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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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revised Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
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Sep
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revised Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
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Aug
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comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
I have yet to hear any Calvinists make such an argument based on this translation or even the verse in general. I don't know why the word choice was made by the ESV translators, but the word they picked does not seem to carry the particular implication you are reading into it. A more modern expression might be 'of course' as in, "Of course you can go to the party, just come home by 10." The choice of 'surely' doesn't seem to have any different implications than 'freely', and the doctrinal case for whether the fall was predestined is surely not built on this verse.
Aug
26
comment What were the wise men?
This is good stuff and I'm all for editing to improve posts for almost any reason (I'm even down with minor edits), but bumping the question to the homepage 17 times now is a little excessive. Can we ask you batch edits in slightly larger groups? There is a fully rendered preview below the edit box so you can proof read the output and edit as you review without saving a bunch of in-between states. Thanks...
Aug
24
comment Is Paul quoting the “Apocrypha” in Colossians 1:17?
@Susan Oh right: Paul's habit of quoting from the LXX makes that quite relevant, my bad. Whatever the Hebrew source said is not that important if it can be show that he was indeed quoting the work using the Greek translation. Not enough coffee yet this morning ;-)
Aug
24
comment Sin vs trespass vs transgression
I cleaned this up a little bit, but it still needs some of the fixes Dan suggested. Can you edit to narrow this down to a couple specific words in specific contexts rather than being a nebulous "whole Bible on the topic of sin"?
Aug
24
revised Sin vs trespass vs transgression
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Aug
24
comment Is Paul quoting the “Apocrypha” in Colossians 1:17?
@Susan Is the Sirach originally in Greek like Colossians was? That seems like it may or may not be a relevant comparison if the original language was Hebrew or something.
Aug
24
revised Is Paul quoting the “Apocrypha” in Colossians 1:17?
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Aug
19
revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
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Aug
18
comment Will the return of Christ (Second Coming) be literal or symbolic?
@user2479 The OP's intent seems pretty clear. It might be a good question, but it's off topic for this site. It's not about a textual issue, it's looking for a doctrinal position. This site isn't about presenting doctrinal positions (even with textual support). We only handle things the other way around.
Aug
15
revised How are contractions formed in Hebrew and how does YHWH become Yah?
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Aug
15
revised Why is Tamar “more righteous” than Judah?
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Aug
13
comment Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
@Bobson I'm sorry if your world just became a bleaker place. But never fear, there is plenty of real intrigue and adventure to be found. It's just not this fiction.
Aug
13
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
13
revised Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
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Aug
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revised Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
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Aug
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revised What was the lesson Elisha wanted to teach Joash using the arrows?
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Aug
13
comment Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
@DavidMulder With that in mind I've cleaned it up some and expanded on the logic. It could still use some of the actual textual analysis, but I'm wondering if a separate question might not be a better venue for that.
Aug
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revised Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
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