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Dec
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accepted Does Jesus refer to aliens in John 10:16?
Dec
6
accepted Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
Dec
6
accepted How does Jesus' argument from David and the show bread work?
Dec
6
accepted How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
Dec
6
awarded  Investor
Dec
6
answered How big were the nomadic clans of the patriarchs?
Dec
6
comment What is the significance of the floating ax head in 2 Kings 6:1-7?
I just spent several minutes searching for the story elsewhere in the Bible. It turns out I was thinking of an Aesop fable. So that doesn't help at all. :-(
Dec
6
awarded  Revival
Dec
5
answered Was the gospel mystery “secret” or “revealed through the prophets”?
Dec
5
answered What is the difference between historical-grammatical and historical criticism?
Dec
2
comment What is the difference in response between Zechariah and Mary?
Interesting! I've never noticed this before.
Dec
2
comment What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
The question seems to be on-topic according to our new guideline. There's a possible application, but the question seems focused on Paul's intended meaning. It also, fits with this week's challenge. (There's a lot going on over on the meta side of the site right now.)
Dec
2
revised What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
Added the "silence" tag (which fits this week's challenge) and removed "women", which doesn't seem to add much as a tag.
Dec
2
comment What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
This is a great insight: "Paul's chief concern seems to be shame." Compared to modern cultures, it's quite likely the Corinthians were an honor or shame culture. In the Spanish language congregation I attend, women speak in church all the time. But they would never, ever contradict a man in public. To do so would deeply embarrass the man and, if she were married, her own husband. Thank you for this answer. +1
Dec
2
comment Meaning of “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
Good point. (I've been thinking about bird species lately. ;-) It's also possible the author chose a deliberately ambiguous word so that the image worked both ways. Moving some of your comment into the body of the answer (and even the link from my comment) could help make this an even better response. +1
Dec
2
comment Does God intend Jerusalem to be eternally shamed In Ezekiel 16?
This question came from thinking about this week's challenge.
Dec
2
asked Does God intend Jerusalem to be eternally shamed In Ezekiel 16?
Dec
2
comment Who are the morning stars in Job 38:7?
+1 A well-thought-out answer. What translation did you quote from?
Dec
2
comment Meaning of “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
Strongs does support aetos <105> meaning eagle in some contexts. The NET Bible notes make a case for vulture because of the imagery of the verse. I lean toward the preterist interpretation of this passage, but I'm not convinced of using "eagle" here.
Dec
2
revised Why isn't there a taxonomic distinction between clean and unclean birds?
deleted 59 characters in body; edited title