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


Feb
26
comment What is the significance of the angel being on the right side of the altar of incense in Luke 1:11?
We allow well-reasoned assumptions, just show your work for making them (it's pretty apparent in this case so you'll be alright) ;)
Feb
26
comment Difference among “Word”, “word” and “Doctrine”
thanks for the context.
Feb
26
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
@User be sure to give a reference for verses in the future also - this is well known so it's pretty easy, but specific references will help others find it.
Feb
26
comment Ezekiel 28:14 question Hebrew wording
thanks for the answer. I edited in a reference to the specific text in the LXX for you to back up that claim. It's best practice to always cite sources for and/or fully develop the logic behind assertions here. This answer would be even stronger if you cited a lexicon or Hebrew grammar for your assertions about the pointing affecting meaning here. Thanks.
Feb
26
comment What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
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 in that we expect you to show your work for all assertions, Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it (e.g. cite sources, give specific textual support for general assertions, etc.).
Feb
26
comment What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
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 edited this to remove your signature as those should be placed in your profile rather than in individual posts. This is an interesting psychological perspective on the text, but please develop this further and show your reasoning for citing the Hebrew Bible passages and explain your ideas more fully.
Feb
26
comment What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
to the contrary, it's a great way to help all feel welcome (you can describe a Christian perspective without prescribing it on your readers), including non-Christian ones who don't identify with the texts in reference. Be sure to read this post about how we're different from other sites that study the Bible. Note that this is not a Christian site. We study the Bible, we don't do Bible study - and there is a difference. Using descriptive (rather than prescriptive) language is pretty common in scholarly interfaith contexts.
Feb
26
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
I rolled this back to the OP's original - he is free to make his own edits (if any)
Feb
26
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
Have you read this post about how we're a little different from other sites that study the Bible? You may find it helpful.
Feb
26
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
You could even just say something like, "From a Christian perspective" and that is sufficient - but somehow justify your leap from Isaiah to these other texts written in other time periods by different authors. You may find this helpful as you think through this. Christians are used to bringing lots of assumptions to the table that we expect some work to be shown for here as we don't Christian (or any religious) theology as a given.
Feb
26
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
"Answers should show sensitivity to other users of the site. This may include an extra explanation when later texts are applied to earlier texts (e.g. ones that read Jesus into the Hebrew Bible). Claims that could reasonably be seen as controversial or offensive must be relevant and supported from the text. "Supported" means an explicit link or citation of text, or clear logical reasoning starting from a cited text" (from guidelines on showing your work).
Feb
25
comment What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
Your analysis of the Greek text is good, and I would gladly upvote it if not intermingled with so many theological assumptions.
Feb
25
comment What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
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. Please keep in mind that not all of readers are Christians. I have downvoted for this reason. This also presumes continuity of the Hebrew Bible and other Biblical texts, which are unstated theological assumptions.
Feb
25
comment What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
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.
Feb
25
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
Also, check out this post about formatting recommendations.
Feb
25
comment Difference among “Word”, “word” and “Doctrine”
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. Please give sources for who are making these claims. Saying, "some say...", "most think..." means nothing without any examples of anyone who actually think that. Where did you hear that there is a difference between these?
Feb
25
comment How are we to understand 'firstfruits' in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23?
@PaulVargas this question is on topic and good, so feel free to answer.
Feb
25
comment How are we to understand 'firstfruits' in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23?
I asked this question to help out another user who is having difficulty asking good, on-topic questions.
Feb
25
comment What do we know about Paul's family?
Please place directly quoted works in blockquote format also to clearly show what is being quoted vs. what is your own words. Preferably an entire answer is not just a quote but you also summarize some of it or include some writing of your own as well (answers should generally be more than just copying and pasting from somewhere).
Feb
25
comment How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
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. Please note that this is a Q&A site, not a forum, so we expect answers to show their work (don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it). I'd really love to see you edit this to explain what your sources arguments are and develop/explain your ideas more fully.