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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).


Aug
10
comment Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
Welcome to BH.SE, Jasoin. Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're different from many other sites. Could you add some sources to back up your claims (that the language is borrowed from other ANE cultures, etc.)? We require answers to 'show their work', which means connecting all of the dots for us, to include citing sources for factual claims such as these. Thanks
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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?
Jul
25
comment Isaiah 46:10 and the implications of verse 11: Do any modern theologians dare pay attention to verse 11?
This seems to be a question beginning from an idea rather than from the text. Why not just ask what the verse meant in its original context? The very notions of (Western) determinism and Calvinism are quite anachronistic when read back into this text.
Jul
25
comment What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Hello, I know that you wrote this for another site and that this was migrated, but here at BH.SE we have a requirement for showing your work, which in this case would mean citing sources to back up many of your claims. Could you please edit to include sources/references for your assertions? Thanks!
Jul
24
comment How did Paul “see that someone had faith” in Acts 14?
We don't allow questions that are 'searching for a text', so I made a slight edit to focus this question on the specific text being asked about.
Jul
24
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Good edit, @Joseph - I just changed the title to make it a question rather than a statement as well
Jul
24
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
And ... ahem ... I'd love to see @FrankLuke answer this question ;)
Jul
24
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
I've reopened this question in light of @FrankLuke 's latest edit.