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


Feb
6
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
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. Could you expand this more to show your work, a little better? That will likely improve how this answer is received here.
Feb
6
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
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. Could you expand this a little more to more fully develop your logic and help us understand it. Your argument seems to be, "I believe God is truthful, so therefore he didn't lie here." That's a valid argument but pretty weak. If you could further develop this and explain why the text argues for this and address the alleged inconsistencies, this will be a better answer.
Feb
6
comment Why does Noah curse Canaan?
wow, I never knew that. Thanks for sharing! +1 btw
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
@JLB once you have a bit more rep you'll be able to vote to close posts. But this one doesn't need to be closed.
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
@JLB it's fine as is. The title doesn't necessarily always give both questions (sometimes the title is not in the form of a question at all, but it is preferred that it is). It's made it six months without any votes to close, so I'm not worried about it (both questions are textual).
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
Thanks for sharing @Bagpipes - I did come across that book when doing my research but chose not to use it as I was unsure as to the quality of the lexical/linguistic research (just about every work on Koine/NT Greek published before Deissman is usually filled with inaccurate and misleading research and presumptions about the language, not by fault of the researchers, they simply didn't have the papyri available to them as in later scholarship).
Feb
5
comment Was Haman an Agagite?
@BerelDovLerner 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. Thank you for sharing your article! Would you consider summarizing it for us in an answer? We expect good answers to show their work. While your article has clearly done this, we ask that links to other resources are also summarized where relevant to the question. Thanks for stopping by!
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
@JLB thanks. This took me about 6 hours to write (and lots of reading leading up to it). I actually had another section which I removed from the final draft that traced the transformation of the terms used in reference to Hades through the Christian Church Fathers and early Latin Bible translations. I opted to not include this as it is somewhat superfluous and I didn't finish that section because I had already been spending enough time on this.
Feb
5
comment What is the name of Joseph's Tribe
Please do add a specific text.
Feb
5
comment Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
I wouldn't call it 'happily ever after', he has to abduct Persephone in order to get her to come to the underworld with him, which invokes a curse/famine, and it keeps getting uglier.... :P
Feb
5
comment Why does Noah curse Canaan?
I'm having trouble understanding the relevance of the Palestinian conflict(s) to this question. I haven't downvoted or anything nor am I implying the presence of this information is bad or anything, I'm just trying to follow the logic as it seems to be an interruption of the flow of the answer rather than part of it.
Feb
5
comment Why does Noah curse Canaan?
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'm having a little trouble following your logic here, please show your work for how you've come to these conclusions. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it (I'm presuming this is why someone may have downvoted this, but I'm not sure).
Feb
4
comment Did Jephthah actually sacrifice his daughter?
-1 for committing the No True Scotsman fallacy and then reading presumptions back into the text.
Feb
4
comment Who is the referent of 'us' (ἡμῖν) in Matthew 3:15 if not merely Jesus and John?
@Joseph yes, my last line was meant to include any well-supported perspective. I will upvote any argument that is well-reasoned (and doesn't contain glaring historical, linguistic, or literary errors). I merely prefer to hear what scholars or historical commentators (Christian Church Fathers through today) have said rather than original research.
Feb
4
comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
I have made an edit that keeps in mind the excellent answer and makes this on topic (rather than searching for texts).
Feb
3
comment Did Avraham marry Hagar? Did Ya'akov marry Zilpah?
It would be very helpful if you give a source for your initial assertions about the translation of אִשָּׁה; while I believe you are correct, you've given me no way to verify this claim, I must simply take your word for it. Because of that, I can't in good faith upvote this answer (but I didn't downvote it either). You also make several other unsupported assertions that would benefit greatly from citing verifiable and reliable sources. This is all part of showing your work.
Feb
1
comment Why did David think he sinned when numbering the people?
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 a great question, but it's already been asked here before. Be sure to head over to the original question to read some additional great answers! I hope to hear more great questions (and answers) from you in the future!
Feb
1
comment How does the act of “foot washing” lead to the act of “sexual intercourse”?
This answer is amazing. I learned a lot. +1
Feb
1
comment What would Jesus' qualifications have been for a “worthy” person for the disciples to stay within the Matthew 10 narrative?
communication is hard! And I apologize for jumping straight to 'fabrication' which wasn't a very constructive way to begin a dialogue. I've removed the post notice and my down vote. This still doesn't quite meet my criteria for an upvote (citing a reliable lexicon for assertions about the meaning of Greek words), but it no longer is deserving of a downvote, either.
Feb
1
comment What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
@JLB and I know I should answer the question rather than throw controversial fodder into the comments :P - if I only had more time!