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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
4
asked Who is the referent of 'us' (ἡμῖν) in Matthew 3:15 if not merely Jesus and John?
Feb
4
revised Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
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Feb
4
revised Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
helped make on topic
Feb
4
comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
I have made an edit that keeps in mind the excellent answer and makes this on topic (rather than searching for texts).
Feb
4
reviewed Close Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
Feb
3
comment Did Avraham marry Hagar? Did Ya'akov marry Zilpah?
It would be very helpful if you give a source for your initial assertions about the translation of אִשָּׁה; while I believe you are correct, you've given me no way to verify this claim, I must simply take your word for it. Because of that, I can't in good faith upvote this answer (but I didn't downvote it either). You also make several other unsupported assertions that would benefit greatly from citing verifiable and reliable sources. This is all part of showing your work.
Feb
1
comment Why did David think he sinned when numbering the people?
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 is a great question, but it's already been asked here before. Be sure to head over to the original question to read some additional great answers! I hope to hear more great questions (and answers) from you in the future!
Feb
1
revised Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
clarified title
Feb
1
reviewed No Action Needed Why did David think he sinned when numbering the people?
Feb
1
comment How does the act of “foot washing” lead to the act of “sexual intercourse”?
This answer is amazing. I learned a lot. +1
Feb
1
comment What would Jesus' qualifications have been for a “worthy” person for the disciples to stay within the Matthew 10 narrative?
communication is hard! And I apologize for jumping straight to 'fabrication' which wasn't a very constructive way to begin a dialogue. I've removed the post notice and my down vote. This still doesn't quite meet my criteria for an upvote (citing a reliable lexicon for assertions about the meaning of Greek words), but it no longer is deserving of a downvote, either.
Feb
1
comment What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
@JLB and I know I should answer the question rather than throw controversial fodder into the comments :P - if I only had more time!
Feb
1
comment What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
Be sure to check out What is meant by “Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire”? and Why is Hadēs used to refer to “hell”? (which doesn't yet have a great answer).
Feb
1
comment What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
@JLB Be careful not to bring theological and cultural assumptions to the text, namely that Hades and heaven are separate places (and the corresponding ideas about what they are). The notions of 'heaven' and 'hell' in Western culture were foreign in the mindset of first-century Judea, and thus reading these ideas back into the text is anachronistic. Note that both men went to Hades in this passage. Also note that death and Hades are thrown into the lake of fire in Revelation 20:14.
Feb
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revised What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
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Feb
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revised What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
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Jan
31
comment God's breath in Genesis 2:7
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. Thanks for stopping by! Could you add a specific reference so we can verify your claims (i.e. a specific place in the Zohar we can find this quote and and please show work for your first couple assertions by either giving additional references or citing sources for the claims)?
Jan
31
comment God's breath in Genesis 2:7
In the mean time @MusaKhonje you may enjoy checking out this question on Christianity. That site is free to discuss the theological implications which I believe you are interested in (we avoid that here - sticking only to the text itself).
Jan
31
comment God's breath in Genesis 2:7
@JLB I actually wondered that myself (and folks are free to vote to close on the basis it is too broad), but I wouldn't be comfortable making that call on my own. Even so, I think someone could answer this well with a somewhat longer but focused response.
Jan
31
revised In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to “again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame”
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