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Jun
11
reviewed Reviewed Why is the lesson of the fig tree a “parable”?
Jun
10
comment Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
It was actually quite usual for rabbis belonging to the Pharisee sect to be well-learned. This answer is factually incorrect and offers no sources for its assertions.
Jun
10
revised Forgive us our “debts”? “sins”? “trespasses”? Which is the most accurate translation?
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Jun
10
revised Forgive us our “debts”? “sins”? “trespasses”? Which is the most accurate translation?
added lexical support and analysis of other uses
Jun
10
revised Forgive us our “debts”? “sins”? “trespasses”? Which is the most accurate translation?
added lexical support and analysis of other uses
Jun
10
comment Forgive us our “debts”? “sins”? “trespasses”? Which is the most accurate translation?
I know this is old and represents a bygone era of BH.SE, but for future readers it bears repeating that Strong's is a concordance, not a lexicon. Strong is showing how the words are translated, but that doesn't mean that the words should or can be translated that way. I've edited the answer to cite better resources and to glean insights from analysis of other usages of the word.
Jun
9
comment Interpretation of the dead ones in 1 Peter 4:6?
@brilliant I just noticed the above comment by user831 about the aorist and wanted to point out that it is incorrect and based on outdated linguistic information about classical Greek. See the answers to this question and for more information, check out this excellent paper.
Jun
7
comment What does the Old Testament phrase 'cut off from their people' mean?
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 doesn't connect the dots starting from the text, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Jun
4
reviewed No Action Needed Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
Jun
4
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
ahh yes. I can give you dozens of examples of those if you'd like some for question fodder.
Jun
4
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
I'm not too sure what you mean by different vowels since the LXX is in Greek while the MT is in Hebrew, and the vowel pointings in the MT weren't added until after the LXX was translated (in fact, the Hebrew vowel pointings probably weren't added until the 5th century CE or later). This is why it is important to first read introductory material before asking here. This has not always been the case here, but this is the way other SE sites work.
Jun
4
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
@curiousdannii I made an edit to focus on a specific text. Concerning the basics of textual criticism and LXX studies, users should learn that elsewhere before asking here (see book recommendations) or at least ask narrow enough questions so that introductory material need not be regurgitated. See How can we attract high-quality Biblical scholars and still be welcoming to interested amateurs? If the edit is acceptable, I will reopen the question. This will provide a specific example of what you were originally asking about. Let me know
Jun
4
revised How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
focused question
Jun
3
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
@curiousdannii for introductory works, I recommend starting with Wegner's A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible: Its History, Methods and Results and Jobes' & Silva's Invitation to the Septuagint
Jun
3
reviewed No Action Needed Explanation of Isaiah 40:12
May
31
revised What is the meaning of “Place your bread on the grave of the righteous” in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?
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May
30
comment What is the meaning of “Place your bread on the grave of the righteous” in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?
@FrankLuke very good. There is so much more that could be said, but time....
May
30
revised What is the meaning of “Place your bread on the grave of the righteous” in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?
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May
30
answered What is the meaning of “Place your bread on the grave of the righteous” in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?
May
30
comment What is “the gift of God” in Eph 2:8
This was an excellent answer until the anachronistic etymological section under "Paleontological Exegesis", which appears to read the English meaning of the word back into the Greek then justify it because they had the practice that came to be referenced by the English word.