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Jan
2
revised What did 'adoption' mean to the Romans?
edited tags
Dec
31
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
29
revised What did 'adoption' mean to the Romans?
I think this question needed significant adaption to focus on the specific history question and take it away from being a leading question.
Dec
25
reviewed Reviewed Why was Jesus going to walk past the disciples as they were rowing on the Sea of Galilee?
Dec
22
revised Did Jesus subject Himself to the law of the land by paying the temple tax?
restricted to one of the two questions - the answer to the other is just "the text doesn't say".
Dec
21
comment Herod The Fox: Luke 13-32
Re-reading this, I'm left wondering, are you assuming that whoever translated the spoken phrase from the Aramaic or Hebrew into Greek did so badly? Only the most deliberately literal translations would leave in a misleading idiom without translating the sense.
Dec
21
reviewed Reviewed Does Spiritual blindness mean not knowing God's Word?
Dec
21
comment Does Spiritual blindness mean not knowing God's Word?
@DJClayworth yes they did, and no they didn't. There is knowing and there is knowing.
Dec
21
reviewed Reviewed Peter's response in Acts 2:16-23
Dec
21
reviewed Reviewed *Two* miraculous catches of fish in John 21 and significance?
Dec
19
revised Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
attempt to channel answers close to the text
Dec
19
reviewed Reviewed What is the difference in response between Zechariah and Mary?
Dec
19
comment Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
@Caleb that's just as true of lots of other questions on the site, the one Susan linked to being a more extreme example than this one that at least quotes a single verse. Good answers should build up from the text and if the text addresses God's motivations that does not necessarily mean speculative leaps. I would start with Exodus 7:3-5
Dec
19
revised Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
blockquote added for readability, other minor tweaks.
Dec
19
comment Does Exodus explain itself as to why God hardens Pharaoh's heart in chapter 4?
This seems like a perfectly good, on topic question to me.
Dec
18
revised Was Jesus’ commandment to “love enemies” (Matthew 5:43) meant literally?
added verse and some context
Dec
18
reviewed Reviewed Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
Dec
18
reviewed No Action Needed How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
Dec
17
comment Was Jesus’ commandment to “love enemies” (Matthew 5:43) meant literally?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 it could be hyperbole, and other commands in the Sermon on the Mount usually are read that way. Of course I don't think it is hyperbole, but it isn't axiomatically literal.
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed Does “days” in prophecy equal “years” (Daniel 9 - Seventy Weeks)