Beyond observing that is thorny the interpretation of texts that have long outlived their context of origin, there are to my perception two not-mutually-exclusive approaches possible, a more usual one ...
What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
There are people who understand this text to express Jesus warning the hearers of the potential torment of the lost directly following their death. 1. Explain why that is, or isn't the intended ...
How can we ensure a given “chiasm” was intentional by the author, and is not merely fanciful eisegesis?
What is 'chiasm'? Chiasm is a literary technique by which the contents of a portion of text are structured in such a way that they could be laid out in a ">" shape... A) This is an example of a ...
Bottom-up approaches start analyzing a text by first determining the original intent of the human author of a text. From there, they use inductive reasoning to construct theories of broader meanings. ...