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Feb
4
comment Meaning of “ἄρτιος”(artios) in II Tim 3:17
It does use the same adjective twice: "in order that the person of God might be fit, having been outfitted to every good work." The difference is in the tense and binding of clauses.
Jan
21
comment Can “many days” represent a period as long as three years in Acts 9:23?
"ἱκαναί" is closer to "enough/sufficient" than "many"
Jan
21
answered What does it mean to “assembling of ourselves together” in Hebrews 10:25?
Jan
5
comment Why is Paul called a 'babbler' in Acts 17?
For the English side, "babble" almost exclusively means "nonsense" today but when lexicons like Liddell-Scott were produced 100 years ago it also meant "irrational" or "gossip"; see e.g. 1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/babble
Dec
19
answered Matthew 23 - Only Scribes & Pharisees?
Oct
4
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Oct
2
comment Romans 14:7 - The translation and understanding of «ἑαυτῷ»
2Co 5:15 has a similar construction "ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν"
Sep
29
answered Did Joseph of Arimathaea beg for or boldly request Jesus' body from Pilate?
Sep
25
comment What are these names - ' name of my God' and 'my new name' Jesus mentions in Rev:3:12?
Actually, given that the Greek has "the new Jerusalem" (with a definite article rather than the KJV's participle "which is") I would say it is clearer that it is not the actual name but a description.
Sep
13
comment Why does Mark use “immediately” so often?
How do you explain cases like "the spirit...immediately threw the boy into a convulsion" and "immediately the father of the boy cried out" in Mark 9? They don't seem to fit this theory.
Sep
11
revised Does Peter's response indicate that Cornelius worshiped Him as deity in Acts 10:25-26?
Removed tangent musings
Sep
11
comment Does Peter's response indicate that Cornelius worshiped Him as deity in Acts 10:25-26?
You're right; I should have known if I hypothesized about tangential details the response would overwhelm the main points.
Sep
11
answered Does Peter's response indicate that Cornelius worshiped Him as deity in Acts 10:25-26?
Sep
11
revised In Luke 6-7, What is the Difference Between the Three Greek Words for “Forgive”?
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Sep
11
answered In Luke 6-7, What is the Difference Between the Three Greek Words for “Forgive”?
Sep
9
answered Translation of Acts 13:48
Sep
9
comment Translation of Acts 13:48
Unless they appointed/arranged themselves, it's passive, not middle.
Sep
3
comment What does “petra" mean in Mathew 16:18?
Indeed there is no use of the word "πέτρος" in the NT other than to refer to Rocky. When people handle real rocks the word is "λίθος".
Aug
28
comment What is the meaning of the phrase “men and brethren” in Acts?
That a speech is addressed to men does not preclude women being in the space; they simply were not addressed any more than the waiters are at a dinner fundraiser.
Aug
13
comment Happy or blessed in the Psalms?
I believe this common methodology is flawed. Every verse you quote reads just fine with "happy". If I said "Estoy feliz porque Dios me salvó" and a translator decided that because I included "Dios" I meant to convey Divine favor, and they repeatedly translated it as "I am blessed because God saved me" instead of "I am happy because God saved me", I would quickly be frustrated. The fault is not that the more technical term is less accessible but that there is a word much closer to my original non-technical term. 1 Kings 10:8 should disprove the "blessed" hypothesis, not be stretched to fit it.