"What does the Aramaic say? -- can Acts 1:18 mean "he caused to be possessed/purchased" ? cf Matthew 27:5-8, the priests doing the buying after his death, with his money, so in that sense he "acquired" a burial plot…"
"I'm not sure it was pistache, species wise:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
"(..) nardos pistike (Mark 14:3 John 12:3), "pure nard," margin "liquid nard"; the English word is
"Dear Ken. I vaguely recall that Empty Earth scenario -- Adventist or Watchtower? I always found it curious, as the text of that chapter itself is IMHO quite clear:
* the devil is bound for 1000 years so that he cannot deceive the nations…"
"An enjoyable read. But two nitpicks:
1) As you'll know the Latter/Former Rain theology originates with Adventist and Pentecostalists, and is perhaps not really a biblical teaching but a para-biblical speculation. For in the verses, the word…"
"Like Carltonh, I also always thought it was about insult/provocation. If someone stands opposite you, and takes a swing at you with his fist, he will hit your left cheek. But if he provokes you, by slapping you in the face with the back of the…"