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Jun
13
comment What does Azazel mean in Leviticus 16:8?
@Kate: Are you asking the exact meaning of the word (which you have already seemed to understand), or are you asking what the word is referring to in that particular scripture?
Jun
1
comment Why does John note the name of the servant whose ear was cut off?
Perhaps he knew him, which may say something about who the author is. :)
May
31
comment What analogy is Joel using to compare God's spirit to?
The spirit is also poured out in Zech. 12:10.
May
29
comment Why does Jesus tell his mother his “hour has not yet come”?
Intriguing theory. Thanks Kate.
May
29
comment “which translated means…”
Who knows what the Gospel writers did? Where is the chain of evidence? Too many assumptions about what the Gospel authors wrote --- language-wise --- when we can't know for certain.
May
29
comment “which translated means…”
The question can be confusing. You write: "Why didn't Mark just say: "Taking the child by the hand..." But, that's English. In reality, a very precise question, is going to have the quoted text in whatever language you are referring to, whether Aramaic or Greek (or, at the least, a transliteration of it). I know that's probably too much ask, I suppose.
May
21
comment How does Peter fit the events of Acts 2 into the apocalyptic imagery of Joel?
Indeed, those signs were not seen on Pentecost, but did they happen shortly thereafter? One could say that the sun turning into darkness, and the moon into blood, mean that fire and smoke on earth obscure the sun and turn the moon into a blood-tinged color. Imagine someone looking at the sun and moon when the Romans are in the process of destroying Jerusalem. The year is 70 A.D.
May
17
comment Are men (brethren) really men or are they human?
@JonEricson: Good point. I will try to expand it.
May
17
comment Are men (brethren) really men or are they human?
@DanAndrews: It's basically going to come down to context. For example, a common phrase in the Tanakh is benei Yisra'el, or literally, "sons of Israel." But, does this always exclude females every time it is stated? e.g., Exo. 3:10 --- did only males come out of Egypt during the Exodus? Surely not.
May
17
answered Are men (brethren) really men or are they human?
May
13
answered Why would God disapprove of rituals he ordained?
May
11
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May
10
answered Psalm 51:5 CEV vs ESV
May
9
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
7
accepted What is the significance of the phrase πιστὸς ὁ λόγος (“the faithful saying”) in Pauline epistles?