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Mar
17
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
20
comment What does “word of God” mean in Hebrews 4:12?
@RevelationLad Context is basic to all history studies. I see no reason not to apply it to the Bible. Mine is a far more contentious view than you can ever imagine.
Jan
19
awarded  Yearling
Jan
19
comment What does “word of God” mean in Hebrews 4:12?
@RevelationLad The language of the time and its understanding in their milieu.
Jan
19
accepted What language did Joseph speak in Egypt?
Jan
16
comment What language did Joseph speak in Egypt?
Thank you. I had just been reading about the reasons for the collapse of the Akkadian culture and wondered if it might have a connection. From there the question. Now I have to be careful not to be biased and mark it as correct immediately.
Jan
16
awarded  Curious
Jan
15
asked What language did Joseph speak in Egypt?
Jan
12
comment Circumcision / Flight into Egypt
It is good and well answering the question strictly from the Bible but I expect more on BH. At the time of the birth, Ashkelon and Akko was Egypt. Bethlehem was about two hours walk west of Nazareth and the largest town in the region. Bethlehem in Judea did not exist. It is very likely Luke did not know about this and wrote about the country he found himself in fifty years later when Herod had destroyed the Galilean Bethlehem and the Judean Bethlehem had been re-inhabited. This might well mean that a visit to Jerusalem in the middle of winter did not take place.
Mar
29
comment Plants created before the sun?
There are no contradictions. "Let there be light" means, let there be energy and from that energy matter formed. The first plants fed of heat. We find 'plants' at deep sea vents where there is no light at all.
Mar
23
comment Could saying that Melchizedek was “without beginning of days or end of life” possibly be a textual error?
+1 Thank you. I will use your explanation as a beginning for more investigation.
Mar
15
comment Why is “bloods,” translated as “blood,” in Genesis 4:10?
@Bagpipes. If you put that precondition to the question why ask in this manner? Are you asking for a confirmation of your theory?
Mar
14
comment Why is “bloods,” translated as “blood,” in Genesis 4:10?
Should your question include the possibility that 'bloods' mean the loss of future generations - Abel had no children. I understand that this is a very Mid-Eastern concept and maybe I should not introduce it here.
Mar
7
comment Why Were there 12 Baskets of Leftovers when feeding 5000?
I asked this question on Mi Yodeya and DanF answered it very kindly by pointing out II Kings 4: 42 - 44. It is part of the grace after meals to acknowledge that God provides all food and a meal from God will always have plenty of 'seconds' and leftovers.
Mar
6
comment What is the intended image of “pierced my hands and feet” in Psalm 22:16?
If I can may make an observation based on practical experience: untrained dogs, especially in a group, attack your hands and feet because that is what you use to defend yourself. The same applies to an attack by a group of 'evil-doers'. They grab your arms and if you kick, your legs. The Masoretic text translates as 'lion' as in: "For dogs have encompassed me; a company of evildoers have inclosed me; like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet." The word 'lion' would then mean, 'too strong to break loose'. I think it is a very apt description that might only be appreciated by past victims.
Jan
26
comment Why was, “for they were Ishmaelites” considered an explanation for why the Midianites had golden earrings in Judges 8:24?
Are you asking about the earrings, that the Hebrews might have worn as well, or that they were golden?
Nov
4
comment Who said “of them which thou gavest me have I lost none”?
The simplest explanation is that there were 'scriptures' or 'oral traditions' that we are no longer familiar with or that is no longer part of Christianity. The answer in Hermeneutics (Psalm 41: 9) takes a bit of imagination - the Psalm is about being sick, and maybe only those that have been really sick will understand that 'best friends' are not always 'friends' when one is sick.
Oct
16
comment In Judges 15:8; Hip and thigh?
I'm not sure that the question or answer shows enough research. The answer is clear from the Blue Letter Bible. The thigh was prohibited, the hip was used in sacrifice. The term therefore means 'indiscriminately'. Both the good and bad. The guilty and innocent. Etc
Jul
2
comment Why didn't Jesus 'entrust himself' to his followers? (John 2:23-25)
Maybe look at a couple of translations and then ask the question again.
May
7
comment Why Jeremiah used both encrypted and original name in single verse?
Wow! You are the man! Wonderful answer. Wonderful question.