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Jan
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comment How did the shadow move back ten steps in 2 Kings 20:8-11?
FWIW, there are probably many simpler ways to make the shadow go back than causing the earth to spin in the other direction (something that would probably have brought the building down and most likely end all life on earth.) A shadow is simply a light phenomenon. Block out the sun with a dark cloud and provide another light source in a different position, for example, or some sort of rain cloud causing a localized refraction effect, bending the shadow.
Jan
2
answered What's the root definition of the word “judge” in Matthew 7:1?
Dec
21
comment To whom does El-Gibbor refer in Isaiah 9?
Asked and answered? But your answer doesn't make sense to me. It plainly says "his name shall be called". Called what? Option one doesn't make sense in that context. It isn't some doxology on the attributes of God, it is given as the name. You could arguably split it as "His name shall be called Wonderful counselor. God is mighty, the everlasting father, the prince of peace." But something is the name, either the whole or the part. I suppose that you could make the argument that his name shall be called." using the intransitive form of qara, but that seems dubious to me too.
Dec
20
answered Should the title in Isaiah 9 be translated?
Dec
6
comment Is “breath of life” in Genesis 2:7 is the same as spirit?
Question for you: were nishmat ruach chayyim actually appositive, wouldn't you expect it to be ruach nishmat chayyim or nishmat chayyim ruach? I don't have tools here but I don't think ruach chayyim is a common expression.
Dec
6
answered Why is the blind man in John 9 sent to the pool that means “sent”?
Nov
14
awarded  Editor
Nov
14
revised On what basis is the name “Ephraim” given the etymology of “ash heap”?
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Nov
14
answered On what basis is the name “Ephraim” given the etymology of “ash heap”?
Nov
12
comment What does “pantokrator” mean?
Interesting note on this: there was a sport in the ancient Greek Olympics called pankration, which is basically the same word. This sport was a no-holds-barred fight often resulting in the death of one of the participants. Kind of like Mixed Martial Arts, only much more brutal. Nice to have that guy on your side, don't you think?
Nov
11
answered Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
Nov
11
comment Jesus and the adulterous woman: was stoning a practical possiblity?
Just one note, this section of John, called the pericope of the adulteress, is regarded by most scholars of Biblical texts to be a later addition, not part of the original Greek of John. I believe it is footnoted as such in the NIV. That doesn't invalidate your question, but, bottom line, there is not good reason to believe this incident happened, or that Jesus said those words.
Nov
11
comment Was Jesus 'delivered from his fear' or 'delivered because he had fear' of God?
@Mike, you know one thing that I didn't comment on here is the proposition apo used before eulabeia. YLT give it with the mouthful "in respect to that which he...", which I don't quite see the justification for. Normally apo denotes a point of origin, "from". ESV's "because" seems good. The source of God's listening was Jesus' reverence. Are we to believe that God listened because Jesus was scared to die, or because he was a faithful servant. I think the testimony of both Hebrews and the NT clearly tells us which is right. I don't find this ambiguous, theological machinations notwithstanding.
Nov
11
comment Who was Moses supposed to say sent him, “Ehieh” or “Yahweh”
@RonMaimon FWIW, Ron, I am not an advocate of the JEDP documentary hypothesis (or more specifically the JE part of it.) I think it is largely baseless speculation. However, I don't suppose the comments section here is the place to engage in such a discussion. FWIW, though, I think Josh McDowell's "Evidence that Demands a Verdict" pretty much eviscerates the idea.
Nov
10
awarded  Revival
Nov
9
answered Was Jesus 'delivered from his fear' or 'delivered because he had fear' of God?
Nov
9
answered Is Jesus called God in 2 Thessalonians 1:12?
Nov
9
comment Is the territory of the Negeb considered part of the wilderness?
Negev is the Hebrew word for south. Relative to Israel, the Negev desert or wilderness is to the south. BTW Negev and Negeb are really the same (though the former is correct.) The difference is due to the transliteration from the Hebrew alphabet into the English. B and V are translated (here) from the same letter, Beth, which when placed at the end is pronounced as a v.
Nov
9
awarded  Teacher
Nov
9
answered Who was Moses supposed to say sent him, “Ehieh” or “Yahweh”