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Dec
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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
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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?
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awarded  Commentator
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
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asked Translation of “ἐλπίς”
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awarded  Analytical
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awarded  Critic
Dec
13
comment What is the third heaven that Paul mentions in 2 Corinthians 12:2?
I've looked at both references twice and I'm still not sure what subset of those passages you are referring to. Would you mind adding quotations from them to your answer?
Dec
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answered What was life like in Eden before the fall?
Dec
12
revised Does Genesis 3:16 imply that there was pain / sorrow before the fall?
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Dec
12
answered Does Genesis 3:16 imply that there was pain / sorrow before the fall?
Dec
12
answered What is the third heaven that Paul mentions in 2 Corinthians 12:2?