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Jan
9
comment What specific charge is brought against God in Romans 9:14?
I went ahead and asked the question of how Paul's defense works myself. It's an important question that troubles many.
Jan
9
asked How does Paul answer the charge that God is not just?
Jan
9
revised What is the “first resurrection”?
deleted 5 characters in body
Jan
9
asked What is the “first resurrection”?
Jan
9
comment Was Nazareth a joke town?
I did, but it compelled me to do a bit more research. ;-)
Jan
9
answered Was Nazareth a joke town?
Jan
6
revised What are the Pharisees saying to search in John 7:52?
Fixed capitalization, spelling and punctuation.
Jan
6
comment What are the Pharisees saying to search in John 7:52?
A very belated Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! (I was out of pocket on the 25th. ;-) I need to warn you that it's very difficult for me (and I imagine others) to follow an answer that isn't capitalized in the usual way. I'll go ahead and edit this answer so I can vote it up, but unless there's some really good reason for you to not capitalize words (broken Shift key, perhaps?) I probably will vote down future uncapitalized answers.
Jan
6
comment What specific charge is brought against God in Romans 9:14?
@Soldarnal: The objection seems to be “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” is unjust. Paul's answer is that "[He] has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills." That does seem to be a restatement of the problem, doesn't it? I'll have to think about this a bit more. (But I didn't think that was your original question. Did I misunderstand?)
Jan
6
comment What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
I guess I really did understand the question afterall. Thanks for clarifying.
Jan
5
comment Who believes, is baptized, and is saved in Acts 16?
+1 It's interesting that the various baptism controversies began arising when Western culture began to shift toward individualism.
Jan
5
answered What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
Jan
5
answered What specific charge is brought against God in Romans 9:14?
Jan
5
answered Evidence outside Matthew for Matthew 27:52-53
Jan
5
answered Definition of light in Matthew 5:16
Jan
5
comment Reconciling the accounts of the calling of Simon Peter
+1 While I agree there need not be a contradiction, Matthew sure makes it sound like the disciples had never met Jesus before they were called. Bonhoeffer in The Cost of Discipleship characterized the call as answered by faith and not reputation or former friendship or any prior contact.
Dec
28
revised Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
Spelling; grammar; added links
Dec
19
comment Why didn't Joseph try to contact his father from Egypt?
+1. Excellent observations all around.
Dec
19
answered Why didn't Joseph try to contact his father from Egypt?
Dec
16
comment When was the book of Joel written?
Nicely done. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but Joel sounds like it comes from the time of the Assyrian Empire rather than the Babylonian or later. So I agree with your dating and it's awesome to have so many points of reference to back that up.