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Aug
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comment Different translation of “The Great Tribulation?”
I wonder if this is one of the passages where the KJV followed the Vulgate. There are a few. Still does not excuse it but may explain it.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Jesus and the cross
"The stake could have been fixed to an existing column to form a cross or a T, we simply don't know. Best to stick to the literal translation." There is plenty of evidence from archeology and literature of the time to show that stauros was used to refer to the traditional cross.
Aug
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answered Jesus and the cross
Aug
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revised English Bible translations based on the Vulgate
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Aug
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comment Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
But they can't get there from John 8:58. The Greek is "I am" not "I have been." And the context beyond the verse shows that the Jewish leaders understood it as blasphemy, a claim where Jesus claimed himself to be God.
Aug
15
reviewed Approve Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
Aug
15
reviewed Approve Can “יָתוֹם” designate someone who has lost his father but not his mother?
Aug
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comment Jesus and the cross
The word is plural. ἥλων is a plural case of ἥλος.
Aug
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Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Why does Psalm 103:8 use the dual form of אַפַּ֣יִם (anger)?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb?
Aug
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reviewed Approve “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
Aug
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answered English Bible translations based on the Vulgate
Aug
9
revised Why Moses ordered to keep virgins alive but kill all non-virgins and males in Numbers 31:17-18?
grammar
Aug
8
comment Blessed is the man who WALKS NOT or HAS NOT WALKED?
@Sarah, there is a discussion on the tense system here and here. It degenerates into a forum fight, but just those two posts have some good information.
Aug
8
comment Blessed is the man who WALKS NOT or HAS NOT WALKED?
@Sarah, Biblical Hebrew verbs don't have tense as we know it (modern Hebrew does). The same form of a verb can be past, present, or future. Let me give an example: barak can mean "he blessed," "he blesses," or even "he will bless" depending on the context. Typically, a verb in the imperfect state will be future tense, but it doesn't have to be. If I put a waw-consecutive on it, it's past tense.
Aug
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