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Apr
21
comment “Pangs of death” in Acts 2:24
λύω in the active voice is always used with accusative whether talking about the bonds (Rev 5:2, Ac 7:33) or the one tied up (Mk 11:2, Rev 9:14). I think if you abandon the archaic glosses of "travails" or "pangs" for ὠδῖνας and go with "contractions" it's a lot easier to understand them being the things which are loosened.
Apr
3
comment The meaning of παρασκευή ('day of preparation')
What are the options? Luke 23, for example, is pretty clear that it was the day before sabbath.
Mar
22
answered How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
Mar
22
answered How can the translation of δοξης as “glory” in Romans 3:23 be justified?
Mar
21
answered Why do brothers take care of women in the Old Testament?
Jan
26
comment Why does Jesus say, “Very truly I tell you”?
Note that it's only in John that we see the double "amen amen", even for stories which appear in other Gospels as a single "amen", e.g. Jn 13:21 vs Mt 26:21.
Jan
22
comment What is the missing block?
fwiw, the SBL GNT has the Greek word for "alone" in the plural; "on their own" might be a more accurate gloss.
Jan
3
comment Matt. 9:6: Translation of ἐγερθεὶς
Wallace is certainly right that the participle is dependent, but takes it a bit too far, I think. First, it's a strawman to say for Mt 2:13 "after you decide to rise, whenever that might be...". Just say "when you wake, take the child". Second, we must compare passages where there are actually two imperatives in a row, like Mt 26:26 ("take, eat"), Mk 6:38 ("go, see"), or especially Jn 5:8 ("rise, lift your pallet"). Translating them exactly as we do the participle is missing something.
Dec
27
answered Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
Dec
19
comment Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
I hope the answers cover what a horrible gloss "thought" is for any derivative of "thumos".
Nov
30
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
answered What does “godliness” mean?
Nov
22
revised What is the meaning of 1 Corinthians 14:22-25?
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Nov
21
answered What is the meaning of 1 Corinthians 14:22-25?
Nov
2
answered What is the proper interpretation of ἄνωθεν in Luke 1:3?
Aug
31
comment John 21:15: “do you love me more than…?”
("Theologians and separatists" are terms from my developing translation. I'm trying to give a reading that is more easily apprehensible to the non-church-goer. But the above is arranged to be closer to the Greek for comparison clarity.)
Aug
30
answered John 21:15: “do you love me more than…?”
Aug
25
awarded  Revival
Aug
25
answered Who is “The Son” in Hebrews chapter 1: 8 ? Is He God in the strictest sense of the word, or a created being?
Aug
22
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
Robertson considers κατὰ to be ablative, like "the herd bolted down the cliff" in Mk 5:13 (they didn't bolt "against" the cliff).