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Sep
27
comment Is there an issue with translating the word “worshiped” in Matthew 14:33?
I would say that λατρεύω is predominately if not always used in reference to divine worship.
Sep
16
comment What does it mean in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 when the text says, “Whoso readeth, let him understand”?
@PatFerguson, Jesus prophesied about a future abomination. So, I see no possibility that Jesus was referring to something that had already happened.
Sep
3
comment What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
You would have had no reason to understand it as anything but literal had you lived 5000 years ago. You only know such a belief is erroneous now, in hindsight, due to the advance of science. Moshe and others wouldn't have questioned it. As far as God perpetuating this misunderstanding...well, I suppose you could say that if you believe the Bible was intended to be a science book.
Sep
1
comment Judges 17:7 - How could the young man be both “a Levite” and “of the family of Judah”?
So, I upvote the answer, but I do not accept the rabbis' reasoning which is based on textual alteration.
Sep
1
comment Judges 17:7 - How could the young man be both “a Levite” and “of the family of Judah”?
You know Yonatan was the grandson of Moshe (and the son of Gershom), right? For the sake of Moshe's honor, the Masoretes did not want to relate Yonatan to Moshe. So, they inserted a nun between the mem and shin in Moshe's name, thus making it Menashe. That is why the nun in the name Menashe in that verse (Judges 18:30) is higher than the other letters ("litera suspensa" as the footnotes calls it). See here: aleppocodex.org/newsite/index.html Go to section for Judges 18:20-19:10, look at middle column, twelfth line from top, second word from (right) margin.
Aug
26
comment Who is Iscah in Genesis?
To note, this means the idea that Avraham married his actual sister (or half-sister) isn't so true after all. He would have married his niece.
Aug
20
comment Different translation of “The Great Tribulation?”
@swascheck: Ah, thanks. Hmm...but there are so many times where we find an article in the English of the KVJ, an article in the Greek of the TR, but no article in the Latin (of course). So, did the translators basically use their common sense in such cases?
Aug
20
comment Different translation of “The Great Tribulation?”
@swascheck: I don't quite understand that. Here's why. Were the KJV translators --- i.e., those who produced the English translation known as the KJV --- looking at Latin text or Greek text when they wrote their translation of Rev. 7:14? If Greek text, then they certainly saw the definite article, right?
Aug
20
comment What gender does the pronouns have that denote ruach or pneuma?
You also need to understand that, in a language in which words possess gender, there can be a grammatical gender, and a natural gender.
Aug
8
comment Did the Romans (and Jewish law) allow the Jewish authorities to execute?
This applied to Israel as a sovereign nation. Israel possessed no such absolute sovereignty under the rule of the Roman empire.
Aug
7
comment Does Hebrews 7 claim that Yeshu'a is Malki-Tzedek?
There are many who believe Jesus to have been Melchisedek. Just one example: near-death.com/experiences/origen042.html. But rest assured, there are others.
Aug
6
comment Interpretation of Psalm 45:14
@Stephen: I don't think my answer necessarily answered your question yet. Don't worry, I'll actually answer the question you asked shortly.
Aug
4
comment Interpretation of Psalm 45:14
Sorry about that, @MonicaCellio. It should be Psa. 2.6. Actually, I believe the Psalmist refers to two kings: one is YHVH (Psa. 44:4), and one is "that king," as you say. That would be the orthodox Jewish understanding, amIright?
Aug
3
comment Interpretation of Psalm 45:14
Psa. 2:8, 18:50, 21:1, 72:1...
Jul
3
comment What is the rock that dashes the feet of the fourth kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream in Daniel 2?
I believe the stone cut out without hands is Christ and his body. His body, of course, is the Church.
Jul
2
comment What is the third Commandment referring to?
christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/952/…
Jul
2
comment Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel Chapter 2?
@Mike: Supplied one commentary just to support my view.
Jul
2
comment Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel Chapter 2?
I know...I'll work on the answer for you.
Jul
1
comment Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel Chapter 2?
Totally right! Thanks. I was in a rush getting ready for work. :(
Jun
30
comment Is John 3:18 the words of Jesus, or of John?
My opinion/ belief is that John is speaking from v. 13 on. Jesus = first-person, John = third-person in that chapter.