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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


Sep
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revised Is Acts 1:14 describing something like 24/7 prayer?
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Sep
24
comment Misleading “but” in Matthew 5:22 KJV?
@JonEricson more likely to say that the author was not intentionally setting up an opposition and defaulted to the more prevalent, and less significant δέ
Sep
24
answered Is Acts 1:14 describing something like 24/7 prayer?
Sep
21
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Sep
21
comment Misleading “but” in Matthew 5:22 KJV?
Yes. It's the "large" adversative. We always called it "the big but."
Sep
20
comment Misleading “but” in Matthew 5:22 KJV?
the more prominent contrasting adversative is ἀλλά.
Sep
18
revised What is the referent for “brother” in 1 John 4:20-21?
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Sep
13
comment Who is judging whom in Revelation 20:4?
Actually the best clue that I can find is the shift from aorist (vv. 1-5) to future (v. 6-8). Otherwise, I think it's a thematic connection.
Sep
12
answered Who is judging whom in Revelation 20:4?
Sep
11
comment Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) significant?
@brilliant i say that they're closely-related because they're seeking the same sort of information but within different milieus. i'm not saying that they're exact duplicates, but they're within the same vein so i imagine that there's some sort of underlying quest here. just trying to help you write a good question that'll get some better traction.
Sep
10
comment Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) significant?
Hi. You've just asked two closely-related questions. I was wondering if there was anything more specific that you were hoping to find. Answers to both questions are quite easy to find with a quick Google Books/Google Scholar search.
Sep
4
comment What is “the gift of God” in Eph 2:8
(nitpicky) you should more clearly bring out the aspect of the perfect tense verb.
Sep
2
comment Why is Rahab and not the spies included in the “Hall of Faith”?
Fascinating. I wonder who this RK Phillips character is. I can't find him anywhere and the link in Wikipedia is dead so I can't evaluate the source.
Aug
31
comment Was 'σκύβαλον' (skubalon) profanity?
The inherent flaw in all of this is that we are presuming that such a term was profane, or that the variety of cultures from 4C BCE through 1C CE held the same standards for the profane that we do in "modern" culture. It could still be extremely emphatic without being "profanity."
Aug
31
comment Why is Rahab and not the spies included in the “Hall of Faith”?
but how is that a demonstration of faith?
Aug
30
reviewed Close What does “made him to be sin” mean?
Aug
30
reviewed Close Was Adam created as complete man containing both male and female?
Aug
30
reviewed Close Did women contribute to the temple in exodus 35:22?
Aug
30
answered Why is Rahab and not the spies included in the “Hall of Faith”?
Aug
28
comment Doesn't Titus 1:12 show that apostle Paul promotes racism?
Mike, I appreciate your response I am having trouble connecting the dots within it. If I understand correctly, you start well with addressing contemporary culture, but then you talk about where Paul came from. I don't see the logical connection in your bold section - how his sacrifice clears him of accusations of racism. Then, finally, you briefly mention the Cretan poet. I was wondering if you could flesh out these logical connections, perhaps cutting some things that may be extraneous, and then focus a bit more on the poet, and the immediate context of the verse.