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comment Was Ezekiel overwhelmed about his commission?
@Susan - comms = commentaries. The Jewish perspectives and insights are only suggestions on the nuance of the subjective (explicit) and objective (implicit) aspects of the participle....
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comment Was Ezekiel overwhelmed about his commission?
@Susan - I tweaked with some lexicon support, but focused on keeping the explanation simple. If David (or anyone else) would like to edit/improve, please feel free to do so.
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comment Was Ezekiel overwhelmed about his commission?
@Susan - I do not like this choice of words, but the active intensive participle (in line with the commentaries above) suggests that Ezekiel was passive-aggressive. That is why I mentioned the phrase "Ezekiel blinded them with silence." The idea is that the intransitive participle had no direct object, but still had the effect of stunning his listeners who heard nothing but silence. After the seven days of silence, the message declared by Ezekiel was therefore more acute.
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reviewed No Action Needed The articular infinitive of John 17:5 rendering
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reviewed Reviewed Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
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comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
Ginny - thank you for these insights, and I am sure that absolutely no one will disagree with you. But can you tell us the why behind your statements? Why was shrimp, lobster, and pork unclean to God? (Why can we eat these foods as delicacies before God today with a "clean" conscience?) For example, how does the image of God (in both men and women) define what is "moral" (and "immoral") in human sexuality? These are just suggestions. Thanks.
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reviewed Reviewed What is meant in 1 Peter 3:21 when it says “baptism now saves you”
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comment What is meant in 1 Peter 3:21 when it says “baptism now saves you”
Your answer is excellent. As you answer questions, kindly hyperlink verses, so that we may check them with one click. Also, I followed your logic quite well, but I am guessing that most of the commentary is your view, but do you have any references? For example, how does the baptism of the great flood compare to the baptism into Moses, when the Israelites were saved from Egypt? Please use other references from the Bible to help us tie into your logic. In this way, there is more than one data point (beyond your particular view) to enable us to draw the correct inferences from the text. Thanks!
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comment What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
@Mike - your question (and the answer) focused on the interpretation of one phrase in one verse.... For example, please see the comments of Rashi for verse 9, where Rashi unpacks the meaning of the context of wisdom in the chapter.
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comment Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
@curiousdannii - do women occupy the office of oversight?
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reviewed Reviewed Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
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comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
Justin - thanks for joining us. Kindly take the tour of the website. We like to see not only your answer, but how you arrived at your answer. If you just give us some verses, then we are left wondering how you might have come to your conclusions. Thanks!
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reviewed Reviewed Is this person's translation of the Hebrew of Leviticus 18:22 accurate?
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comment Is this person's translation of the Hebrew of Leviticus 18:22 accurate?
Lora - your posting is very gracious and kind. However, your posting did not develop the meaning of זָכָר, which means male/man; and also you did not contrast מִשְׁכָּב with male/man. That is, מִשְׁכָּב here would include the sense of consensual sex between male/men.
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answered What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?