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In the daytime I am web developer, and at night a student of The Bible!


Oct
13
comment Did English-language translations describe Adam and Eve as eating apples?
As a side note, I notice that the tree of Song of Songs is called "apple" in most Bibles, except the NEB and the HCSB which render it "apricot". I would like to start spreading the falsehood that Adam and Eve ate an apricot.
Oct
13
comment Who is the referent of 'us' (ἡμῖν) in Matthew 3:15 if not merely Jesus and John?
Yeah I think you are right, my bad. Must have been late...
Oct
11
comment Is verse 114 of the Gospel of Thomas a later addition?
Excellent answer - I have learned a lot :-)
Oct
11
comment Is verse 114 of the Gospel of Thomas a later addition?
Not that I am aware of. The other bit which can be confusing (well for me, anyway) is that there is a Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians (found at Nag Hammadi) which is nothing at all like the Greek gospel.
Sep
14
comment Acts 20:28 variants, what are the six variants?
I don't think it's better - it's just different. According to their website: "the selection of passages for the apparatus has undergone considerable revision. The evaluations of all sets of variants cited in the apparatus have been reconsidered."
Sep
13
comment Acts 20:28 variants, what are the six variants?
As a side note, I would be interested to know whether UBS4 has all of those readings. My understanding is that the critical apparatus underwent a considerable revision in the fourth edition.
Aug
15
comment When was Jesus's body 'broken'?
Great answer - I agree (after quickly checking my UBS), and it seems to confirm the "interpretive gloss" statement made in the IB.
Jan
14
comment How does John use the Feast of Dedication in John 10?
After a bit more digging, most people who say Ezekiel 34 was a lesson assigned on the Feast of Dedication (that is most people who reference their sources!) refer to Aileen Guilding's 1960 book "The Fourth Gospel and Jewish worship". Unfortunately, without a copy on hand (and no good libraries near by), I am unable to go any further and find out what she bases her claim on.
Jan
14
comment How does John use the Feast of Dedication in John 10?
A quick Google search showed up levhashem.org/documents/hanukkah.html (see the third to last paragraph). I wonder if we only know of the tradition because of John 10, or if this is recorded elsewhere?
Nov
7
comment Did the apostles travel with their wives?
As a footnote, while researching this question I came across an interesting statement in a commentary on the passage: "During the lifetime of Jesus the disciples had 'left all' to follow him (Mark 10:28), but apparently this practice had not continued during the time following the resurrection of Jesus."
May
28
comment “God of Heaven” in the book of Daniel
Thanks Eli for noticing my incorrect reference - I have just corrected it :-)
May
21
comment Did Jesus not heal the crippled beggar at the gate Beautiful?
After reading of Jesus' frequency in visiting the temple "I was with you day after day in the temple" (Luke 22:53), and his actions in the temple "the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them" (Matthew 21:15), it must have been exceptional circumstances that stopped this man from seeing or being healed by Jesus. I would assume that the man was not healed by Jesus for much the same reason the man blind from birth was healed by Jesus in John 9:3 "that the works of God might be displayed in him", this time by the apostles.