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comment What positions christians have about polygamy and why?
@SharenEayrs it looks like this question already exists on that site. Please visit the links given in the comments above and check out the existing answers. I do not want to migrate something that will likely be closed as a duplicate.
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comment Who was Neri, father of Shealtiel?
@RaphaelRosch the ideas that the text is infallible and/or historical are hermeneutical presuppositions, and an approach can be hermeneutical regardless of where it falls on those issues, as a clarification.
Aug
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comment Plants created before the sun?
How do you take a text from Genesis and begin with another text written thousands of years later to explain it with no background or connection of the dots?
Aug
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comment What does “a double minded man” in James 1:8 mean?
We're not interested in people's opinions apart from how they came to those conclusions, and personal meditation and divine revelation typically don't fly as sources here unless you also deal with the text in its original historic, literary, and linguistic context first.
Aug
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comment What does “a double minded man” in James 1:8 mean?
Thanks for answering, but we're a little different from other sites that study the Bible. We don't appreciate prescriptive answers, stick to description. Stick to the text and describe what it says, don't prescribe actions or beliefs to your readers. This is not a Christian site. We also require answers to show their work.. I've removed the prescriptive content from this post. Please expand and show your work as defined in that post
Aug
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comment Does 1 Peter 2:8 suggest humanity is destined or called to purposes set by God?
Hey @BenPotter we have deemed questions that are 'searching for a text(s)" to be off topic here. It is perfectly fine to ask about a specific text but we don't allow questions asking for additional texts to support an idea. We start and work up from a specific text here. I've made a slight edit to focus this solely on the 1 Peter passage.
Aug
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comment Does 1 Peter 2:8 suggest humanity is destined or called to purposes set by God?
@JackDouglas we must have simultaneously edited that question haha
Jul
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comment Historical Context and Fulfillment of Isaiah 7:8
@Amichai that is an interesting observation, thank you.
Jun
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comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
Please edit these into your answer. I'm also not so sure you're gematria is adding up, but that's another issue.
Jun
18
comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
The source you cited doesn't back up many of these claims, nor is it a proper reference that helps us find the specific source you are using. Please cite sources for your claims. We require this here and call it 'showing your work'.
Jun
14
comment Why is the Greek word ἀγάπη often translated as “charity” in the New Testament?
This question is not on topic, as has been recently clarified.
Jun
14
comment What does it mean for someone to be another person's “portion”?
Questions about the meaning or translation of a specific word or phrase are off topic if they 1) are not seeking to understand any one specific text; 2) are not seeking to understand the use of the specific word or phrase by one specific author (where specific texts are given as examples of this author's usage of the word or phrase); and 3) can be answered by consulting a standard concordance, lexicon or other lexical resource. (source)
Jun
14
comment Translation of “ἐλπίς”
Questions about the meaning or translation of a specific word or phrase are off topic if they 1) are not seeking to understand any one specific text; 2) are not seeking to understand the use of the specific word or phrase by one specific author (where specific texts are given as examples of this author's usage of the word or phrase); and 3) can be answered by consulting a standard concordance, lexicon or other lexical resource. (source)
Jun
14
comment Which beast does the number 666 represent
I decided to (finally) write an answer giving more context for that video. Also, I disagree with the highest-voted answer (since it ignores the plain sense of the text as to who the subject is).
Jun
14
comment What can we infer from the different nativity accounts in Matthew and Luke?
Debate comments removed. +1 from me @DickHarfield -- it's too bad folks DV anything from a historical-critical perspective regardless of how well the answer is written (trust me, I get similar DVs)
May
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comment What do the jeers towards Elisha of “Go on up” mean?
Please include a summary of the relevant portion. This alone is insufficient.
Mar
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comment What did Sarah mean by calling Abraham her “lord”?
Keep in mind that etymology and current meaning in context are orthogonal issues. Check out Strong's is a concordance, not a lexicon.
Mar
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comment Which Documentary Hypothesis sources does Jesus quote from?
Unfortunately this question is too subjective for this Q&A format.
Feb
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comment What is the meaning of the repetition of “holy” in Isaiah 6:3?
"Judaism has a tendency to do things in three times (actually all Semitic cultures)." Please provide support for this statement - you've offered none.
Feb
28
comment Why didn't Sarah refuse to go to Abimelech?
Could you support this with sources rather then pure speculation? I.e. references about ancient Mesopotamian and Babylonian familial relations, etc. We call this 'showing your work' and it's a requirement here.