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“Full of Grace” (Or, Was Mary a Hottie?)

Luke 1:28 and The Message Luke 1:28 records Gabriel’s greeting to Mary, χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη. In a recent conversation, someone brought up Eugene Peterson’s Message translation of the passage: Good morning! You’re beautiful with God’s beauty, Beautiful inside and out! God be with you. … Continue reading

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John 2:4, Supposed Semitisms, and the Usefulness of TLG

Commentators on John 2:4 almost universally hold that Jesus here employs a Semitism or Hebraism with antecedents in the OT. In this post, I question this consensus by adducing a generally unnoticed parallel from Epictetus. John 2:4 Here’s the text

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