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


6h
comment How is 2 Maccabees 12:40-46 to be understood?
We do not officially teach that there is any 'second chance' or postmortem repentance, but we hold out hope for it. Check out my answer here and also this one where I've elaborated on this before if you're interested.
6h
comment How is 2 Maccabees 12:40-46 to be understood?
We (I am Eastern Orthodox) do not believe in purgatory, but we do have a concept of a purgative experience after death for some. It would be hard to explain it all in comments.
12h
comment How is 2 Maccabees 12:40-46 to be understood?
This is not the place to refute or support the theology of one text on the basis of others - but we can explain the meaning of the text in its context. Hence my edit.
1d
comment Did Jehoahaz and Jehoash's reign overlap?
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 for reference.
1d
comment Difference between dedicating a person vs a house in leviticus 27?
Please cite a specific translation as various versions don't always line up. See this explanation of why this is important that gives examples of what we're looking for.
1d
comment Does Paul of Tarsus quote Talmud?
But that's your call. You could still attract up votes despite the question being closed.
1d
comment Does Paul of Tarsus quote Talmud?
I would probably just cite a source for the date of the Talmud's composition for now unless it is reopened. If the OP edits this to say Hebrew Scriptures it could be reopened. The user logged in not long ago so s/he may.
1d
comment Does Paul of Tarsus quote Talmud?
The Talmud wasn't written until at least 100-150 years after Paul wrote his letters. And parts of it weren't finished until close to 450 years later. This question is unanswerable and shows no initial research effort.
1d
comment Does Paul of Tarsus quote Talmud?
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 citation for reference.
1d
comment How old was Samuel when Hannah took him to the temple?
Please give sources for who are making these claims. Saying, "somebody said...", "most think..." means nothing without any examples of anyone who actually think that.
2d
comment The Pharaoh of the Exodus
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 for reference.
2d
comment In the passages 1 John 4:1, and 1 Thessalonians 5:20–21, how did the spirits and prophecies relate to earlier practices?
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. It would be best to narrow this down to ask about the meaning of one specific text, especially since there are different authors and contexts involved in several of these texts. As it stands, this is a little too broad.
2d
comment What is the meaning of “heap burning coals on his head”?
Thanks for sharing. It would be preferable to include some of the other relevant interpretations as parts of the answer here (summarize the relevant portions of the resource that answer this question), and provide the link for reference.
2d
comment Why was Barabbas in prison?
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 show its work, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it. You mentioned reading records, please include/cite them here.
2d
comment Does the Bible say Purgatory exists?
@user2479 likely because it is a "Truth" question, which won't fly on either SE site.
Apr
20
comment Where does the paragraph end in Genesis 37:2
Please clarify your question.
Apr
20
comment Does the Bible say Purgatory exists?
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. I've migrated this question to C.SE where it is a better fit.
Apr
20
comment Are sins of the future forgiven? John 20:23
I've also reworded the question to focus it exclusively on this text and not on those things to which it applies, and also to keep it from searching for other texts (questions must be focused on a specified text). That way you can now get answers to the language question here and the theological question on C.SE. For more information on why we do this, check out Why can't I ask my 'big question'?
Apr
20
comment Are sins of the future forgiven? John 20:23
This question boils down to what tense the verb was in in this verse, which is a relatively simple linguistic question and a simple yes or no won't really help you with your original question, which is focused on application. I've gone ahead and transferred this to C.SE for you where you will receive a better answer to what you are looking for.
Apr
20
comment Are sins of the future forgiven? John 20:23
We don't do 'Bible study' - we study the Bible. That means we stop short of application when answering questions about the Bible (which means we don't fully exegete the text in the religious sense of the practice). Questions should be focused solely on the text and not primarily on those things to which the text applies.