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I'm a born-again Christian, active member of the body of Christ, husband and father, and Bible teacher. I love to study Scripture, and firmly believe it is the only credible standard for truth.

Aside from my devotion to God, His people, and His word, I don't really have any loyalty to a particular doctrine or creed.

(The guy in the picture is Zhuge Liang from the movie Red Cliff.)


Oct
7
answered What is the meaning of the shift from present to aorist in 1 John 2:12-14?
Oct
7
comment Were 1 John and John’s gospel written by the same person?
Great question. I'll post an answer if I get time, but for what it's worth, I think the internal evidence not only supports the idea, but virtually demands it.
Oct
7
answered What's The Significance of Paul Saying “Pastors And Teachers”?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
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Sep
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comment Does Gen 1:1 refer to day 1 or the entire 6 days of creation?
This is good. (+1) Any thoughts on Gone Quiet and Ron Maimon's conclusion that 2:3 is the other bookend (and not 2:1 as you noted)?
Sep
3
answered Does James 5:12 begin a new thought or conclude a previous thought?
Sep
1
comment What kind of desire was given to Eve?
Option #2 is supported by the appearance of the same construction in the very next chapter (Gen. 4:7).
Aug
28
comment Different meanings of 'Earth' in Genesis 1
@JamesShewey Whether artwork or literature, they are ancient descriptions. And they vary drastically from culture to culture, other than obvious stuff like "stars are up, land is down". Regardless, it is a fallacy to just assert that the Bible makes the same silly errors that these other cultures made just because Hebrew culture was also old. The biblical record clearly does not teach the same nonsense that some of those pictures taught. (That the sky was actually a bent-over goddess, etc.)
Aug
22
comment What were the translators of the LXX thinking in rendering “virgin” in Isaiah 7:14?
@Susan Any time we interpret prophecy we need to think in "doubles", which is what the LXX translators did. They just emphasized the eschatological more than the local.
Aug
22
comment What were the translators of the LXX thinking in rendering “virgin” in Isaiah 7:14?
@Susan In this case I don't doubt the authenticity of the MT (2), which (as you noted) employs a term with a semantic range including both "young woman" as well as "virgin". Literary context points to "young woman" as the immediate fulfillment, but something much greater and more miraculous in the distant future. The LXX translators took this as a "virgin" birth. Since the semantic range (and nature of prophecy) allows for this it would not so much be an added meaning (3) but a sort of "ultimate meaning subtly hinted at by the text".
Aug
22
answered What were the translators of the LXX thinking in rendering “virgin” in Isaiah 7:14?
Aug
20
awarded  Revival
Aug
17
answered Does πολιτείας imply citizenship status with Israel?
Aug
17
comment What does Paul mean by “unworthy manner” in 1 Corinthians 11:27-32?
I gave you a +1, but this answer would be much stronger if you were to present this "strong case" rather than simply saying "I think biblically speaking a strong case can be made".
Aug
17
comment Different meanings of 'Earth' in Genesis 1
@JackDouglas Regarding your last question, I'm not sure. That would probably be a good question to post separately for the Hebrew language experts to unpack for us.
Aug
17
answered Has the Apostle Paul ever been to Spain?