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reviewed No Action Needed What does 1 Corinthians 9:27 literally say?
Jun
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comment Explanation of Isaiah 40:12
Thanks! That kind of outline provides more bang-for-your-buck than any other analysis I've been taught.
Jun
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revised Explanation of Isaiah 40:12
Corrected a dash. Changed "if" to "whether"
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answered Explanation of Isaiah 40:12
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comment Does the idea of being “born again” have a root earlier than John/Peter (or Jesus)?
Like when we say "skin a fish." We mean to remove the skin from it.
May
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comment What is the meaning of “Place your bread on the grave of the righteous” in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?
I see that the Hebrew Tobit from Qumran conforms to Sinaiticus also.
May
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revised What happened with the translation of 1 Samuel 1:24?
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reviewed Approve Have the sizes of the image of gold made of Nebuchadnezzar any significance?
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reviewed No Action Needed Interpretations of Revelation 16:8-11
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reviewed Reviewed Can “avenge” be substituted for “require” in Genesis 9:5?
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comment What happened with the translation of 1 Samuel 1:24?
@IonicăBizău, I see no problem with a young na'ar being six years old.
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revised What happened with the translation of 1 Samuel 1:24?
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answered What happened with the translation of 1 Samuel 1:24?
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comment “blashemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven” — Is “forgiven” the best word for what is meant?
Which meaning of the Peshitta word would you use here in Matthew? Also, would you be able to transliterate that? I'd like to look at its cognate in Biblical and Mishnaic Hebrew. (And, you're right, Jesus used word plays all over the place. It's a very Hebrew thing to do.)
May
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comment What does John 8:57 mean by “ Jesus wasn't yet 50 years old but he already saw Abraham”?
@JackDouglas, I don't have my resources with me this morning, but there is a Jewish tradition of groups of venerated rabbis (minimum age being above 50). Some of these groups experienced visions of the great pillars of Jewish faith. I have often suspected that they are saying he isn't old enough to be a member.
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reviewed No Action Needed What does John 8:57 mean by “ Jesus wasn't yet 50 years old but he already saw Abraham”?
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reviewed No Action Needed What does John 8:57 mean by “ Jesus wasn't yet 50 years old but he already saw Abraham”?
May
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comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
@Titanium, thank you for your edit. As my comments no longer apply to the answer, I have deleted them.
May
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comment Is LXX “Enoch pleased God” a reasonable idiomatic translation of Hebrew “Enoch walked with God”?
@JohnMartin, Enoch and Noah are the only ones I find who are explicitly stated using the phrase "walked with God." There are implications such as in Psalm 119:105 where the psalmist obviously intends to walk in the light provided by the Lord's light. Gen 48:15 comes very close also: "...May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked..."
May
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comment Given the differences between Hebrew and Aramaic, how are the Aramaic sections identified?
>Hebrew stopped being spoken and written after the Exile. That is patently false. The Dead Sea Scrolls are post-exilic and most of them are Hebrew. The books of Maccabees were originally in Hebrew. Tobit was originally in Hebrew. There are letters, engravings, and coins in Hebrew post-exilic.