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November 13, 2014  |  6:52 PM  |  Good (4)
This is an excellent work for those who believe in the fullness of the Spirit and God's working through his body in a supernatural way. Dr. Stamps is sound in his exegesis of doctrine. There are not many full gospel commentaries but I think this is an excellent resource for those who want to study not only doctrine but also the working of the Spirit through his body today.
November 20, 2011  |  8:43 AM  |  Good (4)
I have been a Accordance user since 2008. By far the Accordance program has been the best software I have used in regards to word studies. Spicq Lexicon on New Testament words gives you details of HOW words derived its meaning in the New Testatment. Spicq does not offer a wide range of words compared to other Greek Lexicons but when you get the meaning from Spicq it covers a broader range of understanding. For example Look at faith in Hebrew 11:1 given by Spicq..........The usage of pistis in ...
I have been a Accordance user since 2008. By far the Accordance program has been the best software I have used in regards to word studies. Spicq Lexicon on New Testament words gives you details of HOW words derived its meaning in the New Testatment. Spicq does not offer a wide range of words compared to other Greek Lexicons but when you get the meaning from Spicq it covers a broader range of understanding. For example Look at faith in Hebrew 11:1 given by Spicq..........The usage of pistis in the papyri is usually legal, and its predominant meaning is “guarantee, security.” Pursuant to a loan granted him by Zeno, Philo reckons that his creditor is claiming more than his due. The judges ask for a statement of credits and debts that both parties agree is correct, and they decide—with respect to the contested sums—that the adversaries must exchange guarantees (pisteis ) in the Serapeum of Parmeniscos.4 In 108 BC, 150 artabai of borrowed grain are guaranteed by a mortgage on the cultivated lands owned by the borrowers; these ask the epistates of Akoris to require written guarantees from their lender.5 Pisti Didymou means “with Didymos’s guarantee” (P.Warr. 5, 15) or “Didymos stood surety” (P.Princ. 26, 5). Pistis must be given this meaning of “guarantee” in Acts 17:31—God has given a “guarantee” through a man that he will resurrect the dead; and that is the meaning of hypostasis in Heb 11:1—“Faith is the guarantee of things hoped for,”6 well translated in the Peshitta by pyso. The substantive hypostasis, literally “that which is placed beneath,” hence “support, base, foundation,” has already been used (Heb 1:3) in its philosophical meaning, “substance” as opposed to accidents, “reality” as opposed to appearances. Hence its psychological and moral meaning: “that which is at the bottom of one’s soul, firmness, confidence, courage”; but in the papyri, it also refers to a right of possession, the entirety of an inheritance (P.Oxy. 138, 26; 488, 17; 1274, 15; P.Harr. 90, 2), its guarantee (P.Eleph. 15, 3), or better, the collection of documents stored in the archives as surety and constituting the evidence for a property right (P.Oxy. 237, col. IV, 39; VIII, 26, 34, 42; UPZ 222). Thus faith is the true title attesting to one’s ownership of the heavenly property that one hopes for, and thus the guarantee that one will obtain them in the future.
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