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Feb
14
accepted Was Deborah considered a sub-optimal leader?
Feb
13
comment Does the Shibboleth story help us date the book of Judges?
@Frank: It just so happens that I'm reading Cratylus, which is a Platonic dialogue where Socrates speculates endlessly about the etymology of certain words. It's remarkably speculative and reminds me of the shibboleth story. With that perspective, I can imagine either possibility: preserved or speculative linguistics. (But I agree that there is very old material poking up throughout the Tanakh.)
Feb
13
asked Is 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 an interpolation?
Feb
13
revised What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
I'm going to ask a separate question about the passage, so I want to make the scope of this question clear in the title. (I also added a bit of formatting flourish and explicitly included the version designation.)
Feb
13
comment Does the Hebrew in Judges 4:4 explicitly identify Deborah as a woman?
Was this prompted by my earlier question on Deborah?
Feb
13
answered Does the Hebrew in Judges 4:4 explicitly identify Deborah as a woman?
Feb
12
reviewed Approve philippians tag wiki excerpt
Feb
12
reviewed Approve philemon tag wiki excerpt
Feb
12
reviewed Approve joshua tag wiki excerpt
Feb
12
reviewed Approve hosea tag wiki excerpt
Feb
12
reviewed Approve
Feb
12
reviewed Approve daniel tag wiki excerpt
Feb
12
reviewed Approve aramaic tag wiki excerpt
Feb
12
reviewed Approve 1-john tag wiki excerpt
Feb
11
comment Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
I'm on the hook to speak to the high school group at my church next week and I picked Love as my topic (what with Valentine's Day and all.) When I get to agape, I may explain that it is eXtreme Love.
Feb
11
revised Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
Expand on the idea and give definate suggestions.
Feb
10
comment Was John the Baptist confused or mistaken about the nature of Jesus' ministry?
Thanks. The latest update clarifies things for me nicely. (By the way, are the quotations NASB?)
Feb
10
comment Was John the Baptist confused or mistaken about the nature of Jesus' ministry?
Assuming (as some do) that John was at some point associated with Qumran, it makes a deal of sense that he would be at least sympathetic to a two-messaih theory. (I hadn't heard of it before this, but it does make sense and you have good textual evidence there.) But which messaih was John expecting Jesus to be and how does Jesus' answer resolve the issue? Would you mind expanding on your final sentence to make a good answer even better?
Feb
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
10
revised Is there a modern English translation of the Bible that uses the second-person plural pronoun?
Switch to a better example of strange language.