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revised Was “Τετέλεσται” actually stamped on paid bills and debt certificates in the first century?
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19
revised Meaning of “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
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19
revised Translation of “abba” (Αββα, אבא)
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Jun
19
revised What are good contextual clues that a passage is meant to be read as hyperbole?
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19
revised Why was Barabbas in prison?
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comment Is there any research that challenges the standard definition of 'προορίζω' (predestine)?
This question is a little late, but is there a specific text this is related to?
Jun
19
revised Which 'modern' English translation of the Bible is considered the 'closest' or most accurate translation?
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19
revised Did David keep household idols?
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revised Are bats described as birds?
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revised Why does the word “void” in Romans 3:31 mean “nullify”?
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19
revised Is the Greek of “you” in Mathew 18 singular or plural and what does this say about who is granted authority?
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revised In Genesis 20:13, why is elohim with a plural verb translated God rather than gods?
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revised What does “on earth as it is in heaven” cover?
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revised What pronoun refers to the Holy Spirit in John 14:26?
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revised How can John 3:13-14 be reconciled with what happened to Enoch, Elijah and Jesus?
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Jun
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comment What external evidence do we have for who wrote the Gospel of John?
my apologies for originally closing this. We already have a question asking for internal evidence of authorship of John's gospel.. So what I've done is focus this on the external evidence to avoid overlap/duplication. For internal evidence, be sure to see the other question.
Jun
19
revised What external evidence do we have for who wrote the Gospel of John?
focused on external evidence
Jun
19
comment Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
I've removed the tangential digression. As you've pointed out, this text was written to citizens of the ancient Roman Empire. We stop short of applying these texts to modern nation-states such as the USA on this site. We prefer to stick with the text and explain its meaning in its original context. Your introduction is a good start towards this.
Jun
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comment Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
According to our site guidelines, "It's OK to a degree for an answer to include personal anecdotes and other tangents, where this adds flavour and character, so long as the main line of an answer is supported, connecting the dots starting from the text. It's also ok to include opinions so long as they are relevant and labelled as your opinion or belief. Opinions and tangents should be garnishes, not the entire meal. If a post is essentially an opinion-based argument or testimony, it doesn't fit and will need to be removed or edited."
Jun
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comment Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
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. Your beginning appears to be the introduction to a good answer, but then it seems you got derailed.