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Well, I'm certain that I will begin the RCIA process soon at my local parish. I just read "Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic" by David B. Currie. What an amazing book! So, perhaps next Easter, I'll partake of my first legitimate Eucharist and be confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.

I recently completed two papers which are available on the Articles section of my website. One is a discourse on the phrase "the first day of the week" in the KJV translation of the New Testament. The other is an exegesis of John 3:3.

Let me know what you think (contact@simply-a-christian.com).

  1. The First Day of the Week in the New Testament
  2. You Must Be Born Again - An Exegesis on John 3:3

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 Exo. 34:33 - Did Moshe speak with the Israelites veiled or unveiled?
Superb. When you say, I think the short answer is "yes" - perhaps you can elaborate what you are responding with "yes" to at that point.
Mar
3
comment Exo. 34:33 - Did Moshe speak with the Israelites veiled or unveiled?
I'd like to see some SBL BibLit...don't know if that's possible though. :)
Feb
26
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
@DrFry: Ah :(. Don't worry about it brother. Your answer was perfectly fine, to me. I guess when you mention the "NT" here on BH.SE, then heads spin. Whatever. I upvoted you anyway.
Feb
21
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
It certainly does. It's a reference to God's promise to David regarding his seed (cp. Psa. 132:11). As for doing things like David, I'm not sure.
Feb
21
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
To be king of Israel.
Feb
18
comment Who did Jesus preach to in 1 Peter 3:19?
You could also mention that "angels" (ἄγγελοι) are equated to "spirits" (πνεύματα) in Psa. 104:4 (cp. Heb. 1:7).