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


Feb
6
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
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. Could you expand this a little more to more fully develop your logic and help us understand it. Your argument seems to be, "I believe God is truthful, so therefore he didn't lie here." That's a valid argument but pretty weak. If you could further develop this and explain why the text argues for this and address the alleged inconsistencies, this will be a better answer.
Feb
6
comment Why does Noah curse Canaan?
wow, I never knew that. Thanks for sharing! +1 btw
Feb
5
revised Is the Valley of Hinnom adequately translated as hell?
added link to other question, clarified
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
@JLB once you have a bit more rep you'll be able to vote to close posts. But this one doesn't need to be closed.
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
@JLB it's fine as is. The title doesn't necessarily always give both questions (sometimes the title is not in the form of a question at all, but it is preferred that it is). It's made it six months without any votes to close, so I'm not worried about it (both questions are textual).
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
Thanks for sharing @Bagpipes - I did come across that book when doing my research but chose not to use it as I was unsure as to the quality of the lexical/linguistic research (just about every work on Koine/NT Greek published before Deissman is usually filled with inaccurate and misleading research and presumptions about the language, not by fault of the researchers, they simply didn't have the papyri available to them as in later scholarship).
Feb
5
comment Was Haman an Agagite?
@BerelDovLerner 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. Thank you for sharing your article! Would you consider summarizing it for us in an answer? We expect good answers to show their work. While your article has clearly done this, we ask that links to other resources are also summarized where relevant to the question. Thanks for stopping by!
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
expanded on Greek mythology referenced in the question
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
@JLB thanks. This took me about 6 hours to write (and lots of reading leading up to it). I actually had another section which I removed from the final draft that traced the transformation of the terms used in reference to Hades through the Christian Church Fathers and early Latin Bible translations. I opted to not include this as it is somewhat superfluous and I didn't finish that section because I had already been spending enough time on this.
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
corrected footnote
Feb
5
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
made authors singular :(
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
clarification and grammatical error
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
removing collaborative authorship notice as it is now a distinct post (and at request of other author)
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
rolled back to a previous revision
Feb
5
answered Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
clarified title
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
enlarged image, clarified conclusion
Feb
5
revised Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
added sources, strengthened argument, improved formatting, heavily revised historical section, added section directly addressing the text in the question
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
I wouldn't call it 'happily ever after', he has to abduct Persephone in order to get her to come to the underworld with him, which invokes a curse/famine, and it keeps getting uglier.... :P