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May
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comment Does the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15 refer to the dread of physically dying, or to something else?
@Joseph - yes. This fear is 'one' of the aspects of their slavery that Christ frees us from. It is one of those bondages that the Devil personally uses to torment those who are subject to his malicious rule.
May
2
comment Does the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15 refer to the dread of physically dying, or to something else?
@Joseph - the Greek word fear is like the English one. It is an excited emotion when encountering a powerful force. It originated from the idea 'to flee' it easily extends to panic, or when facing God who is powerful yet loving, reverence. It does not mean subject under.
May
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comment Does the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15 refer to the dread of physically dying, or to something else?
@Joseph - Subjection does not change the meaning for me as that is already understood. Sinners are subject to death and subject to the fear of physical death because it is the entrance into the 'final subjection' of the second death. Same difference to me?
May
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comment Does the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15 refer to the dread of physically dying, or to something else?
@Joseph - I do not think this fear is anything like a holy reverent fear which makes us willingly subject to God - that is liberating fear. This is fear over physically dying (due to the final judgment) and is a tormenting fear of bondage. The two fears are almost opposites. Deliverance versus bondage. Fear of Christ delivers sinners from fear of death. One fear is replaced by a different kind of fear.
Apr
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revised Why is the tribe of Dan missing from Revelation 7:5-8?
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Apr
30
comment Why is the tribe of Dan missing from Revelation 7:5-8?
@DanO'Day - great that's better. Cheers.
Apr
30
answered Why is the tribe of Dan missing from Revelation 7:5-8?
Apr
29
comment What are the limits to the Christological hermeneutic?
I agree the hermeneutic certainly applies in this broader sense.
Apr
28
revised What are the limits to the Christological hermeneutic?
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Apr
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revised What are the limits to the Christological hermeneutic?
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Apr
28
answered What are the limits to the Christological hermeneutic?
Apr
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answered Does the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15 refer to the dread of physically dying, or to something else?
Apr
22
comment What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
@Soldarnal - I think a hidden part of the exegetical decision is whether one thinks it biblical that disunity potentially triggers punishment by death or publicly disrespecting a church sacrament could potentially bring punishment by death. This assumption significantly effects our view of God's righteous judgment in setting up expected minimum standards in the New Testament.
Apr
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answered What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
Apr
18
revised Is there any significance behind Jesus' use of the word “love” in “John 21:15-17”
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Apr
13
accepted Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
Apr
13
comment Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
I added a picture of the word enlighten to rule out a copyist mistake. It seems this it was an intentional commentary as @DanO'Day suggested.
Apr
13
revised Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
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Apr
13
comment Does Paul refer to his past or present evil/sin in Romans 7
nice stream of arguments, all going in the same direction, without anything to suggest contradiction.
Apr
13
comment How should James 2:18 be translated?
good example of 'what we are looking for in a good answer'.