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I like to split hairs.


Nov
26
comment Synthesizing Differing Translations of Proverbs 18:24
I suppose the KJV only looks like 'in order to have friends, one must be friendly' -- in the plain language of it though, if a man who has friends must show himself friendly, presumably there's a reason why he must and a consequence of what happens if he doesn't. (Presumably, offending any could cause them all to turn against you--except perhaps those 'sticking closer than a brother'.)
Nov
23
comment What happened to the 500 witnesses in 1 Corinthians 15?
As to 'arbitrarily large', he does say "more than five hundred", so he's just rounding.
Nov
18
comment Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
@Dancek The same argument could be used for a protruding brim; I just had in mind the thickness of the sea itself. The argument is probably the same for any shape that takes into account the thickness as well as the circumference and diameter given.
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
"δεκαέξι" is Modern Greek. The Ancient Greek would be ἑξκαίδεκα ('hexkaideka', literally 'six and ten').