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Jan
15
comment Why does Noah curse Canaan?
Hello. This is not a discussion forum, it's a Q&A site. We expect answers to fully answer the question and show their work, starting from the text and building up from there. You've made some claims that should be supported by references. This may be removed if not added.
Dec
29
comment When did, “Satan fall from Heaven like lightning.” Luke 10:18?
What is relevant is that we approach the text in its original historical, linguistic, and literary context. And citing a later work to support an earlier one is anachronistic. Luke could not have been influenced by a text that wasn't written yet, and thus Revelation offers no insight into his intended meaning when writing his gospel. It only offers how it may have been reinterpreted by later Christians (which is also interesting, but only after you have started from the text asked about, shown your work, and built up solely from that text first). This answer doesn't do that.
Dec
28
comment When did, “Satan fall from Heaven like lightning.” Luke 10:18?
Revelation was written after the gospel attributed to Luke. However, it might be relevant if you can find such an idea in Jewish mythology that was extant prior to Luke's composition.
Dec
26
comment What is the ontological constitution of a believer according to Galatians 2:20?
@peter if you approve of this latest edit from David I will reopen this. Comment to indicate your decision. Questions here need to focus on a specific text in its original historical, linguistic, or literary context. Its application to modern religious followers or groups is off topic.
Dec
26
comment To cover, to remain concealed, or against the covering?
See this article for more information
Dec
26
comment To cover, to remain concealed, or against the covering?
"Roots", or etymology, is not an accurate indicator of meaning in context. Take the word "butterfly" as an example. It is not an airborne dairy product, as its etymology might suggest. Etymology has little to no correlation to the meaning of a word in a specific context (in any language).
Dec
26
comment To cover, to remain concealed, or against the covering?
The phrase does not mean "brings down concealment" in context here. Using an interlinear or concordance is no substitute to learning the original languages. As for the rest, that would be off topic here unless asked individually (this is not a Christian site - we study the texts in their original historical, linguistic, and literary contexts).
Nov
28
comment What is the “baptism of John” described in Acts 18:25?
Duplicate answer being deleted. Please edit existing answers rather than posting new ones.
Nov
27
comment Word study tools
"The best resource for English readers to understand the words of the Bible is the English translations." Absolutely. +1
Nov
24
comment What is the meaning of the Greek word λόγος in John 1:1?
The misuse of Greek tools is a constant problem in answers here and in (predominantly Christian) religious groups. It doesn't help that some universities still issue outdated lexical research. Be sure to check out our site distinctives and learn what makes us different from other sites that study the bible.
Nov
22
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
it's always been how things are here
Nov
22
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
my down vote is for this not really doing much to elucidate the original historical, linguistic, or literary context of this passage. Rather than citing scholarly research, it is merely speculative (plus it imposes a much later Christian worldview on the text evidenced by your citation of 'You know, "All have sinned an fallen short of the glory of God".' -which is from the New Testament). My DV and edit are unrelated, however. My edit was to bring this in line with the site policy of showing work, the comment as well. The DV is because as a regular user I don't find this answer helpful
Nov
22
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
it takes a little while to get used to this site. Here is a post which summarizes some of our distinctives.. See also the post beneath it which explains clarity in our 'modes of discourse'.
Nov
22
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
Revelation has no place in a question about Job. This is not a Christian site. We stick to the text (in its original context) and must show work for going beyond this. More than a perceived topic must be shared when citing other texts outside of the work asked about (i.e we don't proof-text - stick to the historical, linguistic, and literary aspects of the text - not later religious interpretation).
Nov
5
comment Is the 'revelation OF or FROM Jesus Christ'? (Rev 1:1)
We stop short of application here, particularly applying it to later (anachronistic) religious theology not intended by the original author of the text. I've removed the latter portion involving application from this answer, it doesn't belong here. Be sure to read our site distinctives: meta.hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/803
Nov
5
comment Is the 'revelation OF or FROM Jesus Christ'? (Rev 1:1)
Yes ;) (oh the joys of the genitive)
Oct
29
comment Who are the 144,000 sealed in Revelation 7?
@WoundedEgo the latter
Oct
22
comment Is God's will in Romans 12:2 talking about the future sequence of historic events or the pattern of priorities for the audience's lives?
@WoundedEgo I was confused about who wrote the question. The edit history shows the original wording of the question and I commented on my edit above. Not sure what you mean by your initial question otherwise
Oct
22
comment Is God's will in Romans 12:2 talking about the future sequence of historic events or the pattern of priorities for the audience's lives?
@ThaddeusB aha. That makes more sense. I'm on mobile so it is slightly confusing to see who OP is, my bad. I have no idea what WoundedEgo was asking then
Oct
22
comment Is God's will in Romans 12:2 talking about the future sequence of historic events or the pattern of priorities for the audience's lives?
@WoundedEgo see the edit history