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Nov
4
comment How would stoning of an adulterer actually be carried out under the Law of Moses?
@Jim I think you are confusing modern-day justice with the 1st century which was much more like what we would call vigilantism or vendetta retribution. It was indeed up to fellow citizens to kill citizens.
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
Oct
12
comment Why did Abraham stop at ten in Genesis 18:32?
Can you add support for the claim that there were eight righteous people in the time of Noach? I understood there was only one…
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?