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Jun
15
comment Did Jonah actually die in the whale?
I don't mean to suggest (here) that the Psalms I cite here are prophetic - just to demonstrate that the poetic description of 'near death' by using the language of Sheol is common.
Jun
8
comment How is there 'nothing new' in this life? (Ecclesiastes 1:10)
Exactly - it's 'something new' in the context of labour-saving tools, but nothing new in the context of human nature, as evidenced by the lack of satisfaction we have in our shiny gadgets when a new model comes out!
Jun
1
comment Did houses only have one room 2000 years ago?
Yes, it's from an earlier period (as David also mentions in his comment) - so my question is soliciting some sort of evidence as to whether the style was still basically "one room downstairs, further rooms upstairs" in the time of Jesus - I don't want to be told the answer, I want to be shown some evidence - even though I trust you, not everyone who stumbles on the question from Google will, it would be great to have a link at least.
Jun
1
comment Did houses only have one room 2000 years ago?
If the picture linked in David's comment is typical, it appears that there is indeed one big room on the ground floor, which looks like it might be where work is done and light is needed by the whole household.
May
27
comment Why does Mark provide two feeding accounts?
"...Jews are in mind in the first feeding while Gentiles are in view in the second..." I think the geography of the narrative also supports this theory - Jesus has been criss-crossing the lake of Galilee and at the point of feeding the 4,000 he seems to be on the Gentile side.
May
26
comment Did Adam and Eve not have sex in the Garden of Eden?
@Vector of course, but curiousdannii and I were discussing the literal level, and that was the context I was commenting into!
May
25
comment Did Adam and Eve not have sex in the Garden of Eden?
@Vector ^^^^^^^
May
25
comment Did Adam and Eve not have sex in the Garden of Eden?
$Vector most of the events in Gen 1-11 are implausible to some degree if taken as a literal historical narrative.That doesn't necessarily mean they aren't literally true in the historical sense, but it may mean that reading them like that we are mistaking the genre and therefore the message.
May
5
comment 1 Tim 2:12: What about a woman prophesying with authority over a man?
It might be helpful to quote the 1 Tim passage in full if that is where this question starts, but what would be most helpful for clarity's sake would be to re-phrase to make the question clearer - I'm not currently sure exactly what you are asking.
Apr
25
comment Where is the 'Arabia' that Paul went to?
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback which is very interesting. Do you think it's an important enough issue to incorporate into your answer in some way? I'm happy to try editing your map to show Damascus if you think that would help.
Apr
25
comment Where is the 'Arabia' that Paul went to?
Thanks. What I'm slightly confused about then is the phrase "...I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus..." - doesn't that imply that Damascus is not in Arabia? Or does Paul mean something like "...I went away into the heart of Arabia..."
Apr
25
comment Where is the 'Arabia' that Paul went to?
Where is Damascus on your map?
Apr
21
comment What is the structure of the 'foundations' of the city wall in Revelation 21?
I've made an edit - have I made the question clearer that I am interested in the actual structure of the literal walls/foundations that the passage alludes to?
Apr
21
comment What is the structure of the 'foundations' of the city wall in Revelation 21?
Whether you read the text as literal or symbolic, the question is still about literal foundations - there needs to be something concrete to base a metaphor on. Based on Isaiah 28:16 I'm guessing foundations were usually large stones, either brought in and dropped in a hole, or just discovered by digging down, but I'd like to know if we have archeological or literary evidence to support a theory.
Feb
10
comment Where was Adam created?
interesting, thanks :) Gen 3:23 is what I had in mind when asking the question.
Jan
14
comment Does Gen 1:1 refer to day 1 or the entire 6 days of creation?
btw why two answers? Can you edit one of them to include the content of both or did you mean to post that way?
Jan
14
comment Does Gen 1:1 refer to day 1 or the entire 6 days of creation?
I've amended the opening of the question - my bias is actually in the opposite direction but I'd like to keep the question neutral on that issue.
Jan
11
comment What does 'prayers' mean in 1 Timothy 2:1 as distinct from supplications, intercessions, and thanksgivings?
It's very useful, I appreciate it a lot - should have accepted it before (can't imagin how it has a DV). I take it you agree with Witsius' summary?
Jan
9
comment Frequency of each binyan (grammatical conjugation) in the OT?
@Davïd my reading of the meta discussion about this sort of question is that it is on-topic if it's not a language question that could be asked independent of the texts.
Jan
6
comment Where was Jesus when he received word of Lazarus' illness?
@Dick, I really appreciate the reference (although having read it through, I found it - to put it mildly - unconvincing, but that isn't really important). It'd be great to link to that pdf in the body of your answer too if you are willing to edit it in, I suspect these comments will eventually get deleted.