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Dec
1
comment What does “more than conquerors” mean in Romans 8:37?
N. T. Wright makes a strong case that Romans 8:31-39 contrasts God's reign over the word with Caesar's. God doesn't send down His legions to enforce His rule. Rather He sent His own Son to illustrate conquering love.
Dec
1
comment How did the Thanksgiving offering work?
Today is the last day to ask all your burning thanksgiving questions in order to respond to my challenge.
Dec
1
comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! Did Richard (in chat) guess right about what AKOT means? Is it the "Analytical Key to the Old Testament"?
Dec
1
asked How did the Thanksgiving offering work?
Dec
1
revised Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
Fixed a typo, added a link and tags.
Dec
1
comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
I'd always assumed based on the way passages such as these are translated that the purpose was burn their children to death. But ritual mutilation by fire is actually far more horrifying.
Dec
1
comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics--Stack Exchange!
Nov
30
answered Meaning of “Body of Flesh” in Colossians 2:11
Nov
30
comment Does Jesus refer to aliens in John 10:16?
I'm not sure the Matthew quote exactly applies to John. In John, Jesus is talking about some future time when the other fold will listen to His voice. While Jesus was mostly focused on Judah, He did speak to Gentiles and His voice is still heard by Gentiles around the world. But this is a good answer. +1
Nov
30
comment Does Jesus refer to aliens in John 10:16?
+1 for a Lewis quote. (A sure way to my heart and mind.) I saw that article too in researching the question.
Nov
29
comment Were the Nephilim in Genesis 6 aliens?
@Richard: That's how I feel about asking. ;-) But I'll put my pride aside for the sake of our FAQ.
Nov
29
comment Does Jesus refer to aliens in John 10:16?
I haven't gone completely insane. I'm asking example questions so that I can link to them from our draft FAQ.
Nov
29
asked Does Jesus refer to aliens in John 10:16?
Nov
29
asked Were the Nephilim in Genesis 6 aliens?
Nov
29
comment What does Hebrews 6:4-6 mean?
Do you mean, this passage is mostly a problem because it conflicts with particular doctrines? Maybe a way to avoid doctrinal-induced questions is to show two passages that seem to be in conflict and ask how the conflict might be resolved. (But this passage is complex enough that I don't think you need to bring any particular doctrine into it for there to be a question.)
Nov
29
revised What were the Corinthians doing when they “baptized on behalf of the dead”?
Removed a space in the title that I didn't see until now.
Nov
29
answered What did the blind man from Bethsaida see?
Nov
28
comment Translation of “οἰκονομίαν”
I was trying to remember the talk I heard on that word and recall what the teacher said about it. My recollection is that he translated it with a phrase very similar to responsibility given by God. He used 1 Peter 4:10 as the key to interpreting the idea. There was a strong associate with the word diakoneo, which in that verse is sometimes translated steward.
Nov
28
comment Translation of “οἰκονομίαν”
Welcome to Hermeneutics.SE! Great question.
Nov
28
comment What were the Corinthians doing when they “baptized on behalf of the dead”?
@Richard: I didn't look beforehand, but it has been asked on Christianity.SE. This might be a good test case for how the two sites ought to differ.