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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
29
comment How to interpret Isaiah 9:6?
@Jim it's worth remembering that translation is as much art as science. All translation is done through an interpretive lens and the difficulties in correctly understanding any text are considerable (though not, I believe, insurmountably so).
Dec
29
comment How to interpret Isaiah 9:6?
I'm pretty sure this isn't a fair characterization of your reasoning here, is it?
Dec
29
comment Job 38, was God being sarcastic?
I'd be happy to continue this interesting discussion in chat? I understand your POV, but in my view it creates more difficulties than it resolves and I interpret James differently. Of course you may well be right and me wrong: I respect your views and your right to hold them regardless :)
Dec
29
comment Job 38, was God being sarcastic?
I try not to do the attributing, but doesn't God attribute causative responsibility to himself in Job 2:3? Note that this does not mean God is in the wrong, because a) His ultimate intention was good, while Satan's intention was evil, and b) there is none who can sit in the judgement seat over God: that is His place and to ascribe wrongdoing to God pre-supposes the right to judge Him. I find it interesting that God never defends Himself against Job's accusations at the end of the book: He merely crushes the arrogance of a mere man supposing to accuse the almighty.
Dec
28
comment Job 38, was God being sarcastic?
+1, but given Job 2:3, I don't think it'd be inaccurate to say God afflicted Job, but I also don't think that gives Job any right to be aggrieved: the creator may do as He pleases and Job is not his judge regardless.
Dec
27
comment What is the significance of '7 generations' in Luke’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
The main contention is the word 'he', not the word 'fictitious', as Niobius's answer indicates. The NET translators notes have a useful summary of the difficulties with manuscript evidence here.
Dec
23
comment What is Yahweh's gender?
@curiousdannii I was just reading this answer (and upvoting it), but thinking exactly the same thing you commented. Perhaps your thoughts are worth expanding into an answer? You'd certainly also get my upvote.
Dec
22
comment What was Er's sin?
@Frank yes, he behaves 'to type' (not that all firstborns do, but there is a deliberate pattern I think, perhaps even extending to Adam and Meshiach but that may be stretching it :)
Dec
22
comment What was Er's sin?
@Frank I think Amichai's point is there is a pattern of firstborn's displeasing the Lord, ordained by the Lord. In that sense the word 'because' makes perfect sense (at least to me).