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I live and work in San Antonio, Texas.


Jul
11
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.
Jul
11
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
Jul
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revised What's the difference between a “lying tongue” and a “false witness” in Proverbs 6?
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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.
Jul
10
answered What does “teachers of the Torah” mean in 1 Timothy 1:7?
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10
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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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revised Was Jesus angry and if so why in Mark 1:41?
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answered Was Jesus angry and if so why in Mark 1:41?
Jul
8
comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
@Bagpipes - Seal 7 contains the 7 trumpets, and Trumpet 7 contains the 7 bowls. The structure suggests the linear sequence of events, and therefore does not suggest any collateral or concurrent (or parallel) occurrence of the events.
Jul
8
comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
@Jas3.1 - do the edits above provide sufficient detail to understand the overall view?
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revised Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
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answered 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
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answered Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
Jul
7
answered How can this contradiction in Acts be explained?
Jul
7
answered To what does “the darkness” refer in 1 John?
Jun
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on In Genesis 20:13, why is elohim with a plural verb translated God rather than gods?
Jun
28
answered Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
Jun
27
answered What is the meaning of “these things” in 1 Cor 4:6?