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Dec
18
comment Was Jesus’ commandment to “love enemies” (Matthew 5:43) meant literally?
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Dec
17
comment Is ἐγώ εἰμι testified in extra-biblical Greek as an expression for saying “I am he”?
This is outstanding.... +1
Dec
17
comment Does Jesus show compassion to demons in Mark 5:12-13
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're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give an opinion-based response; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed.
Dec
17
comment How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?
Claiming the meaning of a specific word in a given context on the basis of the Strong's Concordance is not a reliable claim. Please see this post which explains how to effectively (and properly) use Strong's Concordance.
Dec
17
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
@Bench I appreciate your willingness to edit. It would be helpful to correspond in comments. The last question still needs to be removed for this to be on topic ("If so, how many times will Christ Jesus sit down to judge?").
Dec
17
comment Why is the genealogy in Luke attributed to Mary?
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Dec
14
comment James 1:11 - “…its flower falls…”
@swasheck this comment is over a year late, but could you tell me who this scholar is?
Dec
14
comment Is LXX “Enoch pleased God” a reasonable idiomatic translation of Hebrew “Enoch walked with God”?
This is no longer 'not an answer' by our site's standards given the most recent edit. I've thus undeleted it.
Dec
11
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
As an example, it could be focused on the Apocalypse passage, asking if Paul's letter to the Corinthians may have been a source text for the idea of judgment before a throne (and if not, where the idea came from - but even a small amount of research into Greco-Roman culture would show that a 'judgment seat' was a standard component of their legal system). But the second question shows that the OP's intent is inherently to apply these texts to Christian theology, and thus would be better asked elsewhere.
Dec
11
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
@Tau it could certainly be rewritten to focus on a linguistic connection between the texts, i.e. by identifying language in the Greek text that is similar between the two and asking where the concept came from or if they were referring to the same thing. But the modern Christian theological connection would be off topic (but not early apocalyptic theological beliefs held by the original authors - which would be squarely on topic). The problem is that requires considerably more research effort, knowledge of the original languages, etc. None of which have been provided.
Dec
11
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
This question asks about two different texts by two different authors written at different times and makes the assumption that they are speaking about the same event. The last question about how many times Jesus sits down to judge is 'searching for texts', which is strictly off topic here. You may want to consider asking on Christianity. If you wish to ask about either text here, that is fine, but it would need to be focused on a single text and not try to relate the two.
Dec
11
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
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Dec
11
comment We shall be like him because we shall see him as he is?
@Hello please keep comments focused on issues with the post. Keep in mind this is not a Christian site. Please do not use comments as a platform for your beliefs.
Dec
11
comment Is there a case to be made that Luke wrote the book of Hebrews?
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. Could you expand this more, citing specifically where in Tertullian's writings you got that quote, and present more evidence for your claims of 'internal considerations'? As it stands, this doesn't show its work, which is a requirement.
Dec
7
comment What is Satan's relationship with God?
This probably belongs on C.SE. However, it could be edited to focus on the understanding of the text and not Absolute Truth or modern religious theology (i.e. it tells us nothing about Satan's relationship with God, but it can tell us a lot about how ancient Near Eastern literature viewed the relationship amongst divine entities, particularly the 'heavenly court' notion).
Dec
5
comment What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
@Tau I see your point, and with the latest edit, you gladly have my +1 :) - also, did you know Revelation is still not read aloud in Eastern Christian churches?
Dec
4
comment What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?
I'm torn on this, I want to upvote it and downvote it at the same time! I think it's a good answer, right up until the last statement: "The argument of canonicity of Revelations did not really come into play until Preterism, and the advent of Modern Critical scholarship made it an issue in the 17th and 18th centuries." You've offered no support for this statement, and from my historical readings, it's false. There was considerable controversy about the book, so much so that it was not read in the early churches, thought to be a Montanist work by some (and still rejected by Nestorians).
Dec
2
comment What does it mean for the kingdom of heaven to suffer violence?
This doesn't show its work, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Dec
2
comment What does it mean for the kingdom of heaven to suffer violence?
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. This doesn't show its work, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Dec
2
comment What is it that Paul prays Ephesians will comprehend?
"...height and depth two measurements at right angles to that plane but in the same vertical dimension and therefore indicate only one dimension."