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Jul
17
comment What range of meaning is allowed by διὰ in Ephesians 2:8?
@JackDouglas ... what do you mean by "weaker?"
Jul
17
comment Was Jesus raised 'for our justification' or 'because of' it?
@hannes I'm having a hard time following all of this. How does this actually answer the question? Please bring the concepts/assertions that you're setting forth to bear on the question as it stands and please do it in the answer. As it stands it seems like you're substituting the means of exploration (dia ti ... "through/for what?") with the content of the exploration itself. It seems like a stretch to correlate in investigative question with the actual content.
Jul
17
comment What range of meaning is allowed by διὰ in Ephesians 2:8?
@Dan thanks. you seem to have it well in hand.
Jul
17
comment What range of meaning is allowed by διὰ in Ephesians 2:8?
... well i guess it all depends on your perspectives vis-à-vis Ordo salutis ...
May
7
comment How should ἐκκλησίαις be translated in 1 Corinthians 14:34?
for all the heat this question has generated, i'm just glad that nobody committed the etymological fallacy of digging too far into calling them "called out ones."
May
7
comment How should ἐκκλησίαις be translated in 1 Corinthians 14:34?
I agree with you until the example. I agree that it's either for clarity or emphasis, but nothing suggests that Paul is choosing to focus on the specific Corinthian church(es).
Apr
27
comment Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
@Caleb ... thanks for the edit
Apr
27
comment Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
So you're saying that it's a literary device ... we'll call it, "irony."
Apr
26
comment Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
I echo @FrankLuke's comment. I was wondering, though, if you could help us understand the implications of your source and bring it to bear on the question itself? Thanks! I look forward to hearing more from you.
Apr
22
comment Why does Mark provide two feeding accounts?
This is an excellent question!!
Apr
22
comment Comma? “Verily I say unto thee today, …” or “Verily I say unto thee, today…”
I'm still a bit unsure with this question. We could randomly toss commas everywhere and change meanings. Ultimately though, this question is rooted in theological implication of such behavior. It certainly toes the line of on-topicness for this site.
Apr
19
comment Is there any significance behind Jesus' use of the word “love” in “John 21:15-17”
@Qoheleth-Tech i had to read that book every semester of Greek in seminary (3 years)
Apr
18
comment Is there any significance behind Jesus' use of the word “love” in “John 21:15-17”
@Sticmann that's really pressing the meaning a whole lot.
Apr
18
comment Is there any significance behind Jesus' use of the word “love” in “John 21:15-17”
Are you looking for statistical significance, or a word study?:)
Apr
18
comment What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
When asking about symbolism you're toeing the line between theology and hermeneutics. Symbolism will invite greater subjectivity (which is acceptable to a certain degree) that may not comport well with either your base question (title) or the sites objectives.
Apr
15
comment What evidence is there that “morphe theou” in Philippians 2:6 means “God's nature”?
Do you find any significance in the different cases?
Apr
14
comment Who is the intended audience of Matthew 5-7?
@jackdouglas I question the relevance. I'm just saying that the text of John never limits the group to the twelve. He only specifically addresses the twelve in the setting of John.
Apr
14
comment Who is the intended audience of Matthew 5-7?
@joseph I believe you're straining the interpretation on Jn 6:66. I don't think that means that only the twelve remained.
Apr
14
comment Who is the intended audience of Matthew 5-7?
@JackDouglas i read that "if" as "since" because he went ahead and described the parallels.
Apr
14
comment Who is the intended audience of Matthew 5-7?
@JackDouglas ... Joseph made the claim in his first paragraph.