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


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
Jun
18
comment Does the pharaoh let just anybody approach him?
@user4275 yes much better! Thanks!
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 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.