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


May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
In CCEL, if you go to the 'Study' a Scripture passage selection and select 'References' then go under Phillip Schaff you will find the Church Fathers on specific verses you search for - VERY helpful. For instance, here's John Chrysostom's homily on this passage.
May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
@David there is no need to update your answer (unless you want to); I just wanted to share some free tools that are available online that you may find helpful for future studies. First, there are tons of free books including commentaries at archive.org (e.g. Denney's Romans Greek commentary on this passage). Second, you can find TONS of free Christian works including the Church Fathers at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL). Just sharing some resources you might find helpful!
May
24
comment Is the word for 'helper' used to describe Eve in Genesis 2, also used for God helping Israel?
Haha, I was in the middle of editing that typo when you did. Good answer.
May
23
comment How old was David when he fought Goliath?
@JoshuaWilson I can follow your logic here. Looks good. +1
May
22
comment Why are thighs important?
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. We expect all answers to show their work, which is a requirement on this site. Copying and pasting from an online site usually doesn't cut it here. Do you have any better sources? That article doesn't cite any sources for its claims.
May
22
comment Jeremiah 21 King Nebuchadnezzar same as in Daniel?
@JoshuaWilson check out What are we looking for in answers?, it's very informative.
May
22
comment Jeremiah 21 King Nebuchadnezzar same as in Daniel?
@JoshuaWilson thanks, post notice removed.
May
22
comment Why are thighs important?
And the Leviticus text probably should be its own question as well since it addresses a different usage of the phrase - but I'll leave it be for now, but there are really two questions here.
May
22
comment Why are thighs important?
we already have an answer to the Revelation text meaning, so I removed that one (also, the texts are written in different languages and greatly different time periods, so it is best to address that one separately anyways).
May
22
comment Jeremiah 21 King Nebuchadnezzar same as in Daniel?
Can you cite some historical sources for the dating?
May
22
comment Parallels between Ruth and Elisha?
Very interesting stuff, Mark. Great observations, user2479. I'm looking forward to the answers to this question.
May
22
comment How old was David when he fought Goliath?
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've edited your post in line with ScottS's helpful comment. I also added the claim from the link into the question, as Internet links change.
May
20
comment What is meant by “Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire”?
be sure to check out Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
May
20
comment What is the best translation of κατὰ κεφαλῆς in 1 Cor 11:4?
sounds good, that's why I only commented and didn't take any additional action - I wasn't sure. Thanks for clarifying.
May
19
comment What is the best translation of κατὰ κεφαλῆς in 1 Cor 11:4?
This might also be of interest: To cover, to remain concealed, or against the covering?
May
19
comment What is the best translation of κατὰ κεφαλῆς in 1 Cor 11:4?
Possible duplicate of What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?.
May
18
comment The word 'believe' in John 3:15-16
I second @Joseph 's helpful comment. Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites that study the Bible.
May
16
comment In 1 Tim 2:12, how does αὐθεντεῖν (αὐθεντεω) differ from the more commonly used ἐξουσιάζω?
I believe the OP is asking for an analysis of the context. Could you expand your answer to address this, especially since you've pointed out that merely looking at the verbs by themselves is not good? Keep in mind that this is a Q&A site, not a forum. Answers should be detailed and fully address the question.
May
15
comment What does “The earth opened its mouth” 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. Whilst this may theoretically 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/citation for reference. Please expand this to fully answer the question.
May
8
comment What does μονογενὴς Θεὸς means in John 1:18?
Please keep in mind that this is not a Christian site. Be sure to check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. While you will undoubtedly hear Christian perspectives, we don't have any definition of 'orthodoxy' and welcome all perspectives here. If you would like an interpretation from a specific Christian perspective, you might try Christianity.SE.