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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.
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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.
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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?
1d
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.
1d
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'.
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comment What does ponéros (evil) mean and how should it be translated?
Please specify the text in which this word appears that you are inquiring about. The meaning of words are dependent upon their context.
2d
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.
2d
comment How do we interpret Luke 17:37?
See also Where is the dead body in Luke 17?
2d
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.
Oct
20
comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
Pardon my nitpicky edit, I know you linked to the other posts initially, but I added them in context also :P (this is an excellent answer, +1)
Oct
20
comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
@JackDouglas I was literally about to comment on this. This has attracted three excellent answers.
Oct
20
comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
although not precisely what you're looking for, you may find this helpful. And for those of us with access to academic libraries, this is highly recommended. +1
Oct
20
comment What is Apostle Paul's “thorn in the flesh”?
Hey Brian, could you cite any of these 'many commentators'? We prefer that answers show their work, and citations are part of that when claims like this are made (we'd like them to be supported). It's a good answer but could benefit strongly from citing sources. Thanks!
Oct
20
comment What is Apostle Paul's “thorn in the flesh”?
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. I've removed the prescriptive content.