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Aug
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comment Was Greek Mark's second language?
"Similarly, Peter and John were likely not trained in Greek (see Acts 4:13)" - Why do you quote Acts 4:13 here? Given the Jews' hatred toward anything Greek shown in Acts 21:28, it seems to me that the high priests' thoughts of being learned and educated in Acts 4:13 was exclusively about the knowledge of the Law, which would, of course, involve the knowledge of Hebrew and Aramaic, but quite unlikely Greek. I mean, how do you know that Acts 4:13 implies teaching of Greek?
Jul
19
comment 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly”
Aaaah! I got it! Thank you.
Jul
19
comment 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly”
Thank you mike, but can you please explain what thin-fat-big-lipped mirrors are? If you can give a link to an image of such a mirror that will be great.
Jul
19
comment 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly”
@Ray - So did he in fact use the word "mirror" there?
Jul
17
revised Acts 1:19: “that field is called in their proper tongue” - spoken by Peter or by Luke?
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Jul
17
asked 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly”
Jul
16
accepted “A believers' virginity” or “a believer's daughter's virginity” in 1 Corinthians 7:36-38?
Jul
16
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Jul
16
comment “Jesus said to them ”I am" (John 18:6) - Did Jesus break a taboo here?
"OK, I used ISA to locate עבודה as H5656. Is that a Strong's number?" - Yes, it is. The problem is that in the Bible this word is never used for prayer or devotion and doesn't even have a slightest connotation of that: blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/… Besides, OT uses other words for prayer, such as תְּפִלָּה , פָּלַל and לַחַשׁ and those don't have a connotation of work. What is ISA?
Jul
16
asked What day of the week was the Pentecost in Acts 2?
Jul
16
asked How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Jul
16
comment “Jesus said to them ”I am" (John 18:6) - Did Jesus break a taboo here?
"Not realising that the word for prayer and devotion is the same word as Work - avodah" - What's the Strong's number for "avodah"?
Jul
16
comment “Jesus said to them ”I am" (John 18:6) - Did Jesus break a taboo here?
Thank you, Mike. I think you've nailed it here. The links in your answer are just amazing!!!
Jul
16
comment “Jesus said to them ”I am" (John 18:6) - Did Jesus break a taboo here?
"This phenomenon is exhibited by Watchman Nee's insistence that the Sabbath is put on hold" - As far as I know, there are many theologians who hold this view. Why do you specifically mention Watchman Nee here?
Jul
14
revised “the first day of the week” in 1 Corinthians 16:2
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Jul
14
revised “the first day of the week” in 1 Corinthians 16:2
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Jul
13
comment “A believers' virginity” or “a believer's daughter's virginity” in 1 Corinthians 7:36-38?
I just asked a question here: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/17686/…
Jul
13
comment “A believers' virginity” or “a believer's daughter's virginity” in 1 Corinthians 7:36-38?
So, if the virgin is a daughter, then it looks like Paul supports the idea of a daughter not being free to choose between a marriage or non-marriage life, but rather being supposed to follow the will of her father in this regard. Am I correct?
Jul
12
comment Acts 1:19: “that field is called in their proper tongue” - spoken by Peter or by Luke?
@swasheck - "To be sure, Galilean was not a different language, but a distinct dialect within a language. Much like "Southern English" vs. "Queen's English" vs. "American English"" - But we still often have different names for different things even today between different dialects, isn't it? Another argument that makes the Luke-redaction theory less likely is that "τουτέστιν" ("that is to say"), which follows the word "Aceldama" is never used by Luke in his Gospel. It is used by him only one more time in Acts 19:4 and even there it is not used for interpreting the meaning of a Hebrew word.
Jul
12
comment Acts 1:19: “that field is called in their proper tongue” - spoken by Peter or by Luke?
"Additionally, the distinction that you refer to depends on whether or not Peter is actually speaking in 1:19, which is the source of debate" - I don't think it is a problem as the phrase "in their own tongue" in verses 19 shows clearly that the native dwellers of Jerusalem are meant.