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Nov
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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.
Nov
28
comment What does it mean to be “born of water”?
Your final paragraph reminded me of a question about baptism on behalf of the dead.
Nov
28
asked What were the Corinthians doing when they “baptized on behalf of the dead”?
Nov
28
comment What does it mean to be “born of water”?
I edited a few things: quotes can be formatted nicely, I think the Scripture is from the ESV, and I removed your sign-off line, which is generally discouraged on Stack Exchange. If you don't like any of these changes, feel free to re-edit. Thanks for the answer!
Nov
28
revised What does it mean to be “born of water”?
Minor formatting corrections, added link, and removed signature.
Nov
28
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Nov
28
comment What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
Welcome to Hermeneutics.SE! Your handle is intriguing since we have no less than three "Pastor Dave"s at our church. I'd never heard the literal Greek translation of "born again" despite hearing many sermons about the concept. Thanks of the answer!
Nov
28
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Nov
27
comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Turns out it was difficult to answer without a fullish interpretation. If you just read the immediate context, there is not a lot of reason to doubt Jonah wrote his prayer as he prayed it.
Nov
26
accepted What happened to the 500 witnesses in 1 Corinthians 15?
Nov
26
revised Does 1 Cor 1:21 suggest preaching is foolish?
Added a link, tag and fixed a typo.
Nov
26
answered When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Nov
25
answered Did Jonah expect to die when he was thrown overboard?
Nov
25
comment Are the four profitable areas in 2 Tim 3:16 covering doctrine and practice?
Excellent question! The simplest answer is that Guthrie is wrong. ;-) But I would like to know what Paul intended to communicate with those 4 words.
Nov
25
comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! I appreciate this answer, but we aren't a "Christian" site, so not all of us take Jesus as our final authority. In addition, Jonah could be purely allegorical and yet Jesus could be right in saying that it is trustworthy and true. (I usually vote up answers to my questions, I find I can't on this answer since it didn't engage my question exactly. Don't be discouraged!)
Nov
25
comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Welcome to Hermeneutics.SE! Thanks for the answer.
Nov
23
comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Inspired by a question on Christian holidays in general and our challenge of the "week".
Nov
23
asked Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?