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Sep
10
comment Why do many chinese Bibles translate “Logos” in John 1:1 as 道 (Dao)?
Tao is indeed the same word; it comes from the older Romanization of Chinese words, the same one that produced 北京 Běijīng as "Peking" and 豆腐 Doùfu as "Tofu"—the correct way to pronounce it is with a hard d sound!
Sep
9
comment Silence of the idols and silence of the people before Yahweh in Habakkuk 2:18-20
I don't think that 2:1 is the image of a siege, but rather a watchman. If it were of a siege, than it would be that Habakkuk was being sieged by God, not the other way around (the ramparts are the battlements of the city). Nevertheless, a helpful answer due to the examination of the context/structure. +1
Sep
9
comment What is the intent of 1 Corinthians 11:19?
I don't agree that this is the right interpretation of this verse. Still a reasonable answer to the question, though. +1
Sep
9
comment What is the intent of 1 Corinthians 11:19?
Closely related: Is 1 Corinthians 11:19 intended as irony?.
Sep
4
comment John 12:25 on life hating
Related: What is the textual evidence for defining “μισέω” as “reject”?.
Sep
4
comment Psalms 46 - Be still or relax?
The way you've phrased your question, it looks a more like you're picking a fight than simply asking a question. Your tone is pugnative, and your assumptions of what those who disagree with you might say coupled with your rebuttals of those responses do not suit themselves well for this site. The idea here is to ask honest questions in a civil manner. Could you pair down the question, deleting some of your musings? I am eager to answer the basic question here about Psalm 46:10—but not to get into a debate about Christian versus Jewish translations.
Sep
4
comment Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 Puzzlement
Could you work on the presentation of your question some (formatting/clarity/etc)?
Sep
2
comment Not singing the songs of Zion/Yahweh's song in Psalm 137
The emotive side is well expressed by Sons of Korah, and with more freedom with the words tho perhaps even more powerfully, by Lamb.
Jul
17
comment Why does Jesus refuse to help the Syrophoenician woman, and then help her?
As a clarification, I do not intend the immutability of God to be mixed together with his interaction with us, but for the two to be hold in tension. It's a manifestation of the divine sovereignty/human freedom problem, which Biblical is a paradox.
Jul
16
comment Why does Jesus refuse to help the Syrophoenician woman, and then help her?
@Jas3.1 I consider it a question about a Bible passage. But I am on the side that says interpretation is impossible to divorce from theology. Thanks for the edit BTW.
Jul
15
comment Why does Jesus refuse to help the Syrophoenician woman, and then help her?
Perhaps I will come back and add more references later on.
Jul
15
comment Does Jesus address hermeneutical assumptions?
+1 Right. We must not understand "words" in our literalist, rationalist Western sense, but in the sense of the full, complete message of the Gospel. Also, Jesus' words are not merely the words he spoke on earth, but the entirety of the Scriptures. Once again, if we are overly literalistic, some jots or tittles have past away; yet not the smallest details of the Gospel as revealed have actually passed away.
Jul
15
comment What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
Good article; thanks for the link. +1
Jul
13
comment Meaning of “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
What was the downvote for, whoever did that?
Jul
11
comment The number two in the book of Zechariah
@JonEricson Haha, even you Jon! What is this site coming too! ;)
Jul
8
comment Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
Well good work on your answers!
Jul
8
comment Who is the good and beautiful person in Zechariah 9:17?
Speaking biblical-theologically, this passage most certainly must refer to the beauty of Christ, regardless of which way it is translated. He makes his people beautiful with his own beauty.
Jul
8
comment The number two in the book of Zechariah
+1. The heaven/earth duality is helpful and I think relevant to the message of Zechariah.
Jul
8
comment The number two in the book of Zechariah
The more I've looked at this answer the more I've liked it. I'm going to mark it as accepted; this is the kind of question that is hard to give complete justice to in one answer. You noticed some things I didn't so I think that is a worthy reason.
Jul
7
comment Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
If they are the nations mentioned, what is the significance of them presenting themselves before the Lord before going out? Or as the KJV that Bob Jones has quoted, standing before him? If you can resolve that, I will probably accept this answer.