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comment Are there differences in how the Spirit empowers people?
Hello, Frank - also you can also add that the "filling of the Spirit of God" (Ex 31:3 and Ex 35:31) was something that had occurred and was manifest in wisdom and understanding.
Sep
17
comment Who or what is Rahab in Job?
Bruce, welcome aboard and thank you for your input. Can you draw in parallel the use of this word in Is 30:7, Ps 87:4, Ps 89:11, or even Job 26:12, which is an apparent allusion to Egypt? The idea is to provide us analysis beyond casual first impressions. In other words, when we see the structure and use of the word, and compare and contrast its other uses, then we are can arrive at conclusions that appear more from what the text says than what we say. In this way, we lend more weight to our conclusions. Thanks.
Sep
16
comment Deliver us from “evil” or “the evil one” – help from the Semitists?
@David - Thank you for your clarifications and comments. Very Respectfully,
Sep
12
comment Deliver us from “evil” or “the evil one” – help from the Semitists?
Sir - please click here for the expanded view, which proposes the absolute state of the adjective (instead of the determinate state). Very Respectfully submitted, Joseph
Sep
12
comment Deliver us from “evil” or “the evil one” – help from the Semitists?
Sir - Thank you for the concise summary (+1). Can you double check whether the adjective is in the determinate state (definite article present) or the absolute state (definite article not present)? Apparently, when the definite article is absent, the feminine gender would imply the general sense of evil whereas the masculine gender of the same adjective would imply someone evil. Please click here and review comments highlighted in yellow. Very Respectfully
Sep
10
comment Assessments of the evidence for the “Gap Theory” reading of Genesis 1:1-2?
@user2479 - I kept the scope of my answer on the question of the OP, which was limited to the "Gap Theory" inside the Hebrew Bible.
Sep
10
comment Assessments of the evidence for the “Gap Theory” reading of Genesis 1:1-2?
@PaulVargas - I made an edit to change "re-arrange" to just "arrange" (the implication here is to constitute, to fix, or to establish)
Sep
6
comment Why do the Jews in John 8:33 say that they have never been enslaved?
Hello, Ivan - welcome aboard. Thank you for your analysis. In the future, can you hyperlink your verses (or source citations), so that we can check such references with a click? Also, feel free to structure your comments in paragraphs since (here) your had grouped several thoughts into one large paragraph. Thanks!
Sep
3
comment “Surely not” vs “not surely” in Genesis 3:4
@Susan - Waltke and O'Connor provide no examples, which make for the difficulty in understanding. Thank you for the suggested edits.
Sep
2
comment What is the best translation of κατὰ κεφαλῆς in 1 Cor 11:4?
Hello, Andy, and welcome aboard - please feel free to browse and contribute more posts. We like to see original analysis, because with so much written in academia, one can "cherry pick" the particular bias for which one is particular. So we ask you to provide YOUR analysis from the texts (and feel free to use academic sources). The point here is that YOU provide us YOUR analysis based on the primary source material at hand. Commentaries are not primary source material, and thus our preference for direct analysis of the Biblical texts. Thanks!
Aug
21
comment What biblical figure was present during the dinosaurs?
@JamesShewey - the account of Genesis (1:1-2:4) appears in Exodus 20:11 and Exodus 31:17.
Aug
20
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@Onlyheisgood. Please click here. In this post I relate how the authority of Deborah (in the Hebrew Bible) was correlated to Barak. Please read the comments in that post. So, yes, my hypothesis is that women may operate in tandem with men, but not independent of them.
Aug
20
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@Onlyheisgood. I appreciate the magnitude of shame/honor in the Ancient Far East. We must not underestimate that our modern "eyes" miss these nuances in Scripture. However, the Greek believers in Corinth were dealing with sexual immorality and "power politics" in their congregation. One aggravating circumstance was the role of women (in general) in regard to speaking gifts, which had exercised authority over men (in general). Were women charged with the "glory" of wearing the crown of the authority of God? Or were the charged with the "glory" of wearing the crown of magnificence?
Aug
19
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@Onlyheisgood. I checked the reference to Numbers 30, but that reference appears to relate to women and their relationship to their fathers and/or husbands. The issue in 1 Corinthians 11 appears to relate to women "praying and prophesying," which are speaking gifts relating to the authority of the Word of God. In other words, there are no daughters or wives in 1 Corinthians 11 making any vows, which are in turn overruled by the fathers and/or husbands. Also, there is no reference in Numbers 30 to the "glory" of the head (whether man or woman), which would help us to better understand 1 Cor 11.
Aug
19
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@Onlyheisgood. I made a major overhaul to emphasize that headgear (hats) are not in view.
Aug
14
comment Why is Tamar “more righteous” than Judah?
David - quick honest, bona-fide, sincere, well-meaning question: In the Comparison of Exclusion, would the comparison between Judah and Tamar mean that Tamar was righteous when Judah was not righteous (that is, mutually exclusive)? Thanks!
Aug
11
comment Paul, apostle to the Gentiles, Peter, to the Jews… But Peter brought the gospel to the Gentiles?
Thank you for your comment, but your conclusion goes at odds what the Apostle Paul said about himself (and so you discredit the assertions of the Apostle Paul). Can you provide some explanation (which was the original question) as to why Paul would make such an assertion in light of the fact that the Gospel first appeared to the Gentiles through Peter?
Aug
8
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
@Sarah - Fifty days after the Feast of First Fruits (Lev 23:9-14) occurs the Festival of First Fruits (Lev 23:15-22), which is the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot or "Pentecost"). What is confusing is that Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are going on at the same time (14 Nisan onward). The fifty days tie the feast and festival of First Fruits together. Lev 23:15 states that the counting starts after the Sabbath (which was Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread): 15 Nisan is the first day to count in sets of seven ("Sabbaths" in Lev 23:16), and thus you arrive to the 6th of Sivan.
Aug
8
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
@Sarah - I meant to say the 6th of Sivan was the Feast of Weeks (Festival of First Fruits). Anyway, every year the Passover falls on a different day of the week (like your birthday). Even so, that day is a Sabbath. So the Passover does not have to fall on a Saturday in order to be a Sabbath day; it could be any day of the week. The same is true with the Day of Atonement. Whatever day of the week that that day falls on is an automatic Sabbath. This misunderstanding is one reason that mainline Christian denominations believe that Jesus died on a Friday.
Aug
8
comment What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
Brian - your inputs are very valuable and appreciated, but we want to avoid any distractions since we all hail from different backgrounds (and carry different baggage). So we want to hear the text talk (with your assistance by connecting the dots for us). By providing us as an objective picture as possible, you will make us disagree with the text instead of disagreeing with you. We want to focus on the text with as little opinion as possible. Thanks and keep up the good work!