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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
17
revised Does baptizing come after discipling in Matthew 28:19?
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Apr
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.
Apr
16
revised What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
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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.
Apr
16
revised What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
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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.
Apr
13
comment How should ἱλαστήριον (hilasterion) be translated in Romans 3:25?
Though I'm not working on my PhD, I have had to do a substantial amount of translation for my coursework and thesis, which focuses on linguistic patterns of Luke within the semantic domain of possessions. We had to translate Romans, James, 1 Thess., and 1 John for coursework.
Apr
13
comment How should ἱλαστήριον (hilasterion) be translated in Romans 3:25?
This is a very true statement. There are certain stalemates in the process of interpreting the text that require a theological decision to be made. However, these are relatively infrequent.
Apr
13
revised How should ἱλαστήριον (hilasterion) be translated in Romans 3:25?
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comment How should ἱλαστήριον (hilasterion) be translated in Romans 3:25?
I guess I am of the opinion that though propitiation and expiation are not antithetical, they are different side of the coin.
Apr
12
comment What is indicated by “δοξάζω” being in the aorist in Romans 8:30?
The aorist has been historically mislabeled as "as good as done." The aorist is punctiliar, meaning that it deals with a point in time. However, this point in time varies greatly in scope. It could be a millisecond, or it could be an era ("a blimp's-eye view"). It is the most generic of the lot and all that can be gained from it is that it simply happened.