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Questions about Paul's letter to Philemon. This personal letter was written to Philemon on behalf of a converted, runaway slave name Onesimus.
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the dominant feature of Hebrew poetry and regular occurrence in Hebrew thought. Questions with this tag have to do with the craft of Hebrew poets or the apparent linguistic or conceptua…
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Latin for *a fuller sense of*. The deeper meaning intended by God but not intended by the human author in Biblical exegesis.
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The book of the Wisdom of Joshua ben Sira, AKA Wisdom of Sirach, AKA Ecclesiasticus, AKA Siracides.
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the approach to interpretation by which "meaning" is discerned through clarifying the social conventions governing literary genre to which a given text belongs.
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Questions regarding whether or not Biblical books are attributed correctly.
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Bilaam (or Balaam, depending on translation) was a non-Jewish prophet who was hired by Balak, king of Moav, to curse Israel. See Numbers 22-24.
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Questions about the existence of evil in a world created by a good God.
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The book of Tobit, part of the Catholic and Orthodox canon and regarded as apocryphal by Protestants.
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The theory that most, if not all, New Testament books were originally written in Aramaic. (This theory is disputed in academia.)
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