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


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comment How are the 3 types of OT quotes in the NT distributed?
Thanks again, Davïd.
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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.
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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.
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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/…)
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comment The usage of the word “curse” in Gal 3:13
Deut 28:15-45 (NASB) biblegateway.com/passage/…
Jul
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comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
All right. Thanks.
Jul
31
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
I don't understand all of your question. First Paul is writing about humans being cursed if they follow only human laws, but then he's saying they have a choice to follow God's laws and they'll be fine. They've decided to not always follow God's.
Jul
29
comment Can αδελφοί refer to cousins?
@Susan Ok. Thanks.
Jul
29
comment Can αδελφοί refer to cousins?
@Susan I believe that a word in another language for "cousin" didn't exist back then. Therefore, the word "brother" was more inclusive than it is for us today. Thanks.
Jul
24
comment Women in Galatians
Welcome! Please make sure you take a tour of BH-SE. Also, please try to cite the texts you're asking about. I’ve done that here and refined your question some (thinking I got/kept the gist of it). Thanks.
Jul
24
comment What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
@MattGutting I may answer this later. In the meantime, there's useless/vain repetition "prayer" like a machine might give; there's also very good repetitive prayer per concentration, sincerity, etc. Jesus apparently chose the latter...(e.g. biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+14%3A39&version=NASB)
Jul
23
comment Moses and the Rock
Welcome, Lauree. I edited your question (e.g. to include the citings) and hope I captured the gist of it. Thanks!
Jul
17
comment Did Abraham lose track of a visitor?
Thanks for the translating.
Jul
11
comment How many days elapsed between Jesus's baptism and his return to Galilee?
@Jas 3.1 ...knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), 3 He left Judea and went away again into Galilee.” Q: Is Mark 1:8-14 be the same stretch of time as John 1:9 to John 4:2 was?
Jul
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comment How many days elapsed between Jesus's baptism and his return to Galilee?
@Jas 3.1 Help me with this; I was about to ask a question and found Matthew Miller’s here. In Mark 1:8 John baptizes Jesus. Only a few verses later, in Mark 1:14, John has already been imprisoned, Jesus has returned to Galilee, and Jesus/his disciples are doing the baptizing. I’m thinking those 7 verses cover a long stretch of time. In John 1 to John 2:2, John baptizes Jesus, who then goes to the wedding in Cana. Three chapters later, in John 4, Jesus returns to Galilee, John has been imprisoned and Jesus/the disciples are doing the baptizing. John 4:1-3 “Therefore when the Lord
Jul
9
comment Translation of Luke 1:28 “Greetings, favored one!”
@Pete At the bottom I implemented "Partial Explanation" with part of the Gary Michuta article. Also, another article focuses on Greek perfect tense and gives the same conclusion (from different Christian beliefs). Thanks.
Jul
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comment Translation of Luke 1:28 “Greetings, favored one!”
@Pete Here's one mentioning a bit about what happened in the 4th century and subsequently, and the Catholic Church reaching its official translation. themichigancatholic.com/2014/05/…
Jul
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comment Translation of Luke 1:28 “Greetings, favored one!”
@Pete It’s too bad Gabriel can’t answer this for you, and that we’re not able to obtain Jesus’ view/choice.
Jul
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comment Translation of Luke 1:28 “Greetings, favored one!”
Looking at Luke 1:28 only in English Bibles, I'm noticing some considerable differences due to adverbs used (or not used). While some Bibles show only "favored" (NASB, YLT), others have "highly favored" (KJV, ASV); I've also read wording such as "truly blessed" (CEV). While the Bible you're referencing shows only "κεχαριτωμενη", others will show "χαιρε κεχαριτωμενη", and I think just that wording difference will have quite an effect on interpretations here. I'll see what else I'm able to find.
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comment Did Abraham lose track of a visitor?
@MarkEdward Both. It's about how many individuals of any type arrived to see Abraham & Sarah, and then how many left, accounting for every one. Thanks.