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Is there an exegetical procedure for identifying a chiasm that can help us to ensure that we are being faithful to authorial intent? I feel like it is worth noting that God is the ultimate author of the Bible. Therefore, chiastic structure may exist in places where there was no human "authorial intent". As a general rule, small chiasmi are obvious and ...


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The Scripture calls them Greeks but an honest approach allows for at least the possibility that these were Hellenistic Jews. Hellenistic Jews were Jews who had been influenced by Greek culture. John Calvin pointed out that these Greeks came to worship at the feast. Worship settings such as the feasts would not have welcomed in Gentiles. I would like the ...


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The Idea in Brief The meaning here appears to be the inviolate character of the Abrahamic Covenant. That is, the Lord does not violate his own word concerning the eternal perpetuation of the Jewish peoples. Discussion The Targum Jonathan translates this verse in Aramaic as follows. That is, there is the [Abrahamic] Covenant is the object of the Aramaic ...


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The word 'tense' isn't always helpful as Hebrew doesn't have tenses in the same way as English does, often the perfect and imperfect are referred to as aspects. Here the suffix which modifies the verb denotes the perfective aspect of the verb. The perfect aspect views the action of the verb from an external perspective hence we are seeing the action as ...


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If one discounts the longer or shorter ending of Mark (For why scholars have rejected these endings see this answer.), there are only two explanations for Mark's apparently unresolved ending at 16:8. It was either an accident of history or a purposeful descision on the part of the author. Mark's gospel could have been unfinished due to the death of the ...



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