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Mar
20
revised Circumcision “reversal” in 1 Corinthians
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Mar
20
comment How convincing were the proofs of the resurrection in Acts 1:3?
I apologize if my comments have come across as harsh. I'm not trying to rag on you and I don't speak Greek myself. I'm out of my depth here too but I got at least this far using readily available English resources. You've hit a pet peeve of mine though—and that is trying to gloss over translation issues as if words can only have one meaning and one possible corresponding word in another language. I'm a strong advocate for accurately translating Scripture taking as few liberties in diction as possible, but being bilingual I know that this is hard (and more complex than this post indicates).
Mar
20
comment How convincing were the proofs of the resurrection in Acts 1:3?
@DickHarfield The accusation is strongly implied that the KJV inserted a word that "wasn't there" in the original (scare quotes because that's much harder to demonstrate than it is to say), went against the king and didn't live up to their own translation philosophy. The case you make for this from the actual text is completely unconvincing, esp. as you use an interlinear that differs in its choice of root parsing from almost every other one I've ever seen. I don't think you can reasonably expect to answer this question without actually examining the semantic range of meaning of τεκμηρίοις.
Mar
20
comment How convincing were the proofs of the resurrection in Acts 1:3?
@PaulVargas You can't open that link directly, you have to first visit the hosting page on the original site and click on the link from there. They are blocking link referrers not from their own site.
Mar
20
comment How convincing were the proofs of the resurrection in Acts 1:3?
I try especially hard not to downvote answers to my own questions—and I do believe this is an honest attempt to help—but not only does it not answer my question I think it may actually be misleading. The one sentence mentioning the Greek is considerably less informative than any of the dozen commentaries or study Bibles I have at my disposal. I came here looking for something more, not less. In addition to not demonstrating whether the Greek is reasonably translated one way or another or both (and not even mentioning the ESV), the accusation leveled at the KJV seems completely unjustified.
Mar
19
asked How convincing were the proofs of the resurrection in Acts 1:3?
Mar
16
reviewed Reviewed Why do brothers take care of women in the Old Testament?
Mar
16
reviewed Reviewed How does the act of “foot washing” lead to the act of “sexual intercourse”?
Mar
16
reviewed Reviewed Who is the man in Daniel's vision in Daniel 10?
Mar
14
comment Does Isaiah 7:14 refer to a virgin?
It appears you are not the original author of much of this analysis. Even in a question, not crediting this is considered plagiarism. You need to edit this and use > markers to format quoted text and include appropriate credit where it is due (to include names, publication data, and links as appropriate).
Mar
13
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
11
revised What does the superscript “-N” mean when added to the abbreviation LXX?
By all means roll back if there is something I'm missing, but is there a reason to use screenshots instead of text when formatting is not an issue? (This is OCR.)
Mar
6
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
Besides being a raw assertion of a conclusion (rather than the demonstration of how a conclusion was arrived at as required by this site in general) this answers the wrong question. It's basically an answer to the opposite question that was asked and does nothing to explain to the inquisitive what case might be made the other direction.
Mar
6
reviewed Close “Slave” vs. “servant” in Colossians
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open Is it possible to be unbiased when interpreting Scripture?
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach?
Mar
2
revised Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
fixed markup so quotations are properly nested under their bullet points
Feb
27
revised How are concubines different than wives?
removed meta-commentary that wasn't contributing to the answer itself
Feb
19
comment Do the specific gifts the father gives to the prodigal son have any special significance?
@rhetorician If you ask me the "teller" of the whole Bible, the centerpiece that is woven through every story is Jesus. But we're talking about tagging here man—and there all all sorts of things told by or about Jesus that don't benefit from the jesus tag. This one is about Jesus audience and the times and culture he was speaking to, not about his own person. Tags are a taxonomy for the site and should reflect the scope of each question. Just because the parable itself might be about Jesus or he was the speaker doesn't make this question about his person.
Feb
17
revised What does “suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin” in 1 Peter 4:1 mean?
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