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For a detailed explanation on Christo-centric preaching (and thereby indirectly the hermeutic), I highly, highly recommend Keller + Clowney's 16-part seminar they held on "Preaching Christ to a Postmodern world", available for free(!) on iTunes U. Here is the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/preaching-christ-in-postmodern/id378879885 I'd agree ...


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Prophecy for Israel can come from the mouths of anyone, even gentiles (Bila'am). The prophecy in Hosea refers to divine retribution in the form of destruction of the two temples (two days), and a future raising of the third temple and restoration of Israel's worship through it (third day). On the "days" passage (v2), Rashi says: He will revive us from ...


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If this is not a quotation of an unrepentant group, the Christology is abundantly clear (all the points below apply to this case). Even if it is a quotation from an unrepentant group: There is Scriptural precedent for prophecy by unregenerate individuals... both those who are aware that that they are prophesying (Saul) and those who are not (Caiaphas) ...


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Its seems that the Greek 'logos' is similar in concept to the "Tao" of the Lao Tzu and the Taoists, however this is just a coincidence. It seems various English websites have locked onto this similarity conjecturing things about it, but asking one of my many Chinese christian friends, I have been told the word just means original reason or truth.  For ...


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In a related question, I surveyed some of the ancient Jewish and Christian literature that identified the serpent with the satan. This is probably the historical starting point for what would become a 'messianic' interpretation of the verse.1 It has also been argued that, on the basis of the Septuagint translation of Genesis 3.15, Jews were already reading ...


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I think to break down how it works would be difficult to do in detail here. You would certainly not want to try to turn every verse into some sort of Christ reference or the like. What others have stated about ultimate fulfillment in Christ should help to lead you in the right direction. Some things to look at concerning this sort of approach might be: ...


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Short Answer: The word is best translated "one-of-a-kind" or simply "unique". ("Only" would also work, though it could be misunderstood more easily.) The old translation "only-begotten" was based on an honest mistake in parsing the Greek word. Background on "only-begotten" The Greek word in question is μονογενη. It is pretty clearly a compound word ...


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There are definitely limits as to how the approach should be used, and it is not an exegetical approach. Instead it is an approach which says that it is important that we see an overarching metanarrative through the whole Bible and that its focus is on Jesus. Graeme Goldsworthy says: The immediate appeal of biblical theology to preachers, teachers and ...


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This is a very interesting question. A short time back, I did a write up on the two Messiah theory in the first century. I think this is related. One of the Messiahs, the one expected to come first in most accounts, was called the Son of David (occasionally, Son of Judah). While it was the Messiah Son of Levi who would come focusing on ministering, ...


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Part of Matthew's purpose is to legitimate Jesus as of royal descent and all that is wrapped up in that meaning. So, "Son of David" most likely becomes a term that Matthew employs to reinforce Jesus as king and attach such a purpose to his ministry.


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If you're asking about "weaknesses" associated with this approach, then I'd say that there's a distinct selection bias with this approach. With selection bias you can end up with false positives and forced readings. How does one find Jesus in the story of Laban, Rachel, Leah, and Jacob? Additionally, I find weakness in the concept of all of deity being ...


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First, it seems that Dao is often transliterated as Tao. I first heard of the concept via C. S. Lewis' seminal essay, The Abolition of Man: The Chinese also speak of a great thing (the greatest thing) called the Tao. It is the reality beyond all predicates, the abyss that was before the Creator Himself. It is Nature, it is the Way, the Road. It is the ...


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A Purely Biblical Argument Identification as the Incarnate Jesus Christ Obviously this identification could not be made until after Jesus came (e.g. Jn 1:41), so there would be no "pre-Christian sources" identifying the reference directly to Jesus (as understood by post-incarnation believers). Identification as the Coming Christ Moses, the one who I take ...


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In Biblical Hebrew, the word זֶרַע ("seed") is very similar to its English translation: that is, the word can be either singular or collective. For example, the following verse is an example of the singular noun used in the singular sense, and the second verse following is an example of the singular noun but used in the plural sense. Gen 4:25 (MT) ...


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In the Hebrew Bible the wisdom of God and the power of God occur often in tandem (Job 12:12-14; Prov 8:14; Is 10:13; Jer 10:12; Jer 51:15; and Dan 2:20-23). That is, the wisdom of God is evident through his power, and of course God's power demonstrates his great wisdom. In the Christian New Testament, the power and wisdom of God are described as on full ...


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In one sense there is no limit to a Christological hermeneutic as it is arguable ‘the’ New Testament hermeneutic of the scriptures. In some ways it is more of a Biblical attitude or higher framework directing other hermeneutics in how biblical truth theologically fits into an understanding of self, God and our relationship to him. It is not a precise guide ...



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