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Dec
7
comment Is the name Israel intended to be ambiguous?
I get depressed when the question is the answer itself, because it becomes revealing that there is not further/much would/could I know about the subject other than what is already provided in the question.
Dec
2
revised Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?
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Dec
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answered Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?
Nov
29
comment Differences in Genesis creation stories
He created vegetation and had them planted on Mars. Or any where besides the garden.
Nov
28
answered Differences in Genesis creation stories
Nov
22
comment Was Barabbas' given name Jesus?
Maybe the Christian English Bibles should all refactor all occurrences of Jesus to Joshua.
Nov
21
comment On what basis is the name “Ephraim” given the etymology of “ash heap”?
Sub-roots is a very midrashaesque concept. Meaning they have expository and gematric value in scholarship but not much evidence linguistically. As you can see my similar attempts at hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/2062/… was voted down. Perhaps, whoever voted me down should consider voting this down too - to be fair to me.
Nov
20
answered Who is the speaker in Psalms 82:6?
Nov
20
comment Who is the speaker in Psalms 82:6?
Jon's question on the same passage: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/2297/…
Nov
14
comment On what basis is the name “Ephraim” given the etymology of “ash heap”?
BTW, אפר in modern hebrew also mean to put on make-up. Does this come from an ancient source of painting one's face, as I think ancient Egyptians must have practiced. Therefore, the hiphil could imply a make-up artist.
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answered On what basis is the name “Ephraim” given the etymology of “ash heap”?
Nov
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comment On what basis is the name “Ephraim” given the etymology of “ash heap”?
I was 3 miles from the Columbine school when the incident at the Aurora theatre occurred.
Nov
7
comment Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 Puzzlement
Any spiritual allusion or allegorization between humans, faith and the beer?
Nov
5
accepted Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
Nov
1
comment Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
I think I made a mistake in נחן. I think it means more like bestow rather than to marshal. i.e., "He grants me to be within the karma/encirclement/track of righteousness".
Nov
1
comment Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
ישב does not translate directly to "live". It denotes staying, resting, sitting, reprieve, residing. - I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for prolonging of days - should be an equally legitimate translation. Why should translators spoil my days (pun intended) by interpreting it.
Nov
1
comment Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
I believe that translations of the Bible should exclude interpretation as much as possible. They should translate it as "prolonged days" and leave it to the reader to interpret whatever that means.