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


Jun
24
comment “Adultery in your heart” verse
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 don't "preach" at readers. Instead, describe your perspective without prescribing it. We're looking for lectures rather than sermons. Please keep in mind that not all of your readers here are Christians.
Jun
23
comment What does it mean when it says,“There is a sin unto death”
this is actually a duplicate, and you apparently knew this as you copied and pasted your answer from there to here. In the future, please VTC and don't answer questions you know to be duplicates (in this case you could comment linking to your answer there). I say this because I was about to merge these so your answer would appear there, only to discover it is already there.
Jun
22
comment Are the Rabbinic rules of hand washing before eating bread related to their ruling that the scriptures were unclean?
As per the comments here from 2012 which indicate this is actually a question better suited for MY.SE, I've closed this.
Jun
21
comment not wishing that “any” should perish from 2 Peter 3:9
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. Be sure to properly cite the text you're asking about. The chapter and verse numbers do not always line up between the Hebrew, Greek, and English texts. I added the specific text here, feel free to change it if you prefer another English translation.
Jun
20
comment Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
@Freemason I reopened pending further discussion.
Jun
20
comment What gender does the pronouns have that denote ruach or pneuma?
These types of questions are off topic as per this meta discussion (since it has been clarified that this question is about 'occurrence of a grammatical construct. Not the meaning or possibility of a meaning...').
Jun
20
comment How often does the Bible use “God of Jacob” versus “God of Israel”?
These types of questions are off topic as per this meta discussion.
Jun
20
comment Accuracy of Alfred Edersheim's “Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah”
This question appears to be off-topic as per discussion in a related meta post
Jun
20
comment Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
This question appears to be off-topic as per discussion in a related meta post
Jun
19
comment How many common hermeneutical approaches are there and how do they differ?
Going through old posts (all posts not tagged with any specific book of the Bible, to be precise), and this seems to be a list question. I'd close as too broad but wanted to let you handle it. Especially since you were thinking of deleting it at one time. I'd just close, not delete, though (so Bob's answer remains) - but your call.
Jun
19
comment Question about translation of Romans 4:9
I tagged this with the book of Romans and footnoted the Spanish language portion as we deal with translation from the original Biblical languages only into English.
Jun
19
comment Is there any research that challenges the standard definition of 'προορίζω' (predestine)?
This question is a little late, but is there a specific text this is related to?
Jun
19
comment What external evidence do we have for who wrote the Gospel of John?
my apologies for originally closing this. We already have a question asking for internal evidence of authorship of John's gospel.. So what I've done is focus this on the external evidence to avoid overlap/duplication. For internal evidence, be sure to see the other question.
Jun
19
comment Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
I've removed the tangential digression. As you've pointed out, this text was written to citizens of the ancient Roman Empire. We stop short of applying these texts to modern nation-states such as the USA on this site. We prefer to stick with the text and explain its meaning in its original context. Your introduction is a good start towards this.
Jun
19
comment Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
According to our site guidelines, "It's OK to a degree for an answer to include personal anecdotes and other tangents, where this adds flavour and character, so long as the main line of an answer is supported, connecting the dots starting from the text. It's also ok to include opinions so long as they are relevant and labelled as your opinion or belief. Opinions and tangents should be garnishes, not the entire meal. If a post is essentially an opinion-based argument or testimony, it doesn't fit and will need to be removed or edited."
Jun
19
comment Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
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. Your beginning appears to be the introduction to a good answer, but then it seems you got derailed.
Jun
19
comment Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
@Onlyheisgood. we expect posts to explain their conclusions and connect the dots within the post, i.e. reproduce any required material needed to understand your position in your own words (or quote with a proper citation).
Jun
18
comment Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
Huh? I don't follow....
Jun
18
comment How frequently is God attributed to saying “Don't be afraid”?
I brought this question format up on meta.
Jun
18
comment Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?
Thanks! :) +1 from me