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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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revised Who are the people of God in Psalm 100?
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revised How do we know the usage of the term Adonai in Genesis 15:2?
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answered How do we know the usage of the term Adonai in Genesis 15:2?
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comment What was Onan's sin?
@GoneQuiet: Sounds good. Thanks for the clarification.
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answered Who are the people of God in Psalm 100?
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comment What was Onan's sin?
@GoneQuiet: By adding "rabbinic interpretations," doesn't that contradict the disclaimer you wrote at the end of your post? How can the reader not interpret your post in the context of Jewish doctrine or belief when you include rabbinic interpretations (i.e., the interpretations of Jewish rabbis)? I don't mean to be confrontational at all. I'm just curious...because it seems almost impossible to do so.
Dec
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comment Another translation for “you will certainly die”
I'm afraid that I cannot agree with your assertion that "Adam and Eve didn't die." They did not die physically; that much is obvious. But, that is not the only death scriptures speaks of. Remember when Jesus said, "Let the dead bury their dead." Don't you know that physically dead people do not bury physically dead people?
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revised Who will suffer plague/punishment in Isaiah 53:8?
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comment Abraham's faith accounted to him for righteousness
@Bruce James: It's not alluded to there. You must ignore the countless times that Moshe specifies what "life" means; he says that it is prolonged life in the land of Canaan, to which they were going. If they obeyed ALL the commandments, blessings would come upon them, inclusive of prolonged life. If they did not obey ALL the commandments, curses would come upon them, inclusive of death. Please read Deut. 4:26 and especially Deut. 32:47.
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comment Abraham's faith accounted to him for righteousness
@Bruce James: That is not the formula for eternal life, and nowhere does the Torah of Moshe promise eternal life to those who keep the commandments of the Torah. Rather, it promises them that their days shall be prolonged in the land (of Canaan/ Israel). Furthermore, this was not contingent only simply obeying some commandments, but ALL the commandments. Deut. 30:1: כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר־אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ הַיֹּום
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comment Abraham's faith accounted to him for righteousness
Note, that the targumim aren't pre-Christian, but they are perhaps some of the earliest, extant Jewish literature.
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answered Abraham's faith accounted to him for righteousness
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comment Abraham's faith accounted to him for righteousness
Excellent question, but note, there were certainly Jews throughout the churches. Certainly in the Roman church at least (cp. Rom. 2:17).
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revised Understanding Numbers 11:25
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comment “blashemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven” — Is “forgiven” the best word for what is meant?
It is translated in KJV as follows: leave 52, forgive 47, suffer 14, let 8, forsake 6, let alone 6, misc 13 You have an uphill battle trying to prove that it shouldn't be translated as "forgive."
Dec
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answered What does “beginning of birth pangs” mean in the context of Mathew 24:4-8?
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reviewed Reject What does the word “Sword” mean in Mathew 10:24
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answered What is Jesus saying in Mark 14:42?
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revised What does the word “Sword” mean in Mathew 10:24
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