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A. Nyland has written a couple of comontaries about mistranslation of the bible in the name of religious tradition. Basically her take is that no one who currently edits, 'writes', or publishes bibles is a professional linguist or translator, and the one company that attempted to publish a bible produced by a professional was threatened with economic murder. ...


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In support of what Mac's Musings has already submitted, I found an article that I have quoted below in full (with permission). According to Luke 3:1, John the Baptist began his ministry in the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign. Tiberius was appointed as co-regent with Augustus in AD 11, and 15 years later would be AD 26. Jesus began His ministry ...


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I agree that this is a tricky question and the answer depends on the tradition to which the answerer belongs. Here is a simple, yet plausible scheme that not everyone will agree. In the Gospel of John, who appears to be quite careful about his time elements, we have a series of Jewish feasts mentioned. The most significant of these feasts for ...


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