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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
N.B. I'm not so sure the question, as asked, is right for this site: Should all questions of interpretation include specific texts?
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revised What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Added the names of the non-Hebrew Tanakh translations.
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revised What language did Jesus commonly speak?
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comment What is the meaning of “encircled” in Jeremiah 31:22?
I'm really glad I asked! This seems like the answer I'll accept.
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comment What is the meaning of “encircled” in Jeremiah 31:22?
@Ray: Thanks for tracking down the references. I appreciate that.
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
This is a case where asking the question well required enough research that I was able to provide my own answer. Feel free to answer the question yourself. (I'd especially appreciate dissenting opinions.)
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answered What language did Jesus commonly speak?
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asked What language did Jesus commonly speak?
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comment Did John know about the Synoptics?
Concerning the structure of the gospels, I'm not sure what other order would be possible either chronologically or thematically. If the elements you listed are included at all, it seems the baptism and calling of disciples must be near the beginning and the Passion and Resurrection at the end. Even the order of the stories is logically locked. (Resurrection must follow the Passion if it is included at all, for instance.) Could not the convergence on a single structure indicate John and Mark are both familiar with the same historical events rather than with each other?
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asked What is the meaning of “encircled” in Jeremiah 31:22?
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comment Is Paul's visit to Jerusalem detailed in Galatians 2 the Jerusalem Council?
Excellent survey! I have long leaned in the direction you suggest, but I have never had everything organized this well. Thank you.
Oct
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comment “You are gods” in John 10:30-36
Wow! Nicely done. I've read comments that Jesus in John is arrogant and in the Synoptics he's humble to the point of not letting people call him God. (Based mostly on verses such as Mark 1:24-5, I think.) This is a useful story to illustrate why Jesus sometimes held off on claiming all of his titles at once. Thanks.
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asked Is Paul's visit to Jerusalem detailed in Galatians 2 the Jerusalem Council?
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Who subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?
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comment Who subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?
The Isaiah passage seems to support Adam (and his decedents) rather than God as the defilers of the earth. I suppose it could be argued that God continues to allow the curse to consume the earth and is therefor the true force behind the defiling. Maybe you could expand on that? (But otherwise this is a clear and well researched answer. Thank you.)
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comment Who subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?
This is John Piper's answer as well: desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/…
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asked Who subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?