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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.
Aug
16
comment “but” deliver us from evil
You seem to be focusing on the word 'lead' - the question is asking about the word 'but'.
Aug
16
comment What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
Questions here are looking for answers that show the techniques used to arrive at your conclusions - joining the dots from the text itself all the way up. You've just given us what you believe not the crucial why you believe it.
Aug
15
comment Why did the Mosaic Law prohibit the ancient Israelites from eating pork?
It might be helpful to summarize some of the content you have linked to and show how it supports your reasoning?
Aug
15
comment Does Paul refer to his past or present evil/sin in Romans 7
Hi Richard, thanks for your comment. I agree there is a wider context, but I'm trying not to go beyond answering the question: "Does Paul refer to his past or present evil/sin in Romans 7". Does that make sense?
Aug
14
comment What were the wise men?
Susan's right, this doesn't really help unless you tell us why you think they were astronomers and that they typically travelled in groups of three. How do you know that? When you say "the Bible says", it's helpful to quote the verse(s), but when you make factual assertions about history it's helpful to show us your source or reasoning.
Aug
13
comment Did Adam and Eve not have sex in the Garden of Eden?
@curiousdannii I'm not sure if I want to apply a metric of plausibility to any part of Gen 1-11. It doesn't seem appropriate to the genre.
Aug
12
comment Is the 1500-Year-Old Gospel of Barnabas found in Turkey claiming Jesus was never crucified genuine or a hoax?
"It has been reported to the media that mere photocopies of the ancient Bible’s pages are being retailed for nearly $2 million" [Citation Needed]
Aug
11
comment What does grow up as calves in the stall mean in Malachi 4:2b?
There is some useful logic here but you really need to join the dots a bit more - it reads like a list of unconnected quotes or facts.
Aug
7
comment Did Jesus call God YHWH?
@Mark what is wrong with quoting Wikipedia? There are many very useful links to Wikipedia on this site - they tend to give a useful overview and a route into further research if desired. Indeed I just edited two Wikipedia links into another answer.
Aug
7
comment Did Jesus call God YHWH?
another useful answer, thanks! btw if Mark is right about adonai v adoni, it's easy for you to edit your post to make a correction, did you know you can do that?
Aug
7
comment Different meanings of 'Earth' in Genesis 1
This is really really helpful, thanks. If you have time, I'd appreciate a slightly more direct addressing of the question of whether the word has three different distinct meanings in Genesis 1. I've edited in the graphic and some links - if you don't like what I've done please say so or roll the change back.
Aug
6
comment How was “let him take up his cross” understood by Jesus's audience?
@Susan I can't find any usage but it is of course impossible to rule out even if an exhaustive search was done.
Aug
3
comment Paul, apostle to the Gentiles, Peter, to the Jews… But Peter brought the gospel to the Gentiles?
@david interesting thought. Something like that seems to be happening in Acts 8:14-17
Jul
27
comment What is meant by the term “the times of the gentiles” in Luke 21:24
Hi Richard, I think the question needs just a bit more clarification as we aren't sure whet you intent is (see discussion in The Library starting here
Jul
24
comment Isaiah 46:10 and the implications of verse 11: Do any modern theologians dare pay attention to verse 11?
also I suspect this will be closed in its present form: "are there any modern scholars..." doesn't lend itself to the format here.
Jul
24
comment Isaiah 46:10 and the implications of verse 11: Do any modern theologians dare pay attention to verse 11?
Please can you join the dots - how specifically are you suggesting verse 11 ought to be interpreted as fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28?
Jul
21
comment What is the meaning of “encircled” in Jeremiah 31:22?
@Jon I read this carefully in response to a flag, and I think it does address the question directly in the last two sentences?
Jul
17
comment Jesus as Adam in the Gospels?
This is not a good fit for the site as its basically a 'list' or 'shopping' question, but an exception has been proposed on meta. Please weigh in there but done hold off voting to close/reopen here in the meantime.