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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


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comment What are the translations of the Greek word “monogenes” in Ancient Versions?Is it “only” or “only-begotten”?
Josephus and Plato are not ancient translations of the Bible, they are examples of usage in other literature. None of the other content here appears to be ancient translations. I don't think this does much to answer the original question.
Dec
19
revised What is the significance of 2nd John being addressed to the “elect lady”?
added 3 characters in body; edited title
Dec
19
comment Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
@andrepd No worries. I've closed the question again as it appears this direction is not in line with your intent (which is fine) but if there was some aspect of the text that interested you (or this catches the interest of somebody else who wants to tweak and run with ti) we could certainly re-open it focused on whatever the perceived textual issue is.
Dec
19
comment What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb?
@fdb I have to agree this is a bit sketchy. But the real problem is the question. This question specifically and the genre of generic language questions in general was discussed at length on meta and we've pretty much settled that they are outside the scope of the site. There is not much point in debating the merits of answers to questions that are closed for being off topic—unless they are fixed and opened the whole thing is likely to hit the recycle bin eventually. As long as new answers cannot be posted, the pros and cons of existing ones is kind of a moot point.
Dec
19
comment Was Rachel buried “in the way”?
What's the actual question here? In spite of the title being a question form, the body of the question seems to just state the wording of the verse. Can you edit to clarify the actual question here? Did you want to know what this means? Is there a confusion between translations?
Dec
19
revised Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
minor grammar fix; bring title in line with question
Dec
19
comment Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
@JackDouglas I can see your point. I'm not sure I agree that the balance is in favor of this being textual but don't want to be belligerent about it either. Maybe we can think of a away to fine tune the wording a little bit as a warning to would be digressers that the scope of this site needs to start from and stick to interpreting this text. Also maybe there is some nuance in this verse that could be specifically asked about. I'd revert my close vote pretty quickly if I thought there would be a way to moderate answers that approach this from the "wrong" end of the stick (for this site).
Dec
19
comment Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
@JackDouglas [cont] As I read it the "Why would God ___" part that is the crux of this question would just as easily be attached to any other verse that happened to hit on themes about God's character and his choice of saving a people while rejecting others. I think I could rotate out the verse for a collection of alternates without breaking t he core of the question—which suggests to me it's less textual than it is doctrinal at heart.
Dec
19
comment Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
@JackDouglas How do you read it? Anything that asks "Why would God do do X" (especially the use of "would") suggests to me a doctrinal question that can only be fully addressed by a theological framework rather than one that can be analyzed and answered in the context of the text in question. How is a question about God's possible motivations not going to lead into more theology and speculation than this site wants to be focused on?
Dec
18
comment Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
This is really more of a doctrinal question than a textual one. Unless your question is "does the text really say this", it quickly gets into a realm of theology that only a doctrinal framework can reasonably address, and that's generally beyond the scope of this site. On the other hand it would be fair to ask this on Christianity instead, but only with the inclusion of a specific theological tradition which will limit the scope of answers to how that tradition deals with the issue.
Dec
18
comment Do the specific gifts the father gives to the prodigal son have any special significance?
Because its not about Jesus.
Dec
18
revised Was the Prodigal Son truly repentant?
remove unrelated tag; note translation used; move topic to start of question so summaries are useful
Dec
18
revised Do the specific gifts the father gives to the prodigal son have any special significance?
make title a question; move question to start of question so generated questions summaries are useful; removed unrelated tag
Dec
18
revised What does “likewise” connect to in Romans 8:26?
make title a question
Dec
18
revised To whom does the anointed refer in 1st Chronicles 16:22?
clean up formatating, links, fix a few grammar issues
Dec
18
revised Why did the Masoretes take away 100 (or 50) years from the age of the fathers at their first sons' dates of birth?
formatted quoted blocks for readability
Dec
18
revised Why is Genesis careful to record the exact dates of the flood?
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Dec
18
revised What evidence is there that “morphe theou” in Philippians 2:6 means “God's nature”?
added tags, expanded with quotations and noting that this issue crops up in some translations
Dec
18
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
15
revised Is Romans 3:24-26 original to Paul?
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