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Aug
31
revised What are the two bronze mountains in Zechariah 6?
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Aug
31
revised The two winged women in Zechariah 5
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Aug
31
revised Who is the little horn that 'has eyes' and is 'speaking' blasphemous things in Daniel 7?
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Aug
31
revised Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
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Aug
31
revised Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
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Aug
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When Job curses the day he was born in Chapter 3, does he curse God?
Aug
10
comment Why Moses ordered to keep virgins alive but kill all non-virgins and males in Numbers 31:17-18?
My 2c: this is just the sort of answer we need on this site, it starts from the text and where the question leaves off, building conclusions logically and with support. I've made an edit to add references (please check you are happy with them) and adjusted the language slightly, but +1 from me regardless.
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
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Jul
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
30
revised What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
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