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Sep
3
comment Does James 5:12 begin a new thought or conclude a previous thought?
Are you only interested in source-language textual indications or open to exegetical reasoning about the logical flow of the passage?
Aug
31
comment Statistically, how similar is the NIV to other translations such as the RSV?
@Susan it's similar but different enough I think, thanks for asking it. I'm sorely tempted to try and come up with my own methodology - it isn't necessary to compare the entire corpus, a comparatively tiny random sample should suffice...
Aug
31
comment Statistically, how similar is the NIV to other translations such as the RSV?
@davidbrainerd OK, point taken (though I said 'lineage' - 'tradition' was Grudem's rather odd choice of word). That's not an issue I'm personally interested in but I know it's a big topic for some: I'm interested in getting context for the '92% RSV' figure, that's all. And the question of what do you count?
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
great answer by the way!
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
Oh, I agree, I ask mainly because it identifies itself as a translation, not as the N2RSV! But you've inspired me to ask another question :)
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
Interesting, I didn't know the figure (presumably that's 90% by verses rather than words?). OTOH, "Each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek" ;)
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
Do you call them "ESV revisers" rather than translators because they used the RSV as a base, or because an earlier edition of the ESV rendered this differently?
Aug
26
comment What does Paul mean by “unworthy manner” in 1 Corinthians 11:27-32?
Hi Debby, the other answer has been deleted so you need to make sure this one is self-contained (I'm assuming "But it does help to answer the question" refers to the deleted answer). You've really got to spell out your logic here for an answer to be helpful to others on the site, can you try and join the dots for us?
Aug
26
comment Did Judas repent or feel remorse?
See also Hebrews 12:17
Aug
26
comment Chapter and verse numbers in Greek vs Hebrew/Aramaic
I'd start with Wikipedia and follow the references - apart from that, I'm afraid I don't know, this is the only site I know well.
Aug
26
comment Chapter and verse numbers in Greek vs Hebrew/Aramaic
I think this question is off-topic because it is looking for a list, and that's not a good fit for this format.
Aug
26
comment Whose words were kept from falling to the ground?
The question is asking about a translation issue, not for the meaning of the verse, isn't it?
Aug
25
comment In Genesis 3, does the serpent's curse include a demotion?
The particular issue of interest to me is the connection with Genesis 1 - as long as answers address that I'm likely to find them useful I think
Aug
25
comment In Genesis 3, does the serpent's curse include a demotion?
I'm not asking about those issues directly - I don't mind if an answer addresses them if the logic stems from the question I am asking though. fwiw I think that is more likely on the issue of the physical form of the serpent than the identification with 'satan'.
Aug
24
comment Sin vs trespass vs transgression
I appreciate where you are going with the Raphael, but it is, in my opinion, far too broad for this format as it currently stands. I'd focus down on one example of each of sin, trespass and transgression from Leviticus and keep the question local to there and the Hebrew text. You may then be able to ask on-topic reasonably-scoped follow-on questions.
Aug
18
comment Written language during the time of Moses?
@curiousdannii is that better? If you'd have done it differently, please re-edit to improve.
Aug
18
comment Why did the Mosaic Law prohibit the ancient Israelites from eating pork?
It'd be helpful to have links for further reading about Rav Moshe Shapiro and his work - and even better if you could include an actual quote in your answer.
Aug
16
comment What is the meaning of 2 Peter 3:8 (1000 years as 1 day)?
I didn't know that Peter was quoting Psalm 4 - would you mind if I incorporate that into my answer? (I'll credit you of course).
Aug
16
comment Different meanings of 'Earth' in Genesis 1
This does help, and sits well with the NET translator notes on the usage in verse 2: "That is, what we now call “the earth.” The creation of the earth as we know it is described in vv. 9-10. Prior to this the substance which became the earth (= dry land) lay dormant under the water." I've noticed that some Gen usages have the article and a few don't. Do those with the article refer to 'the earth' as a whole, and those without refer to 'earth' as in 'the ground' or 'soil'?
Aug
16
comment Why did the Mosaic Law prohibit the ancient Israelites from eating pork?
Google says pigs do not sweat heavily - quite the opposite, they sweat very little.