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comment Are there any major contestants to the transmissional accuracy of the NT?
@JonathanChell You have taken me out of context. Let us continue this discussion in chat.
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comment Are there any major contestants to the transmissional accuracy of the NT?
@JonathanChell Once again your comments (which I'll agree are not relevant to this answer) seem on my reading to be entirely inaccurate. Where did I say that Mark did not present the resurrection before we get to Mark 16:9? My words were " no one saw Jesus again after his crucifixion and burial."
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comment Are there any major contestants to the transmissional accuracy of the NT?
@JonathanChell What supporting evidence do you have that the young man seated in the tomb was an angel? None of the other gospels provides close support for this asumption
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comment Are there any major contestants to the transmissional accuracy of the NT?
@JonathanChell I seriously don't believe that many preachers would stand up in church and announce that one of our gospels did not originally contain any reference to the risen Jesus, yet that does not make the omission theologically insignificant.
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comment Does the author in Ecclesiastes 4:3 consider all people in the world better-off-dead, or just some?
These look like examples of hyperbole rather than considered opinions.
Jul
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comment What “spirit” is 1 Peter 3:18 referring too?
@rhetorician As a matter of good form, I rarely comment on other answers to questions I have answered. In this case, I don't understand the relevance of your insistence that Peter wrote 1 Peter, since I was not making a point of that. In line with the positions of most critical scholars I wrote "author of First Peter" but I could equally have written "We need not even assume that Peter, or perhaps ..." As to whether v1:1 proves anything, by analogy I could end a modern letter "Sincerely yours, rhetorician" if I wanted that letter attributed to you (or to another rhetorician).
Jul
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comment Are there any major contestants to the transmissional accuracy of the NT?
@Susan Thank you as always for your comments. I notice David fixed my inerrancy to the better 'accuracy'. 'trinitarians' - yes I am well aware of that, but I was merely providing an example of an alteration to an original text, not trying to establish whether to believe in the Trinity. Its seems to me that OP is writing his first theology paper, perhaps as a commencing undergraduate and I was trying to be as helpful as possible. Had I envisaged it as too broad, I would not have answered this question.
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answered Are there any major contestants to the transmissional accuracy of the NT?
Jul
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answered What “spirit” is 1 Peter 3:18 referring too?
Jul
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comment Who are the prostitutes in Deuteronomy 23:18?
@JimThio Yes. I answered correctly with Judah, but for some reason wrote Jacob in my comments :(
Jul
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comment Genesis 11:7 - Babel language confusion
It appears that the Hebrew does say 'us' - plural, so it is not an translation issue.
Jul
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comment Did eve say “I have created a man just as the LORD did!”?
@David Thank you for your edit. Does anyone know why I got -10 points for this answer, although the answer points seem unchanged?
Jun
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comment Where did James get the idea that breaking one commandment means breaking all?
@JimThio In respect to "love thy neighbour" it is Leviticus 19:18. (This ciatation is not in my answer because your request was for references used in James 2:10, and citations used in 2:8 seemed too remote.)
Jun
30
comment Where did James get the idea that breaking one commandment means breaking all?
@JimThio Regardless of its authenticity, we might conclude that James deserves a place in the NT canon as scripture because of the moral stances it takes.
Jun
30
comment Where did James get the idea that breaking one commandment means breaking all?
@JimThio No, we didn't have to accept it as scripture, although the Church Fathers made that decision for us. Eusebius says, "Among the disputed writings, which are nevertheless recognized by many, are extant the so-called epistle of James and that of Jude, also the second epistle of Peter, and those that are called the second and third of John, whether they belong to the evangelist or to another person of the same name."
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answered Where did James get the idea that breaking one commandment means breaking all?
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comment Logic and life from the dead in Romans 11
@Susan The KJV, which I did not reference here because I wanted a translation in straight-forward (but not over-simplified) English, often disagrees with NAB, but agrees here: "12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?"
Jun
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comment Logic and life from the dead in Romans 11
@Susan I leave nuances of Greek to those better qualified than I. But, in case of translation from Greek to Eng., "if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean" lacks logic, whereas "if their diminished number is enrichment for the Gentiles, how much more their full number" seems logical in any language. Of course, seeming logical does not make it an accurate translation, but is worth considering.
Jun
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answered Logic and life from the dead in Romans 11