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I live and work in San Antonio, Texas.


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comment What evidence supports Matthew as Paul's source?
I read the article, and the author points to The Fragments of Papias, where there is mention of the writings of Matthew as one of two source documents for the gospel accounts--the other being Mark's Gospel. (Please click here.) Finally, eschatological passages in Thessalonians had possible referents to Mark (Chapter 13). So there appeared only one passage in Matthew that aligned in concept with one passage from Paul, and that concerned the wisdom of the Lord hidden from "the wise and intelligent," who never seem to arrive at truth.
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answered What evidence supports Matthew as Paul's source?
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revised What does it mean to “Weep for Tammuz”?
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revised What does it mean to “Weep for Tammuz”?
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Jul
11
comment What does “teachers of the Torah” mean in 1 Timothy 1:7?
@fdp - I use antinomianism in context of the Christian New Testament (for example, fornication or drunkenness), which were not "unlawful" by the standards of Roman Law.
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comment What does “teachers of the Torah” mean in 1 Timothy 1:7?
@fdb - Thank you for holding me accountable; I have added more information (to include some Biblical references) to back my suppositions. Thanks!
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revised What does “teachers of the Torah” mean in 1 Timothy 1:7?
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comment Was Abiathar the son of Ahimelech or was Ahimelech the son of Abiathar?
Thank you for your observations. My comments followed what I saw in the text, especially since the two Abiathars and Ahimelechs had respectively come from two different Levitical family lines. While the idea of copyist error is the most convenient explanation, it would however not be the most literal.
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comment What's the difference between a “lying tongue” and a “false witness” in Proverbs 6?
@ScottS - Thank you for your comment. The malicious witness can tell the truth, and in this technical sense he is a false (שֶׁ֫קֶר) witness. Since no one stepped forth as the accusing witness to cast the first stone at the adulterous woman (Deut 17:6-7), there was therefore no witness to accuse the woman as an adulteress. If someone cast the first stone, he would have indicted himself as malicious (false witness), who would receive the same punishment intended on his victim (Deut 19:19). The key point is that malicious people try to use the Law for purposes other than was intended by the Lord
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comment What's the difference between a “lying tongue” and a “false witness” in Proverbs 6?
@ScottS - Thank you for the comment. My understanding is that the witness is false not because he lies, but because his intent is malicious. For example, the woman caught in adultery. Jesus invoked the same principle. It was not that the woman was not guilty of adultery, but that the witnesses were malicious in their intent. When Jesus challenged anyone to cast the stone, they would have incurred the punishment of stoning upon themselves (Deut 19:19). That is, they accused the woman of adultery in the absence of her husband, who could have chosen to forgive and be reconciled with her instead.
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answered What does “teachers of the Torah” mean in 1 Timothy 1:7?
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answered What's the difference between a “lying tongue” and a “false witness” in Proverbs 6?
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revised Was Jesus angry and if so why in Mark 1:41?
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