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I'm Catholic and a CPA. I've have been studying Scripture for a while and like discussing different beliefs.


Dec
31
answered The 99 people in Luke 15: don't need to repent or don't *think* they need to?
Dec
29
comment Did the sister of Lazarus anoint Jesus with perfume once, or twice?
Those are two visits. The first is when Jesus saved Lazarus. The 2nd visit is Jesus' return later. John 12:1 (NASB) "Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead." Mary anointed Jesus twice.
Dec
29
comment What is the significance of both the priest and the Levite in the Good Samaritan parable?
This is just speculation, but maybe Jesus was calling attention to the two different “levels” of Levites. The Levite (without the authority) knew he shouldn’t come in contact with a dead body since he’d become unclean. The priest, however, who was holy, was “particularly enjoined to avoid uncleanness”. Jesus may have been saying that it doesn’t matter what “levels" of importance they were, either of them should have stopped to show some compassion.
Dec
29
comment How are the 3 types of OT quotes in the NT distributed?
Thanks again, Davïd.
Dec
28
answered How are the 3 types of OT quotes in the NT distributed?
Dec
28
comment Is LXX “Enoch pleased God” a reasonable idiomatic translation of Hebrew “Enoch walked with God”?
@Thad Walker You might find something interesting that I just sent to Frank Luke in a comment just below his answer to this question. Put it this way: What I'd tell myself is that "walked with God" is written just as each of the two men who did so (Enoch and Noah) is about to have his life saved. I'd tell myself that if the translation is made for Enoch, the exact same one should be shown for Noah, and only those two.
Dec
28
comment Is LXX “Enoch pleased God” a reasonable idiomatic translation of Hebrew “Enoch walked with God”?
@Frank Luke Maybe this has been noted somewhere else in BHSE, but not long ago I noticed something unique about the only two in Genesis who "walked with God" (i.e. Enoch and Noah). At that specific point in his life where it says he "walked with God", that man has his life saved. That's permanently at the end of Enoch's life on earth since he never died, and temporarily as Noah "walked with God" right when he was told to build the ark and survive the flood.
Dec
27
comment How are the 3 types of OT quotes in the NT distributed?
Maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but BibleHub, 80% of the way down one page, says "In other passages St Paul departs still further from the LXX., quoting freely..." (biblehub.com/library/swete/…)
Dec
24
reviewed Reject Why does Jesus tell the disciples to buy swords?
Dec
10
reviewed Reject Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
Dec
5
reviewed Approve In Acts 3:20, Is Peter Referring to Christ's Second Coming?
Dec
3
reviewed Approve Double-doubt about Numbers 12:6-8, the Speaker cannot be (or include) Jesus. (so no Trinity here)
Nov
28
reviewed Approve What is the difference between hope and faith?
Nov
24
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
3
reviewed Reject Why did David advise Solomon to kill Joab?
Oct
30
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
reviewed Reject What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
Oct
6
awarded  Custodian
Oct
6
reviewed Excellent How can the translation of δοξης as “glory” in Romans 3:23 be justified?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer