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Aug
10
revised Why Moses ordered to keep virgins alive but kill all non-virgins and males in Numbers 31:17-18?
Removed the "we must remember" phraseology because it can come across as patronising or presumptious. Added various supporting links.
Aug
9
comment How should πονηρός be translated in Matthew 7:11, and why?
The answers we want here stem from and work up from the text
Aug
6
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
5
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
4
comment Has the NIV incorrectly added “had” in Luke 10:40?
Thanks for being so gracious H3br3wHamm3r81. @swasheck, I might have implied something I didn't mean to: I was just making the practical point that because translations are imperfect it can be handy to compare a couple (I don't know the source languages myself). Having said that I am unashamed to say if I could only have one Bible I would close NASB or ESV over NIV: that is a matter of personal preference though rather than suggesting one is inately superior: I think all three are highly regarded for their quality of translation.
Aug
3
comment Has the NIV incorrectly added “had” in Luke 10:40?
The NIV is not a paraphrase as such, rather it attempts to strike a balance between dynamic and formal equivalence. It can be useful when studying to read and compare two translations: one that leans more towards formal and one more towards dynamic equivalence. Especially if you aren't a Greek scholar.
Jul
22
accepted What range of meaning is allowed by διὰ in Ephesians 2:8?
Jul
18
comment What range of meaning is allowed by διὰ in Ephesians 2:8?
Sorry, I mean 'less instrumental' - does that make sense? So if I defeat an enemy with my army, the army is understood to be not just my instrument but probably essential to the victory, whereas if I travel to Wales via the M4, the M4 is still my chosen route, but it may be that I could perfectly well have chosen a different one. It is quite possible that I'm missing the technical meaning of 'instrumental' completely, am I?
Jul
17
comment What range of meaning is allowed by διὰ in Ephesians 2:8?
Thanks very much for this! Should I take it that 'instrumental of manner' excludes a 'weaker' linkage with the verb such as the English 'via'?
Jul
17
asked What range of meaning is allowed by διὰ in Ephesians 2:8?
Jul
15
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
30
revised What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
added 12 characters in body
Jun
14
comment Did Paul expect Timothy to see “the last days”?
Thanks for the edit Jeff, we appreciate you taking the time.
Jun
13
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
13
revised Interpretations of Elihu in Job
edited in the text of the other answer as I this is probably more whas intended
Jun
13
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
@MVS I don't think anyone is attacking your answer or saying it is 'wrong' we welcome contributions from people with your beliefs whether or not we share them, if we can follow the logic of what you are saying. That might be easier if you explained yourself more fully in the answer: please take the time to flesh out what your argument from scripture is, as it is certainly not obvious to me. For example, are you arguing that the KJV is a good translations and others are not? Are you arguing that the 3rd person is not usually used except by the author? We don't know unless you tell us.
Jun
11
answered For Whom has the Right and Left hand of Jesus been prepared?
Jun
11
revised Interpretations of Elihu in Job
edited body
Jun
6
revised Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
added markdown for the quotation