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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.


Aug
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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
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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
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revised Is Paul quoting the “Apocrypha” in Colossians 1:17?
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Aug
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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
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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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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
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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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comment Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
@DavidMulder You're right. In fact you could go a lot farther than this. This isn't ever really an appeal to authority as I've cited virtually nothing and only given some background off the top of my head. I'll try to expand the bit about why scholars agree the book does not represent the Biblical Barnabas, but frankly it's hard to be motivated when the question itself shows so little research effort or inclination to go after facts.
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
Aug
12
comment Was John the Baptist a Christian?
Whether something or someone "is Christian" or not is really not a question of hermeneutics at all. This depends entirely on how you define the term "Christian". A question about how the term was used in the context of Scripture would be on topic here, but this question is really a doctrinal one, not a textual one. A doctrinal question about what a specific doctrinal tradition defines as Christian or not in regards to faith figures at various points in history would be on topic over on [chrstianity.se], but it would definitely need to be asked according to a specific theological tradition.