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Feb
10
comment Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
@Bruce thanks, any in particulr you'd like to point me at (or edit in)?
Feb
1
comment Why did David think he sinned when numbering the people?
related: Who incited David to take a census?
Feb
1
comment In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to “again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame”
@user2479 you are conflating the terms 'Christian' and 'saved' if your two comments are linked: yes the 'elect' and the 'saved' are the same group, but 'saved' and 'Christians' are not (neither, apparently, are 'saved' and 'those who have ever "been made partakers of the Holy Spirit", but I'm not sure that should really be surprising given examples such as Saul)
Feb
1
comment In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to “again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame”
@user2479 are you sure you understand Calvinism's take on election? Many Calvinists, myself included, believe that a Christian can fall away: it is the 'elect' that don't. Anyway, thanks Don, and +1 :)
Jan
31
comment How is genre determined?
Great stuff. For some reason this post makes me think of the duck billed platypus for (hopefully) obvious reasons :)
Jan
27
comment Natural disaster at Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24?
Yes, it's a good question with a good answer :)
Jan
21
comment Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
@J.C.Salomon Christians believe that the satan is an agent provocateur but is thereby doing what God commanded him to, and “fallen” or “rebellious”. I'm not really sure there is so much difference except a greater degree of personification and more general mention/emphasis: mainstream Christianity isn't dualist, allowing a satan that acts independently of God's ultimate authority.
Jan
13
comment Did God say that Adam will die on the same day he ate the fruit?
The Hebrew in 37 and 42 seem to be identical for the phrase: "ידע תדע כי מות תמות". I have no idea what the best translation is in each case though, but I do find it interesting that the NET Bible leaves the interpretation I'm suggesting open: net.bible.org/#!bible/1+Kings+2:29. Perhaps I need to ask another question about this?
Jan
13
comment 2 Tim 4:17: “I was delivered from the lion’s mouth” - Is this about Colosseum?
Does λέων refer specifically to what we'd call a lion today, or was it used generically to speak of any (large) wild cat?
Jan
12
comment How does Jesus' argument from David and the show bread work?
This is a really excellent answer. I'm interested how you interpret John 5:18: it seems to be John's voice saying Jesus was breaking the Sabbath (different case of course, but for me it casts doubt on "Jesus does not break the Law" at least in the superficial sense)
Jan
12
comment Did God say that Adam will die on the same day he ate the fruit?
I don't know Hebrew, but is it possible that this instance can be understood as "on the day you go out" Shimei would "know that he was to die". This reading isn't possible with the Gen 2 text "in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die".
Jan
12
comment 2 Tim 4:17: “I was delivered from the lion’s mouth” - Is this about Colosseum?
There may be a link with the Alexander in Ephesus and 1 Corinthians 15:32. Or there may not :)
Jan
12
comment What is an “early catholicism”?
I've added a link: does the linked definition match what you intended by the term?
Jan
7
comment In Luke 1:62 it states they made signs for Zechariah but he could hear just not speak so why make signs?
Thanks Don, this effort to fit in with what the community wants here is much appreciated!
Jan
6
comment Why is Wisdom personified as a woman?
@Mark (1) was easily fixed: do feel free to edit in a case like this if you feel able.
Jan
6
comment Why would the disciples have rebuked people for bringing infants to Jesus?
@Dan I won't be converting this to a comment as it then can't be improved or filtered by the voting system. Comments are only for tangential remarks or requests for clarification, not for anything that attempts to answer the question.
Jan
1
comment Is Jesus letter to king of Edessa authentic
The multiple exclamation marks probably didn't help either :|
Jan
1
comment Is Jesus letter to king of Edessa authentic
@TheFreemason canonicity is also on-topic. I did not downvote: I suspect those that did did do because the OP appears not to have done any basic research first.
Dec
31
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
30
comment Times of the restitution of all things
That's fine (and btw I have not down-voted), but can you at least say why you think what is revealed to John in Revelation is the same thing on Peter's mind in Acts? If they are the same thing then the verse is useful but it doesn't explicitly even mention Jesus.