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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).


Aug
8
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
The OP wrote: "Please note: The question is not about the significance of the number itself or what it might refer to in the past, present or future. Please avoid any speculation, doctrinally-specific interpretations, and wild tangents."
Aug
8
comment If all flesh will be resurrected, will dinosaurs be resurrected?
It's a crap question, but not a bad answer. I gave you an upvote to neutralize whoever downvoted.
Aug
7
comment What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
I've made an edit to focus this on the question asked and to remove the 'preachy' tangential content not related to the question asked. Our focus here is on understanding the text in its original linguistic, historical, and literary context - not how it applies to religious followers today.
Aug
7
comment What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
Hello Brian and welcome to BH.SE. Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.. Notably, I've edited this to remove the tangential content that has nothing to do with answering the question but rather 'preaches' to Christians. We ask that answers are descriptive rather than prescriptive and do not assume that readers are Christians (we welcome all perspectives here).
Aug
7
revised What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
removed tangential content
Aug
7
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
Could you elaborate more? Perhaps cite a critical text's footnotes on this, propose which reading is likely better and why (discuss the internal and external evidence for each), and elaborate more. As it stands, this is a helpful comment, not an answer.
Aug
7
revised Did Jesus call God YHWH?
added 25 characters in body
Aug
7
comment Did Jesus call God YHWH?
See also What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Aug
7
comment Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
Here is the second question. Also note that questions here must be related to a text. I've added a text for you. Testing the claims of a book about the text is fine so long as the specific text is also provided.
Aug
7
asked Did Jesus call God YHWH?
Aug
7
revised Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
added text, separated questions
Aug
7
comment Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
These are two separate questions. Also, it needs to be related to a text. I've edited this accordingly and am posting the second part as a new question.
Aug
6
comment Was Haman an Agagite?
Could you please elaborate more? As it stands this is a comment.
Aug
1
revised Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
edited to remove prescriptive language
Jul
31
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@FrankLuke if it's a complete answer now, go for it. You can always add extra frosting later. If you feel it is incomplete but it's still substantial, post it with a disclaimer that you intend to finish it soon.
Jul
30
reviewed Leave Closed What is meant by the term “the times of the gentiles” in Luke 21:24
Jul
30
comment What is hermeneutics?
because we already have a question that contrasts exegesis and hermeneutics, I've edited out that portion of this question to prevent it being closed as a duplicate.
Jul
30
revised What is hermeneutics?
deleted 124 characters in body
Jul
30
comment Does the Bible mention unicorns?
@BruceJames I revoted (removed my DV and upvoted). Good job! Very interesting.
Jul
28
comment What is the meaning of “Sorceress” in Exodus 22:18?
What does the definition of magic/sorcery from a European play written in the 16th century CE have to do with a Near Eastern concept from the 6th century BCE?