4,513 reputation
11651
bio website metasecular.com
location Chicagoland
age 90
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen 3 hours ago

Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


Aug
12
comment John 12:24--In what way does the grain of wheat die?
No @Sarah I think it's fine as is, it is clear you are asking about the linguistic aspect(s) of the text. I was responding to your comment (and indirectly I was responding to some of the other commenters) ;)
Aug
12
comment John 12:24--In what way does the grain of wheat die?
How the grain of wheat dies is a question for biology experts, not biblical experts (which it seems you've asked, that is good). But we can help you understand what the underlying Greek is saying.
Aug
12
revised Is 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified is genuine or hoax?
deleted 1 character in body
Aug
12
comment Does Paul refer to his past or present evil/sin in Romans 7
Hello bry and welcome to BH.SE. Be sure to take our site tour. We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give an opinionated statement with no work shown backing it up; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed.
Aug
10
comment Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
Welcome to BH.SE, Jasoin. Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're different from many other sites. Could you add some sources to back up your claims (that the language is borrowed from other ANE cultures, etc.)? We require answers to 'show their work', which means connecting all of the dots for us, to include citing sources for factual claims such as these. Thanks
Aug
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the true name of our creator?
Aug
8
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
The OP wrote: "Please note: The question is not about the significance of the number itself or what it might refer to in the past, present or future. Please avoid any speculation, doctrinally-specific interpretations, and wild tangents."
Aug
8
comment If all flesh will be resurrected, will dinosaurs be resurrected?
It's a crap question, but not a bad answer. I gave you an upvote to neutralize whoever downvoted.
Aug
7
comment What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
I've made an edit to focus this on the question asked and to remove the 'preachy' tangential content not related to the question asked. Our focus here is on understanding the text in its original linguistic, historical, and literary context - not how it applies to religious followers today.
Aug
7
comment What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
Hello Brian and welcome to BH.SE. Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.. Notably, I've edited this to remove the tangential content that has nothing to do with answering the question but rather 'preaches' to Christians. We ask that answers are descriptive rather than prescriptive and do not assume that readers are Christians (we welcome all perspectives here).
Aug
7
revised What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
removed tangential content
Aug
7
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
Could you elaborate more? Perhaps cite a critical text's footnotes on this, propose which reading is likely better and why (discuss the internal and external evidence for each), and elaborate more. As it stands, this is a helpful comment, not an answer.
Aug
7
revised Did Jesus call God YHWH?
added 25 characters in body
Aug
7
comment Did Jesus call God YHWH?
See also What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Aug
7
comment Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
Here is the second question. Also note that questions here must be related to a text. I've added a text for you. Testing the claims of a book about the text is fine so long as the specific text is also provided.
Aug
7
asked Did Jesus call God YHWH?
Aug
7
revised Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
added text, separated questions
Aug
7
comment Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
These are two separate questions. Also, it needs to be related to a text. I've edited this accordingly and am posting the second part as a new question.
Aug
6
comment Was Haman an Agagite?
Could you please elaborate more? As it stands this is a comment.
Aug
1
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
excellent edit! It is much better than my edit. Thank you and +1