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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


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revised Do we have such expressions as “the holiest” in the New Testament Greek?
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revised Do we have such expressions as “the holiest” in the New Testament Greek?
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revised Do we have such expressions as “the holiest” in the New Testament Greek?
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answered Do we have such expressions as “the holiest” in the New Testament Greek?
Jun
29
comment Is oral history like the telephone game?
@DanAndrews I'd even argue from one voice to many ears to many voices to many ears ...
Jun
29
answered Is oral history like the telephone game?
Jun
29
comment Why did the tabernacle use the colors blue, purple and scarlet?
Purple is usually associated with royalty and status because it was incredibly expensive to make. I have nothing for blue.
Jun
20
comment Comparison of English word “fool” in original Hebrew and Greek
as an aside, Exegetical Fallacies is a must-read
Jun
14
comment Is the usual translation of “ηὐχόμην” as “I could wish” justified in Romans 9:3?
I will note however, that middle/passive is quite a common convention in most academic circles.
Jun
14
comment What does Matthew 18:8-9 say about eternity?
In the greater context of the passage, I'd say that what this passage says about eternity is that it's much better than anything temporal. There are things that seem important to us right now - things that can be spiritually destructive. However, cast in light of eternity, they are relatively unimportant.
Jun
12
comment Are the rings for carrying the incense altar pure gold?
nice. so now the question becomes whether or not the weight is distributed well enough to ensure that the combined tensile strength of the gold rings is not exceeded. (Tensile strength 70-120 MPa)
Jun
12
comment Are the rings for carrying the incense altar pure gold?
Also, what is the biblical conception of "pure gold?"
Jun
12
comment Are the rings for carrying the incense altar pure gold?
Additionally, it would be an interesting undertaking to approximate the weight of the ark itself, and then calculate the weight distribution.
Jun
12
comment Cutting body and pagan tattoos forbidden in Leviticus 19, what pagan group?
Not an answer but I'm just hoping to toss some info in for anyone who may be answering ... Ketovet Ka'aka is a hapax legomenon (only occurs once).
Jun
12
revised Is the usual translation of “ηὐχόμην” as “I could wish” justified in Romans 9:3?
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comment Is the usual translation of “ηὐχόμην” as “I could wish” justified in Romans 9:3?
Yes, sorry. The / was a lazy way of writing that either middle or passive voices can be deponent. In this case it is clearly a middle (though in other instances it is not so clear as to whether or not it is middle or passive). I updated to just have "middle" (though there are passive deponents in the GNT).
Jun
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revised Is the usual translation of “ηὐχόμην” as “I could wish” justified in Romans 9:3?
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comment How should James 2:18 be translated?
I guess I prefer something of a courtroom setting (which is legitimate, given the context of the συναγωγὴν, "assembly") in which James believes he has concluded his argument in v. 23 and turns to the "audience" in the synagogue (v. 24) explaining the implications of his conclusion/justification to explain justification by faith AND works in the "real-world" example of Rahab. Abraham refutes the theological objection, Rahab refutes the practical, "everyman" objection on the same principle.
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answered Is the usual translation of “ηὐχόμην” as “I could wish” justified in Romans 9:3?
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comment Why did Stephen give such a long speech?
@BobJones this comports well with the analysis of a good deal of scholarship