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I've been studying some Scripture for a while, a lot of which has been Genesis. Soon after a friend took me to his Bible study, three of us were reading more and discussing different beliefs.

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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
11
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
8
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
8
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
6
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.
Jul
4
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.
Jul
4
comment Did Abraham lose track of a visitor?
While I have a couple more questions, I'd rather not post them in comments. Would you join me in the library to talk?
Jul
4
comment Did Abraham lose track of a visitor?
I was wondering what the Greek &/or Hebrew might say, so thanks.
Jul
2
comment What did Jesus mean when he called the Pharisees “A brood of vipers”?
@Bagpipes I don't have an answer for you yet, but I'll gather some information and get it to you. The number of times it's used and how is interesting to me.
Jul
2
comment What did Jesus mean when he called the Pharisees “A brood of vipers”?
@Bagpipes Besides the various verses in Scripture that mention "Brood of vipers" (and how so many interpret those), are you looking specifically for experts of Greek?
Jul
2
comment What would Peter “bind” or “loose” on earth?
@Jas3.1 Ok. Thanks.
Jul
2
comment What would Peter “bind” or “loose” on earth?
@Susan I can see from within Mike's answer that some may say this gives Peter authority to forgive sins. At the same time, these 2 verses alone show he can keep some things bound; my thought is that he couldn't really keep sins "bound". Thanks.
Jul
2
comment What would Peter “bind” or “loose” on earth?
Help me understand. Are you saying this includes a priest's authority with Jesus present to forgive sins, counsel, etc. at confessions during the sacrament of Reconciliation? Thanks.
Jul
2
comment What would Peter “bind” or “loose” on earth?
Help me understand. Are you saying this includes a priest's authority with Jesus present to forgive sins, counsel, etc. at confessions during the sacrament of Reconciliation? Thanks.
Jun
30
comment What would Peter “bind” or “loose” on earth?
@Susan Thanks. Mike's answer you note does address a good amount of this; it includes some large differences with interpretations.
Jun
22
comment What does Paul mean by “unworthy manner” in 1 Corinthians 11:27-32?
&Tyler Thanks. One thing I find very interesting is where it says that the bread and cup were picked up "after" dinner. 1 Cor 11:23 He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Jun
22
comment What does Paul mean by “unworthy manner” in 1 Corinthians 11:27-32?
I was about to ask a comparable question. Then I saw yours here. Good question, so thanks.
Jun
19
comment What is the historical interpretation of 'Nicolaitans' in Rev 2:15?
@stefan I edited the title.