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4h
comment Did Jesus help drunk people to get even more drunk?
And it turns out you've asked this before as well. Don't ask duplicate questions. If you don't like the current answers on your existing question, offer a bounty and clarify what you're looking for.
4h
comment Did Jesus help drunk people to get even more drunk?
@JimThio you have the beginning of an answer in here. If you want to make a point, give an answer. If you want to ask a question, do so and say no more in the body of the question.
4h
comment Could Oinos on John 2 mean non alcoholic grape juice?
Please don't post duplicate questions. This is a pattern for you.
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comment Accuracy of Alfred Edersheim's “Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah”
@ScottS sorry, this question should have been closed a long time ago (for a variety of reasons).
2d
comment Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
@ScottS I've reopened it for now.
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comment Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
@user2479 keep in mind that this is not a Christian (nor Jewish) site. Whether the book is used by what you deem to be a 'cult' or not has no bearing on whether or not it is on topic here (it is off topic, but not for that reason).
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comment Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
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 study the Bible. While we have only loosely defined what texts fall into that category, I'm confident that texts written in the 20th century don't. If you have a question about a specific passage in Revelation, you are free to ask it without imposing ideas from later texts onto it.
Apr
14
comment Theophilus to Autolycus
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 is not a question about a Biblical text and as such is off topic. You may benefit from checking out this helpful flowchart for asking questions.
Apr
14
comment is it wrong to eat pork and what are the followers of Yahweh called?
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. You may benefit from checking out this helpful flowchart for asking questions. This type of question is off topic here.
Apr
13
comment What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6?
Is this a question or an answer?
Apr
9
comment How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?
Or perhaps he's not arguing from the Hebrew, but from the Greek LXX....
Apr
8
comment How can we understand “another gospel” in its historical context?
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Apr
8
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
@Joseph FYI, none of the downvotes are from me. I have not upvoted yet, either (I haven't had time to give this post the time it deserves after your initial edit(s) - only a cursory skim so far since you made edits to it).
Apr
8
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
Sure, but please also reproduce the Greek text along with the English in that case so that the answer is also equally desirable to the OP (me) :P - And also don't avoid scholarly language when it can convey a lot of information and demonstrate that you are aware of ideas such as the middle/deponent controversy in Greek linguistics research.
Apr
8
comment What language are people translating the Bible from?
@fdb I just changed it to say "Koine Greek descends from Attic Greek" for now. I may be mistaken so I'll leave it at that until I can find a source that says otherwise.
Apr
8
comment What language are people translating the Bible from?
@fdb unfortunately I'm in the process of moving and all my Greek books except for a basic grammar are packed. Arg... I will do my best but likely will just change this in the mean time until I can find a source.
Apr
8
comment What language are people translating the Bible from?
@fdb yes, and I take Roman-standard Attic to be a descendant of Aeolic Greek, while classical Attic moreso descends from Ionic. I view Doric, Aeolic, & Ionic to be linguistic categories for sets of dialects tied to regional morphophonological features that overlap considerably. So in my mind they are not concrete linguistic categories (so Attic can descend from more than one 'set' and Koine can be an eclectic mix of numerous dialects converging with Aramaic (Mishnaic Hebrew?) speakers who use numerous neologisms from the LXX). I know that scholars argue about such things.
Apr
8
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
@Joseph there is some good stuff in this answer - your beginning is intriguing, but your conclusion doesn't follow from your premises. There's just also a lot of irrelevant stuff that actually weakens your argument. Again, it started strong, but contains non sequitur logic. Also, I'd love to see you reproduce the Greek rather than English text which will make this even more apparent. I read Greek fine, just translate parts of the clause as relevant. It may help to clarify your understanding of the use of the middle by Paul and in Koine Greek in general. You appear to believe in true deponent
Apr
8
comment What language are people translating the Bible from?
@fdb good question. Technically, there is Koine Doric and Ionic Greek as well. I am taking the view that Roman era standardized Attic Greek is a distinct dialect from Classic Attic and that the 'vulgar' variety of Greek spoken in the NT is primarily a 'common' version of this standardized Attic intermingled with Semiticisms from non-native speakers (so-called 'Jewish Koine'). There is considerable disagreement about this, however. My answer presumes this distinction between Classic and standard Roman Attic and Koine as a vulgar form of standard Attic.
Apr
8
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
Yes, @Joseph I agree with ScottS. This answer started strong but then shifted to a bunch of verses with no linguistic connection to the verb under discussion. Using active verbs to discuss a middle/passive form is irrelevant. Your argument is non sequitur.