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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).


Feb
10
reviewed No Action Needed What is the meaning of, “I make known the end from the beginning” in Isaiah 46:10?
Feb
8
comment 1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all [kinds of?] evil”
Well my preferred translation is that same wording with the root 'par excellence', but I ran to hyperbole or contextual referents rather than letting it stand. My search of the classics certainly would support that as well, but I wish I had more time to do all the analysis I know I should. Thanks for the insight!
Feb
8
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
8
revised 1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all [kinds of?] evil”
deleted 3 characters in body
Feb
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
Feb
8
answered 1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all [kinds of?] evil”
Feb
8
comment Did Avraham marry Hagar? Did Ya'akov marry Zilpah?
As the comment from JC Salomon said, the text is ambivalent here. You would have to cite early ANE sources to get my vote on a question like this (it's a tough question to answer well). Even so, some folks may upvote your efforts when they see this, as they may find your argument useful as is. So don't lose heart.
Feb
8
comment Did Avraham marry Hagar? Did Ya'akov marry Zilpah?
My standards are perhaps a little higher than others for upvotes (and that's OK). You are free to vote for whatever you find useful. For me, I like to see verifiable and reliable sources, which is not a requirement by any means, just my preference. I only commented because you specifically asked for feedback and I saw you never got any - so I wanted to be nice and offer my opinion. But it is only that - an opinion. You are under no obligation to follow any of my recommendations.
Feb
8
comment Did Avraham marry Hagar? Did Ya'akov marry Zilpah?
The text doesn't tell you the meaning of the word, you bring that understanding to the text (a lexicon would be a good source here). I see you added Strong's, but it is actually not a lexicon, that's a misnomer. You made an assertion about what it means to be a wife in antiquity without giving any support (textual nor historical). Adding textual references will often support most of your points. Again, this isn't a bad answer. I didn't downvote it. I just didn't upvote it either.
Feb
7
comment Why is Satan, clearly a living being (fallen angel) who spoke to God and Jesus, called “the satan”?
@user3380 You've asked a new question in a comment. If you have another question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button (although you should also search the site for 'Lucifer' first, as we may have already answered your question).
Feb
7
reviewed No Action Needed Was Haman an Agagite?
Feb
7
reviewed Close Why is Satan, clearly a living being (fallen angel) who spoke to God and Jesus, called “the satan”?
Feb
7
comment Who are the disciples to fear in Matthew 10:28?
@JLB haven't seen it so can't really say, but if it's a distinct question, by all means ask it.
Feb
7
comment In the song of Moses and Miriam, why do the words change from “water” to “earth”?
Well, there is water on the earth :P
Feb
7
comment Who are the disciples to fear in Matthew 10:28?
Absolutely, this question could use an alternate perspective. In this case the grammar is somewhat ambivalent, so I opted for sharing what commentators have historically thought.
Feb
7
comment Who is the referent of 'us' (ἡμῖν) in Matthew 3:15 if not merely Jesus and John?
Yeah, dual doesn't pop up in Koine Greek much. Great answer! +1
Feb
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Who are the disciples to fear in Matthew 10:28?
Feb
7
comment Who is the referent of 'us' (ἡμῖν) in Matthew 3:15 if not merely Jesus and John?
I thought about the possible Trinity reference also, and am open to hearing arguments from this perspective, but it seemed to me to read a much later doctrinal position into the text that had not yet developed when this was written.
Feb
7
comment Who is the referent of 'us' (ἡμῖν) in Matthew 3:15 if not merely Jesus and John?
Yes @rhetorician it is unfortunate that I have to give such a disclaimer at all to dissuade answers that cite no sources whatsoever.