New answers tagged

0

The Answer is revealed in Acts! According to Gal 4:13-15, Pauls "infirmity of the flesh" was during "the first time" Paul preached in Galatia. In Paul's first mission in Galatia, Paul was rejected and stoned in Lystra (Acts 14:19). The next day, he walked miles to Debre (a province of Galatia) (Acts 14:20-21). So he's making a clear ...


1

The verb ἀποκαλύπτω occurs 26 times in the NT and its cognate noun ἀποκάλυψις 18 times. BDAG provides a single meaning for the verb (very similar to the noun): to cause something to be fully known, reveal, disclose, bring to light, make fully known Within this meaning, the verb is used in various functions: (a) in a general sense: Matt 10:26, Luke 12;2, ...


3

This is an interesting question and I think it reveals something of Paul's thinking. In the context of a situation where Paul had to face Peter regarding an issue of legality in the church, that is to say an inappropriate application of the law of Moses upon Christian believers, Paul calls the apostle both 'Peter' and 'Cephas'. Paul does not deprive Peter of ...


2

Peter (Πέτρος) was the Greek translation of the Aramaic, Cephas (Κηφᾶς, ܟܻ݁ܐܦ݂ܳܐ, כֵּיפָא) meaning stone or rock. In Galatians Paul disputed with the Jewish Christian group who said Gentile Christians needed to follow the Jewish law and become Jews before becoming Christians. Thus, Paul addressed both Gentiles familiar with the name Peter and Jewish ...


1

To understand the intent of Paul’s words, it helped me to look at his journey of faith, specifically the fact that he was once a Pharisee, a zealous adherent and defender of the law: If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of ...


0

2 points: #1a) Certain Sabbath laws were given in the Sin Desert as recorded in Ex 16 which according to the dates given there are prior to Sinaitic revelation. #1b) The Deut Decalogue has the phrase "as God commanded you" in verse 12 (and also 16, but not generally) indicating a prior knowledge, probably referring to the Sin Desert Sabbath laws. #...


0

In Egypt for 430 years, but enslavement starts slowly at 400 years. At the time of Joseph, Egyptians were selling themselves as slaves to the Pharoah for food, and suspect it might have started as a 'modest' enslavement. I suppose having all your egyptian citizens as slaves and foreign isreali free doesn't seem right. Not to cause a revolt, I suspect the ...


0

The best understanding of this passage in Gal 3:18 is succinctly summarized by Meyer: οὐκ ἐστὲ ὑπὸ νόμον] namely, because then the law can have no power over you; through the ruling power of the Spirit ye find yourselves in such a condition of moral life (in such a καινότης ζωῆς, Romans 6:4, and πνεύματος, Romans 7:6), that the law has no power to censure, ...


1

Galatians 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. We should not read "you are not subject to the law" in isolation. This verse is meant to contrast between the Spirit and the law. In this context, the law corresponds to the flesh. The contrast becomes Spirit vs flesh: 16 Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not ...


0

To understand the ‘sabbath’, you use the New Testament. And, Hebrews 4 outlines this understanding. And, the sabbath always was. God instigated and demonstrated it as part of Creation. And, importantly, Man was created for it! Or more correctly, ‘it’, (Sabbath) was created for man. What happened at Sinai was that the sabbath, which is foundational, and is ...


3

There are several things going on in this question that I will attempt to separate and a few assumptions that should be challenged. 1. Which Law? Note that even a casual glance at the book of Genesis and Job suggests that the 10 commandments were well known, enforced and understood, even in places and countries before the Israelites existed, well before ...


4

In terms of other nations observing a sabbath, this is divided into two questions Which nation observed a seven day week. Once you have the week, you will mark the seventh day as a special day with prescriptions and prohibitons on that day. Indeed, that's what it means to observe a week. Of those required observances, how similar were they to the Mosaic ...


Top 50 recent answers are included