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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


Apr
18
comment What does the living sacrifice mean in Romans 12:1?
The participle, though, is subordinate to the main verb, παραστῆσαι. I'd contend that the focus is not as much on drawing a contrast between the old sacrificial system, but on the constant, iterative process as defined by a way of life in the second part of Rogers' definition.
Apr
17
comment Is Ecclesiastes a book of negative wisdom?
Having established that we're on the same page, I must say that I really appreciate your answer. Though we can debate authorship until we're blue in the face, I believe that you have touched on a primary concern of Ecclesiates.
Apr
17
comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
Thorough answer, but in the end you land in an eternal security position when OP asked for conditional security.
Apr
17
comment Does baptizing come after discipling in Matthew 28:19?
I sense we're in the same boat, @Mallioch
Apr
17
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17
answered Does baptizing come after discipling in Matthew 28:19?
Apr
17
accepted Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
Apr
16
comment Does Galatians 6:9 contain a causality that could imply works salvation?
NT Wright has an excellent perspective on this.
Apr
16
comment How many common hermeneutical approaches are there and how do they differ?
The diamond next to your name indicates that you may do as you wish :)
Apr
16
comment How many common hermeneutical approaches are there and how do they differ?
I'd already vote for this to be a wiki/sticky/whatever because it is both broad, and valuable. It could serve as an excellent reference point for any answerer/commenter who wishes to leverage/understand a particular approach. As such, it'll be a good living document as we have the opportunity to revisit and refine it.
Apr
16
comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
@Kazark, thanks for making me a better answerer.
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16
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16
comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
@Kazark I agree with you ... but I think that the sense in which they were not of us is largely defined by the theological bent/bias/position with which one approaches the text. If it was truly that cut-and-dry, then there would be no debate.
Apr
16
comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
That would definitely be reading the text from a CS perspective.
Apr
16
comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
I agree that the ES laypeople are the ones who misunderstand the CS position.
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comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
It's quite tricky. The pluperfect is pretty rare in the NT and so it should be given some consideration. The only verb in here that I see that is translatable with a "would" is φανερωθῶσιν (subjunctive). In fact, I am going to change my translation a bit to better reflect this.
Apr
16
answered What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
Apr
13
comment Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
Love your answer, and will upvote it. Nonetheless, Luke as physician based on semantic analysis alone has since been disputed. As such, any conclusions drawn from the study of Luke/Acts that are based an a supposed profession as a "physician" are on some shaky ground.