Notes (NET Translation) 12 I am writing to you, little children, that your sins have been forgiven because of his name. Verses 12-14 are addressed to "(little) children" (teknia in v. 12 and paidia in v. 14), "fathers" (pateres), and "young men" (neaniskoi). What are we to make of these terms? The author is probably … Continue reading Commentary on 1 John 2:12-17
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Notes (NET Translation) 3 Now by this we know that we have come to know God: if we keep his commandments. Other verses in 1 John indicate that correct belief and love are necessary for complete knowledge of God. Here the author states that keeping the commandments is a sign of knowing God. In the … Continue reading Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11
Notes (NET Translation) 1:5 Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. The phrase "now this is" (kai estin haute) refers to what follows rather than what precedes. The author heard the message from Jesus Christ … Continue reading Commentary on 1 John 1:5-2:2
Notes (NET Translation) In the Greek 1 John 1:1-4 constitute one long sentence. The sentence is grammatically difficult (Raymond Brown calls it a "grammatical obstacle course").1 Most translations paraphrase it to some extent to make it more intelligible in English. 1 This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we … Continue reading Commentary on 1 John 1:1-4
Is This the Prophet Isaiah’s Signature? by Eilat Mazar The assemblage also included four-winged and two-winged lmlk seal impressions on jar handles and 34 seal impressions stamped on a soft piece of clay (bullae). Most of the bullae bore Hebrew names, but some were free-standing bullae used as receipts. Each of the Hebrew bullae, measuring … Continue reading Possible Seal Impression of Prophet Isaiah Found in Jerusalem
Here are some of my comments regarding anti-discrimination laws. My main concern is that if we attempt to enforce anti-discrimination laws in a principled manner we end up infringing on important rights. However, some, like the Masterpiece Cakeshop, only involve selling a product, the same product that the shop would otherwise provide to anyone else. … Continue reading Comments on Anti-Discrimination Laws