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


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.
Feb
25
comment What is the “profound mystery” Paul was speaking of regarding Jesus in Ephesians 5:31-32?
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 your readers are Christians. This is the reason for my DV.
Feb
25
comment What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?
+1 outstanding - I'm currently teaching Greek II and taking an advanced Greek exegesis course at the seminary, and we've been introduced more to Porter and Fanning. Good stuff.
Feb
24
comment In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
:P - good to know, I'm looking forward to reading your future contributions - but do consider citing a source for the beliefs of early Jews on two ages. This answer is weak without a source for this. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Feb
24
comment In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
To earn my upvote, you'd need to cite a reliable and verifiable source for your assertion about the Jewish belief in two ages, and you'd need to remove the religious language not present in the text itself. But again, this is my preference - you are under no obligation to edit to make me happy. Although we do expect answers to show their work, so you should add a source for your statement about two ages.
Feb
24
comment In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
sounds good. You don't have to edit just because of my opinion, but I like to explain why I DV something when I do so people know why I did it. I've removed my DV. I'm still not a fan of using 'Messiah' in this answer as this is theological claim about Jesus, but it's not so bad since in the preceding verse/context Jesus is called Lord and Christ. Even so, 'believers' still applies this text to (presumably) Christians. My preference is that this would focus on Christians in first-century Galatia, not apply it to modern readers/believers.
Feb
24
comment In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
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. This post has my downvote for this reason.
Feb
20
comment What is the meaning of the genitive absolute in Hebrews 4:3?
Keep in mind that things like 'gnomic' aorist are are translational categories, they do not correspond to the original language - they just help us express it in English. More to follow if I have time to answer.
Feb
20
comment Why does Jesus refer to himself as the “Son of Man” in Mark 2:10?
I was mostly referring to your assertions about the dating of the Gospel in the first paragraph, which you've now provided a source for. Thanks! I can tell from reading your answers that you know what you're talking about, but please show us how you know things every time you answer here. I've removed my DV and replaced with an upvote.
Feb
19
comment Why does Jesus refer to himself as the “Son of Man” in Mark 2:10?
Again, please give sources for assertions made in any answers you post on this site. Showing your work is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Feb
19
comment Is El Gibbor in Isaiah 9 refer means the child is divine?
You seem to be struggling with asking questions that are received well on this site. You may benefit from checking out this helpful flowchart for asking questions.
Feb
19
comment Is El Gibbor in Isaiah 9 refer means the child is divine?
Properly cite biblical texts that you are asking about to make it clear which specific text you are asking about. Keep the question focused and narrow.
Feb
19
comment Is there bible translation that is more literal than Young Literal Translation
It is still mostly a rant that belongs more in an answer than a question. You make a bunch of unsourced assertions about what a translation should do (according to whom?), a bunch of theological positions on the godhead, and on and on. Focus your question on the text and keep it concise. There are so many assumptions in this question, anyways, that show you have done minimal prerequisite research - at least give sources for them. Keep in mind that this is not a discussion forum.
Feb
19
comment Is there bible translation that is more literal than Young Literal Translation
Most of this question is a rant that should be part of an answer rather than in the question itself. Shorten this and focus it.
Feb
19
comment Why are the “crowns” on the “Heads” of the Beast with 7 Heads and 10 Horns in Rev. 12:3, and the “crowns” are on the “Horns” in Rev. 13:1?
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 don't post multiple answers to reply to comments on another. Edit the existing answer.
Feb
18
comment Who did Jesus preach to in 1 Peter 3:19?
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Feb
17
comment What are the “household gods” Rachel stole from Laban?
The best way to add additional information to your post is by editing it, with the edit button. It is more visible that way, and comments are mainly for secondary, temporary purposes. Comments are removed under a variety of circumstances. Anything important to your post should be in the post itself.
Feb
16
comment Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?
For instance, most scholars think the stone age had been ongoing for over 3 million years by the time this passage in Exodus was written, hardly new technology, so your argument is pretty weak. I'd like to know if it is original to you or if any reputable scholar actually thinks this (and how they date Exodus and the Stone Age).