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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

Dec
20
asked Authorship of the LXX of Psa. 24:1
Dec
20
answered Linking NT Greek to Hebrew through the LXX
Dec
17
comment Why does God seek to kill Moses in Exodus 4:24
See Keil & Delitzsch on Exo. 4:24. studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/view.cgi?bk=1&ch=4
Dec
17
comment What is the significance of 2nd John being addressed to the “elect lady”?
"would this also be used for example as to allowing women to be Elders in a church?" I don't see why. It doesn't say the "elect lady" (Ἐκλεκτῇ κυρίᾳ) is an elder (πρεσβύτερος), but rather, the author is. In case you are interested, see p. 181 (in the book). simply-a-christian.com/texts/Henry_Alford/…
Dec
17
comment Was Jesus’ commandment to “love enemies” (Matthew 5:43) meant literally?
Is there another way to interpet the commandment to love our enemies?
Dec
16
comment Ezekiel 16:4 - Why were babies rubbed with salt?
You might be interested: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/27336/…
Dec
14
comment What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
Wouldn't this be best answered if you request a particular denominational perspective? Undoubtedly, Catholics will interpret this differently than most other denominations.
Dec
8
comment Accurate translation of חֶמְדַּ֣ת in Haggai 2:7
I like the diagrams. Very nice. :)
Dec
6
comment What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law?
A source to back up your assertion that τελειόω is a synonym?
Dec
5
comment How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?
Actually, you are mistaken. The plural for זֶרַע can be found in the word זַרְעֵיכֶם in 1 Sam. 8:15. The inclusion of the י makes it plural. It means "your (pl.) seeds (pl.)." Obviously, זֶרַע is more commonly used as a collective plural, but still, זֶרַע does have a plural form found in scripture. You may now step down from your pedestool. By the way, is not a feminine noun, so it's not זרעות, but זרעים.
Dec
5
comment What is the difference between hope and faith?
You should include translations of foreign language texts. Most people here speak English. We ask questions in English. We answer in English. So, it would assist readers in providing the English translation along with the Greek/foreign language text. :)
Dec
3
comment The name of God in ancient manuscripts
Another word (off top of my head) is גֹּבַהּ, meaning "height."
Dec
3
comment The name of God in ancient manuscripts
There's not a double ה. Rather the ה has a mappik in it, thus הּ, as in יָהּ. However, it doesn't mean the ה should be pronounced as הה. Rather, it means that the ה should be vocalized, whereas name without it, the ה is simply unvocalized. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mappiq
Dec
3
comment Matthew vs Levi in the Gospel according to Matthew
Jas 3.1 - I also believe that Matthew the tax collector was the author of the Gospel of Matthew. Never heard differently until now.
Nov
25
revised What is the difference between hope and faith?
edited tags
Nov
24
comment After He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever (Hebrews 10:12)
Great question. For some commentary, I found Alford informative. studylight.org/commentaries/hac/view.cgi?bk=57&ch=10
Nov
20
revised Daniel 7:27 translation
edited tags
Nov
19
answered Translation of ἁμαρτίαν in 2 Cor. 5:21 - What did God make Jesus?
Nov
19
revised Translation of ἁμαρτίαν in 2 Cor. 5:21 - What did God make Jesus?
Corrected verse number and attempted to improve the readability and format
Nov
19
awarded  Nice Question