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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
12
answered How should ἱλαστήριον (hilasterion) be translated in Romans 3:25?
Apr
12
comment How should ἱλαστήριον (hilasterion) be translated in Romans 3:25?
Tyndal, not Luther - and you're right, though it was a transliteration and not really a paraphrase. Given the sacrifice imagery, it wasn't too far of a leap for him to make.
Apr
12
answered What does the living sacrifice mean in Romans 12:1?
Apr
12
comment Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
@JonEricson Fabulous. Thanks.
Apr
12
comment What does the living sacrifice mean in Romans 12:1?
This is an excellent theological answer to the question. I would love to see what you come up with once you study further - specifically the socio-rhetorical and historical-cultural concept of sacrifice.
Apr
12
comment Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
Yeah. Having a hard time articulating my question. Basically, how reliable is any interpretation of anything in Luke/Acts that is based on Colossians?
Apr
12
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
In fact, I think that this was the primary impetus behind Colwell's Rule.
Apr
12
revised Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
added Christianity context
Apr
12
asked Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
Apr
12
comment Why does the King James have “turtle” in Song of Solomon 2:12?
@MukeTever Excellent point
Apr
10
revised Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
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Apr
10
comment Why does the King James have “turtle” in Song of Solomon 2:12?
So it's more of an issue of transitioning from Old English to modern English than from Hebrew to English.
Apr
10
revised Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
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Apr
10
answered Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
Apr
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Apr
9
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
@RonMaimon Please address the anachronisms within the first paragraph. The Ketef Hinnom amulet also does damage to the whole Documentary Hypothesis as well.
Apr
6
comment Why did David and Jonathan need the arrow signal?
Once there, the plan is Jonathan's way of communicating with David without saying a word to him. I think that this may actually be a behavioral pattern with Jonathan.
Apr
6
comment Why did David and Jonathan need the arrow signal?
My suspicion is that the answer is found earlier. David is hiding in a field to avoid being in the presence of Saul during the New Moon festival. "... go down all the way to the place where you hid the other time" may be the place where this arrow scene takes place. Perhaps Jonathan would have needed a cover story to leave, given his known relationship with David, and David's conspicuous absence. The servant boy would have provided an adequate cover (assistance with target practice).
Apr
6
comment What is the evidence for the existence of the Q document?
I'd like to clarify that I agree with the "if this document exists." There's also a whole set of proto-documents that theoretically exist as sources (e.g. proto-Luke as a "notebook" for what would become the Third Gospel). It all makes sense, but we've yet to uncover these things. That still doesn't mean that they don't exist, just that we haven't found the evidence, yet.