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Orthodox-ish, 4n68r, NLP/CL, INTP, ham radio operator, musician, etc.

/səmæntɪʃənz min wɛl/ ;)

How do I read your display name? Exactly as it sounds, of course :P (it says "My name is Dan" in broad, phonemic IPA transcription).


Oct
20
comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
although not precisely what you're looking for, you may find this helpful. And for those of us with access to academic libraries, this is highly recommended. +1
Oct
20
comment What is Apostle Paul's “thorn in the flesh”?
Hey Brian, could you cite any of these 'many commentators'? We prefer that answers show their work, and citations are part of that when claims like this are made (we'd like them to be supported). It's a good answer but could benefit strongly from citing sources. Thanks!
Oct
20
revised What is Apostle Paul's “thorn in the flesh”?
removed prescriptive content
Oct
20
comment What is Apostle Paul's “thorn in the flesh”?
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 removed the prescriptive content.
Oct
20
revised What is Apostle Paul's “thorn in the flesh”?
added 3 characters in body
Oct
17
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
16
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
3
reviewed Reviewed What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
Oct
3
comment What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. Could you elaborate more on how you came to the conclusion Jesus is quoting Aesop's fables? Ideally cite some scholars who think so (we are interested in what experts think). Please don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Oct
2
comment What does the word 'evil' mean in In Isaiah 45.7
I just added yet another book to my reading list ;) - great answer, +1
Oct
2
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
to an extent, it is always helpful to translate or find English resources. My point is that if you only have a Hebrew source and translating all but the relevant parts would be tangential to an answer, don't hesitate to link to the Hebrew text. Make no mistake about it, our goal is to build a site for experts - it's ok to require prerequisite knowledge (most other SE sites do).
Oct
2
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
thanks! Although note that linking to the Hebrew is also fine. Generally speaking, an expert in Biblical Studies likely can read Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and often also French and German.
Oct
1
comment Luke 4:6-7 How do we read that Satan receives authority over the kingdoms of the world?
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.
Sep
30
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
I just realized it was your question initially ;)
Sep
30
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
Hey Bruce, glad to see your answer! :) Would you mind checking out What would be the best way to present ancient Jewish sources? We've clarified what we're looking for in Jewish citations a little more, as this will help all participants. Thanks!
Sep
30
comment What was the 'testimony' that Aaron's rod was brought before?
@Hello I'm also confused about some of your tagging choices. The main thing is that it should be tagged with the text the question comes from (numbers), so I've edited to include that and remove some that make no sense in relation to this question. Be sure to read the tag wikis to ensure you're using them correctly.
Sep
30
revised What was the 'testimony' that Aaron's rod was brought before?
fixed tagging
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
26
comment Understanding the verse John 16:12-13 “..he will speak only what he hears,..”
This question has been migrated to Christianity since you are specifically looking for a Christian perspective and appear to wish to read a later religious perspective (the Trinity) back into the text rather than starting solely from the text in its original context.
Sep
26
comment Understanding the verse John 16:12-13 “..he will speak only what he hears,..”
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.