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comment Morality of God's commandment to kill rebels
Someone who keeps voting me down, tell me where I have gone wrong. Did you vote me down because I keep demolishing established doctrines? Maybe,perhaps, probably (אולי), you might look at my dashboard of answers, and vote those answers down too.
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comment Is the water made into wine symbolic?
You make a lot of statements that don't answer my question.
Jul
26
comment Is the water made into wine symbolic?
I don't see how Isaiah 46:10 is connected to John 2:4.
Jul
26
comment Is the water made into wine symbolic?
I am extremely interested in the answer to this question.Not being christian, I have no idea why this question is "off-topic". Is there a way someone could edit the question, so that an answer to the question is forthcoming? i.e., without eliminating the gist of the question.
Jul
26
comment book of revelation written in code
Sorry, what is the story, again?
Jul
20
comment Deut 25:11,12 mystery
Are you arguing over whether it is called a theory, rather than addressing the question? Why would you focus on something so inconsequential, rather than the core of the issue? Go to the chat room !
Jul
20
comment Deut 25:11,12 mystery
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jul
20
comment Deut 25:11,12 mystery
It is a theory nonetheless.
Jul
20
comment Deut 25:11,12 mystery
Being a bible fundamentalist may not indicate I accept what I read - it merely indicates that I believe the actual and intended meaning of the Bible lies in plain sight of the simple Hebrew grammar and structure. In plain sight.
Jul
20
comment Deut 25:11,12 mystery
If you do not see the awkwardness of the inversive-vav theory in the non-unified consecutive/adjunct vav phenomenon, then you have not understood the language sufficiently. The problem is - it isn't a difficult language, but it's simplicity is difficult to accept due to undue propensity of always trying to equate a structure to a Romance language paradigm, I know many people know "some Hebrew", but if you don't experience the problem with the inversive-vav theory, you have not read enuf biblical Hebrew.
Jul
20
comment Deut 25:11,12 mystery
Primitive, inversive are convenient labels for me. As Susan indicates. Otherwise, I would have to write another elaboration. Maybe I should have used elementary. But primitive does not equal bad. Biblical Hebrew is comparatively less abstract but material-elementary. I invite you to learn to read and enjoy biblical Hebrew, and then you will see what I mean.
Jul
20
comment Deut 25:11,12 mystery
Did Hezekiah reduce the doors+posts of the temple, or cut away doors of the temple? Hebrew of 2Kings 18:16 does not mention any gold, and the "from" article/preposition is absent. As I read, I think he removed the doors and the king of Assyria took the doors+posts intact.
Jul
20
comment Does רוּחַ, rûaḥ refer to the Spirit of יהוה, YHWH in Ezekiel 37:9?
When the actual text is so far from your English translation, it would be untruthful for me to supply you with an answer to a mythical translation.
Jul
19
comment Does רוּחַ, rûaḥ refer to the Spirit of יהוה, YHWH in Ezekiel 37:9?
Is my feeling true that answers which violate christian doctrine gets voted down? You need to argue the Hebrew with me, not willy-nilly vote me down. You need to see the discrepancy between the original Hebrew and the Greek septuagint / English translations.
Jul
10
comment Shall I Know Pleasure?(Gen. 18:12)
Note I added explanation on the meaning of [עדן] EDN, translated as pleasure here.
Jul
7
comment Does the author in Ecclesiastes 4:3 consider all people in the world better-off-dead, or just some?
How do you know that the author intended it to be hyperbolic?
Jul
7
comment Does the author in Ecclesiastes 4:3 consider all people in the world better-off-dead, or just some?
Every time I write an explanation that completely violates christian doctrine, I get voted down. I am sorry to have made you angry, but your beliefs must be challenged by scripture. I hope this time, you people graciously accept the explanation - and please attack my opinion and critique my translation rather than expressing your displeasure in an unfair manner. Let your god defend himself.
Jul
6
comment Does the author in Ecclesiastes 4:3 consider all people in the world better-off-dead, or just some?
"These look like examples of hyperbole" - are you among those highly motivated by the idea that scriptures should not be read literally ?
Jun
14
comment What were the “tokens of virginity”?
Perhaps, to uphold doctrinal integrity needed elsewhere, the translation uses the term "maid" rather than "virgin".
Jun
11
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
"I asked about evidence of authorial intent." - NO, no, no, you didn't. I can't read your mind unless you put it in words.