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answered How should the story of David's concubines be read?
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accepted Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
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comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
I am marking this as the accepted answer, but I am hoping that there will be further discussion. I will upvote any answers that add detail or advance a different viewpoint unless they are extremely low quality.
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revised Does Paul refer to his past or present evil/sin in Romans 7
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answered Does the phrase “born of water and the Spirit” refer to one, or two births?
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answered Does Paul refer to his past or present evil/sin in Romans 7
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comment Did Pharoah have free will?
+1. Note that int the list of verses referenced, some of them say Pharaoh hardened his own heart! This points to the mutual truth of God's control and Pharaoh's ontologically free but ethically enslaved will.
Mar
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comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
Okay, that is a good point. I think that is usually taken too far by theologians (denotation sometimes becomes lost in connotation in some explanations), but your comment is a good one.
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comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
It is not linguistically defensible to carry connotations across senses of words without outside evidence for doing so. For example, if I get fired from my job, I do not expect you to picture an ejection from a rifle or a flame. It just means I lost my job. If you were to say I was implying that my boss had lost his cool or that I had been physically ejected in some form, I might reply that I was not meaning to imply that at all! Nevertheless, this is an detailed, excellent answer. +1 (and may accept in the future depending on how many others join the conversation)
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revised How consistent were Augustine's hermeneutics?
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comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
This answer and this question are both somewhat related.
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asked Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
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comment What restrictions would Paul have been preaching against in Colossians 2?
I recommend Douglas Moo's discussion of the Colossians heresy in his commentary.
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comment How consistent were Augustine's hermeneutics?
See, for example, his book On Christian Doctrine.
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comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
In addition, I would note that in the book of Esther we have an example of a civil holiday being instituted which Jesus then participated in during his earthly ministry (John 10:22-23).