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Nov
19
comment What does the vocabulary of 2 Peter indicate about its authorship?
"Considering the brevity of the letter, this is markedly disproportionate" - I think we need to consider not only the number of unique words by length of text, but also by author - ie if Paul wrote twice as much you wouldn't expect the number of unique words to double but perhaps even to go down as he's basically going to be using his normal vocabulary again.
Nov
18
reviewed Reopen Why does John not participate properly in worship in the book of Revelation?
Nov
18
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
I'm looking forward to reading the updated version :)
Nov
18
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
Thanks for pointing out the 7 - unlikely to be coincidence I think. I wonder if other 7s in the Bible are 2+1+4.
Nov
18
comment Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
You are welcome :) The reason why I don't feel comfortable with any other division than 'day' is that the one unbroken pattern in the entire account is the day completion formula "and there was evening and there was morning the X day". To my way of thinking (constrained by this logic), the 'waters' (the 'arena' for the sea creatures) are already complete at the end of day 2. The action of gathering the waters together does not complete that creation, but begins the creation of the 'land' arena in preparation for the animals and ultimately humans on day 6.
Nov
18
reviewed Reviewed What was the purpose of giving Jesus vinegar to drink?
Nov
18
comment What was the purpose of giving Jesus vinegar to drink?
I can't work out exactly how this answers the question "What was the purpose of giving Jesus vinegar to drink?"
Nov
18
reviewed Reviewed Can there be any eschatological claim made from 1 Samuel 28:19, concerning Saul in the afterlife?
Nov
18
reviewed Reviewed What is John 15:10 really saying?
Nov
18
revised Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
edited in an expansion of David's deleted comment, thanks David :)
Nov
18
comment Are the 70 sevens of Daniel 9:24 the fulfillment of Leviticus 26:18-33?
@Joseph thanks for putting the effort in :) my only remaining doubt is whether it's too broad with both questions in place - I wonder if it is better to focus on one or the other (or split the question into two). For me personally it is the second question that is more interesting.
Nov
17
reviewed No Action Needed Why did Elisabeth remain in seclusion in Luke 1:24?
Nov
17
revised Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
deleted 1 character in body
Nov
17
reviewed Close Why does John not participate properly in worship in the book of Revelation?
Nov
17
answered Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
Nov
16
reviewed Reviewed Why “Inn” for “Kataluma” in Luke 2:7
Nov
16
reviewed Reopen Are the 70 sevens of Daniel 9:24 the fulfillment of Leviticus 26:18-33?
Nov
15
comment Are the 70 sevens of Daniel 9:24 the fulfillment of Leviticus 26:18-33?
This looks to me like a question about Daniel 9:24 with your own answer included - I'd recommend splitting the portions that are your answer out into an actual answer and leaving the core of the question.
Nov
15
reviewed Leave Open Are the 70 sevens of Daniel 9:24 the fulfillment of Leviticus 26:18-33?
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Question