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by StevenD
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: The Gospels
Topic: The Last 12 verses of Mark
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: The Last 12 verses of Mark

A couple early writings that cite segments of Mark 16:9-20 are Tatian's Diatessaron and Irenaeus' Against Heresies. The Diatessaron was probably composed during the mid to late second century. A comparison of sections 53.25ff. and 55.3ff. with Mark 16:9-20 suggests that Tatian was familiar with a co...
by StevenD
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: John 8:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

Re: John 8:58

was Jesus claiming to be the 'I am/Yahweh' of Exodus 3? Or is Jesus claiming to be the one who's day Abraham rejoiced that he would see- namely the Messiah, the promised Abrahamic seed (singular Gal. 3), that Abraham was looking forward to by faith. which was enough to warrant stoning seemingly at ...
by StevenD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Acts & Epistles
Topic: Did the Father address His Son as “God”?
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: Did the Father address His Son as “God”?

StevenD wrote: Who in their right mind could see God as a throne anyway? Paidion wrote: Everyone! Once he understands what I pointed out in an earlier post. The throne of a king is the symbol of the king's authority. For God to be your throne forever figuratively means that God is your authority fo...
by StevenD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Acts & Epistles
Topic: Did the Father address His Son as “God”?
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: Did the Father address His Son as “God”?

Hi Paidion, Fortunately, Mark features more than one language by which to convey what he meant. Mark 13:34 grants the luxury of working with both the Aramaic transliteration and the Greek (not to mention the Hebrew parent text from Psalm 22). The Aramaic is usually written as something like "Eloi, E...
by StevenD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Acts & Epistles
Topic: Did the Father address His Son as “God”?
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: Did the Father address His Son as “God”?

Isn't this matter addressed at the following thread?

https://theos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5999
by StevenD
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: When was the Trinity revealed?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

Re: When was the Trinity revealed?

The following quote from Justin Martyr was cited as support for an early Christian reference to "begetting before the ages": From the womb, before the morning star, have I begotten Thee. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent:Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. (Justin—Dialo...
by StevenD
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Jesus the mediator
Replies: 26
Views: 10339

Re: Jesus the mediator

Hi Paidion, Thanks for your time and thoughts. You cited and said the following: Peter opens his second epistle with a phrase that identifies Jesus Christ as [the] God. I don't think he does. If he did, he would be contradicting the words that Jesus addressed to His Father in prayer: And this is ete...
by StevenD
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Jesus the mediator
Replies: 26
Views: 10339

Re: Jesus the mediator

Although I don't know of any examples in John's Gospel, Peter opens his second epistle with a phrase that identifies Jesus Christ as [the] God. In 2 Pet. 1:1 the article is used with "our God and savior Jesus Christ". As the phrase is all in the same case, the case necessarily links [the] God with J...
by StevenD
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: History
Topic: The fate of the people of Rabbah
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

Re: The fate of the people of Rabbah

Thanks for the encouragement, Steve and Si! While time constraints don't always allow me to spent a lot of time on the forum, we continue to marvel as chronic listeners of the radio program. The least I can do is try to interact on the forum to stay in touch... :D

Gratefully,
Stevend
by StevenD
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The fate of the people of Rabbah
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

Re: The fate of the people of Rabbah

Hi Si, At risk of erring on the side of the more humane, one might literally translate 2 Sam. 12:31 as: ..."and he brought out the people that were in it [i.e. the city], and he set/placed [them] with/at the saw and at the cutting implements of iron and with iron blades. And he brought them over by ...

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