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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
4
comment How would stoning of an adulterer actually be carried out under the Law of Moses?
Monica, the question isn't about cases that got to court: Jim thinks that ad hoc executions "are done by mob justice and hence extra judicial" so "Those who did it are actually committing murder". I don't think this is necessarily the case, quite unlike justice in the modern western world at least.
Nov
4
comment How would stoning of an adulterer actually be carried out under the Law of Moses?
@Jim What do you mean 'sinners'? Have a read of this for an example and flavour of what I mean.
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
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"?