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1h
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
@Sarah you seem to be trying to reconcile the presence of such conflicting instructions with a theological idea about 'Scripture' and God, perhaps a belief in biblical inerrancy (which you're welcome to do). Whether or not the contradiction is of any substance is an issue for practicing faith communities in specific contexts to decide. My point here is merely to present the facts, devoid of such theological analysis (sticking solely to the text), and it appears that at least one Rabbi/scribe saw a need to harmonize these passages (for whatever reason).
11h
comment Does Titus 2:13 refer to one person or two?
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1d
comment What is “Parousia”? Does it have any relation to the second coming of Christ?
@FMS glad to hear that you found them helpful - that's our goal :)
1d
comment What is “Parousia”? Does it have any relation to the second coming of Christ?
@FMS here we can certainly answer that first question, but the second would be best for Christianity
2d
comment What is “Parousia”? Does it have any relation to the second coming of Christ?
I've narrowed this down to focus it on one specific text and its application to the broader Pauline corpus. We don't have a clear definition of what constitutes 'the Bible', and that would be much too broad since παρουσία is a Greek term and 'the Bible' is written in at least two additional languages. I've also removed the secondary question which begins from a theological concept rather than from the text. You should be able to get a good understanding from the question as it is currently worded.
Oct
28
comment Does Titus 2:13 refer to one person or two?
In addition to not addressing the Greek text whatsoever as Susan noted (rather than treating the Syriac as an early translation that provides supplemental evidence for an argument from the Greek text), I also downvoted for what I believe to be erroneous information (commonly espoused by Aramaic primacists) in your dating of the Peshitta (had you said 'by the fifth century' rather than 'before the fourth century', it would be accurate).
Oct
24
comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
This is a question about a Greek phrase. It is expected that answers will deal with the Greek language and cite reliable lexical and other relevant resources.
Oct
24
comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. We value answers that show their work, which is a requirement on this site. I'm struggling to understand what a twentieth century organization that helps alcoholics has to do with understanding a first century text.
Oct
24
comment Woman with an Issue of Blood (Mark 5:21-43; cp. Matt 9:18-26, Luke 8:40-56)
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. As David pointed out, it is difficult to discern in here what the question is. This seems more like a discussion forum post asking for feedback/thoughts/comments rather than a clear question asking for an answer. We are a Q&A site, not a forum. Can you focus this more and make it clear what you are asking and which specific text you are asking about?
Oct
23
comment Does 1 Corinthians 8:5-6 favor henotheism?
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 not a discussion forum. Answers should fully answer the question and show their work. Please describe your perspective without prescribing it. Please keep in mind that not all of your readers here are Christians.
Oct
23
comment How do we interpret Luke 17:37?
@user2479 I just thought you might find them interesting/helpful as you explore this question, figured I'd share for your benefit and others'.
Oct
21
comment Was there some connection between barley bread and Gideon in the mind of the Midianites?
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 show its work, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it. Your citation is incomplete, it contains insufficient information to help others find the specific reference.
Oct
21
comment How do we interpret Luke 17:37?
See also Where is the dead body in Luke 17?
Oct
21
comment How do we interpret Luke 17:37?
Related: Who is being “taken” in Matthew 24:40-41?
Oct
20
comment How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. This doesn't show its work, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Oct
20
comment Galatians 6:10 - true meaning of 'and especially'
And I also made a small edit to focus it on the original context rather than applying it to a modern religious group. Be sure to check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.
Oct
20
comment Galatians 6:10 - true meaning of 'and especially'
Also, note that claiming the meaning of a specific word in a given context on the basis of the Strong's Concordance is not a reliable claim. Please see this post which explains how to effectively (and properly) use Strong's Concordance.
Oct
20
comment Galatians 6:10 - true meaning of 'and especially'
Welcome to BH.SE. I'm glad you're here. Please don't take the minor prodding personally, it's how we all learn and grow :) This is an interesting answer, but I'm not sure 'namely' brings out the superlative sense of μάλιστα (it would be helpful if you summarized the argument of Skeat's paper, as it stands you haven't really explained this interpretive choice - and I'm not sure why you reference an argument you've never read). Even so, I did not downvote since you acknowledged that this is 'less likely'.
Oct
20
comment Did Jesus promise literal food and clothing in Matthew 6:33?
I've edited this question to focus it on the interpretation of the passage in its original context and to its original audience. This is not the site to deal with its application to religious groups today - that is reserved for Christianity or other sites.
Oct
20
comment Did Jesus promise literal food and clothing in Matthew 6:33?
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. We don't do 'Bible study'—we study the Bible. That means we stop short of application when answering questions about the Bible (which means we don't fully exegete the text in the religious sense of the practice). Questions should be focused solely on the text and not primarily on those things to which the text applies.