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


Apr
2
comment Winter refers to what climate
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Apr
1
comment Why does Jesus tell the disciples to buy swords?
This answer would be greatly strengthened by citing sources.
Apr
1
comment The value of the 153 large fish in John 21:11?
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 gone ahead and edited this one for you.
Mar
31
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
I went ahead and closed this question as 'inspiration' is a Christian theological position. It could be reworded to make it a textual criticism question, but then several answers would also have to be deleted. I'll leave this to the OP to decide. I know this is an older question and not all of the same sentiment was in place as it is now.
Mar
30
comment Is King Solomon the bridegroom in the Song of Solomon?
Welcome! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. Where do they say this (last paragraph about rabbis and 'the church')? Please cite sources.
Mar
30
comment How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25?
@kmote I encourage you to read this post, then this one. Your focus is on the application of these texts in contemporary Christian practice, as evidenced by the last two paragraphs (note also the use of first person plural which provides further evidence of this). This has never been on topic here to my knowledge.
Mar
29
comment How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25?
This question still isn't a good fit here, but you could ask it on C.SE. I can migrate it if you'd like.
Mar
29
comment What is a Busybody? 2 Thessalonians 3:11
edit your answer to include the information, and be sure to write detailed answers here, not quick comments.
Mar
28
comment “Slave” vs. “servant” in Colossians
While an examination of Roman slavery practices would be too broad for this format, I am curious if this related question is a duplicate (at least of parts of this question) or not?
Mar
28
comment Genesis 3:16 Does God make them suffer?
au contraire, you earned my upvote ;) - in the future, note that you can also flag the question and when you have enough rep you'll be able to vote to close as a duplicate as well. Thanks for answering and pointing out where the OP can get more information - this answer is helpful.
Mar
28
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@JackDouglas we'll have to agree to disagree. Thematic connections on the basis of systematic theology are inherently theological in my opinion. If they both purported to describe the same historical event that would be different.
Mar
28
comment Genesis 3:16 Does God make them suffer?
Thanks for your answer, but in this case I think this is actually a duplicate since the other post answers the question.
Mar
28
comment What did people do with children in biblical times when people gathered as a congregation?
@adipro I have reopened this on the basis of your edit and my slight revision edit (my edit mostly just added a tag, reworded a couple things to make them more succinct, and linked to the translation). Note that you do not have an exclusively Christian audience, so I changed 'church' to 'religious gathering' as 'church' would be anachronistic for a text in Deuteronomy.
Mar
28
comment What is a Busybody? 2 Thessalonians 3:11
So does the phrase in the question adequately translate it or not? Please put more effort into answering here. Think essay/paper/publication, not comment.
Mar
28
comment Where can I find Targum Neofiti online?
Thanks! I expanded this a little to further describe where you found it.
Mar
27
comment What is a Busybody? 2 Thessalonians 3:11
I slightly modified this as per our previous meta interaction. Good question.
Mar
27
comment What is the referent for “brother” in 1 John 4:20-21?
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 first person plural 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.
Mar
26
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
By your own standard, this doesn't start from one of these texts and show it's work for connecting them. It assumes the connection which will encourage answers to proof text the entire New Testament thematically rather than dealing with a single text (which has already happened).
Mar
26
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
Again, the underlying issue here is one of the application of Christian theology to the role of women in the Church, which is evident by Tina's answers/comments. There is no textual connection, only a theological/practical one. There are cases where there is also a textual connection (such as Acts describing events in Paul's letters), and in those cases good answers can support or challenge the historicity of either account. In this case, the connection isn't textual.
Mar
26
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
(But the texts are only related if one brings a Christian systematic theological framework to the text)