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An interpretation common with some early Protestants (Socinians; & Unitarians) is that "the beginning" refers to the new creation, not the old. So the Logos was Jesus Christ, not a pre-existent person before Jesus. In this view, verse 3 ("all things") might refer to all spiritual things instead of literally all things. Another interpretation is that ...


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Leonard J Greenspoon, in 'Between Alexandria and Antioch: Jews and Judaism in the Hellenistic Period', published in The Oxford History of the Biblical World, page 322, describes the book of Daniel as a novel. As long as we see the book in this light, we can read into Daniel 9:24 whatever we believe the author intended, although we should be cautious of ...


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An edit above asked''"Edit: By asking if this is "good hermeneutics", I'm asking if rendering seventy weeks to mean 490 years is what the author meant (or in this case, what Gabriel meant). I'm also curious if there is anywhere else in the Bible where this type of day → year conversion occurs. Yes, there is another place where the day-year conversion ...


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Earlier Derivation I have found the phrase "hermeneutics of the letter" in a quote within John Catalano's Francis Lieber: Hermeneutics and Practical Reason (2000) on page 26. On page 24, we find out the quote is an English translation from the German of G. A. Friedrich Ast (1778-1841) in his book Grundlinien der Grammatik, Hermeneutik und Kritik (1808), ...


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It is sometimes hard to discern material from the Elohist source apart from that by the Yahwist source, but in this instance, Norman C. Habel says that the main narrative is usually attributed to the Elohist and that the appendix in verses 22:15-18 appears to belong to the Yahwist (Literary Criticism of the Old Testament, page 56). As the Elohist and the ...



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