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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.
Nov
14
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
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.
Nov
1
comment Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
The modern meaning - morfix.co.il/en/%D7%9E%D7%A2%D7%92%D7%9C
Nov
1
comment Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
I'm kind of obstinately clinging on to the idea that מעגל denotes a constraint whether a path, track, trench, encampment, plan, strategy. Like the sanskrit word karma (not the religious meaning) - an available course or existence guided/constrained by stuffs around us. In fact, I am so tempted to translate it as "He marshals me in karma of righteousness".
Oct
28
comment Isaiah 1:18 white washing the scarlet?
Could you answer Q4, too? Thank you.
Oct
28
comment Isaiah 1:18 white washing the scarlet?
So the sin as described in itself inherently contains a purification agent? So that sin is necessary to make a person whole?
Oct
19
comment A woman is not to put on a man's dress?
So, a woman should not try to be dominant/valiant but demure?
Oct
19
comment What does 1 Corinthians 9:27 literally say?
Paul sounds very paganistic - penance himself by punishing himself violently.
Oct
19
comment A woman is not to put on a man's dress?
Off topic - why are fundamentalists often are at each other's throats accusing each other of "false teachings"? Just curious.
Oct
7
comment What does it mean that the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John the Baptist?
I would like to add that Jethro(father-in-law of Moses) and Jesus advocated that representative Democracy in its purest form is the kingdom of heaven.
Oct
7
comment Satan: Stumbling Block or Accuser?
Your answer is so much more reasonable and precise.
Oct
3
comment Does “foundations of the earth” in Job 38:4 refer to just the earth, or is it a metaphor for more?
I think the Hebrew compound word refers to "founding of the earth" rather than the "foundation of the earth".
Oct
3
comment Satan: Stumbling Block or Accuser?
I don't find your Hebrew etymology of the word accepted anywhere. I don't trust Christian derived evolution/derivation of the word. I must need more education on this word - and I cannot trust Christian sources.
Sep
30
comment Satan: Stumbling Block or Accuser?
“enemy” is very different from “adversary”. As much as an unflinching tyrant is very different from a merciless prosecutor. So is a "devil" different from the "satan".
Sep
30
comment Does Romans 13:8 include a prohibition of taking loans?
So too, this generation is (and many generations have been) living in heightened messianic expectation. So much so, that many messianic expectators/spectators have indulged in despoiling the environment believing that there is no point in conserving the planet - nonchalantly consequently killing millions thro climate change because a messiah is coming to repair the planet and because their messiah says that they will always have the poor.
Sep
28
comment Psalms 46 - Be still or relax?
"Could you pair down the question" - Pare down.