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Oct
21
comment What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
Welcome to BiblicalHermeneutics.SE! Interesting first question. +1
Oct
21
comment Who were the Hellenistic and Hebraic Jews of Acts 6:1?
@Soldarnal Aah, I see. "The Hellenistic Jews among them" Yeah, ok... Just didn't read close enough. Thanks!
Oct
21
comment Who were the Hellenistic and Hebraic Jews of Acts 6:1?
So, this verse is referring to the Jews who were not Christians at that time (so that this is somewhat of a social commentary)? Or were these Christians who still consider themselves Jews?
Oct
21
comment What is Sensus Plenior and how does it impact the field of hermeneutics?
Nice! This is a good answer. The conclusions of those debates are interesting. Ultimately, I believe that the inspiration is the Holy Spirit and his guidance, understanding, and wisdom. I'm just a little nervous using sensus plenior myself out of fear of *mis*using it! ;)
Oct
21
comment How does “Sensus Plenior” differ from Allegory, Gnosticism, Kaballah, and Midrash?
Directly related: What is "Sensus Plenior" and how dies it impact the field of hermeneutics?
Oct
21
comment How does “Sensus Plenior” differ from Allegory, Gnosticism, Kaballah, and Midrash?
After reading over the question a few times, I realized that this is not a duplicate. However, I had to edit the title to make sure that it wasn't a duplicate.
Oct
19
comment Which hermeneutical approaches support a literal interpretation of the Creation account?
Documentary theory... Biblical polygamy... We have to be careful to come at sacred text purely from a textual perspective.
Oct
19
comment Which hermeneutical approaches support a literal interpretation of the Creation account?
Even this viewpoint comes from a doctrinal stance. Catholic hermeneutics, for example, believes in the four-fold sense of scripture. In other words, all scripture has four meanings, not just the surface (literal) meaning.
Oct
19
comment Which hermeneutical approaches support a literal interpretation of the Creation account?
Aah! There isn't one! That's why it's a circle. All interpretation must come from a doctrinal standpoint--even the interpretation that creates doctrine. I personally like to think of it as a process of refining doctrine, but it's still "pulling yourself up by the bootstraps".
Oct
19
comment In what sense would Nathanael have “seen” in John 1:51?
It sounds like it's referring to "see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man", per the first line.
Oct
19
comment Translation of “abba” (Αββα, אבא)
I like this and it makes sense. But why would people use the Aramaic "abba" instead of either of the Greek words available ("pater" and "pappas")?
Oct
19
comment Which hermeneutical approaches support a literal interpretation of the Creation account?
Welcome to BiblicalHermeneutics.SE!
Oct
19
comment What is the tree of life in Proverbs 11:30?
This comment is better suited for chat, but from my stance, I try to avoid sensus plenior except when mentioned in the New Testament (snake on a pole). There's solid precedence for it, I just avoid it out of fear of leading doctrine down the wrong path.
Oct
19
comment What is the tree of life in Proverbs 11:30?
@BobJones The edits dramatically improve this post and clarify everything. +1 for the clear explanation (even though I'm not a big fan of Sensus Plenior). Thanks for the edit.
Oct
18
comment Did Jesus sweat blood?
It sounds like from this blog post, that the first four chapters (as you mention) are a solid, basic explanation of textual criticism. It's the last three chapters are controversial.
Oct
18
comment Did Jesus sweat blood?
Looking at his life timeline, it looks like that book came out of Bart Ehrman's agnosticism rather than his PhD and MDiv studies. It makes me question the source. Still, +1 for the fuller mention of the question of authenticity of this passage. (even though it doesn't answer the question) ;)
Oct
18
comment What is an anagogical interpretation and when should it be considered?
Not so sure that the Catholic Catechism belongs here? Voice your concerns! This is still an open topic.
Oct
18
comment What is the “fourfold sense of Scripture”?
@PatrickSzalapski You might look into this question regarding the anagogical sense for more info about that.
Oct
17
comment Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
@JackDouglas I'd say that the imagery is probably connected, but not necessarily the meaning. However, some would say that Ezekiel 47 and John 7:38 are intimately connected.
Oct
15
comment To whom was Isaiah referring in Isaiah 53?
Hey, Flimzy! Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics!