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Jewish by birth (never religiously), baptized as an infant in the Roman Catholic Church, but just now preparing to be confirmed and have my first communion.

I recently completed some papers which are available on the Articles section of my website. Let me know what you think (contact@simply-a-christian.com).

  1. The First Day of the Week in the New Testament
  2. An Exegesis of John 3:3: "You Must Be Born Again"
  3. An Exegesis of 2 Tim. 1:16-18: The Case of Onesiphorus – a Proof of Prayer for the Dead
  4. A Discourse on the Greek Word μονογενής
  5. The Translation of the Phrase וְלֹא יָסָפוּ in Num. 11:25
  6. The Translation of the Hebrew Verb פָּסַח in Consideration of Contextual Usages
  7. A Discourse on Gehinnam

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asked Luke 16:26: “There is a great chasm fixed between us and you”
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revised After the levites took their portion of the tithe, what was done with the other 90%?
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comment Is there any reason to think that Mark 7:19 has a later addition?
αφεδρων means intestines?
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answered Does the Greek of John 20:28 undermine the notion of the trinity?
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revised Judges 17:7 - How could the young man be both “a Levite” and “of the family of Judah”?
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comment What does it mean to be “born of water”?
@MatthewMiller: "Though Nicodemus translates the word as “a second time,” the word also means “from above.” It is this later interpretation, which Jesus seems to intend." <---- Problem is, Jesus and Nicodemus like communicated in Aramaic, although the words would later be translated and recorded into Greek for a Gentile audience (in the Gospel of John). That being said, there's no Aramaic word that has the double meaning which ἄνωθεν does. Thus, instead of assuming Jesus meant "born above," why not believe what Nicodemus heard? That is, Jesus said "born again," only he meant spiritually.
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revised What is the meaning of 'divers' in Acts 19:9?
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answered What is the meaning of 'divers' in Acts 19:9?
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accepted 2 Sam. 2:9: אֶל and עַל
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comment In Acts 2:17 Peter says 'in the last days' but Joel (who he was quoting) had said 'Afterwards'
You're assuming the author "intentionally altered the text." For heaven's sake, you've not even proven that. Just say, "Perhaps the author was paraphrasing Joel 2:28." Or perhaps you can show me your obvious proof that the apostle Peter intentionally altered Joel 2:28 instead of just paraphrasing it off the top of his head.
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comment How is an “accursed” life different from a normal life?
Can you cite an instance in the LXX where anathema means "something dedicated to evil and thus accursed"?
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comment How is an “accursed” life different from a normal life?
The Greek here is anathema which in the Septuagint and the New Testament had a specific meaning of "something dedicated to evil and thus accursed." <---- Source?
Jan
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comment 2 Sam. 2:9: אֶל and עַל
As far as the LXX, it uses ἐπὶ before each, and the Vulgate uses super before each.
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comment 2 Sam. 2:9: אֶל and עַל
Interesting suggestion. :) Are there any sources which support your assertion?
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asked 2 Sam. 2:9: אֶל and עַל
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comment In Acts 2:17 Peter says 'in the last days' but Joel (who he was quoting) had said 'Afterwards'
I don't get it. The Greek texts of Acts 2:17 and Joel 2:28 do not match, so how can Acts 2:17 be a quotation of Joel 2:28 (which you said it was)?
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comment In Acts 2:17 Peter says 'in the last days' but Joel (who he was quoting) had said 'Afterwards'
"The text in Acts 2:17 is a quotation of the Septuagint version of Joel 2:28." <----- Clearly it's not as the LXX of Joel 2:28 is different than the Greek text of Acts 2:17. Even your post demonstrates that. Acts 2:17: ἐν ταῖς ἐσχάταις ἡμέραις vs. Joel 2:28 LXX: μετὰ ταῦτα.
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revised In Acts 2:17 Peter says 'in the last days' but Joel (who he was quoting) had said 'Afterwards'
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answered In Acts 2:17 Peter says 'in the last days' but Joel (who he was quoting) had said 'Afterwards'
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reviewed Reject What does it mean to be “born of water”?