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Apr
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revised How could Moses have written the first five books of the Bible?
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Dec
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accepted To whom was Isaiah referring in Isaiah 53?
Dec
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comment To whom was Isaiah referring in Isaiah 53?
@BrianWeigand: What I would accept as an answer is something to indicate that Issiah believed the Messiah wouldl perform the actions in your quote. Traditional Jewish belief usually consisted of a coming prophet and a Messiah, and in some traditions, a third king. Christianity of course believes all three roles were fulfilled in Christ, but that's not the interpretation of many Jews. If you have evidence that Issiah's view was more in line with that of modern Christians than that of the Jews, that would be a perfect answer. But what you have now just reiterates the same question I asked.
Dec
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comment To whom was Isaiah referring in Isaiah 53?
@BrianWeigand: Of course, you're right. but they also weren't looking specifically for forgiveness of sins. That was a problem the already viewed as "solved" through the sacrificial system.
Dec
18
comment To whom was Isaiah referring in Isaiah 53?
If you can provide evidence that Issiah thought the Messiah would fit this description, that would answer the question. In fact, that IS the question, which you have succeeded in simply re-stating, rather than answering. Issiah clearly describes someone who will die for sins--did he think that person would be the Messiah?
Dec
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comment To whom was Isaiah referring in Isaiah 53?
@BrianWeigand: Because the Jews were expecting a Messiah to liberate them from Roman oppression--not to "save them from their sins."
Dec
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comment To whom was Isaiah referring in Isaiah 53?
This doesn't sound like a description of the Messiah to me. At least not as the Jews of Isaiah's time would have understood the concept.
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Oct
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comment What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12?
@Reluctant_Linux_User: The people who take debt in that sense don't believe that God will forgive that debt to us :)
Oct
17
comment What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12?
Context always matters when translating (Biblical texts or otherwise). Even if the word does mean literally "debt", it clearly can't mean simply that in that context, as we owe no monetary debt to God. So obviously some other sort of meaning (whether implicit in the word, or only in the contextual use of that word in a metaphorical sense) is necessary.
Oct
17
comment What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12?
I'm not sure what kind of answer you're hoping for. The obvious answer would be "Because that use of ὀφειλήματα doesn't have a single, obvious direct translation into English." Asking for doctrinal considerations is a very broad question. If you were to ask about a specific translation, or a comparison of two specific ones, that might make it more focused, but I'm still not sure if that's what you're getting at. Are you asking what the word means? What the correct translation would be?
Aug
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revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
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comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
I don't take issue with the content of your answer, only with your opening sentence that Assuming a literal reading of the text (which is what I hold to as a hermeneutic) ... And now your explanation (which is nothing new to me) also contradicts that. Perhaps you have just erred in over-simplifying your view of what a "hermaneutic" is, and that's what's bugging me... Any way, carry on.
Aug
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comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
+1 for "No, the Bible does not lead us to, or even want us to, draw a dogmatic conclusion..."
Aug
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comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Re point #1, Jesus was born to die; but that doesn't imply he was born as an adult. Purpose does not imply maturity. Also, an adult could not name all the animals, either. (In fact, all the adults in all of history have not been able to yet name all of the animals... but I digress...)