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Jul
10
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
Is this pastor engaging in word-study fallacy of the Chinese language? youtube.com/watch?v=DA-AkJzpKmg
Jul
8
comment 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
Frank, there is no olam in Psalm 23. I have searched the whole Bible, there is no לארך ימים elsewhere. Pls tell me where else there is "לארך ימים". "לארך ימים" is plain and simple, lengthened days, long time, but not forever. Stone's translation, the most orthodox of our translation does not translate as "forever".
Jul
8
comment Numbers 22:22 Who sent the angel of the LORD to stop Balaam?
I do not accept the idea in the answer below that "It is anachronistic to read the angel in Numbers 22 as the Satan", otherwise, we could also say, apples-to-apples, that it is anachronistic to apply messianism to any passage in the Bible whose narratives originated before the 2nd exile.
Jul
8
comment 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
1Kings 14:22 ויעש יהודה הרע בעיני יי ויקנאו אתו מכל אשר עשו אבתם בחטאתם אשר חטאו which translates as And did he Judah the evil in eyes of the LORD and he lusted after all the which their fathers did, in your sins which they sinned. I have no idea where you got your translation because the Hebrew is so far from your translation. Therefore, my apologies, I have to vote you down for deploying that bad translation.
Jul
8
comment 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
Also the question was not about the word קדש. It is about the ambiguity of the Hebrew grammar, trying to figure out which of the four or more possible cases the passage meant.
Jul
8
comment 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
Yours could be reproduction of yet another dance around concepts to align translation to preconceived ideology. For example, Psalm 23:6, why couldn't people simply honestly translate it as lengthened days instead of forever? Why couldn't they simple-ly translate Psalm 8 as nearly G-d or little less than G-d, rather than presuming a prior theology that G-d would not want us to be as powerful as He is. As I am reading the Bible in Hebrew, deliberately blinding myself to other sources, I would never see it that way.
Jul
8
comment 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
I do not accept the legitimacy of however many rabbis, priests or pastors it took to produce the Septuagint, Vulgate or the KJV. What parallel literature besides medieval opinions could you use to prove your point?
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
Also, my question is specific to the word ברך , rather than the English word "bless". I do not want the answer contaminated by other forms of " blessing" that are not from the word ברך.
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
Should I take it from you that the blesser, rather than the blessed, kneels ?
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
Yet they are conscious of a char in relation to the root elements.
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
I cannot accept the premise that Jews have less intellectual capacity than the Chinese. Why can Chinese literate people tell me meanings of words in relation root words that are hundreds or thousands of years old in their writing system. And here yoypu prefer that Jewish liberal heritage is inferior to Chinese.
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
The question "If the LORD blesses us, does the LORD kneel to us; or if we bless the LORD, does HE kneel to us?" itself begs to sit within the meaning of the word. Otherwise, are we able to find any ostraca of each corresponding era that would provide the linguistic context?
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
What is a "context"? Context is a very subjective concept.
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
The question obviously cannot be answered thro plain linguistics. 2ndly, I am not Christian and therefore not a member of the Christianity forum.
Jul
4
comment Did Abraham lose track of a visitor?
The very fact that the LORD, is not, has never been, and never will be addressed as a "man" or "human".
Jul
3
comment Did Moses call himself the “most humble man on the planet”?
Bet-Peor must have been a town sitting next to a canyon - hence house of big gap. Where the canyon would have been deep and treacherous.
Apr
20
comment Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
Perhaps, "I will lengthen the days I spend in church"? "... in the temple?"
Sep
2
comment What does John 4:24 mean
I am not a christian, so I cannot tell you how to be a christian. Only that I have been to christian theological studies and have been a persistent student of christian scriptures and literature. Being Jewish, I don't quite agree with the concept in this verse, because it reduces Deut 6:5.
Jan
6
comment Red Heifer or Heifer of Soil
You are right. Still researching on the question. Will come back later to clarify. Later means, probably in 2 months'.
Dec
25
comment Red Heifer or Heifer of Soil
Certainly, I should write "cow of soil" rather than "cow of the soil". However, in English, writing "the soil" would negate the possibility of involvement of cow soil.