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Dec
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comment I will raise you up at the last day
I didn't downvote and don't know who did so I can't be sure, but I didn't upvote either: the question is OK, it starts from the text which is good, but it could use a little more development. Have you done a little reading around first? It's good to do so.
Dec
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reviewed Approve What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
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revised Is Jesus letter to king of Edessa authentic
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revised Did Jesus ever write anything?
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answered Is Jesus letter to king of Edessa authentic
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comment How to interpret Isaiah 9:6?
@Jim it's worth remembering that translation is as much art as science. All translation is done through an interpretive lens and the difficulties in correctly understanding any text are considerable (though not, I believe, insurmountably so).
Dec
29
comment How to interpret Isaiah 9:6?
I'm pretty sure this isn't a fair characterization of your reasoning here, is it?
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revised Did Jesus ever write anything?
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Dec
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comment Job 38, was God being sarcastic?
I'd be happy to continue this interesting discussion in chat? I understand your POV, but in my view it creates more difficulties than it resolves and I interpret James differently. Of course you may well be right and me wrong: I respect your views and your right to hold them regardless :)
Dec
29
comment Job 38, was God being sarcastic?
I try not to do the attributing, but doesn't God attribute causative responsibility to himself in Job 2:3? Note that this does not mean God is in the wrong, because a) His ultimate intention was good, while Satan's intention was evil, and b) there is none who can sit in the judgement seat over God: that is His place and to ascribe wrongdoing to God pre-supposes the right to judge Him. I find it interesting that God never defends Himself against Job's accusations at the end of the book: He merely crushes the arrogance of a mere man supposing to accuse the almighty.
Dec
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answered Did Jesus ever write anything?
Dec
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revised What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
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revised Does Joshua 6:20 suggest an earthquake occurred at Jericho?
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answered Does Joshua 6:20 suggest an earthquake occurred at Jericho?
Dec
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comment Job 38, was God being sarcastic?
+1, but given Job 2:3, I don't think it'd be inaccurate to say God afflicted Job, but I also don't think that gives Job any right to be aggrieved: the creator may do as He pleases and Job is not his judge regardless.
Dec
27
comment What is the significance of '7 generations' in Luke’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
The main contention is the word 'he', not the word 'fictitious', as Niobius's answer indicates. The NET translators notes have a useful summary of the difficulties with manuscript evidence here.
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revised What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law?
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revised What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law?
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