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


Jun
18
comment Does the pharaoh let just anybody approach him?
Be sure to properly cite the text you're asking about (note that the chapter and verse numbers do not always line up between the Hebrew, Greek, and English texts).
Jun
17
comment How frequently is God attributed to saying “Don't be afraid”?
@RonKyle great point! And yet another reason why this question is unclear / difficult to answer.
Jun
17
comment What does “on earth as it is in heaven” cover?
Hey @oz1cz your username seemed to follow a familiar pattern, then I discovered it is indeed your callsign ;) Just an FYI, there is also an SE site dedicated to amateur ("ham") radio if you're interested! Welcome to BH.SE!
Jun
17
comment What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
no problem. You're free to express your perspectives fully using descriptive language ("I believe X", or "From a Christian perspective...", etc.). The goal is simply not to prescribe praxis to your readers here (i.e. "you should do this"). Check out What about preaching? Adding food for thought is fine, simply use descriptive language to do so and you'll be just fine :)
Jun
16
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
This is moreso an answer to Is the ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) original?. You might consider posting it there as well.
Jun
16
comment Paul's knowledge of Jannes and Jambres the magicians of Egypt
Whilst this does partially answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here (summarize the relevant portions of the resource that answer this question), and provide the link for reference. Unfortunately links go away over time, so having the relevant material here is best.
Jun
16
comment How do the books in the Bible get their names?
This question is broad, shows no minimal research effort, and is a 'general reference' (LMGTFY) type of question.
Jun
16
comment Does Paul use ἔθνη and Ἕλληνες interchangeably?
@Susan you can also manually type the html commands for superscript: <sup>1</sup>.
Jun
16
comment What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
Please keep in mind that not all of readers are Christians.
Jun
16
comment What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
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 prescriptive 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.
Jun
10
comment Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
It was actually quite usual for rabbis belonging to the Pharisee sect to be well-learned. This answer is factually incorrect and offers no sources for its assertions.
Jun
10
comment Forgive us our “debts”? “sins”? “trespasses”? Which is the most accurate translation?
I know this is old and represents a bygone era of BH.SE, but for future readers it bears repeating that Strong's is a concordance, not a lexicon. Strong is showing how the words are translated, but that doesn't mean that the words should or can be translated that way. I've edited the answer to cite better resources and to glean insights from analysis of other usages of the word.
Jun
9
comment Interpretation of the dead ones in 1 Peter 4:6?
@brilliant I just noticed the above comment by user831 about the aorist and wanted to point out that it is incorrect and based on outdated linguistic information about classical Greek. See the answers to this question and for more information, check out this excellent paper.
Jun
7
comment What does the Old Testament phrase 'cut off from their people' mean?
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 doesn't connect the dots starting from the text, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Jun
4
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
ahh yes. I can give you dozens of examples of those if you'd like some for question fodder.
Jun
4
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
I'm not too sure what you mean by different vowels since the LXX is in Greek while the MT is in Hebrew, and the vowel pointings in the MT weren't added until after the LXX was translated (in fact, the Hebrew vowel pointings probably weren't added until the 5th century CE or later). This is why it is important to first read introductory material before asking here. This has not always been the case here, but this is the way other SE sites work.
Jun
4
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
@curiousdannii I made an edit to focus on a specific text. Concerning the basics of textual criticism and LXX studies, users should learn that elsewhere before asking here (see book recommendations) or at least ask narrow enough questions so that introductory material need not be regurgitated. See How can we attract high-quality Biblical scholars and still be welcoming to interested amateurs? If the edit is acceptable, I will reopen the question. This will provide a specific example of what you were originally asking about. Let me know
Jun
3
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
@curiousdannii for introductory works, I recommend starting with Wegner's A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible: Its History, Methods and Results and Jobes' & Silva's Invitation to the Septuagint
May
30
comment What is the meaning of “Place your bread on the grave of the righteous” in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?
@FrankLuke very good. There is so much more that could be said, but time....
May
30
comment What is “the gift of God” in Eph 2:8
This was an excellent answer until the anachronistic etymological section under "Paleontological Exegesis", which appears to read the English meaning of the word back into the Greek then justify it because they had the practice that came to be referenced by the English word.