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Jan
4
comment What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
Hey @FrankLuke this post came up recently in conversation with myself and another moderator. I figured this was likely posted in the early days of the site before the site format was entirely solidified. A lot of the content in this "question" is actually part of a (good) answer. Could you shorten this up some and turn much of it into a self-answer so the good content isn't lost? (Or explain why I'm a knucklehead and misunderstanding something :P) Thanks,
Jan
4
comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
It would also be helpful to examine what you mean by 'regenerated' in the context of 2 Peter (which probably wasn't written by Peter), as you may be reading a later soteriological concept anachronistically into this text otherwise (i.e. salvation as a binary state versus a process or other idea).
Jan
2
comment What species of eagle is depicted in Deuteronomy 32:11?
@justhalf information on eagle behavior apart from the text would likely need to be gained elsewhere. Check out Why can't I ask my 'big question'?
Dec
31
comment What did 'adoption' mean to the Romans?
@Hello if it's a useful answer, please upvote and move on. If it is factually wrong, please point it out and downvote. If missing something you are looking for, then post another answer (and this is likely a stump-the-chumps since you would then be looking for a specific answer rather than willing to upvote multiple perspectives, which was several users' fear about this question - including my own).
Dec
31
comment What did 'adoption' mean to the Romans?
@Hello I mean that people are free to vote for any reason they please and there's nothing you can do about it. Don't use questions or answers as a platform for discussing voting patterns. Feel free to do so on meta if you wish.
Dec
31
comment What did 'adoption' mean to the Romans?
@Hello the question body is not the place to ask about people's voting patterns. You've been told before that voting is arbitrary. I rolled back that last edit.
Dec
31
comment Translation of Romans 5:12
Great answer, +1
Dec
31
comment Translation of Romans 5:12
@Davïd thanks for sharing!
Dec
29
comment Could “time, times, and half a time” be understood to symbolize the “average” lifespan of humans?
Please also keep in mind that this is not a Christian site. Be sure to check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.
Dec
29
comment Could “time, times, and half a time” be understood to symbolize the “average” lifespan of humans?
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. We prefer answers that don't make unsupported assertions nor consist solely of opinion. We call this showing your work. This doesn't show its work, which is a requirement here. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Dec
23
comment To whom does the Psalmist refer to in Psalm 2:6 as “the installed King of Zion”?
Also, please keep in mind that this is not a Christian site. Be sure to check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. The key thing is to focus on texts in their original context. Bringing later texts into play without justifying the connections is anachronistic (i.e. interpreting Hebrew Bible passages with New Testament texts). First deal with the original context before applying any later ideas.
Dec
23
comment To whom does the Psalmist refer to in Psalm 2:6 as “the installed King of Zion”?
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. We prefer answers that don't make unsupported assertions nor consist solely of opinion. We call this showing your work. Please show your work, which is a requirement here. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Dec
23
comment What is the significance of both the priest and the Levite in the Good Samaritan parable?
We're also looking for a little bit more than mere opinion here. We particularly study the historical, linguistic, and literary dimensions of the text and prefer answers to cite expert-level resources in these areas.
Dec
23
comment What is the significance of both the priest and the Levite in the Good Samaritan parable?
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. Please don't "preach" at readers. Instead, describe your perspective without prescribing it. We're looking for lectures rather than sermons. Please keep in mind that not all of your readers here are Christians. I've made an edit.
Dec
23
comment Are Simon the Pharisee (in Luke) and Simon the leper (in other Gospels) the same person?
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. You may benefit from checking out this helpful flowchart for asking questions.
Dec
22
comment Does Spiritual blindness mean not knowing God's Word?
The key is to focus on the text in its original context and not on its application to modern religious followers.
Dec
22
comment Does Spiritual blindness mean not knowing God's Word?
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. Please don't "preach" at readers. Instead, describe your perspective without prescribing it. We're looking for lectures rather than sermons. Please keep in mind that not all of your readers here are Christians.
Dec
22
comment Herod The Fox: Luke 13-32
If you gave me a 'two-finger salute' in the UK, and I reiterated the story to my friends telling them that you 'flipped me off', I would not be accurately relaying the precise gesture you made to my friends - but they would understand your intent better by my contextual choice of explanation. This may have been the author of the gospel's intent, or it may have been a literal recording of the event where the Semitic context was lost on the author himself, being a Greek (keep in mind that Lukan authorship is a later tradition - we have no idea who the author is).
Dec
22
comment Herod The Fox: Luke 13-32
@JackDouglas possibly. It was either translated literally by the Greek author (and it's possible the Semitic use was even lost on that author - depending on who you think Luke was and when you date his gospel), or the author intended to use the Greek metaphor (and it may not even be close to what Jesus originally said, which is entirely possible given that the author of Luke's gospel acknowledges he is not an eyewitness to the events). So is it a bad translation? That's a matter of perspective. (continued)...
Dec
20
comment What does the Greek for “be reconciled” mean in 2 Corinthians 5:20?
Also, 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. Please keep in mind that this is not a Christian site. Be sure to check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.