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


Apr
8
reviewed Satisfactory Why is Elohim translated as God rather than gods?
Apr
8
reviewed Needs Improvement Ezekiel 28:14 question Hebrew wording
Apr
8
reviewed Needs Improvement Does the Holy Spirit have a name
Apr
8
reviewed Needs Improvement What is the meaning of the bread of the presence being changed out on a Sabbath?
Apr
8
reviewed Needs Improvement When did Joseph, Jesus's father, die?
Apr
8
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
Sure, but please also reproduce the Greek text along with the English in that case so that the answer is also equally desirable to the OP (me) :P - And also don't avoid scholarly language when it can convey a lot of information and demonstrate that you are aware of ideas such as the middle/deponent controversy in Greek linguistics research.
Apr
8
revised What language are people translating the Bible from?
clarified
Apr
8
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
@Joseph there is some good stuff in this answer - your beginning is intriguing, but your conclusion doesn't follow from your premises. There's just also a lot of irrelevant stuff that actually weakens your argument. Again, it started strong, but contains non sequitur logic. Also, I'd love to see you reproduce the Greek rather than English text which will make this even more apparent. I read Greek fine, just translate parts of the clause as relevant. It may help to clarify your understanding of the use of the middle by Paul and in Koine Greek in general. You appear to believe in true deponent
Apr
8
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
Yes, @Joseph I agree with ScottS. This answer started strong but then shifted to a bunch of verses with no linguistic connection to the verb under discussion. Using active verbs to discuss a middle/passive form is irrelevant. Your argument is non sequitur.
Apr
7
asked Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
Apr
7
comment Who is an authority on what can be called a “Bible”?
This question appears to be off-topic.
Apr
7
comment How were books/letters included into the canon when the author is not known?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites. This question has pretty much been asked before (see link above question). You may also wish to check this out on Christianity.SE.
Apr
7
reviewed Reviewed What was Eve's role in relation to Adam?
Apr
7
reviewed No Action Needed What is on the sealed scroll in Revelation 5-8?
Apr
7
reviewed No Action Needed “Back in ships to Egypt” in Deut. 28
Apr
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Who are the children of Sheth Bileam talks about?
Apr
3
comment How can Jesus say “My Father is working until now” in John 5:16,17 if God rested on the 7th day?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites.
Apr
2
comment How does a Bible translator know if it is a poem?
When this was originally written it may have been OK, but over here at BH.SE we have requirements for showing your work (don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it). I'd really love to see you edit this to give some sources and develop/explain your ideas more fully, as they are much appreciated.
Apr
2
comment How does a Bible translator know if it is a poem?
See also How is genre determined?
Apr
2
comment Who was Neri, father of Shealtiel?
@RaphaelRosch but it's a perfectly valid perspective and he shows his work for it. I'm glad to have Dick's perspective, and many others alongside it. +1