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Oct
24
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
Lots of questions there!
Oct
24
comment How did the Greek “charis” come to imply “favor?”
Hmm... not my best work. :\
Oct
21
comment What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
Welcome to BiblicalHermeneutics.SE! Interesting first question. +1
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 misusing 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
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
13
comment What is “Midrash” and how does it relate to Christian principles of hermeneutics?
Text added by an anonymous user (Should be a comment, not part of the question): There’s an excellent article on that subject at etsjets.org/files/JETS-PDFs/51/51-2/… Martin Pickup, “New Testament Interpretation of the Old Testament: The Theological Rationale of Midrashic Exegesis.” JETS 51/2 (June 2008) 353–81.
Oct
13
comment Is the rich man in James 1:10 a brother?
That's actually off topic and should be asked in a new question or in chat. So, I posted it as a new question..
Oct
13
comment Is the rich man in James 1:10 a brother?
No, I consistently translate it as "brother". But brother has many definitions. "fellow man" or "countryman" is just as valid an interpretation of "brother" as "believer" is. It's all about context, my brother.