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Mar
23
comment What are the Twelve Tribes of Israel?
I didn't ask whether they got an inheritance. I asked whether they were being referred to in the "twelve tribes." For instance, was there a stone for Levi on the breastplate?
Mar
23
comment What are the Twelve Tribes of Israel?
Please read the full question before answering. Why does the list you gave omit Levi? Obviously Levi would be considered one of the twelve tribes. So when the twelve names were written on monuments, etc. Which of the thirteen got omitted?
Mar
23
comment What are the Twelve Tribes of Israel?
Your answer just spits out a lot of obvious facts about the tribes of Israel and doesn't answer my question. Why does the list you give omit Levi? Why not list Levi and combine Manasseh and Ephraim?
Mar
8
comment Did Jesus know how to read and write?
I'm just saying if he can out of nothing create people who can write. Surely he could pick up a pen and paper.
Mar
7
comment Did Jesus know how to read and write?
@AndrewLeach So you're acknowledging that Jesus is the almighty God who created the universe, but you're questioning whether he can write a freshman term paper?
Mar
6
comment Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity
@user1054 1 John 5:7-8 is a sixteenth century textual addition that has since been corrected in modern versions. Check out parallaxperspective.com/2012/05/31/the-comma-johanneum
Mar
6
comment What is the “eschatological tension”
Could you give an example of how the term was used in a sentence?
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
All the major variations within Alexandrian and Byzantine readings are included in the footnotes. The changes I mentioned were where footnoted (mostly Byzantine) readings were moved up to the main text and the other reading were demoted down to the footnotes.
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
I just gave you a bunch from the NA28.
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
If you have a specific text in mind, I can give you more specific data. Saying "the critical text" is like saying "the printed Greek Bible." Virtually every printed Greek text is a critical edition.
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
The Nestle-Aland just released their 28th edition. Most of the changes involved throwing more weight to Byzantine readings in the General Epistles. Compared to N-A 27, there are different variants preferred at the following locations: James 1:20; 2:3, 4, 15; 4:10 (now preferring μερει); 1 Peter 1:6, 16; 2:5, 25; 4:16; 5:1, 9, 10; 2 Peter 2:6, 11, 15, 18, 20; 3:6, 10 (preferring ουξ ευρεθησεται), 16, 18; 1 John 1:7; 3:7; 5:10, 18; 2 John 5, 12; 3 John 4; Jude 5 (preferring Ιησους), 18.
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
I run in scholarly circles. Every critical text of which I am aware takes into account the majority text. The will generally weight results from Alexandrian sources more heavily due to the age, but they certainly don't ignore the Byzantine readings.
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
Note that the TR or "Received Text" is also a critical text. Erasmus selected the most reliable reading from the MSS he had at his disposal. The ESV simply uses a critical text that has more MSS to consult.
Mar
5
comment Was Jesus God's only Son?
Read Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:5.