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Dec
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comment Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
@Ryan Jesus didn't always obey the Jewish law. He broke it on many occasions which is part of what got him in trouble with the Pharisees. He always obeyed God's law. What part of God's law would such an action violate?
Dec
28
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Dec
27
comment Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
@LanceRoberts I think you are right. Jesus, both as the firstborn of Mary, and simply as the Lord, certainly had the right to delegate this responsibility, even if he had other living siblings.
Dec
25
answered How should John 1 be interpreted?
Dec
24
asked What are the Pharisees saying to search in John 7:52?
Dec
24
comment Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
I would translate this verse: The Jews were shocked. They said, "How does he know the Scriptures? He never studied ⸤to be a rabbi⸥. (If the there is a character which is not rendering correctly before to and after rabbi, those are lower square brackets, which I use to denote an inserted phrase. If you are running Windows your font may not show them.)
Dec
24
comment Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
@lonesomeday John's attitude towards Jesus (for example, at his baptism) makes that seem extremely unlikely.
Dec
24
answered Can Hosea 6:1-3 be interpreted as a prophecy of Jesus' resurrection?
Dec
24
answered Who believes, is baptized, and is saved in Acts 16?
Dec
24
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Dec
24
comment Is there any scriptural warrant for the literalist approach to scripture?
Perhaps the months of silence without an answer to this question is a bad sign for the literalist position...
Dec
24
comment Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
@Ryan I see what you're saying, but what does it mean when it talks about Jesus' brothers, then? That they were his cousins? (What we would call cousins are called brothers in some cultures.) Or might it be that John was closer to Jesus than his brothers (they come off as jerks sometimes), and so he would rather entrust his mother to John's care?
Dec
23
answered Is the phrase “sin shall no longer be your master” in Romans 6:14 a command?
Dec
23
answered Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
Dec
23
answered 1 Cor 7:21 Is there any justification to translate this “remain a slave”?
Dec
15
comment What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
Yes, I mean the Hebrew. I don't believe it is linguistically accurate to claim that a word carries all its meanings or even connotations of all its meanings in all contexts.
Dec
15
comment What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
I'm not sure it's linguistically sound to confute the definitions of vanity. That is, I do not believe that the concern for appearance definition informs the meaningless definition. Also you don't give evidence from the original language for your take on how the passage should be translated.
Dec
15
comment Translation of “ἐλπίς”
@GalacticCowboy Both, really, but more with Greek.
Dec
14
asked Translation of “ἐλπίς”