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Jul
2
comment How can this contradiction in Acts be explained?
@fdb, Does ἀκούει in 1 Cor 14:2 also mean "hear" or is there some contextual difference (compared to Acts 22) that allows "understand" to be a correct rendering?
Jul
2
comment How can this contradiction in Acts be explained?
The NASB translates the portion of 9:7 as "The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one." and 22:9 as "And those who were with me saw the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me." (emphasis added).
Jun
16
comment Ancient Hebrew Calendar(s) and Modern Translations of “Years”
Also, I know that is Islam, there is no correlation between the calendar and seasons. Do we know that the Hebrew calendar was different?
Jun
16
comment Ancient Hebrew Calendar(s) and Modern Translations of “Years”
Any recommendation for how to reckon "years" in the text? Say I start with a known archaeological year, 576 BC. If I want to work backward using the text, what kind of adjustments might I need to make to account for the chronology in the text?
May
7
comment Is Jesus the λόγος in Hebrews 4:12?
+1 for adding some balance (Augustine).
Feb
19
comment The accuracy of Stephen's claims about persecution of the prophets
@JimThio I already said that not every prophet must have been persecuted. The text wouldn't support that claim. It was not uncommon for the prophets to face persecution (like Jeremiah, Isaiah, Elijah, etc.), though. What are you getting at?
Feb
19
comment The accuracy of Stephen's claims about persecution of the prophets
@JimThio I don't understand your point about rejection and persecution.
Feb
19
comment The accuracy of Stephen's claims about persecution of the prophets
@JimThio When I say "worst" I mean that the illustrator seems to prefer to focus on seeming contradictions in the text or in simplistic Christian ideas. Here's a good example. There could perhaps be "worse interpretations," but the intent seems to be to suggest that the Bible and/or Christianity is illogical or self-contradictory.
Feb
8
comment 1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all [kinds of?] evil”
Thanks! This was very helpful.
Feb
8
comment 1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all [kinds of?] evil”
Sorry. I was focusing on the "all evil" and "all kinds of evil" and didn't pay adequate attention to the first part. My question was always about "the love of money."
Feb
2
comment Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
It is interesting that Joab (not an exemplary moral individual) disagreed with David (2Sa 24:2) about doing this, as if he believed it was morally wrong.
Jan
15
comment Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
The 365 days comes from our reckoning of a year. I don't know how the ancients measured years, but regardless of how short/long they were, the compounded error of linking statements together is about (slightly less) 1 "year" per link.
Jan
11
comment The accuracy of Stephen's claims about persecution of the prophets
Prophets tend to get mistreated because the recipients don't like the message. What's written in the Bible is primarily about the Jews, but they weren't the only ones who (tried to) abused God's prophets (2 Ki 6:8-23).
Jan
11
comment How frequently is God attributed to saying “Don't be afraid”?
Maybe a useful corollary to this would be, What are the different categories in which someone is told not to be afraid? Confronting God/angelic beings, don't fear your enemies/trust in God, etc. When I hear preachers use statistics with the Bible, I get an urge to verify that they are in fact using the numbers (academically) honestly. Too often will speakers rely on shaky numbers/anecdotes/quotes hoping to make some point.