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Jul
12
comment Why did Jesus did not utter the whole phrase “ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ὤν” in John 8:58?
I'm closing this as 'opinion-based' because it lends itself to such answers, as the critique in the first paragraph of the upvoted answer indicates.
Jul
7
comment What is the meaning of the reference to 'stones' in Ecclesiastes 3?
I'd be glad to see you expand on this answer and back up some of your factual claims with references?
Jul
3
comment What was granted in Philippians 1:29?
@user4275 actually neither site is Christian but this site is not even about Christianity, it's explicitly about the 'biblical' texts.
Jun
30
comment Why did David and Jonathan need the arrow signal?
③ I'm not familiar with your hermeneutic, but that's precisely why I want to encourage you to help us by showing us more of your thinking: I'd be delighted if you contribute more so your interesting conclusions can be better appreciated and understood.
Jun
30
comment Why did David and Jonathan need the arrow signal?
Thanks for responding Habakook. A few points if I may: ① Answers here should stand on their own, so if your reasoning is similar to that in another answer, you need to include it in your answer too (please edit it in. ② I am not 'questioning findings'. This meta post is very useful reading because it'll help you understand the metrics by which we do judge answers (hint: by how clearly understandable the working is, not by whether we agree with the conclusions).
Jun
29
comment Why did David and Jonathan need the arrow signal?
Can you expand your answer to explain in more depth your reasoning? We need to be able to understand why you reach a conclusion, not just that you do!
Jun
23
comment Which of Paul's letters does Peter refer to in 2 Peter 3:15?
The idea that 2-Peter might be two letters is an interesting one, deserving of a question of it's own, but given that chapter 1 contains an introduction and chapter 3 an obvious 'signing off section', I'm not sure it's going to be easy to support? Do you know of any manuscript evidence that might back it up (eg manuscripts containing only chs 1,2 or just 3)?
Jun
23
comment Which of Paul's letters does Peter refer to in 2 Peter 3:15?
Very useful indeed, thanks. One interesting side issue (at least to me) is the indication that this letter was indeed written to a specific church or group at all, despite the lack of a specified recipient at the beginning.
Jun
22
comment What did Jesus mean by “be perfect” in the Sermon on the Mount?
I came across this answer today for the first time and it seemed to me very similar to my logic on this answer, do you agree?
Jun
22
comment Why is the fact that the Muratorian Fragment included Luke in its canon considered an external evidence for Luke's authorship?
@ScottS ^^^ FYI
Jun
22
comment Why is the fact that the Muratorian Fragment included Luke in its canon considered an external evidence for Luke's authorship?
@fdb although I've converted your answer to a comment here, it would form the basis of an excellent answer on the new question I've posted here specifically about the "This is attested by the early heretic Marcion" part of the quote from this commentary.
Jun
21
comment not wishing that “any” should perish from 2 Peter 3:9
interesting question, especially because of the "you" in "is patient with you" in that verse, who does that refer to?
Jun
10
comment Is God male and female?
You might be interested to read this answer on a closely related question. The question seems clearly on-topic to me, but it may be close enough to the one I linked to be considered a duplicate.
May
28
comment What does John 8:57 mean by “ Jesus wasn't yet 50 years old but he already saw Abraham”?
This is either too obvious to leave open or it's unclear what you are asking?
May
21
comment What is the third heaven that Paul mentions in 2 Corinthians 12:2?
This is an interesting answer, but it's lacking in a crucial dimension: you have told us 'what' you think, but not 'why' you think it, which is really what this site is all about.
May
20
comment The word 'believe' in John 3:15-16
Hi @Susan, I think a new question would be best if you are willing to pose it?
May
13
comment The word 'believe' in John 3:15-16
I've added the text: please feel free to choose another version if you prefer.
May
3
comment Was Barnabas ever reconciled to Paul?
Never mind who voted it down, what matters is why it's been voted down. Use of formatting to make it clear what bits are quotes and what is your words helps a lot, as does putting a little effort into noticing that your quote had missing text halfway through a word: "impoThat"?
May
1
comment Who is being slandered in 2 Peter 10b-11?
My reasoning is that "angels... against [angels]" doesn't sit right: if that's what Peter meant, I think he would have said "...they do not tremble as they blaspheme the angels, whereas they, though greater in might and power, do not..."
Apr
30
comment Are the angels in 2 Peter 2:11 good or evil?
@Joseph thanks, more food for thought!