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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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awarded  Enlightened
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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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revised What was the lesson Elisha wanted to teach Joash using the arrows?
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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.
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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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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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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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answered Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
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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.
Aug
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comment What are “works of the law”?
This question would have needed to question a specific doctrinal framework in order to work over on Christianity, so I have taken the easier route and modified it to be more explicitly about the textual issue so that it fits this site.
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revised What are “works of the law”?
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comment Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
See also: Was baptism practiced before Christ?
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revised Paul, apostle to the Gentiles, Peter, to the Jews… But Peter brought the gospel to the Gentiles?
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revised What does Paul mean by “everything that does not come from faith is sin”?
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comment What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
I've migrated this to the Biblical Hermeneutics site for you because the expertise in manuscripts is more up the alley of the folks here. It was fine to ask on Christianity, but I think you'll get better answers for this particular issue here.
Jul
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revised What is the meaning of “Sorceress” in Exodus 22:18?
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comment What is special about the Feast of Tabernacles in Zechariah 14?
This post does answer the question and does explain itself, but it does not show how you arrived at this conclusion which is expected of answers an this site. You make two statements ("the prophet is using" and "Zechariah is using") but don't show how you came up with those conclusions. Could you edit to show your work in arriving at this interpretation rather than just giving us the results?
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revised What is special about the Feast of Tabernacles in Zechariah 14?
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