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comment Where did James get the idea that breaking one commandment means breaking all?
Not an answer but I read this verse as more implying that no one is capable of keeping the whole law--hence all need God's grace and forgiveness.
Jun
11
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
I'm going to see if I can close this question. Honestly I'd forgotten I'd asked it until recently and I can see that while I hoped for scholarly discussion of the subject it also elicits a lot of religious feeling too.
Jun
11
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
I didn't ask if the account is literally the truth or not. I asked about evidence of authorial intent.
Apr
17
comment Why is “maranatha” in 1 Cor 16:22?
This is absolutely fascinating. I'm sure it's old hat to professionals in the field of Biblical scholarship but to an interested amateur like me this is a fascinating discussion.
Apr
16
comment What Evidence Supports The Gospel Of Thomas Being Q?
@JonathanChell Excellent point but I was under the impression (perhaps mistaken) that the general consensus of scholars is that there was a Q document at some point in history.
Apr
15
comment What Evidence Supports The Gospel Of Thomas Being Q?
I seem to recall the theory being put forth in "The Five Gospels" but my memory may be flawed.
Nov
10
comment Where Could One Find Introductory Material On Structural Analysis Of Text?
Thanks for taking the time to comment @David and thanks for the pointer to that other answer.
Dec
26
comment What is James point about oaths in James 5:12?
cf. Matthew 5:33-5:37.
Sep
8
comment What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb?
Well Dan, not that it really makes any difference but the FAQ you're referencing is from August 6. You'll notice my question was posted back in February of 2012--long before the FAQ was written. I'd close the question myself if I could but I would also say you're being a bit pedantic.
Sep
7
comment What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb?
By the way @Dan just because there's something on Wikipedia doesn't make this totally off-topic. Reread my question: part of my question is regarding how the aorist verb impacts translation.
Sep
7
comment What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb?
Tried to delete the question but I cannot.
Jun
24
comment What does “My Lord and my God” Mean?
Thanks to both of you for such enlightened (and enlightening) commentary. Biblical hermeneutics is an avocation for me so I don't follow all the technical details but thanks to both of you for laying out this level of detail.
Feb
25
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
@JonEricson Good suggestion. I'll try to think of ways to fix the question to reduce the possibility of a flame war.
Feb
22
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
I was looking for something along the lines of some historical evidence either way. Since this seems to merely be a potential point of heated arguments, I'm deleting the question.
Feb
22
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
Thanks for that lucid response.
Feb
1
comment Should Matthew 27:6-7 Be Taken as a Demonstration of Hypocrisy?
Thanks Mike--I think you did answer my question; I just needed to ponder your answer a bit further is all.
Feb
1
comment Is Luke's “Theophilus” An Actual Person or an Allegorical Person
Good to know, at least, that it's not a dumb question. :-)
Jan
31
comment Should Matthew 27:6-7 Be Taken as a Demonstration of Hypocrisy?
I understand we perceive this as hypocritical--what I'm wondering about is Matthew's intention in including it in his Gospel account. Was he trying to paint the chief priests as being hypocrites?
Jan
31
comment What is the significance of 153 fish?
Does the 153 have any significance in light of gnostic beliefs?
Jan
31
comment Is Luke's “Theophilus” An Actual Person or an Allegorical Person
Thank you for that excellent and thorough response. I had always wondered about "most excellent". I assumed it had some special meaning and wasn't just flattery.