C. Stirling Bartholomew
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Meaning of (et)"את" and (v'et)"וְאֵ֥ת" in Genesis 1:1
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OP's source that describes these particles as "unknown word(s)" is highly misleading. אֶת־ = ʾet is a Hebrew particle used to mark the definite direct object of a transitive verb; וְאֵ֥ת = wəʾet is ...

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Matt 16:18 gates of hades will not "withstand" or "overcome" it - which one?
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RE: (Aramaic Bible in Plain English) "gates of Sheol will not withstand it". There isn’t much support for the rendering you found in the greek text. It may be a viable rendering of a syriac version....

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Revelation 6:17 KJV For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
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First of all this is not a contest between the text of Erasmus (TR, ς) and the modern critical text. The manuscript evidence for the plural and singular forms of the pronoun is very evenly divided. ...

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In Mark 3:20-12, did Mary, the mother of Jesus suspect that he was crazy?
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Patterns of participant reference in Mark 3:21 & 3:31 This post is focused on just one aspect of the question. The move from vague to explicit participant reference in Mark 3:21 & 3:31 ...

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Should Matthew 28:17b be understood in a "partitive" or "inclusive" sense?
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I will limit my comments to the question is the “inclusive” reading of οἱ δὲ grammatically impossible rather than merely improbable which is the majority view: Stephanie Black objects to Grayston's ...

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Are Matthew 4:17 and 16:21 intended to provide structure to the gospel?
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S. Levinsohn and R. Buth [1] discourage linking discourse boundaries to surface features. In other words it is a bad habit to think that you will find a boundary for a semantic-pragmatic unit MARKED ...

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Translation of "Chesed" in the Septuagint, LXX
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The Hebrew and Greek text followed by the LEH lexicon entry for τὸ ἔλεος. According to T. Muraoka's Index there are more than a dozen different greek words used to translate "chesed" חסד. psa 136:1 ...

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Who called the Galatians?
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In regard to τοῦ καλέσαντος ὑμᾶς “the one who called you” in Galatians 1:6, D. Francois Tolmie says: “As a rule, Paul uses this expression to refer to God, but it could also refer to himself in ...

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Psalm 19:3: whose voice?
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Disclaimer: I am not a guru on Hebrew Poetry. Parsing Psa 19:3(4) Psa 19:3(4) אֵֽין־אֹ֭מֶר וְאֵ֣ין דְּבָרִ֑ים בְּ֝לִ֗י נִשְׁמָ֥ע קוֹלָֽם׃ Psa. 19:4 אין־ Particle adverb ...

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In Revelation 7:12 and 7:14 is there any significant difference between the Koine Greek words ἡ and τῆς?
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Rev. 7:12 λέγοντες· ἀμήν, ἡ εὐλογία καὶ ἡ δόξα καὶ ἡ σοφία καὶ ἡ εὐχαριστία καὶ ἡ τιμὴ καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ ἰσχὺς τῷ θεῷ ἡμῶν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων· ἀμήν. Rev. 7:14 καὶ εἴρηκα αὐτῷ· ...

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Are the "rulers of this age" of 1 Corinthians 2:8 human rulers or demonic rulers?
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Plural form of ἄρχων refers to angelic beings in both Daniel LXX-OG & Theodotion. Concerning 1Cor 2:6,8 rulers τῶν ἀρχόντων Gordon Fee[1] “the plural form does not refer to demonic forces of ...

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Whose voice is it in Revelation 4:1? (Inconsistent red letter usage)
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Rev. 1:10 I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet Rev. 4:1   After this I looked, and there in heaven a door stood open! And the first voice, ...

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Logic and life from the dead in Romans 11
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NRSV Rom. 11:11   So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through their stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. 12 Now if their stumbling ...

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