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Apr
2
comment What is the significance of the intransitive verb παύσονται in 1 Cor 13:8?
Mr. McCollough - we try not to reference teachers as strawmen in our Q&A, because the intent of this site is not to judge the views of others. In this regard, I rephrased your posting to provide the more neutral but more precise meaning of your question. In this way, we provide the more balanced approach to ensure the most objective of answers based on the biblical texts. Please take a moment to review the site's approach and outlook through SE.BH "tour." Thanks! Very Cordially,
Mar
26
comment Interpretation of Psalm 12:6-7
In verse5[6] the afflicted and the needy are in the masculine plural, but that verse ends with the referent to "them" in the masculine singular ("he longs"). It appears that the same referent of collective (first half of verse) and singular (second half of verse) are evident in verse 7[8] as well.
Mar
25
comment What is the proper translation of Proverbs 22:6?
@Susan - I noticed you had earlier written comments requesting more details, and now that I have had the time, I have provided the relevant source citations from the Masoretic Text with several screen shots.
Mar
15
comment Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
@SteveTaylor - the angels appear to be witnesses to this principle that women have no teaching authority over men (1 Cor 11:10). Would this limiting hermeneutic also apply to the observation of this principle by the angels as well?
Mar
15
comment Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
@SteveTaylor - how do we know which passages of Scripture to cherry pick as applicable to us today? What if we cherry picked other passages of the epistle as not relevant today? Where do we stop?
Mar
15
comment Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
@SteveTaylor - what is your interpretation of 1 Tim 2:12?
Mar
10
comment Is the meaning of the word 'spirit' in Luke 23:46 the same as in John 16:26?
That is it. There are a million people with differing views of what-says-what in the Bible, but if you can help us to see what you are seeing in an understandable narrative with sources, then you are truly a teacher!
Mar
9
comment Is the meaning of the word 'spirit' in Luke 23:46 the same as in John 16:26?
I did not down-vote you, but here are my suggestions. Tell us what you understand, and communicate that to us in everyday language. Do not quote, quote, quote. Use academic sources and methods, but talk to us like we are sitting at the kitchen table talking. What you provided above was a litany of quotes.
Mar
5
comment Acts 22:16 - Is “washing away your sins” linked to baptism or calling on the Lord?
+1 for the use of visual aids!!!
Mar
4
comment How was David's sin possible?
@enegue - the inherent liability when teaching the words of God is that we either become puffed up (1 Cor 8:1) and/or others become jealous just like the Roman Christians (Philippians 1:17) to whom Paul had written his great epistle to the Romans, who were seeking to make him jealous instead of comforting him while he (Paul) was in prison in Rome.
Feb
12
comment Can the Exodus conflict be read as a conflict between God and the god(s) of Egypt?
Camil - I tweaked your post to better align with the scope and outlook of our website. (Please feel free to edit as appropriate.) When you have a moment, please see our tour to better assist you. Otherwise, welcome! Sincerely,
Feb
12
comment “Command ye Me”…What is the proper context and interpretation for Isaiah 45:11?
@Steven - The KJV is actually a very good translation of this verse word-for-word. Please see my edits here in order to best understand the KJV translation.
Feb
8
comment Was there some connection between barley bread and Gideon in the mind of the Midianites?
Bonnie - thank you for the update. I added the hyperlinks to verses, so that others can see them. Please take time to see the hyperlinks and see if you can introduce hyperlinks yourself into your own comments. If you need help in hyperlinking, please click on the question mark or search function in order to see how you can include hyperlinks into you responses. Thanks!
Feb
6
comment What are the crooked things that can't be made straight? (Ecclesiastes 1:15)
It is difficult to read the single paragraph response. You have an approach to the question, but there is difficulty to accept your view because you do not provide your analysis of how and why you came to your view. If your intent is to influence us to approach the text through your lens, then you want to help us to see how & why you arrived at your view. That is, your expository analysis can persuade us to change our view to your view. Without this approach to analysis, we are only expressing our sincere heartfelt views. Please see our tour.
Feb
6
comment Did Jesus have actual marks or holes in his hands and side after his resurrection? John 20
Kris - Thank you. Can you hyperlink your verse references for us so that readers can view them online? (Also, please see our tour if you have done so already.) Also, what are your thoughts at the appearance of Jesus in heaven as one slain in Rev 5:6 ? In this regard, many people did not recognize Jesus after his resurrection - was this because of his defaced facial and body features?
Feb
6
comment Was there some connection between barley bread and Gideon in the mind of the Midianites?
Bonnie - thank you for your sincere and heartfelt response. In the absence of any knowledge of the future, how would the Midianites have had any idea that the bread was a sign of something evil for them? (I understand the symbology for us today (which you make very clear) but how and why did the image of this bread strike fear into them with little to no time to consider its meaning? In other words, what was the trigger for these Midianites to correlate the bread with Gideon? The reason we are focused on that is that there may be something very important here. What are your thoughts?
Feb
6
comment Jewish interpretation of Daniel 7:13-14
Ms. Sophie - can you provide us any references to midrash, Talmud, or Scripture? For example, how do you see the rise and fall of Gentile nations in this passage (through the appearance of something like the "Son of Man"?). Thanks! Also, please peruse our website tour if and when you have a moment.
Feb
6
comment Is 1 Corinthians 11:19 intended as irony?
Ashley - thank you for your commentary and update. But could you provide us more analysis? In this way, we would feel more confident that your approaches make sense to you as much as to us. If you do not provide analysis (references, language, parallels, etc.) then we are expressing our views which we cherish, but without references to help others understand how and where we arrived at those views. Hope that makes sense. Also, please view the tour when you have a moment, if you have not done so already. Thanks!
Feb
6
comment What type of “dragon” is implied by the seven headed serpent of revelation?
Ken - thank you for your response. To gain points for your answers, please amplify your answer with more details. For example, why do the heads of the dragon appear with crowns, and then later the horns have the crowns instead? What we want is your analysis of the passage. For the Book of Revelation, which is full of images, one must adopt some sort of approach to explain the images. Can you provide us more detail of what you see? Please do not cut-and-paste various commentators, but tell us what you see and understand with clear references and logic. Thanks!
Feb
6
comment Why does Joshua set up 12 stones in the midst of the Jordan River?
John - Your question makes sense, but there are no references to help us build on your thoughts. If you have a free moment, please review the tour to help you participate with us. Thanks!