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An Englishman who lives in Sweden. I work at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. I work with C# a fair bit, do some simple work with SQL Server... am currently developing my skills in Sharepoint 2010 and ASP.NET MVC4.


Feb
28
comment Did Ruth uncover Boaz' feet, or something else?
The text doesn't have to be sexual. Earlier translators did not preserve/inclkude a sexual element there. And as I said (with the expressed caveat that I don't know too much) we should look at the morality of the time. The fact Boaz was hesitant to quickly marry (given other 'claims') should give us pause at least, given the rest of the OT canon. I stand very much by my answer that the text does not demand that we infer (as the question asks). To establish whether we COULD infer sexual activity we need to continue to look at the language but also the writer's understanding of moral heroes.
Feb
28
comment Did Ruth uncover Boaz' feet, or something else?
Wow, that reads as a little harsh. While you're correct that the question "should I infer?" doesn't entirely ground on 'does it work' (and my answer doesn't base on that either), establishing that it is possible to read literally is important because it's easy to let your "seems weird" attitude influence your reading too early.
Nov
25
awarded  Yearling
Nov
25
awarded  Yearling
Mar
30
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
29
answered Did Ruth uncover Boaz' feet, or something else?
Jan
13
comment Why does Matthew double people?
Really? Humour? On the Interwebs?! Whatever next ;)
Jan
13
awarded  Commentator
Jan
13
comment Why does Matthew double people?
I think "Why does Matthew double people?" is a poor way to phrase the question. It seems to imply (when I read it) that Matthew has described one person as two. Wouldn't "Why does Matthew record two people?" sound better?
Jan
13
answered Why does Matthew double people?
Dec
26
comment Are the four profitable areas in 2 Tim 3:16 covering doctrine and practice?
Thanks for updating. It's clearer what you mean and while I don't share your hermeneutical approach I find this answer more helpful now.
Dec
24
accepted Are the four profitable areas in 2 Tim 3:16 covering doctrine and practice?
Dec
24
awarded  Scholar
Dec
24
accepted 1 Cor 7:21 Is there any justification to translate this “remain a slave”?
Dec
24
comment 1 Cor 7:21 Is there any justification to translate this “remain a slave”?
My Greek grammar has even more room for improvement, so thanks for your answer. Checking around more I've read that ἀλλ’ εἰ καὶ can be rendered literally as "but if even" or "but if also" or "although also". It seems then that both translations are possibly valid but one would have to look at other factors.
Dec
22
awarded  Editor
Dec
22
revised 1 Cor 7:21 Is there any justification to translate this “remain a slave”?
I've added some more information that I've found...
Dec
20
asked 1 Cor 7:21 Is there any justification to translate this “remain a slave”?
Dec
17
answered Who is speaking in James 2:18?