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m.a. biblical studies (new testament)

thesis: the grammatical and cultural role of luke's portrayal of possessions in luke-acts


Mar
4
comment In Heb 6:4-6, what have those once enlightened “fallen away” from?
Additionally, I've found that weasel words such as "clearly" work against your intent. The purpose of the site is to inform and not persuade and these sorts of words are used to persuade in the absence of information. Finally, I understand the perspective that you're presenting, but I'd also appreciate academic interaction with other perspectives and more recent scholarship.
Feb
26
revised What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
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Feb
25
comment What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
@David very good point in this case. I was attempting to create a generic example of the active voice but used the specific verb. I see how this leads to an incorrect conclusion. I will edit when I'm not mobile.
Feb
25
answered What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
Feb
25
revised What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
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Feb
24
comment What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
There is a good question in here and I'm working up an answer to that question. The latter question seems a bit subjective to me ("...other places that Paul uses the perfect where it seems ..."). No worries, though. I'll see what I can come up with for the former question.
Feb
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does 'Salt of the Earth' mean?
Feb
1
comment How does the act of “foot washing” lead to the act of “sexual intercourse”?
@rhetoritician fair, and I see your facetiousness. For anyone who wants to actually use that, I would say that it's a totally different milieu. :)
Jan
30
revised What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
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Jan
30
comment How does the act of “foot washing” lead to the act of “sexual intercourse”?
uncovering and washing of the "feet" was a common ANE idiom for exposing the genitalia. this is why ruth 3 is so controversial in the academic circles. i dont have my specific sources on hand right now which is why this is not an answer, but a comment.
Jan
30
answered What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed Jacob's name is Israel. So why is he still called Jacob?
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed How does Jesus' argument from David and the show bread work?
Jan
15
reviewed Reviewed What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
Jan
15
comment What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
I'd like to see a citation before I upvote this, but I find it fascinating and a compelling addition to the conversation. Please cite this and reply to my comment and I'll come back with an upvote.
Jan
11
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Jan
10
comment What is the literary funciton of Acts 1:15-26?
literarily it confirms Peter's reinstatement as a disciple and also serves to bring him to the foreground of the narrative of Acts 2-12.
Jan
9
comment What do pronouns “their” in Mark 9:43-48 refer to?
I mean that it doesn't exist in the UBS or NA Greek texts. the verse number is simply omitted, most likely due to the fact that these are not in the original text (specifically the phrase, "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."). I don't have my UBS apparatus handy or we could step through the TC on this. In summary, the only answer one could give you would be a basic overview of the function of pronouns in Greek (and English) (e.g. resumptive, relative, subject, etc).
Jan
9
comment What do pronouns “their” in Mark 9:43-48 refer to?
good to know. so are you more interested in knowing about the greek usage of a pronoun, or the usage of the pronoun in this text (which doesn't exist most of the texts and has been omitted by modern english translations)?
Jan
9
comment What do pronouns “their” in Mark 9:43-48 refer to?
I'm curious as to which version you're citing. It appears to be KJV (which has its own set of exegetical issues).