed mean being drunk. Indonesian translation has a foot note that says it DOES NOT mean drunk and well, I am tracing it all the way.
Jul
28
comment How to interpret John 2:10
Okay, I am in a dilemma here. I do not know greek, like most christians. I think methiosin means "drunk". However, I don't know for sure. I can't tell my friend, look, methiosin actually means drunk but bible translator translate that to "they might have drunk freely". Most people would say, it does mean "they might have drunk freely". And they could be right. I could be wrong. So I got to make sure.