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Feb
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revised Background to the phrase “fall from heaven like lightning”?
added quotation; many similar references occur in subsequent verses
Dec
29
comment Is the “captain of the Lord's host” an angel or God Himself?
@DavidC: ...To reply to your second question, I am not familiar with any occasions in Scripture where the words of an angel are quoted with an attribution of "the Lord said" (except when it was "the Angel of the Lord").
Dec
29
comment Is the “captain of the Lord's host” an angel or God Himself?
@DavidC: Great questions. While I would reiterate my lack of scholarly credentials to speak authoritatively on the subject, I would suggest that it seems highly problematic for an angel to virtually quote the words of YHWH from the burning bush. (Of course, it was "the Angel of the Lord" in that case as well, but it was also clearly YHWH God; cf. (Ex 3:2,6).) The deference that angels typically display in response to human worship (e.g. Rv 19:10) would make such an utterance highly unlikely, in my mind.
Oct
20
comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
@Davïd made a crucial point in his answer that needs to be more central in this discussion. While an accidental omission may well be plausible in isolation, such a theory seems far less credible (IMHO) when taken in light of the parallel passage in Matthew 17:21 which ALSO omits the fasting (indeed, the entire verse) in the same witnesses. [Note: I don't have my apparatus in front of me, so I am basing this statement off of greeknewtestament.net/mt17-21.] The plausibility of this statement being accidentally omitted in both passages by the same scribes seems extremely remote to me.
Oct
6
answered What means did the people have to correctly interpret “lifted up” in John 12:32?
Oct
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Sep
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Sep
14
comment How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25?
Wow, @JamesShewey, you're swinging pretty far afield from the original question. The bottom line is, I dispute your suggestion that this question is anything like prooftexting. (Moreover, if your objective were to understand the meaning of the original author --as mine is-- then asking how to understand Rowling's Potter in light of Tolkien's LOTR is a perfectly appropriate literary question.)
Sep
13
comment How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25?
Thanks, @JamesShewey. I certainly agree that context is the primary interpretive key in understanding any given passage. But the 2nd most fundamental principal of interpretation is that "Scripture interprets Scripture". "Regula Fidei" (as it is sometimes called) is a hermeneutical tradition dating back to the Westminster Confession and before. If you consider J.I. Packer a notable authority, as I do, I recommend his discussion on the matter
Sep
10
revised What does the oil in the ten virgins parable represent?
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Sep
8
answered What does the oil in the ten virgins parable represent?
Sep
8
comment What does the oil in the ten virgins parable represent?
You have a number of interesting thoughts here, but your central interpretation seems to rest on the apparent parallel between the uses of the word "lamp" in Mt 25:1ff and Mt 6:22. However, entirely different Greek words are used in those two passages ( λαμπάδας vs λύχνος ), so your interpretation sounds like a bit of a stretch.
Jul
28
revised What is the Righteousness of God in Romans 1:17?
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Jul
28
answered What is the Righteousness of God in Romans 1:17?
May
12
revised Is Jesus the λόγος in Hebrews 4:12?
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May
12
answered Is Jesus the λόγος in Hebrews 4:12?
Apr
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Apr
15
comment How does a Bible translator know if it is a poem?
@fdb- (Note: It is generally considered good form on this site to cite your sources, rather than referring to some purported "copious evidence".) As documented in Wikipedia the preponderance of evidence indicates "Qumran Hebrew" was spoken in 1st CE and "Mishnaic (or Rabbinic) Hebrew" was spoken for several centuries thereafter.
Apr
15
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Apr
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comment How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25?
@JackDouglas- That's a very helpful suggestion. Thank you! I don't have the time to make the changes right now, but I will attempt to do so.