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Jan
19
comment Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
Yeah, @GoneQuiet, sure...Jews just call him Sama'el, but still believe he is a fallen angel. Good try though. :)
Jan
18
comment Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
King of Tyre? I thought it was about the king of Babylon (cp. Isa. 14:4: עַל־מֶלֶךְ בָּבֶל)?
Jan
16
revised What is the meaning of Luke 23:31?
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Jan
16
comment Why did not the Apostle Paul ever say “In the name of him who says” (i.e., Heb. be-shem omro)?
You were spot on in #3. Well done.
Jan
15
comment Could the prophet Haggai be a prophetess?
Yeah, I'm aware...but it also happens in 1 Kings 1:8, 1:10 with Natan (נְבִיָא), as well as 1 Kings 1:22-23, 1:32, 1:34, etc. In fact, it seems to be the norm. :) Surely, the targumist doesn't mean "a prophet" in all those passages where the Hebrew clearly means "the prophet." Thoughts?
Jan
15
comment Could the prophet Haggai be a prophetess?
I thought נְבִיָא was the definite form. What about, for example, the targum of 1 Sam. 22:5? It has נְבִיָא which is supposedly a translation of the Hebrew הַנָּבִיא?
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?