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Apr
8
comment Why is 'Sabbath' often plural in the Greek text (both LXX and NT) yet translated as if it were singular?
@Susan nope, closed as off topic :P (feel free to reopen if you disagree, I figured no harm, no foul on my own question)
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
29
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
28
comment In Acts 2, Which Prophecies Affirm Peter's Claim that the Messiah Would Receive the Holy Spirit?
That's why I didn't close the question. There is definitely a valid argument both ways here. If I was certain, this would be on hold already. Thanks for clarifying.
Mar
28
comment In Acts 2, Which Prophecies Affirm Peter's Claim that the Messiah Would Receive the Holy Spirit?
"Do prophecies...?" sounds a lot like searching for a text to me.
Mar
28
comment Is there anything in Genesis to suggest why the ancient Israelites were made to be slaves in Egypt?
@WoundedEgo if you're looking for an explanation from more than just Genesis, i.e. from all of the Bible, then you should ask on C.SE. Granted, you may receive some answers that cite additional texts, but the burden would be on those answers for connecting the dots from Genesis to those texts, particularly if those texts were written later than Genesis (i.e. not draw anachronistic connections).
Mar
28
comment Is there anything in Genesis to suggest why the ancient Israelites were made to be slaves in Egypt?
I edited this to focus it solely on the Genesis text (asking about the entire Bible or even entire Hebrew Bible is too broad). I also changed "Jews" to "ancient Israelites" to ensure it is focused on the original context and not a modern religious group. Asking about 'scripture' is too broad (first of all, what is "scripture"?).
Mar
28
revised Is there anything in Genesis to suggest why the ancient Israelites were made to be slaves in Egypt?
focused on genesis, changes jews to ancient Israelites
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
27
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Mar
23
comment Is there a difference between Heaven and Paradise?
Please focus on a specific text/author. For instance, what is the difference in Luke's Gospel?
Mar
23
reviewed Close Is there a difference between Heaven and Paradise?
Mar
18
comment What arguments exist that would refute the theory concerning Aramaic primacy of the New Testament?
To clarify (as an Orthodox Christian), Orthodox Christians hold the Greek Septuagint as the authoritative Hebrew Bible. Orthodoxy has always held the Greek text of the New Testament as authoritative (the Patriarch even having approved a specific Greek text in 1904).
Mar
15
reviewed Close Where does Paul write that God is longsuffering?
Mar
14
comment The lexicology of Pharaoh's heart
In the meantime check out this article and this also
Mar
14
comment The lexicology of Pharaoh's heart
I had been taught once that ancient Egyptians had some sort of belief about the heart needing to be as light as a feather in order to enter the afterlife, and that making it heavy showed God's ability to determine the eternal destiny of the "divine" Pharaoh, but I don't currently have a reliable source for that statement.
Mar
14
comment Does Romans 9:5 assert the deity of Christ?
@Susan you got it, Romans 9-11 is off limits for me! :P Check out this article for a quick primer (the author is discussing Corinthians but this post gives an introduction to the idea in Pauline writing in general). The author cites a lot of great sources to learn more. But most importantly, he also gives an alternate perspective (arguments against seeing imperial-cult rhetoric in Paul's writings).
Mar
14
comment Does Romans 9:5 assert the deity of Christ?
It's debatable. Paul uses a lot of rhetoric from the imperial cult, wherein apotheosis and emperor worship were supreme. Perhaps Paul's goal was as political as theological (that distinction itself is an anachronism), Jesus > Caesar.
Mar
14
comment Does Romans 9:5 assert the deity of Christ?
Also, it's important to note that 'deity' wasn't a Boolean category in Greek thought. There were levels of divinity/deity.
Mar
14
awarded  Revival