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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
29
comment Does Romans 13:8 include a prohibition of taking loans?
Fabulous question
Sep
28
comment Are good works supposed to be seen or not?
@JackDouglas they're both plural
Sep
28
revised Who were the “poor among the saints” in Jerusalem?
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Sep
28
comment Who were the “poor among the saints” in Jerusalem?
Good answer, Mike. I'm going to edit it a bit but you're right - there's nothing in the text that would indicate any sort of difficulty.
Sep
28
revised Who were the “poor among the saints” in Jerusalem?
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Sep
27
comment Ecclesiastes 4:12 A cord of three strands is not quickly broken
@J.C.Salomon while i understand the significance of midrash, i would also like to point out that this feels like as much of a leap as the reference to the trinity. references to abraham, or deity seem to be a few levels of abstraction away from the actual emphasis of the text itself - "don't labor yourself out of meaningful relationships."
Sep
26
comment Comma? “Verily I say unto thee today, …” or “Verily I say unto thee, today…”
This is no small debate and the ultimate decision seems to be dependent on theological inclinations.
Sep
25
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.