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Well, I'm certain that I will begin the RCIA process soon at my local parish. I just read "Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic" by David B. Currie. What an amazing book! So, perhaps next Easter, I'll partake of my first legitimate Eucharist and be confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.

I recently completed two papers which are available on the Articles section of my website. One is a discourse on the phrase "the first day of the week" in the KJV translation of the New Testament. The other is an exegesis of John 3:3.

Let me know what you think (contact@simply-a-christian.com).

  1. The First Day of the Week in the New Testament
  2. You Must Be Born Again - An Exegesis on John 3:3

Jan
15
comment Could the prophet Haggai be a prophetess?
I knew it was written in Aramaic, but I figured (wrongly) that the definite Aramaic would be written the same as the Hebrew (because the Hebrew word ends in א). And most definite Aramaic nouns simply end in א-, not אה-. Anyway, apparently נְבִיאְתָא is the equivalent Aramaic word for "prophetess."
Jan
15
comment What does “Cursed is the man who kills his neighbour secretly.” in Deuteronomy 27:24 mean?
Can you elaborate the rationale?
Jan
14
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
14
comment Could the prophet Haggai be a prophetess?
There's a ktiv v. kri variant. The ktiv (i.e., what is written) is נְבִיאָה, meaning "prophetess," but the kri (what is recited/ read) is נְבִיָּא, meaning "prophet." This also occurs in Ezra 6:14, however we find הַנָּבִיא (the prophet) elsewhere, e.g. Hag. 1:1, 1:3, etc. Also, we always find verbs conjugated in masculine-gender when the subject is Haggai. I'll let someone else answer though. :)
Jan
14
comment Could the prophet Haggai be a prophetess?
Well, if you have two prophets, one female and one male, and you are referring to both of them in Hebrew, you would use the masculine plural נְבִיאִים. In other words, even if a group of 100 people consisted of only 1 male, you would still address the group by a masculine (rather than feminine) plural (whether pronoun, verb, etc.).
Jan
13
revised How many Greek words could be used to translate the Hebrew for day of rest?
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Jan
13
comment What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
I wonder why Luther seems to accuse Jerome of being the origin of the supposed mistake. After all, the LXX (which was translated by Jewish interpreters) translated it as ἐξελθὼν οὐχ ὑπέστρεψεν, meaning "and after it went forth, it did not return." So, this pre-dated Jerome.
Jan
12
comment Did God say that Adam will die on the same day he ate the fruit?
@brillaint: No, it's not as simple as "death is death." Not even Judaism believes that. The NT does teach us that men can be physically alive yet spiritually dead.
Jan
11
comment Why does the genealogy in Luke come after Jesus' baptism?
For more information, you may read my blog post on this subject. simply-a-christian.com/blog/the-genealogy-of-the-gospel-of-luke
Jan
10
answered Why does the genealogy in Luke come after Jesus' baptism?
Jan
10
comment What is the meaning of τῆς παραγγελίας in 1 Tim. 1:5?
Sooooo...τῆς παραγγελίας means "the commandment"? If so, what does "the commandment" refer to? You focused more on τέλος and I didn't ask about that.
Jan
9
comment What does “sit” mean in the scripture “The prostitute who sits on many waters.”
Come on ladies and gentlemen. We need to encourage questions on this forum. If you believe the question is good enough to answer, please be kind and reward the individual with an upvote for taking the time to ask (just like you would be thankful for receiving an upvote after taking the time to answer). :)
Jan
9
revised Numbers 12:2 - Translation Discrepancy - Did the Lord speak only through Moses?
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Jan
9
answered Numbers 12:2 - Translation Discrepancy - Did the Lord speak only through Moses?
Jan
5
reviewed Reject Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel Chapter 2?
Jan
5
revised The Latin word lucifer in the Vulgate
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Jan
2
revised Meaning of “common good” in 1 Corinthians 12:7
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Jan
2
answered Meaning of “common good” in 1 Corinthians 12:7
Jan
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revised Land of Nod a real city?
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answered Land of Nod a real city?