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comment The correct translation for Luke 6:21 (γελάσετε)
@fdb Thank you for your assistance on this. I know modern/attic/koine Greek is a minefield and I appreciate a review by someone who can help avoid the pitfalls. Based on your advice, I have corrected my wording and hope this is now a more informative answer.
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comment The correct translation for Luke 6:21 (γελάσετε)
@JonathanChell Where I believe that less than a substantial majority of scholars hold a particular view, I generally say "some scholars", but when the majority appears to be substantial, I think the more appropriate qualifier is "most," as in this case, For example, John Dominic Crossan says in The Birth of Christianity that Q "is certainly a major scholarly conclusion." Raymond E. Brown says in *An Introduction to the New Testament * "In the judgment of most, the existence of Q ... best way of explaining the agreements between Matt and Luke in material they did not borrow from Mark."
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answered The correct translation for Luke 6:21 (γελάσετε)
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comment What are the arguments for and against Johannine Comma?
@Davïd Thank you. I had not intended this to read as an 'innovation'. I knew it was not in UBS4, but was uncertain about earlier versions, so I stuck with what I knew. Following your information, I have amended the relevant text.
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comment Is the estimate of 2 million people exiting Egypt possible?
@Schuh Your comment "Also on point is the suggestion that the Hebrews could not have generated such a large population over the given time period. " All the more so in the light of the fact that the Egyptians had supposedly been killing male children of the Hebrews for the last 80 years.
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comment What are the arguments for and against Johannine Comma?
@fdb I take your point. In my defence, I did not personally find Holland's article persuasive, but it seemed that others do. I was trying not to let my acceptance of the 'against' case influence how I presented the 'for' case. The question asked for arguments both against and for the comma, and this was the best (for what it was worth) I could find for the 'for' (authentic) case. I take your advice and have removed the word 'persuasive'.
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reviewed Leave Open What Evidence Supports The Gospel Of Thomas Being Q?
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answered Does “days” in prophecy equal “years” (Daniel 9 - Seventy Weeks)
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comment What exactly did the disciples doubt in Matt 28:17?
@JonathanChell Yes, all options are open, and I'm sure we will get some more good answers along other lines. I personally do not see any mileage in "This is too good to be true" because they followed the directions given by Jesus to the women and went to the mountain where they knew they would meet him: thus they truly believed that Jesus had risen and intended to meet them at the mountain. So at least that much was not too good to be true. (This exegesis ignores the Lukan meetings on the day of the resurrection.)
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answered What exactly did the disciples doubt in Matt 28:17?
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comment The word “expanse” in Genesis 1:6-8
@PaulVargas Thanks for a very helpful suggestion!