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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.

A friend of mine and I are preparing to begin a study group for Attic/Koine Greek. If you are interested in learning Attic/Koine Greek, please go to the following website, create an account, and introduce yourself:

http://www.thehebrewcafe.com/greek/forum/

We're hoping you'll participate!

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.

A friend of mine and I are preparing to begin a study group for Attic/Koine Greek. If you are interested in learning Attic/Koine Greek, please go to the following website, create an account, and introduce yourself:

http://www.thehebrewcafe.com/greek/forum/

We're hoping you'll participate!


Mar
14
revised Why does the Greek Septuagint of Genesis 34:3 refer to Dinah as a virgin?
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Mar
13
answered Why does the Greek Septuagint of Genesis 34:3 refer to Dinah as a virgin?
Mar
12
comment Does Romans 9:5 assert the deity of Christ?
This is an inaccurate assessment of the LXX. The LXX has: (68:18 KJV) ἀνέβης εἰς ὕψος ᾐχμαλώτευσας αἰχμαλωσίαν ἔλαβες δόματα ἐν ἀνθρώπῳ καὶ γὰρ ἀπειθοῦντες τοῦ κατασκηνῶσαι κύριος ὁ θεὸς εὐλογητός (68:19 KJV) εὐλογητὸς κύριος ἡμέραν καθ᾽ ἡμέραν κατευοδώσει ἡμῖν ὁ θεὸς τῶν σωτηρίων ἡμῶν διάψαλμα. Not only is the LXX not an exact translation of the Hebrew (because the Greek word εὐλογητὸς occurs twice, while the Hebrew word בָּרוּךְ only occurs once), but εὐλογητὸς actually occurs before κύριος like it does everywhere else in the LXX, contra its position in Rom. 9:5 (after θεὸς).
Mar
11
comment Colossians 2:16 speaks of holy days, festivals or weekly sabbaths?
Pagan new moons? You do realize that the Jews observed Rosh Chodesh, i.e., the beginning of the month marked by the new moon, right?
Mar
10
reviewed Reject Luke 17:5 - What is the meaning and significance of the phrase πρόσθες ἡμῖν πίστιν?
Mar
9
answered The original Greek meaning for 'house' in Acts 2:2
Mar
7
comment What is the difference between a soul blessing and a person blessing?
I'm glad I could help. :)
Mar
7
revised What is the difference between a soul blessing and a person blessing?
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Mar
7
answered What is the difference between a soul blessing and a person blessing?
Mar
7
comment The Correct Meaning of Genesis 6:3 - Also Flesh or Is Flesh?
Did Mr. Cassuto write in English or Hebrew?
Mar
5
comment What does the abbreviation “Tg. Ps.-J” mean?
English translation of Ps. J. and Onkelos on the Torah available here; Aramaic texts of the targumim are available at the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon as well as from Logos.com and other e-retailers.
Mar
2
revised Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
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Mar
2
asked Luke 17:5 - What is the meaning and significance of the phrase πρόσθες ἡμῖν πίστιν?
Feb
28
accepted Acts 16:16: Meaning of πύθωνος (Textus Receptus) and πύθωνα (NA28)
Feb
27
asked Acts 16:16: Meaning of πύθωνος (Textus Receptus) and πύθωνα (NA28)
Feb
27
comment Shema and Psalms 110: Is Mark making a case for Jesus' divinity?
"In the first scene, Jesus quotes Deuteronomy 6:4-5 which says there is only one Lord (κυριος)." <- I don't think the Greek says that. It makes no sense for English translators to translate it as "one Lord" since "Lord" is really the Tetragrammaton when you examine the Hebrew. So, does saying "one Yahveh" make any sense? Give this informative article a read.
Feb
27
comment Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
"But it's clearly strange for someone who is acting as enemy and not a friend." <- It is true that Jesus knew that Judas would betray him (probably because Jesus was God). However, I don't recall scripture suggesting that Judas knew that Jesus knew that he (Judas) would betray him. So, there would have been no reason for Judas to have acted as an enemy when he didn't know that Judas suspected him to be an enemy. Instead, he attempted to act like a friend, because he thought Jesus didn't know any better.
Feb
27
revised Col. 1:27: What is the meaning of “this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory”?
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Feb
27
answered Why did Judas betray Jesus WITH A KISS?
Feb
26
comment 2 Tim. 1:12: παραθήκην v. 2 Tim. 1:14: παρακαταθήκην
ha, I know the writer is Paul. Sorry, it's been a while since I read the text of v. 12. Yeah, you're right. Paul not Timothy committed something to God.