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

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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).


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.
Sep
24
revised Use of “I, even I” and similar phrases
narrowed focus, searching for texts is off topic
Sep
23
comment Does Leviticus 19:28 in the original text instruct not to tattoo for the dead or not to tattoo at all?
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 answer the question. Please edit it to answer the question fully after reading about our site distinctives.
Sep
22
reviewed Close Does God have DNA?/ Sperma?
Sep
22
reviewed Close In what language is the oldest available text of Genesis?
Sep
18
reviewed Close How Did Noah Know About the Clean and Unclean Animals?
Sep
18
comment Are there differences in how the Spirit empowers people?
Just about everything doesn't follow from the preceding section. For instance, how is the Greek word's meaning relevant unless you are making a point using the Septuagint (which you do not appear to be doing)?
Sep
15
comment Are there differences in how the Spirit empowers people?
This makes no sense. Keep in mind that part of showing work is clearly connecting the dots beginning from the text. Much of your conclusion is non sequitur.
Sep
9
comment What does the oil in the ten virgins parable represent?
Well said, rhetorician. My point is that this question appears it may be asking for application: "our life... we are to pay... our life..." etc. The OP should note we stop short of this and focus solely on the text in its original context. We are not an exclusively Christian site, so such prescriptions should not be imposed on readers.
Sep
8
comment What does the oil in the ten virgins parable represent?
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. Be sure to properly cite the text you're asking about. The chapter and verse numbers do not always line up between the Hebrew, Greek, and English texts. Also please note that this is not a Christian site, we focus on the text in its original context.
Sep
6
comment About prophesies in the Book of Daniel
@davidbrainerd and user128932: This conversation does indeed need to be moved to chat and should not continue here. Comments are not a debate platform.
Sep
3
comment Is there a difference between “punishment” and “discipline”?
@Andrew We're a little different from other sites. You'll need to justify quoting from both Hebrew Bible and NT texts and relating them like this (they are written in different languages and time periods), this is likely too broad for asking here as is. You seem to be starting from a theological idea and then asking us to find biblical support for it - which doesn't work here. You must start from a text and attempt to minimize your presuppositions when asking ideally. This question seems better for Christianity.
Sep
3
reviewed Close Is there a difference between “punishment” and “discipline”?
Sep
3
comment Statistically, how similar is the NIV to other translations such as the RSV?
I'm trying to find something about their comparison methodology to no avail. If you use a different methodology than the one used to derive those statistics, you won't be comparing apples to apples. I can't find how they are doing it, though. Do they map English words/clauses to the original language in a specific critical text or do they simply compare English words and phrases? How are differences in word order with essentially the same words taken into account? Etc. I know how to go about answering this kind of question but need to know their methodology to make a good comparison.
Sep
1
comment What did Paul mean by “Arsenokoitēs”? Was he condemning homosexual activity as we know it today?
This is an otherwise great answer.
Sep
1
comment What did Paul mean by “Arsenokoitēs”? Was he condemning homosexual activity as we know it today?
thanks for dialing it back. The issue is when you go past the original audience to saying there is forgiveness of 'whomever we are'... our sin - you are clearly applying it to us - not just the original audience. But now it is only one line rather than a major thrust towards the end, so I'll leave it be - but do keep in mind that this constitutes prescription (it could be reworded by simply removing 'our' in the last sentence and it will then be an accurate descriptive statement about Paul's teachings). You could also qualify it, i.e. "from a Christian perspective, ... we... our...."
Aug
30
comment Is there bible translation that is more literal than Young Literal Translation
See also Which 'modern' English translation of the Bible is considered the 'closest' or most accurate translation?
Aug
30
revised What did Paul mean by “Arsenokoitēs”? Was he condemning homosexual activity as we know it today?
removed tangential content that moves beyond the original context
Aug
30
comment What did Paul mean by “Arsenokoitēs”? Was he condemning homosexual activity as we know it today?
Please remain focused on the text in its original context. Moving beyond this to applying it to contemporary religious movements belongs at Christianity or Mi Yodeya. 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. My edit helps this stick to the text and its original context to its original audience