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comment Is there any research that challenges the standard definition of 'προορίζω' (predestine)?
Please, forgive my ignorance, but I am honestly confused. You mean the book I have titled, "Enhanced Strong's Lexicon" is not in fact, a lexicon? Here is the product link:logos.com/product/181/enhanced-strongs-lexicon
comment Do any Hermeneutical approaches have a specific meaning for the number 11?
Can you cite a source that lays out those numerological characterizations? I don't see a strong scholastic foundation for this answer. I'm not necessarily saying you are wrong, there are just no sources cited.
comment Justify (δικαιόω) in James 2:24, Romans 3:28
Great question!
comment Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
@Richard I agree with the logic of your statement on the command nature of the phrase.
comment What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
Yes, to a point. From my point of view, many theologians pack some subjectivity inappropriately into their hermeneutic work, but yes your comment is correct (to my level of understanding).
comment Whose meaning are we trying to find?
The implication here is that the human author's intent is God's intent. Meaning, the act of writing Scripture was divinely inspired through a sovereign God who led the authors to write what he wanted them to. Of course, as Paul was writing to the Romans for example he had a meaning that he was trying to convey to that church. This view holds that the meaning he was communicating to them is the divinely inspired meaning that God wanted in Scripture.
comment Why was Barabbas in prison?
I would put it this way: these passages do not conflict directly. One can be a robber and a murderer. The authors simply choose to describe the man with different attributes, but they don't (seem to) claim to be exhaustive.