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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

Jan
12
comment Is there a way to express monotheism in hebrew language?
@JimThio: Fair enough. (Doesn't mean there are actually other gods, though...)
Jan
11
comment What does 'prayers' mean in 1 Timothy 2:1 as distinct from supplications, intercessions, and thanksgivings?
Witsius' answer makes sense to me. A lot of sense. You didn't have to accept it if you didn't think it was best answer. I was just wondering how I could improve it. But thanks anyway. It's appreciated.
Jan
10
comment What does 'prayers' mean in 1 Timothy 2:1 as distinct from supplications, intercessions, and thanksgivings?
Can you give me a recommendation on my answer? Is it verbose?
Jan
10
comment John 1:16: What is “the fullness” (τὸ πλήρωμα) that was received by the author of the fourth gospel?
I would like to award you a best answer. But, I need to you somehow someway connect "God's unlimited grace" to "his fullness." I understand the commentary in your Bible is making that claim, but they too must have a basis on which they make the claim. I'd like to know the basis. If they cannot connect the dots, then I have to question their interpretation. The best answer will show the work.
Jan
10
comment John 1:16: What is “the fullness” (τὸ πλήρωμα) that was received by the author of the fourth gospel?
Can you elaborate how you came to the concusion that "'fullness' is a quantification of God's unlimited grace"?
Jan
10
comment John 1:16: What is “the fullness” (τὸ πλήρωμα) that was received by the author of the fourth gospel?
You're so right. Can't believe I missed the ἐκ. I need some coffee. :( Let me edit the original post.
Jan
10
comment Is there a way to express monotheism in hebrew language?
I take it you're questioning my translation? Have a peek at the article I hyperlinked.
Jan
10
comment John 1:35: Who were the two disciples of John the Baptist?
Any idea as to who the second disciple could be?
Jan
5
comment What did priests do before the age of thirty?
But the priests also worked during the feasts. So it wasn't only 2 days/ year.
Jan
3
comment Translation of “abba” (Αββα, אבא)
Are you still around this site?
Dec
31
comment Why are “Judah” and “Israel” distinguished in many verses?
@Selvam: You still around? :)
Dec
24
comment Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
@Tau: That's very kind of you. Thank you for the compliment.
Dec
21
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
@Wayne: Does "through" change that fact that the Word cannot be created since everything that was made (i.e., every creature) was made through him? If the Word is a creature, how could he have created himself through himself if he had yet to be created?
Dec
20
comment Authorship of the LXX of Psa. 24:1
Possibly. I don't think there's a way to know. I suppose the original question I asked remains unanswerable, then.
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. :)