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


Feb
25
comment How are we to understand 'firstfruits' in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23?
I asked this question to help out another user who is having difficulty asking good, on-topic questions.
Feb
25
asked How are we to understand 'firstfruits' in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23?
Feb
25
comment What do we know about Paul's family?
Please place directly quoted works in blockquote format also to clearly show what is being quoted vs. what is your own words. Preferably an entire answer is not just a quote but you also summarize some of it or include some writing of your own as well (answers should generally be more than just copying and pasting from somewhere).
Feb
25
comment How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
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. Please note that this is a Q&A site, not a forum, so we expect answers to show their 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 explain what your sources arguments are and develop/explain your ideas more fully.
Feb
25
reviewed No Action Needed The Hebrew word Yom
Feb
25
comment What is the “profound mystery” Paul was speaking of regarding Jesus in Ephesians 5:31-32?
Using first person plural language when referencing the audiences of ancient texts moves from describing the text itself to prescribing norms that are expressed as binding on readers and therefore imposes this application upon the reader. Please keep in mind that not all of your readers are Christians. This is the reason for my DV.
Feb
25
reviewed Close What is the “great mystery” in Ephesians 5:32?
Feb
25
comment What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
+1 outstanding - I'm currently teaching Greek II and taking an advanced Greek exegesis course at the seminary, and we've been introduced more to Porter and Fanning. Good stuff.
Feb
24
comment In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
:P - good to know, I'm looking forward to reading your future contributions - but do consider citing a source for the beliefs of early Jews on two ages. This answer is weak without a source for this. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Feb
24
comment In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
To earn my upvote, you'd need to cite a reliable and verifiable source for your assertion about the Jewish belief in two ages, and you'd need to remove the religious language not present in the text itself. But again, this is my preference - you are under no obligation to edit to make me happy. Although we do expect answers to show their work, so you should add a source for your statement about two ages.
Feb
24
comment In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
sounds good. You don't have to edit just because of my opinion, but I like to explain why I DV something when I do so people know why I did it. I've removed my DV. I'm still not a fan of using 'Messiah' in this answer as this is theological claim about Jesus, but it's not so bad since in the preceding verse/context Jesus is called Lord and Christ. Even so, 'believers' still applies this text to (presumably) Christians. My preference is that this would focus on Christians in first-century Galatia, not apply it to modern readers/believers.
Feb
24
comment In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
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. Using first person plural language when referencing the audiences of ancient texts moves from describing the text itself to prescribing norms that are expressed as binding on readers and therefore imposes this application upon the reader. This post has my downvote for this reason.
Feb
24
reviewed No Action Needed “How did Jesus' ”teaching with authority“ differ from the Scribes?”
Feb
23
reviewed No Action Needed How did a prisoner pay back debt?
Feb
20
comment What is the meaning of the genitive absolute in Hebrews 4:3?
Keep in mind that things like 'gnomic' aorist are are translational categories, they do not correspond to the original language - they just help us express it in English. More to follow if I have time to answer.
Feb
20
comment Why does Jesus refer to himself as the “Son of Man” in Mark 2:10?
I was mostly referring to your assertions about the dating of the Gospel in the first paragraph, which you've now provided a source for. Thanks! I can tell from reading your answers that you know what you're talking about, but please show us how you know things every time you answer here. I've removed my DV and replaced with an upvote.
Feb
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “How did Jesus' ”teaching with authority“ differ from the Scribes?”
Feb
19
comment Why does Jesus refer to himself as the “Son of Man” in Mark 2:10?
Again, please give sources for assertions made in any answers you post on this site. Showing your work is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Feb
19
comment Is El Gibbor in Isaiah 9 refer means the child is divine?
You seem to be struggling with asking questions that are received well on this site. You may benefit from checking out this helpful flowchart for asking questions.
Feb
19
comment Is El Gibbor in Isaiah 9 refer means the child is divine?
Properly cite biblical texts that you are asking about to make it clear which specific text you are asking about. Keep the question focused and narrow.