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Dec
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accepted Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus hate their deeds?
Dec
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accepted What is the difference between hope and faith?
Dec
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asked Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus hate their deeds?
Dec
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comment What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
This was prior research. "Formation of the Biblical Canon" required a term paper in two parts: 1) a book rejected by the majority of Christianity and 2) a book debated and then accepted into the canon. 1 Enoch was part 1. Revelation was part 2.
Dec
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reviewed Reject Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed Was Haman an Agagite?
Dec
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comment What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
@Bloch, I always wait to accept answers, also. And thank you.
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Accurate translation of חֶמְדַּ֣ת in Haggai 2:7
Dec
5
answered What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
Dec
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reviewed Reopen Double-doubt about Numbers 12:6-8, the Speaker cannot be (or include) Jesus. (so no Trinity here)
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Was Enoch taken because he was righteous? Genesis 5:24
Dec
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comment Was Enoch taken because he was righteous? Genesis 5:24
Hello! There isn't much we know about Enoch from the Bible itself. There are legends and traditions about him (at least somewhat based on the biblical record). Would those satisfy your question?
Nov
29
comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Also, you can read the JSTOR as a borrower. Sign up and you can read up to three articles per two-week period.
Nov
29
comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
The Encyclopdeia Britannica s.v. (Mishnaic Hebrew language) states "From 1200 bc to c. ad 200, Hebrew was a spoken language in Palestine, first as biblical Hebrew, then as Mishnaic Hebrew..." Also Parallel Developments in Mishnaic Hebrew, Colloquial Aramaic, and Other Varaties of Spoken Semitic shows characteristics of MH seen in spoken languages.
Nov
29
comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@e.s.kohen, because of where I am and time, scrounging up manuscripts is difficult. Wikipedia (I'll start there and upward), states MH was a spoken language up through the 4th century CE. The Hebrew academy likewise lists MH1 as a spoken language (cutting it off ca 200 AD). They cite Segal's work (above) as demonstrating it was a living language.
Nov
26
comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@e.s.kohen, Yadin says there were Hebrew letters in the cave also. JSTOR offers a review of the book. The review mentions "detailed and useful grammatical surveys of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Nabatean-Aramaic of the texts." The Greek docs are in a different volume.
Nov
26
comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@e.s.kohen, like The Masada Fragments (from above)? 13 of the Bar Cochva letters are in Hebrew. But you aren't understanding what Josephus is pointing out. He shows that the common people (soldiers on the wall) used a pun that does not work in Aramaic or Greek, but does work in Hebrew.
Nov
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reviewed No Action Needed In Genesis 28:13, is the Lord above or beside Jacob?
Nov
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@e.s.kohen, you did notice the references and footnotes in the answer, didn't you? For example, Josephus (War 5:269-272) points out the common soldiers using a pun that works in Hebrew but not in Aramaic. More of the Bar Cochva letters are in Hebrew than in Aramaic (cited above). There are all kinds of work shown above.
Nov
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comment Does “Hebrew” refer to the language or the language family?
@e.s.kohen, there's lots of evidence for Mishnaic Hebrew as a spoken language. The evidence in that answer can be found in the sources footnoted.