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Apr
30
revised What do the “I am” references in the NT refer to?
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Apr
26
comment Historical Evidence of Interpreting the Sabbath Rest to Begin the Preceding Night?
Text styling is one of those things where less is more man. I'm all for formatting things for readability and to give content some semantic meaning, but this is so excessive it reduces the clarity. You have as much bold here as normal text, 3 sizes, italics for no apparent reason, and the whole thing is organized in a way that makes it hard to just read. One's eye can only skip around this; it can't be just read because there are so many visual diversions the main point is smothered. Please consider using less formatting and thinking about the overall flow in your posts.
Apr
26
revised What does “an apple of gold in a picture of silver” represent in Proverbs of Solomon?
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Apr
22
comment Was the LXX used in Palestine in the First Century?
I kind of disagree with the original question closure here on BH and have migrated the closed version from C.SE back here and tweaked it a little. More refinement could probably be done but this is squarely in the area of expertise of this site. If there are further objections to it here it's probably worth opening a Biblical Hermeneutics Meta post about it.
Apr
22
revised Was the LXX used in Palestine in the First Century?
integrate bits from the original BH question
Apr
20
awarded  Good Question
Apr
19
revised Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
your posts are attatched to your profile, please don't include inline signatures
Apr
17
revised What is meant by “for salvation without reference to sin” in Hebrews 9:28?
just no
Apr
16
revised What did Jesus mean by 'fool' in Matthew 5:22?
right or wrong, diagnosing the personal views of askers is not appropriate for an answer. You can work on the hermeneutical angle and suggest adjustments there but you may not make it personal.
Apr
16
comment How could Moses have written the first five books of the Bible?
Most of this is pretty good but towards the end, esp. the final "What if…" paragraph, makes some flying leaps of logic that I don't think are necessarily supportable from the text and detract from the quality of the rest of the answer.
Apr
16
comment How could Moses have written the first five books of the Bible?
@Marisa Would you please ask about this on Biblical Hermeneutics Meta? I see where you are coming from (and indeed disagree with Dick on this for some of the same reasons you are objecting) but at the same time there are reasons why this is a valid answer post for this site. Explaining that might take more space than comments here, so let's do it on meta.
Apr
15
revised How should Genesis 3:4 be punctuated?
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Apr
15
revised How is Jesus with us when two or three are gathered, if he is still hanging out in the clouds?
remove excess formatting
Apr
15
revised In 1st Corinthians 11:7, is it the image that covers the head?
"that you for answering" doesn't belong in any question, much less as a heading. Stating the question five times is just insulting, if it's so unclear what the main question is then strip OUT the extranious material instead. Also cleaned up wording so the whole post flows a bit more.
Apr
13
revised What is the source for Rahab's husband in Mathew 1?
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Apr
9
comment James and Jacob are translated as the same name. What were the criteria followed for name translations?
The exact same issue exists in the Turkish translations I'm familiar with. James, Jacob, and sometimes Judah get mixed up all the time because they are translated inconsistently, sometimes the same as each-other, other times different. I've heard some explanations about phonetics coming from Hebrew vs. Greek and traditions of names in other languages, but none that I really buy. It will be interesting to see what answers can bring to light.
Apr
7
comment Is the 'Lamb's Book of Life' the same thing as the 'Tree/Book of Life' in Revelation?
Asserting that variances in translation constitute adding or taking away from Scripture is one of the silliest interpretations of this passage I can think of. The only way you can blow this off so lightly is if you've given up on the idea of Scripture even being in any sense God's words—at which point I wonder what your interest in them even is. On the other hand if these scriptures are indeed inspired in any sense one must wrestle with what they actually mean: and this would not be it.
Apr
5
comment How much were sacrificial animals worth?
This question asks about the Levitical system. Answering relative to first century Palastine doesn't seem relevant (and if it is the question would need to be fixed first).
Apr
4
revised In Luke 22, How Should Prepare and Eat - be Translated from the Aorist Subjunctive?
Edit contents of second post into into original answer (no matter how many sub-questions a question post may have it's still one question and answer posts should hit all the points in the same post)
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Question