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Apr
29
comment what would time be,four generations or 70×18
Hello. Could you please clarify what you're asking, specifically, and which text you are primarily trying to understand (and to what end)?
Apr
29
comment de Lubac's Medieval Exegesis online?
Hello Rachel. This isn't on topic on our main site, but folks ask about such things on our meta site so we've relocated this there for you.
Apr
25
comment What do “the closed scroll” or “scroll” mean?
@Daisy perhaps, but this was tagged hebrew-bible by the OP, not Revelation. The OP will need to cite a specific text to make this on topic (or otherwise define who "they" are).
Apr
25
comment What do “the closed scroll” or “scroll” mean?
Could you cite some kind of source using this term? Is it a term used in a biblical passage or some writing about it?
Apr
25
comment Could eve have been made from adams womb?
Gerald, thank you for editing to include a specific passage. However, it appears that this question has already been asked before. Please check out the answers there. If you feel this is not a duplicate, please edit to make this a clearly distinct and different question.
Apr
25
comment In John 17:1, why did Jesus lift up his eyes to the sky to address God?
Ralph & WoundedEgo, please move the debate to chat. A good answer to this question should address ancient Greco-Roman and second-temple Jewish cosmogony (e.g., χάος/χαίνω, Aristotle's On the heavens, etc.). If only I had more free time... at least this should be a spring board for now. I've written several answers specifically about Hades, Gehenna, Tartarus, etc. - but this requires a much broader grasp of ancient cosmogony/cosmology.
Apr
25
comment Why does my 130 yr old KJV bible include 14 books that are not found in the modern KJV bible?
If OP didn't know the word "Apocrypha", I'd be more inclined to cut some slack, but in this case it's clear the OP didn't even bother Googling the term nor even reading the Wikipedia article on Apocrypha. I see an argument for this being too broad, but will leave that to the community to decide.
Apr
25
comment Is Psalm 91 talking about physical protection, spiritual or both?
Check out this post about how we're different from other sites that study the Bible.
Apr
25
comment Is Psalm 91 talking about physical protection, spiritual or both?
And @Daisy , comments exist so that users can talk about questions and answers without posting new answers that do not actually answer their parent questions. Comments are often used to ask for clarification on, suggest corrections to and provide meta-information about posts (source). Please do not attempt to answer questions in comments (the comment has been removed).
Apr
25
comment Is Psalm 91 talking about physical protection, spiritual or both?
Grace, do keep in mind that on this site we focus on the meaning of the text in its original context, not how it might be applied to religious followers today. So long as you understand that, this question could be a good fit (although it may be a little broad, but I'll leave that for others to decide). If you are more interested in how the Psalm applies to you personally (devotional / life application), you should ask on Christianity or Mi Yodeya.
Apr
23
comment What does 'in him' mean in Colossians 1:16?
@Daisy this text wasn't written in Hebrew....
Apr
22
comment Could eve have been made from adams womb?
Also, this may be a duplicate of this question.
Apr
22
comment Could eve have been made from adams womb?
Please cite a specific text. Also, keep in mind that Strong's is a concordance, not a lexicon.. Do you have a source for someone claiming a specific passage is misinterpreted or did you make that inference yourself (mis-)using a concordance?
Apr
20
comment What is the “secret of the kingdom”?
you're welcome. It's an adjustment for all of us, myself included. In my first few answers here I had quite a bit of language that I would never use in an answer here today.
Apr
20
comment What is the “secret of the kingdom”?
Be sure to describe your beliefs without prescribing them to readers. Keep in mind that here we focus on the text in its original context and not on its application to modern religious adherents of it. Ideally change some of the language which appears to assume a Christian audience. For instance, Christ is not telling us something in this passage, rather he told his disciples.
Apr
20
comment Does Isaiah 40 indicate (along with science) that the universe is expanding?
Please don't post a link to an image search. Choose a specific image that makes your point and embed (and properly reference/cite) it in your answer.
Apr
20
comment In John 19:28-29, why did Jesus say “I'm thirsty”?
@Daisy perhaps so, but comments are not the place for debate.
Apr
20
comment How is the Shema interpreted by those who think Israel had henotheistic beliefs?
It could be fixed very easily by replacing "Most scholars" with names of actual scholars and references to their works. I myself subscribe to DH to some extent, but answers here need to show work.
Apr
20
comment How is the Shema interpreted by those who think Israel had henotheistic beliefs?
This answer does not show its work, which is a requirement on this site. I'd love to see it edited so that work is included, but in its current state it is not an answer by site standards.
Apr
18
comment Is the Old Testament and levitical law valid?
Also, for future reference in case we may be of assistance to you for understanding the biblical texts, this post explains what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible