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Feb
10
comment “dancing” or “beat time with his feet” in 2 Samuel 6:14?
Without wishing to get into the linguistics, it seems to me that beating time with his feet 'with all his might' is going to be pretty difficult to distinguish from dancing.
Jul
18
answered Who are eunuchs of their mother's womb?
Jul
17
answered Parable of the sower, the seed which fell on stony places?
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
4
comment Wise son related to Father and Foolish man related to Mother?
One of the features of Hebrew poetry (which this is) is parallelism. Parallelism is the saying of the same thing in two different ways. Typically you should not try to derive any meaning from the two parallel parts.
Oct
16
awarded  Commentator
Oct
16
comment Why was Elijah so afraid of Jezebel that he fled immediately after performing a great miracle?
You should also note that Elijah's commission is not removed from him at this stage. In fact he is made the mentor of Elisha - it is specifically said that Elisha becomes Elijah's disciple. Nobody assigns a failure to be the mentor of a new recruit.
Oct
16
comment Why was Elijah so afraid of Jezebel that he fled immediately after performing a great miracle?
Got to vote this down. Clearly Eli you have never been in the position of having your life threatened by a person of power. Elijah is reckoned as one of the greatest of the prophets, and to call him a 'failure' is a gross misunderstanding. Yes he was not a superhuman, utterly without flaw and immune to fear, but I challenge you to find any one of God's servants who did not act imperfectly at some time (with one signular exception of course). We do the whole of Christianity a vast disservice when we promulgate the idea that anyone who is not superhumanly perfect is a failure in God's eyes.
Oct
16
awarded  Yearling
Aug
20
awarded  Student
Aug
20
comment Was 'σκύβαλον' (skubalon) profanity?
I think Eric makes a good point, and this answer hasn't addressed it.
Aug
20
asked Who is Wisdom in Proverbs
Feb
6
comment How did Manoah know his visitor was the angel of the LORD?
Remember that the paragraph break is not in the original.
Jan
24
comment Comma? “Verily I say unto thee today, …” or “Verily I say unto thee, today…”
Pretty much all translations, from KJV onwards, choose to place the comma before today.
Jan
6
comment Can we use “linguistic fingerprints” to identify different authors of the Bible?
Do you have a reference to back up this position? It certainly contradicts the Christian viewpoints that I am aware of. And it does not appear to be fundamental to sensus plenior.
Nov
9
comment What does Jesus mean in Matthew 26:64 with “You have said so”?
Good question, good answer.
Nov
2
awarded  Critic
Nov
2
comment Were the apostles “expert” witnesses?
That's nothing to do with the concept of an 'expert witness'. Expert witnesses are those with particular expertise. The difference is that an expert witness can testify about their opinion - another witness can only testify to facts.
Nov
1
comment Were the apostles “expert” witnesses?
I think you are trying to apply modern legal concepts to books written 2000 years ago.
Oct
31
awarded  Editor