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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).


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.
Jul
24
comment What is the Godhead?
A literature review of ancient Greek literature's use of πλήρωμα τῆς Θεότητος would be a good start to understanding what Paul might have meant and what his original hearers would have understood, in addition to a word study on Θεότητος itself.
Jul
24
comment Women in Galatians
In fact, this question probably needs to be refocused on the meaning of the Galatians passage since we have elsewhere dealt with the Corinthians passage ad nauseam. I've made an edit to this effect.
Jul
24
comment Women in Galatians
Keep in mind that answers here should focus on the original context and stop short of prescribing contemporary practice. If you are looking for how this applies to Christians today, you would be best to ask on Christianity. See also Is 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 an interpolation? and What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
Jul
24
comment Women in Galatians
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. 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. I've edited your question to focus it on the text.
Jul
23
comment What is the Godhead?
The point is to focus on what Paul would have meant when he originally wrote that, which was several hundred years prior to the council of Nicea. Also, what is ME in your first sentence?
Jul
23
comment Was Jesus too young at 12 years old to go about His Father's business?
"Except for truly exceptional situations, never allow the garnish to be larger than the meat and potatoes of an answer" (meta). "Opinions and tangents should be garnishes, not the entire meal. If a post is essentially an opinion-based argument or testimony, it doesn't fit and will need to be removed or edited" (meta). I've edited this to remove the tangential content.
Jul
23
comment What is the Godhead?
"Except for truly exceptional situations, never allow the garnish to be larger than the meat and potatoes of an answer" (meta). "Opinions and tangents should be garnishes, not the entire meal. If a post is essentially an opinion-based argument or testimony, it doesn't fit and will need to be removed or edited" (meta). I've edited this to remove the tangential content.
Jul
23
comment What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
Please note that length is not an issue here, but preaching is.
Jul
23
comment What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
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. 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.
Jul
22
comment What evidence suggests that Paul was not the author of Titus?
Thanks for the answer, Dick (+1). Could you provide a specific reference where Burton L. Mack makes that claim? I'd like to read the book/paper. Page numbers would be much appreciated (also for the Sullivan citation). Thanks!
Jul
18
comment What is “the Lord's Day” in Revelation 1:10?
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. I'm having trouble following your logic to understand what you're trying to say here. Please expand this to clarify.