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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


Aug
29
comment How can the translation of δοξης as “glory” in Romans 3:23 be justified?
perseus was neat back in the day. it'd be nice if they could refresh with some more ... useful technology and mss. nonetheless, it seems that this question simply boils down to "why did they translators choose 'glory' and not 'expectation'?" is that fair?
May
20
comment Romans 5:1 and peace with God
this is a fun and interesting question, but not eminently answerable in this format. we could find a wealth of opinions on this and not arrive at a definitive conclusion.
Mar
4
comment In Heb 6:4-6, what have those once enlightened “fallen away” from?
Additionally, I've found that weasel words such as "clearly" work against your intent. The purpose of the site is to inform and not persuade and these sorts of words are used to persuade in the absence of information. Finally, I understand the perspective that you're presenting, but I'd also appreciate academic interaction with other perspectives and more recent scholarship.
Feb
25
comment What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
@David very good point in this case. I was attempting to create a generic example of the active voice but used the specific verb. I see how this leads to an incorrect conclusion. I will edit when I'm not mobile.
Feb
24
comment What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
There is a good question in here and I'm working up an answer to that question. The latter question seems a bit subjective to me ("...other places that Paul uses the perfect where it seems ..."). No worries, though. I'll see what I can come up with for the former question.
Feb
1
comment How does the act of “foot washing” lead to the act of “sexual intercourse”?
@rhetoritician fair, and I see your facetiousness. For anyone who wants to actually use that, I would say that it's a totally different milieu. :)
Jan
30
comment How does the act of “foot washing” lead to the act of “sexual intercourse”?
uncovering and washing of the "feet" was a common ANE idiom for exposing the genitalia. this is why ruth 3 is so controversial in the academic circles. i dont have my specific sources on hand right now which is why this is not an answer, but a comment.
Jan
15
comment What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
I'd like to see a citation before I upvote this, but I find it fascinating and a compelling addition to the conversation. Please cite this and reply to my comment and I'll come back with an upvote.
Jan
10
comment What is the literary funciton of Acts 1:15-26?
literarily it confirms Peter's reinstatement as a disciple and also serves to bring him to the foreground of the narrative of Acts 2-12.
Jan
9
comment What do pronouns “their” in Mark 9:43-48 refer to?
I mean that it doesn't exist in the UBS or NA Greek texts. the verse number is simply omitted, most likely due to the fact that these are not in the original text (specifically the phrase, "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."). I don't have my UBS apparatus handy or we could step through the TC on this. In summary, the only answer one could give you would be a basic overview of the function of pronouns in Greek (and English) (e.g. resumptive, relative, subject, etc).
Jan
9
comment What do pronouns “their” in Mark 9:43-48 refer to?
good to know. so are you more interested in knowing about the greek usage of a pronoun, or the usage of the pronoun in this text (which doesn't exist most of the texts and has been omitted by modern english translations)?
Jan
9
comment What do pronouns “their” in Mark 9:43-48 refer to?
I'm curious as to which version you're citing. It appears to be KJV (which has its own set of exegetical issues).
Jan
9
comment What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
I find this to be resolved if Luke's phrase is taken as an authorial insertion to describe to the reader as to why they returned to do this activity.
Jan
4
comment Was the discounting by the manager in Luke 16 a dishonest act?
Additionally we aren't given a frame of reference as to the timing and object of his dishonesty. It's always just taken for granted that the object is the landowner
Jan
3
comment Why was Elijah so afraid of Jezebel that he fled immediately after performing a great miracle?
I like where you're going with this. Please try to cite some sources and include rational thought that would provide some historical foundation for this assertion. That you believe it is self-evident in the response and not necessary.
Dec
19
comment Contextually, which English translation/ Greek text seems more probable in Rev. 5:10?
@RichardPatton Thanks for your comment, I only wish I could understand it. You seem like you want to rant so enjoy yourself. I presented an argument from textual criticism. That you continue to cite "Codex A" notes that you're only looking from one source within one tradition. Furthermore, I never actually said "overwhelming evidence." It is the responsibility of the translator to examine passages in context, especially given the fact that vs. 10 is a continuation of what was started in vs. 9. This isn't "conflation."
Dec
2
comment Who Killed Saul?
@jonericson define "clearly." I don't think it's too clear.
Nov
22
comment Who wrote the hymn in Philippians 2?
Shouldn't this start with a discussion as to whether or not it actually is a hymn?
Nov
14
comment Did Jesus preach in synagogues in Judea?
Can you please cite your sources noting that there is "very little evidence of synagogues in Judea" since that seems to be the foundational premise of this question.
Nov
13
comment Who or what is the author speaking about when he wrote 'walls' in Isaiah 49:16?
I'd suspect you'd gain more traction and acceptance with this question if it was rephrased as a word/comparative literature study on this word/metaphor.