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Dec
17
comment How is Adam “son of God” in Luke 3:38?
Do you mean it 'includes' the broader sense? The biological concept is there too (even evident in the quoted genealogy), isn't it?
Dec
10
comment The significance of the designations of families who will mourn in Zechariah 12
An alternative to this edit (discussed here on meta) would be to add more supporting reasoning, joining the dots from the original text all the way through to the conclusions about Yeshua and the Christ. That's certainly possible, would be entirely acceptable, but is a little beyond me!
Dec
7
comment What does it mean to be “born of water”?
Just re-discovered this gem of an answer: hope to have you back sometime (but no pressure intended, we understand life gets in the way :)
Dec
4
comment Why are 2 Peter and Jude usually together in commentaries?
Hi Frank, you might like to know a very similar question has been asked and much of this answer is relevant there too.
Dec
4
comment When was Jesus's body 'broken'?
@user3036 What is the 'NU'?
Dec
2
comment Is the faith of the Torah monotheistic or henotheistic?
Mark, just FYI, Dan's edit was the result of a discussion in The Library, starting about here. afaik everyone thinks your contributions are great and we really appreciate the time you put into these answers: if there is anything you object to about the edit or would like to discuss, please do join us in The Library to chat.
Nov
25
comment Who is the little horn that 'has eyes' and is 'speaking' blasphemous things in Daniel 7?
After careful reading of your answer I've changed my vote. The logic is much easier to follow that I first thought, I think I reacted against the polemic style at first (or perhaps the pre-edit version was a lot different idk). I have one particular request: CAPS are almost universally interpreted as shouting on SE, and aren't that helpful as a form of emphasis. I suggest you use one of the many others.
Nov
22
comment Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
So 'knowing' good and evil it not in itself a bad thing (you aren't meaning 'practice' by 'experience')?
Nov
22
comment Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
So is 'know' in v22 the same sense? ("Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil")
Nov
21
comment Who are the little ones in Matt 18:5, 6, and 10?
+1 and I think your answers are just the right length :)
Nov
20
comment Revelation 21:21 - How can gold appear clear?
You are right about the relativistic nature of electrons in Gold, sorry for doubting! Might be good to include this link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… However the Wikipedia link makes clear that the effect is from the adsorption of light at the blue end of the spectrum: nothing about this effect causes transparency of any degree.
Nov
15
comment What does the word, “World”, mean in John 3:16 ,in the light of John 17:9
Thanks for your contributions Daniel and welcome to the site. Judging by your comment above, it may be good to edit the contents of your comment into the answer you've given, are you willing to take the time to do that?
Nov
12
comment Revelations 18:23 - Who or what are the “Merchants” and the “magic spell” that led the whole Earth astray?
Absolutely delighted to have you contributing Mark. Out of curiosity, do you love music‽
Nov
5
comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
@Jon and now you have one :)
Nov
3
comment Were the Nephilim in Genesis 6 aliens?
Hi John, thanks for this and your other recent contributions. Can I ask you to see if you can make use of some formatting within a long answer like this? A clearly marked conclusion section (or a tl;dr at the top) can also be very helpful…
Nov
1
comment What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
I missed this useful answer first time round, thanks for the thoughtful and interesting contribution.
Oct
25
comment When was the Torah written or compiled?
"almost all are in general agreement" seems significantly out of line with Wikipedia's take
Oct
25
comment How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
this is very interesting food for thought, thanks!
Oct
25
comment What are the evidences that Luke is written after/before the fall of Jerusalem?
You are considerably more definite about the date of Mark's Gospel than others, and I think this is perhaps because you aren't allowing for the apocalyptic genre of Mark 13 and the double prophecy it intertwines. This is a prophetic idiom continued from the Hebrew Bible.
Oct
25
comment What are the evidences that Luke is written after/before the fall of Jerusalem?
The internal attribution of Luke/Acts is not completely absent: The "we" passages in Acts, where the first person plural is used, point to the author being a companion of Paul