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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
13
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.
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?
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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
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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
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answered Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
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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.