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Jan
28
comment Authorship of the LXX of Psa. 24:1
@Susan: The latter (Jewish v. pagan Greek). Reason: Some Jews assert that only the Torah was translated by the 70-72 Jewish men.
Jan
22
comment How are contractions formed in Hebrew and how does YHWH become Yah?
Care to actually prove why Yahweh/Yahveh is incorrect?
Jan
10
comment Is Christ still in the form of God in Philippians 2:7-8?
Since God is eternal, then one who is God can never stop being God. It's simple logic. In other words, yes, he remained God while simultaneously taking the form of a servant (i.e., man).
Jan
3
comment Would כדבה mean anything in Hebrew?
כדבה doesn't mean anything in Hebrew, but its Hebrew cognate does, whch is כזב (Aramaic has כדב). You see, Aramaic has the tendency of using ד where Hebrew use ז. For example, "gold" in Hebrew is זהב, but in Aramaic it is דהב.
Jan
2
comment Might “son of Barachiah” be a scribal addition in Matthew 23:35?
It's possible to resolve the supposed discrepancy, see this thread on Christianity.SE.
Dec
30
comment Is there a break between Isaiah 39 and 40 in the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Fred Moeller has an image of 1QIsa1 (on this webpage) displaying the break between chapters 39-40. He also offers his insight into the "derby hat" in his comments here.
Dec
28
comment What was the image of jealousy according to Ezek 8:5?
@RandyWilliams lol, not good enough for best answer, but I tried.
Dec
24
comment What kind of death does Ezekiel identify for the righteous who turn from righteousness? Is it spiritual, physical, or something else?
@JesusSaves: What about v. 20 or "any surrounding verses" contradicts anything I stated? Do tell.
Dec
24
comment What kind of death does Ezekiel identify for the righteous who turn from righteousness? Is it spiritual, physical, or something else?
bit-101.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/… :)
Dec
24
comment Why does biblehub.com translate κεφαλῆς of I Corinthians 11:4 as “[his] head”?
Noun-Genitive, Feminine, Singular (N-GFS). "Feminine" refers to the grammatical gender, not the natural gender. Every noun in Greek is of one of three [grammatical] genders: masculine, neuter, or feminine. κεφαλή happens to be feminine, i.e. ἡ κεφαλή is the lexical form.
Nov
19
comment Gal 5:18 vs John 3:16
Belief entails obedience.
Nov
14
comment Matt. 5:28: αὐτὴν or αὐτῆς as the object of τὸ ἐπιθυμῆσαι?
This is now the better answer as it includes information on witnesses for each variant.
Nov
14
comment Matt. 5:28: αὐτὴν or αὐτῆς as the object of τὸ ἐπιθυμῆσαι?
@René: So, would you say that taking the accusative isn't merely a solecism? P.S. Please post an answer, if you wish. I'd be happy to award you the points. :)
Oct
31
comment Could Philippians 4:3 refer to Paul's wife?
"But in this passage it is modified by the adjective γνήσιε, which is unmistakeably masculine singular vocative. Thus, “wife” is not possible here." - Can't believe I overlooked that. Nice catch. :)
Oct
29
comment Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
They're asking the same question.
Oct
22
comment Was Jesus crucified naked?
@WoundedEgo: John Gill cites the sources here (footnote F3).
Oct
21
comment Was there falsehood before Jesus?
To note, there is no corresponding Greek word for "but" in the Greek text (i.e., the KJV translators inserted "but" into their translation).
Oct
19
comment Is κεχαριτωμένη synonymous with πλήρης χάριτος?
@Susan, indeed. I can see where you're coming from. But I assure you, no Catholic believes Mary was inherently or intrinsically full of grace, just as we do not believe Stephen was inherently or intrinsically full of grace (cp. Acts 6:8; also, see this thread).
Oct
19
comment Is κεχαριτωμένη synonymous with πλήρης χάριτος?
@Susan: Personally, I'm aware of no one (including Catholics) who believes Mary was inherently or intrinsically full of grace. For those in favor of the translation "full of grace," all those I've read understand it as her receiving God's grace, thus making her "full of grace." The issue is, after having thus received God's grace, and being full of grace, can/does Mary bestow that same grace on other Christians? I think there are Catholics who believe that she can, hence she is referred to as "the Mediatrix of all graces." I've not come to any conclusion on that matter. AFAIK, it's not a dogma
Oct
12
comment What is the meaning of the symbols that appear in the text of the Hebrew Bible?
@Davïd: Hmmm, I thought I included a comment with each picture when inserting them. Let me edit. It's Mechon Mamre. Thank you for the tidbit on the sof pasuk/spacing. :)