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I live and work in San Antonio, Texas.


Mar
20
comment Distinction between παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον and ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον
Please click here, and try searching the Greek terms in the LXX. (Remember to set the Book Range to "Old Testament.") While there were 14 examples of παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ, none included the verb έρχομαι (or its derivatives). Of course the phrase ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ does not occur in the LXX, and if you look at the prepositional phrase ἐκ τοῦ, the referents are mostly inanimate objects. Where people are involved, the idea is progeny, or birthing.
Mar
20
answered Why doesn't Hebrews mention the temple (naos) anywhere?
Mar
19
answered Distinction between παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον and ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον
Mar
5
answered What did Paul mean by “Arsenokoitēs”? Was he condemning homosexual activity as we know it today?
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
4
comment Who is the referent of 'us' (ἡμῖν) in Matthew 3:15 if not merely Jesus and John?
Are you interested in perspectives that use the Bible as the primary source (to include the perspectives derived from the original languages)? My question in very sincere, very ingenuous, and very honest.
Feb
1
revised What would Jesus' qualifications have been for a “worthy” person for the disciples to stay within the Matthew 10 narrative?
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Feb
1
comment What would Jesus' qualifications have been for a “worthy” person for the disciples to stay within the Matthew 10 narrative?
@Daи - thank you for the tone and content of your last comment (+1), which provide more information than your first comment, which was misunderstood as sarcasm. Based on your last comment, I have gone ahead and made edits to my original posting addressing your questions and concerns.
Feb
1
revised What would Jesus' qualifications have been for a “worthy” person for the disciples to stay within the Matthew 10 narrative?
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Jan
31
answered When did Baasha king of Israel come up against Asa king of Judah [apparent contradiction]?
Jan
28
comment How did the widow have water for Elijah in 1 Kings 17?
The passage indicates that the lack of water affected the availability of food; that is, there was enough water to drink, but not enough water to develop food. The parallel is Jacob and his sons who lived in a severe drought. That is, they went to Egypt (where they met Joseph), but what they brought back to Jacob was not water, but food. In other words, there is water available in the droughts described in the Bible, but not enough to cultivate and develop food. Remember: the widow of Zarephath did not tell Elijah that she and her son were going to die of thirst, but of starvation (1 Ki 7:12).
Jan
28
answered What would Jesus' qualifications have been for a “worthy” person for the disciples to stay within the Matthew 10 narrative?
Jan
27
comment What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
The concept of "Shekinah" is writ-large in the Bible. The Hebrew verb שָׁכַן ("Sh'kan") means to dwell, or to tabernacle, and was used to refer to the Glory of the Lord dwelling among men (Ex 24:16, Ex 25:8, Ex 29:45-46, Ex 40:35, + over 50 other instances). In the Greek New Testament the verb is translated σκηνόω; thus the concept of "Sh'kan" (Shekinah), or "the tabernacle dwelling (of the Lord)" is found in John 1:14, where the Word from heaven dwells or "tabernacles among us" (σκηνόω) in allusion to the concept found in the Hebrew Bible. Ditto in Rev 21:3, Rev 7:15, and Rev 13:6.
Jan
26
comment What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
No doubt she was beautiful -
Jan
26
answered What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?
Jan
26
comment What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
You are right! The initial cadre of believers in the tribulation will be biological descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Their bodies will house the Spirit of God (as prophesied in Jer 36:27), but they will not be organically united to the Body of Christ -- that whole concept was the "mystery" revealed to Paul (please click here). They will be no different than us, other than they will not not be united to the Body of Christ, which was the original "mystery." So in the Tribulation, they will have the Spirit of the Lord in them, and therefore possess Shekinah.
Jan
26
comment What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
@Bagpipes - Also, please click here. I will translate this to English soon, but the "mystery" of Gentiles and Jews in one body was NOT predicted in the OT (Eph 2:13-18). Thus when the organic body of Christ is removed from the earth, believers in the Tribulation (cadre of faithful remnant) will later be united into the Body of Christ in heaven at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, when all believers of all times (outside the "mystery" period) will be united to the body of Christ. While on earth in the tribulation however, they will carry the glory of the New Covenant.
Jan
26
comment What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
@Bagpipes - The imagery from Rev 12:1 is another direct parallel to the Hebrew Bible, which is the dream of Joseph (Gen 37:9-10), and therefore represents biological descendants of Israel (faithful remnant). In my own opinion, the organic body of Christ will be removed from the earth. From that point, a cadre of believers will be saved, who will be biological descendants of Abraham who are in Covenant relationship with the Lord, and therefore are light-bearers once again. Please click here. That is, the New Covenant will continue into the Tribulation Period.
Jan
25
comment What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
Mary - I very much admire your desire to dig and fathom the depths. You indicate that the Feast of First Fruits "always" lands on a Sunday, which seems to be contrary to your argument that the "day" of the "date" of these festivals and feasts changes year-to-year. (Why then "always" Sunday?) Also, according to Lev 23:11, this High Feast Day of First Fruits occurs on the day immediately after the Sabbath, which in context is the First Day of Unleavened Bread (High Sabbath). What are your thoughts?
Jan
25
revised What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
Hope this works and decribes your views in contemporary English, Mary.