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Oct
5
comment Does John 21:20-24 indicate that the original author of the Fourth Gospel was dead?
Hi Matthew, I guess you are busy at the moment, but I don't want you to come back and find the site philosophy has changed completely without you having a chance to have your say. If you have a moment please take a look at this meta post and consider voting :)
Oct
4
comment Is there an issue with translating the word “worshiped” in Matthew 14:33?
Hi H3br3wHamm3r81, I wonder if you could spare a minute to consider this new meta post and vote on the options?
Oct
4
comment What does it mean to convict the world concerning righteousness?
Hi Mike, re this new meta post, I'd be grateful if you give it some consideration and perhaps your vote.
Sep
27
comment Is there an issue with translating the word “worshiped” in Matthew 14:33?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 apparently in general Greek it was used in the sense of to serve, minister to, either gods or men, and used alike of slaves and of freemen. If I'm understanding correctly it only occurs about 20 times in the NT so it may just be coincidence that it is not used in the other sense?
Sep
27
comment Is there an issue with translating the word “worshiped” in Matthew 14:33?
Do you see it that way in Acts 7:42?
Sep
26
comment Is there an issue with translating the word “worshiped” in Matthew 14:33?
Is any word "solely used in reference to God"?
Sep
23
comment What does “word of God” mean in Hebrews 4:12?
OK, but can you help us understand why you think this, or where you got the idea from?
Sep
18
comment How did the shadow move back ten steps in 2 Kings 20:8-11?
@Kazark Google indicates that the Chinese records may relate to an eclipse
Sep
17
comment What is the symbolism of the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb?
Thanks very much for this and your other contributions: I hope we get many more from you :)
Sep
16
comment What were the criteria for evaluating whether a book was included in the canons of scripture?
John I'm keen to keep this question in it's wider form, are you willing to allow that? You may yet get an even more in-depth survey that includes more information specifically helpful to you but it seems unfair to narrow the scope after Noah has answered?
Sep
16
comment What were the criteria for evaluating whether a book was included in the canons of scripture?
@Dan I've rephrased the question title and added history
Sep
15
comment Did Jesus endorse tithing for all when addressing the Pharisees?
Thanks for this helpful and in-depth answer. Are you by any chance this JJORDAN?
Sep
15
comment What is the significance of the young man who runs away naked in Mark's gospel?
Hi Dan, these are interesting thought but the answer would really benefit from a bit more joining the dots if you have the time to review it?
Sep
15
comment Let The Dead Bury The Dead
Can I suggest you vote for the accepted answer as well? I know I voted for it and there is only one vote ;)
Sep
15
comment Did the Holy Spirit leave Jesus when temptation was present in Luke 4?
This is a good answer, but you may wish to reword the first sentance slightly since I edited the question following a comment from the OP.
Sep
15
comment What does it mean in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 when the text says, “Whoso readeth, let him understand”?
What do you mean by "redaction"? Something more than an 'editorial' comment by the author at the time of writing, or just that?
Sep
14
comment Did the Holy Spirit leave Jesus when temptation was present in Luke 4?
I've edited the question, but I'm not sure if I've understood the OPs intent or if you have. He may roll the change back or add further clarification.
Sep
14
comment Did the Holy Spirit leave Jesus when temptation was present in Luke 4?
Hi Kris, I've edited to try and make your question a little clearer, please let me know or edit again yourself if I've got your intention in the question wrong?
Sep
13
comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
When you say "I'm not looking for an allegorical answer" do you mean you don't want modern allegory read back into the passage or are you trying to exclude any argument that the 12 oxen would have been understood allegorically at the time?
Sep
11
comment What does it mean for someone to be another person's “portion”?
Dan this is the beginnings of an answer and I'm not going to convert it into a comment because that would be a waste (comments are temporal and generally pretty useless for anything approaching an answer). Please edit if and when you have the time, otherwise it is better as it is!