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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).


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comment Does the phrase “born of water and the Spirit” refer to one, or two births?
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. In this case that would involve citing a lexicon, explaining the Greek text further, etc.
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comment Meek versus humble
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. Please also note that this is not solely a Christian site.
20h
comment How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
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23h
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.
23h
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.
23h
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'.
23h
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.
23h
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.
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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)
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comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
@JackDouglas I was literally about to comment on this. This has attracted three excellent answers.
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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
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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!
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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.
Oct
3
comment What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. Could you elaborate more on how you came to the conclusion Jesus is quoting Aesop's fables? Ideally cite some scholars who think so (we are interested in what experts think). Please don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Oct
2
comment What does the word 'evil' mean in In Isaiah 45.7
I just added yet another book to my reading list ;) - great answer, +1
Oct
2
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
to an extent, it is always helpful to translate or find English resources. My point is that if you only have a Hebrew source and translating all but the relevant parts would be tangential to an answer, don't hesitate to link to the Hebrew text. Make no mistake about it, our goal is to build a site for experts - it's ok to require prerequisite knowledge (most other SE sites do).
Oct
2
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
thanks! Although note that linking to the Hebrew is also fine. Generally speaking, an expert in Biblical Studies likely can read Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and often also French and German.
Oct
1
comment Luke 4:6-7 How do we read that Satan receives authority over the kingdoms of the world?
Please keep in mind that this is not a Christian site. Be sure to check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.
Sep
30
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
I just realized it was your question initially ;)
Sep
30
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
Hey Bruce, glad to see your answer! :) Would you mind checking out What would be the best way to present ancient Jewish sources? We've clarified what we're looking for in Jewish citations a little more, as this will help all participants. Thanks!