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answered Psalm 51:5 CEV vs ESV
May
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comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
agape in 1 John 4 (is it v. 8?) is a predicate nominative.
May
9
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
John is not telling us it was "a god" (indefinite), nor the god/ God (definite) (these would identify "who" the Word is), but rather, he is telling us what the Word is, and the Word was God. He is describing the species (εἶδος) of the Word, which falls under the category (κατηγορία) of "nature"/ "essence" (οὐσία). Aquinas would probably call this its "quiddity."
May
9
comment Why does Luke associate the birth of Christ with the census conducted by Quirinus?
How are you sure it's in 6 A.D. based on that passage in the Antiquities?
May
8
comment Why does Jesus tell his mother his “hour has not yet come”?
I remember when I accidentally called my third-grade teacher, "Woman." I thought the world had ended.
May
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accepted What is the significance of the phrase πιστὸς ὁ λόγος (“the faithful saying”) in Pauline epistles?
May
7
comment How should the prepositions in Romans 11:36 be translated?
You should note that the sense (and thus its translation) of a preposition is going to be determined not only by the case of the object of the preposition (acc? gen? dat?), but also the class of the object of the preposition. By class, I mean, is the object of the preposition referring to a place, to time, etc. Being that αὐτὸν following the first εἰς refers to God (a person), but τοὺς αἰῶνας following the latter εἰς refers to an interval of time, one should not expect εἰς to be translated the same way. The class of noun is dissimilar.
May
4
comment Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
Interesting scripture @Soldarnal. Thank you.
May
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comment Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
I don't think there's anything that says money was not given to the "poor gentiles surrounding the communities where he collected it." Rather, so much focus is on Jerusalem because it required more logistical coordination to send large sums of money to Jerusalem. Whereas, if Gentiles surrounding the local churches needed assistance, they only had to go to that local church. Also, during that time, there were few churches in Judea. Either most Christians had been exiled along with the Jews, or the non-believing Jews were persecuting the believing Jews. In such a case, bel. Jews needed help.
May
3
comment Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
Actually, the KJV uses both "kill" and "murder" in reference to Exo. 20:13. The LXX of Exo. 20:13 has οὐ φονεύσεις, and Matt. 19:18, quoting the Ten Commandments, also has οὐ φονεύσεις. But, instead of "Thou shalt not kill," the KJV translated it as "Thou shalt do no murder."
Apr
29
comment What are the Pharisees saying to search in John 7:52?
They were also wrong. Yona was from Galil, and some also say, Eliyahu.
Apr
28
accepted Who were the scholars responsible for the New English Translation?
Apr
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comment Who were the scholars responsible for the New English Translation?
Thanks. I totally missed it!
Apr
28
asked Who were the scholars responsible for the New English Translation?
Apr
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asked What is the significance of the phrase πιστὸς ὁ λόγος (“the faithful saying”) in Pauline epistles?
Apr
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asked Why is the Greek word ἀγάπη often translated as “charity” in the New Testament?
Apr
28
comment What are the earliest dated Syriac manuscripts of the Bible?
@konwayk: "I know where it is. But I am not going to tell you." --- Is that seriously your attitude?
Apr
26
answered Where did the idea that the law was administered through angels come from?