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Apr
22
comment Pagan hairstyle forbidden in Leviticus 19, who had it?
"Interestingly, Avram also says the 'round form', as can be seen from original Babylonian statues of their gods, is where our modern day 'halo', Jewish 'kipa' as well as some historical 'shaven crown or patch worn by monks and other clerics' can be traced." Of course. Very interesting; thanks for sharing that tidbit!
Apr
19
comment Why does Jacob say “because I saw God face to face”? (Gen 32:30)
Well done, especially "Hosea 12:3-4 tells us that this "man" was indeed not only a מַלְאָךְ (melek; "angel" or "messenger," v.4), but was "God" (v.3) Himself as the messenger, the very same God (YHWH) that Jacob had met in Bethel (v.4; cf. Gen 28:13)."
Apr
19
comment Why does Jacob say “because I saw God face to face”? (Gen 32:30)
Why do you suppose he didn't see God face-to-face (in contradiction to what he literally said)? And also, where is support for your claim that angels are "divine"?
Apr
17
comment How to interpret John 2:10
Perhaps the host didn't provide much wine in the first place.
Apr
17
comment How to interpret John 2:10
Right. methuō or methyō.
Apr
17
comment How to interpret John 2:10
You can drink wine and not become intoxicated. Wine is scientifically proven to be a healthy beverage when consumed in moderation. And in Judaism, wine was an integral part of religious rituals (e.g., it was consumed during the Passover seder, on the Sabbath, and during a regular meal).
Apr
9
comment What is the meaning of Beth Aven (בית און)?
"House of Iniquity," "House of Wickedness"
Apr
9
comment What is the meaning of Beth Aven (בית און)?
blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/…
Apr
8
comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
καταρτίζοντας in Matt. 4:21 is not middle voice!
Apr
8
comment Psalms 8:6 - Humans a little less from G-d
Hermeneutics: the science of interpretation; exegesis: critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text. (from dictionary.com) So, hermeneutics is basically the science of exegesis.
Mar
29
comment How many times did Peter really deny Christ?
Also, to note, Luke was not an eyewitness of anything involving Jesus' life. He's merely narrating things he's heard from others. Fortunately, most of what he writes is corrborated by the other gospels.
Mar
26
comment Reconciling the Differences in Jesus' Citation of Deu. 6:5 according to the Synoptics
Can someone offer me any insight as to why nobody has at least voted on the question? It is just a horrible question, or just difficult? Just hoping for some feedback.
Mar
24
comment Psa. 103:4: חַיָּיְכִי and הַמְעַטְּרֵכִי
@Davïd: Ha wow! :)
Mar
24
comment Is σωτήρ or Σωτήρ proper when refering to Christ?
@MikeFisher: I see nothing wrong with it.
Mar
21
comment Psalms 8:6 - Humans a little less from G-d
One thing to note, it's not "[less/ lower] from..." One common usage of the prefixed מ is comparative. Therefore, it would be translated as "[less/ lower] than..."
Mar
21
comment Psalms 8:6 - Humans a little less from G-d
"A question of exegesis and not of hermeneutics." Care to explain the difference?
Mar
20
comment Distinction between παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον and ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον
I'm more concerned with the meaning of that verb used in combination with those prepositions. The object of the preposition is probably of secondary importance.
Mar
20
comment Distinction between παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον and ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον
Sounds good @Joseph. Might I suggest adding verses like Gen. 15:4 and Gen. 35:11?
Mar
7
comment Exo. 34:33 - Did Moshe speak with the Israelites veiled or unveiled?
Now that I think of it, where did you get the idea that Moshe (ever) spoke with the veil on?
Mar
5
comment Does the use of “when” rather than “if” in Matthew 6 imply a necessity?
Please provide the exact verse numbers.