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Aug
21
comment What is “the law of liberty” in James 2:12?
This answer might be strengthened if it connected to the "compassion" in v13 and "love the one near you" in v8.
Aug
21
comment What is “the law of liberty” in James 2:12?
James uses the same phrase in 1:25 "ὁ δὲ παρακύψας εἰς νόμον τέλειον τὸν τῆς ἐλευθερίας καὶ παραμείνας,...", NASB: "But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it".
Aug
13
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Aug
13
revised Why is Tamar “more righteous” than Judah?
Removed supposition about whether Tamar intended to be a prostitute or not
Aug
12
answered Why is Tamar “more righteous” than Judah?
Aug
9
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
I'm developing my own software as I make my own initial rough translation of the NT. I just added more complex searching like the above a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, it's not yet ready to share, but I hope to make it available in the future. (Since it's a side project, it might be six months before I even have a private beta.) But feel free to ask more such questions and I'll try to pitch in.
Aug
9
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
All 9 of those indicatives are future tense, by the way. 3 active, 3 middle, 3 passive.
Aug
9
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
There are 9 occurrences of ἵνα followed immediately by an indicative in the SBLGNT: Ac 21:24, 1Co 13:3, Re 3:9, Re 6:11, Re 8:3, Re 9:5, Re 13:12, Re 14:13, and Re 22:14. I didn't find any future subjunctives.
Aug
2
comment The usage of the word “curse” in Gal 3:13
"Curse" is not a synonym, or even a synechdoche, for "sin", if that's what you're asking. In the Deut passage, the "sin" is to "not obey...or...do", and the "curses" (defeat, disease, drought, death) are an effect of that, not the sin itself.
Jun
14
comment What did Jesus mean when he called the Pharisees “A brood of vipers”?
@david agreed. I had a prof who liked to emphasize that it could've been almost any parent other than Abraham and been a mortal insult, akin to Jesus calling them "snake bastards".
Jun
9
comment What does, “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him,” mean?
You've never had a middle-of-the-night emergency? artofmanliness.com/2014/05/21/…
May
24
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May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
Does every verb needs a visible subject? "Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν ἐκείναις ταῖς ἡμέραις..." ~= "and it happened in those days..." The "it" is implied.
May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
Wouldn't it be odd for a plural subject to take a singular verb?
Apr
28
comment What does Mark's account of the upper room reveal about Judas' part in the new covenant?
a) Jesus told them about the covenant after they drank it, and b) even if he had not, there are plenty of covenants entered and then broken.
Apr
25
answered What is the meaning of “The time is fulfilled” in Mark 1:15?
Apr
24
answered Why is the lesson of the fig tree a “parable”?
Apr
24
answered Why it is translated “Be filled by the Spirit” (Eph 5:18-20)
Apr
24
answered Is the breaking of bread in Luke 24:30 meant to be understood in terms of the Last Supper?
Jan
10
answered What do pronouns “their” in Mark 9:43-48 refer to?