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Oct
4
awarded  Yearling
Feb
17
answered Why does Jesus clear the temple so early in John's gospel?
Dec
20
comment How do we know the usage of the term Adonai in Genesis 15:2?
@Dan Of course. My comment was badly phrased...
Dec
20
comment How do we know the usage of the term Adonai in Genesis 15:2?
@Dan Well, it's in the Hebrew for a start!
Oct
4
awarded  Yearling
Jun
26
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
comment Why would God disapprove of rituals he ordained?
@BruceJames That is, of course, your prerogative.
May
13
comment Why would God disapprove of rituals he ordained?
@BruceJames Leviticus (especially) and Deuteronomy (to a lesser extent) were written after much of the prophetic literature.
Mar
20
comment What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
@BruceJames This conversation isn't about what you or I believe: it's about what prophets of ancient Israel thought in the sixth century BCE. The idea that Israel's God was the only god and that he created everything (good and bad) were new formulations in the Exile.
Mar
20
comment What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
@BruceJames That passage does not say that God creates evil, which is the unusual feature of Isaiah's theology.
Oct
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
15
comment What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
My point is that all the meanings are relevant, which makes vanity an excellent word in the context. I don't have the resources (Hebrew OT, lexicon, commentary) to hand, so I can't accurately address the Hebrew, but I believe the word is הבל, meaning something like "breath of wind". Since it's used figuratively, I'm not sure it particularly helps to find the precise English word.
Dec
15
comment What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
The definitions are hardly unrelated, and the point in any case is that the word carries all of the meanings. Any by "the original language" do you mean the original Hebrew text?
Nov
24
comment Is Revelation 3:14 saying that Christ was created by God?
I'm interested that you quote John 1.1 without mentioning that the second word of the verse is αρχη. It rather confirms your point, I think!
Nov
18
comment Is the phrase “sin shall no longer be your master” in Romans 6:14 a command?
Yeah, I realise that. There's nothing in the Greek to mean "should", and if this were classical Greek that would be the end of the matter. Biblical Greek is a bit laxer on grammar, though, so it could carry a sense of "should".
Nov
18
comment Is the phrase “sin shall no longer be your master” in Romans 6:14 a command?
Grammatically, it's an indicative (and the subject is "sin"). I don't think that's what you're asking, though...
Nov
16
comment What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
I see what you mean, but I'm not convinced the Greek verb (κατεργαζομαι) can bear that meaning. It very much has the sense of fully achieving something.
Nov
16
answered What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
Nov
9
comment What does Jesus mean in Matthew 26:64 with “You have said so”?
@Richard No, I don't think "reconciliation" is a useful concept in biblical hermeneutics.