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


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.
May
8
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
Welcome to BH.SE! Could you cite some sources to back up your claims?
May
7
comment Why is the “give to Caesar what is Caesar's” answer so great?
I was with you right up until your Western post-Enlightenment ideal that you injected into a first century Near-Eastern text.
May
6
comment Prominence of Judah and Joseph in Tribal Allotments
@DickHarfield you got a +1 from me. The OP should not bias towards those who only accept biblical inerrancy or who do not want historical accounts outside of the Biblical texts themselves. This site is the ideal setting for these kinds of answers.
May
2
comment Jeremiah 30:9, David as King
This was edited to make it more fitting here, as this is not an explicitly Christian site.
May
1
comment Why did God allow satan to take lives just to prove that Job is loyal?
@ScottS in this case it's awesome that this question attracted a pearl, but usually that's not the case (as evidenced by the other two answers). Check out this SE blog post.
Apr
30
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
@ScottS thanks for the edit, this is an exceptional answer. Bounty awarded.
Apr
29
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
OUTSTANDING! I am awarding this with a bounty (I have to wait 24 hours before the system lets me). I hope you don't mind my nitpicky edits. Your analysis of the Greek is impeccable. My only critique would be that you pulled in James to make a theological point without in any way showing work for the connection (I can follow citing other works of Paul). I'm of the mindset that Paul and James are not in agreement. However, with the rest of the answer being superb, it didn't stop me from giving a +1 and awarding a bounty for your considerable effort. Great job and thank you!
Apr
29
comment Why did God allow satan to take lives just to prove that Job is loyal?
This is a philosophical question, not really a textual one. The question fundamentally boils down to "Why did God..." which is largely opinion-based and not answerable from the text in many cases.
Apr
29
comment Does Luke show Agabus as errant in his prophecy in Acts 21?
thanks for sharing! Very interesting....
Apr
29
comment Does Luke show Agabus as errant in his prophecy in Acts 21?
I'm curious where you came across this view...?
Apr
24
comment Did Paul think in Hebrew?
whoops! Glad it worked out.